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User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2638 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 20411 times:

Welcome to the 73rd thread of Caribbean Aviation

News And Updates


  • The Government of Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines are in talks to merge both airlines.
  • St Vincent and Grenadies gets more financial help for new airport from Chinese.
  • Cayman Airways is reintroducing its non%u2013stop flights to Washington, DC, and Chicago O'Hare
  • LIAT and Caribbean Airlines will place new regional fleet order in the new year. ATRs and Q400 are rumored.
  • AirTran Airways fly to Aruba for the first time on December 19 from ATL.
  • SunWings Airlines pulls services from BGI, GND, POS and GEO following Sun travel agency(No relation/subsidy to airline) not meeting its financial obligation.


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A wonderful new year to everyone on the forum.


All ah we is one family
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User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 20553 times:

Great job getting the new forum up 484!!

A Happy New Year to all of you who have contributed to this lively thread. Hopefully big things to come in 2010 for regional aviation!



It is what we think we know already that prevents us from learning.......
User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 20510 times:

"I flew on Conviasa from CCS to GND going through PMV in August and I was very impressed with the performance of the ATR42. Comfortable although a bit hot on the ground as is the case in this region. We pushed back from the gate at PMV without a tug ! "

A power back is fun to be on and to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiRkA0xr96Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbIYDw9ByuQ

In the last Thred it was mentioned about another airlines being started up and so on. Now Dose anyone think the any of the governments would entertain a possible public private run operation where everyone can benefit from the investment unlike what happened at the old BW where by investors who wanted to invest something to move forward , although very tiny, to do so and not exempt from doing so.

[Edited 2009-12-29 19:13:55 by beeweel15]

User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 20530 times:

When your plane stuck in the snow this what you do to get it out LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6bKCsJd2K0


User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 20426 times:



Quoting LIA310 (Reply 217):
And I'm very surprised that BW still makes the F/A do the safety demo without the use of a recorded CD/tape like LI !

They do. On my POS-TAB flight on Dec 26th, the demo was recorded, but for the TAB-POS flight the FA had to say it and act it. I guess it depends on the aircraft, but both flights were Dash8 so maybe it's FA preference?

Quoting BW424 (Reply 1):
Great job getting the new forum up 484!!

I agree! Excellent job. And at this time i'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the thread in the past year (2009) and especially the thread starters for really making this a fun and informative medium of obtaining and sharing information! Kudos to all! it's also really nice to see a few Jamaican 'flags' contributing to our debates and discussions and to any others who bring a different perspective to the thread. May our 2010 be filled with more lively discussion and many exciting news items!

Quoting Beeweel15 (Reply 2):
Now Dose anyone think the any of the governments would entertain a possible public private run operation where everyone can benefit from the investment unlike what happened at the old BW where by investors who wanted to invest something to move forward , although very tiny, to do so and not exempt from doing so.

It is unclear whether BW shares will be floated again. I expect the Gov't to seek a large private investor to hold 51%, maybe the Gov't to hold 10% (to be able to appoint a single board member, and for the rest of shares be floated to raise capital for the airline. That's just a hunch though- I can try to find out what the plan is for the future.

AA1818



“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 20403 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Thread starter):
SunWings Airlines pulls services from BGI, GND, POS and GEO following Sun travel agency(No relation/subsidy to airline) not meeting its financial obligation.

KIN will get the axe as well from SWG but they will continue their MBJ ops.



greenheart
User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 20354 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Thread starter):
The Government of Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines are in talks to merge both airlines.

I looks more like Government of Jamaica granting future defunct JM's routes rights to BW, plus BW hiring some of that JM laid-off staff.

It's very serious that BW's short of Spanish-speaking flight attendants. Venezuela could provide a quite interesting critical mass to fill-up BW flights, specially to Northamerica and even give BW the break-even point to open new services to other Latinamerican destinations.
But none of that would happen as long as BW doesn't tackle their lack of Spanish-speaking personnel.



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6108 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20309 times:



Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 5):
KIN will get the axe as well from SWG but they will continue their MBJ ops.

Keeping BZE too.....BZE is doing really well for them right now.



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineLIA310 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Mar 2008, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20269 times:



Quoting AA1818 (Reply 4):

Maybe its only on certain aircraft as you said. I've only managed to have flown on 9Y-WIP and 9Y-WIZ.

Quoting Beeweel15 (Reply 2):

Yup, it was quite a difference.

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 6):

Venezuelans complain constantly about the fares that they have to pay to get to MIA from CCS. I hop onto BW's website and shown them the fare difference and they're shocked ! They at first didn't believe that it was true. If BW would advertise better in CCS (only the people that need to go to POS know about them) and time the flights properly so the connection would be easier they would be making even MORE money in CCS !


User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20253 times:



Quoting LIA310 (Reply 8):
Maybe its only on certain aircraft as you said. I've only managed to have flown on 9Y-WIP and 9Y-WIZ.

WIN has the recording.

Quoting LIA310 (Reply 8):
Venezuelans complain constantly about the fares that they have to pay to get to MIA from CCS. I hop onto BW's website and shown them the fare difference and they're shocked ! They at first didn't believe that it was true. If BW would advertise better in CCS (only the people that need to go to POS know about them) and time the flights properly so the connection would be easier they would be making even MORE money in CCS !

I am certain that will come in time.

AA1818



“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20240 times:



Quoting LIA310 (Reply 8):
If BW would advertise better in CCS (only the people that need to go to POS know about them) and time the flights properly so the connection would be easier they would be making even MORE money in CCS !

BW website doesn't allow to book CCS-MIA and MIA-CCS the same day. Also it seems MIA/FLL-POS-CCS can't be flown the same day. Are there any red-eyes MIA-POS?



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20196 times:
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Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 10):
Quoting LIA310 (Reply 8):
If BW would advertise better in CCS (only the people that need to go to POS know about them) and time the flights properly so the connection would be easier they would be making even MORE money in CCS !

BW website doesn't allow to book CCS-MIA and MIA-CCS the same day. Also it seems MIA/FLL-POS-CCS can't be flown the same day. Are there any red-eyes MIA-POS?

You would be surprised at the number of pax that use AA's 1647/1664 (MIA-POS-MIA) service to connect onwards to and from CCS, GEO, and even PBM. AA's daytime service at POS allows for rapid connections between POS and CCS 3x weekly.


User currently offlineLIA310 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Mar 2008, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20167 times:



Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 10):

If you take BW301 in the morning from CCS you can connect onto BW480 to FLL. But on the return you can take BW483 from MIA or BW480 from FLL because both arrive too late to catch the BW310 to CCS in the evening, so you have to overnight and catch BW300 to CCS in the morning.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 11):

AA is also an option for getting to and from CCS. Its easier than using BW right now.



Here's an interesting news report about AA331:

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local-bea...Before-Jamaica-Crash-80278032.html


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6108 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 20142 times:



Quoting LIA310 (Reply 12):
If you take BW301 in the morning from CCS you can connect onto BW480 to FLL. But on the return you can take BW483 from MIA or BW480 from FLL because both arrive too late to catch the BW310 to CCS in the evening, so you have to overnight and catch BW300 to CCS in the morning.

Maybe BW should take a look at this

Quoting LIA310 (Reply 12):
AA is also an option for getting to and from CCS. Its easier than using BW right now.

AA is at an ungodly price MIA-CCS



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineLIA310 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Mar 2008, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 20118 times:



Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 13):

All of the airlines have crazy prices. SBA and LAN included.

I was talking about using BW to POS from CCS and then taking the evening AA flight to MIA from POS and on the return take the morning AA flight from MIA to POS and then take the evening BW flight to POS.


User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 20111 times:

thanks for the new thread, and the lovely opening pics...

In case I don't pop back in here before friday, just wanted to wish everyone of you..including our slowly reappearing Jamaican siblings...a very warm and prosperous New Year.

Looking forward to regional expansions, safe landings and plenty pictures ;

Happy 2010  Smile



Maintain own separation with terrain!
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 20054 times:
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Quoting LIA310 (Reply 14):
All of the airlines have crazy prices. SBA and LAN included.

In regards to LAN's fares, it varies depending on which country you purchase your ticket in. Right now I can get a roundtrip fare of 532 USD on LAN between MIA and CCS, routing: MIA-CCS-LIM-MIA. BW's roundtrip fare for POS-CCS-POS is coming up as 572 USD! LAN flies CCS-LIM-CCS daily (B763), along with the twice weekly Southamerican "milk-run": MIA-CCS-GYE-SCL-GYE-CCS-MIA.

[Edited 2009-12-30 12:52:07]

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9779 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 20022 times:

Thanks for starting the new thread, I sent you some of my latest CUR photos yesterday or the day before for this new thread. As they are not posted here, have you received them?

About the ATR42 and cabin crew which was discussed in the previous thread, Dutch Antilles Express uses only one cabin attendant on their ATR42's.

I also remember reading in the previous thread that Caribbean Airlines is looking at the Next Generation ATR72-600 and later saw a post about them being interested in the Q400 so which one will it be and when will I see them in CURBig grin

A Happy New Year to everyone on this forum as well!!!

Cheers,

A388


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 20001 times:
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Quoting A388 (Reply 17):

The last picture in the thread opener looks like it was taken in Otrobanda with a view of Handelskade's buildings in Punda?

Travel agencies in Guyana were "skeptical" about Sky Service's weekly YYZ-GEO service:

"The cancellation of Sky Service’s year round service may have little effect since many travel agents were sceptical about placing bookings with the chartered service airline based on past experiences."

"Last week, Stabroek News was informed of the cancellation of the year round service by Captain Gerry Gouveia, proprietor of Roraima Airways, who controlled ground handling operations for the service. Sky Service’s weekly direct flight to Toronto was announced at the start of the month but last week reports surfaced indicating that the terms of the Travel Industry Act had been violated and as a result there was a voluntarily termination of registration."
http://www.stabroeknews.com/2009/sto...about-new-direct-flight-to-canada/

Air arrivals finally up at GCM:
"For the first time in 15 months, air arrivals have gone up compared to the same month the previous year. Figures released by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism indicated an upturn in air arrivals in November, with 20,614 this year compared to 19,731 in 2008."
http://www.caycompass.com/cgi-bin/CFPnews.cgi?ID=10388278

AUA exploring air traffic expansion:
"Aruba Airport Authority (AAA) has not taken any exceptional measures to limit the air traffic of business flights via General Aviation on the airport. “There are currently only fifteen parking spaces available for such aircrafts and it is irresponsible to accept more aircrafts if the parking spaces are occupied”, according to AAA in their own statement."
http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_66803.php

"Cuba tourism set to make record":
"Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, told the country's parliament that visitor arrivals to Cuba were on track to reach 2,425,000 before the end of 2009 - a new record for the country."

"The forecast means the communist island would see a 3.3 per cent increase in arrivals compared to the previous year. Most tourists came from Canada followed by Great Britain and Spain. By contrast, most other Caribbean territories saw a drop in arrivals this year, except for Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Curacao, latest Caribbean Tourism Organisation figures show. "
http://www.caribbean360.com/News/Car...ies/2009/12/28/NEWS0000009878.html

SCL767


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6108 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 19975 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 18):
Air arrivals finally up at GCM:
"For the first time in 15 months, air arrivals have gone up compared to the same month the previous year. Figures released by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism indicated an upturn in air arrivals in November, with 20,614 this year compared to 19,731 in 2008."

If you say the last quarter of 2008 was really the "bottom"...then no where else to go but up...

over here....we have been flat...but that is not because of market conditions.....more like bad market positioning.

Folks here feel like we need to compete with CUN...they are so wrong.



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offline9YCAL From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2008, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 19926 times:

This is for inbound,what type of IFE 9Y-PBM has now, was it upgraded? I will take this time to extend a warm greeting to my fellow posters, I wish all of you a Happy New Year and a bright aviation time ahead.

User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 19914 times:

Quoting Inbound (Reply 15):
In case I don't pop back in here before friday, just wanted to wish everyone of you..including our slowly reappearing Jamaican siblings...a very warm and prosperous New Year.

You noticed!!!!  

Happy New Year to you too!

[Edited 2009-12-30 16:41:33]


"It's okay to cheat, if you just really don't like to lose."
User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 19876 times:

The fight of the century:

On the Ramp Side I introduce Caribbean B737-800 - 9Y-ANU

VS

People holding on to the fence at SXM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-QH0PJLzuc


User currently offlineSpeedbird2263 From Jamaica, joined Jul 2006, 470 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19798 times:



Quoting JM017 (Reply 21):
You noticed!!!!  

Happy New Year to you too!

If only our favourite airlines would take notice too.  silly 

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to one and all as well when it comes!



Straight'n Up 'N Fly Right Son ;)
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 19719 times:
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Aeropuerto Internacional Punta Cana will increase capacity for 2010:

"The Punta Cana International Airport announced a 5% increase in seat capacity on flights for 2010 and will add 363 new flights, tourism industry sources revealed. The airport, which has the greatest volume of traffic in the country and is served by the largest number of airlines for a single airport in the Caribbean, will experience a 5.7% growth in the number of flights next year (363), compared to the 6,378 registered for the high winter season in 2009." In the Caribbean, Aeropuerto Internacional Punta Cana is the third busiest airport, surpassed only by Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, in San Juan, and Cancún International Airport, which are the first and the second busiest airports in the region, respectively.

"According to the Information and Communication Center (CICOM), availability of seats into Punta Cana Airport is increasing by 66,874, 5.1% more compared to the 1.3 million seats available for the 2008-2009 winter season. The report states 6,741 flights with 1,371,794 seats have been scheduled so far."

"There will also be a 4.3% increase in flights from the United States and 7.8% in number of seats, for 4,117 flights and 239,000 seats. American Airlines, US Airways and Delta lead in regular flights to Punta Cana. Flying in from Canada are Air Canada, whici added 10 flights, Canjet and Sunwing. There will be 2,118 flights, up 10.1%, with 34,000 more seats (up 9.2%), totalling 406,000 seats. Air Transat is still the principal carrier –with 125,000 seats–, but is down 10% compared to 2009."
http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tou...ational-Airport-increases-capacity

Sky Service will operate two more flights between YYZ and GEO before pulling out of CJIA:

"Travelspan GT Inc has assured passengers scheduled to fly to Toronto with a Titan Tours flight on January 6 and 13 that their flights are on schedule. In a press release the company said the Titan Tours flights operated by Sky Service Airlines have not been affected by the recent halt in service by Sunrise International Travel. Travelspan reminds its passengers that the flights depart Guyana at 5.50 pm and that they are required to arrive at the airport at least three hours prior to flight time."
http://www.stabroeknews.com/2009/sto...oronto-on-schedule-–-travelspan/

"Air mile management now easier":

"A new feature on the Cayman Airways website is making it easier to buy and share air miles. Cayman Airways customers can now buy and share Sir Turtle Rewards frequent flyer air miles online."

“One of the three main benefits of this new service through our website is that it allows existing Sir Turtle Rewards members to purchase the air miles they need in order to make up for a free ticket when their accumulated miles are just a few short,” said Cayman Airways Senior VP Commercial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer Paul Tibbetts."
http://www.caycompass.com/cgi-bin/CFPnews.cgi?ID=10388253

"JAMAICA AIR SHUTTLE TO EXPAND FLEET TO 4 BY JAN":

"Jamaica Air Shuttle, the new domestic airline will expand its passenger fleet to four Beech 99 turbo-prop aircraft by early next year to accomodate travel within the island.
Its third Beech 99 is currently undergoing maintenance at Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston, for certification and registration under the Jamaica Civil Aviation regulations."

"The introduction of Jamaica Air Shuttle which started in November came four months after Skylan Airways -- began offering domestic airline services between Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport. However, the development of Jamaica Air Shuttle will mark the reintroduction of regular passenger air services at the Tinson Pen Aerodrome, which has been without such service for the past several years."
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/Air-shuttle-4th_7292413


25 Post contains links SCL767 : The Guardian Business Magazine has published several articles summarizing JM's financial position, along with multiple references to "a possible merge
26 2travel2know : How much - in USD - does Jamaica Tourist industry make? If JM Billionare debt is seen as Jamaica's tourism industry's operational expense, what % wou
27 SCL767 : Does anyone really know how much Jamaica's Tourism really makes? Historically, JM could never compete with BW on the routes between Jamaica and the E
28 Icebird757 : Do you guys think there is room for JetBlue to enter the FLL-CCS or JFK-CCS routes? How would they would fair on those routes?
29 Caribbean484 : Well as it stands right now, Venezuelan Aviation Authorities have not been granting US airlines anymore landing rights to their country. Just ask AA
30 2travel2know : Even between Jamaica and: Cuba, Venezuela, Canada?
31 Beeweel15 : The ball has dropped at Times Square you all here HAPPY NEW YEAR and lets see what 2010 has for Caribbean Aviation. Maybe an investor gives BW and JM
32 BW985 : Happy new year everyone! I wonder if LIAT or Caribbean Airlines might be interested in the ATR Quick Change versions, which could for example operate
33 Post contains links and images Beeweel15 : They should cause they could generate more revenue from cargo. The old BW had a DC9-30CF reg 9Y-TFI. Which they did not take full advantage of what t
34 BWIA 772 : BTW happy 3rd Birthday Caribbean Airlines... you are becoming a big airline now out of the terrible twos heheheheehehe Regards BWIA 772
35 JM02 : Very good posting, but you are in danger of taking things out of context. The article from the Guardian is a mishmash of numerous writings dating fro
36 SCL767 : Wasn't the article published in the Jamaica Observer on July 3rd, 2009? Do you know how many flights JM completed in 2008, or how many pax JM carried
37 SCL767 : JM's 1.2b USD debt just went up another 220 million USD, so the carrier's total debt will soon increase to about 1.5b USD pretty soon. BTW, BW will o
38 Yellowtail : GoJ needs to get rid of this JM fast.....the ship is sinking, cut your losses and get out!
39 Yellowtail : Skyservice has pulled the plug on its weekly YYZ-BZE scheduled charter (that had operated seasonally for some years) due to "poor sales". Bad way to s
40 A388 : FYI, the pilot whale which stranded at the Jan Thiel Beach in Curacao has just taken off to Sea World in San Diego on board a chartered FedEx A300. Af
41 Yellowtail : Hope he is not "piloting" the arcft! Good pun A388! Seriously, who is picking up the tab for this?
42 A388 : LOL I was thinking the same when typing my text I don't know who is picking up the tab but I assume Sea World is. Again this is just my speculation.
43 Beeweel15 : They are and I am certain Fedex donated the service of that aircraft to rescue the pilot. Nice tax write off.
44 Post contains links Beeweel15 : The report also points out that in the last decade, gun-related homicides in T & T have risen about 1,000 per cent. On a per capita basis, the report
45 Post contains links SCL767 : "After six months, pilot whale now en route to SeaWorld": "Captain Sully, the pilot whale that had washed ashore on July 14th in the Jan Thiel Bay and
46 SJOtoLIR : Air Canada is planning changes for 2010 summer Caribbean system: .............Route.....................2010 Summer..............................2009
47 Post contains links Beeweel15 : " target=_blank>http://www.caribbeannewsdigital.com/...praga http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate...nta_cana_con_ciudad_checa_de_praga " target=_blan
48 Post contains links Caribbean484 : This is too funny, they named the whale Captain Sully. Caribbean Airlines: fact and fiction "The recent announcement that Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is
49 SCL767 : Great editorial article! I do believe that LI needs to come under CAL's "umbrella" in due course. Both airlines operate the same a/c and CAL's leader
50 Caribbean484 : Thanks man I did not notice it, I'm freezing my tail off from this freezing weather in South Florida. Well people in the press talk too much without
51 Yellowtail : At this stage it is probably this offer or none at all and JM ceases to exist. A painful pill either way.
52 Post contains links SCL767 : Yeah, I heard that its been frigid in FL. I'm so not looking forward to coming back to winter! The problem with these journalists in reporting aviati
53 Steeler83 : Is there anything interesting about AUA? I will be flying there with my fiancee (wife at the time!) for our honeymoon this coming October!!! We'll be
54 Lorgem1 : I agree with SCL767! Excellent article, and it was about time that someone did this. I also agree with this course. I was in T&T for the holidays ( B
55 JM017 : So given that (and the other major hurdles), what do you think are the chances of a deal being struck?
56 Post contains links SCL767 : The airline doesn't cater in such a fashion as it would be uneconomical. Caribbean Airlines has its menu published on the website. You can call ahead
57 Inbound : hey guys, I know someone who is trying to get from POS to Buenos Aires, Argentina. what's the simplest route, and/or the cheapest route? I see there a
58 BW985 : Has your friend looked at COPA as an alternative? CM0274 05:22 PM 07:32 PM POS-PTY POS-PTY 1h 50m 1,161.00 CM0454 08:52 PM 06:02 AM+1 PTY-EZE PTY-EZE
59 SCL767 : Ministro Pistarini-Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) is the main International Airport in Buenos Aires. AEP is the domestic airport in Buenos Aires.
60 Caribbean484 : Hey man, well not too sure but if you love diving its pretty great at AUA, but my advice is to check out their Tourism authority website, they can gi
61 SCL767 : CM is the cheapest way to go from POS to EZE now. Currently the non-stops between MIA and EZE full.
62 A388 : When did this happen, during the day or at night? The only way this could have happened is at night. Otherwise, I find it hard to believe. An aircraf
63 AA1818 : I think a deal is likely. The proposal has been submitted by the Dec 31st deadline. It is basically: 1) GoJ keeps JM and shuts it down themselves- in
64 Caribbean484 : Interesting, Haiti has only one international airport as of now, and road access to many other parts of the country is very difficult. This can indee
65 Yellowtail : I understand your point, but with what money? We are having an infrastructure problem here too ..the tax base jsut cannot support the work that needs
66 2travel2know : For the very adventurous: PY POS-PBM-BEL, G3 BEL-GIG/GRU-EZE
67 BW424 : It's frigid alright!! Just flew in to MIA on the 484 a couple hours ago and the temperature was fluctuating between 7-9 degress centigrade!! That's c
68 Post contains links SCL767 : Apparently this occurred on Tuesday night according to the St. Maarten Herald. The newspaper didn't identify the airline or a/c involved in the "inci
69 TransIsland : Just in from a pilot friend at the airport in Nassau:
70 JM017 : You know, the terms are fair. Yeah it'll be tough swallowing the debt. But BW didn't incur it after all (nor can they afford to handle it). As for po
71 Post contains links SCL767 : Interesting article published on Flightglobal.com about SkyBahamas: "SkyBahamas seeks maintenance certification": "Saab 340A operator SkyBahamas is pr
72 Post contains links Caribbean484 : Jesus, what the heck, that must have been scary. Well the deal with JM will be coming to an end very soon, as the GOJ is looking at accepting the ter
73 BWIA 772 : Quite an interesting deal that is being worked out! I think that the 10% stake provides an interesting opportunity for both GOJ and BW. If it where m
74 SCL767 : Regardless of the outcome of the JM/BW deal, I really hope that BW doesn't lose focus of developing the POS hub. Moreover, BW should consider expandin
75 2travel2know : For BW, specially in Venezuela and if that airline does get Spanish-speaking staff.
76 AA1818 : So true. The name is not even being entertained by Caribbean Airlines. It's CAL or nothing. JM is dead just like BWIA. Im hoping to hear the confirma
77 SCL767 : On 2/6/2010, Dutch Antilles Express will launch a new twice weekly non-stop service between Curaçao and Cartagena de Indias. 9H will operate CUR-CTG-
78 A388 : Thanks for the information SCL767 but I assume you mean the ATR42? A388
79 SCL767 : Yep, DAE will use the ATR42-500 on the route. On a side note, does Aires still operate BAQ-CUR with the Dash-8-Q200s? Also, AV will operate BOG-AUA w
80 A388 : Yes, Aires still operates the BAQ-CUR route with the Dash-8. AV uses replacement aircraft whenever needed but the scheduled aircraft is always the Fo
81 SCL767 : Thanks for the info. Hopefully AV will soon operate BOG-CUR daily. Now CUR will have non-stop/direct flights to BAQ, BOG, BSB, CCS, CTG, GRU, LSP, MA
82 Speedbird2263 : A no brainer one would presume; It's incredible the stories I have heard thus far indicating a lack of at least one bi-lingual f/a on-board for such
83 Captaink : These South Florida Babies.. That is good weather.. a nice spring day.. While it is time is done for JM, this has gone on for too long. On a personal
84 JM02 : Few questions, for those who seem to be in the know. With the JM deal seemingly done and the GOJ having to accept the terms of the BW team, i'm curiou
85 AA1818 : The BW bid remains the same. I was told that it was basically the same proposal that was submitted initially. The only difference is now BW isnt faci
86 Yellowtail : BWIA already tried SJO from POS some years ago...but the climate is very different these days and for sure BW is watching CM very closely. I am sure
87 A388 : So if Caribbean Airlines will indeed take over Air Jamaica this means that we will be seeing Caribbean Airlines in CUR after all. I wonder what livery
88 Caribbean484 : Nothing really, as AA1818 said, the airline will be closed, a definite name change and new look from what I gather from talk around. IMO I have to ag
89 Speedbird2263 : Different from the current CAL scheme? To think as of last year summer, when I saw it on approach to MIA from the Palmetto it was starting to grow on
90 SCL767 : I expect that JM will cut both MBJ-ORD and MBJ-PHL, and KIN/MBJ-BWI will be "beefed up". Also, KIN-MIA is a strong candidate for future growth. Agree
91 Caribbean484 : Nah I mean the name Air Jamaica will be gone most likely if the Government of Jamaica already accepted the terms and conditions of CAL. Yes, MBJ-ORD
92 Captaink : Is everyone sure about all this. I am hearing from inside JM that the terms were revised a bit, and amongst other things, they reflect the GOJ request
93 Post contains links JM02 : Thanks for all the info. The only other query I have pertains to what the CEO of BW said in a interview with the Guardian around June. When he said t
94 AA1818 : The Government of the Bahamas approached BW about Bahamasair in the past month as well! BW were NOT INTERESTED. I really wish BW would get some E-190
95 SCL767 : What about KIN-GCM? Is there that much traffic between both SJU and SDQ and KIN? IMO, BW should look at operating between GEO and PBM. Also, BW shoul
96 Yellowtail : You never know....they could be chatting to Embraer as we speak.
97 Post contains links Speedbird2263 : Here's an interesting article: Air J'ca Buy a Good move... Well that gives a little bit more insight to some of the 'corporate' opinion on the current
98 Captaink : Nothing is final yet according to the info I have. No final decision has been made, and a new deadlline has been set being March 31st, the end/start o
99 Speedbird2263 : Why do I find that so hilarious? If I remember correctly March 31, 2009 was the "original" deadline and I remember quite vividly the talking heads in
100 AA1818 : Amen to that! Can anyone tell me what the status is of the final Dash8 to be painted? I saw it in the hangar over the New Years weekend at Piarco. Wi
101 Inbound : hey 1818, I too have seen 9Y-WIT in the hangar a while now so I assume it should get the full scheme by the end of its check. as for 9Y-PBM, she has b
102 AA1818 : Transavia again I presume? Wow, CAL's 9th 737, albiet temporary! Excellent. AA1818
103 Post contains links and images A388 : Finally some of my POS photos made it through. See them in below links: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation Photog
104 Post contains links SCL767 : Temporary until the 9th B738 arrives for the summer. CAL leased 9Y-SLU in 2008 and 9Y-PBM in 2009. Maybe 9Y-GND will "return" in 2010? Great Pics! I
105 Captaink : Well that is how it should be. Especially as we are all aware that JM and GOJ have been dancing this dance for a while now. Even though we may all th
106 Yellowtail : Can anyone give me the sked of BA into GCM....including arrv/depart times?
107 SCL767 : BA 253 departs LHR at 09:50 AM and arrives into GCM at 05:50 PM. Flights operate Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. BA 252 departs GCM at
108 Yellowtail : And if you could give me the BA/VS HAV schedule, I would owe you a beer!
109 SCL767 : BA doesn't operate into HAV. VS 063 departs LGW at 11:45 AM and arrives into HAV at 04:40 PM. VS 064 departs HAV at 07:10 PM and arrives into LGW at
110 Trintocan : BA does not serve HAV. VS does but I do not know their schedule there. All told, it will be interesting to see what happens between BW and JM. If the
111 AA1818 : I wonder why its gone. Also 9Y-BGI still hasn't gotten the BTA slogan! What was 9Y-GEO's slogan btw? Great shots! Is this "9th B738" confirmed? That
112 2travel2know : Any damage to PAP airport due to the strong earthquake yesterday?
113 Post contains links AA1818 : Apparently a couple of flights operated out of PAP yesterday evening after the earthquake. But flights today appear cancelled until a proper inspecti
114 Post contains links Yellowtail : Look at this hatchet job on our regions airports.... http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-01-12-airport_N.htm horrible......they forget about A
115 AA1818 : Does POS have the "safety zone" they are referring to? What about TAB, BGI, GND etc? Where are the deficiencies in the safety aspects of Piarco airpo
116 Georgiabill : Does anyone know if at somepoint Insel Air might consider replacing their MD80'S for newer aircraft? Perhaps consider some of Saudia's MD90'S which ar
117 Captaink : Grenada doesn't for sure. On one end of the runway you find fence and old byroad, and on the other end you find a cliff, rocks and the ocean.
118 Westindian425 : I read that article and thought it was nonsense. They're making a big deal of the "added safety features" when the plan touched down halfway down the
119 LIA310 : If your landing on Rwy 28 at Piarco and you can't stop your going through the approach lights, a pretty large fence, crossing the road and then more
120 Post contains links AA1818 : Hopefully some 737s and maintenance could be done in POS! hehe Thanks for the info! An Article posted in the Jamaica Thread by HummingBird suggests t
121 LimaMike : FL operates into NAS as well. They operated charter flights into MBJ from MKE in the past weeks. Scheduled service is to commence shortly from ATL an
122 A388 : Thanks for all the nice comments on my photos everybody!!! As for Insel Air, to my knowledge they don't have plans to replace any of their MD80's. A38
123 AA1818 : Stiff competition for JM and/or it's successor! From my understanding AirTran is a strong force to be reckoned with, operating profiably out of DL's
124 Trintocan : As I recall, POS does have an overrun at the eastern end of the runway of some 170m so there is a safety margin for runway 10, which is most commonly
125 Captaink : Well fingers crossed lets see what happens. I know I am being silly, but we have been this close to a deal various times in past. So if in a couple d
126 Post contains links Caribbean484 : Bright hopes "Barbados will see additional improvement in various areas of its tourism product. This is the assurance coming from Chairman of the Barb
127 Caribbean484 : The nonsense that is written in this report is astounding, instead of looking at the error of the pilots in this case they blame the Caribbean airpor
128 Captaink : I dunno about TAB/BGI, but Grenada doesn't have a safety zone, at the end of 10 nor 28. BTW, looks like this time it is the charm. My brother's words
129 Post contains links SCL767 : 9Y-GEO's slogan: Land of many waters I think that American Eagle operated SJU-BON in the past as well. Caribbean Airlines reported a systemwide OTP o
130 Post contains links LIA310 : Sure about that ? http://www.ctntworld.com/BusinessArticles.aspx?id=17722 This is honestly making me very confused ! What did the Jamaican PM say ton
131 Post contains links SCL767 : "LIAT says flight abortions were precautionary": "Regional airline LIAT has sought to explain why one of its flights was aborted twice over the weeken
132 Caribbean484 : I means that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago will not purchase Air Jamaica as always said, we will not
133 Captaink : Well my brother came home a bit distraught. Bear in mind that staff don't even know what is going on really. But it seems like this time they are on
134 Caribbean484 : Sorry to hear that your brother is frustrated, it seems that a lot of staff will become redundant when Air Jamaica deal is finalized. I hear pilots w
135 SCL767 : It's sad that most of JM's employees will soon face redundancies, but this should have been expected IMO. The reapplication process will be very simi
136 OP3000 : Very impressive list of destinations, and even more the number of carriers flying to PUJ.
137 LipeGIG : Soon to join a weekly G3 service Rio-Sao Paulo-Caracas-Punta Cana that will departs GIG by early morning.
138 SCL767 : That's great! Will G3 use the B763 or the B738?
139 Post contains links JM02 : ''We expect, shortly, to conclude the sale of Air Jamaica which incurred losses last year of $9 billion (US$101)''. Air Jamaica Gets New Board on Eve
140 Trini1 : Firstly RIP all those who have died in the Haiti, and may God be with those who continue on in this life and begin to put the pieces back together. I
141 AA1818 : Remember this 350 figure is also the initial uptake. Should the deal come through, and should the airline grow routes and expand its presence, perhap
142 LipeGIG : B738 GLO 7624 Saturdays B738 GIG 0900 GRU 1000 1100 CCS 1700 1740 PUJ 1915 GLO 7625 Saturdays B738 PUJ 2130 CCS 2305 2355 GRU 0600 0700 GIG 0800 * re
143 Yellowtail : Why? is it not benefitting them......or are they pulling a page out the DL Jamaica book.
144 AA1818 : BA realize they can run the route by themselves. The BW codeshare was to help BW not BA. Pretty much pulling a DL I guess. AA1818
145 Beeweel15 : Well they never wanted it in the first place. From the begining I mentioned that they only viewed BW as a thorn in their side. And yes this is a dire
146 SCL767 : Thanks for the info. Yep, BA can run the route by themselves since the flight is routed via UVF. BA usually carries more than 100 pax between POS and
147 Trintocan : About BA and VS into POS - well the BA and BW codeshare was intended for 3 years only from the outset. As such the codeshare expires this year. BA hav
148 Post contains links SCL767 : Caribbean Airlines-Air Jamaica merger: "Contrary to public feeling, two Caribbean aviation experts believe that Caribbean Airlines buying out, or into
149 Beeweel15 : JM has gone full circle. Back to the begining. I think it is time BW/JM seriously look to getting their own a/c to do flights to Europe. Forget code
150 Post contains links SCL767 : "PM Manning pulls reins on airline speculation": "Prime Minister Patrick Manning lashed out at the media yesterday for speculating about the ongoing n
151 Post contains links SCL767 : Caribbean Airlines to Takeover Air Jamaica by this Weekend: "National carrier Caribbean Airlines is expected to complete a deal to take control of str
152 Captaink : Thanks for those articles SCL767. So I think we just need to wait to see what exactly would be going on. Sounds like the people in charge have a seri
153 BW424 : This whole ordeal seems to be coming to an end soon. I'm very happy at that. With this, we should see some nice developments in short time with respec
154 Post contains links SCL767 : No worries, it looks like JM's shut-down will be very similar to BWIA's. In regards to route cuts, NAS and MCO will go. UP might pick up the NAS rout
155 Post contains links SCL767 : I would hardly call a conversation between three posters a "thread". They have already thrashed a U.S. carrier because of an unfortunate incident. An
156 AA1818 : Not going to happen anytime soon. Forget about it for a few years. I am so glad that this is being completed in a timely manner. Cannot wait to see m
157 A388 : Why don't you approach BW yourself through their website or just pick up the telephone, call and ask you want to talk to the management about your id
158 Post contains links SCL767 : Caribbean Airlines can't operate into ORG! Then why are there two threads? JM's schedule is available on their website. "Jet fuel shortage leads to r
159 SCL767 : FLL: Air Jamaica currently operates KIN-FLL-KIN 20x weekly and KIN-MBJ-FLL-MBJ-KIN daily. Spirit Airlines currently operates FLL-KIN-FLL 3x weekly an
160 AA1818 : It will be interesting to see what BW does with the MBJ hub. Whether they infact operate any flights ex MBJ. JFK would become a hub for BW with as ma
161 LIA310 : Nope they don't operate any SXM or ANU non-stops. The only non-stops in the caribbean are: POS-BGI-POS, BGI-ANU-BGI, BGI-SXM-BGI, ANU-KIN-ANU, SXM-KI
162 Trintocan : Well it looks like the dawn of a new era in Caribbean Aviation! BW and JM together! Let's hope that this new venture will work out well and there be p
163 Post contains links SCL767 : *Transaero has increased frequency on the DME-PUJ route to 5x weekly and LED-PUJ to twice weekly! Transaero will use the B763 on the LED-PUJ route and
164 Post contains links SCL767 : Insel Air evacuates Dutch citizens from Haïti to Curaçao: "Insel Air bracht vanmiddag om twee uur Europese Nederlanders uit Haïti naar Curaçao;Het
165 Post contains links SCL767 : "Tourism officials, Transat Tours Canada discuss additional seats to Antigua": "Tourism Minister John Maginley met with representatives of Transat Tou
166 AA1818 : Who does PY connect to in MIA to other North American destinations? I take it the GEO and BGI dots are soon to be connected?! Nice route map nonethel
167 BW424 : " target=_blank>http://www.fly-inselair.com/index.ph...edule Kudos to Insel! They really seem to be doing very well! " target=_blank>http://www.svgIa
168 SCL767 : No one... PY holds the route authority and can operate PBM-GEO-BGI-PBM. Nope, AA is not exploiting at all! Sheer ineptness due to JM's "management" a
169 MAH4546 : AA's new daily San Juan-Port Au Prince service starting in March: AA 4804 SJU 0900-10051 SDQ 1035-1035 PAP xWeFrSu AT7 AA 4807 PAP 1105-1302 SDQ 1335-
170 Post contains links TransIsland : This is going to be a strange post, I know. Please save the sarcasm for later though, as right now would be a bad time for it. From what we here in Na
171 OP3000 : I just sent you an email with some potential info. I would also suggest getting authorization from the moderators to open a new thread, since within
172 Post contains links and images A388 : My latest aircraft photo in the database features the AV 757 in CUR: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation Photograp
173 Inbound : 9Y-TJR to join us soon. Aircraft is configured 16/138 with no IFE. I'm sorry for our Jamaican collegues who are about to lose their jobs. I hope most
174 Captaink : Jamaican, Grenadian, American folks are about to loose their jobs... :S Most are quite scared, as some are older. The younger folk like my brother do
175 BW424 : Very interesting. I wish you all the success with this noble venture. As stated by OP3000, get permission to open your own thread to attract more att
176 AerLingus747 : Does anybody here know what aircraft did the BW1577 on the 14th of December 2009, any help is appreciated. Thanks.
177 Speedbird2263 : A friend of mine flies for GIA and I know he'll be happy with these developments as he's quite fond of The Bahamas. As for the relatively new kid on
178 Post contains links SCL767 : Nice photo! I think your right, when the MD-83s are phased out the A-320 will be a regular visitor at CUR. Thanks for the update, great to see CAL gr
179 BW424 : " target=_blank>http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,1143....html This can be a good thing, and a bad thing. It depends on how you look at it. I hope that
180 SCL767 : I agree with your statement. It's a good thing for CAL's current pilots that want to protect their seniority should CAL merge and/or acquire any othe
181 Inbound : 9Y-TJR will only be with us for 1 month, to cover the extra lift needed for Carnival. Sure, your Dash8-Q300 aircraft was 9Y-WIZ.
182 AA1818 : Is it really profitable to have two A340s to run PBM-AMS daily??!! I never understood why this route simply isnt contracted out to KLM. Glad to see a
183 A388 : You need two aircraft to perform the route on a daily basis. The time that the second aircraft might be on the ground can be used as spare aircraft.
184 AA1818 : I can't believe that having two aircraft for one route, even with high yields and loads can be a "gold mine". That simply doesn't make economic sense
185 Captaink : Is the A340 used on other routes when it is not on the AMS route?
186 A388 : PY makes a lot of money on that route. They used a 743 which was always packed. Every time the aircraft went tech it was a nightmare to get all the p
187 Yellowtail : More like 4 crews....indeed I think the profit is much less that people think ...as you say If there is "alot" of cargo....then the 742 would have be
188 A388 : Personally I also thaught the 744 would have made more sense but 2 A343's offer much more cargo capacity than a single 744 and it offers them flexibi
189 Yellowtail : point taken and agreed......though these days a 744 can be had pretty cheap
190 BW985 : As far as I can see, this aircraft will be used to add 3 weekly flights to New York and 1 weekly flight to Toronto in the weeks before, during and af
191 Post contains links Bloodyrascal : Air Canada Launches New service to the island of Exuma in The Bahamas http://www.thenassauguardian.com/bixex/306742755707036.php
192 Post contains links BW424 : BW has altered or given a slight facelift to their website http://www.caribbean-airlines.com/index.html
193 Post contains links SCL767 : These flights will be oversold as usual, hence the additional frequencies. BW will indeed operate POS-JFK-POS 5x daily on some days during the week b
194 BWIA 772 : I say change it back... those pink tabs are hideous and the red tabs towards the bottom for miles etc are not that great either... come on BW much be
195 747classic : The second A343 can be obtained (leased) against a very.... very discounted rate from AF. (otherwise, they had to send the aircraft to the desert.) S
196 Post contains links SCL767 : The second A-343 from AF is expected to enter service with PY in June of this year. Also, PY has obtained an all-cargo Boeing 737 which will be used
197 Yellowtail : You gotta love politicians. He could have quite easily have said..."for us ..nowhere else to go but up!"
198 SCL767 : Surinam is indeed experiencing positive GDP growth, along with Guyana! Today, AA has cancelled the following flights at GCM: AA 2239 MIA-GCM AA 2240
199 Yellowtail : hence...this statement!
200 Post contains links Caribbean484 : The Caribbean Airlines merger with Air Jamaica "Is the merger a good or a bad thing? I propose that this question is best answered by analysis of the
201 Captaink : Nice article but her myth 3 is unsubstantiated. Air Lingus has had it's problems, Emirates is/was support by a country experiencing and extraordinary
202 SCL767 : "Reason #3 – not only does this deal take us one step closer to thinking regionally but it creates a mechanism for facilitating greater regional in
203 Caribbean484 : Nice article, Suriname Airways does make a lot of money on their PBM-AMS route. Its interesting to hear they wanted B773ER, there is no way they woul
204 SCL767 : Maybe PY should have looked at the B763s? PY plans on operating charter flights with the A-343s, alongside regular non-stop service between AMS and P
205 Post contains links Captaink : So tomorrow there is a big function up here in NY for JM staff, where Mr. Nobles will be making some sort of big announcement. As my brother says they
206 Speedbird2263 : I havn't laughed so hard in a good minute bra!! "You know me??!....eeehh!"
207 747classic : Why use the 777-300ER, the range is not needed on the AMS-PBM route. (Great circle distance only 4061 NM. They could have settled with one or two of
208 Post contains links SCL767 : "JAMAICA: Union critical of government over proposed sale of Air Jamaica": "The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) has criticised the Jamaica go
209 A388 : The second aircraft will not be on the ground on a constant. To guarantee daily flights to AMS both A343's need to be in the air. This is the exact r
210 AA1818 : One a/c WILL most certainly be on the ground unless they have another route or charters. Dept PBM for example in the mid PM, arrive in AMS the follow
211 A388 : That indeed makes sense, I forgot the local PBM time is 6 hours behind that of AMS. Hmm, in that case you are correct, the second will probably be on
212 Yellowtail : The could do do turns with it to MIA for example....maybe PTY...if the fares are low enough they would fill the plane to break even and cargo could be
213 Yellowtail : At least if they have one aircraft sitting...there should always be an ontime departure from PBM because in theory, they would alternate the aircraft.
214 SCL767 : Surinam Airways current schedule between PBM and AMS: *PY994 departs PBM at 8:00 PM and arrives into AMS at 9:00 AM +1 *PY993 departs AMS at 11:00 AM
215 SJOtoLIR : American Airlines from March 2010 launches new routes to Port-au-Prince: AA 4807........PAP 10:05........SDQ 12:04.........Mo, Tu, Th, Fr [April 02 on
216 MAH4546 : Also SJU-PAP non-stop on FrSaSu.
217 SCL767 : Finally! SJU-PAP will preform exceptionally well. Will MQ add SJU-CUR this year?
218 Captaink : So Bruce Nobles held a furm up here in NY with JM staff and the Jamaican Diaspora. I couldn't attend due to other matters I had to attend to. But this
219 SCL767 : JM still needs major "internal" restructuring and some ex-JM crews will need to start training on the B738s rather soon. What's JM's current fleet st
220 Captaink : 1 A321, 7 A320s. The A321 did JFK/GND/JFK/MBJ in the earlier part of this day. One of the planes is being returned February 7th, but I am not sure wh
221 SCL767 : Yep! Merger mania is on! BA/IB, AM/AV/TA, DL/NW, etc. Some people have a view that one single Caribbean carrier will lead to a virtual monopoly and t
222 Captaink : Well I find it a bit silly to think a single carrier would create monopoly. Because if we think about it, what really would change? BW and JM aren't
223 Beeweel15 : And yes some of the big boys who do compete still have to transfer their pax to BW/LI to get to the smaller islands.
224 SCL767 : PY competes directly with BW/LI, BA also competes directly with LI, plus Winair. Yep, CIW, SVD, NEV, SBH, TAB, etc. And of course, GEO and PBM (GEO t
225 Captaink : Yeah no doubt. Well more so LI than BW. Well you are correct, PY doesn't compete with them on many routes. I wish Winair would grow and expand to off
226 A388 : LI took over Caribbean Star, that apparently didn't result in lower fares. If Caribbean Airlines is to take over LI, thereby merging their operations
227 Captaink : I am not saying that lower fares will definitely result. I am saying that since LI claims that their high fares are due to their high overheads, a me
228 Yellowtail : U know what I was thinking...with all these Cayman folk having to travel to KIN for Visas....KX should look at opening a route to BZE to supplement...
229 Post contains links and images A388 : Okay thanks. Time will tell whether the fares will indeed go down. I have a hard time believing it but who knows. I also have a new photo in the data
230 Yellowtail : I love the photo A388!
231 Post contains links Caribbean484 : New forum up Red Plastic Bag & Rapso Caribbean Aviation 74 (by Caribbean484 Jan 21 2010 in Civil Aviation)
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