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Caribbean Airlines Flight Disruptions Leave Hundreds Of Travellers Stranded

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Disruptions in Caribbean Airlines flights left hundreds of travellers in the region and overseas stranded.

The airline issued a statement blaming Sunday’s disruptions on ‘cockpit crew constraints’.

Jamaica Gleaner quoted the airline as negotiating with the Trinidad and Tobago Airline Pilots Association over an agreement for 2015-2018.

According to the online publication, Caribbean Airlines said pilots called in sick approximately three hours before flight departures.

Guyana’s Stabroek News reported that the carrier announced it had chartered aircraft to move passengers from Miami and Fort Lauderdale to Trinidad Sunday night.

Those chartered flights were expected to ferry passengers from Trinidad to Miami on Monday.

On its official website, Caribbean Airlines describes itself as an authentic Caribbean airline providing a genuine Caribbean experience on all its services.

The carrier operates more than 600 weekly flights to destinations in the Caribbean, North, and South America.

The flight disruptions the airline experienced came amid regional concerns regarding the challenges facing regional travel.

The concerns followed reports of InterCaribbean Airways flight delays, cancellations, and a failure to compensate affected Antigua, Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Guyana travellers.

Recently, the Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA), Noorani Azeez, lamented that delays do nothing good for the tourism industry and business travellers.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. lol first was liat now this? i suspect its the same old crew that was working for liat that is now with this new flight and they doing their same old bad manners

  2. It is time the Caribbean governments, NGO’s and other stakeholders invest in SEA FERRY scheduled transportation within the region. This should’ve been implemented from the time LIAT started playing “bekalo” with passengers, and when Air Jamaica, and Guyana Airways failed. At this stage – it is not too late.

  3. The more things change the more they remain the same. Why is it so expensive to travel between the Islands. We talk about CARICOM and OECS and looks like this Airlines are about money making in the caribbean.

  4. It is very sad that caribbean and people from the US virgin islands are being held hostage form traveling to the islands. It is so sad that we have to pay exsobitant fees to fly. One and two hour flights, hindering travel within the caribbean diaspora. Shame on the leaders of the caribbean for failing to come together in support of each other’s economy. We can fix this situation. We will all gain if it is fixed.

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