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Jetair Launches Curaçao-Dominican Republic Flights

 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 to Keep Blocking Middle Seats Through April

 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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More Airlines Relaunch Flights to Saint Lucia

 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 …

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 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, …

St Thomas Spirit flights

 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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 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 …