Caribbean Airlines Ltd will begin service between Barbados and Dominica on September 19, pending regulatory approval from the TT Civil Aviation Authority.
In a release Tuesday, the state airline said Dominica's addition to the airline's network is part of CAL's current strategic plan to expand into the Easter Caribbean.
The increase in commercial flights will auger well for trade and economic activity in the region, it said. The flight schedules are timed to facilitate easy connections to regional and internation destinations including London via an expanded interline (transiting) agreement with Virgin Atlantic.
CAL CEO Garvin Medera said via the release that the airline has set up a temporary base in Barbados, providing much needed airlift to Dominica, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia, with more destinations to be added in the coming weeks.
The proposed schedule on flight BW202 runs on the weekend, leaving Barbados on Saturday at 4:30pm and arriving at 5:30pm in Dominca, then leaving Dominica at 6:25pm and arriving Barbados at 7:25pm. On Sundays, flights run Barbados to Dominca 10am to 11am and then from Dominica to Barbados 11:55pm to 12:55pm.