In a Notice Of Action Taken (NOAT) issued on September 29, approval of new exceptions were made under Title 49 (Transportation) of the United States Code in response to two separate applications made by the Caribbean Airlines. Approval was also granted to the Trinidad based carrier to operate into San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of an Eastern Caribbean milk-run.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has given the approval for Caribbean Airlines to engage in scheduled and charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS) via the intermediate point of Georgetown, Guyana (GEO) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston (IAH), and between POS and IAH with a point beyond to GEO.
In the original request dated July 22, 2020, Caribbean Airlines proposed scheduled flights between POS and IAH three times a week, along with the following charter routes POS-IAH-GEO and GEO-IAH-POS which they hope to operate twice per month
It was only days ago when caribbean airlines had annocuced that they will send some staff on no pay leave and temporarily lay some off just to keep the airline afloat. While the trindad and tobago border still closed and the Guyana’s international airport schedule to open mid october.