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Jamaica Secures 60,000 New Airline Seats

 More flights to the island By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY – Jamaica’s set for a major airlift boost this tourist season. The island has secured more than 60,000 new airline seats, according to Tourism Director Paul Pennicook. The director announced …

Avianca’s New 787 Dreamliner Completes First Madrid Flight

 Above: Avianca’s new 787 By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner has completed its first flight to Madrid, Spain. The carrier, which took delivery of the new plane last year, will initially be operating some of the …

Startup Caribbean Airline BlueSky Eyes New Aircraft Source

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman-based airline startup BlueSky has pushed back its launch date due to the recent demise of European plane lessor Eurolot, it said this week. The company said Eurolot had been contracted to supply the …

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 Above: BlueSky could be the next regional carrier in the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new Caribbean airline in development. It’s called BlueSky Airlines, and it’s based in the Cayman Islands. The plan is to fly to …

 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines will be resuming service from Atlanta to St Croix, the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced. The weekly Saturday flights from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to St …

 Above: a Tortug’Air plane (Photo: Tortug’Air) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti-based airline Tortug’Air has officially launched service between Fort Lauderdale and Cap-Haitien. The Port-au-Prince-based carrier made its inaugural flight from Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. It had been previously only …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean regional air carrier LIAT is undertaking a “wide-ranging review of its commercial activities,” the company said in a release this week. The purpose of the review is to enhance the …

 Above: a LIAT plane By Alexander Britell Caribbean air carrier LIAT has appointed David Evans as its new Chief Executive Officer, the company’s Board of Directors announced Monday. Evans, a native of the United Kingdom, takes over for Julie Reifer-Jones, …

 Above: a Thomas Cook plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Thomas Cook Airlines has officially inaugurated its new non-stop weekly service from Manchester to Antigua. The service, which began last week, will fly from Manchester International Airport to VC Bird …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff High winds in the Eastern Caribbean have led to a number of LIAT flight cancellations in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica, the company said Monday. Acting Chief Executive Officer …

 Above: a new LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Four shareholder governments of Caribbean air carrier LIAT will be receiving a total of $65 million in loans from the Caribbean Development Bank to support the purchase of new aircraft …

 Above: a LIAT plane By Alexander Britell LIAT has issued a response to Sir Richard Branson, a week after the Caribbean airline rose to international notoriety when Branson tweeted a complaint letter about the carrier. The company released a pair …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It started out as a simple complaint letter in a local newspaper in the British Virgin Islands, but it soon went viral. Tennis pro Arthur Hicks, writing in the BVI Beacon newspaper, wrote satirically to …

 REDjet CEO Ian Burns said his company had no plans to bring a lawsuit against Jamaican authorities after its application to operate flights to the island had been delayed. “We’re in business in the Caribbean to work with governments and …