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Two Major Low-Cost Airlines to Merge 

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The two fastest-growing airlines in the Caribbean are merging.  Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines have agreed to a definitive merge agreement under which the two airlines will combine.  “We worked jointly with the Board of Directors and senior management team […]


Caribbean Airlines Is Launching New York-Barbados Flights

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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 […]


Jetair Launches Curaçao-Dominican Republic Flights

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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 […]


Delta to Keep Blocking Middle Seats Through April

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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 […]

More Airlines Relaunch Flights to Saint Lucia

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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 […]

Caribbean Airlines Expands in the Eastern Caribbean

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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 […]


Traveling to the US Virgin Islands, Explained

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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 […]

Delta, LATAM Sign "Trans-American Joint Venture"

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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 […]

Frontier Airlines to Implement Temperature Checks for Passengers

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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 […]


Caribbean Airlines: Social Distancing “In Place”

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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 […]

American Airlines Will Require Flyers to Wear Face Coverings

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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 […]

The Outlook for the Hotel Business in the Dominican Republic

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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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