CAL ranked 34th in world for on-time performance

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 now helping CAL with flights on airbridge

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.

CAL adds 660 more seats on airbridge than were previously booked

Caribbean Airlines says the presence of its 737 fleet to support the domestic airbridge, now means there is increased capacity of 660 above what was scheduled for today.

The airline issued a second statement today saying that while the number of seats scheduled on the airbridge for 28 December total 2448, the airline increased capacity to 3108 to minimise inconvenience to its customers.

It says the airline’s 737 fleet is being used to support its domestic operations as required, and the ATR fleet is expected to be fully restored and in service within 24 hours. 

PM: No intention of raising airbridge airfare

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has told the Parliament that the Government has no intention of raising the fare on flights to Tobago.

Passengers currently pay $300 thanks to a subsidy that the Government pays to Caribbean Airlines.

Dr  Rowley was responding to a question by Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh.

CAL cancels flights to Florida on Thursday

Caribbean Airlines has announced a further cancellation of flights to Florida this week as Hurricane Matthew approaches the state.

The airline posted the latest cancellations on its website today. 

Thousands of Caribbean nationals are travelling to Miami this week for the annual Miami Carnival.

The following is Caribbean Airlines' notice:

"Caribbean Airlines advises that due to Hurricane Matthew, the following Caribbean Airlines flights for Thursday October 6th are now cancelled:


Caribbean Airlines' CEO resigns with immediate effect

The Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL), Michael DiLollo has resigned from the airline with immediate effect.

CAL Chairman, Phillip Marshall made the announcement in a memo issued to staff members today, saying that the board of directors has accepted the resignation.

The memo announced tha Chief Financial Officer Tyrone Tang has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer while a search is conducted  for a permanent replacement.