Delta Cuts Service to Trinidad and Tobago
Blaming the "challenges of the current economy," Delta Airlines will stop offering service to Trinidad and Tobago on May 31st.
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The announcement came in a statement emailed to travel agents, according to Travel Weekly.
Delta began service to both islands in December 2007, and currently operates four flights per week from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to Trinidad and a weekly flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta to Tobago.
The airline was the only carrier flying from the continental United States to Crown Point International Airport in Tobago. American Airlines and Continental Airlines will continue offering service to Piarco International Airport, the main airport serving Trinidad and Tobago. American Airlines makes trips from Miami, whereas Continental Airlines flies from Houston and Newark. Caribbean Airlines, the national airline of Trinidad and Tobago, also operates flights to and from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and New York.
According to the Jamaica Observer, the airline said it will strengthen other markets in the Caribbean. "We have increased flights to and from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, St Lucia, and other islands within the region. We will continue to upgrade our services to and from Guyana to New York."
The airline also added it will continue to monitor "any future need for the Trinidad and Tobago market." Delta did not way how many staff members would be affected by the cutbacks.
Delta, the world's largest airline, serves more than 160 million customers per year. The airline offers flights to 350 destinations on six continents.