A media release from the airline’s CEO Gavin Madera, says “initially, we will be providing the following services:
- Daily flights between Kingston, Jamaica and New York, NY.
- Weekly flights between Kingston, Jamaica and Toronto, Canada on Wednesday starting July 8. This to be increased to twice weekly with an additional service on a Sunday from July 19.
- Twice weekly flights between Kingston, Jamaica and Bridgetown, Barbados, on Monday and Friday.
Pending approvals, the airline plans to reintroduce daily flights from Kingston to Miami, Florida, shortly after these initial services.
Caribbean Airlines had discontinued service between the more popular Montego Bay to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale routes, effectively surrendering its grip on Jamaica’s tourism market.
This was immediately filled by US based Delta, Northwest, Southwest, Jet Blue, Spirit and American airlines thus gobbling up Jamaica’s lucrative north coast tourism and local diaspora travel market.
This move demonstrated that CAL is clearly not interested in the region’s multibillion dollar tourism market, leaving the airline with serving only business and diaspora travel within the Region and with major north American cities.
Madera noted that “later in July, the airline plans to reopen its network from Antigua and Barbados to regional destinations; as well an additional service to New York out of Montego Bay.”
“As countries within our region slowly begin to open their borders, we look forward to expanding our schedule further. At present, Trinidad and Tobago is still closed to routine international travel, but we hope to resume normal services soon,” Madera says.
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