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Regional airlines awarded cwc contract


ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The major air carriers based in the Caribbean have landed a major contract for the 2007 Cricket World Cup to be played in the region.

The consortium of Caribbean Star, BWIA West Indies Airlines, LIAT and Air Jamaica has been awarded the contract to be the official carrier for teams, media, sponsors and VIPs, and tournament officials during the March 5 to April 28, 2007 showpiece.{{more}}

Stephen Price, Commercial Manager at Cricket World Cup, made the disclosure last week Wednesday after a series of high-level meetings at the Royal Antigua Hotel.

“I can announce that we contracted the Caribbean consortium of airlines to be the official carrier for the teams, VIPs, media, sponsors and officials for the duration of the tournament,” Price said.

Price was among several executives from the regional and international travel industry who joined officials from the CWC, customs, immigration, security, land and air traffic management, visitor experience, and logistics in trying to come up with a framework to ease worries over airlift and congestion for the tournament.