More seats and less demand means super-low fares to the Caribbean
Sadly, some islands just aren’t going to see much leisure travel this year. Places like St. Croix, Dominica, and Puerto Rico, beautiful islands all, don’t have the hotels or infrastructure to support tourism right now. With those flights seeing little to no demand, airlines still need to fill the seats, and are moving flights to new destinations.
“Airlines are scrambling to fill planes,” says Marmontello. “All these flights that were supposed to go to St. Maarten, St. Croix, the BVI, Dominica, for the airlines to get their first-quarter lift, they have to source those planes into another market.
“They increased flights into Cayman, Aruba, Punta Cana,” he continues. “And that’s gonna drive the price down because the demand isn’t as strong as the additional capacity.”