[DR,ERJ145] interCaribbean Airways preps for regional growth

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[DR,ERJ145] interCaribbean Airways preps for regional growth

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[DR,ERJ145] interCaribbean Airways preps for regional growth
7 September, 2018

interCaribbean Airways (JY, Providenciales) has incorporated a new subsidiary in the Dominican Republic, ch-aviation research has revealed.

In an emailed statement to ch-aviation, chief executive Trevor Sadler confirmed the existence of interCaribbean Airways (Dominican Republic) but declined to go into details about the project.

"More news on this will be coming in the near future," he said.

The Turks & Caicos Islands-based carrier is in the midst of expanding its Caribbean network coverage. To that end, it recently took delivery of its first two out of six ERJ-145s that have now been acquired.

Airline chairman Lyndon Gardiner recently told the Turks & Caicos Sun newspaper last week that the jets are currently being certified by the local Civil Aviation Department and will be deployed into service shortly primarily on longer routes to destinations such as Nassau Int'l (Bahamas), Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Antigua and Cuba. The remaining four ERJs will be delivered by the autumn of 2019.

"InterCaribbean's focus is actually on connecting the entire Caribbean, so we needed, first of all, to get some core routes done from Turks and Caicos. Presently we’re doing quite a bit of connecting traffic through Providenciales to other destinations that we fly to. We are up from 30 seats and now we are in the 50 seat market."

In addition to acquiring the Embraer Regional Jets, Gardiner confirmed interCaribbean is also expanding its turboprop fleet.

“With the jets, we have eight EMB-120s that are operating and we have four DHC-6-300s and also have more aeroplanes that we signed up for," he said. "We also have three more EMB-120s that will be added to the fleet over the next couple of months.”

interCaribbean Airways currently operates scheduled flights connecting the Turks & Caicos Islands, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Maarten. Domestic flights are operated in the Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as in Jamaica between Kingston Norman Manley and Montego Bay.

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