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More CAL flights in 2015


More CAL flights in 2015

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PORT OF SPAIN – State carrier Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has announced a revised schedule that will be implemented from January 15, 2015 through to February 4 because of increased travel demand. 

“In addition to increased capacity and more non-stops, Caribbean Airlines is also expecting major cost savings from a more efficient schedule that will see better utilisation of its 737 and 767 fleets. Many of the changes will focus on its Port of Spain hub at Piarco Airport, where improved connection times will make it easier for our guests to connect to/from various points in our network,” the airline said in a statement on Wednesday.

The new schedule changes include:

• The launch of a new daily non-stop between Trinidad and New York featuring the first wide-body aircraft on the route, timed to provide an end-of-business day flight.

• A new daily departure on the Trinidad/New York route, increasing to three daily non-stops in each direction. With the one-stop service on this route, frequencies will increase to 48 per week – more than triple any other airline.

• The Georgetown/New York route is increased to daily non-stops in both directions. Frequencies over Trinidad are improved with daily through flights to/from Toronto, Miami and New York.

• As the only airline offering non-stops from Trinidad to London, CAL said it is increasing the frequencies, effective February 4, 2015 to four weekly flights.

• Termination of Toronto-Georgetown non-stop flights (two per week) effective March 1, 2015 – but replaced by a daily through flight in both directions.

“Buoyed by the steep decline in its number one expense – aircraft fuel, Caribbean Airlines is confident that this new schedule will build on the airline’s goal to achieve profitability,” the airline said. “The revised 767 flying patterns will see increased utilisation and a more customer friendly schedule based solely on flights to/from its Trinidad hub.” (Express)