Caribbean Airlines Updated Flight Status Due To TS BRET

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Caribbean Airlines has posted information for affected flights between June 19/20. These include several cancellations and delays between the US (New York and Miami) and Trinidad and Guyana, as well a special service operating from Barbados.

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Source: Caribbean Airlines

One Million Visitors, One Billion Dollars Since 2017 Start

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reports that the island recorded its one-millionth visitor – two Americans on an AA flight from Philadelphia – on June 15th. This  figure represents the largest number of arrivals over a six month period. The tourism sector also earned in excess of US$1.2 billion for the same period.

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Source: Jamaica Information Service

Jamaican Government Working On Easing Travel Under CSME

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has been working with its regional counterparts to resolve some of the problems that frustrate travellers within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

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LIAT Hit By Industrial Action

ST. JOHN’s, Antigua – Pilots at LIAT – a regional airline – have taken industrial action over wage negotiations. As a result, several flights have been cancelled. The Antigua Observer published the following press release earlier today:

LIAT regrets to advise the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA).

In the ongoing negotiations for higher wages, which includes the operation of the ATR aircraft, the pilots have taken action to refuse to fly the ATR 72 aircraft until an agreement is reached.

As a consequence of this action we have not been able to operate flights scheduled with ATR 72 aircraft at this time.

These actions have already resulted in a number of delays to our services an cancellations.

LIAT has issued a Travel Advisory to its passengers and another will follow at 10:30 a.m.

LIAT’s CEO, Julie Reifer-Jones, stated “LIAT apologises for these disruptions to our passengers and their plans and wishes to reiterate its commitment to work with LIALPA to resolve any issues.”

The following flights have been cancelled:

LI 560 from St. Vincent to Barbados

LI 300 from Barbados to Tortola

LI 301 from Tortola to Barbados

LI 512 from Antigua/St. Kitts/Tortola

We strongly advise our passengers to contact LIAT’s Call Centre for rebooking or advice on travel.

Reservations

1-888-844-LIAT (5428) Toll Free from most destinations within the Caribbean

Region

1-866 549-5428 Calling from The United States

480 5582 for customers calling from Antigua

Call Antigua 1-268-480-5601/2 from Other Countries

1-246 434 5428 from Barbados

Source: Antigua Observer

 

British Airways Flights Resume from Tuesday

British Airways said that full service will resume from Tuesday (May 30). This follows the cancellation of all flights on May 27 as a result of an I.T. systems crash. The crash was blamed on a power supply issue.

Our IT systems are now back up and running and we will be operating a full flight schedule at Heathrow and Gatwick

These cancellations would have negatively affected the businesses of several Caribbean islands that British Airways flies into.

Source: British Airways, The Register