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TRINIDAD | Caribbean Airlines getting ready for border reopening

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in Tourism
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — State owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL), says in anticipation of the reopening of borders in Trinidad and Tobago, the airline is putting in place a number of measures aimed at ensuring the adherence to physical distance requirement as well as a strict sanitation regime.

In a statement on Tuesday, the airline said it already had distancing protocols in place for domestic flights that will continue when borders reopen to international flights. In addition,  the airline said physical distancing on flights “will be practised at check-in, on board and other areas once international service resumes.”

CEO of the airline Garvin Medera said CAL's cabins are currently being cleaned with chemicals that “meet the requirements of the World Health Organization, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Centre for Disease Control,” as being effective against the COVID-19 virus.

“We assure you that Caribbean Airlines' aircrafts are sanitised above international standards,” Madera said.

He added that the Boeing 737 jet fleet is “equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that capture 99.97 percent of particles”.

He added that high-contact surfaces such as tray tables, seatbelts and armrests are cleaned before every flight and at every station. Passenger loads will also be limited and crews will “operate in full compliance with the instructions of the Public Health and other authorities in the jurisdictions in which the airline operates”.

The airline said while its Barbados ticket office will reopen on Wednesday May 6, city and airport ticket offices at all other Caribbean Airlines destinations in the United States Canada, the Caribbean and South America will remain closed until further notice.


Last modified onTuesday, 12 May 2020 09:10
  • Countries: Trinidad_Tobago

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