Caribbean Airlines has announced the re-start of nonstop service between Tobago and New York (JFK) on May 5.
FLIGHT SCHEDULE BETWEEN TRINIDAD/TOBAGO &
NEW YORK EFFECTIVE MAY 05
Caribbean Airlines was established on September 27, 2006, and commenced operations on January 1, 2007.
Caribbean Airlines operates flights to 22 destinations in the Caribbean and North and South America out of its hubs in Piarco, Trinidad and Kingston, Jamaica.
The airline continues to improve connectivity in the Caribbean region and is expanding in the Eastern Caribbean with services from Barbados to Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia with other destinations to be added.
The airline’s fleet is comprised of Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, Boeing 737-800NG and ATR 72-600 aircraft.
Top Copyright Photo: Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 9Y-GUY (msn 43319) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957318.
Caribbean Airlines put its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 into service on January 15, 2022.
The inaugural flight was operated between Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Kingston, Jamaica.
The aircraft, 9Y-CAL, was delivered on November 17, 2021.
Caribbean Airlines’ CEO, Garvin Medera, said this on the special flight:
“The introduction of this new aircraft into service, represents Caribbean Airlines’ initiative to ‘REset Expectations’ for 2022. The 737-8 is the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world and it brings a range of benefits for Caribbean Airlines, our customers, and the environment. Fuel and maintenance costs are lower, each plane has 10 more seats than its predecessor with a total of 160 seats and the aircraft offers state-of-the-art technology and an upgraded level of comfort in both the business class and economy cabin, including in seat power for mobile devices, a new sky interior, sleek modern seats and much more.”
“We’re really excited about the plans and improvements for the coming year, all done with you in mind. Be sure to stay informed via our social media channels and follow us on #REcalibrate as we REset Expectations in 2022.”
Caribbean Airlines has introduced a new livery as seen on ATR 72 9Y-TTI:
Caribbean Airlines Is Changing, Evolving
Over recent years we’ve introduced many new products and service enhancements. We are now focusing on another area of potential evolution – our brand image and brand identity.
When Caribbean Airlines started operations in January 2007, the aim was to embody the warmth of the Caribbean, and to reflect that warmth in our livery and our professional service.
This has served us well for 13 years.
Our Corporate brand has now evolved!
In March 2020, we revealed a new brand identity as well as new livery for our aircraft.
This is a brand refresh, which means we have taken what we already have a few steps further; an exciting makeover, not a new start.
Our refreshed branding has a more modern feel. It is bolder, more distinct, and more vibrant, while retaining the emotional connection of the original branding to that essential warmth of the Caribbean region.
Welcome To The New Era
The new logo retains the iconic hummingbird while infusing fluid lines and brighter hues to embody the spirit of flight, the vibrancy of our culture and connectivity within the region.
The new look represents the rich history and culture of the region and reflects the optimism and energy that have permeated all aspects of our operations.
Our New ATR Aircraft Livery
Our new livery celebrates the energy and vibrancy of the region.
Each time you see the word Caribbean we want you to think about your airline and the pride and joy we have in serving you.
Bringing Our Brands Under The Canopy Of The Caribbean
As part of the new brand identity, we have also standardised the name of all our products and services which will now be prefaced by the word “Caribbean”.
Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has made this announcement:
Air Lease Corporation has announced long-term lease agreements with Caribbean Airlines for four new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, scheduled to deliver to the airline starting in the fourth quarter of 2019 through 2020.
These four new aircraft will join two Boeing 737-800s (below) currently on lease to Caribbean Airlines from ALC.
Boeing and Caribbean Airlines have announced the airline has chosen to enhance and renew its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX 8. The carrier, which has long operated the Next-Generation 737, will take delivery of 12 MAX airplanes in the coming years.
The airline commemorated the selection of the MAX during a ceremony featuring national dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honorable Keith Rowley, and Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Garvin Medera.
The new MAX aircraft will replace the existing Boeing 737-800 fleet. (below).
The 737 MAX 8 – part of a fuel-efficient family of airplanes – will seat up to 160 passengers in Caribbean Airlines’ three-class configuration featuring the “Caribbean Plus” Cabin, and provide more than 500 nautical miles more range than the existing aircraft.
The airplane incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, and other airframe enhancements to improve performance and reduce operating costs. Caribbean Airlines projects the MAX 8 will provide up to 16 percent fuel savings compared to its current fleet.
In addition to flying Boeing airplanes, Caribbean Airlines also uses Boeing’s services to optimize its operations. The carrier participates in the Fuel Dashboard Program, for example, which allows operators to look across their fleet and identify fuel savings. Caribbean also uses Boeing’s consumable and expendable material services to ensure it has the parts it needs when it needs it.
The 737 MAX family is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating about 4,800 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide. Boeing has delivered more than 200 737 MAX airplanes since May 2017.
Caribbean Airlines (Port of Spain) will operate the last Boeing 767-300 revenue flight on the London (Gatwick) – Port of Spain route on January 10, 2016 per Airline Route. The airline is getting out of the long-haul business.
The company will also retire its two Boeing 767-300 ERs when the route is ended.
Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-316 ER 9Y-LGW (msn 26327) departs from London (Gatwick).
Caribbean Airlines aircraft slide show:
Airline Aircraft Type “Endangered Species List” (constantly updated):
JetBlue Airways (New York) flight 1295 from New York (JFK) to Austin, Texas with an Airbus A320 was ordered by FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) to avoid its takeoff on runway 22 at JFK International Airport late Saturday night (January 17). The order was given to avoid a possible collision with a taxiing Caribbean Airlines flight 526 operated with a Boeing 737-800. According to this report, the Caribbean flight “taxied across” the JetBlue’s takeoff path. The two aircraft never came any closer than 2,800 feet. The JetBlue flight taxied back to the gate.