Airline News - Latin America / Caribbean.


New York, Delray Beach (AirGuide - Airline News Latin America / Caribbean) Jul 3, 2011

Aeromexico Aeromexico has added three flights between San Antonio, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico, adding more options for Texas travelers. This flights will officially launch on July 4, operated on the airlineOs Embraer 145 plane. For more information, visit Jun 28, 2011

Air Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines Air Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines further integration. Air Jamaica flights starting Friday will operate under Caribbean Airlines' 'BW' code, part of the ongoing integration of the carriers. Trinidad and Tobago owned-Caribbean in May finalized its acquisition of Air Jamaica, a move first announced last year. As part of the deal, the government of Jamaica now owns 16% of BW and is represented by a member appointed to the airline's board of directors. BW Chairman George Nicholas has said a "truly Caribbean airline will now be of service to the Caribbean and its people." Regarding both carriers' operating on the same code, Acting BW CEO Robert Corbie said, "We continue to pursue our philosophy of 'one airline, two brands' E This will mark a milestone in the streamlining and merging of operations and routes." BW added in a statement that the carriers "will be able to realize the cost synergies that were anticipated from the onset. In addition to operating under the same flight code, the airlines are moving towards one fleet type for both Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica and customers will also notice that front line staff for both carriers will be custom uniformed to represent both brands." BW earlier this year finalized an agreement to order nine ATR 72-600s, some of which it said could operate on Air Jamaica routes. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in October. There will be some brand distinctions, Corbie emphasized: "We have maintained the Caribbean Airlines and Air...

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