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Caribbean Carriers Split Between Profits and Bailouts

As the airline industry continues to find its footing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Caribbean carriers have sent mixed messages over which moves are to be made. Some airlines are chasing potential markets while others are looking for more government assistance as each island takes its own approach to handle the global crisis. On the island of Barbados, the government welcomed the start of operations for interCaribbean Airways on the island, Caribbean Journal reports. The small island-hopping airline announced that it…

LIAT Facing Liquidation and Restructuring

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda announced over the weekend that the regional carrier LIAT Ltd. Airlines will likely face liquidation in 2020. In an interview with a local Antiguan radio station, Prime Minister Gaston Browne shared that there will be a meeting of all LIAT shareholders in the…

Caribbean Airline LIAT to Continue Flying Despite Reports

Caribbean regional airline, LIAT, has insisted that it will continue operations, despite local media reports that the airline is on the verge of collapse. The airline’s CEO has rebuffed claims from media in one of the carrier's home countries of Barbados, that the airline was about to run out of…

Jamaica Sees Big Increase in Summer Flights

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is set to welcome more travellers this summer as 8.4 percent more air seats are bound for the destination, over 1.4 million in total. United States Jamaica’s primary source market — the United States — has been the source of the most growth with over…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Sixth New Route for 2017: London Heathrow…

Virgin Atlantic has announced that they will be adding an additional new route for their 2017 scheduled service portfolio, becoming the only operator to fly between London-Heathrow and Barbados. The flight will become the newest addition to the airline's Winter 2017 schedule and will operate twice weekly from Heathrow on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The…