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CAL, Guyana Govt discuss ‘high’ airfares

cal tailCaribbean Airlines executives and the Guyanese Government have met to discuss what travellers from the South American country have described as high airfares charged by the national carrier.

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GUYANA - LIAT begins flights to Ogle Int'l Airport on Monday

Liat62Regional airline LIAT on Saturday announced that it would shortly commence scheduled services to and from the Ogle International Airport in Guyana. Effective Monday July 22, LIAT will operate a daily flight from Barbados to Ogle with a daily return service.

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Emirates and JetBlue widen codesharing

jetBluemirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, and JetBlue Airways, New York’s hometown airline, announced on Wednesday a move to expand their current partnership to include bilateral code-sharing.

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CDB lends money for LIAT to buy new planes

liat99The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing loans totalling USD 65 million dollars to four shareholder governments of regional airline LIAT to assist with the purchase of aircraft under a Fleet Modernisation Project, the airline said in a statement.

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T&T to discuss CAL restructuring with JA Govt in June

vasant bharathPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad May 15, 2013 - The Government of Trinidad and Tobago says it has responded to the concerns of the Jamaican Government regarding the 50% reduction in flights to the island and a high level team will be travelling to Jamaica in June to discuss the way forward.

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Parent of American Airlines posts US$220m profit

americanairlinesAmerican Airlines aims to come roaring back out of bankruptcy protection. It’s boosting the amount of flying it will do this year, and it posted a US$220 million profit for the quarter that ended June 30. CEO Tom Horton said in an interview that the airline is still on track to merge with US Airways Group Inc. by the end of September. It’s the first time in six years that American has reported a profit during the April-June quarter. During the same period last year, it lost US$241 million, mostly because of bankruptcy related expenses.

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Caribbean Airlines’ accorded flag carrier status for Guyana

Georgetown, May 9, 2013- Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon today announced that Guyana’s decision to afford Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flag carrier status will be communicated to the regulatory bodies in New York and Canada, thereby giving effect to the decision by the Government of Guyana.

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Regional travel – a ‘no show’ at Caricom Summit

pm-gonsalvesTHEY were there. The Caricom Heads all visited Chaguaramas last week, but it was certainly not to talk about the pet peeve of St Vincent’s Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves that the fuel subsidy now being enjoyed by Caribbean Airlines through the government of Trinidad and Tobago ran contrary to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. As a matter of fact the issue was never even raised.

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Bright outlook on Guyana’s economy – says Invest Guyana magazine

Invest Guyana magazineGeorgetown, GINA, May 9, 2013 - With growth projections this year at 5.5 percent by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and six percent for 2014, major infrastructure projects to boost tourism, and growing investor confidence, Guyana’s outlook was described as promising when the first ever ‘Invest Guyana’ magazine was launched this evening.

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LIAT’s first ATR 72-600 lands in Antigua

LIAT2-275x206ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The arrival of the first new 68-seat LIAT ATR 72-600 aircraft at the VC Bird International Airport yesterday was hailed a “game changer” by LIAT Chief Executive Officer Ian Brunton.

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Invest Caribbean Now only Caribbean investment forum confirmed for 2013

Grace Patrick LappinCaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues April 2, 2013: Following an announcement cancelling the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference, (CHTIC), Invest Caribbean Now 2013, (ICN 2013), officials reiterated this week that ICN 2013 is going strong and on for June 4 and 5th in New York City. ICN 2013 is now the only investment forum on the Caribbean region confirmed for 2013.

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Fly Jamaica gets greenlight for New York, Toronto routes

flyJamaicapThe Jamaica-based Fly Jamaica Airline has been given the green light to fly the Georgetown to New York and Toronto routes. This announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon on Wednesday. "Cabinet granted its approval to Fly Jamaica, the airline to operate the Georgetown/New York and the Georgetown/Toronto routes.

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LIAT to begin flights to Guyana’s Ogle Int’l Airport by July

liat bruntonChief Executive Officer of LIAT Captain Ian Brunton says the airline plans to make commercial flights to Guyana’s Ogle International Airport in Georgetown as a result overwhelming passenger support.

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PM Gonsalves wants 90-minute talks with Trinidad PM on fuel subsidy

liat-and-calKINGSTOWN, St Vincent, June 1, – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he has requested a 90-minute meeting with his Trinidadian counterpart, Kamla Persad Bissessar, next month to discuss the Caribbean Air Navigation and Advisory Services (CANAS) and regional airline, LIAT.

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CAL and Air India in code sharing talks

caribbean airlines 12Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) is continuing to explore prospects for a code sharing agreement with Air India. This was confirmed by CAL chairman Rabindra Moonan who said discussions with Air India officials are continuing and the destinations being looked at are London and New York.

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