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Ketch The Vibes..Jamaican Thread #13  
User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3098 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 12097 times:
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Welcome to the 13th installation of our thread...







Our national carrier carrier is well on track for it's break-even this summer and has seen load factors grow by 14 points..They anticipate the company will close 2009 with an overall load factor average of 73%..

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In other aviation related news:

Talks are being held with UA in operating a SFO-MBJ flight..
CM, TAM and LA will have charters to MBJ for the winter..
Accused hijacker of Canjet aircraft in MBJ will undergo psychologiocal evaluation..He is still in custody and will face 24 criminal charges....
The JTB has been boosting advertisments in an effort to regain confidence in the market..
JM to go daily to YYZ for the summer..
JM returns to BGI for the summer..
DL to retain call centre in Montego Bay..




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Play safe..


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User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 12090 times:
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Quoting JM079 (Reply 200):
Then there is the news that Kingston will soon see the construction of a traditional Chinese garden at the Hope Botanical Gardens which will become a major tourist attraction.

Am sure this will gain the interest of the Chinese Tourist Bureau..It will be interesting to combine tours of the Bob Marley museum with a tour of these traditional garden..This will be a major attraction amongst Asian travellers..

Quoting JM079 (Reply 201):
In the meantime, Cummings said some Jamaican hotels have been working with tour operators to re-work their rates to accommodate visitors, who had initially planned to travel to Mexico, because of the Latin American country%u2019s competitive room rates.

This statement confirms Mexico is indeed cheaper than Jamaica..It contradicts the statement made earlier by The CTA...

Quoting JM079 (Reply 202):
Cuba expects fewer tourists this year even though the island closed the first quarter of 2009 with a two percent increase over the same period last year, said Marrero.

I expect them to pull through this situation..

Quoting JM079 (Reply 199):
The general consensus here is things are progressing well

I agree...Hopefully with the new rotations, they will be able to maintain their ontime performance for the summer..



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 12054 times:

http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/...ic/stories/2008/10/06/daily50.html

Came across this report about Bruce Nobles and his time at HA and the fact that he was able to turn the carrier around. There is a recent report here ( http://pacific.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2009/04/27/daily26.html ) about there first quarterly profit.

Are we to attribute the success of HA to his efforts?

Well, so far he seems to leading Air Jamaica in the right direction as from the feed back from the staff he has everyone on board including the unions.

There seems to be unanimous consent that they will have a good summer season.


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 12045 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Thread starter):
CM, TAM and LA will have charters to MBJ for the winter..

Good to see that these 3 carriers will be gracing the tarmac at MBJ. I thought JJ would have operated during our summer which would be Brazil's winter.

Quoting HummingBird (Thread starter):
Talks are being held with UA in operating a SFO-MBJ flight..

If JM eventually decides not to re-instate the LAX route ( wether seasonal or not ) I guess they will also try to arrange for UA to operate LAX-MBJ or a SFO-LAX-MBJ.

Quoting JM079 (Reply 2):
Well, so far he seems to leading Air Jamaica in the right direction as from the feed back from the staff he has everyone on board including the unions.

There seems to be unanimous consent that they will have a good summer season.

 checkmark  Lets hope mother nature ( hurricanes ) co operate.

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Teachers fly high

'' Representatives from the island's national carrier, Air Jamaica, gave teachers at Windward Road Primary and Junior High School a well-deserved break from teaching yesterday, as they took over the classrooms. ''

'' Twenty-one-year-old Moreland also brought words of wisdom and encouragement to students in 7W. The young Denham Town resident has soared high above the odds and has graduated from the Caribbean Aviation Training Centre as a privately licensed pilot. ''

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090507/lead/lead3.html

Quoting HummingBird (Thread starter):
Welcome to the 13th installation of our thread...

Great '' Yaad '' pics.



greenheart
User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12008 times:
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Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 3):
I thought JJ would have operated during our summer which would be Brazil's winter.

Hopefully if the season is a success, I would not be surprised to see year round charters to Jamaica.....

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 3):
I guess they will also try to arrange for UA to operate LAX-MBJ or a SFO-LAX-MBJ.

There has been ongoing discussions over the last two years..They wanted to keep both markets separate as it appeals to different clientele...The SFO hub was suppose to serve as a feeder from the Northwestern coast and Asian connections...

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 3):
Representatives from the island's national carrier, Air Jamaica, gave teachers at Windward Road Primary and Junior High School a well-deserved break from teaching yesterday, as they took over the classrooms. ''

Back in the day, they hand selected 3-4 students from each Primary school and they were offered a cross island flight on the A300....



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 11976 times:



Quoting JM079 (Reply 2):



Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 3):
Lets hope mother nature ( hurricanes ) co operate.

Following on my posting about Bruce Nobles role in rehabilitating HA where it has so far performed quite efficiently and has been posting good financial results.

I questioned his capacity to do so at Air Jamaica bearing in mind that several attempts have been made ever since it was returned to the GOJ to made it efficient and profitable.

Well, it seems as if his team and the board are in operating as one.

Air Jamaica has release a statement today and I am awaiting to read it in full details
but the online edition of the Jamaica Observer and online radio streams are quoting from it
that the carrier is on tract to meet its stated objectives.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/tools/breakingnews/bnm.asp?bn=1214

Once the full statement is available it will be posted.


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11971 times:

Bahamas has advised that work is to commence soon on the rehabilitation of its main airport in Nassau. Project should last over two years and once it is completed will allow the US to use it to process passengers for entry into America.

When I visited two years ago there was some work that was going including the building of second runway.

http://www.thenassauguardian.com/bixex/132668876987361.php

....:Construction on the first phase of the Lynden Pindling International Airport redevelopment is expected to kick off by late June, with the announcement of a general contractor to come within a month, Guardian Business can confirm.

It's at that point the $400 million dollar transformation and expansion of the existing and aging facility will begin, on target with earlier projections for demolition and a construction start by the second quarter.

Watson said there has hasn't yet been any construction on the property set to become the new U.S. departure terminal, with work so far limited to maintenance efforts.

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Jetblue will start service at the end of the month and reports out of MBJ has indicated that the airport is gearing up for its arrival as its presence will significant enhance the airport effort to become a regional hub.

The impending arrival of flights from SFO, PTY, SCL and GRU for this winter season will definitely allow the airport to achieve this objective.

All the major renovations to departure terminal have been completed.


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11932 times:



Quoting JM079 (Reply 2):
Are we to attribute the success of HA to his efforts?

Well, so far he seems to leading Air Jamaica in the right direction as from the feed back from the staff he has everyone on board including the unions.

There seems to be unanimous consent that they will have a good summer season.

How long was Mr. Nobles at HA ? If all go according to plan without any major hiccups I too am very confident JM will have a very good summer.

'' In a statement today the national airline - which is currently undergoing divestment - said that 82 per cent of available seats were sold resulting in a record load factor. On-time performance improved 50 per cent on the same month last year. ''

This is quite commendable when you factor in all the challenges the aviation industry in general currently face. Considering the fleet was reduced and 100% of their flights were completed for April is also quite an achievement.



greenheart
User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11927 times:
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Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 7):
'' In a statement today the national airline - which is currently undergoing divestment - said that 82 per cent of available seats were sold resulting in a record load factor. On-time performance improved 50 per cent on the same month last year. ''

I believe the company will be looking at adding widebody capacity within the next 2-3 years..Routes such as JFk and YYZ can fill a widebody year round...I also believe the GOJ should change their curtrent bi-lateral agreement with Canada in order to facilitate JM selling seats to MBJ...

Quoting JM079 (Reply 6):
Jetblue will start service at the end of the month and reports out of MBJ has indicated that the airport is gearing up for its arrival as its presence will significant enhance the airport effort to become a regional hub.

I imagine the summer and winter presence at MBJ....



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11921 times:



Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 7):

This is quite commendable when you factor in all the challenges the aviation industry in general currently face. Considering the fleet was reduced and 100% of their flights were completed for April is also quite an achievement.

These achievable goals simple did not happen just like that as base on research Air Jamaica has totally revamp there management structure and has appointed suitable qualified people to regenerate the national carrier. Here is what Bruce Noble has done as he talked to Mark Pilling in the current issue of http://www.flightglobal.com :

........"Industry veteran Bruce Nobles has returned to struggling Caribbean carrier Air Jamaica to turn around the perennially loss-making airline and prepare it for imminent privatisation.
Since arriving in late October Nobles has moved fast to build a new executive team at the carrier, which had been led by acting chief executive and former Air Jamaica executive William Rodgers for the past year.
Nobles has recruited former Global Aero Logistics chief executive Subodh Karnik as executive vice-president commercial and hired Howard Hall as Air Jamaica's chief financial officer. Karnik is a former senior marketing and planning executive at Delta Air Lines and has also worked at Continental and ATA.
Nobles first worked with Hall at the carrier earlier this decade when they worked together in exactly the same roles. He has brought Hall back to Air Jamaica from the Insurance Company of the West Indies where he was chief financial officer.
Nobles says he was approached by Jamaica's finance minister to come back to lead the country's flag carrier. He first worked with Air Jamaica in the late 1990s leading an evaluation of the airline for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Then owner Butch Stewart asked him to implement its recommendations in 2002 but the arrangement didn't work out and Nobles left nine months later.
Nobles was then part of attempts to acquire Hawaiian and Aloha Airlines when they were in Chapter 11 bankruptcy but neither succeeded. He has since been working as an aviation consultant and running a small logistics business.
The Jamaican government decided in late 2007 that it would sell the airline it nationalised in 2004. It retained International Finance Corporation to oversee the privatisation and set a deadline of March 2009 to divest Air Jamaica.
For Nobles the task is to see this through and simultaneously restore the airline's poor on-time performance, reduce costs and push the carrier towards break even. It has never made a profit.
"The target is to get Air Jamaica adequately capitalised with the right strategy and direction for the company to get it to profitability," says Nobles. "I believe this is possible."


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11903 times:



Quoting JM079 (Reply 9):
These achievable goals simple did not happen just like that as base on research Air Jamaica has totally revamp there management structure and has appointed suitable qualified people to regenerate the national carrier. Here is what Bruce Noble has done as he talked to Mark Pilling in the current issue of http://www.flightglobal.com :

 checkmark  Some people may downplay Mr Noble's efforts with JM but alot of work has been done ( and is currently being done ) to see the carrier operate profitably and efficiently.

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 8):
I believe the company will be looking at adding widebody capacity within the next 2-3 years..Routes such as JFk and YYZ can fill a widebody year round...I also believe the GOJ should change their curtrent bi-lateral agreement with Canada in order to facilitate JM selling seats to MBJ...

JM would do well with the VFR's travelling to/from YYZ from Western Jamaica.



greenheart
User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11897 times:
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Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 10):
Some people may downplay Mr Noble's efforts with JM but alot of work has been done ( and is currently being done ) to see the carrier operate profitably and efficiently.

These same people will be left behind...Obviously they missed the progress train...

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 10):
JM would do well with the VFR's travelling to/from YYZ from Western Jamaica.

With the increase in bookings, they should look at the A330-300 for capacity expansions..The A321s have too many issues especially to JFK and YYZ during the summer and winter..



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11893 times:



Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 10):
Some people may downplay Mr Noble's efforts with JM but alot of work has been done ( and is currently being done ) to see the carrier operate profitably and efficiently.

Those changes that we have seen so far such as the route network, greater utilization of the fleet, heavy focus this summer on there VFR market, the revamping of there management, eliminating there inflight meal service and introducing later there BOB and the cut in staff are all major strategic moves.

I am told there are other changes to come such as a re-working of there incentive program for travel agency, an improve online booking tool.

So, the ground was laid and we are seeing the result of these.

What is commendable is the fact these results are being achieved in an environment where other carriers are seeing fall off in business.


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11884 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 11):
With the increase in bookings, they should look at the A330-300 for capacity expansions..The A321s have too many issues especially to JFK and YYZ during the summer and winter..

There is concern that the current capacity from YYZ to KIN can't meet the demand especially during the summer and winter months.

Air Jamaica currently uses the 321 on a daily basis, Air Canada the 319 and now we will have Skyservice 757 and Transat 310 both will be once weekly. This is happening for the first time in many years.

There are over 300,000 Jamaicans here so you get a sense of what sort of market exist.

We are already aware of the strong leisure market to MBJ.

There is strong indication that Air Canada will increase capacity on the KIN route once this recession is over as GOJ has just announced a sleugh of new incentives this week in the parliament. The IFC ( International Financial Centre) wil be targeting Canadan business.


User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11866 times:



Quoting JM079 (Reply 9):

Quick question is the article on the main page?

Regards
BWIA 772



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User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11822 times:
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Quoting JM079 (Reply 13):
There is concern that the current capacity from YYZ to KIN can't meet the demand especially during the summer and winter months.

Air Jamaica currently uses the 321 on a daily basis, Air Canada the 319 and now we will have Skyservice 757 and Transat 310 both will be once weekly. This is happening for the first time in many years.

There are over 300,000 Jamaicans here so you get a sense of what sort of market exist.

We are already aware of the strong leisure market to MBJ.

In addition to the connections offered by AA from YYZ...If JM were to double it's capacity at least 3 per week, it will evntually increase it's market share..

There is strong indication that Air Canada will increase capacity on the KIN route once this recession is over as GOJ has just announced a sleugh of new incentives this week in the parliament. The IFC ( International Financial Centre) wil be targeting Canadan business.

I agree...

I believe Canada is very protectionist over it's aviation industry........Over 6,000 Jamaicans will be participating in the Canadian work programme this year.In addition to those already on the programme, this is huge revenue pool for carriers serving the Canadian market...JM desperately needs access to the MBJ-YYZ market...



Here is an interesting article in Travel Agent Magazine in regards to the salesman and his ambitious plans for Jamaica...

http://jtbonline.org/Documents/Travel%20Agent%20LowRes.pdf



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User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11812 times:
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Kingston's Tinson Pen Airport will now be relocated to The Caymanas Estate..

In his contribution to the 2009/2010 Budget Debate last week, Samuda said the Tinson Pen airstrip would be relocated near the complex

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090508/lead/lead5.html




The following is a copy of my letter that was sent to the Air Jamaica In-flight service manager expressing my profound gratitude to the crew of Flight No. 015 on May 1, for the assistance rendered towards me, showing much care and concern, and also to commend them for doing a great job.

In spite of what anyone may say about Air Jamaica, that would never deter my wanting to travel with my national airline.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090508/letters/letters6.html



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User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11802 times:



Quoting JM079 (Reply 13):
There is concern that the current capacity from YYZ to KIN can't meet the demand especially during the summer and winter months.



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 11):
With the increase in bookings, they should look at the A330-300 for capacity expansions..The A321s have too many issues especially to JFK and YYZ during the summer and winter..

Agree. I think that aircraft would be ideal for JFK, YYZ and LHR/LGW**

** When the restart in the future.

Quoting JM079 (Reply 12):
What is commendable is the fact these results are being achieved in an environment where other carriers are seeing fall off in business.

 checkmark  Very commendable indeed.

Quoting JM079 (Reply 13):
Air Jamaica currently uses the 321 on a daily basis, Air Canada the 319 and now we will have Skyservice 757 and Transat 310 both will be once weekly. This is happening for the first time in many years.

There are over 300,000 Jamaicans here so you get a sense of what sort of market exist.

We are already aware of the strong leisure market to MBJ.

It is quite obvious that the demand exceed the current capacity.

Quoting BWIA 772 (Reply 14):
Quick question is the article on the main page?

I saw it when I first clicked the link earlier but not on main page anymore.

Quoting JM079 (Reply 13):
There is strong indication that Air Canada will increase capacity on the KIN route once this recession is over as GOJ has just announced a sleugh of new incentives this week in the parliament. The IFC ( International Financial Centre) wil be targeting Canadan business.



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 15):
I believe Canada is very protectionist over it's aviation industry........Over 6,000 Jamaicans will be participating in the Canadian work programme this year.In addition to those already on the programme, this is huge revenue pool for carriers serving the Canadian market...JM desperately needs access to the MBJ-YYZ market...

I think the agreement that is shared with Canada is very unfair and restrictive towards JM. There was a thread regarding EK and YYZ and they were also restricted from increasing frequencies and as such will deploy the A380 on the route to increase capacity instead. JM need access to YYZ-MBJ.

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http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magaz...UNE__NOW_DOWN_TO______BILLION_.asp



greenheart
User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11781 times:
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Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 17):
** When the restart in the future.

Hopefully in time for 2012 Olympics....It will another round of sweeps for the Jamaican contingency..

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 17):
Agree. I think that aircraft would be ideal for JFK, YYZ and LHR/LGW**

Definitely...One could be assigned to London, the other will be assigned to do YYZ and JFK daily..

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 17):
Very commendable indeed.

Am sure those critiques who had wished for the closure of JM, are now reading this with a clenched fist..



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User currently offlineIlanbwoy From Jamaica, joined Feb 2009, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11769 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 18):

3 to 4 a330-200 series would be ideal. It can hold 293 in a 2 class config wheras the 340 used to hold 278 when it had 3 class. Its also ideal to me because the 300 series even though it can hold more it might be restricted on the flight across the pond and that to me defeats the purpose. They can rotate them between jfk/yyz/lon and brazil if they get south america going.

They could have a rotation like this...

a/c 1 - kin/lhr
a/c 2 - lhr / mbj / kin / o/nite ck
a/c 3 - kin / jfk / kin / brazil
a/c 4 - brazil / kin / yyz / mbj / kin

Here i go again. Anet Jm ceo..lol


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6222 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 11755 times:



Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 19):
Here i go again. Anet Jm ceo..lol

Some woudl argue you might do a better job!



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11724 times:



Quoting BWIA 772 (Reply 14):

Quick question is the article on the main page?

The article is by Mark Pilling is in the feature section and was on the first page

Quoting JM079 (Reply 9):
Nobles has recruited former Global Aero Logistics chief executive Subodh Karnik as executive vice-president commercial and hired Howard Hall as Air Jamaica's chief financial officer. Karnik is a former senior marketing and planning executive at Delta Air Lines and has also worked at Continental and ATA.
Nobles first worked with Hall at the carrier earlier this decade when they worked together in exactly the same roles. He has brought Hall back to Air Jamaica from the Insurance Company of the West Indies where he was chief financial officer.

Other people to join the team includes( http://www.airjamaica.com/TheExecutives.aspx )


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11721 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 15):
I believe Canada is very protectionist over it's aviation industry........Over 6,000 Jamaicans will be participating in the Canadian work programme this year.In addition to those already on the programme, this is huge revenue pool for carriers serving the Canadian market...JM desperately needs access to the MBJ-YYZ market...

I think we looked at the air service agreement in three threads ago and highlighted that it was not in Air Jamaica or any other Jamaica based carriers favor. Jamaica is only allowed to fly to YYZ and YUL and one airport west of Ontario.

I believe the GOJ is being timid in its approach toward the MBJ route and a more aggressive approach by the new owners will be a reality.

BTW. there is news item about Air Canada today that says they have lost CAD400 million in the first quarter

http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc...=CTVNews%2f20090508%2fAC_q1_090508


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 11689 times:

An update on the proposed sea plane operation of a Canadian investor that was highlighted two threads is one step closer to become reality. Hospitality Jamaica is reporting that the company has commenced operations with services between the north and south coast.

http://hospitalityjamaica.com/news3.html

....""Hopefully, this is the beginning of a new mode of commercial transportation between the north coast and the south coast," said Hamilton. "The investors plan to transport passengers (foreigners and locals) between both places, who would then be ferried to shore," he further explained. This would reduce the one-and-half to two-hour drive time to about 20 minutes by air.

He said the investors had already been landing a small seaplane in Black River, which was being utilised exclusively for private use. It has a capacity to seat about five or six persons, but plans are being made to have a larger plane coming into the island, which could hold up to 12 persons.


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11678 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 18):
Hopefully in time for 2012 Olympics....It will another round of sweeps for the Jamaican contingency..

Late last year when the GOJ embarked on that sensitation prrogram to inform the Jamaican diaspora in the UK. There was understanding that the GOJ will work towards JM returning to the UK in time for the London summer games. The Jamaica Diasopra Foundation - UK

http://jamaicandiaspora.gov.jm/diasp....php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

has been pushing for this.

Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 19):

The immediate future of the carrier looks very good. There are two major events that will be arriving soon - namely the deadline for the divestment plus the end of the summer program. That will determine whether or not they were able to meet there financial projects.

We already know that such information is not hidden or hard to come by as the carrier is a publicly funded company and has to release it.

Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 19):
a/c 1 - kin/lhr
a/c 2 - lhr / mbj / kin / o/nite ck
a/c 3 - kin / jfk / kin / brazil
a/c 4 - brazil / kin / yyz / mbj / kin

I can see options 3/4 becoming a reality asap. Jamaica see Brazil as the next frontier for market diversification.

Humming posted this link ( http://jtbonline.org/Documents/Travel%20Agent%20LowRes.pdf ) which looks at the strategy being pursued to increase visitor arrival


25 HummingBird : NW and Air Caraibes utilises them on long haul flights..With JM's config, it should make the flights from London - Kin with ease..However, I believe
26 JM079 : Air Jamaica is continuing its drive to streamline its operation and to boost revenue for the summer. In line with such an approach it will be introduc
27 Post contains links JM079 : The State of Qatar will be investing US75 million in a project to create a five-star resort on the Caribbean island of Cuba. The oneline edition of Ja
28 HummingBird : Its about time....Last year the company had to bear the cost of operating baggage only flights to GND...With the new system, it guarantees the arriva
29 HummingBird : A sad moment..Hopefully we will maintain our momentum throughout the recession....
30 JM079 : I understand also that the company has instituted the following measures to bolster there revenue drive: nonrevenue is not allowed for staff for the
31 HummingBird : Admirable...This in the now time for JM to be an example in the industry.... JFK and FLL are particularly out for the foreseeable future.. All the be
32 Post contains links JM079 : I am reading that posting of yours earlier about the strategy of GOJ . Clearly they have identified Port Antonio for the upscale market: Ocho Rios as
33 HummingBird : When Ed decided to re-organize the operations of JAMVAC it was one of his best decisions as they are responsible for securing airlifts for the island
34 Post contains links JM079 : The link from travelagentcentral.com was in a pdf which mades it difficult to copy and read so I have download a different version for better reading
35 BWIA 772 : Air Jamaica and JM079 thanks for the the info regarding the flight global story! I see that the new baggage policy for BGI is to charge for the second
36 AirJamaica : I hope they can iron out a reasonable deal which will allow JM to operate YYZ-MBJ but it will be a very sensitive issue indeed. Agree. I am sure it w
37 HummingBird : Miles ahead of the competition...I can see why Jamaica remains on top in the region... This was anticipated...I expect them to add frequencies as the
38 AirJamaica : When exactly will JM discontinue ORD until the seasonal service resume ? Some travelers will initially frown no doubt but virtually all carriers are
39 JM079 : ORD will becoming seasonal as of this winter and will not operate during the off seasons. So, we will only see summer and winter flights. As for LAX
40 JM079 : Lets just watch and see which of these airports the carrier will operate from. As we all know Virgin and British Airways are from Gatwick. I will spe
41 JM079 : No, problem man. I will bet that it will only be a matter of time before they too implement such a measure. If you have been following all the reason
42 JM079 : Those are my exact sentiments and I am now just reading your posting. Everything that the carrier is doing so far has my confidence as there a major
43 LimaNiner : This would be *great*! Currently, the most attractive options involve a stop in MIA, ATL, or IAH. A non-stop would be *fantastic*!
44 AirJamaica : True. In fact it ( the no baggage fee ) could have been used as a marketing tool but I know they need to raise extra revenue and like the other carri
45 Post contains images BWIA 772 : The above logic may be applied by AA as well especially given that they make quite a bit of money from its caribbean network!    and it will be int
46 AirJamaica : Very true. If/when AA decide to add the baggage fees to international routes such as to the Caribbean, they may be selective as to which destinations
47 Post contains links HummingBird : A video of KIN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ge1eGgoWC8&feature=channel TS operated 5 A310s into MBJ...3 ex YYZ, 1 YHZ and YUL... ..................
48 Post contains links JM079 : http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/video/?fr_story=FRdamp351808&rf=bm Interesting video about two major airports - Jetblue new terminal at JFK and EK at D
49 Post contains links HummingBird : Am not sure about the carrier, but this was a hard landing in MBJ..For those who are familiar with the approach, the aircraft was too high.... http://
50 Post contains links HummingBird : More clips of MBJ AC A319 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCA0R19zExU SSV B752 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cw8YnOf6LI&feature=related This video cl
51 Ilanbwoy : You know, JM79 and Hummingbird seem to be very much in the loop and have been spot on so far with info. I personally think Atl and lax will be back by
52 Jm02 : I had previously said it was only a matter of time before JM would charge for baggage but i never expected it to be so soon. I'm guessing GND and BGI
53 AirJamaica : What I cannot remember is how long this service lasted. I clearly remember it was in the 80's and a for a very short duration though. The charters an
54 AirJamaica : That 07 approach was high. Reminds me of my visit to MCO in 2006. The AA A300 also did a hard landing and it was obvious it was a bit high for the ap
55 HummingBird : Thanks...Thats the benefit of having 15 years of friendship, lol.. If things go according to plans, LAX may be back by Sept/Oct.. Currently they have
56 Post contains links JM079 : http://www.travelagentcentral.com/ai...ta-pay-10-percent-commission-15039 I came across this link that deals with an incentive that Delta has throw at
57 JM079 : Thanks for the compliment as that means alot. We have had too many negative things said about JM and because we have direct link to them we can provi
58 JM079 : SFO is not an Air Jamaica initiative but that is something that the Jamaica Tourist Board, Ministry of Tourism and Jamaica Vacation (JAMVAC) are purs
59 JM079 : Interesting feedback there as I am sure they have though about the reaction of the market that they are introducing these changes to. But there is so
60 Ilanbwoy : No prob for the compliment. I agree with you that the logical thing is to divest it. I must commend this govt for maintaining their stance with regar
61 AirJamaica : Interesting initiative. Notice the areas/destinations that they have targeted. What I like re all these new baggage charges being implemented is the
62 Speedbird2263 : I concur.
63 Ilanbwoy : Did JM always perform heavy checks on the A320's/A321's in MEX since acquiring them ? Jm service planes wherever they dont have an outstanding bill /
64 JM079 : I am in total agreement with your observations that the previous government during there 18 years in office mismanaged the national assets of the cou
65 JM079 : A few thread back I made the observation that this whole exercise of telling the Jamaica people that they want to divest the carrier and that they ha
66 HummingBird : Lake Charles was a disaster from the begining..Aircrafts were sent with defects and returned with defects..Mrs Williams was instrumental in signing a
67 Post contains links AirJamaica : Ja among top tourism spots reaping windfall from deadly flu outbreak '' JAMAICA, as predicted by Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) head Way
68 HummingBird : I hope they get a chance to tap into the lucrative Russian market..Significant benefits to be gained from this venture..... I assume they will be sel
69 Post contains links JM079 : Barbados Free Press (http://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/ ) has a story online about travel in the Caribbean and has these youtube clips of 1938 an
70 JM02 : There was a story in yesterday's Observer about The Dominican Republic applying to join Caricom again. When the current members say yes and this could
71 HummingBird : " target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iph_-...UQ-zI Interesting.... Do you think the JTB will extend the AA subsidies for another year?
72 Post contains images AirJamaica :    Agree. Gold mine. Another option which would not be too complicated for travelers. I agree that the two class A330 would be ideal for JM operati
73 AirJamaica : I would think they would maintain DFW-MBJ for the connections.
74 JM079 : There is clear indications from all those statements from the tourist board, Jamvac and the tourism ministry that it will be expanded/extended and th
75 HummingBird : Just heard a rumour... Talks have broken down between the lessors of the current A321s..They have asked for their return..I heard the company may acqu
76 Ilanbwoy : A310's......very interesting. If this is indeed the case, it might work out to be a blessing in disguise for JM. The majority of the senior pilots wer
77 LimaMike : Shocking news! If these posturings do turn out to be true then this would represent yet another harsh blow to JM 's operation and planned divestment,
78 HummingBird : I will be getting an update soon, will keep you posted... Another new rumour.. Apparently Skylan Airways is facing scrutiny ( operation Kingfish) due
79 AirJamaica : Inevitably it will cause disruptions if this is actually so. Hoping that's what it is....just a rumor. What a time it would be for this ! Don't even
80 HummingBird : I remember the person we collectively call Mr Chin in Jamaica... I am not able to provide details, but here is a brief.... 1..A conversation was enga
81 Ilanbwoy : This is not good news. Not good news at all. JM is obviously trying to minimize costs and as such want to renegotiate on these newer a321 payments. U
82 AirJamaica : Well, Cuba has reported its first H1N1 case. Don't have a link sorry; heard it on the mid-day news.
83 HummingBird : I agree..The A319 and A320 is not a option for these routes as it cannot handle the capacity and the baggage..Lets see what happens as this may turn
84 Post contains links AirJamaica : http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090512/...on_re_la_am_ca/cb_cuba_swine_flu_1 I know North American leases B752's and B763's which JM use many times but
85 HummingBird : I was refering to all three.. This was posted earlier this year..It shows the lease cost of aircrafts up to Jan, 09.. A300-600 $160-280,000 A310-300
86 Post contains links HummingBird : In the news,, Air Jamaica Limited hereby requests a waiver of the Department's regulations governing nondiscrimination on the basis of disability to t
87 Post contains links HummingBird : Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Senator Don Wehby, has confirmed that two offers have been received for
88 Post contains links LimaMike : Don't do it! - Bahamian PM admonishes immigration officers for 'offensive behaviour' towards Jamaicans http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090513
89 Post contains links HummingBird : For those who have extra coffee and time...The OCJ has released the 196 page report on the Heathrow slot sale.. http://www.ocg.gov.jm/website_files/..
90 Post contains links AirJamaica : "The result is powerful, effective and forthcoming with numbers that will satisfy all our stakeholders in Jamaica. I will not say how much, I only wa
91 Jm02 : Don't know if anyone has read the CG's report but he was certainly very thorough and Jamaica should thank him. As is now clear Minister Davis ''exceed
92 Post contains links AirJamaica : $10-m travel bill '' Montague said the air fares were heavily discounted as it would have cost each participant US$220 per night to stay over for two
93 Post contains links HummingBird : It amazes me how the Bahamian PM waited until the arrival of Bruce Golding to make such a statement..This has been ongoing for the past 7 years.... T
94 Post contains links LimaMike : [quote=HummingBird,reply=93] While we might be justified in questioning the timing and sincerity of the Bahamian PM's statements, one perhaps can put
95 AirJamaica : Was not aware of this. This must have been very frustrating to departing passengers and JM alike. This whole issue is far worst than what I had previ
96 HummingBird : Further research has shown the same treatment being extended to Haitian nationals... It was common to see between 10-12 pax per flight.. Ed has been
97 Post contains links AirJamaica : AA is having a pre-summer fare sale between KIN & FLL for US$185 inclusive of all taxes. Not bad but as expected the purchasing period is very short a
98 Post contains links HummingBird : Desperate much!!!!!! " target=_blank>http://www.radiojamaica.com/content/...9/88/ Am glad GoGo provided these figures as Chastinet tends to be melodr
99 AirJamaica : When they initially mentioned this new fee I got the impression your second US$25 bag would also be on the same flight and if you wanted to avoid the
100 HummingBird : Believe me, JM is capitalising on the revenue pool... These are AA stats for Nov, 08.. DFW-MBJ 3256-2307*****71% FLL-KIN 4440-1211******27% JFK-MBJ 3
101 LimaMike : Whether or not this policy applies to JM flights to Jamaica is not the real issue. The fact is I can understand the concern/frustration of potential
102 HummingBird : Lets say it was a (single) decision based on filling the coffers......The flights are already subsidied, even with 10 pax on the flight, the company
103 JM02 : Fully agree. Imagine the uproar if a dominant carrier to Ja was to charge for your 2nd baggage then say they would not deliver it for upto 7 days. Th
104 HummingBird : DOT Nov,2008 CO EWR-MBJ 2165-1890 87% IAH-MBJ 2962-2397 80% JM ATL-MBJ 4054-2653 65% BWI-MBJ 5452-3886 71% FLL-KIN 13806-8225 59% FLL-MBJ 5224-3277 62
105 AirJamaica : This is true but the fact of the matter is there are still many people who are not fully aware that the US$ 25 fee that applies to the second baggage
106 Post contains links AirJamaica : JetBlue to fly to St Lucia '' Beginning October 15th, 2009, JetBlue Airways will serve St Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport with three weekly fl
107 Post contains links HummingBird : I did some research on the issue and found the following information.... Prior to this policy, passenger were allowed to carry 2-3 pieces checked and
108 AirJamaica : With this previous baggage generosity I can imagine the situation during the summer and X-Mas holidays on JFK-GND. Must have been chaotic. What I wou
109 LimaMike : " target=_blank>http://caribbeannetnews.com/news-164....html It appears as if the Bahamian PM's utterances regarding the treatment of some Jamaican n
110 HummingBird : A real headache for baggage handlers.....I agree with your concept, but eventually some bag will be left behind.. It should get more interesting with
111 Post contains links HummingBird : B6 will be offering new services from BOS to NAS, SJU and CUN for the winter season.... After October, DL will no longer resume it's daily JFK-POS ser
112 Post contains links HummingBird : [] But Sue Rosen, senior director, customer service, said today that the airline expects the bags to travel with the customers most of the time. The a
113 Post contains links AirJamaica : Government orders probe into airport incident '' He said as far as he was aware, the police made their usual checks of the aircraft after he and the o
114 AA1818 : I'm sure it's for similar reasons people complained about BW in POS: 1) The on-time performance for such a small carrier is/ was terrible. 2) People
115 Post contains links AirJamaica : Belize-bound plane crashes http://www.radiojamaica.com/content/view/18014/88/ Holding their own against the competition from US. Not bad. These are AA
116 HummingBird : I realise the details are sketchy, but we should hear more on Monday... I doubt it, it will be a costly run and they are trying to utilise their own
117 Post contains links AirJamaica : Airport drug bust '' He told The Sunday Gleaner that when searched, the drugs were discovered. Llewellyn surmised that the drug was destined for a Vir
118 Post contains links JM079 : Much has happen within a week but Air Jamaica has advised the government that its improved performance since the business plan was implemented has res
119 AirJamaica : For some reason I am unable to open that link. But it is commendable that projections for JM this summer looks good and also the positive results alr
120 Post contains links JM079 : My sentiments. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/8054775.stm He is in YYZ soon I had that initial problem but there is much more going on as
121 Yellowtail : You won't see it back.
122 JM079 : News out of St Lucia today has it that an AA flight was delayed last week due to a security breech at the airport. The foreign Affairs Minister of tha
123 JM079 : Am not sure that Delta is willing to give up such a lucrative route. Perhaps this is just a seasonal adjustment as Port of Spain is poise to rebound
124 JM079 : The stats for LAX have been quite good but despite that it simple goes to show that it is the yield that matters. In previous post we were able to ma
125 AirJamaica : Good news indeed re the A320 as they will need it during the summer based on the current fleet number and tight schedule. Also happy the A321's will
126 Speedbird2263 : So then I assume I have no need to heave another sigh at just seeing two JM 321's over at the paintshop/maintenance hangar here at MIA? I could be mi
127 Post contains links JM079 : http://www.iberworld.com/ Spanish leisure carrier Iberworld has commence weekly service from MAD to MBJ. Flighs will operate on Mondays" IWD918 Dep 16
128 LimaMike : That is good news, as further fleet reductions and any accompanying disruptions would've been unthinkable.
129 AirJamaica : I know two JM aircraft were recently in MEX undergoing mx but not certain of the aircraft types. Not certain if the two you saw in MIA are the same o
130 Yellowtail : Can the 333 make that? BTW, I see Airbus...is upping the MTOW on some 320s..will this affect JM? Might give some of their 320s slightly longer / bett
131 JM079 : There fleet consist of the 200 and 300 series
132 Post contains links JM079 : Some updates on the past weekend http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/..._OBS_DOUBLE_SIX_STAR_DIAMOND__.asp Air Jamaica operated the 320 on saturday as
133 Post contains links HummingBird : Usain Bolt returned to KIN today on Virgin..... Jamaica and Paris are the only two international destinations featured in MSN's 14 best Summer Destina
134 LimaMike : While that might be a welcomed upgrade to the 320 series, this would not have any impact on JM unless they were to acquire these upgraded versions in
135 Speedbird2263 : Food for thought
136 HummingBird : The fuel stops were pre planned based on the fact the more recent A320s were used...Only the older A320s eg 624, 626 and 628 were able to operate the
137 HummingBird : I am now being informed, the new baggage policy will only be effective on flights to GND... Starting June, JM will be having a crew layover in GND...
138 Post contains links AirJamaica : Whatever protocols they have in place regarding ' VIP ' travelers I think it would have been far less embarassing for him had he exited and redo the
139 AA1818 : Is that because the Barbadian Gov't wouldn't let JM charge for bags? Does DL still serve BGI? They are starting a fee for checked bags soon on intern
140 AirJamaica : DL will charge US$ 50 for the second checked bag for tickets purchased on/after April 22nd 2009 for travel commencing July 01st 2009 for internationa
141 BWIA 772 : DL serves year round but increases frequency due to seasonal demand! Regards BWIA 772
142 Post contains links JM079 : Those two JM planes at MIA were those that they trimmed from fleet earlier. Impressive publicity that is always welcome. Over the weekend a number of
143 Post contains links JM079 : http://www.travelweekly.com/article3_ektid194198.aspx Travel week in there May 7 edition looks at the possibilities of the Cuban market if and when it
144 HummingBird : I agree..MBJ will get an added summer boost when B6 will have it's inaugural flight tommorrow..
145 Post contains links JM079 : http://www.onecaribbean.org/content/files/IndustryperfOCT08.pdf The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has released its performance review for last year a
146 Post contains links AirJamaica : O.K. AirTran will be in MBJ with charter flights soon. Who knows...maybe they will be eyeing the English/Caribbean more especially when the economy p
147 JM079 : Is there a ferry that goes to this Cay? There presence will be felt in many ways that you can imagine. I suppose that there point of entry into the C
148 Post contains links AirJamaica : No formal ferry transportation. It is accessible by boat from Morgans Harbour. There are also organized trips in conjunction with Morgan's Harbour Ho
149 JM079 : Skyservice has updated there info sheet for the summer flights to KIN. This year they will be operating twice weekly from Toronto - Thurs, Sun. In pre
150 Post contains links JM079 : American Airlines (AA) will do what it can do to make sure its competitive in the marketplace, fight hard for every customer, and take care of the cap
151 Post contains links HummingBird : I know ED will be on the hand to meet the flight..At that time he should announce another boost for the industry.. With the expected increase, we can
152 AirJamaica : Great coverage there for KIN this summer from YYZ. I thought AC would have deployed their B763's for that period but I see where they have the A319's
153 OB1504 : What are their registration numbers? Who will they be going to?
154 Post contains links JM079 : http://www.britishairways.com/travel.../public/en_gb?gsLink=searchResults BA commencing service to MBJ is a welcome development and a major achievemen
155 Post contains links HummingBird : AC will continue to use either the A319 or A320 on the route..AC is cautious about it's capacity to KIN and would rather keep its profits at a sustai
156 JM079 : Not sure at this point but I will check and post that info It was just last night that we were sharing this info about the coming winter and we highl
157 HummingBird : Am aware of 6Y-JMS msn 1966..It will be returned to ILFC N221LF...
158 Post contains links HummingBird : The "Blue" is enroute to MBJ.. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU779
159 Jm02 : Good news for MBJ to see the return of BA, this bodes well for future developments in Mobay and makes it alot easier to attract BAs connecting traffic
160 Post contains links Jm02 : It's no longer a rumour, its now a fact that Jet Blue is going to KIN. http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayRe...story/05-21-2009/0005030591&EDATE= I exp
161 Yellowtail : Now I know we can help BA with those yields to MBJ...continue that flight to BZE and we can ensure the belly comes in full of UK MoD cargo and goes ba
162 Jm02 : MOD cargo to BZE is moved on ships that resuplly BZE quarterly. Currently the troops fly into MIA then into BZE, I think there is scope for this to be
163 Yellowtail : Not the perishables, mail etc....that must come by air. BATSUB (British Adventure Training...) have indicated that they WILL buy space on any commerc
164 HummingBird : Based on the strategies outlined by the 'salesman', we can assume this flight will operate to facilitate the European connections....The MBJ to Londo
165 AA1818 : Excellent news for Jamaica. At a time when many Caribbean islands are seeing reduced service, both KIN and MBJ get new carriers at an amazingly rapid
166 HummingBird : The B6 flight arrived early..It was raining at the time.. A light load on the return leg... Hopefully, will post pics later...
167 SKYYBLUE : Looks like JetBlue announced service to Kingston, Jamaica starting in the fall.
168 HummingBird : With another non-stop alternative from JFK, looks like the traffic for DL, AA and NK will be affected... Regardless of B6's entry into the market, JM
169 Post contains links JM079 : From all indication the matter is broader than that as there is a mandate given to expand significantly the airlift to Jamaica. It was reported that
170 JM079 : Here is a golden opportunity for some direct air link between Belize and Jamaica. British Airways in the past operated a LHR to Nassau then to Kingst
171 Post contains links and images HummingBird : Pics from B6's inaugural flight....Weather was rainy..Flight arrived early and was greeted by Ed Bartlett and Wayne Cummings..
172 AirJamaica : I knew they would eventually be back in MBJ at some point, wether its a subsidy arrangement or otherwise. I also did not expect them to abandon KIN a
173 Contrails15 : I was on the ramp crew that loaded and pushed out the flt from JFK. Very festive sending out party we had up here. Send off went well with much better
174 JM079 : Great pics Hummingbird. But I wud hate to be there as the rain wud rain a very good vacation. But I can tell you that Toronto is awash in sunshine. J
175 Post contains links AirJamaica : CHTA plans tourism highlighting campaign '' The association in a statement said its executives will be putting together a proposed plan of action to i
176 Post contains links HummingBird : Based on the diversified products being offered by Jamaica and the planned marketing promotions by the salesman, there is no doubt this flight will b
177 Contrails15 : I'm not allowed to give out specific numbers but I can tell you that the fligtht was sold however most of the pax were non revs. Mainly people that j
178 Post contains links HummingBird : DL resumes it's ATL-KIN-ATL services today.... .......................................................................................................
179 AA1818 : I didn't realize DL had stopped the route. What is Dl's frequency into MBJ and KIN ex ATL? AA1818
180 Post contains links HummingBird : It was suspended in Jan..Previous flights were operated by S5 with DL mainline in the busy travel period... Current 2 daily to MBJ with a 3rd flight
181 LimaMike : It is interesting that MBJ has gotten dedicated service. With BA 's Thur/Sat schedule it means that both BA 777 and VS 744 will grace the tarmac at M
182 Post contains links JM079 : The same exist at the moment when you can see both the 747 from Virgin and the 777 from BA at KIN on any given mondays. As speculated that this will
183 AirJamaica : " target=_blank>http://www.thenassauguardian.com/bix...2.php Very smart move there by UP. Can't beat 'em join 'em. And as I have predicted many times
184 HummingBird : Quite impressive, these are the figures Ed was trying to achieve... TUI is supposed to start services from Germany for the winter...I expect the book
185 JM079 : If you were to take your cue from Air Jamaica when they operated the route -MAN/MBJ, then it is only a matter of time before Virgin comes on board. A
186 JM079 : BA schedule for this winter reveals that it will operate 4 fights a week to GCM via NAS. One weekly to PLS and to NAS 5 flights a week using the 767 a
187 Post contains links HummingBird : I agree..Look at Jamaica's latest boutique hotel..... http://www.moondanceresorts.com/cliffs/ http://www.skywritingsmagazine.com/i...content&task=vie
188 AirJamaica : Work horse it is for VS's leisure markets indeed. I have seen 3 of their B744's at MCO all at once on more than one occasion. Jamaica have some spect
189 Wadadli : Not JA related but may be of interest whats happening in BGI right now...
190 Post contains links JM079 : Quite interesting developments there. Flightstats.com is showing some significant delays on all departures for BGI today. Who is responsible for all
191 HummingBird : Thanks for the info.....The spotters in ANU should be excited to see an A340 on their tarmac... Nice features.... I agree..It should be even more uni
192 AirJamaica : Appreciate the info Wadadli. A mess indeed for the travelers and airlines but not for the spotters in ANU. Neither me. But my aunt and cousin flew VS
193 Ilanbwoy : Dl 698 came up ram from kingston today. The schedule i believe is daily the first few weeks then it goes down to 5 x week in july. I could be wrong b
194 Post contains links JM079 : http://guardian.co.tt/news/business/...-instruments-didn-t-detect-sulphur This report out of Port of Spain looks at the matter of contaminated jet fue
195 Post contains links JM079 : Bermuda has given some indications as to the severity of the fall out in visitor arrival for 2009. We rarely ever get info on this destination but off
196 Post contains links JM079 : The news that British Airways will be returning to Montego Bay in the fall has spurred a number of the high end properties across the Island to shift
197 Post contains images HummingBird : It is scheduled for daily service..... IMO, the companies affected should be fully compensated... They charge relatively high fares on the route sinc
198 JM079 : This is so atypical of how business is conducted in our region with this laisser faire mentality as honestly if this was elsewhere the uproar would b
199 Post contains links AirJamaica : Regarding their PUJ service I understand that the flight will be shared with ANU. It routes LGW-ANU-PUJ-ANU-LGW. Guess they are allowed to carry pass
200 Post contains links and images Speedbird2263 : Canadian Tourists Shot At on Jamaican Vacation Although I lament the lack of 'planning' per se on the tourists' part, I am simply at a loss for words
201 Post contains links JM079 : It is now official as the Caribbean Aerospace College is now open: http://caribbeanaerospacecollege.com...x.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid= The instr
202 Post contains links JM079 : We can add to the list Condor - FRA Livingston Airlines - MXP Virgin Atlantic - LGW -----------------------------------------------------------------
203 JM079 : This incident was rather unfortunate but it was not an attach on the guest as from the reports they inadvertently left the highway and drove into a v
204 Speedbird2263 : Finally! I am really anxious to see this school grow and prosper as I am quite confident Jamaican's and Caribbean people will be very receptive to th
205 Post contains links HummingBird : New Thread Up.. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ms/general_aviation/post.main?9995
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