Caribbean Airlines replaces BWIA West Indies Airways
New airline to begin operations January 1, 2007
Port of Spain, Trinidad (October 16, 2006) – Caribbean Airlines launches today, signalling a new era in Caribbean aviation. Caribbean Airlines replaces BWIA West Indies Airways, which has served the Caribbean honourably for 66 years. The new Caribbean Airlines will offer the Caribbean a world-class, financially strong carrier dedicated to bringing quality and efficiency to its customers as they travel to, from or within the Caribbean region.
“The livery and logo of Caribbean Airlines centers around the hummingbird. The hummingbird is found only in the New World and early references to Trinidad are as the land of the hummingbird. This makes this symbol highly appropriate as an emblem for Caribbean Airlines,” stated Peter Davies, chief executive officer of BWIA. “Caribbean Airlines’ style of service will be professional but not distant, personable not pushy, genuine not contrived, very natural and easy. Its character will capture the diverse aspects of the region, its food, music, décor, language and personality – essentially the warmth of the islands. Today is the start of a very exciting phase in aviation in the Caribbean.”
The process of change from BWIA to Caribbean Airlines will bring no inconvenience to travellers. There will be a seamless transition from one company to the other when the first Caribbean Airlines flight takes off on January 1, 2007. Tickets purchased for travel on BWIA will be honoured on Caribbean Airlines, and frequent flyer miles and membership in Club BWEE will be automatically transferred, guaranteeing continuity and confidence for all customers.
Caribbean Airlines has offices in Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica (Kingston), St Lucia, St Maarten, Suriname and Tobago, with its head office in Trinidad.
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