Caribbean Airlines on Tuesday announced that their London service will be discontinued on January 10, 2016. This follows the airline’s detailed review of its network and the current competitive environment. The airline has also taken the decision to withdraw the Boeing 767 fleet from its operations.
The airline in a press release noted that the decision has not been easy, since the airline’s customers have loyally supported the London service especially in the peak periods.
The release went on to state that the costs associated with maintaining the Boeing 767 aircraft operation, has led Caribbean Airlines to the decision of simplifying its fleet and focusing its limited resources to build connectivity in the North American and Caribbean markets.
Caribbean Airlines will assist its customers with finding alternative travel arrangements to/from London, having communicated its plans to the other airlines serving this route. A dedicated unit at Caribbean Airlines call centers will assist affected customers with their travel needs.
Passengers ticketed to travel after January 10, 2016 have the option of a full refund or re-allocation to other services where possible.
There has been growing speculation in the media for several weeks about the future of Caribbean Airlines’ future in the London market.