As Caribbean Airlines takes delivery of more 737 MAX 8s (or 737-8s as they like to refer to them as), the airline has officially announced the addition of service to Houston (IAH), Texas. Beginning March 22, 2022, the route is primarily geared for transit between Guyana and Texas, given the additional need for capacity as a result of Guyana’s oil and gas boom.
Caribbean Airlines CEO Garvin Medera said, “We are delighted to offer this new service at a time when Caribbean Airlines is actively resetting expectations for our customers with our new aircraft and various refreshed products to enhance the overall customer experience.
“Caribbean Airlines has been a consistent partner with Guyana and the Guyanese diaspora so it’s only fitting that we mobilize resources to support the expanding commercial activity in Guyana. This new operation will provide direct connectivity between Guyana and Houston, which is the base of many of the largest oil companies in the world. Another plus is that customers also have the option to connect to Port of Spain for business and leisure.”
The new route takes a triangular format between Trinidad, Guyana and Texas, most likely timed to meet the needs of travelers from relevant oil companies (mainly Houston-based ExxonMobil). Workers attached to Trinidad’s oil and gas sector will also benefit from the added service.
The flights are generally geared to those flying between Guyana and Houston as passengers can spend about a week in each destination. Those traveling to Trinidad however may have to consider taking one of the more indirect flights if they want to keep their trip under seven days.
Tickets are already available for purchase, with the first flight headed out on March 22, 2022. Caribbean Airlines will operate of Terminal D, home to other international airlines such as Qatar, Emirates, Air New Zealand, British Airways and many others.
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