US airlines increase Caribbean flights

As an exotic Caribbean getaway becomes more attractive with off-season reduced rates throughout the region, major U.S. carriers and regional airlines have taken notice and added new flights and frequencies to make visiting the region easier for summer travelers.
“The increase in flights by the major air carriers recognizes the growing demand by consumers for a Caribbean vacation in the summer months when families and savvy travelers head to our shores,” said Hugh Riley, director of marketing for the Americas of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
New and recently launched services to the Caribbean and throughout the Caribbean include: American Airlines’ new service from New York’s JFK International to St. Kitts beginning Nov. 18, 2007; Cayman Airways will operate three weekly flights between the Cayman Islands and New York’s JFK International starting June 24, 2007; Delta Air Lines will launch service from Atlanta, GA to Tobago in December 2007; Funjet will offer weekly Sunday charter service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from St. Louis, MO between May 20, 2007 and August 2007 and JetBlue will launch service to the Dominican Republic with two daily flights from New York (JFK International) to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and nonstop service between Orlando, FL and Ponce, Puerto Rico on May 24, 2007.