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Summer is a great time to travel to the Caribbean…
…The kids are out of school, the airlines are offering great deals, and the Caribbean charter yachts offer off-season rates and many family-friendly yachts offer enticing specials! Contact Nicholson’s yachting experts for the latest special offers on charter sailing yachts, charter motor or power yachts or charter catamarans.
Here is a Quick Reference Guide to Airlines (in alphabetical order) that fly to the Caribbean:
Air France KLM (the two airlines merged in 2004) flies direct from Paris & Amsterdam to destinations throughout the Caribbean and south America and including Cuba. Click here to view the Air France Caribbean Route Map
American Airlines which merged with US Airways 2013-2015 has over 500 scheduled flights each week to over 30 destinations all throughout the Caribbean Islands including: Bahamas (Freeport, Nassau, Abaco, Exuma), Bermuda, Turks & Caicos, Grand Cayman, Jamaica (Montego Bay, Kingston), Haiti, Dominican Republic (Santiago, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Casa de Campo, Punta Cana), Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I. (St. Thomas, St. Croix), B.V.I., Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Kitts/Nevis, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent/Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Guadeloupe, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama. American Airlines Reservations:1-800-433-7800.
Air Canada which acquired Canadian Airlines in 2000 is Canada’s largest airline. Long known for their great direct flights to Cuba from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal & Halifax, Air Canada has direct flights from Toronto to Bermuda for this summer’s America’s Cup! Air Canada also has direct flights from both Toronto & Montreal to Nassau, Bahamas and Toronto to Georgetown – with connections to smaller island airports. Also direct flights Toronto to San Juan, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia and Grenada and direct flights from Montreal to San Juan, Martinique & St. Lucia… Telephone the Air Canada reservations department from anywhere in Canada & the US: 1-888-247-2262
BA or British Airways flies from London to Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico St. Martin & St. Barth’s, Martinique, St. Lucia, Cuba, Jamaica. Unfortunately as writing this the British Airlines web site is down “technical issues” so we are not able to include more flight information in this article.. Hopefully the site will be back up soon and you can check flights at: http://www.britishairways.com/
Caribbean Airlines acquired Air Jamaica in 2010 and flies out of Toronto, New York, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Miami. Check out their easy to navigate route map or visit the main page of the web site: www.Caribbean-Airlines.com or telephone reservations from the US, Canada & St. Maarten: + 1 800 920 4225 and from the UK: + 44 870 774 7336
Delta Air Lines which merged with Northwest Airlines in 2008-2010 has flights to the Bahamas (Nassau, Exuma, North Eleuthera), Grand Cayman, Jamaica (Kingston, Montego Bay), Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana), Puerto Rico (San Juan), U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix) St. Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Barbados, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Bermuda *America’s Cup *, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Cancun, Cozumel, Guyana, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama. Delta Reservations: 800-221-1212.
JetBlue offers service to: Aruba, Bermuda — Bahamas (Nassau), Cancun, Colombia, Dominican Republic (Santiago, Puerta Plata, Santo Domingo), Puerto Rico’s 3 airports – San Juan, Aguadilla & Ponce, St. Maarten. JetBlue Reservations: 1-800-JETBLUE.
American’s partner airline Seaborne Airlines has connections from major hubs such as San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tortola, BVI and the US Virgin Islands, Martinique, Guadeloupe & Dominica.
United Airlines Since their merger with Continental Airlines in 2012 United’s Caribbean coverage is even better! If you are considering traveling to Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup Races in Bermuda United Airlines is a great choice.
United’s other Caribbean destinations include: Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas (Nassau, Abaco/Treasure Cay, Abaco/Marsh Harbour, North Eleuthera), Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Jamaica (Montego Bay), Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico (San Juan), St. Lucia, St. Thomas, USVI, and Dominican Republic (Casa de Campo, Santo Domingo), Costa Rica, Guatemala. United Airlines Reservations: 800-864-8331.
United Airlines also offers nonstop Saturday service from Chicago to Grand Cayman, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos Islands, nonstop service from Newark to St. Kitts & St. Lucia; Nonstop from Washington DC’s Regan National Airport direct to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and Trinidad. There are also non-stop flights to the Caribbean from Los Angeles, Houston, Denver… Call United reservations at: 800-864-8331 and visit the United Airlines web site for details and latest specials: www.united.com
Virgin Atlantic, has flights to the Cuba, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, … Belfast, Lagos, Johannesburg, Dubai, Delhi, Hong Kong, Shanghai…
Through a partnership with Delta Airlines, Virgin has added service throughout the UK and many US cities as well as Glasgow, Manchester, Heathrow & Gatwick… Reservations from the UK: +44 (0) 344 874 7747 and in the US: +1 800 862 8621 Click here for the full list of Virgin Atlantic reservations contact numbers.