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User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17593 times:
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Thanks to A340AirJamaica on his intellectual debate on why KIN has hub potentials.. I have decided to dedicate this thread to KIN, "The Future Hub of The Caribbean"...



Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) is the major gateway linking Jamaica's capital city to destinations worldwide. It is located on 228ha of the Palisadoes peninsula in south-east Jamaica, in close proximity to the historical site of Port Royal, and is approximately 30 minutes away from the main business district of New Kingston.

Because of its convenient position the airport is a major business passenger carrier and is also responsible for a major portion of the aircargo entering Jamaica from abroad. Norman Manley International Airports Limited (NMIAL), the operator, manages and controls the operations of the airport under a licence from the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JAA). The airport handled 1.6 million travellers in 2005 and expects 1.9 million passengers by 2013 and 2.5 million by the year 2022.










The airport has undergone several refurbishment projects since 1999, including the resurfacing of the runway (2.8km) in 2001, the reconstruction of the eight taxiways (40ac) in 2002 and the replacement of the airport apron and also the replacement of the underground fuel hydrant system (1999).





The new terminal building will have a three-level departures concourse of approximately 170,000ft² (10,000m²) and will be integrated with the existing ticketing concourse. New terminal facilities will include baggage handling systems, flight-information systems and concession spaces.

The new and redeveloped ticketing area will accommodate 54 check-in desks, and a Common Use Terminal System (CUTE) will be introduced to support the airlines.






The overall project seeks to increase the airport's capacity to cater for projected air and passenger traffic at an acceptable level of service to the year 2033. The project is part of a 15-year masterplan which will be implemented in three phases (1A, 1B and 2) and will cost about $130m. By 2022 it will have involved a virtual reconstruction of the entire airport.




In other news..

At this time, we have to be patient and wait for the official word from The GOJ re The Divestment of JM..

edit: some of the above photos are courtesy of Mavis Cochrane

[Edited 2009-10-14 09:40:42 by Diamond]


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User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 17640 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Thread starter):

At this time, we have to be patient and wait for the official word from The GOJ re The Divestment of JM.

Starting to feel like a death watch now.



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 17599 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Thread starter):

Awesome pics of KIN - the facility evidently will be quite modern and will be quite competitive with MBJ or other airports within the region.

The report in the Observer - ( http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magaz...ABERTIS_A_KEEN_SUITOR_FOR_NMIA.asp ) quoting Abertis CEO is nothing new as back in 2008 the GOJ had indicated it was looking to divest it.

According to NMIA they handled 1,735,659 in 2007 - stats not available for 2008.

MBJ - SIA on the other hand has the following info:

...."Sangster International receives over 98% of tourists arriving on the island. The volume of passengers at Sangster International, which exceed 3.4 million in 2008, has seen gradual, continued growth in recent years.

Among other factors, it has benefited from the fact of being located in the Negril to Ocho Rios corridor which has the largest accommodation capacity on the island. Montego Bay and its surrounding area have the highest number of hotel projects in Jamaica.


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 17580 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Thread starter):
I have decided to dedicate this thread to KIN,



Quoting JM079 (Reply 2):
Awesome pics of KIN - the facility evidently will be quite modern and will be quite competitive with MBJ or other airports within the region.

Great photographs of KIN to compliment our 19th lap. Thought I would have seen a shot with the JM A300 tail situated in the center of the round-about leading into the airport complex. Very interesting future layout of N.M.I.A as displayed in the last photo. It will be an airport to recon with in this region.

Quoting JM079 (Reply 2):
According to NMIA they handled 1,735,659 in 2007 - stats not available for 2008.

MBJ - SIA on the other hand has the following info:

...."Sangster International receives over 98% of tourists arriving on the island. The volume of passengers at Sangster International, which exceed 3.4 million in 2008, has seen gradual, continued growth in recent years.

One thing is certain in Jamaica, MBJ leads with the passenger traffic while KIN lead in the cargo arena. Looking forward to more developments of the cargo ops at KIN.


Hike In Departure Tax


Finance Minister Audley Shaw last night announced an increase in the departure tax and a further hike in GCT on phone calls and instruments near the end of a marathon sitting of Parliament's Standing Finance Committee at Gordon House.

Shaw said that the airport departure tax will move from $1,000 to $1,800, while the tax on phone calls and instruments - which was increased from 16.5 per cent to 20 per cent in April this year - will now move to 25 per cent.

The increases become effective tomorrow and will yield $1.7 billion that Shaw said will close the budget deficit.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/...HIKE_IN_DEPARTURE__PHONE_TAXES.asp



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3257 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17574 times:

Wow, I must say, kudos to KIN! The terminal looks great. It is indeed a massive change from the terminal I remember back in 2000 (the last time I visited Jamaica). Very well done and all the best for the future.

Now, as for JM - we wait and hope. May the best bidder be brought forward to help improve JM's fortunes.

TrinToCan.



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17542 times:

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20Jamaica.htm

Airfleet has updated there site with the total standing of JM fleet. Am not sure if they have taken into account the removal of the 320 which was ferried from JFK to MIA recently.

But the overall scene gives a back ground to the history of JM fleet.

Quoting Trintocan (Reply 4):
Wow, I must say, kudos to KIN! The terminal looks great. It is indeed a massive change from the terminal I remember back in 2000 (the last time I visited Jamaica).

I am quite excited in using the facility as all my previous visits saw me arriving at MBJ>

I think the GOJ intention of asking a private developer to run is a significant move as I personal think the facility is better serve if it was outside of government's hand.

MBJ airport is a prime example of having an airport in a developer's hand - better run.

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 3):
Very interesting future layout of N.M.I.A as displayed in the last photo. It will be an airport to recon with in this region.

In photo 2 - aeral shot you will notice a discontinued run-way. I suppose that was the orignal landing strip that was in use prior to the airport being develop as an international one.

Palisadoes Airport was the original name of KIN and was an old military field.


BTW: My brothers will be travelling Caribbean Airlines to POS on friday of this week. I have asked them to do the tourist thing and do a photo journal of there trip - lets hope they do so.


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 17481 times:

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Hike In Departure Tax

Well, it seems that the hike will be on par with several other Islands:

http://www.travelweekly.com/article3_ektid204076.aspx

......"The new departure tax puts Jamaica in line with other Caribbean countries that charge $20, including Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, St. Kitts and the Dominican Republic. Aruba charges $36.75, St. Maarten $30 and the Cayman Islands $25.


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 17469 times:

Quoting Trintocan (Reply 4):
Wow, I must say, kudos to KIN! The terminal looks great. It is indeed a massive change from the terminal I remember back in 2000 (the last time I visited Jamaica). Very well done and all the best for the future.



Quoting JM079 (Reply 5):
am quite excited in using the facility as all my previous visits saw me arriving at MBJ>

I think the GOJ intention of asking a private developer to run is a significant move as I personal think the facility is better serve if it was outside of government's hand.

MBJ airport is a prime example of having an airport in a developer's hand - better run.

Both KIN & MBJ are now impressive airports to traverse. I was very impressed with the speed at which I cleared customs/immigration at KIN when I returned from MCO last November. They really mean business. I agree that the airports in private hands are operated much more efficiently. Probably if it wasn't for privatisation the escalator at MBJ would still be motionless today.  

Quoting JM079 (Reply 5):
In photo 2 - aeral shot you will notice a discontinued run-way. I suppose that was the orignal landing strip that was in use prior to the airport being develop as an international one.

Palisadoes Airport was the original name of KIN and was an old military field.

Yes. Back in the day Palisados Airport.

Quoting JM079 (Reply 5):
My brothers will be travelling Caribbean Airlines to POS on friday of this week. I have asked them to do the tourist thing and do a photo journal of there trip - lets hope they do so.

Would be good to see a detailed TR on trip.

Quoting JM079 (Reply 6):
Well, it seems that the hike will be on par with several other Islands:

Departure tax for Aruba is quite high compared to the other islands.

P.S. That website re JM's past and present fleet disply a total of 2 A319's. Only one has been in operation AFAIK.

[Edited 2009-09-30 19:06:57]


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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 17427 times:

The Caribbean Tourism Organization is reporting on some grim news as arrival to the Caribbean took a nose dive.

Except for Jamaica and Cuba which saw a positive move the rest of the region was all about negative growth.

...."CTO's latest statistics, which were released two weeks ago, show a 90 per cent downturn for the region from January to July 2009. Countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cancun, Mexico, Cayman Islands and Grenada, are experiencing staggering double-digit decline over the period compared to 2008.....

http://hospitalityjamaica.com/news1.html


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 17424 times:

In the last thread we highlighted the fact that Air Transat will be flying to KIN for the winter season starting late November. Flts will be arranged through the tour companies Titan and G G Tours.

But now we have additional news as released from the Ministry Tourism that Air Transat will be adding additional capacity to Montego Bay.

According to Ed Barlette:

........"Statistics show that Canada, which remains the most robust growth market for the island, is to be boosted by Air Transat which has announced it will be bringing in eight additional flights per week.


User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 17389 times:
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Quoting JM079 (Reply 2):
Awesome pics of KIN - the facility evidently will be quite modern and will be quite competitive with MBJ or other airports within the region.

I agree..

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 3):
Thought I would have seen a shot with the JM A300 tail situated in the center of the round-about leading into the airport complex

I had planned to use the pic, but here you go..



This opens the memory gates when the updated colour scheme was launched on The B727 in JM's hangar..Who knows, possibly we may see history repeating itself..

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 3):
Very interesting future layout of N.M.I.A as displayed in the last photo. It will be an airport to recon with in this region.

I was comparing these two photos and am still fazed as to where they will fit the existing terminal in the new picture..





Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 3):
The increases become effective tomorrow and will yield $1.7 billion that Shaw said will close the budget deficit.

I heard the travel agents have expressed concerns over the short notice of this increase..Should I assume it will only affect those ticketed after Oct 1st?

Quoting JM079 (Reply 5):
In photo 2 - aeral shot you will notice a discontinued run-way. I suppose that was the orignal landing strip that was in use prior to the airport being develop as an international one.

Palisadoes Airport was the original name of KIN and was an old military field.

Correct..At one point it was used as a go kart track....Looking at these pics, I underestimated the land space available for future development...

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 7):

P.S. That website re JM's past and present fleet disply a total of 2 A319's. Only one has been in operation AFAIK.

They had originally ordered two and was on the brink of accepting the second aircraft when they canceled the delivery..

Quoting JM079 (Reply 9):
........"Statistics show that Canada, which remains the most robust growth market for the island, is to be boosted by Air Transat which has announced it will be bringing in eight additional flights per week.

If this is 8 more compared to last year, this will be a major boost..I wonder what are the plans now that Sunwing has merged with Signature Vacations..Will they consolidate the Sunwing/Skyservice flights to MBJ?



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User currently offlineIlanbwoy From Jamaica, joined Feb 2009, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 17358 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 10):

I agree with you. I would love to know where they will fit the rest of the new terminal. Thats a lot of construction still to do.


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 17316 times:



Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 11):

I agree with you. I would love to know where they will fit the rest of the new terminal. Thats a lot of construction still to do.



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 10):

Correct..At one point it was used as a go kart track....Looking at these pics, I underestimated the land space available for future development...

You will note in the artist design that the cargo building is not there anymore and is instead showing up behind the Air Jamaica maintainance facility.

The arrival terminal hall is now being built.


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 17260 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 10):
This opens the memory gates when the updated colour scheme was launched on The B727 in JM's hangar..Who knows, possibly we may see history repeating itself..

I remember when that B727 first sported their new JM livery. Memories.

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 10):
I was comparing these two photos and am still fazed as to where they will fit the existing terminal in the new picture..



Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 11):
I agree with you. I would love to know where they will fit the rest of the new terminal. Thats a lot of construction still to do.



Quoting JM079 (Reply 12):
You will note in the artist design that the cargo building is not there anymore and is instead showing up behind the Air Jamaica maintainance facility.

The arrival terminal hall is now being built.

From what I observe the fairly new car park that is now operational ( located on the left while approaching the main terminal building.....think its for staff parking not 100% certain ) will be relocated or redesigned to accommodate the two additional airside facilities. I am thinking they will just build on the current new terminal but in any case the whole new design calls for lots of construction indeed.



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 10):
Should I assume it will only affect those ticketed after Oct 1st?

Thats the part that all the reports I have seen fail to clarify explicitly. Many will not be pleased by this short notice implementation.



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User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 17239 times:



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 10):
I was comparing these two photos and am still fazed as to where they will fit the existing terminal in the new picture..

Well maybe they are building the new terminal around the existing one. That was done at JFK with Terminal 4. They built the new terminal while keeping the existing terminal operational.


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 17213 times:



Quoting Beeweel15 (Reply 14):

Well maybe they are building the new terminal around the existing one. That was done at JFK with Terminal 4. They built the new terminal while keeping the existing terminal operational.

The firm that designed NMIA has these blue prints of the final product.

http://www.llewelyn-davies-ltd.com/i...255&depth=2&detail=1&imageID=69256

A number of buildings that are not apart of the terminal currently housed the cargo area at NMIA. In the re-designed airport the cargo buildings can be seen on the periphery of the airport complex.

The old buildings are gradually being demolished and replace with this modern facility.

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 13):

From what I observe the fairly new car park that is now operational ( located on the left while approaching the main terminal building.....think its for staff parking not 100% certain ) will be relocated or redesigned to accommodate the two additional airside facilities. I am thinking they will just build on the current new terminal but in any case the whole new design calls for lots of construction indeed.

That is accurate as it seems that the whole project has a three parts to it - first is completed.


User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 17196 times:
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Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 11):
I agree with you. I would love to know where they will fit the rest of the new terminal. Thats a lot of construction still to do.



Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 13):
From what I observe the fairly new car park that is now operational ( located on the left while approaching the main terminal building.....think its for staff parking not 100% certain ) will be relocated or redesigned to accommodate the two additional airside facilities. I am thinking they will just build on the current new terminal but in any case the whole new design calls for lots of construction indeed



Quoting Beeweel15 (Reply 14):
Well maybe they are building the new terminal around the existing one. That was done at JFK with Terminal 4. They built the new terminal while keeping the existing terminal operational.

Looking at these pics, most of the new development will take place on the right side of the airport ......







Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 13):
Thats the part that all the reports I have seen fail to clarify explicitly. Many will not be pleased by this short notice implementat

I agree..The Jamaica Association of Travel Agents have expressed their concerns..

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 10):
The Jamaica Association of Travel Agents said there was no way the sector would be ready for Thursday's implementation date.

The Association has formally appealed to the Commissioner of Customs for the date to be pushed back to December 1.

It said the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has to be informed of the tax changes while the flying public as well as travel agencies need time to adjust to the new tax measure.

Danville Walker, Commissioner of Customs, told RJR News Wednesday night that he has referred the matter to the Ministry of Finance and a response will be issued Thursday today.

"To get the travel tax into the IATA system takes some time, some 30 days, failing that, we'll have to set up some collection mechanism at the airports as was done in the past. The ministry will advise me as to how the matter should be treated," he said.

The Government is projecting to collect $1.7 billion dollars from the new tax measures.

These are more pics of the interior and departure area..








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User currently offlineIlanbwoy From Jamaica, joined Feb 2009, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 17167 times:

U know.,....these grand plans look good for the airport, but in the current state of JM....that will be a major waste of space. 1 thing for sure is that whoever gets jm will have to increase its size. They need to get into other parts of canada and also venture into europe other than just london. They will need to add routes and will have to think outside the box. The thought of KIN being an alternative transfer point to europe as opposed to the u.s. would then facilitate the growth potential. The argument of kin being a hub in the previous thread would get some traction from me.

First step is jm to be divested.


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17115 times:



Quoting JM079 (Reply 15):
That is accurate as it seems that the whole project has a three parts to it - first is completed.



Quoting HummingBird (Reply 16):
Looking at these pics, most of the new development will take place on the right side of the airport ......

 checkmark  As such there will definately be need for the relocation of that car park that I previously mentioned.

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 16):
The Jamaica Association of Travel Agents have expressed their concerns..

Understand that it may not be fully implemented until December 01st 2009.

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 16):
These are more pics of the interior and departure area..

KIN is really looking spectacular in appearance inside and out. Also like the planned future appearance of it.



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User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17049 times:
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Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 17):
The thought of KIN being an alternative transfer point to europe as opposed to the u.s. would then facilitate the growth potential. The argument of kin being a hub in the previous thread would get some traction from me.

I agree..Mr Golding made this statement earlier this year..

Also the GOJ is looking at having Pre Clearance facilities in Jamaica..

Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 17):
Mr. Golding informed the Senator that Jamaica was very interested in entering into agreements with Brazilian airlines to use Jamaica as a transit point for travelers between Latin America and Europe. He said that this service would be useful for in-transit travelers, who did not have visas that would allow them to pass through the United States of America.

http://jis.gov.jm/officepm/html/2009...from_november_4_6__montego_bay.asp

Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 17):
U know.,....these grand plans look good for the airport, but in the current state of JM....that will be a major waste of space. 1 thing for sure is that whoever gets jm will have to increase its size. They need to get into other parts of canada and also venture into europe other than just london.

I believe this is one reason the Govt is looking for an international entity for JM..Otherwise KIN may eventually turn into a white elephant...
The current bilateral with Canada, restricts JM to serve YYZ and YOW only..Canadian carriers have unrestricted access to Jamaica..

Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 18):
Understand that it may not be fully implemented until December 01st 2009.

IATA has openly expressed concerns over the new policy..

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20091002/lead/lead1.html



ASA will now operate 2 weekly service to KIN ( Fri/Sun) on behalf of DL...Flights will operate using a CRJ 900...Service will revert to DL on Dec 13 using daily service..



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User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 17003 times:
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Quoting HummingBird (Thread starter):

Special collection booths will be set up at the country's two international airports.

On Thursday DanvilleWalker, Commissioner of Customs, said his department was not able to immediately begin processing the newly increased departure tax which was announced by the Government on Wednesday.

The tax was hiked from $1,000 to $1,800

Mrs. Reese added that the authorities have not made adequate provisions to collect the increased taxfrom cruise ship passengers.

"Initially I was told that there were looking at setting up booths at the two airports to collect but would they be able, from those booths, to capture the difference in tax because there are cruise ship travelers and other person who come in who need to pay this tax. How are they going to capture all of that," she asked.

I can see where the tax increase is necessary, but giving airlines 2 days notice is a move that will have some serious repercussions on the tourism industry..
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More interior shots of NMIA..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/l-1599-568-61c9f3fb-16d3-4740-ae48-.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/nmiakier.jpg



http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/7845458.jpg



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 16814 times:

[quote=HummingBird,reply=19]
I believe this is one reason the Govt is looking for an international entity for JM..Otherwise KIN may eventually turn into a white elephant...


I highly doubt that KIN will fall into that trap as it is not just passengers the airport is catering to. KIN has a major cargo operation there.

Back in 2003, Swiss Post established an International Mail Hub at NMIA. GATS (Global Alliance of Transportation System), a wholly owned subsidiary of Swiss Post International signed an agreement with the GOJ to establish a hub in Kingston.

http://www.jis.gov.jm/commerce_scien...cial_airmail_hub_for_caribbean.asp


http://www.swisspost.com/spi_imagebrosch_e.pdf

Air Jamaica cargo division so far seems to be doing well and I think it is a result of this and other facilities that were put in place since then. -

http://www.jis.gov.jm/trans_works/ht...OUSE_FOR_NORMAN_MANLEY_AIRPORT.asp


User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16792 times:



Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 18):
KIN is really looking spectacular in appearance inside and out. Also like the planned future appearance of it.

Yeah it really is looking good. It's also great to finally see some great interior and exterior pics of KIN. Thanks guys...

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 19):
I believe this is one reason the Govt is looking for an international entity for JM..Otherwise KIN may eventually turn into a white elephant...

I doubt that will ever happen. Although passenger numbers are significantly less than MBJ, there's significant cargo, as JM079 mentioned above. There's also the business and VFR traffic.



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User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 16751 times:
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More Canadians expected for The Winter Tourism Season..

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that a record number of Canadian visitors are expected in the island during the upcoming winter tourist season.

"Canada is our fastest growing market," said Minister Bartlett. "Two years ago, the Canadian market was providing around 150,000 Canadian stopover visitors and for this year, we're looking at close to 300,000, which represents a 28 per cent increase over last year," he informed
http://jis.gov.jm/indus_tourism/html...pcoming_winter_tourist_season_.asp



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User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 16720 times:



Quoting JM017 (Reply 22):

I doubt that will ever happen. Although passenger numbers are significantly less than MBJ, there's significant cargo, as JM079 mentioned above. There's also the business and VFR traffic.

I think there is also a serious effort being made to enhance the current face of Kingston as we all see what is actually happening at NMIA with improvements.

At the moment the GOJ owns JM and NMIA and both are up for sale.

But there is now news that the Jamaica Pegasus which is the main corporate hotel in the city centre will be sold this year as well.

http://www.radiojamaica.com/content/view/21991/52/

......."The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is reporting that there has been a strong response to its invitation for bids to purchase the Government's controlling interest in the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

The UDC which controls 58.9% of the Pegasus says several local and overseas entities have presented offers to acquire the shares........"


These are ventures that the government has no business running and should be left to the private sector to manage. The hotel is quite healthy - profit wise.

Butch Stewart recent news that he will be opening up a corporate hotel in the city will definately add to the current room stock and the corporate Jamaica will have more choices.


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26 Post contains links JM079 : JM and other carriers will get a major break from the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) that manages the airports in the Toronto area as they h
27 Post contains links AirJamaica : Here is some more information re the increased Canadian traffic into Jamaica........... Canada bolstering Jamaica's tourism '' What are some of these
28 JM079 : I am thrilled with this story as it reminds me of something that I did recently where we explore the interior of the country and into the mountains.
29 STT757 : CO doesn't serve Kingston anymore, but there are CO aircraft in two different photos?..
30 Post contains images HummingBird : I agree..The Pegaus, IMO, should be divested to an international Hotel chain that is capable of maximising the potential of the property...The Pegaus
31 JM079 : I think what you are seeing is Copa Airlines in those pic.
32 Post contains links AirJamaica : Air Jamaica spreads its wings for autism '' NATIONAL carrier Air Jamaica has gotten firmly behind the effort to improve the lives of Jamaican autists,
33 Post contains links JM079 : Air Canada will be offering weekly departures from YEG to MBJ for the first time starting Dece 22. AC1758 will see a 767-300 on the route which leave
34 AirJamaica : More good news re the Canada - MBJ traffic. For some reason I always thought AC operated YEG-MBJ charters in the past. I am aware CO & CM have a part
35 Post contains links HummingBird : Good job.... Personally, I would never travel on a CRJ for more than one hour..I had one experience on a 200 series and it was comparable to a Shorts
36 JM079 : AC will operate as per last winter but has now added YEG with a tuesday flight. Must be noted that these are schedule flights and not charters. Trans
37 A388 : I was wondering, can anyone give me an overview of all the airlines serving MBJ, both charter and scheduled? Which are the most important markets for
38 LimaMike : AC operated YEG-MBJ (B763) last winter. There are quite a few airlines serving MBJ. As you rightly said, the U.S., Canada and the U.K. are the larges
39 SCL767 : CUN will announce a new service from Moscow soon and PUJ will have services from both DME and LED. I'm surprised that there aren't any flights from R
40 Post contains links JM079 : VIAMERICA from Lima, Peru commenced weekly charters on June 23 and will run till Jan 2010 While MAXITravel will offer service out of Ecuador. .......
41 Post contains links AirJamaica : Trying to avoid connecting at the '' sorting office '' ( MIA ) What is WS's frequency into MBJ from YUL & YYZ compared to AC's on those routes ? US a
42 A388 : Who operates those flights? TAME from UIO/GYE and what about LIM? Also, are Orbest and Iberworld the same company/airline? A388
43 Post contains links JM079 : The understanding was that TAME will also be the carrier of choice from Lima. http://www.viamerica.com.ec/index.php VIAMERICA has this profile on Jam
44 Post contains links SCL767 : TAME will be the carrier of choice from LIM? I didn't even know that TAME operates into Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez. Currently TAME is onl
45 Post contains links JM079 : Air Jamaica is reporting that it has sent home nearly 500 workers since it commenced its cost cutting exercise in March and is hinting that more jobs
46 Post contains links HummingBird : Ok..Looking forward to your trip report.. WS is currently operating 5 per week from YYZ..In the winter, service will operate 8 per week..YUL is only
47 Post contains links JM079 : JM effort to reduce cost is not unique as other carriers such as BA that is about to cut 1700 employees and JAL has sent home 6800 workers, Aeroflot
48 JM079 : The bottom line is to cut cost and make sure expenditure match reveneue [quote=HummingBird,reply=46] This is not the first time, TAME has operated se
49 Post contains links HummingBird : This paints a bad picture of the previous management at JM..What if these cost cutting measures were implemented in the past.... It is commonly menti
50 AirJamaica : Really impressive frequency by WS. Traffic on YYZ-MBJ for them is obviously good considering they are operating 5X weekly in the slow travel period,
51 Yellowtail : But yet they find the money to offer rev guarantees to foreign airlines, who then come calling on other caribbean countries and say...'Jamaica can do
52 Post contains links and images HummingBird : YYZ-MBJ is a strong market for WS and AC...They have a monopoly on the VFR traffic..Also with the ability to mix tourist and VFR, it does not surpris
53 Post contains links JM079 : http://jtbonline.org/statistics/Mont...ly%202009%20Vol%20xix%20No%207.pdf The JTB online edition that compile stats on arrival to Jamica has release i
54 Post contains links JM079 : Up front I am not in favor of revenue gurantees. But look on the slip side, what if they had not done so? How do you think the market would have perf
55 JM079 : I am reminded of that interview that was given by the EX - CEO of LIAT who had lamented on the mentality that has permeated the carrier - that sense
56 AirJamaica : Wasn't in favour of the guarantee given to AA for the additional MIA-MBJ service but as we can see, a number of the other guarantees have reaped resu
57 Post contains links JM079 : www.jis.gov.jm last year issued a release which gave some back ground info on the guarantee. ( http://www.jis.gov.jm/MinSpeeches/ht...EMENT_BY_HON__E
58 Post contains links HummingBird : I expect Europe will see an increase effective Dec..The Scandanavian region is filled with potential....With Norwegian Airlines planning to launch lo
59 HummingBird : The difference in seats from JFK is due to the fact, they switched aircraft from the A300 to B757... In this day and age, we have to learn to accept
60 Post contains links JM079 : There are still some major concerns about how well the European market will perform this season this despite the fact that there is adequate airlift
61 HummingBird : AFAIK...ANU, UVF, GND and SKB.. BA will definitely fill the void with connections from markets that are without direct acess to MBJ such as Paris and
62 JM079 : BGI is included in the list as well. Earlier in the year when GOB revamped BHTA it outlined a series of iniatatives which it had hoped would stimulat
63 HummingBird : Good news for the Latin American market.. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and American Airlines have partn
64 LimaMike : Lets be careful when discussing this subsidies issue, as it has been highlighted before that it is a very touchy subject for some readers of this thr
65 Yellowtail : WHy was it removed. I found it very informative. Subsidies are not just a Jamaican thing...but Jamaica has been a leader and done it very effectively
66 Post contains links HummingBird : I agree.. Well, I found this archived information on Caribbean Aviation including Jamaica..If we are to go through most of the information in detail,
67 JM079 : Haha - thanks for the heads up. Can you imagine if we were to believe that but as Ed Bartlett said ........"Thus Jamaica is not the only country with
68 Post contains links JM079 : Air Jamaica trade unions are at again and they will come up with every trick in the book to ensure that the status quo remains. They are now demanding
69 Yellowtail : Because they are very risk adverse and do not one to take a loss for even one day, while the route takes hold. On another note: I need your help Wher
70 Post contains links JM079 : Is this what you are looking for: http://www.moj.gov.jm/laws/statutes/...%20Tourism%20Enhancement%20Act.pdf http://www.moj.gov.jm/law/search?lawSearc
71 Yellowtail : Exactly....you are fast dude! Thanks a mil! I wanted know know what was IATA's cut...maybe even a peek at the contract...surely that must be a matter
72 AirJamaica : Very true. Ed & the team know what they are doing. The important thing is that they have gained both increased airlift/tourist arrivals and adddition
73 JM079 : Not sure that such info is in the public domain. I would think that IATA would charge a processing fee. If I were you i would speak to the local airl
74 Ilanbwoy : I entered the JM contest. If i win i will be sure to let y'all know.
75 AirJamaica : Most definately. Was trying to do so today at work, but it wasn't going through. More than likely it was '' traffic jam '' with many people submittin
76 HummingBird : DL has now increased it's Autumn frequency to MBJ....Flights now operate double daily except on Tuesdays...Flight 359 is operated with a B757 while Fl
77 LimaMike : I was looking at MBJ 's schedule one day last week on flightstats.com and I noticed that I did not see B6 's JFK flight. Is this flight operating les
78 HummingBird : It was an error on Flightstats..This week they had posted JM031 operating KIN-JFK, which never happened.. B6 is daily to MBJ... The countdown is now
79 Post contains links JM079 : The GOJ has announced that they are going to be adding extra 70,000 square feet of cargo space at the NMIA . ........."During this fiscal year, the No
80 HummingBird : I was looking at the cargo flights to KIN from MIA....Besides the JM/ABX B767 flights, there are flights operated by: IBC Airways -SF34 Challair-722
81 LimaMike : Thanks for the clarification.
82 Post contains links JM079 : I will caution to say, AA probably does well transporting cargo on their MIA flight The airport does generate a lot of business as there are cargo fr
83 Post contains links HummingBird : You are welcome.. A difficult situation...I assume they may continue with the contract or find a new carrier.. --------------------------------------
84 Yellowtail : As someone who is intimately involved with approaching airlines about new service I can tell you that the first thing out of any prospective airlines
85 Post contains links AirJamaica : I clearly remember this issue back then. Wasn't there a similar situation with AA from MIA-ANU & MIA-GND back then as well where they discontinued je
86 HummingBird : A similar situation occured back then with ANU and GND..These subsidies are not restricted to AA but also European carriers..Most European carriers a
87 HummingBird : It was reported on the news, The JTB has signed an agreement with AA to transport pax from Latin America to MBJ via MIA..
88 LimaMike : Out of curiosity, how does JM rotate aircraft that does tth afternoon JFK flight (JM010) into MBJ? As far as I know they use a MBJ-JFK-GND/BGI-JFK-MBJ
89 HummingBird : With a reduced schedule, the aircraft that operates 11 will operate 16 the following morning..The aircraft that does 17 will operate 010 the followin
90 Post contains links JM079 : ......"According to Mr. Lynch, the JTB has been working out new arrangements with American Airlines as it moves to boost travel from that region espe
91 Post contains links JM079 : Jamaica has also liberalised its aviation sector and has put in place policy guidlines to aid the development of the industry. The divestment of Air
92 LimaMike : Interesting. Thnx for clarifying.
93 Yellowtail : Plan....yes.....Master...no! Thanks for the info....good informative read....
94 Post contains links JM079 : Liat is upgrading its fleet and wants to spend 54 million USD http://www.nationnews.com/news/local/new-planes-for-LIAT
95 Post contains links AirJamaica : Quite an interesting read in this document. As disclosed liberalisation has its advantages and disadvantages in aviation and it is up to the industry
96 HummingBird : You are welcome.. IMO, I believe LI should look at entering the jet age..The Dash8, although reliable has severely restricted LI in expanding into lo
97 Post contains images HummingBird : JTB PREPARES US AIRWAYS PHOENIX AGENTS: The Jamaica Tourist Board's Donnie Dawson, Philip Rose and Dian Holland recently conducted an all-day product
98 Post contains links JM079 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed3t1o24QqI Jetblue has this ad for there MBJ service. Not sure what to make of it. Is this a joke? I have asked a frie
99 AirJamaica : From what I have heard B6 has quite an impressive product/service for a LCC but that ad leaves much to be desired IMO. But the important thing is tha
100 Post contains links JM079 : http://www.airjamaica.com/Freq2000Upgrade.aspx LOVEBIRD EXECUTIVE 7th HEAVEN REWARDS FALL PROMOTION Purchase an eligible economy class ticket between
101 HummingBird : I figure they (wedding Planners) were trying to incorporate B6's new service to MBJ as a getaway gift( something blue) for those seeking the ultimate
102 Yellowtail : Again..much appreciated.
103 JM079 : LI has been accused of being myopic in there vision ( former CEO in a recent article). So lets see if the BOD at this time can stair the carrier into
104 HummingBird : IMO..Some things will never change..Whatever chance they get to grow will be stifled by the usual regional politics... ..............................
105 Post contains links JM079 : There is news from KIN today that the GOJ is moving ahead with plans to further boost its investment in the aviation sector with the signing of an agr
106 HummingBird : Good news for this project... On CVM TV tonight..Mr Bartlett was interviewed by Garfield Burford..He gave an update to the winter tourist season for
107 AirJamaica : Hoping this service will materialise. LH used to serve MBJ way back in the early eighties. Or it is possible that another charter company was using o
108 Post contains links JM079 : The architectural firm RCGA ARCHITECTS ( http://www.rcgaarchitects.com/index.html ) based in New York has issued a list of various Project Development
109 Post contains links JM079 : The GOJ has asked a local company to undertake the development of the airport. This is the same company that has partnered with Singapore Institute o
110 JM079 : An update from continental shows that they are switching to a 757 from a 737 on there EW|R-MBJ effective Nov 4th. The change is only in efffect for th
111 Post contains links AirJamaica : JM is having a very attractive winter fare sale. Not bad at all. Recently my co-worker paid almost US$400 to fly to FLL from KIN but he purchased it l
112 HummingBird : I have strong confidence, it will happen by next summer...Not only will it boost tourism, but enhance trade relations between both countries... I won
113 Post contains links JM079 : Yes, that is the intent. In report last year the view was expressed that the: ........"The air cargo facility will cover more than 1.96 million squar
114 AirJamaica : They sent a revised notification. ORD-MBJ : US$248 plus the usual taxes. Was wondering the same thing. Not certain which destinations they operate th
115 HummingBird : What makes the magazine more appealing is it's atmospheric feeling..When you read the magazine you get a feeling of being home, chilling by the beach
116 Ilanbwoy : Just got some info that a/c 638 6yjmj is enroute to jamaica from the far east. Heard it was fixed up real nice. How many planes will jm be operating w
117 SKYYBLUE : LOL I really hope that is not an official JetBlue ad. Very! A jamaican friend told me it's almost impossible to non-rev on the flight because it's al
118 JM079 : Was the cost to do these repairs undertaken by the Chinese carrier or was it done by JM? JM inflight magazine in the past was something I detested wi
119 HummingBird : I counted the current frames in rotation for today and got 8... Am not surprised at B6's success..When it was mentioned the flight is the most succes
120 Post contains links and images Ilanbwoy : Not sure how much it cost to repair..i believe the chinese company paid for the repairs. found this picture of it in the database showing it repainte
121 HummingBird : April 2009 DOT Stats NW DTW-MBJ 3848-3466 90% MEM-MBJ 4440-3767 85% MSP-MBJ 1924-1340 70% ------------------------------------------------------------
122 Post contains links HummingBird : The aircraft is currently is routed NRT-ANC-ORD... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJM6002 -------------------------------------------------------
123 JM079 : Looking at these stats simply confirms the statement from the CTO (Caribbean Tourist Organisation) that the period Jan-Jul there was an increase of 8
124 LimaMike : The 8 aircraft currently in operation are: 6YJAD - A319 6YJAF - A320 6YJAI - A320 6YJMF - A320 6YJMG - A320 6YJMI - A320 6YJMK - A320 6YJMH - A321 Do
125 JM079 : Flightware gives a routing from Asia last night - ANC - ORD - KIN : Aircraft is intransit to KIN now. BTW: NA 757-200 is doing JM 10 and 11 today: NA
126 Post contains images AirJamaica :   I got the jist of what they are saying in the ad but it is just how they go about portraying it. Good to see all 4 carriers sharing the JFK-MBJ pi
127 Post contains links AirJamaica : A letter from Dennis Lalor chairman of the JM divestment Committee. Clarifying phases of Air J divestment '' I found the article in The Sunday Gleaner
128 Post contains links JM079 : The arrival of B6 has presented an interesting situation here as evidently AA and DL have both made some major adjustments to there schedule during t
129 Post contains links JM079 : Air Jamaica has announced that from now until October 26, 2009 passengers can take advantage of special sale fares between Jamaica and North America f
130 Post contains links HummingBird : There was an article in FlightGlobal that mentioned, the intention was to return one A320 once 6Y-JMJ is received.. I agree..It will be an intense ba
131 Post contains links Caymanair : I think many of you missed the point behind a regional carrier. I really hope JM finds a good international partner though... as far as I know, Jamai
132 Post contains links HummingBird : We fully understand the ideology behind having a single regional carrier..However, in the interest of Jamaica and it's future economic plans, this pl
133 JM079 : i agree that politics played a major role in how Air Jamaica was managed when it was returned to the GOJ by the AJAG. If only the then government was
134 Yellowtail : JM and KQ (having flown both) are 2 different animals.. Remember the O&D population that KQ draws upon is FAR bigger and the competition is far less..
135 Post contains links JM079 : Agreed totally they are different carriers operating under different enviornment but I think the point was about the process that was used to achieve
136 AirJamaica : Only time will tell. One thing is certain though, JM will not abandon that route despite the heavy competition on it. Some thought they would have ju
137 Yankeejuliet : 6Y-JMJ will not replace any aircraft at this time as the busy december season will soon be on us. Replacement would have taken place if the subject a
138 Yellowtail : with CO offering good connections to MBJ through IAH, we may never see this comeback. UA has been slowly shedding routes south of the border....look
139 LimaMike : I'm thinking along the lines of the "Nite Bird" service operated during the summer (JM019/JM018).
140 JM079 : JM will operate 19 and 18 again in the winter but not daily. Fri/Sun/Tues/Thurs. Also YYZ will get an additional flight with JM1079/1078 operating on
141 JM079 : AA will not be resuming its FLL - KIN flight come next April. The carrier had suspended the flight at the end of August and had penned it in for an Ap
142 HummingBird : "Quelle Suprise". AA bites the dust in Kingston.....A slap in the face for the f"aa"n boys who thought AA would have taken market share from JM...
143 LimaMike : This has come as a shock to no one...except probably the "Aa Squad". Most importantly, this decision dispels the myth that "AA does not care about lo
144 HummingBird : Service starts Dec 18 and ends Jan 4,2010... FLL is still underserved and the pullout of AA may see a speedy entrance of B6 in the KIN-FLL market..
145 Post contains links AirJamaica : I did expect them to beef up YYZ in some form or another as well for the busy winter season despite the tight schedules with their fleet. What freque
146 HummingBird : AC will continue to operate 2 weekly flights into KIN..Wed and Friday service.. Besides KIN, they also failed in operating FLL-SDQ and FLL-CCS..They
147 HummingBird : Breaking news.. According to CVM News, JM has been sold to Indigo Group..Will be called Spirit of Jamaica..LCC model..Will use TACA employment model w
148 A340Jamaica : So, the airline was given away. All in all, a disaster!!! End of the airline. Beginning of loss of support from Jamaicans. They may as well keep thei
149 Post contains links HummingBird : Honestly, a part of me is happy they are about to seal the deal, but I was looking forward to the local bid.. ---------------------------------------
150 Post contains links HummingBird : Cayman Airways extends Jamaica air fare special Cayman Airways has extended its Jamaica sale fare of CI$159.60 for booking through 31 October, 2009. T
151 Caymanair : And dont forget KX offers 3 free checked bags for free!
152 AirJamaica : Quite a generous offer there by KX. Does this apply to all of their flights or just between GCM-MBJ and KIN ?
153 JMBWEEBOY : Just $45 million ???? Is this for real ???? JMBWEEBOY
154 Ilanbwoy : So you mean to tell me that if i had bought the megamillion in ga last week and won, i could have bought jm with 30% of my after tax winnings. Wow....
155 Post contains links HummingBird : Boscobel Aerodrome to Become International Port of Entry (IPE) "The development of the aerodrome is expected to attract operators of privately-owned a
156 Post contains links JM079 : http://go-jamaica.com/news/read_article.php?id=13644 The Government could be asked to pay more than $133 million to American Airlines as part of a rev
157 Yellowtail : Guarantees are a double edged sword that can cut you at the worst times....
158 JM017 : I was not really a fan of these agreements, but I understand the arguments that have been made in favour of it. But to pay AA to provide service from
159 Post contains links HummingBird : This was the official statement from Mr Golding regarding the agreement.. http://jis.gov.jm/officepm/html/2008...sm_industry____says_pm_golding.asp I
160 AirJamaica : Impressive development plans ahead for the Boscobel Aerodrome. My only issue with the AA guarantee was the MIA-MBJ one. Yes there are advantages and
161 HummingBird : This was a statement given by Mr Bartlett during his 2009 Sectoral Presentation....For the first six months, the flights performed well and there were
162 Drbird : Mr. Lalor actual quoted on CVM-TV that the Indigo offer which the divestment team plan to present to the Government next week is for the group to Cap
163 Post contains links HummingBird : JAMAICA appears poised to enjoy a good winter tourist season, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has disclosed. Bartlett, who made the remark while addr
164 Post contains links JM079 : GOJ IS GIVING AWAY MONEY: isn't the country suppose to be poor and bankrupt? McNeill also queried revenue guarantees in the sum of CAN$360,900 to Tran
165 JM017 : I missed this post. I am stunned that they gave the airline away for this paltry sum. Apparently to Indigo and just about every JM competitor...
166 Post contains links HummingBird : Pure ignorance..If McNiel were to do his research, he would realize Canadian carriers have unrestricted access to the Jamaican airports..Jamaican car
167 Post contains links JM079 : I notice that Butch Stewart has put in place a younger generation of managers to run his empire and there has been some noticeable shift in how the co
168 JM079 : The out come of this move is going to be quite interesting but the one question that I want to know is why wait until after the exercise was complete
169 Ilanbwoy : There is more to this. My friend who is a pilot gave me the low down on the pilots bid today. Too much to write here. The jist of it is that Indigo w
170 JM079 : Ok. But first let me ask this question? Is the pilot's action an expression of interest or an actual bid that was submitted? There seems to be some c
171 Ilanbwoy : I dont know the answers to your questions, but i will be glad to do some research. As you said though....its a nice incentive to any buyer. If only i
172 Post contains links JM079 : Well, I guess you are right on this one here as JAMVAC is providing incentives: ...."Jamaica Vacations has other risk sharing programmes with other a
173 JM079 : Well, evidently that factor is what triggered the actions of the pilots plus the realization that that the entity that is bidding for the carrier wil
174 HummingBird : Truly innovative..Another trendsetting move by the Stewart clan..I can see the real reason is to offer the guest an opportunity to experience Jamaica
175 AirJamaica : A win win situation for both Sandals International and our local tourism/business travel industry. Diversification is a key factor in sustaining this
176 Post contains links AirJamaica : Air J's big mistake '' No other group of people has a greater love and affinity for their airline than Jamaicans; it is our national pride and joy. Th
177 JM079 : It is fair to surmise that Mr Lalor is confirming that JALPA did not submit a bid for the assets of JM but merely expressed an interest in buying the
178 HummingBird : I know the local transport groups as JUTA and JTL will see a surge in their revenue.. PTY is mainly commercial informal travellers and business trave
179 Post contains links and images HummingBird : Skylan is offering cheap fares between MBJ and KIN..
180 Ilanbwoy : Hummingbird, i totally agree with you in that it might be time to start something new. As a matter of fact, it wouldn't surprise me if this is not do
181 HummingBird : It was previously mentioned that Airone is still looking at the prospect of starting services in 2010...The only issue, the pilots may not entertain
182 Post contains links AirJamaica : Read a Gleaner interview once with a former JM pilot who now fly the A380 for EK and I can see why some would find it entertaining. Tax free salary,
183 JM079 : People in sales then to be like that. He is quite verse in the art of hyperbole. I can add though to the prediction that the Canadian market place wi
184 Ilanbwoy : You know what everybody..this is what i think will hapen with the aviaiton sector in jamaica...someone will get Jm real soon. When they do, the curren
185 HummingBird : I have to agree and it goes to show the patriotism of Jamaicans...If most Jamaicans choose not to accept this new branding, it will be safe to say a
186 Post contains links and images HummingBird : Previously I had announced local courier operator Airpak was in the process of starting passenger services.....Announcing Jamaica's second domestic ca
187 JM079 : Launching a venture of this size or for that fact any other requires some sort of vision. We heard about the significant impact that this recession i
188 HummingBird : I agree..They have further plans to acquire the Dash-8 aircraft for future expansion.... As the only operator at KTP, they will have no problem filli
189 Post contains links JM079 : Am not sure how long they will be at this location as the GOJ has sold the airport to the Port Authority as the port they more land for there expansi
190 Post contains images HummingBird : Trust me, when I say, they will be the only operators at KTP.....The JCAA will not approve two carriers at KTP... But it will be an intense battle fo
191 Post contains links JM079 : That is awesome pic of Usain being a tourist. Am sure he will enjoy his excursion across the country. http://help.jetblue.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN...6988,K=5
192 HummingBird : That leaves NMIA with B6,DL and JM offering nonstop services from JFK.. With BA services to MBJ, we now have VS*,BA,Thomas Cook and Thomsonfly offeri
193 AirJamaica : Assuming this flight will be operated using the A346.
194 Post contains links HummingBird : Transport Minister on Vernamfield development Transport Minister Mike Henry said discussions are to take place later this week with the agencies invol
195 Post contains links JM079 : It is quite interesting how you can look at a particular object or subject and get different interpretation. The case in point is the current article
196 HummingBird : Amazing results....Hopefully, this trend will continue once the divestment is completed.. Am glad we dodged that bullet..Now that we know where the c
197 AirJamaica : Guess they will get the usual '' water welcome '' and media coverage on arrival. Very commendable performance results from the implementation of thei
198 JM079 : VS will be using the 747 for the additional flight. Nobles need to have a good team around him and so far they are managing the situation quite well.
199 Post contains links JM079 : HB: I think we have reached the end of this thread and it was a great introduction to the capital city - KIN. I know you are working on MBJ and I look
200 Post contains links HummingBird : New Thread Up! The Gateway To Paradise-MBJ..Jamaican Thread #20 (by HummingBird Oct 27 2009 in Civil Aviation)
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