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Caribbean Airlines Is Upgrading Its Fleet

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is planning a major upgrade of its fleet, with plans to add new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets. The Trinidad-based airline will add 12 new MAX airplanes in the coming years, according to …

Copa Is Officially Coming to Barbados

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Copa Airlines has confirmed its plans to launch new flights from Panama to Barbados. The new flights, which will launch July 17, will operate twice weekly between the two destinations. “Copa Airlines is proud to …

KLM Launches Costa Rica Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has officially launched a new direct service between Amsterdam and San Jose, Costa Rica. KLM is operating the flights twice weekly throughout the winter season, with a third weekly service to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the island of Anguilla has announced new plans that would significantly expand its existing airport. The plan unveiled by Anguilla Chief Minister Victor Banks would expand the airport’s runway …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing Haiti-based airline Sunrise Airways has continued its fleet expansion with a new Boeing 737. The 168-seat aircraft is being acquired through a wet lease agreement with Czech Republic-based Travel Service. Sunrise will deploy the …

 Southwest Airlines has officially taken delivery of its newest aircraft: its first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, planning to take delivery of eight more MAX planes in …

 Fast-growing Panama-based carrier Copa Holdings has announced an order for 15 new Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft. The company will be the first airline in Latin America to operate what is the newest addition to Boeing’s MAX portfolio. “Due to …

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 Global aerospace power Boeing has named a new top executive for sales and marketing. The carrier has appointed Ihssane Mounir as its new vice president of sales and marketing for commercial airplanes, succeeding John Wojick, who is retiring after 36 …

 United is planning a major fleet expansion. The carrier announced that it had made an order to purchase 25 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The new planes come in addition to a previously-announced order of 40 737-700s. The company said it …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet’s traffic is on the rise, according to the company’s latest figures. The company reported a 7.8 percent increase in revenue passenger miles in September compared to the same month in 2014, along with a …

 A big step for the Canadian carrier By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet has taken delivery of the first of four new Boeing 767-300 extended range aircraft, the company announced. The new planes will allow the airline to begin serving …

 Above: a Delta 737 plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta is adding 60 new planes, following an aircraft acquisition deal with Boeing. The company has approved a tentative agreement for 20 Embraer E190 aircraft and 40 new 737-900ERs. The …

 Above: a Boeing 737 MAX By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean Basin’s leading carriers is getting bigger. Panama-based Copa Airlines recently agreed with Boeing on the purchase of 61 new 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft. The …

 Above: an Eastern Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff A legendary aviation brand is back. Eastern Airlines, once a global brand and the pride of Miami’s airport, has returned with a new look and new management after more than …

 Above: the Boeing 777X (Photo: Boeing) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing still looking for a place to build its planned 777X aircraft, and Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi is urging the island’s Governor to submit …

 Above: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (Photo: GINA) The government of Guyana has announced the approval of a $138 million agreement with the state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company for the design and construction of an expansion at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines Chairman George Nicholas has led a team of senior airline officials to Guyana after a flight from Trinidad crashed on the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Flight BW 523, a Boeing 737-800, …