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Blue Mountains And Pitons: Caribbean Aviation 69  
User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 15108 times:

Caribbean 484 asked me to start a new forum...

News:

LI seems to be considering Chinese Aircraft for fleet replacement! Who will win the potential 18 plane order for regional aircraft, will LI look at getting 70 seaters as well?

BW announces x-mas schedule and will be operating a 757 on lease. Will we be seeing some 739ER in the future?

JM in its struggle to stay alive is now down to 8 aircraft and still no concrete word on divestment!


BTW we are now in our 3rd year of operation congrats to all the old posters who continue to post or do it less frequently and to the new posters for keeping the forum alive!!

Regards
BWIA 772


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[Edited 2009-09-23 13:55:25]


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User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6124 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 15249 times:

What happened?...no catchy tag line? like ....Caribbean Aviation 69: All warm tropical smiles or Curry Goat and Coconut water


When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 15213 times:

(Last Caribbean Aviation forum last post)

Don't quite recall if we've discussed this on the forum before, but here it goes:
How would flights from YHM ("Hamilton/Toronto" Airport) work for Caribbean destinations with heavy Toronto traffic?
Would passengers go for price regardless of the transfer time/cost between YHM and metro Toronto?

I see FLL does work as an alternate to MIA, but I'd think it's mainly because Broward county O/D traffic.

Quoting BWIA 772 (Thread starter):
LI seems to be considering Chinese Aircraft for fleet replacement! Who will win the potential 18 plane order for regional aircraft,

MA60 Chinese Turboprop aircraft
Would LI be allowed to fly it to SJU/STT ?



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineSpeedbird2263 From Jamaica, joined Jul 2006, 470 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 15196 times:



Quoting BWIA 772 (Thread starter):
Caribbean 484 asked me to start a new forum...

Got to hand it to ya..Great Thread Title  Wink

 twocents 



Straight'n Up 'N Fly Right Son ;)
User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 15207 times:

I don't think YHM would be a good option at all. Not much west indians in that corner and commuting from YHM into greater toronto area is quite difficult.

I tried it a few years ago and it really was NOT worth the difference in airfare to get into toronto.
Not sure if things have improved since.

I think a 3 times weekly Montreal flight might make sense though.



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 15163 times:



Quoting Inbound (Reply 4):
I think a 3 times weekly Montreal flight might make sense though.

From where? KIN, BGI, POS?



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8805 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 15138 times:
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Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 5):
From where? KIN, BGI, POS?

Currently, AC operates YUL-BGI and YUL-PTP 2x weekly. AC YUL-UVF, YUL-FDF and YUL-PAP all operate weekly. Notice that SXM isn't on the list.


User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2638 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15156 times:



Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 2):

Its a bad option for them, the reason YYZ is much better is because of the West Indian population, large business convinence and number of flights to connecting cities. Serving YUH will only make the airline lose money and there is no way airlines will fly from any destination to the Caribbean from YUH.

In response to the last forum on the number of POS-TAB flights,
CAL has 40 daily flights between POS-TAB-POS = 280 flights per week
280/550 about 50% of the total flights in the off peak season.
During the peak Christmas the airline in anticipating this year 670 flights.



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User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15153 times:



Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 2):
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To be honest I am not sure.. I think that it is reasonable to assume that LI will only go for an aircraft that can be flown on all of its routes i.e. meeting distance, payload, pax and regulatory requirements.

Also it seems that the GOJ has sold JM and the announcement will be made next monday. Please see the following link http://go-jamaica.com/news/read_article.php?id=12825.

Speedbird thanks for the compliment.

Regards
BWIA 772



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User currently offlineLimaMike From Jamaica, joined Feb 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15129 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 6):
Currently, AC operates YUL-BGI and YUL-PTP 2x weekly. AC YUL-UVF, YUL-FDF and YUL-PAP all operate weekly. Notice that SXM isn't on the list.

AC also operates weekly YUL-MBJ flights.



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15127 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 7):
Serving YUH will only make the airline lose money and there is no way airlines will fly from any destination to the Caribbean from YUH.

YUH?

Quoting Inbound (Reply 4):
I think a 3 times weekly Montreal flight might make sense though.

Do you mean BW pthrice weekly POS-YUL non-stop or via SXM?



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8805 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15084 times:
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Quoting LimaMike (Reply 9):
AC also operates weekly YUL-MBJ flights.

AC will operate these routes as well for the winter: YUL-AZS, YUL-NAS, YUL-PLS, YUL-POP, YUL-SJU will operate weekly. YUL-CCC, YUL-CYO, YUL-HOG and YUL-SNU will operate twice weekly. YUL-VRA will operate 3x weekly and YUL-PUJ 4x weekly.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8805 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15044 times:
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Caribbean Airlines launches its first Apprenticeship Engineering Training programme in A&C and Avionics:

"Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will save a substantial amount of money now that it is conducting its own in-house maintenance on its aircraft as opposed to having them sent to the United States, the airline's CEO Philip Saunders has said. He was speaking yesterday to reporters following the official launch of the airline's Apprenticeship Engineering Training programme in A&C and Avionics, held at the airline's Ire House Head office in Piarco. Some 20 local candidates have been selected for the programme which will provide four years of classroom instruction and on-the-job training at the airline's hangers at Piarco. The programme is also designed and structured to give candidates certification in the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence. Works and Transport Minister Colm Imbert, who also addressed the trainees yesterday, commended the airline on its latest training initiative. "The year 1981 was the last time something like this was done-28 years ago," Imbert noted."
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_business?id=161535865


KLM drops one weekly flight into Bonaire:

"Airline Company KLM is reducing the capacity for the coming winter season with 4 percent in comparison with last year’s winter season. The capacity for short and medium range distances will be reduced with 6 percent, and for distant flights with 3 percent. KLM announced the aforementioned yesterday. For the Netherlands Antilles, this only implies a change in the number of flights to Bonaire, as KLM no longer flies to Aruba. Until December 14th, when the Christmas period starts, KLM will fly to Bonaire five instead of six times per week. From December 14th until March 6th, the flights to Bonaire will be carried out as usual, namely six times per week. The cancellation of one weekly flight is due to a lesser demand from the Dutch and/or European market, the local departing general manager Wim Iserief explains. The number of flights to Curaçao will remain the same as well as the three weekly flights to St. Maarten."
http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_62827.php


User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 15023 times:



Quoting Inbound (Reply 4):
I don't think YHM would be a good option at all. Not much west indians in that corner and commuting from YHM into greater toronto area is quite difficult.

I tried it a few years ago and it really was NOT worth the difference in airfare to get into toronto.
Not sure if things have improved since.

YHM is expanding and there is good connections to downtown Toronto. While the West Indian population is small it is there maybe you can do a daily flight but maybe once or twice a week. There are flights to the Caribbean to Florida and the DR and to Europe.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 12):
Caribbean Airlines launches its first Apprenticeship Engineering Training programme in A&C and Avionics:

"Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will save a substantial amount of money now that it is conducting its own in-house maintenance on its aircraft as opposed to having them sent to the United States, the airline's CEO Philip Saunders has said. He was speaking yesterday to reporters following the official launch of the airline's Apprenticeship Engineering Training programme in A&C and Avionics, held at the airline's Ire House Head office in Piarco. Some 20 local candidates have been selected for the programme which will provide four years of classroom instruction and on-the-job training at the airline's hangers at Piarco. The programme is also designed and structured to give candidates certification in the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence. Works and Transport Minister Colm Imbert, who also addressed the trainees yesterday, commended the airline on its latest training initiative. "The year 1981 was the last time something like this was done-28 years ago," Imbert noted."
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index...35865

Excellent about time.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8805 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14993 times:
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"British Airways relaxes in the Dominican Republic with some Caribbean winter sun":

"British Airways prepares for the launch of its new twice-weekly service from Gatwick to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from October 26, 2009 reinforcing its position as the airline with more flights to the Caribbean than any other UK carrier. In addition to the flights to Punta Cana, the airline is also increasing flights to other winter sun hot-spots in the region such as St Lucia (from three to five flights a week), Barbados (from nine to ten) and Port of Spain, Trinidad (from three to five). Overall, BA will now fly 45 times a week to the Caribbean.
Richard Tams, head of sales at British Airways, said; "These new routes and increased frequencies underline our commitment to the Caribbean. It’s a popular destination with our customers and it’s due to demand that we’re increasing the number of flights to the region. We now operate to 13 destinations in the Caribbean - more than any other UK airline".
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=104274

"BARBADOS' TOURISM PRODUCT should receive a major boost from next month":

"President and chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) David Rice said yesterday that Jet Blue out of JFK Airport and US Airways from Philadelphia, should both be starting services to Barbados from October 1. He added that West Jet, with an increase of flights from three to five, should also be touching down at Grantley Adams International Airport from November 1."

"Rice revealed that important strides had been made within the past weeks in Latin, Central and South America. He said the BTA had held fruitful discussions with two large companies, one out of Brazil, whose representatives were coming to Barbados on Monday. Rice suggested attention should not only be directed to cruise passengers and airlift, but on sports and event marketing. He said the BTA was working closely with "some huge groups" in those areas and they expected by November to be making important announcements. (WG)"
http://www.nationnews.com/news/local/tourism-looking-up-copy-for-web

"The Queen is coming":

"Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, are expected to visit Trinidad and Tobago in late November. They have been invited for a state visit by President George Maxwell Richards, a release from the British High Commission stated yesterday. Her Majesty is expected formally declare the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting open on November 27."
http://guardian.co.tt/news/general/2009/09/24/queen-coming

"DOMINICA- Hoteliers welcome introduction of jet service":

"The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) Wednesday welcomed the announcement of a new jet service providing much needed airlift into the country.
“We are really glad to hear that because air access is certainly one of the biggest problems that we have in the tourism sector. We are obviously happy to see an increase of air lift coming into Dominica,” said DHTA president, Simon Walsh. Regional Jet Express says it will commence service to the island on October 18 as part of its daily operations to five Caribbean countries."

"Apart from Dominica, the other countries to benefit from the new service are Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands."

"Walsh acknowledged that it was a challenge getting new airlines to operate here and that the new service would benefit the entire tourism industry, adding “we hope this is one part of the solution to our air access for the coming season”.
http://csmenetwork.com/2/index.php?o...122:csme-network-latest&Itemid=211

Why Air Jamaica should be fully divested:
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/glean...r/20090924/cleisure/cleisure4.html


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14986 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 14):
Trinidad (from three to five).

Hope in time, Caribbean Airlines would be able to put that big hummingbird on the tail of a wide body and restart Europe.

BTW, Liat and the MA60, disgusting in my opinion. I would have preferred they go with the ATRs. Isn't ATR working on a new plane?



There is something special about planes....
User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9780 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15000 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 12):
Caribbean Airlines launches its first Apprenticeship Engineering Training programme in A&C and Avionics:

That is great news for Caribbean Airlines and Trinidad. Maybe they will eventually become a center of excellence in the region for 737NG maintenance. Will they also go for in-house maintenance of their regional turboprop fleet or wait it out until they have decided on replacement aircraft for their current regional fleet?

A388


User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14968 times:



Quoting A388 (Reply 16):
Maybe they will eventually become a center of excellence in the region for 737NG maintenance.

Panama Aerospace Engineering, wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Aerospace has an M.R.O. in BLB Howard airport here in Panamá. That's where CM does its major B737/E190 maintenance, but still minor maintenance is done it at CM hangar in PTY Tocumen airport cargo area (PTY old terminal).
As why that M.R.O. in BLB isn't popular among regional airlines, I don't know.



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User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 14923 times:



Quoting A388 (Reply 16):
Quoting SCL767 (Reply 12):
Caribbean Airlines launches its first Apprenticeship Engineering Training programme in A&C and Avionics:

That is great news for Caribbean Airlines and Trinidad. Maybe they will eventually become a center of excellence in the region for 737NG maintenance. Will they also go for in-house maintenance of their regional turboprop fleet or wait it out until they have decided on replacement aircraft for their current regional fleet?

The OLD BW did excellent in house maintenance. Air Canada and several other L1011 operators sent their aircraft to Trinidad for heavy maintenance. So this should be very easy for the NEW BW.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8805 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14770 times:
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"Caribbean Airlines (CA) is moving to improve its maintenance facilities which could generate business across the region":

"This is the third such programme held by the airlines, the first two being held in 1969 and 1981 by CA’s predecessor, British West Indian Airways (BWIA). CA CEO Phillip Saunders, after the launch, said because of the airline’s developmental goals, there has to be some improvement in their facilities. CA’s objective has always been, he said to develop improved facilities to develop its business."

“We are actually looking for alternative sites both for our head office and engineering department which will also enable us to actually expand our maintenance coverage to other airlines and other providers because we believe in our quality and cost advantage. So this will be a great opportunity for the future that will require new facilities and we hope to make progress on that as we move forward,” he said."

"Speaking at the launch, Works and Transport Minister, Colm Imbert, who also has responsibility for Civial Aviation, Air Transport and Caribbean Airlines, said the apprentice programme was a good sign."

“As CA seeks to build organisational capacity to meet new technological challenges, you will be the nucleus that will support the maintenance of new aircraft,” he said. Imbert explained that his ministry has been charged with the responsibility of ensuring CA is able to carry out all maintenance on their aircraft. He added, “Apart from the obvious economic benefits, it provides an incentive for us to seriously consider the expansion of Aircraft Maintenance into the Eastern Caribbean.”
http://newsday.co.tt/news/0,107965.html

Government teams up with Roraima Airways in promoting travel to the Kaiteur National Park:

"For many Guyanese, visiting Kaieteur Falls would have been an elusive dream. This dream can now become a reality with cheap flights being offered by Roraima Airways. The venture is a collaborative effort between Government and Roraima Airways. The flights will operate on Saturdays and Sundays and will depart from the Ogle Airport at 8:00 hours and arrive one hour later at the park. This offer will continue until the end of the year."

"According to Capt Gerald Gouveia, Managing Director of Roraima Airways, this move is to allow Guyanese to assist in the tourism drive. Tourism and Commerce Minister, Manniram Prashad, charged corporate Guyana to follow Gouveia’s lead. According to the Minister, Gouveia has heeded the advice of President Jagdeo who called on tour guides to make domestic tourism affordable. He said the industry suffered a thirty percent decrease however Guyana is the only country in the region that has seen a growth of eleven percent."
http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/20...24/cost-to-kaieteur-falls-reduced/


BTA makes progress in attracting new carriers to service Barbados:

"The BTA is actively seeking to increase airlift out of Europe, especially Germany and re-establish airlift out of Italy, as well as ongoing discussions about airlift out of Scandinavia, they were working on a number of other airline initiatives to provide direct services from Brazil, Panama and Venezuela, by 2010. In an exclusive interview with the WEEKEND NATION, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy said negotiations with the Latin American airlift was at "an advanced stage" with two airlines already approached, Copa Airlines from Panama, and Gold Airlines from Brazil, both of which were interested in starting a hub in Barbados. "We are hoping that if everything goes to plan, we should have airlift in the region of two flights a week by both airlines by next summer," Sealy said."
http://www.nationnews.com/news/local...-for-improved-numbers-copy-for-web


User currently offlineJM02 From France, joined Mar 2009, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14772 times:

Love the name of the new thread as I've climbed the Blue Mountains and drank several Pitons.

JM is to introduce a second baggage charge of US$25 for all economy customers who purchase tickets after September 25 for travel commencing October 14. Business class customers still get 3 free bags. No date has been set for the implementation fees on Canadian routes. As far as I know JM is the only legacy carrier charging on the US-JA routes that charges for the second checked bag, but I could be wrong.

JM implemented a buy on board scheme for economy customers at the start of September.

JM currently has 8 planes and operates 214 flights to 14 destination. Now that the GOJ have sourced funds from the World Bank to pay for the winding up cost the succesful bidder will be identified on Monday. No local entities put in a bid for JM.


User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14686 times:



Quoting BWIA 772 (Thread starter):
LI seems to be considering Chinese Aircraft for fleet replacement! Who will win the potential 18 plane order for regional aircraft, will LI look at getting 70 seaters as well?

If the Chinese a/c are up to western standards, then I say go for it. I remember when Air Caribbean flew the Japanese NAMC YS-11, those were AWESOME!

Quoting Captaink (Reply 15):
BTW, Liat and the MA60, disgusting in my opinion. I would have preferred they go with the ATRs. Isn't ATR working on a new plane?

If cost and efficiency are right, why not go with the Chinese planes. Chinese manufacturing and engineering has evolved a lot in the past 10 years.

Quoting BWIA 772 (Thread starter):
BW announces x-mas schedule and will be operating a 757 on lease. Will we be seeing some 739ER in the future?

I doubt we will see a 737-900ER in their fleet. I suspect what we will see is the continued expansion of their 737 fleet, and hopefully a replacement for the Dash8s as well as some E190LRs!

Quoting BWIA 772 (Thread starter):
JM in its struggle to stay alive is now down to 8 aircraft and still no concrete word on divestment!

JM used to fly about 16 aircraft. 9 A320s and 7 A321s. What is the current fleet? 1 A319 and how many A320s and A321s?

Quoting BWIA 772 (Thread starter):
BTW we are now in our 3rd year of operation congrats to all the old posters who continue to post or do it less frequently and to the new posters for keeping the forum alive!!

And thanks to those who get these threads up and running for us- yourself and Caribbean484 especially!

Quoting Inbound (Reply 4):
I think a 3 times weekly Montreal flight might make sense though.

on CAL to POS? It would be a great seasonal addition for all those Caribbean students at university in Montreal.

Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 7):
In response to the last forum on the number of POS-TAB flights,
CAL has 40 daily flights between POS-TAB-POS = 280 flights per week
280/550 about 50% of the total flights in the off peak season.
During the peak Christmas the airline in anticipating this year 670 flights.

Oh ok, I didn't realize that there were as many as 40 flights a day?!

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 14):
Regional Jet Express says it will commence service to the island on October 18 as part of its daily operations to five Caribbean countries."

It would be great to see these jets flying around the Caribbean. I hope this gets off the ground and isn't just some grand idea that will never actually take off! They say they are starting in October, but they don't even have a website yet!

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 19):
BTA makes progress in attracting new carriers to service Barbados:

BGI is really being aggressive here. CM would be a great addition to BGI and the Eastern Caribbean.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 19):
Gold Airlines from Brazil

I assume they mean "Gol" airlines. hahaha.

AA1818



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User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2638 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14690 times:

http://www.ctntworld.com/BusinessArticles.aspx?id=15168

Despite economic downturn Caribbean Airlines remains profitable
Wednesday 23rd September, 2009

In this year of economic turmoil, Caribbean Airlines may be one of the few carriers around the world to turn a profit.
This comes from its outgoing Chief Executive Philip Saunders. He says the airline has been strategic in how its handled its marketing, its consistently tapped the travel market with deals and has taken advantage of its routes to offer competitive fares. He says this has allowed the company to keep afloat.

But what has saved the company millions is having the capacity to maintain its own fleet. The company launched a maintenance apprenticeship programme today. And now, Caribbean Airlines is also considering changing its fleet. Mr Saunders says the leases of the company's current fleet of Boeing 737's is coming to an end and the company was looking at options.

While this is expensive, Mr Saunders says the company's has a healthy balance sheet which would help finance the operation. Mr Saunders says for the moment, the company is thinking strategically about how to expand throughout the Caribbean, whether by routes or acquisition.



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User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14687 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 22):

Extremely intriguing!!!

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 19):
"Caribbean Airlines (CA) is moving to improve its maintenance facilities which could generate business across the region":

Excellent news as well. First class maintenance needs first class facilities.



It is what we think we know already that prevents us from learning.......
User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6124 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14654 times:

Having some experience in talking to CM...I will believe CM service when I see it. Unless BGI is willing to give a rev gaurantee....


When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
25 Beeweel15 : Maybe BW424 & AA1818 can answer this. With all the talk about BW doing maintenance in house and offering to other carriers. Why did the former manage
26 AA1818 : A part of it has to do with incompetence. Everything from in-house maintenance to as little things putting winglets on the 737s among other things we
27 BWIA 772 : The YS11 were just awesome I loved them hahaha! I have to agree, with your logic regarding the Chinese aircraft. LI most likely will be presented wit
28 BW424 : Simple, the executives at the time weren't seeking the airline's interest. i.e. profitablity. They were focused on filling their own pockets and maki
29 9YCAL : What would the aircraft of choice be if they change the B738s? I was told they perform much better than the A320s so I hope they not going in that di
30 AA1818 : and Maracaibo and Washington, DC! hehe I agree I hope they stick with Boeing. I would love them to purchase the aircraft. Keep the 738s which seem ri
31 SCL767 : Expected, congrats to BW's management and staff. Indeed, quite commendable on BW's part since the new company was formed! "If it ain't Boeing, I ain'
32 Caribbean484 : I believe that US has this already, also B6 but this is an interesting move on the part of the airline, the one thing that distinguished itself from
33 Captaink : Yeah no doubt, but they sure are ugly.. HAHA... What's more on a more silly note, I hope they are stronger than Chinese cars that crumple ridiculousl
34 BW424 : I think they will stick with the 738's, but what I do think is that they might put a fresh order in for the newly improved 738 with an improved CFM56
35 Beeweel15 : It would be interesting. Especially for folks who want to spend the weekend somewhere else and take their car with them.
36 Post contains links Caribbean484 : Minor scare on Cayman Airways flight "Passengers on Cayman Airways flight KX604 to Kingston, Jamaica from Grand Cayman were given a minor scare when a
37 Divemaster08 : Wow good new for BA i hope! Out of interest... why is it that BA sees POS as a need for 5 flights a week? I would thought they would want to head ove
38 SCL767 : I agree, since the special summer flights from Venezuela were not as successful as the BTA had predicted. However, PY plans on operating a PBM-GEO-BG
39 Captaink : That's interesting, because I thought the service of late hasn't been doing too well, as Tobago has been seeing some steep drops in visitors. But yea
40 SCL767 : It should be noted that many Trinidadians also use the LGW-TAB flights as well, then connect onwards to POS on BW's 20 plus daily flights. Yep, the r
41 AA1818 : POS has a much steadier stream of traffic- business, VFR, connections from GEO as well as some tourists who come for bird watching etc. TAB, while it
42 Westindian425 : Been a while, guys.... I'm not sure if this was announced already, but Citrus (FL) is starting service to Aruba. So what's this about the LCC's infilt
43 SCL767 : DE will operate these routes for the winter: FRA-HOG-NAS, FRA-HAV, FRA-HOG, FRA-MBJ, FRA-POP, FRA-SDQ, FRA-AZS-POP, FRA-ANU-PUJ, FRA-UVF-TAB, FRA-TAB-
44 Trintocan : Good to hear the latest goings on in Caribbean aviation. The old BW had a very proud record of servicing its own and other airlines' planes and the mo
45 AA1818 : Awesome. I always thought the increase was simply a seasonal increase. Good to see regular flights between Venezuela (South America) and the EC. Hope
46 Post contains links SCL767 : I forgot to add FRA-VRA 3x weekly. Nope, BA is in POS for the long-haul. Also, BA has implemented new excess baggage charges: Effective October 7th 2
47 SCL767 : LAN Perú S.A. will introduce a new twice weekly B763 service between LIM and CUN effective 10/07/09: Vuelo LP626: LIM - MEX 13:15-19:00 Vuelo LP627:
48 AA1818 : Nice to see LAN being somewhat aggressive, especially to the "Caribbean" (c'mon, Cancun is pretty much 'the Caribbean' hehe. Are we likely to see LAN
49 LIA310 : I highly doubt there's a need for any GEO-CCS flights. Guyana and Venezuela actually don't have that much of a relantionship when compared to the rel
50 Trintocan : Indeed, the new BA baggage allowances actually apply to all flights to the Caribbean, Brazil and North America - they do not apply to passengers flyin
51 Captaink : That flight has always been quite popular, run, by Conviasa, before Aerotuy, Avior, and whatever other airline I can't remember. How is my little isl
52 LIA310 : Its the usual I guess, I went to visit some friends at Grenada Grand hotel a few times and even though it was low season I swore they where the only
53 SCL767 : LAN's Winter Schedule to the Caribbean: LA591* MIA-PUJ-SCL 07:00-19:50 LA592* SCL-PUJ-MIA 10:00-19:40 LA2594*** LIM-PUJ-MIA 12:45-21:15 LA2595*** MIA-
54 Post contains links and images Captaink : View Large View MediumPhoto © Timothy Choi - HKAEC Can't find the Jamaican thread, maybe someone will browse here and explain. But I found this p
55 Captaink : BTW been doing some browsing it seems as though Sunwing is the new charter sensation from Toronto. They already serve BGI and UVF, and are starting GN
56 A388 : In what regard does the 737NG perform better than the A320? I agree with this too and 97CAL mentioned this as well I think. I don't Caribbean Airline
57 Yellowtail : No way...more like piece so South Florida. The Caribbean could never be that tacky
58 Caribbean484 : Also KIN, they have a good service and in the need for revenues, where else but the Caribbean for the busy winter season. Canadians are finding it mo
59 SCL767 : LAN isn't being "somewhat aggressive". LAN is simply increasing frequencies due to the increase in demand. During the coming months, LAN Airlines wil
60 Post contains links SCL767 : Effective 10/4/09 GOL will introduce a new weekly service to Aruba: "Initially, flights will be operated weekly (on Sunday), departing from Guarulhos
61 A388 : Nothing new as this is the same flight which already operates on sundays. GOL also offers it's flights to CUR on saturdays through their website. A38
62 SCL767 : Thanks for clarifying, I thought the CUR flights operated on Sundays as well. On a side note, does GOL hold 5th freedom rights between CUR and CCS?
63 A388 : AFAIK they don't. A388
64 SCL767 : That makes sense, IIRC Insel Air is currently seeking INAC approval in regards to opening up a new CUR-CCS-CUR route.
65 BWIA 772 : I have some questions! How long until the new control tower at POS is completed? Anyword on the new CEO search for either LI or BW? It would be funny
66 Post contains links Tobias2702 : Hi guys, just thought you might be interested in a new thread I've just opened: Air Dominicana: Bankrupt Prior To First Flight (by Tobias2702 Sep 29 2
67 Post contains images SCL767 : Hopefully by the end of this year! Amerijet still operates the 727s into POS, along with the B762s. Yes, BA is still operating the 3 class B772s into
68 Post contains links SCL767 : *Transaero will increase frequency on the DME-PUJ route to 4x weekly and will deploy the B772 on the route in January. Interesting article on the rece
69 A388 : Interesting indeed. I would like to know which other Caribbean destinations Chileans are going to for holidays and how often. A388
70 SCL767 : Some travel in small numbers to AUA, SJU and PMV as well. Most travel to centralamerica's Caribbean coast though.
71 Yellowtail : Almost had a heart attack this morning...AA has a fare sale on for MIA-BZE in Oct..$199RT for tickts bought as BZE originating LFs in Oct must be horr
72 SCL767 : You should see the airfares originating from MIA!
73 Post contains links and images A388 : My latest aircraft photo in the database features the second ERJ190 for Pacific Blue of New Zealand. See my photo below: View Large View MediumPhoto &
74 AA1818 : I believe MBJ is privately owned and operated, though I could be wrong. And I believe the Jamaican Govt want to privatize KIN too. Wouldn't it be gre
75 BWIA 772 : Thanks a lot for the info! Hopefully if get back to POS before the end of the year I can get a good picture of it! Regards BWIA 772
76 Post contains links JM02 : MBJ is privately owned by a consortium of Mexican, Spanish and Canadian intrest who have a 50 year concession. KIN is GOJ owned and operated by the A
77 AA1818 : Cheers for the info. I wonder which other airports in the Caribbean are privately owned/ operated. I wish POS was private- perhaps then the escalator
78 A388 : CUR is privately operated by A-Port which is a consortium of Brazilian, Chilean and Swiss interests (30 year concession agreement). A388
79 Trintocan : I did not know that POS's new control tower was being built - and I did not see it when I was there last month. Where on the airfield is it being buil
80 LIA310 : I believe its sorta South West of the ACC building not too far away.
81 Yankeejuliet : She was being test flown after repaint in order to return to JM fleet in October. This signals the end of a 4 year lease to china united airlines. (B
82 Post contains links SCL767 : Some recent updates in regards to POS: The AATT has relocated their offices at POS: "The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) has relocate
83 AA1818 : Great to see these services being made scheduled. Does Gol fly to the Dom Rep or Cuba? I live in Maraval and pretty much everyday I can see a 727 fly
84 LIA310 : Yup ! No more DC-9's or MD's anymore for POS except maybe a rare charter once a year or so. If you have a craving for them come visit CCS lol, you'll
85 A388 : CUR sees the 727 from Amerijet and LAS almost daily. Both these airlines fly on the same days, meaning two 727 flights a day. DHL also uses the 727 o
86 Captaink : What was her registration before the lease?
87 SCL767 : Transaero will launch a new weekly nonstop B763 service between Punta Cana, D.R. and St. Petersburg, Russia. Transaero will operate into PUJ 5x weekly
88 Post contains links JM02 : There appears to be no end in sight to the GOJ's intention to privatise JM. It had been reported that a bider would be named on Monday, however it tur
89 A340Jamaica : Nice to see a newly painted JM bird in the "Correct" colours.
90 Yellowtail : or on this side of the caribbean we call it "mañana"
91 SCL767 : GOL plans on adding a weekly CCS-PUJ-CCS tag-on to the daily GRU-CCS-GRU service soon. Awaiting INAC approval. However, GOL will most likely offer a
92 Trintocan : It's interesting to hear of the latest Caribbean developments - particularly about the new pipeline to POS to transport jet fuel to the airport. Inter
93 LIA310 : The extra BW flights to CCS in this evening have been loaded into the system for the winter period it seems. I hope INAC doesn't start cutting BW's fr
94 SCL767 : Yep, BW will operate the POS-CCS-POS route 10x weekly year-round. INAC won't since there are 10 weekly flights operated by Venezuelan carriers into P
95 LIA310 : Avior is going through some very difficult financial times right now so they aren't operating into POS anymore. They pulled the flights in late May a
96 SCL767 : Another Venezuelan carrier in trouble, not surprised. Maybe Avior will return to POS later on, or another Venezuelan carrier will take its place. Con
97 LIA310 : The demand for Conviasa's POS flights isn't really great enough to demand a jet fly the route. The ATR72's can fill in for the ATR42's when the deman
98 SCL767 : But the business traveler wouldn't, as it will take over 5 hours to make such a trip. Also, PTY-CCS flights are already FULL as is, and you know INAC
99 2travel2know : I'm pretty sure CM's AUA and POS flights are getting it share of Venezuelan passengers which can't get on the CCS-PTY-CCS flights. The only frequenci
100 SCL767 : Interesting to note that even AA pax often use the MIA-POS flights to connect to CCS since AA's schedule into POS is perfectly timed for the BW eveni
101 A388 : Interesting, do you have a source for this? I wasn't aware of it. What's the latest on CM and CUR? Are they interested? If so, is there a source show
102 Post contains links SCL767 : "Insel Air to launch four new routes": "PHILIPSBURG - Curacao based airline Insel Air is still mulling over a direct service between St. Maarten & Ca
103 A388 : Okay thanks for the info SCL767. Let's hope something good comes of CM and Caribbean Airlines sooner rather than later. A388
104 Yellowtail : or BZE
105 Post contains links SCL767 : JetBlue inaugurates service into BGI today: "Award-winning JetBlue Airways today celebrated continued international expansion into Latin America and t
106 LIA310 : I'll continue to avoid Trinidad's abusive and arrogant Customs and Immigration officials whenever I can ! Congrats to BGI on its new service to JFK !
107 Post contains links SCL767 : "Caribbean Airlines begins 4 year certificate training programme": "Caribbean Airlines has inducted into its Maintenance & Engineering fraternity, thr
108 Caribbean484 : This is great for Barbados, the increase in seats to the US is just what they needed, and competitive fares. It will be interesting to see how this c
109 SCL767 : Caribbean Airlines Peak Winter Schedule (Does not include TAB and LGW flights): Intra-Caribbean Flights: POS-BGI-POS (operated by the Dash-8-300Q) ope
110 SCL767 : Both AA and B6 will co-exist at BGI. AA will also deploy the 75L on the JFK-BGI route which has only 14 C-class seats. AA will also get the premium p
111 Caribbean484 : I agree, B6 would have been a better choice for GND than DL, they would have market the route much better. IMO DL does not do enough marketing in JFK
112 SCL767 : This also applies to their ATL-Caribbean/Latinamerican flights as well. Barbadians never really warmed up to JM as is evident by the disasturous LFs
113 SCL767 : Correction BW 902 operates daily. BW will operate POS-BGI-POS 20x weekly (operated with the DASH-8-300Q), plus 9x weekly with the B738. BW will opera
114 Beeweel15 : Will BW be able to enter these routes now.
115 Inbound : Well I know it's about 5 years premature, but hopefully CAL establishes some links or even charters for the 2016 Olympics in Rio
116 AA1818 : Wow, It really suprises me that AC could't fly just 3 or 4 times a week to POS. CAL could have had the lion's share of the market with 2 daily, but I
117 AA1818 : Sorry for the double post- edit feature not working for me. Yesterday I saw a DL 757 with wingletts parked next to the AA 757...I'm assuming that it i
118 9YCAL : Today Delta also used a B757. The loads must be good!
119 Caribbean484 : They can enter them, they have rights on those routes but the question is if its in their business interest at this time. Strangely enough there are
120 Divemaster08 : I use to see DL bring in a 767 into POS during the summer months! Infact have a couple of photos of them to! Now it seems its a 757! Also saw the AA
121 SCL767 : AA's POS flights are not 100% full next weekend at all! I could get the same cheap roundtrip fare of 232.00 USD (plus 10% off of the base airfare) ne
122 Caribbean484 : I am not sure I am still seeing 4 daily for POS-GND and 2 daily POS-BGI even in the high season don't know?? But thnaks for the corrections its POS-C
123 SCL767 : I'm showing LI POS-GND-POS 25x weekly as of now, but it will operate 3x daily effective 12/08/09. Currently, OAG is showing LI's POS-BGI flights oper
124 2travel2know : POS-GRU/GIG feasible. POS-IAD(BWI) maybe even ORD too, another posibility. However, FOR, REC or SSA could be better destinations for BW than BSB, not
125 Trintocan : About LI and POS, IIRC the SLU flight continues to ANU and the SVD service to SJU. Somehow I also remember POS - GND being 3 times daily. AC's demise
126 SCL767 : IAD and or BWI will come in time along with LON. ORD would be a waste of resources. Also, as Trinidad develops a closer business relationship with Br
127 A388 : On what are these routes based? Assumptions only or actual research/route analysis done? A388
128 Post contains links SCL767 : We are just discussing what routes BW could potentially operate by the year 2016 (The first time that the Olympics will be held in Southamerica!). It'
129 Caribbean484 : More of assumptions, route assessment has been done on POS-GIG and GRU even recently by the marketing and strategy department of the airline. Mostly
130 SCL767 : It will be intersting to see what a/c BW orders to fly these long-thin routes; as well as inter-island flights as well. Yep, I got an even cheaper ti
131 BWIA 772 : This is indeed an interesting question. I really do not see it happening anytime soon, simply because of the small size of the BGI market and the low
132 Post contains links SCL767 : IMO IAD-BGI-IAD 2x weekly would be a start. However, the D.C. metro area's economy, (especially in Northern VA.) is not faring so well. Hopefully nex
133 2travel2know : Santos Dumont is SDU, Galeao is GIG, both are in Rio. VCP Campinas happens to be SAO cargo airport.
134 BWIA 772 : It is quite interesting indeed. I think this new government of BGI does not want to see a repeat of the last time BGI made a big push for increased N
135 SCL767 : Thanks for the correction, VCP also happens to be home to LAN Cargo's Brazilian subsidiary, ABSA. Latin Aviation is starting to really heat up and it
136 A388 : Interesting, has Caribbean Airlines analyzed connecting possibilities from GIG to CUR via POS? I never saw that one coming but interesting if true. W
137 Yellowtail : Cause AA & CO have us by the B@LLS! though AA was running a $199 special last week day...they were sold out by the end of the day! That was the reaso
138 Post contains links SCL767 : According to Saunders, regional growth will occur before "new" routes come online. However, POS-GIG-POS is a different case (similar to CO's IAH-POS-
139 2travel2know : If that's the situation and BW does have a B737 sitting on POS tarmac at least 12 hours, 3 times per week, maybe POS-GIG-POS could be a good route fo
140 SCL767 : So far BW does offer multiple daily frequencies to JFK and YYZ. MIA/FLL remain daily, but as demand grows BW will add new destinations and more frequ
141 Post contains links 2travel2know : For POS-ACC, POS-LOS data, please check Greatcircle mapper So isn't any room for a late afternoon POS-IAH and red-eyes IAH-POS? If IAH-POS-IAH is so
142 SCL767 : Hence the words business contracts. CO's C cabin is full and that's all CO cares about. BW lost out on those lucrative deals since BWIA was incapable
143 Beeweel15 : Yes It would range wise but especially Africa you need at least a 767-300 because those people travel heavy on the return flight. Whats so funny now
144 Yellowtail : I don' t think the backs from POS would be that heavy..I don't think the shopping in POS is that great
145 Yellowtail : Just receiving word that DL will add one frequency to its ATL-BZE route this winter...for a new total of 9Xweekly...that is a nice bump from last year
146 Yellowtail : at US$219 each way + taxes....still not exactly peanuts....but definitely better...for now.... at $438RT....they will have to get 50%LF now to make a
147 SCL767 : Well this is the slow season after all. There are some cheap deals to other Caribbean destinations as well. I've flown MIA-TGU, but I've never flown
148 Caribbean484 : It wasn't because of debt, the airline was poised to launch ATL and IAH when ICAO downgraded POS to Cat2, as a result FAA mandated that BWIA could no
149 Captaink : Tell that to the people from the islands around Trinidad. I remember being dragged to Trinidad for the day on many occasions. But I am sure Lagos and
150 Yellowtail : Depends on the flight path...I have done it in as little as 1hr40min or as much as 2:05...
151 SCL767 : Do you know exactly when POS was downgraded to Cat II at that time? Thanks, quite a quick hop from MIA to BZE. MIA-TGU usually takes around 2hr15min.
152 Yellowtail : Does anyone out there think it might be a good idea for BW to extend their POS-KIN milk run to BZE? If the return tied up with a BA KIN-LGW flight...i
153 Post contains links Yellowtail : AV and TA are merging....it is official... http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ms-strategic-merger-with-taca.html Seems similar to AF/KL tieup scen
154 Post contains links BWIA 772 : Trinidad was downgraded to FAA Category 2 status in the summer of 2001 July to be more specific. IIRC the downgrade had to deal with deficiencies in
155 AA1818 : IAH was also to be launched. The feasibility stufy had been done and meetings with officials in Houston took place. Of course soon after the downgrad
156 SCL767 : AV will have a huge advantage over CM since it could develop TACA Perú's domestic network to include more than the 3 domestic destinations that they
157 Caribbean484 : Wow a new force to be reckoned with, this is some interesting development in Central America. Copa has done very well for themselves and their rivalr
158 Post contains images SCL767 : Don't forget CM owns a subsidiary in Colombia (Aerorepublica). Also, another huge Southamerican carrier established another subsidiary in Colombia ea
159 Caribbean484 : For some reason I always forget about AeroRepublic, when CM bought the airline with an aging fleet of MD80s, when CM got them they replaced the fleet
160 SCL767 : Yep, IAD will do well when BW launches the route. Hopefully, when BW gets those wide-bodies, service between POS and LON will be reinstated as well.
161 Post contains links SCL767 : Delta Airlines to discontinue the Sunday ATL-BON-ATL service due to EXTREMELY LOW LFs: "Delta Airlines will discontinue their flight on Sundays betwee
162 A388 : I don't think CM is killing AV or TA. TA and AV are very strong brands in Latin America. They are the second and third largest airline group in South
163 SCL767 : Your anxious...This is a HUGE development! Consolidation reigns! CM is now in a very difficult position since AR, AV, LA, LP, XL, GOL, and TAM are gr
164 A388 : Yes, but TAME has operated charter flights to CUR thid passed summer as well. A388
165 SCL767 : They could resume charter service to CUR if they wanted too; however they are only operating charters to PUJ at the moment. I just listed the Caribbe
166 Post contains links and images A388 : Okay, thanks. I assume they will be back soon to CUR? My latest aircraft photos in the database are: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegi
167 Post contains links SCL767 : They could run a few charters to CUR from UIO, but they will be flying a lot to GPS for the season. It's worth noting that GYE/UIO have direct flight
168 Post contains links SCL767 : "New British Airways service seen as ray of hope for St Kitts tourism ": "Five months ahead of the start of a new British Airways (BA) flight into the
169 Trintocan : I'm a bit intrigued to hear the story of BDA seeking a low-cost carrier to compete with BA to the UK. Would any LCC consider it? BDA is quite far out
170 2travel2know : I believe in the short term AV might open POS. Not sure for BGI or other Eastern Caribbean islands except maybe weekly SXM (if AV gets a contract w/a
171 Xdlx : Last time I checked ... LI is reactivating all the Concordes to offer Supersonic service systemwide!
172 SJOtoLIR : Air Dominicana, which supposed to begin operations on August 01st is now targeting October 17th launch. Initially it will operate SDQ-JFK 3x weekly [
173 LIA310 : AV cannot expand from or into CCS at the present moment. AV only has the rights to operate a maximum of three flights daily into CCS.
174 A388 : I thought AUA was performing bad for CM or are they receiving seat guarantees on those flights to keep them running(?) A388
175 Yellowtail : TA has a E190 sitting on the gorund here for 8 hours (9am-5pm) effective 15th Nov. Hopefully TA/AV is reading this thread ;^) It was, but I think it
176 SCL767 : I really do hope that this recent merger will serve as a catalyst for some Caribbean governments to recognize that the Caribbean Aviation sector is l
177 SJOtoLIR : If CM PTY-AUA is not a working well for the airline, then the possible CM PTY-CUR may have a similar situation for them. Regards.
178 SCL767 : No way, a PTY-CUR service will do well, e.g. the free zones' between the two countries and recent business negotiations in regards to the Canal. A di
179 Post contains links SCL767 : "$161M upgrade for Piarco": "WORKS and Transport Minister Colm Imbert disclosed that a total of $161 million has been spent to upgrade the Piarco Inte
180 Caribbean484 : Hey all I am currently at LAX waiting for my F9 flight from LAX-DEN-FLL, nice to see the forum keep up. A388 nice photos once again man.
181 AA1818 : The article is somewhat ambiguous. Are they actually exploring replacing the 3 -100s with planes other than Dash8-300s? Are they definitely trying to
182 Post contains links SCL767 : "FLIGHT PLAN: LIAT eyes US$54 million fleet upgrade": "Shareholder governments of LIAT are seeking to update the fleet of the regional airline to the
183 Beeweel15 : Well they did it to get Jetblue to start flights.
184 SJOtoLIR : American Airlines has planning some Caribbean adjustments during the Fall/Winter 09/10: ....Route......................Changes....................Effe
185 SCL767 : Yep, the Q400s is the way to go for LI. I'm sure LI will deploy them (if they go with the Q400) on some GEO routes. Maybe we will also see a new colo
186 BWIA 772 : I think you may more likely see LI doing a slight revamp similar to what QF and AF did. However if LI does decide to do a new livery then we could be
187 Post contains links SCL767 : Agreed, less paint is less weight. The new website is quite refreshing as compared to the older one. Once LI receives the new a/c they most likely wi
188 BWIA 772 : SCL767 Well I think they should look at doing a campaign highlighting the new fleet. However BW and LI have not done any new tv ads in a while. On tha
189 Post contains links SCL767 : I have no idea as to why they did that. Both LI and BW haven't advertised as much as usual due to the economy. However, once BW, LI, PY, and 7I expan
190 SJOtoLIR : The Brazilian airline GOL has launched service to Aruba. That service will operate once a week. It would scheduled as Rio de Janeiro - Sao Paulo - Car
191 SCL767 : AA's winter mainline schedule to the Caribbean from MIA: Daily: MIA-ANU MIA-BDA MIA-POP MIA-SKB Twice Daily: MIA-AUA MIA-BGI MIA-BZE MIA-CUR MIA-POS M
192 Yellowtail : And the caribbean skeds for winter from DFW are? I know there is service to SJU, BZE, GCM AUA
193 Post contains links BWIA 772 : Caribbean Airlines appoints local Captain Ian Brunton as new CEO Finally nice to see someone from our neck of the wood head up one of our airlines. Ho
194 MAH4546 : There is no service to GCM nor AUA. Only MBJ, NAS, PLS and SJU.
195 SCL767 : Thanks for posting BWIA 772! And congrats to the BOD for the seamless transition over to the new CEO. BW now has a new CEO that knows Caribbean aviat
196 LIA310 : Rutaca apparently is launching flights into POS non-stop from CCS on October 19th. Flights will operate three times weekly using B732 equipment. I hea
197 SCL767 : Perfect timing, since this is the low season and BW could probably do a few B738 operated POS-CCS-POS flights replacing the current Dash-8-300Q opera
198 BW985 : Do you guys think he will a good job like Saunders? Hopefully he will bring the company forward and not just improve benefits for pilots!
199 BW424 : Sorry I haven't been posting in the forum guys!!! So many things to do. But I have to post on this new and huge development!!! BW985, I have the same
200 BWIA 772 : Did you have the same concern about Peter Davies who is also a pilot? Regards BWIA 772
201 BW424 : Nope...........but the thing is that we've seen what he did for SN Brussels, as well as in other management positions. Same for Saunders. He was also
202 Post contains links EI787 : Please continue here: Demerara & Muscovado: Sweet Caribbean Aviation 70 (by BWIA 772 Oct 14 2009 in Civil Aviation)
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