aviation

JetBlue Names New CEO

 Above: a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue Airways has named a new Chief Executive Officer. The company announced Friday that Robin Hayes, the company’s current president, would succeed current CEO Dave Barger beginning Feb. 16, 2015. Barger …

The Caribbean’s Air Tax Problem

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — On a recent visit to Liat.com, a ticket from Antigua to neighbouring St Kitts cost $108.00. With taxes and fees, however, the price jumped almost 70 percent — an …

LIAT’s New Caribbean Destination

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is launching flights to Haiti, the company announced this week. The new service to Haiti’s, capital, Port-au-Prince, will launch on Dec. 5. The flights will operate every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday …

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 Above: American Airlines planes in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Orbitz announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with American Airlines to continue offering both US Airways and American Airlines fares on its sites following an …

 Above: an Avianca plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia-based regional carrier Avianca reported operating revenue of $49.8 million in the second quarter, the company announced in a release. That represented a growth in the company’s operational margin from 3.2 …

 By David EvansOp-Ed Contributor BOTH THE history and the current reality of Caribbean aviation can be characterised by a consistent failure over the last 50 years to provide an efficient  air transportation system that meets the needs of the 40 …

 By Julio OrozcoOp-Ed Contributor The importance of ‘Accessibility’ particularly Air Access and its relationship to the viability of the Regional Tourism Industry cannot be over stated. The tourism industry is heavily reliant on air transport for tourists/visitors for business and leisure …

 Above: a Copa Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Copa Airlines has begun twice-weekly direct flights between Panama and Georgetown, Guyana, the carrier announced. The service, which launched last month, makes Guyana the carrier’s 30th destination in South America. …

 Above: Willemstad, Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell JetBlue’s Caribbean push shows no signs of slowing down. The New York City-based carrier announced Wednesday that it would be launching service to another new Caribbean destination, beginning service from New York …

 Above: an Air Canada flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is launching service to Panama City, Panama, the carrier announced. The new thrice-weekly service will launch Dec. 17, 2014. Air Canada will become the only Canadian carrier operating …

 Above: a Delta plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of JetBlue, Delta is ramping up a Caribbean expansion of its own. The Atlanta-based carrier will be adding three new routes to the Caribbean, including a pair to …

 Above: a VI Airlink plane By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a new way to get from Antigua to the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board announced this week that VI Airlink would be launching new …

 Above: Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Jamaica is planning to spend $22 million USD over the next two years on aviation safety and security, according to Leroy Lindsay, director general of …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier BVI Airways has been sold to an undisclosed New York-based merchant bank, the company announced Thursday. The company has also named longtime aviation executive Jerry Willoughby its …

 Above: a Haiti Aviation plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Startup air carrier Haiti Aviation has suspended its flights “until further notice,” the company said in a statement on Friday. The North Miami-based company said it had had to deal …

 Above: Tradewind at Nevis airport By the Caribbean Journal staff The inaugural Tradewind Aviation flight from San Juan to Nevis touched down at Vance W Amory International Airport on Saturday. The San Juan-Nevis route is the newest for Tradewind Aviation, …

 CARIBBEAN air carrier LIAT’s recent struggles have been widely publicized. It’s even been suggested that the company merge with another regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines. Some have even said that Venezuela could throw its hat in the ring. (There are 11 …

 Above: Canadian Ambassador Robert Ready and Bahamian Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell met with new Canadian Ambassador Robert Ready in Nassau Friday to accept the latter’s credentials. The two sides discussed …