Caribbean Star welcomes new status

William E. “Skip” Barnette, president
and CEO of Caribbean Star Airlines and Caribbean Sun Airlines, has issued a statement welcoming the recent upgrade of the Eastern Caribbean Civil
Aviation Authority to Category One status by the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration.He issued the following statement:








“On behalf of the more than 700 employees at Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun,
I’d like to extend our warmest congratulations to everyone at the ECCAA in
recognition of this tremendous achievement. Attaining Category One status is an
extremely important triumph for the entire Caribbean aviation industry and, most
importantly, the millions of passengers who count on airlines like ours to deliver
the best in safe and reliable air transportation on a world-class level. For us, the
region’s new Category One status will accelerate expansion plans already in
development for Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun. We look forward to working closely
with ECCAA officials during the coming weeks to recertify Caribbean Star under the
new Category One guidelines, and taking flight with our new growth and development
plans soon thereafter.”







In February 2006, Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun announced that they had initiated
a comprehensive review of their shared strategic business plan in an effort to
fast-track long-term growth and development. Among the expansion options being
discussed are added intra-regional routes throughout the Caribbean, as well as new
service to markets outside the region.