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Topic: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: lvhgel
Posted 2012-11-06 04:50:04 and read 1291 times.

As per this article (Only in spanish)

http://www.vocero.com/oficial-cierre-de-american-eagle-en-la-isla/

- Closing operation by April 1, 2013
- Employees will have the option to transfer to other stations.
- Lay off all non union employees.
- 15 flights daily, 350 employees, will increase flights to 18 in November (high season)but decrease employees to 250 until closure of local operations.
- The lease of all ATR flying locally will end by March 2013
- Jet Blue, Seaborn, Cape Air, Silver Wings and Virgen Gorda still serving the region from SJU, but the government looking for additional players.
- Markets that will lose service from SJU, Saint Kitts, Martinica and Curaçao.

Sad day is when jobs and services are lost..

Topic: RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-11-06 05:14:44 and read 1294 times.

I thought they were just going to replace the ATRs ith ERJs? I guess they decided against it.

Sad day...the ATR was always good-looking in AE colors. Now it's disheartening to see 10-15 sitting here on the ramp at MYR with all the Dornier Jets that have been "awaiting a new owner" for years. I've only seen 1 or 2 [AE ATRs] actually leave in the past year.  

Topic: RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: realsim
Posted 2012-11-06 07:54:28 and read 1294 times.

Quoting lvhgel (Thread starter):
- Markets that will lose service from SJU, Saint Kitts, Martinica and Curaçao.

AA doesn't fly SJU-CUR.

AA will no longer serve the following destinations:

- EIS
- PTP
- DOM
- FDF
- SVD

PTP and FDF could be served from MIA, but not the rest, as they have a short runway.

The other destinations that are flown from SJU and will still still be served from MIA are: SDQ, STI, PUJ, STT, STX, SKB and ANU. Apart from that, I suppose that SJU-CCS will continue, as it's a mainline flight.

Topic: RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: DeltaRules
Posted 2012-11-06 08:40:24 and read 1294 times.

Boy, it's sad to see things fold up there. I remember going on vacation in SJU and, among other things, admiring the mix of ATRs and heavies you'd see spotting there. I also remember thinking AE out of SJU would be a dream job as a kid.

AA down to 15 flights a day at SJU is something that seems impossible seeing that hub buzzing even a few years ago. Then again, I never thought I'd see one of these at SJU:


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...and did.

Topic: RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: lvhgel
Posted 2012-11-06 09:19:43 and read 1294 times.

Quoting realsim (Reply 2):
AA doesn't fly SJU-CUR.

I was just making a synopsis of the article.

Topic: RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: mah4546
Posted 2012-11-06 09:42:58 and read 1294 times.

American is working to get a third party airline to operate for them, either under American Eagle or a codeshare. It's supposedly in advance talks with Seabourne.

Topic: RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: miaskies
Posted 2012-11-06 16:35:29 and read 1295 times.

Did a little research on Seaborne seems like they have a fleet of DHC Twin Otters, if they were to fly under the American Eagle or as Seaborne would they be leasing bigger planes?

Topic: RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: commavia
Posted 2012-11-06 16:45:54 and read 1295 times.

Quoting miaskies (Reply 6):
Did a little research on Seaborne seems like they have a fleet of DHC Twin Otters, if they were to fly under the American Eagle or as Seaborne would they be leasing bigger planes?
Hmmm ...

Topic: RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13
Username: aaway
Posted 2012-11-06 19:12:49 and read 1294 times.

Quoting commavia (Reply 7):
Hmmm ...

Just to add to the "hmmmm", the President of Seaborne, Gary Foss, is a former AE-vp.


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