Caribbean Airlines Mishap Confirmed

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News Americas, PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. June 28, 2011: Caribbean Airlines on Monday confirmed cabin pressure failure aboard one of its flights.

The mishap that caused some concern to passengers occurred on flight BW455 between Jamaica to Barbados Sunday.

However, one of the 48 passengers on board were injured, CAL Communications specialist Laura Asbjornsen told the local media.

“I haven’t had any reports of injuries,” she said. “There will be a full report… we are going through the entire maintenance review.”

Asbjornsen added that the plane had been taken out of service for a full maintenance.

The news comes as CAL announced that effective July 1, 2011, all Air Jamaica flights will operate under the same “BW” airline code as Caribbean Airlines.
This means that customers should expect to see Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines flights advertised with the BW code followed by respective flight number across all media advertising, airport and booking/ticketing information.

Operating under one “BW” code means that as “One airline, two brands” Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica will be able to realize the cost synergies that were anticipated from the onset. In addition to operating under the same flight code, the airlines are moving towards one fleet type for both Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica and customers will also notice that front line staff for both carriers will be custom uniformed to represent both brands.

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