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Is Airtran Going To Expand In The Caribbean?  
User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 521 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Have heard some rumours that Airtran is going to expand in the Caribbean in 2009. Does anyone know if this is true? Surely hope so. I think their is money to be made there.

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3562 times:

It's definitely something that has been expected for some time now. SJU was really more of a big toe in the water move, but I think that they will definitely focus on adding cities in the Caribbean next year as opposed to new markets in the US. Of course the big question is what cities? My short list:

NAS Already has US Border preclearance facilities so those flights could operate out of any FL gate.

STX or STT Like SJU, they're located within a US territory and would not require having to go through all of the customs rigmarole.

SXM Just so the A.net photographers can have a new airline to take photos of from Maho Beach.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3544 times:

Didn't FL already fly to the Bahamas,but stopped from ATL?


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3519 times:



Quoting United_Fan (Reply 2):
Didn't FL already fly to the Bahamas,but stopped from ATL?

They used to fly to Freeport from ATL and also BWI, but pulled out of Freeport a few years back supposedly due to the airport hiking their landing fees and the resort FL was working with refusing to cover the increase in the fees.


User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

I find Airtran a lot like NK and B6, then it's a question of time when they will venture overseas (SJU and STT don't count as overseas).
If they want to fly out of ATL (not good idea with DL in ATL) or one of their airports in the South is another thing.
BTW, I've been wishing to see some airline do with PBI something a bit like what NK has done with FLL.



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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

All three carriers are LCC's. And no aircraft in thier fleet will make it across the pond.. and dont you think adding a widebody ac to thier fleet would defet the purpose of being an LCC.. Jetblue first started with a business plan of having three different planes in thier fleet, but then switched to one... and well now they have two.. but i wouldnt expect to see any of these carriers adding widebody aircraft with the way our ecomony is going.. not to mention jetblues directv only works in the united states. they would have to come up with a whole new system to operate outside of the us coverage. that cost $$$$$$ which im sure they dont have any intrest in spending... who knows, never say never !!!


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User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2947 times:



Quoting NASBWI (Reply 5):
All three carriers are LCC's. And no aircraft in thier fleet will make it across the pond.. and dont you think adding a widebody ac to thier fleet would defet the purpose of being an LCC.. Jetblue first started with a business plan of having three different planes in thier fleet, but then switched to one... and well now they have two.. but i wouldnt expect to see any of these carriers adding widebody aircraft with the way our ecomony is going.. not to mention jetblues directv only works in the united states. they would have to come up with a whole new system to operate outside of the us coverage. that cost $$$$$$ which im sure they dont have any intrest in spending... who knows, never say never !!!

WHAT??? LOL??? Did someone have one too many?

I think AirTran would do well starting a few routes out of BWI and ATL to the Carib.
BWI-STT
BWI-MBJ


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