Caribbean Airlines is the flag carrier of Jamaica and the national airline of Trinidad and Tobago. Established in 2007 after replacing former airline BWIA West Indies Airways, Caribbean Airlines operates flights to destinations in the United States, Canada and South America. Headquartered in Piarco, Tunapuna-Piarco region Caribbean Airlines is owned by the Jamaican Government and run by Captain Ian Brunton and Chairman Arthur Lok Jack.
Caribbean Airlines offer cheap flights from hubs at Piarco International airport in Trinidad and the Kingston Norman Manley International airport in Jamaica. Secondary hubs at Fort Lauderdale, New York, Miami and Toronto, serve domestic locations including Barbados, Jamaica, Antigua, St Maarten, Caracas, Guyana and Suriname. Plans to open a direct flight service to the United Kingdom should be announced later in the year.
Passengers onboard a Caribbean Airlines flight can enjoy features such as complimentary meals and refreshments, a large baggage allowance and the popular magazine Caribbean Beat.
Caribbean Airline passengers are required to check in three hours prior to departure. Web check-in is open to some destinations and is available up to 36 hours before take-off. Passengers must arrive at the gate one hour before the flight.
Caribbean Airlines passengers are permitted up to two 23kg bags on international flights and one 23kg hold bag on domestic routes. All passengers can carry on one item of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg. Excess baggage fees apply; check Caribbean Airlines information for full rates.
The seat pitch on a Caribbean Airlines flight is 31 inches for Economy and 46 inches in Business Class. Passengers requesting an aisle seat are advised to book in advance.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Caribbean Miles is the frequent flyer programme offered by Caribbean Airlines. Members can earn points against each mile they fly to trade in for rewards on flights, car hire discounts and hotel deals.
Caribbean Airlines is committed to running an environmentally friendly airline and has partnered with The CarbonNeutral Company® to make improvements to how they operate. A Carbon Offsetting programme is helping to reduce the impact air travel has upon the world’s ecosystem. Caribbean Airlines have invested in wing tips for the entire fleet, has planted trees and introduced solar panels to several global communities.