Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) has increased flights between the islands for Tobago’s second carnival.
In a release on Wednesday, the airline said apart from its core capacity, it has added 42 extra services, which began on October 18 and end on October 31.
The additional flights offer a further 4, 144 seats for the carnival period, CAL said.
The release quoted the airline’s CEO Garvin Madera as saying, “Caribbean Airlines is happy to be the official airline for Tobago Carnival and we are poised to welcome both local and international visitors to the island.
“The airbridge is a significant part of our operations and this partnership with the Tobago Carnival Commission and other stakeholders is key to showcasing Tobago’s carnival to the world.”
As part of its commitment to the festival, CAL said, it will host a Carnival Welcome Home activity to welcome visitors at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Tobago on October 27. Arriving passengers will be treated to a celebration of traditional Tobago culture and creativity with music, live entertainment and costumed masqueraders.
CAL said it is also a contributing sponsor of several of the carnival’s signature events, including Soca Monarch, RoxGlo, Pan & Powder and the Parade of the Bands.
The release quoted Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd’s executive chairman Alicia Edwards as saying, “TTAL is thrilled to partner with CAL for this celebratory activation, ensuring Tobago’s vibrant culture and warm hospitality greets visitors from touchdown.
“We welcome the increased capacity reflecting the airline’s commitment to seamless travel during this festive week and will continue collaborating with key sector partners to create a sustainable, competitive, and accessible destination, ensuring Tobago’s tourism success beyond Tobago carnival.”
On Tuesday, THA Chief Secretary Farley Augustine said the airline’s decision to increase flights, mere days before the carnival, was an insult to Tobagonians.