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US issues alert on Caribbean Airlines flights

The Embassy said it has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014.

They said that “Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Guyana traveling on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to the United States from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014, to make alternate travel arrangements.”

Recognizing that many nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis are also passengers who travel on this airline, it is equally a warning that they should take seriously. Though the alert said the threats were for flights on Monday, it did not go on to specify from which airports or territories.

At present Caribbean Airlines serves 16 markets in the Caribbean, South America and North America. Direct flights to the United States originate from destinations such as Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Grenada and Jamaica. In North America they serve destinations that include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, New York, and Toronto in Canada.

While Caribbean Airlines say it too is taking the matter as a priority issue, the threat will not ground their aircrafts as flights are expected to continue as normal.

“Caribbean Airlines would like to advise the travelling public that we are working closely with all authorities to ensure that security protocols are followed,’ CAL head of Corporate Communications, Clint Williams, said in a brief statement.

“All Caribbean Airlines flights will operate as scheduled and we thank the travelling public for their understanding for any inconvenience at this time and special security measure will be put in place at this period,” he added.


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