SAN JUAN – Caribbean Airlines expects to bring more than 25,000 passengers to Trinidad and Tobago for the twin island nation’s famous carnival, scheduled for Feb. 8-9, a company spokesperson told EFE Monday via phone.
The regional carrier is operating more than 200 flights during the carnival season, the spokesperson said.
“Carnival is one of the busiest times for arrivals into Trinidad and Tobago and we wanted our valued customers to experience first-hand the spirit of carnival,” airline Vice President George Reeleder said in a statement.
The Trinidad and Tobago government announced last Friday that it will treat the Zika virus as a public health emergency, despite the lack of any confirmed cases in the country, though it is present in neighboring nations.
Zika is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also carries dengue fever and Chikungunya.