• Joe Breitfeller

Caribbean Airlines Announces Eastern Caribbean Expansion With Service From Barbados

Caribbean Airlines announced on Tuesday an expansion of their Eastern Caribbean service from Barbados starting July 22, 2020. The carrier will initially operate routes between Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as well as Grenada.


Caribbean Airlines ATR 72-600 Fuselage Closeup - Courtesy ATR

Yesterday (July 21, 2020), Caribbean Airlines announced that, subject to regulatory approval, the carrier would expand their Eastern Caribbean offer from July 22, 2020, with service between Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as well as Grenada. As part of the airline’s expansion plan, Caribbean Airlines acquired additional aircraft and hired more pilots and cabin crew members earlier this year. The carrier plans on launching additional routes as travel restrictions are eased and regulatory approvals are received. In Tuesday’s announcement, Caribbean Airlines’ CEO, Garvin Medera said,


“Transport is a main pillar of Caribbean States, where it provides the space for the facilitation of trade, investment and the movement of people. Regionally and internationally, there is a lot to restart, and subject to regulatory approvals, Caribbean Airlines is resuming our 2020 plans to expand routes in the Eastern Caribbean. This will begin from Barbados, as its borders are now open to commercial services. For us, improving connectivity is a strategy that has been in the making and we have carefully planned for this expansion, using data and other research to guide our decisions.”


Caribbean Airlines Resumes Service From Barbados to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada - Courtesy Caribbean Airlines

Prior to the pandemic, Caribbean Airlines operated over 600 weekly flights to destinations in the Caribbean, North America and South America. The carrier promises an authentic Caribbean experience both on the ground and in the air. Caribbean Airlines operates a fleet of Boeing 737-800 and ATR72-600s and is jointly owned by the people of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica. The company is headquartered in Trinidad & Tobago and operates a base in Jamaica. The airline employs over 1,600 people and is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and recognized as an IATA Operational Safety Audit qualified carrier. Additionally, Caribbean Airlines is a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 145 repair station.


Source: Caribbean Airlines

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