Caribbean Airlines have upped the ante in the bid to take revellers from the Diaspora to Trinidad's 2011 carnival. The airline recently announced additional flights to and from Trinidad, both on the air bridge and from North America for Carnival 2011.
This new allocation would mean that Caribbean Airlines will be adding an additional ten flights between New York and Trinidad up until March 13th, 2011. This will mean that a bumper 4,880 additional seats will take passengers into Trinidad to play mas for carnival.
The Toronto leg of their operations will see an increase from its eleven weekly flights to double daily flights and an additional flight on March 3, 5, 10 and 12. Miami saw an additional flight added to its daily run.
For the airlines leisure passengers who are going to Tobago, a total of 3,148 extra seats were added for travel on the air bridge. Caribbean Airlines implemented return services to and from Tobago using both its Dash-8 and Boeing 737 fleets.
Caribbean Airlines' Head Corporate Communications, Laura Asbjornsen stated, "These extra services have been available for purchase since mid-January. We understand that Carnival is a cultural and artistic time for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago and travel at this time is in high demand. Caribbean Airlines has demonstrated a unique capacity to put the travel needs of our customers first. It is important that our passengers can count on us to provide a reliable and sustainable service during this time of celebration. "
He further commented that the response to the additional services both domestic and international has been phenomenal for the airline with passengers having successfully secured seats to their destinations of choice.