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North American To Leave Aguadilla  
User currently offlineKimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Hey, all. According to an article in the business section of today's El Nuevo Día (in Spanish), North American Airlines plans to ends operations at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico's Borinquen Airport as of the 31st of this month.

The reason given was that because of jetBlue flying the same BQN-JFK route, NNA had to lower their fares to match B6's and thus made the route unprofitable for them. Now with NAA leaving, this leaves BQN with only B6, CO and Boston-Maine/Pan Am 3 (if they're still around).

I suppose it was just a matter of time. With three airlines flying to the same area out of a small airport, eventually one was going to lose money. Let's see if 2005 brings someone else to BQN and hopefully fly someplace other than New York.

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User currently offlineGMUAirbusA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Not suprising. I would have started shaking when they announced. NAA just can't compete.

User currently offlineLUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

It makes you wonder how long their Santiago and Santo Domingo services to the Dominican Republic will last, seeing how Jet Blue also flies those same routes. Even with a large Puerto Rican population in New York, North American just couldn't handle the pressure.

 Big thumbs up

John F. Kennedy International Airport: Where America Greets The World.
User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

well I really hope that we add a second round trip to BQN because even with the awful schedule we have, this city does really well for us and it would be great to add a second round trip.

User currently offlineRampero From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2004, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

North American is talk with P.R. goverment for move BQN operations to PSE, Ponce (Puerto Rico) second largest city of Puerto Rico.


"Ponce es Ponce" y lo demas es parking...
User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2345 times:

According to their website, NAA is also stopping JFK-STI.

User currently offlineAirfrancejfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

NAA pulled out of Santo Domingo in October 2004. Service to Santiago will also be suspended along with Aguadilla on Janurary 31, 2005. As a result, the only scheduled service for NAA out of New York-JFK will be to Georgetown, Guyana.

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