Caribbean Airlines was founded in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 27th September, 2006. Our first ever flight took place on 1st January 2007 back when we had 128 weekly departures to 10 destinations and just five Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Caribbean Airlines were the pioneers of the simplified one-way fare inclusive of taxes and fees that provided our valued customers with flexible fare combinations and extended stay options. The new fare programme also featured a permanently discounted fare, senior citizen discounts and no change fees for students.
Our codeshare with British Airways took off with a flight between Port of Spain, Trinidad and London Gatwick
International Airport in March.
The codeshare allowed Caribbean Airlines customers easy connectivity to London, a city well loved by travellers. To meet increased travel demand for major regional events, like Cricket World Cup and the Tobago Jazz Festival in March and April we added a Boeing 737-800 aircraft and a hundred extra flights to our schedule. The enhanced schedule also included special charters to St. Kitts, Bermuda and Grenada, and is a clear example of Caribbean Airlines’ commitment to the Caribbean region and our customers’ needs.
Today, 10 years on, and with many milestones since our start in 2007, Caribbean Airlines operates more than 600 weekly flights to 18 destinations in the Caribbean and North and South America. Our fleet is comprised of Boeing 737-800 and ATR72-600 aircraft. Jointly owned by the people of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica, headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, and with an operational base in Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines employs more than 1600 people. We are a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and are recognized as an IATA Operational Safety Audit qualified airline. Caribbean Airlines is a certified FAA repair station as per regulation 145.