- Caribbean Airlines has announced the restart of flights out of its Jamaica hub from July 6, 2020.
- Initial service begins between Kingston and New York, with additional service being re-added on a phased basis.
- Passengers are also reminded to take note of the new travel safety guidelines set by the airline.
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Following the re-opening of Jamaica’s borders, Trinidad and Tobago carrier Caribbean Airlines has announced that the airline will resume flights out of its Jamaican hub starting July 6, 2020.
In a press release, the company’s CEO Garvin Medera thanked affected passengers for their patience during the airline’s grounding, and announced resumption of services out of Kingston. The airline will initially restart flights between Kingston and New York, and will then expand to Toronto, Canada and Barbados.
The breakdown is as follows.
- Daily flights between Kingston, Jamaica and New York, New York.
- Weekly flights between Kingston, Jamaica and Toronto, Canada on Wednesday starting July 8, 2020. This to be increased to twice weekly with an additional service on a Sunday from July 19, 2020.
- Twice weekly flights between Kingston, Jamaica and Bridgetown, Barbados, on Mondays and Fridays.
The airline is also awaiting approval to resume service between Kingston and Miami, Florida. Further down the line, they expect to restart regional operations with flights out of both Barbados and Antigua to other smaller Caribbean destinations. They are also seeking to add an additional route between New York and Montego Bay.
Tickets are bookable from today (June 29, 2020), but the airline advises that travel dates may be subject to change given the challenging situation with COVID. Unfortunately those looking for flights to Trinidad and Tobago will still have to wait as there is no set border re-opening date just yet.
Like with many other airlines, passengers are advised to take note of the new travel guidelines set by the airline. Passengers will be subjected to new norms such as body temperature scans, and will be required to wear face masks on entry at the airport. Travelers should also arrive 4 hours before departure for international flights to allow for the execution of new safety practices on top of regular check in procedures.
Passengers should also walk with their own snacks as the airline has temporarily suspended its complimentary meal and buy-on-board services. Bottled water will be provided during the boarding process.
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