Caribbean Star appoints Vice President of Operations
Caribbean Star Airlines has received a major boost with the appointment of Anderson Begg - one of the region's most experienced airline professionals.
Mr. Begg has over 35 years of expertise in the aviation business and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Science and Technology. He has also undertaken postgraduate studies in Aerosystems.
Caribbean Star's new Vice President of Operations is a multifaceted airline professional covering the areas of Flight Operations Management, Fuel Conversation, Fleet Planning and Acquisition, Delay Analysis, Operations Control, Operations Manual Authoring, Aircraft Performance Analysis and Pilot Groundschool Instructing. He has also been a consultant, advising on aviation regulations appropriate to the region.
At Caribbean Star he is handling the management of day to day operations with corporate responsibility for flight operations, operations control, airport services, maintenance and engineering.
The airline expert is a former Deputy CEO and Vice President of Operations at BWIA. He also worked as the Director of Operations with Air Caribbean and was successful in guiding the airline in obtaining an Air Operator's Certificate for Boeing 737 and for operations into the USA.
Commenting on his employment CEO of Caribbean Star Mr. Gilles Filiatreault said, "We are very happy to have someone of Andy's expertise on our team. He brings a great deal of airline experience to Caribbean Star having worked in key positions at two other regional airlines with international services."
The airline's CEO also said that this appointment proves that Caribbean Star continues to attract some of the best the region has to offer.
Meanwhile, Sandra Scotland, Director of Marketing has now been given the additional portfolio of Sales.
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Caribbean Star signs agreement with International Airlines
Caribbean Star Airlines recently signed interline agreements with three international carriers. They are Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Air Canada.
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The Return of GO STAR
In what it describes as another innovative and aggressive move, the region's newest airline has introduced special fares for the benefit of travelers.
The fare dubbed "GO-STAR" is now available and will be valid for travel until February 8, 2001. Travel between Grenada and Trinidad/return and St. Vincent and Trinidad is not included in this offer.
According to Caribbean Star CEO Gilles Filiatreault, "this is the first time in the industry in the Caribbean that any airline has introduced a seat sale in the month of January".
The Airline top man added that this move is consistent with Caribbean Star's objective of being an industry leader and providing affordable travel for people of the region.
With the GO-STAR fares travelers visit islands in the Caribbean Star network at heavily discounted rates.
Director of Sales and Marketing at Caribbean Star Sandra Scotland says that the GO-STAR fares come at a very good time for travelers. "January is usually a bit tight, financially, for most persons, coming out of the Christmas season. It was therefore felt that by introducing a sale on airline seats we would encourage travel".
The Airline's Marketing and Sales Director also said that this move by Caribbean Star shows that the airline is playing its role in private sector leadership. "The time has come for the private sector to be a lot more proactive and inventive giving impetus for greater economic activity in the islands. At Caribbean Star we are ensuring that we develop the products, services and campaigns to stir activity in our industry specifically and in the Caribbean generally", she said.
These special discounted fares on Caribbean Star also coincide with some special events and celebrations in sister islands. These include The Barbados Jazz Festival, The Millennium Games in Dominica and the Classics in the Atrium in the BVI.
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Carib Aviation announces Barbuda schedule
Carib Aviation has announced its new scheduling for Barbuda, effective 8 Jan., 2001.
The morning flight will be operated as a shuttle service, with the eight-seater Islander operating three flights, leaving Antigua at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., and returning from Barbuda at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
"The change will allow the public to have increased capacity to 24 seats to and from Barbuda in the morning, as well as the convenience of a choice in departure times," said General Manager Sandra Branker.
Carib Aviation will also provide one flight in the late afternoon, operated by the 19-seater Otter aircraft, departing Antigua at 5 p.m. and leaving Barbuda at 5:30 p.m
TWA TO OFFER WEEKLY NON-STOP JFK-ANTIGUA SERVICE
Moving force behind the new service, resort mogul Rob Barrett, who operates Antigua Resorts' five properties on the Caribbean island and the private Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines, said: "This offers a unique opportunity to provide the non-stop service which is in such high demand in the northeast market. TWA should be congratulated for seizing this opportunity to increase airlift to the island. It's a win-win situation for everyone! It's also great that the new service operates on Saturday - the most preferred day of the week for leisure travel and the pricing on the all-inclusive vacation makes it very attractive."
Using the new TWA service, prices for a seven-night, air-inclusive package at Barrett's Antiguan resorts - Galley Bay, St. James's Club, Royal Antiguan and Jolly Harbour - start at EP - $679 per person based on double occupancy; all-inclusive $979 per person, based on double occupancy. Reservations are available through Travel Impressions and GoGo Tours. For information call Antigua Resorts at 1.800.345.0271.
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Dave Fernandez Honoured at St. Peters Friendship Societys annual Fundraiser and Pre-Christmas Celebrations