All airlines that were operating before the closure of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Airport Authority of Trinidad and Tobago informed that the flights would return to Piarco and ANR Robinson airport.
AATT’s corporate communication manager Zola Joseph said that most of the airlines had provided their winter schedules and will start operating between September and November.
The airport authority of Trinidad and Tobago informed through its websites that the airlines that will be operating out of the Piarco airport are Air Canada Rouge, Venezolana, British airways, Liat, Turpial airlines, JetBlue, Copa airlines, Suriname airways, Caribbean airlines, United airlines, Rutaca and Trans Guyana Airways.
Joseph said KLM royal Dutch airlines is expected to start its route from Amsterdam – Barbados – Trinidad – Amsterdam. This schedule is for November 2021.
Manager Joseph said, “The authority has continued to work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts and the ministry’s implementation agency, Tourism Trinidad Ltd (TTL), as well as the THA’s Tobago Tourism Agency, to increase airlift into destination TT. KLM is a Skytrax four-star rated airline and has an extensive network that includes services within Europe and to Asia, Africa, North America, Central and South America, and the Middle East. This route will allow us to build a market in Europe and undoubtedly assist with ongoing tourism efforts.”
According to the statement of Joseph, she said that the authority had been able to continue the flights at Trinidad and Tobago airport while obeying all covid-19 mitigating measures. These all operations have been carried out with the collaboration of the health ministry.
Adding more, she said that their covid-19 response system had held them to achieve accreditation through the Airport Council International Airport Health Accreditation programme.
Manager Joseph said, “The programme provides airports with an official assessment of how aligned their health and safety protocols and procedures, introduced because of the covid19 pandemic, are in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations. We continue to assess and evaluate our protocols.”