Caribbean Star postpones Curacao launch

Miami, USA, June 30, 2006 – Officials of Caribbean Star Airlines have decided against beginning a run to the island of Curacao from July 13.

Officials this week said they’ve postponed the launch of the service until they achieve Category One status under the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority.

Caribbean Star’s CEO, William “Skip” Barnette, however, stressed in a statement Wednesday, that the carrier remains committed to beginning service to Curacao and will offer customers who already bought tickets a full refund.

The ECCAA, which regulates the aviation industry in Organization of Eastern Caribbean States countries, was awarded Category One status by the US Federal Aviation Administration in March 2006, requiring OECS-based carriers like Caribbean Star to be certified under the new guidelines in order to gain clearance to expand operations. Caribbean Star Airlines Limited was incorporated in Antigua in January 2000. (

  • Copyrighted by Reproduction in whole or part of our news, is available at a cost and CANNOT be replicated otherwise. Contact us at: for reprint queries.