Yesterday Gatwick Airport greeted passengers boarding Caribbean Airlines flight to Piarco International Airport, Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, as it begins a non-stop twice-weekly service from Gatwick.
Departing from Gatwick at 1150hrs the flight will arrive in Port of Spain at 1610hrs with the returning flight leaving Port of Spain at 1840hrs and landing at Gatwick at 0900hrs the following day.
Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are delighted to welcome Caribbean Airlines and its passengers to our airport today. This non-stop service will not only be welcomed by business travellers with links to the economic hub of Trinidad but also with holiday makers wanting to soak up the Caribbean sun and vibrant culture this destination offers.”
Over the past two-and-a-half years, Gatwick has been investing £20 million a month improving the facilities and delivering a great service for passengers. Speedier check-in, efficient security processes and the direct transport links into central London are just a few of the reasons why airlines, such as Air China, Korean Air, Hong Kong Airlines and Air Nigeria have chosen to operate from Gatwick this year.
Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Mr Robert Corbie said: “We are extremely happy to announce the start-up of our service from Gatwick to Piarco International Airport as our flights will provide a vital link between London and the Caribbean. We are well positioned strategically to become the preferred airline for all customers flying between London and the Caribbean with seamless connections to South America. “Fly Caribbean” to experience the warmth of the islands as soon as you step on board.”