Caribbean connection: Lines expand routes

NEW YORK -- In time for the high season and wintry weather, airlines are adding seasonal service to the Caribbean.

Details are as follows:

• Northwest Airlines will add Nassau to its route structure on Dec. 18 when it inaugurates daily seasonal service from Detroit. Northwest' s final flight will be April 5. A319 aircraft will be used on the route.

• BWIA will launch Thursday roundtrips Oct. 31 from Washington (Dulles) to Tobago with continuing service to Trinidad. An introductory roundtrip fare of $350 must be booked by Nov. 15 for travel through Dec. 12.

• Delta will add service from Atlanta to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, and St. Maarten, effective Dec. 1. The airline also will increase its Atlanta departures to Aruba and add a nonstop Saturday flight from New York (Kennedy). From Cincinnati, Delta will introduce daily nonstop service to Nassau, also on Dec. 1.

• Air Jamaica will launch nonstop service to Belize City from Montego Bay on Nov. 21. The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

• Seaborne Airlines added a midday flight between St. Thomas and San Juan, for a total of three roundtrips per day. In addition, the seaplane carrier launched daily service between St. Croix and Old San Juan's Pier 7, near the cruise-ship docks.

• Club Med Columbus Isle, the Bahamas, will be served by weekly charter flights from New York and Miami this winter.

• JRS Tours will operate a "Jamaica shuttle" charter service from Cleveland and Pittsburgh direct to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Service will be Fridays and Mondays from Dec. 20 through April 25.

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