This paper provides an overview of the initial findings of the status of air connectivity in the Caribbean, looking at both intra-Caribbean and extra-Caribbean travel. In addition, it discusses key impediments to connectivity and the potential benefits from removing or reducing these impediments. Through the use of a modified gravity model it estimates the impact of improving connectivity, both in terms of air traffic and for the wider economy.
This analysis is not limited to the 19 Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) of CDB. Six additional countries and territories were included in the study in order to compare and contrast. These were Aruba, Curacao, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.