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West Caribbean Airways Starts West Aruba  
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

WEST ARUBA a subsidiary from WEST CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS, has launched their new wesbite WEST ARUBA

West Aruba, Aruba's newest low-cost airline, is a member of the West Caribbean Airways Group. The West Caribbean Airways group consist of West Colombia, West Costa Rica, Heliandes, AeroRegional and the lastest West Aruba.

It is the intention to become Aruba's premier choice of transport, to provide direct and affordable service from Aruba to several destinations in the Caribbean, North and South America.



Their new image:


It seems to me that they had playing with their new image about 1 month ago

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So maybe HK-4374X will be their first MD82 ?And some ATR's I guess?
Nice colors by the way and nice big Aruba titles...
Will they do the same stuff with West Costa Rica?


Their routes
Some spectacular destinations!!
Caribbean = Aruba, Curacao, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, St-Maarten
Latin America = Bogota, Medellin, Caracas and MANAUS???
USA = Fort Lauderdale?




Anyone more info on their current fleet and other facts?

Saludos and regards
Willem Alberto


Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
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User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2003 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

What do they do in Haiti ?
Les Cayes ?


User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Like a lot of things in Aruba, I have to see it to believe it....... their ticket office has been in AUA for a while now..... and the flight attendants also went trough or are going trough training.

I am still waiting for ArubaExel (now ArubaExpress) and Royal Aruban Airlines.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/globetrekker79/PICT0041.jpg
The West Aruba Sales Office at Reina Beatrix Intern'l Airport in AUA

Globe Trekker



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2105 times:

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 1):
What do they do in Haiti

Aruba is a shopping destination for haitians.
Just waiting the day West Aruba will come to PTY, getting to AUA or CUR from here is a major pain.



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineGoAibusGo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 274 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Hey Globe (conta),

ArubaExel or Express will not materialize, Sandmann and KLM abandoned their plans for this Aruba startup (since Exel left 'the game').

About West, I heard they (the Aruban owners) are looking for another partner to startup that company. So without West Caribbean Aruba.


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

it seems to be very intresant alternative from mde to other destinations avoiding pty or bog with other carrier. Will they have a hup operation in Aruba?

regards



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 3):
Aruba is a shopping destination for haitians.

Actually we have a lot of Haitian immigrants, coming to AUA to look for work. Before there were excellent connections to PAP via CUR wit the now gone ALM Antillean Airlines.

As I said before.. I have to see it to believe it.

Cheers!



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User currently offlineGoAibusGo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 274 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Well I truly hope that this thing starts soon. We need a new carrier, in either AUA or CUR to kill off BonairExpress and CuracaoExpress (formally Exel).

For sake of travelers and tourism we need those companies killed right NOW !!!


User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1427 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

When will they start service to CCS?


ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4391 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Good to see another Colombian business expanding to international markets.


Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2382 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 9):
Good to see another Colombian business expanding to international markets.

My thoughts exactly.!



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2570 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Would be very interesting if they flew (BAQ or CTG)-AUA-CCS and back. We need an air link from Venezuela to the Colombian caribbean urgently!! how can it be possible that people have to take long bus rides from Maracaibo to get to Barranquilla and Cartagena because it's too expensive to connect in BOG...??

User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Quoting GoAibusGo (Reply 4):
Hey Globe (conta),

ArubaExel or Express will not materialize, Sandmann and KLM abandoned their plans for this Aruba startup (since Exel left 'the game').

About West, I heard they (the Aruban owners) are looking for another partner to startup that company. So without West Caribbean Aruba.

Thanks for the information GoAibusGo! They should definitely start taking down those "Exel" signs at the airports in AUA and CUR. The ticket office in AUA still "proudly" says ArubaExel..........  

sidenote: BTW, does anyone know of the status of Winair/St. MaartenExpress and exactly whom of BonairExpress, CuraçaoExpress etc etc. will cooperate with KLM? And do any of these carriers have plans to expand to North- and/or South America?

Globe Trekker

[Edited 2005-05-14 06:11:13]


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