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A Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 departing. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurty)

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

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 Caribbean poses a different issue, with many local carriers hanging onto years worth of unpaid debt to keep the island connected to the world. This series dives into the carriers…