Caribbean Airlines to resume flights out of Jamaica

Caribbean Airlines to resume flights out of Jamaica

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  — The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says it will resume its regional and international operations from July 6 on a phased basis out of its hub in Jamaica. The airline, like many others worldwide, was grounded as countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has […]

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated, says Antigua Prime Minister

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated,  says Antigua Prime Minister

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has announced plans to liquidate the regional carrier, LIAT. Browne, made the announcement on Saturday said a new entity will be formed and a meeting of all shareholders will be held shortly to discuss the matter. “COVID would have actually, let’s say increased […]

Caribbean will have a different tourism product after the COVID-19 outbreak

Caribbean will have a different tourism product  after the COVID-19 outbreak

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The acting Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Neil Walters, says tourism in the Caribbean and the rest of the world will be considerably different as countries begin to reopen their borders to international traffic following the forced closures occasioned by the onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Walters […]

LIAT flights suspended until June 30

LIAT flights suspended until June 30

ST JOHN’S , Antigua – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, said on Friday that it would continue to suspend commercial passenger services until June 30 due to the continued impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. LIAT, whose main shareholders are the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada and St Vincent and the […]

Jamaica open to international travel from June 15

Jamaica open to international travel from June 15

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – The Jamaica government is to reopen the country’s ports for entry for the repatriation of Jamaicans on Monday and to international travellers on June 15. The announcement was made to tourism stakeholders in a letter signed by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. This came as Jamaicans headed back to work on Monday […]

IATA tells Caribbean governments to cut passenger taxes on air travel to compete

IATA tells Caribbean governments to cut passenger taxes on air travel to compete

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Describing travel as being in a “free fall” and the airline industry as being “bare bones” due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), the trade association for the world’s airlines is advising Caribbean governments to cut passenger taxes if they wish to be competitive when service is restored. Peter Cerda, the regional […]

Antigua to welcome international passengers in June

Antigua to welcome international passengers in June

ST.JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua and Barbuda says it will welcome its first international flight on June 4, since the island shut its borders, as part of the efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tourism Minister, Charles Fernandez, speaking during a virtual meeting on “Reopening Antigua and Barbuda For Tourism” on Monday, […]