Just announced that State-owned Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL), is moving to widen its airlift influence on Caricom travel when it launches a daily service to St Lucia out of Port of Spain in two weeks.
This is great as this is a direct flight and will therefore mean no flying to Barbados to switch flights. The flights are scheduled to start from Friday February 10, will be operated by the airline’s new state-of-the-art ATR-72-600 turbo prop aircraft with a 68-seat capacity.
The flight will depart Piarco International at 1.45 pm arriving at the George F Charles airport in Castries at 2.50 pm.
Following a half-hour turnaround, the return flight (BW 435) will depart St Lucia at 3.25 pm arriving in Trinidad at 4.30 pm.
Now that’s what you call a win for all concerned. So now folks from Trinidad will find it easier to come on vacation in St Lucia and of course St Lucian folk get to visit their friends for the weekend without wasting time in the terminal in Barbados. What is not clear is what the fares will be but lets hope that they are reasonable.
For guests from further a field this means that they can now enjoy more of the Caribbean as it improves their ability to move around when they visit the Caribbean – many tourists like to visit more than one location on their vacation.