Caribbean Airlines launches first ever non-stop flight between New York and St Vincent and the Grenadines

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Caribbean Airlines launches first ever non-stop flight between New York and St Vincent and the Grenadines

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17 March 2018

By | 17 March 2018

Weekly flights will provide a cheaper way to explore the Caribbean

The first ever non-stop flight between New York and St Vincent and the Grenadines landed this week, providing a new gateway to the luxurious Caribbean islands.

Operated by Caribbean Airlines, the new route will cut the journey time from 7 hours with one layover to less then 5.

A roundtrip will cost approximately $550 per person.

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St Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island nation in the south of the Caribbean. It comprises the main island, St Vincent, and a chain of 32 smaller islands.

It is also the location for the filming of much of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Wallilabou Bay on St Vincent was the scene for the opening shots of the Curse of The Black Pearl, and Captain Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann were marooned upon Petit Tabac.

Caribbean Airlines’ New York flight will arrive at St Vincent’s new Argyle International Airport. It is expected that these will boost the tourist economy because there will no longer be a need for passengers to get a connection in another country.

The islands provide some of the best waters for diving in the Caribbean – Shutterstock Caribbean Airlines  New York St Vincent and the Grenadines Group Created with Sketch. The islands provide some of the best waters for diving in the Caribbean – Shutterstock

The islands offer powder-white beaches, adventures through rainforests, and diving to explore the underwater flora and fauna. They also hold quiet luxury resorts and spas in which to relax after a hard day sunbathing on the uncluttered beach.

Tourism has not fully developed in St Vincent and the Grenadines, meaning that the islands are mostly empty of tourists and the idylls are silent.

“Our mission is to connect the region more closely,” Caribbean Airlines CEO Garvin Medera said in a statement. “[And] our valued customers can look forward to a schedule that allows for easy and convenient travel.”

At the end of 2017, Air Canada launched a direct flight from Toronto to St Vincent.