Delta Airlines is pulling out of Trinidad and Tobago on May 31. The carrier currently operates a weekly flight from Atlanta to Tobago and four flights per week from New York Kennedy to Port of Spain, Trinidad.

The carrier blamed the "challenges of the current economy" for the move, according to a statement emailed to travel agents.

Delta began service to both islands in December 2007.

The carrier's Caribbean network also includes the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Grenada service will launch June 5 with two weekly flights from JFK.

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