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American Eagle To Vieques - Did It Ever Operate?  
User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

Hello there and a happy 2008 first of all.

Just returned from Vieques Island near Puerto Rico. Apparently, American Eagle had started service there in 2005 or at least planned to. Anybody knows if that ever really happened or not and why or why flights have ceased? At the small airport there was still an American Eagle sign. Any info welcome!

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4578 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4967 times:

No idea, but my counter question, does Vieques Aviation still fly there to downtown Puerto Rico with Trislanders? Hope you can write a short trip report. I tried to fly them in 2004 when I was there but I didn't due to hurricanes.

nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4947 times:

Yes, Vieques Air Link still flies the Trislander and I had the pleasure to fly on it, although from Fajardo not San Juan.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34613 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4861 times:

Yes, flight did launch. They ended, IIRC, because of runway construction. Eagle planned to return, but never did.

User currently offlineLVHGEL From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2007, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4787 times:

As far as I know, there are two issues:

1) Airport certification for the ATR
2) Unfinished Hotel and resort projects. The size of the local traffic is uneconomical for American Eagle ATRs, but fine for the Viques Airlink Trislanders and Islanders. (they serve from, Fajardo, Isla Grande, and if memory serves me well also from Luis Munoz Marin airport).

See their schedule here http://www.vieques-island.com/val/Schedule.htm


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