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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 money. Shareholders have been in negotiations for over three months over the future of the airline. All scheduled flights are still running to all of LIAT's 15 destinations. LIAT CEO,…

Logo Lineage Part 3: Rebranding to Stand Out

For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: ALM Antillean Airlines

ALM Antillean Airlines was founded on Aug. 1, 1964, as a division of the Dutch national carrier KLM. The Netherland Antilles were a constituent country under the Kingdom of the Netherlands and consisted of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius. The islands were separated by the large…

The Cost of Connecting the Caribbean: Overextensions, Fruitless Expansions and…

Looking across the U.S., it’s common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their profits.  However, the…

The Cost of Connecting the Caribbean: BWIA West Indies and…

Looking across the U.S., it's common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their profits.  However, the…

Silver Airways’ Makes Official Acquisition of the Caribbean’s Largest Regional…

Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has announced that its purchase of  Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines is now complete. Seaborne, which operates eight 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft and two 15-seat de Havilland Twin Otter seaplanes, will serve as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge in 2019. Silver Airways, which currently…

Air Berlin Announces More Route Cuts, Inches Closer to Demise

Air Berlin announced on Sept. 11, that it would be ending Caribbean flights from the airline's hub is Dusseldorf, Germany on Sept. 25. This announcement comes just days after the airline announced it would cancel a number of individual long-haul flights from its hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf. Routes that…

It Takes Two to Tango: Aviation in the Netherlands Antilles

Since the 1990s, there has been a significant expansion in tourism of the Netherlands Antilles islands in the Caribbean, specifically Curacao and Aruba in the Southern Caribbean. Given the islands' increasing popularity, a unique scenario has continued to occur as two airlines have continued to battle for domination in this…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Caribbean Star/Caribbean Sun

With British West Indies Airways removing its island hopping service in the 1990s, new carriers started to pop up. One of these new carriers was the Antigua and Barbuda based Caribbean Star Airlines. The carrier started operations in the eastern portion of the Caribbean in June 2000 with the use…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: British West Indies Airways

Prior to Caribbean Airlines's dominance of the Caribbean market in recent years, another Trinidad and Tobago carrier used to own the title of being one of the biggest island fliers. Its name was British West Indian Airways, or BWIA for short. BWIA dates back to 1939, when New Zealander and…