CAL invited to Panama

By NY Net News
Posted on 15 May 2012 at 5:44pm

The invitation by Panama to allow state-owned airline, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to fly directly to the country from Port-of-Spain will bring tremendous benefits to Trinidad and Tobago.

Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar made the statement in response to the invitation by Panamanian President, H.E. Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal at the opening of the second Caribbean Investment Forum. It was held at the Hilton Hotel on Monday.

Berrocal said he has already held talks with CAL and has requested that CAL conduct direct flights into Panama.

Persad-Bissessar said the new south south connection would make it easier to fly to Central and South America.

“In order to travel South we had to travel North, thanks to Panama and COPA and finding a new way of flying to the South. So when we go to Brazil, when we go to other American countries, we fly through Panama. And now we thank for the offer for Caribbean Airlines to fly direct to Panama, as we will be able to penetrate Central America, South America without having to travel North to come back down South.”

“I do believe that Trinidad and Tobago has a tremendous amount to benefit from our friendship with the President of Panama and the Government of Panama,” Persad-Bissessar added.

Persad-Bissessar added that “indeed, tomorrow I leave for Belize for the Commonwealth Local Government Forum” she added that she would have to travel to Miami and what should have taken her a few hours she would spend a day and a night getting to Belize.

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