Air Jamaica To Be Taken Over By Caribbean Airlines
- The government of Jamaica has approved the sale of Air Jamaica to Caribbean Airlines of Trinidad and Tobago with an effective date of April 12, 2010. Both companies will work together to provide a seamless transition into a Caribbean Airlines operation.
Caribbean Airlines will acquire the airline's fleet, route rights and will open a new hub at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport. The acquisition will make Caribbean Airlines the largest airline in the Caribbean.
Air Jamaica President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bruce R Nobles, stated in a memo to employees the transition team from Caribbean Airlines has begun reviewing employee files, company policies, conducted personnel interviews and a new company will be formed to hire personnel required.