Saturday, December 17, 2011

Caribbean Airlines begins flying Guyana-Barbados route

Caribbean Airlines has commenced flying out of Guyana to Barbados, a release to the media on Friday stated.

CAL received approval from the Barbados Civil Aviation Authority (BCA) recently after submitting three requests to the BCA seeking licences to operate services out of Barbados to two regional and a South American destination currently serviced by the airline.

“Caribbean Airlines is happy to have started service on December 16, 2011, non-stop from Guyana and Barbados, three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays .These flights facilitate day trips, with the first flight departing Guyana at 8:00 am, returning non-stop out of Barbados at 7:30 pm.”

The route offers customers more options to fly within the region at “the best price”. According to CAL, fares start from as low as US$90 one-way, inclusive of taxes. “There is added value in our product, as we continue to provide a reliable, flexible and a robust operation. Customers are entitled to benefits, including frequent flyer miles and in-flight entertainment and two complimentary bags at 50 lbs each for the launch of this service,” the release added.

That aside, students and senior citizens can get up to a 10 per cent discount. CAL serves 18 markets in the Caribbean, South America and North America, including routes operated by the Air Jamaica brand.

CAL’s acting CEO Robert Corbie said, “The introduction of direct regional services into and out of Guyana solidifies our commitment to offering our customers better connectivity and more travel options within the Caribbean. Caribbean Airlines continues to introduce the latest in turboprop technology to regional aviation, as the ATR -600 series aircraft are optimally suited for short-haul routes, and will reflect a reduction in fuel consumption and operating costs. Our 737 fleet will also operate the direct services between Guyana and Barbados.”

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