Caribbean Star Airlines announced today the launch of its first-ever flights between Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Curacao for travel starting July 13, 2006. With the addition of Curacao, the combined route system operated by Caribbean Star and its sister airline Caribbean Sun, now totals 20 Caribbean destinations, the most of any carrier serving the region. The new daily service went on sale May 14, 2006. Following is the flight schedule:
—Flight #868 departs Trinidad at 10:30 am/arrives in Curacao at 12:30 pm
—Flight #869 departs Curacao at 1:30 pm/arrives in Trinidad at 3:30 pm
William E. “Skip” Barnette, president and CEO of both Caribbean Star and its sister airline Caribbean Sun, commented on the new service, stating: “As we continue to work toward further expanding our route system, we feel strongly that Trinidad will continue to grow in importance for us. This new Curacao service is a nice start, but we see the potential for broadening our presence in Trinidad in the near future to serve a larger portion of the southern Caribbean and perhaps beyond.”
Both Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun offer daily service to/from Trinidad. Caribbean Star inaugurated service to Trinidad in October 2000, while its flights to Tobago started October 2002. Caribbean Sun flights to Trinidad began in February 2006.
Caribbean Star will use a 50-seat, DeHavilland Dash 8 series 300 aircraft for the new Curacao service. As is standard on all Caribbean Star flights, in-flight service will be available to all passengers, including a choice of soft drinks and juices, as well as snacks.