Other News for Caribbean Star Airlines

  • Caribbean Sun officially unveils plan for re-launch with 737s

    <P><A href="http://www.flycsa.com/csa/News/publish/news_11.aspx" target=_blank>Caribbean&nbsp;Sun Airlines has...

  • News Listings for Caribbean Star Airlines

  • LIAT's Mark Darby blogs on Sir Allen Stanford

    News | 24 Feb 2009 15:35

    <P><STRONG>If it’s too good to be true…</STRONG></P> <P>It’s not every day that someone you’ve come to know reasonably well through the airline business&nbsp;appears on every evening TV news programme around the world accused of an $8.9 billion fraud.&nbsp;And yet this is the bizarre situation that has developed during the last week as the <A href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/4782268/How-Houston-realised-Sir-Allen-Stanford-had-a-problem.html">accusations&nbsp;started to fly at Sir Allen Stanford and his international banking activities</A>.</P> <P>Soon after I arrived in the Caribbean in 2006 I was warned by a very credible local businessman that it was alleged that there were many dubious aspects of Stanford’s organisation. While this warning stayed with me, I had no option but to engage with the Stanford Empire – and eventually Sir Allen Stanford himself (although he wasn’t a Knight at the time – but that’s another story….) as the then owner of Carhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LIATs-Mark-Darby-blogs-on-Sir-Allen-Stanford-323009/
  • Caribbean Sun officially unveils plan for re-launch with 737s

    News | 31 Aug 2007 14:52 | Mary Kirby

    <P><A href="http://www.flycsa.com/csa/News/publish/news_11.aspx" target=_blank>Caribbean&nbsp;Sun Airlines has officially unveiled plans to re-launch </A>service by the end of the year, using Boeing 737 narrowbodies.</P> <P>The privately-held airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, previously operated Bombardier Dash 8 turboprops from a San Juan, Puerto Rico hub; it ended service in January of this year.</P> <P>In a statement today Caribbean Sun confirms it will reinstate service by year-end, pending regulatory approvals from the US DOT and FAA. </P> <P>It also says it is “significantly upgrading its fleet and service capabilities” and that recruitment efforts toward hiring new pilots will begin in the coming weeks.</P> <P>Caribbean Sun is also introducing a new brand identity. Developed by design firm Aerobrand, the carrier’s new design centers on the stylized image of a pineapple when viewed from overhead.</P> <P>“A universal symbol of hospitality espousing Caribbean Sun’shttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Caribbean-Sun-officially-unveils-plan-for-re-launch-with-737s-216426/
  • Briefing: Americas

    News | 22 Jan 2007 00:00

    <P><STRONG>AMR back in the black</STRONG></P> <P>American Airlines parent AMR posted its first full-year profit since 2000 with earnings of $231 million including a fourth-quarter net of $17 million. The results surprised analysts who said they had underestimated American's revenues and overestimated its fuel costs. American, followed by annual profits by Southwest and Continental, led off what is expected to be generally strong US earnings.</P> <P><STRONG>Northwest to share profits</STRONG></P> <P>Northwest Airlines is making enough strides in its reorganisation to make profit-sharing payments to its workers. Northwest chief executive Doug Steenland told employees in a note to expect $23-$27 million in profit-sharing payments in March. Meanwhile, Northwest pilots have sold 20% of their $888 million bankruptcy court claim for $150 million in cash, or about 85% of their face value, which Steenland said "reflects the confidence that investors feel in Northwest's future".</P> <P><STROhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Briefing-Americas-211707/
  • Caribbean rivals prepare for merger

    News | 23 Oct 2006 23:00 | Mary Kirby

    <P>Antigua-based regional carriers Caribbean Star Airlines and Liat have set aside their long-time rivalry to work toward creating a new inter-island operator.</P> <P>The new airline will combine the best of unprofitable Caribbean Star and Liat but will exclude Star's sister, Puerto Rico-based Caribbean Sun Airlines.</P> <P>Skip Barnette, chief executive of Caribbean Star and Sun, says he "would like to see something very, very solid going into place around the first of the year". The easiest part of the exercise, says Barnette, "will be putting these two airlines together" because they "fly to the same places, fly the same airplanes" and both have similar facilities with employees who are familiar with each other.</P> <P>Branding, though, is a challenge, because 50-year-old Liat still enjoys a lot of loyalty in the region. Barnette says an interim brand "that recognizes the history of both companies" is likely, although "my own personal opinion is that over the long-haul, it needshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Caribbean-rivals-prepare-for-merger-210205/
  • The heat is on

    News | 25 Jun 2006 23:00

    US carriers continue to target the Caribbean, carrying both tourist and ethnic traffic to the islands, while local carriers are reinventing themselves, eager to snap up the onward traffichttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/The-heat-is-on-207363/
  • Caribbean Star sees Sun rise as it taps US links

    News | 04 Jan 2005 00:00

    <p>Regional carrier Caribbean Star Airlines has doubled the operations of its US subsidiary Caribbean Sun Airlines as it considers future fleet requirements. </p> <p>Caribbean Sun made its first flights from its base in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to points in the nearby Dominican Republic and increased frequencies to Antigua, where Caribbean Star has its hub. Launched in 1992, Caribbean Star began operating Caribbean Sun in January 2003 with flights to the US Virgin Islands and northern Caribbean island nations. The new routes take the carrier - backed by US investment capital firm Stanford - closer to its goal of serving all airports in the region.</p> <p>Edward Gilkes, Caribbean Star's general manager commercial, says the subsidiary was established in the US dependency to link with flights from the USA operated by code-share partner US Airways. &quot;In order to fly from San Juan, we needed to be established there, since most of the Caribbean has only Category 2 status [under the UShttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Caribbean-Star-sees-Sun-rise-as-it-taps-US-links-191935/