PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has introduced a daily late-night service between Trinidad and Tobago, which will result in the Piarco International Airport and the Arthur N.R. Robinson International Airport operating on a 24-hour basis.
The new flight times are from Port-of-Spain to Tobago departing at 10:30 p.m. and 12:35 a.m.; and from Tobago to Port-of-Spain departing at 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.
The introduction of late-night service means Tobagonians will no longer have to wait overnight in Trinidad, and conducting business between the two islands will now be easier.
“This will improve the process of development in Trinidad & Tobago,” said transport minister, Devant Maharaj. “It will give airlines new flexibility in scheduling and will only serve to increase the attractiveness of the country as an international destination for tourism, cargo and transit purposes.”
He added that tourism in Tobago will become more attractive to tour operators, and also present itself as a more likely stop for cargo and refueling, thereby boosting the island’s revenues.
The new flights are also expected to ease demand for Tobago trips during the peak carnival season.
CAL has also introduced daily non-stop service to George F.L. Charles International Airport in Castries, St. Lucia.