Caribbean Airlines to increase frequency between Trinidad & Tobago
Caribbean Airlines will operate 24 daily flights between Trinidad and Tobago come April 2. The airline says this is to meet the demand for Easter and beyond.
The announcement comes mere days after Minister in the Ministry of Finance Brian Manning told Guardian Media that Cabinet would be meeting to discuss the possibility of increasing capacity on the airbridge. He made the comment in response to calls from Tobago Business Chamber president Martin George for Government to consider an increase in flights on the domestic airbridge.
Responding to the change, Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Farley Augustine expressed his pleasure on his Facebook page on Wednesday saying “we needed this.”
“I reached out to the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Sunday evening seeking his intervention as head of Cabinet with getting Caribbean Airlines operations back to normalcy in time for the Easter vacation. He assured me then that he was already working on it. Today I am happy for this announcement by CAL as it means we can increase our domestic tourist intake and international visitors are more likely to get connections to Tobago. Thank you.” he said.
The airline currently operates 16 daily flights between the islands using ATR 72-600 aircraft. Each aircraft seats 68 economy class passengers. Travel safety protocols remain in place, including the use of face masks during check-in, while boarding, and for the duration of the flight.
By: Brent Pinheiro & Rishard Khan