In June, American Airlines, the Caribbean’s primary air carrier, began to slowly resume flights to Caribbean destinations that had suspended travel in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As borders begin to open and travel begins to increase, the pre-holiday months of October and November will be critical months for the airline, as it begins to ramp up travel to the region.
The carrier recently announced that it will soon be piloting a preflight coronavirus testing program that will begin with Jamaica, where it currently flies twice daily to Montego Bay and three flights daily to Kingston, followed by preflight testing in the Bahamas.
“The testing that we will offer will be optional for the convenience of our customers. Jamaican residents that volunteer for our pilot program [and get a negative test result] will not have to quarantine upon arrival,” said Laura…