Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) says between September 1st and 30th, the airline operated 1,297 flights, provided 90,322 seats and carried 71,059 passengers, on the domestic air bridge between Trinidad and Tobago.
The airline also boasts of an on-time performance rate (within 15 minutes) of 85 per cent, during that same period. That represents a 20 per cent increase over the rate for August 2019.
In a news release issued today, CAL also says it will increase the number of seats available on the air bridge, through to the end of the year.
Caribbean Airlines says it has intervened to transport passengers with confirmed tickets at the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago, after a disruption of service on the domestic airbridge on Sunday.
The airline said in a statement that is has consolidated and rescheduled some of its services on the domestic air bridge for today.
It says that as a matter of priority, all passengers holding confirmed bookings for August 4 and August 5, have been fully accommodated.
Caribbean Airlines has announced that it intends to start a service to Curacao on August 02, 2019, subject to approval by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA).
The projected schedule is a twice-weekly service on Mondays and Fridays, which will depart at 11:55 am from the Piarco International Airport, Trinidad.
The return flight will leave the Curacao International Airport at 2:35 pm.
Caribbean Airlines says the flights will provide seamless connections to and from Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, New York and other destinations.
Caribbean Airlines has refuted claims that they opted not to take up special needs passengers on a Saturday night flight from Trinidad to Tobago despite having available seats.
On Sunday, a social media post from a passenger claimed that 12 to 15 seats were left vacant on the flight, the last to depart Piarco to the ANR Robinson airport.
Caribbean Airlines has advised that due to the adverse weather conditions currently affecting Trinidad and Tobago, the following flights for October 19, 2018 were delayed for between one to three hours.
BW 434 Port of Spain to St. Lucia
BW 435 St. Lucia to Port of Spain
BW 448 Port of Spain to Barbados
BW 449 Barbados to Port of Spain
BW 550 Port of Spain to JFK, New York
The airline is advising passengers are advised that these services are delayed and NOT cancelled.
Caribbean Airlines is denying reports that one of its aircraft ran off the runway at the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago today.
Caribbean Airlines says that flight BW 3502 landing at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Tobago was brought to a stop at the end of the runway at the ANR Robinson International Airport in keeping with standard operating procedures, after the cockpit crew was alerted by a strong smell of alcohol in the aircraft.
Caribbean Airlines has reported its unaudited half-year (January -June) results for 2018, with revenues and earnings significantly improved over the same period in 2017, despite the impact of higher fuel costs, which are 32% higher.
A statement by the airline says that revenue has increased year on year by US$31.3M or TT$210M or 19%, while Earnings Before Interest and Taxation (EBIT – Operating Profit/Loss) improved over the same period in 2017 by US$17.8M or TT$120M or 77%.