In a statement today, the airline said the re-introduction of the flights is part of the airlines phased restart of its commercial operations out of Jamaica.
There will be four flights on Saturdays: Kingston to Antigua, leaving at 9 am; Antigua to Barbados, leaving at 1.35 pm; Barbados to Antigua, leaving at 4.30 pm; and, Antigua to Kingston, leaving at 6.50 pm.
On Sundays, there will be four flight on a similar schedule: Kingston to Antigua, leaving at 9 am; Antigua to Barbados, leaving at 1.35 pm; Barbados to Antigua, leaving at 4.05 pm; and Antigua to Kingston, leaving at 6.25 pm.
Earlier this month, Caribbean Airlines in a media release from CEO Gavin Madera, said " the airline would be resuming international and regional scheduled flights, on a phased basis, out of its Kingston Jamaica hub starting Monday July 6, to cities in the United States and Canada, and between Jamaica and Barbados as it tries to cut its losses due to the curtailment of its operations."
Madera however has not indicated whether Caribbean Airlines will be resuming flights to its north American gateways out of Montego Bay. The airline has discontinued service between the more popular Montego Bay to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale routes, effectively surrendering its grip on Jamaica’s tourism market.
This was immediately filled by US based Delta, Northwest, Southwest, Jet Blue, Spirit and American airlines thus gobbling up Jamaica’s lucrative north coast tourism and local diaspora travel market.
This move demonstrated that CAL is clearly not interested in the region’s multibillion dollar tourism market, leaving the airline with serving only business and diaspora travel within the Region and with major north American cities.
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