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WestJet Airlines Is Being Sold

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada-based leisure carrier WestJet Airlines is being sold. The company has entered into an agreement that provides for its acquisition by the Onex Corporation, a private equity firm. The transaction value is approximately $5 billion, …

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Spirit Adding New Flights to Colombia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is expanding again in the Caribbean Basin, with another new route to Colombia. The carrier has revealed plans to launch new flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to the city …

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Southwest Resuming Seasonal Daily Caribbean Flights This Winter

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is resuming its seasonal daily Caribbean flights for the upcoming tourist season, the carrier announced this week. The seasonal network will relaunch Nov. 4, 2018. That will include flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International …

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 Southwest Airlines traffic saw continued growth in April, according to the company’s latest data release. The company flew 10.4 billion revenue passenger miles in April, a 4.7 percent increase compared to April 2015, when the carrier flew 9.9 billion revenue …

 The carrier shows growth By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Southwest Airlines reported passenger increases in its fourth quarter and total year preliminary traffic statistics. The airline flew 10 billion revenue passenger miles in December 2015, an increase of 8.6 percent from …

 American Airlines Group had a relatively strong year overall in 2015, with one glaring exception: Latin America and the Caribbean. The region was the airline’s weakest link in 2015, with a 2.8 percent drop in revenue passenger miles to the …

 There’s a new way to get to Antigua. Regional air carrier Seaborne has officially launched service to its newest destination, Antigua. The carrier began its San Juan-Antigua service this week on a 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft. It becomes the fourth …

 Germany has a new gateway to the Caribbean Basin. Copa Airlines and Lufthansa have signed a codeshare agreement for Copa flights to regional destinations, the two companies announced. Copa flights in the current winter schedule from Miami to Panama are …

 Panama-based air carrier Copa Airlines has officially begun service between Panama and Belize. The airline’s first flight from Panama to Belize arrived on Tuesday carrying 92 passengers. Belize becomes Copa’s seventh destination in Central America. “For COPA Airlines this is …

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 Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin recently held a working meeting with officials from Panama-based Copa Airlines. The meeting this week focused on the potential increase of flights between Haiti and Panama and on the proposed creation of tourism packages in …

 Copa Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th airplane, the Panama-based carrier announced. The Boeing 737-800 is being leased from SMBC Aviation Capital. “We are proud to celebrate this historic achievement for our company and for the country – a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is continuing its Caribbean expansion out of its hub at Houston’s Hobby Airport. The carrier launched service between Houston and Montego Bay, Jamaica on Sunday. The Houston-Montego Bay flight departs at 10:35 AM, returning …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines and Brazil-based GOL have announced the signing of a codeshare agreement. The agreement aims to “increase connectivity between Copa Airlines and GOL and facilitate travel to and from Brazil throughout Latin America …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Caribbean Airlines flight from New York to Kingston diverted to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday after experiencing technical difficulties, the company said in a statement. Caribbean Airlines said the flight “diverted to Fort Lauderdale International …

 A new schedule for the Caribbean carrier By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has launched a new schedule in the region, the company announced. The new schedule, which took effect earlier this month, is highlighted by daily service to …

 Expansion in flights By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has increased its flight service between Trinidad and Nassau, the company announced. The Port-of-Spain-Nassau flights will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays as flight BW 414. …

 More carriers restarting service By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional airline Seaborne is relaunching service to storm-ravaged Dominica on Wednesday, the company announced. The daily flights will depart from Dominica each morning at 7 AM, with flights from San Juan …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor United Airlines is the latest major carrier to continue its Caribbean expansion. The carrier announced Thursday that it would begin offering new nonstop services to Grand Cayman out of both Chicago and Washington DC during …