Aviation industry officials explore ways to make Caribbean travel cheaper, easier

ST. THOMAS - How could air travel within the Caribbean become easier, cheaper and more accessible? If it did, how would that affect the region's economy?

Those were just some of many questions tackled Tuesday during Caribbean Aviation Day, a one-day conference aimed at building up the region's aviation industry.

The aviation sector supports 140,000 jobs in the region and contributes about $3 billion - 7.2 percent - of the Caribbean's Gross Domestic Product, according to International Air Transport Association Regional Vice President of the Americas Peter Cerda.

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