Lear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
Air Jamaica has no plans to serve DFW, according to their corporate communications department. With IAH only a couple hundred miles away, I'd say there's little chance of seeing them there. Of course you could always connect through IAH....
Jm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
Well the routes are going to be served by the A320. Your'e correct, they are having problems getting permission for Houston. But they are still striving for a June start up date for Den & Houston.Before that they are expected to acquire an A320 and an A321 as they explore the possibility of more routes.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3192 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1506 times:
JM's expansion to these cities out of MBJ continues their trend in developing the hub at MBJ as the main gateway from North America to the Caribbean. The single-aisle Airbus would certainly be the equipment of choice to launch these routes.
BTW, BWIA is also supposed to start service to IAH in September 2001. With their ATL service put on the shelf even before it started one wonders about that service.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3192 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1498 times:
BW has been in IAD for over one year now; that service started in 1999 with a leased 737-700, which has now been replaced with a 737-800. BW also has had a long-running arrangement with CO, including cooperation on frequent flyer rewards and other services. This is likely to be the basis for starting service into IAH (as was the case with UA in IAD).
Lear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
Air Jamaica applied for IAH-MBJ two years ago and had no trouble getting approval. It took about a week. They re-applied last Thursday, and I expect similar results...where did you hear they're having problems getting approval? The reason they never came was because the company bailed out; no regulatory body was stopping them.
BTW, AJ plans for five weekly A320 services to IAH starting June 7th, subject to change. I was surprised to see DEN on there, but either way they haven't applied for service there yet so nothing is final.
BWIA has had IAH service on their mind since October of 99. I can't wait to finally have them here in October. Their relationship with CO is pretty limited, but IAH is gaining popularity as a caribbean gateway. There's also oil involved. BWIA is set with UA as their American partner (hence IAD), so i don't think their serving IAH is alliance related. As far as I know they still plan to serve ATL. Flight 750, a 737-800 flying POS-BGI-ATL is still on Sabre, operating three time a week.