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Caribbean Airlines Adding New Nonstop Flights to Kingston, Jamaica

 Caribbean Airlines is adding a new nonstop route to Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Trinidad-based carrier is launching a new nonstop route between Orlando, Fla. and Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport in July.  The new route, which kicks …

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Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier Swoop Has a New President 

 Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop has a new president.  The company, which is part of the WestJet Group, has announced the appointment of Bob Cummings to the role, which took effect on Monday.  “I am delighted to welcome Bob back to …

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New Caribbean Airline Launches in the Dominican Republic 

 A new Caribbean airline has launched in the Dominican Republic, with plans for its first flights this spring.  It’s called Arajet, and it’s being billed as the “first ultra-low-cost airline in the Caribbean region.” The company is a full-fledged relaunch …

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 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet has a new chief executive officer.  Alexis von Hoensbroech has officially taken over the role at the company, which has a broad Caribbean network.  “It is my pleasure to officially welcome Alexis to the WestJet Group …

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 Trinidad-based regional airline Caribbean Airlines is set to launch a major new route next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier will be launching new nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Barbados.  The new route …

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 Curaçao-based airline startup Jetair has launched its third route in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier kicked off its new flights between Curaçao and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic this week, with one weekly flight on Sundays between the …

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 Delta Air Lines will continue to block middle seats through at least April 30, the carrier said this week.  That means Delta will remain the only carrier still blocking middle seats amid the pandemic.  Delta will also continue to limit …

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 Saint Lucia has gotten a major boost with the relaunch of four international flight routes to the island, Caribbean Journal has learned. That includes the return of United Airlines’ flights from Newark; JetBlue from Boston; a second American Airlines flight …

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 Caribbean Airlines has expanded its network in the Eastern Caribbean. The Port-of-Spain-based airline has launched new flights from Barbados to both St Vincent and Grenada.  It’s part of what the company is calling its “strategic plan,” following its acquisition of …

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 This new age of travel means visitors have new questions as they plan their trips.  What is the flying experience like? How have hotels changed? How can I ensure that I feel safe? How is the on-island experience different? To …

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 Delta Air Lines and LATAM have signed a “trans-American Joint Venture Agreement,” the two sides said Thursday.  The move will combine the two carriers’ route networks between North and South America.  “Late last year, we set out to build the …

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 Frontier Airlines said it would begin implementing temperature screenings for all passengers and team members beginning June 1.  The checks will be performed prior to boarding flights; anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be denied …

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 Trinidad-based airline Caribbean Airlines says it putting a major focus on social distancing and sanitization.  The carrier, which is still running service within Trinidad and Tobago, said social distancing practices were “in place” on its domestic operations.  Once international service …

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 Continuing a new trend in the aviation industry, American Airlines has announced that it will be requiring all flyers to wear face coverings or masks on their flights.  The move will take effect on May 11, according to a statement …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Lucien Echavarria, Northeast director of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, is both optimistic and cautious when predicting just how and when her country’s hotels will reopen to the world following the coronavirus. Echavarria, who …

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 Leading South American carrier LATAM has reduced its operations by 95 percent this month, the company told Caribbean Journal.  The move comes in light of border closures and lower demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.  “Measures will be evaluated on an …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a potentially important move for the wider Caribbean travel industry, Brazil’s Azul and Colombia’s Avianca have signed an interline agreement. The move by the two major Latin American carriers means the companies are now …