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%.
Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has been ranked as 34th in the world, based on on-time performance (OTP) for May 2018, by the Official Aviation Guide (OAG).
A statement by CAL says the OTP of over 150 airlines was used to determine the ranking.
According to the OAG’s monthly Flight Review, Caribbean Airlines' OTP for May is 85.6%, based on the 2,693 flights operated by the airline.
CAL says this places it in the top 10 percentile worldwide.
LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has announced that it has successfully concluded a commercial agreement with Caribbean Airlines to operate flights on the Trinidad and Tobago air bridge.
The airline says it will operate an ATR 72 aircraft to provide assistance in moving passengers on the air bridge.
A statement on its Facebook page says the agreement between the airlines is as a result of the challenges on the passenger sea bridge between the islands and the increase in capacity needed by Caribbean Airlines which has been requested by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.