Route of the Week: (5 – 11 July 2011)
Caribbean Airlines’ Port of Spain to Orlando
Caribbean Airlines’ acting CEO Robert Corbie saw off the passengers departing Port of Spain on the first flight to Orlando. In the Florida city, the flight’s captain – VP Operations Thomas Lawrence – cut the welcome cake with Cesar Calvet, Chairman, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Speaking at the event organised at the Hyatt Regency was Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County, flanked by Phil Brown, Executive Director, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority; Calvet; Laura Asbjornsen, Caribbean Airlines’ Head Corporate Communications; and Lawrence.
- Caribbean Airlines for the first time connected the capital of Trinidad & Tobago, Port of Spain (POS) with Orlando, FL (MCO) as the airline on 5 July added its third Florida destination after Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The service is operated twice-weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, during the summer season with 154-seat 737-800s. Cesar E. Calvet, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, said: “The arrival of Caribbean Airlines and its connections to tropical getaways is great news. It furthers our plans as an airport and as a community to cultivate and connect to markets that have historically been under served. This is good business for Orlando International and the 35 million people we serve and is good business for all of Central Florida.”