Kingston, Jamaica (July 2, 2008): In a preliminary meeting on Monday, June 30, 2008 , Air Jamaica and Cayman Airways began to explore several areas of cooperation which would redound to the benefit of both carriers.
These discussions come on the heels of a meeting of Ministers of Tourism and International Transportation held in Antigua a few weeks ago where both airlines were present. That meeting was convened to discuss the crisis which the Caribbean region is now facing from the fallout in airlift which is as a result of the spiralling increases in the price of fuel and associated challenges in the airline industry.
Both airlines agreed to meet and discuss areas of cooperation that could reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Tourism is a common factor for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands from North America and in that regard both airlines agreed that ways need to be found to not only maintain but increase airlift to their respective territories through joint cooperation
Attending the meeting were Shirley Williams, Chairman and Will Rodgers, Acting President /CEO along with other Air Jamaica executives. From Cayman Airways there was Chairman, Angelyn Hernandez as well as Olson Anderson, Vice President Flight Operations.