Caribbean Regional Airlines

How to move around the Caribbean with its regional airlines

September 29th, 2016, Posted by travelwith2ofus



You have decided to visit the Caribbean. You are an adventurous traveler and you made the decision to spend some time traveling around the Caribbean because you think visiting one island is not enough. Hey, we can't blame you because we think you need to spend more than just a couple of days on one island to get the real energy of the region, its people, culture and beautiful scenery.

You will definitely need to know how to get from island to island, which airlines fly between those islands and what are the destination routes. To make it easier for you we have compiled a list of airlines roaming the Caribbean skies including their destinations. So if you are visiting the Caribbean for its music festivals, food festival or just to laze around, enjoy the beaches, get in a little snorkeling or just wander around, then this regional carrier guide may help make it easier for you.


Air Antilles

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Air Antilles Air Antilles is based in Guadeloupe and flies to several Caribbean destinations including San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Nature island of Dominica. Their website is in both English and French. Like most airline in the Caribbean they also use ATR airplanes.

Destinations:
Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St Barthelemy, St. Maarten, St Lucia.

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: ATR 42-500/600, DHC6-300 Twin Otter and Let 410 UVP.


Air Caraibes

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Air CaraibesAir Caraibes is another airline that flies mainly between the French speaking Caribbean. If you visit their website, then you should know a little French or if you are like me you can probably figure it out. Air Caraibes has its headquarters in Guadeloupe with another hub in Le Lamentin Airport in Martinique.

Destinations:
Cuba, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Dominican Republic, St Barthelemy, St Martin and St Lucia.

Also flies from Paris Orly Sud to Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, St Martin, Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, ATR 72-500 and ATR 72-600.


Cape Air

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Cape Air airlineBahamas and US Virgin Islands are among the islands that Cape Air services. The airline has its Caribbean hub at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Its North Seaplane Base is located in Bimini, The Bahamas. The carrier has been providing inter-island service to the Caribbean for nineteen years.

Destinations:
Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.


Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: Cessna 402, Britten-Norman Islanders, Cessna 208 Amphibians.

 

THINGS TO DO IN PUERTO RICO:


San Juan Snorkel and Picnic Cruise


El Yunque Rainforest Nature Walk and Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking Combo Tour


Old San Juan Food Tour

Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean AirlinesCaribbean Airlines is headquartered in Piarco Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the larger airlines operating in the region. It also has operations in Jamaica. The airline flies to Caribbean destinations including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and Grenada.

Destinations:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia and Saint Maarten. Domestic flights to Tobago.


Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: Boeing 737 – 800 and ATR 72 – 600.

 

Cayman Airways

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Cayman AirwaysIf you are in the Cayman Islands and you want to travel to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, the other islands that make up the Caymans then Cayman Airline is your airline. The airline also flies to a couple Caribbean Islands including Jamaica.

Destinations:
Jamaica and Cuba. Domestic flights to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: Boeing 737-300 jet, DHC-6 Twin Otter and Saab 340B. In the process of updating its fleet from Boeing 737-300 to Boeing 737-8Max aircraft. Completion is expected by 2020.


FlyMontserrat/Montserrat Airways

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FlyMontserrat/Montserrat AirwaysIf you want to head out to Montserrat you can use the services of FlyMontserrat. It is a small carrier with operations in the John A. Osborne Airport, Geralds Montserrat. It flies to a couple of Caribbean islands including Barbuda. The airline's first charter flight took off in May 2009.

Destinations:
Antigua, Barbuda and Montserrat.

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: Britten-Norman Islander.

 

Insel Air

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Insel AirDutch Caribbean carrier Insel Air is the national airline of Curacao and has its headquarters in Willemstad, Curacao. It has hubs in Hato International Airport, Curacao and Queen Beatrix International Airport, Aruba. Insel Air started operations in 2006 and flies to Caribbean islands including Bonaire, Aruba and Trinidad and Tobago.

Destinations:
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Cuba, St Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Haiti and Jamaica.


Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: Fokker 70 and 50, Embraer Bandeirante and McDonnell Douglas MD-82 and MD-83.


THINGS TO DO IN CURACAO:


Curacao Shore Excursion: Curacao TukTuk City Tour


Breath of Curacao and Shete Boka Natural Park Jeep Tour


Beach and Eco Tour of Curacao


interCaribbean Airways

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interCaribbean AirwaysFormerly Air Turks & Caicos the airline started as InterIsland Airways Charter Services in 1991 and is based in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The carrier serves travelers mostly in the Western Caribbean and some of those destinations include the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

Destinations:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. Also, domestic flights to Grand Turk and South Caicos.

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: Embraer 120 and Beech 99.


Liat

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Liat airlinesLiat is perhaps the regional carrier that services the most Caribbean islands with flights to nineteen countries including Anguilla, Dominica and Guadeloupe. Liat is headquartered in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda, but also has hubs in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.

Destinations:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands.

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 and ATR 42/72.


Seaborne Airlines

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Seaborne AirlinesSeaborne Airlines is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which it also uses as its hub. The airline flies to Caribbean destinations including the US Virgin Islands, Dominica and St Kitts. The airline was started in 1992 flying cruise line sightseeing tours over Alaska's.

Destinations:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St Kitts, St Maarten, US Virgin Islands.
Please note that some flights are seasonal.

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: Saab340B and de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter.


SVG AIR

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SVG AirEstablished in 1990, SVG Air has hubs in Antigua and Barbuda, Carriacou, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The airline operates scheduled and chartered flights to Caribbean destinations including Anguilla, Martinique and St Lucia. SVG Air is based in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Destinations:
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Montserrat, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, (Including Canouan, Mayreau, Mustique, Palm Island, Petit St Vincent, Tobago Cays and Union Island).

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Britten-Norman BN2A Islander and Cessna Citation 550.


THINGS TO DO IN ARUBA:



Aruba ATV Tour with Natural Pool Swim


Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition


Jeep Discovery Tour with Natural Pool Swim

Winair/Windward Islands Airways

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Winair airlinesWinair is a fifty-year-old airline operating out of the Princess Juliana Airport in St Maarten. The airline offers connecting flights to Caribbean destinations including Dominica, Guadeloupe and St Kitts. The airline also provide chartered flights to selected islands in the North Eastern Caribbean.

Destinations:
Dominica, Guadeloupe, Nevis, Saba, St Barths, St Eustatius, St Kitts, St Maarten and the British Virgin Islands.

Can you book online: Yes.

Flights: Scheduled.

Fleet includes: De Havilland Twin-Otter and ATR42 – 500 airplanes.

 


Note: Please be advised that while we took great care in researching and providing the information above it is advised that you contact the airlines to confirm and verify as information may change or be updated.


Have you ever used any of the airlines listed? What was your experience like?

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