Passenger dies on flight from Jamaica to Barbados
Port Of Spain – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) confirmed that a passenger had died on its flight from Jamaica to Barbados on Thursday and that the crew had followed all the relevant operating procedures.
The airline did not provide many details on the incident, but other passengers on the mid-morning flight told local media that the male passenger was discovered unconscious in the aircraft’s toilet,
It was reported that a doctor, who was among the passengers on the flight, assisted in trying to revive the man.
“There was a medical emergency. The crew followed all the relevant operating procedures but, regrettably, the passenger expired. CAL extends condolence to the family and loved ones of the deceased,” the airline said.
On Thursday, CAL announced the reintroduction of its service between Ft Lauderdale and Kingston, Jamaica and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Ft. Lauderdale.
It said that from December 7, customers can fly twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Kingston, Jamaica and Ft. Lauderdale and that “these services will continue beyond the holiday peak period to provide improved connectivity between the two cities.
“Additionally, from December 12, 2021 to January 10, 2022, the airline will operate a twice weekly seasonal service on Thursdays and Sundays between Port of Spain, Trinidad and Ft Lauderdale,” the airline said, adding that through the website, customers can verify the entry requirements and other important travel information for any destination as well as make appointments for COVID-19 tests.
“Customers are asked to kindly note that travel safety protocols are in place, including the mandatory wearing of face masks during check-in, while boarding and for the duration of their flight,” CAL added. (CMC)