Start of Air Jamaica’s transition to Caribbean slips to 30 April

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Air Jamaica CEO Bruce Nobles has confirmed the start of transitioning its operations to Caribbean Airlines is being pushed from 12 April to 30 April.

"We're still finalising the details," says Nobles.

Caribbean and the Jamaican government have been working to firm up a deal for the sale of Air Jamaica to Caribbean, and on 6 March Air Jamaica said it would start the operational transition to Caribbean on 12 April.

At the time Air Jamaica said the transition would last roughly one year as Air Jamaica operated its Airbus A320s under contract to Caribbean, which exclusively operates Boeing 737s.

During the last two years Air Jamaica has steadily paired down its route network and its fleet. Beginning this month, it will operate six Airbus narrowbodies from Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Toronto, and also between Montego Bay and Kingston.