Trinidad’s Caribbean Airlines will begin servicing Grand Cayman, following approval of a route to Kingston, Jamaica.

Permission has been granted for the route to run 14 July until 13 Jan. 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority said, adding that the airline has the option to obtain flight permission year-round.

There is no limit to the number of flights the company will be able to operate.

The airline has not confirmed a start date for the new route. Once that date is finalised, the airline will announce the days and times of the route, said Dionne Ligoure, head of corporate communications. Caribbean Airlines also flies to Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, Curacao, Venezuela, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Suriname, United States, and Trinidad and Tobago.

“Caribbean Airlines is an authentic Caribbean airline which provides passenger and cargo services,” Ligoure said.

“Caribbean Airlines will use a Boeing 737‑800 Next Generation aircraft with a seating capacity of 150. The interior is configured into two cabins – business class and economy.”

The airline’s cargo service reaches 80% of the Caribbean, according to a company statement.

The airline was designated by the Jamaican government to operate flights between Kingston and George Town, following a memorandum of understanding between Jamaica and the United Kingdom, according to a CAA statement.

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.