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Red Plastic Bag & Rapso Caribbean Aviation 74  
User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2639 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14307 times:

The 74th Thread of Caribbean Aviation.

News and Updates


  • Caribbean Airlines and LIAT Ltd agree to talks on closer cooperation.
  • Caribbean Airlines to for a merger with Air Jamaica soon. No confirmed date is given for the deal to be completed.
  • Surinam Airways replaces 747 with A340-300, as the airline will increase flying from BM-AMS.
  • US airlines suspend Haiti travel, start aid efforts - Airlines unsure when commercial service will resume






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User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2639 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14573 times:

LIAT and regional air transport
"Shareholders meet
The Prime Ministers of the three shareholder governments of LIAT, namely, Antigua-Barbuda, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, met with LIAT’s Board of Directors in Barbados last Saturday, January 16th under the Chairmanship of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister, Dr. The Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves. This was a scheduled quarterly meeting of the Prime Ministers. The next such meeting is scheduled for April 10, 2010, in Antigua.

A most significant strategic issue was discussed regarding a Caribbean Community Air Carrier with the Chairman of Caribbean Airlines (CAL), Arthur Lok Jack, and his team who were specially invited to that segment of the meeting. CAL is the state-owned airline of Trinidad and Tobago, and is the successor company to BWIA.
The meeting was most successful."
http://www.thevincentian.com/dcmain.aspx?p=0&i=4046&skin=38&tID=198



All ah we is one family
User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14520 times:

Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 1):

...surprisingly quiet oh well

Congrats to LI, one would have sworn that they where still swimming in copious amount of red ink! That being said it will be interesting to see how yet another attempt at consolidation works!


Regards
BWIA 772

[Edited 2010-01-21 22:00:25]


Eagles Soar!
User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6230 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 14357 times:

On thread away from 75!


When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineCaymanair From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2004, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14356 times:



Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 3):

In response to you last post:

KX needed to have started BZE-GCM/KIN a long time ago... mind you there are services to PTY they announced as well that we have yet to see and to some other destinations in Central America.

The US requires us to travel to KIN for our passports because KIN is responsible for Cayman. If they changed that, and made the BZE embassy responsible for Cayman as well, then it might work.

There are 2 problems: KX has no vision, and more importantly no money.


User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4554 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 14330 times:



Quoting Caymanair (Reply 4):
as well that we have yet to see and to some other destinations in Central America.

According to reliable sources, KX GCM-LCE 2x weekly is in service with 733.
I don't know if TACA REGIONAL LCE-GCM 2x weekly with ATR-42 is still active.

Regards.



"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6230 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 14263 times:



Quoting Caymanair (Reply 4):
The US requires us to travel to KIN for our passports because KIN is responsible for Cayman. If they changed that, and made the BZE embassy responsible for Cayman as well, then it might work.

It may be so, but are you sure that cayman folk have to get the visa in KIN?....I know folks from Southern Mexico (chetumal mainly) that use the US embassy in BZE instead of the one in MEX city for visas. Also When I have gotten my visa here, there are always folks in line with passports from GUA, SAL, MEX. What if I had a Cayman passport but lived in Belize or South Africa? Would I have to travel all the way to KIN. An Embassy is an Embassy.

I don't doubt what you tell me...but just asking if this is really the case or just what the US prefers you do.

Turnaround time for US visas here is about 6-7 hours...you interview at 8-10 am..pick up your visa at 3pm...just a "tad" quicker than KIN ;^)

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 5):
According to reliable sources, KX GCM-LCE 2x weekly is in service with 733.

Correct



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineJM02 From France, joined Mar 2009, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 14283 times:

More cost cutting afoot at JM.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Jamaica Bruce Nobles says interim measures have been put in place to curtail expenses at the airline as it moves closer to changing hands. According to Mr. Nobles, Air Jamaica's cash flow is particularly difficult at this time and he has instructed that expenses be curtailed to only those essential to the optimal operation of the airline. In a memo to staff, the Air Jamaica chief said the Board will be asked shortly to approve another reduction in its fleet. This will result in a total of six aircraft and will require that Air Jamaica adjust the current schedule accordingly. Air Jamaica is preparing to go through a due diligence process with Caribbean Airlines for the take over of the national carrier.
http://www.radiojamaica.com/content/view/24490/52/

Pilots confident in their bid for Air Jamaica

The Jamaica Airline Pilots Association is expressing confidence that it will be able to successfully operate the national airline if a proposal to be resubmitted to the government is accepted. However, it is a race against time as the government is currently in talks with the Trinidad - based Caribbean Airlines and the Finance Minister has indicated that a deal is likely to be reached soon for the sale of Air Jamaica. At a meeting with the Prime Minister on Tuesday, the pilots were told that based on their first proposal the government was not convinced that they could take over the airline. However, Captain Capleton said the association’s business plan will be submitted to its equity partners today and he expects to have a final response by the latest Monday. Captain Capleton said the business plan seeks to maintain the current staff complement at the airline. He says consideration is also being given to the involvement of Jamaicans in the Diaspora.
http://go-jamaica.com/news/read_article.php?id=16245

Air J sending Letter of Intent to Caribbean Airlines

RJR News has obtained a copy of a memo to Air Jamaica staff giving them the clearest indication yet that a deal is soon to be signed with Caribbean Airlines for the take over of the national carrier. The memo from President and Chief Executive Oficer Bruce Nobles states that he is updating the staff on the developments in the Air Jamaica divestment process. Mr. Nobles outlined to his staff that after more than 18 months, the bidders to acquire Air Jamaica were narrowed to two finalists. One was Indigo Partners, owners of several airlines including Spirit Airlines and the other, Caribbean Airlines, owned by Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Nobles said the initial recommendation by the Air Jamaica Divestment Committee was Indigo Partners. However, after several months of negotiations, they were unable to reach an agreement and therefore the Government turned to Caribbean Airlines. He said a Letter of Intent is now required and this is being finalized with Caribbean Airlines. The letter is non-binding and requires that Caribbean Airlines undertake the necessary due diligence before final documents are completed and approved. This approval process is likely to take several weeks. Mr. Nobles claims that press reports suggesting a specific deadline are incorrect.

He said the proposal with Caribbean Airlines is to create a larger, stronger more robust airline serving the region by combining the routes of Caribbean Airlines with the key routes of Air Jamaica. According to Mr. Nobles the consolidation will be good for Jamaica.
He said the proposed strategy would be to create a "seamless" transition for Air Jamaica passengers and there will be no disruption to operations. The staff was also told that as with any consolidation, there will be efficiencies gained in operation, resulting in some job reductions. However, Mr. Nobles said that at this time there are no estimates of personnel going forward since major decisions about fleet, schedules, administration and other issues are still to be determined.
http://www.radiojamaica.com/content/view/24466/52/

Speculation over Air Jamaica route

Another airline may be planning an exit from this destination, with Air Jamaica now considering dropping its Nassau route. It's all a part of a possible acquisition of Jamaica's national airline by regional carrier Caribbean Airlines, although no decisions have been made as yet, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Jamaica Bruce Nobles told Guardian Business yesterday during a phone interview.

"We don't have a signed agreement yet, so it would be premature to say where we are going to fly," he said. "A lot of decisions have not been made yet. "We are in discussions with Caribbean Airlines in trying to create a more powerful airline in the Caribbean and some routes may fall out of that." He concedes that cutting the Nassau route is not completely off the table, given it represents such a small percentage of its market. Currently, Air Jamaica runs three flights a week to Nassau from Jamaica, with a load factor half filled. "The Nassau route load factor runs at about the 40 to 50 percent range whereas the rest of region is in the 70 percent range," he added. "The cost to operate it is fine, but it's a small piece of our operation. "That doesn't mean it's a bad market, but if you're going to prioritize the use of very big airplanes you want to put it in place where you can fill them up."
http://www.thenassauguardian.com/bixex/328792988055708.php

Hope I have not re-posted anything. Second hope is that this process is not dragged out any further. Yes JALPA's bid should be considered but by intending to carry on business as usual it should then be ruled out because that can't carry on.

If/when the acquisition is complete, who will be the CEO of the enlarged company, will there be any change in corporate (BW could do with a bit of colour).


User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1769 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14262 times:



Quoting JM02 (Reply 7):
Pilots confident in their bid for Air Jamaica

The Jamaica Airline Pilots Association is expressing confidence that it will be able to successfully operate the national airline if a proposal to be resubmitted to the government is accepted. However, it is a race against time as the government is currently in talks with the Trinidad - based Caribbean Airlines and the Finance Minister has indicated that a deal is likely to be reached soon for the sale of Air Jamaica. At a meeting with the Prime Minister on Tuesday, the pilots were told that based on their first proposal the government was not convinced that they could take over the airline. However, Captain Capleton said the association’s business plan will be submitted to its equity partners today and he expects to have a final response by the latest Monday. Captain Capleton said the business plan seeks to maintain the current staff complement at the airline. He says consideration is also being given to the involvement of Jamaicans in the Diaspora.
http://go-jamaica.com/news/read_article.php?id=16245

This article indicated that JM has 19000 workers what a typo or is there something we dont know about.


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9905 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 14153 times:

Interesting to see JM go in the hands of Caribbean Airlines, creating a stronger airline and the first major sign of consolidation within the airline industry. I wonder what will happen with the CUR route. Will it be kept or closed?

Also, see my latest photo in the database in below link:



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14011 times:

Back from the island of CUR, got to see JM/KL/DAE etc at Hato...I'll do a TR for those interested. This month and next month all I'm flying is MIA-CUR, MIA-SCL, and MIA-POS!

Also, we had to fly over Jamaica due to the air restrictions in place over Haiti, I got some shots of MBJ, but KIN looks more appealing!

[Edited 2010-01-23 18:11:43]

User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2639 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 14008 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 10):
Back from the island of CUR, got to see JM/KL/DAE etc at Hato...I'll do a TR for those interested. This month and next month all I'm flying is MIA-CUR, MIA-SCL, and MIA-POS!

You are quite a frequent flier lol, Hope to see the trip report for this soon.



All ah we is one family
User currently offlineJM02 From France, joined Mar 2009, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13939 times:

Air Jamaica deal one week away

Trinidad will say within a week whether it is buying Air Jamaica, and will disclose the terms under which it will takeover the loss-making carrier, Finance Minister Audley Shaw said Wednesday. "We expect to get a firm answer, aye or nay in January," Shaw said, who was quizzed on the status of the divestment at the Mayberry Investor Forum in Kingston on Wednesday. Jamaica is negotiating with Caribbean Airlines, which is owned by the Trinidad government, for a friendly takeover of Air Jamaica, but if the deal goes through, about 70 per cent of the airline's staff would lose their jobs.
"The new owners, if they are successful, have already sent the signal that if they take it over, they want 350 Jamaican workers - in maintenance, air hostesses and pilots - 350, coming down from 1,200," Shaw said. The 30 per cent retention, he said, is only because the new owners plan to keep the routes and are likely to need planes to fly them.
"They will need the Jamaicans because the planes are the type of planes that our pilots know how to fly. They'll probably need to keep the planes because they will keep the routes," he explained. "We are seeking to divest Air Jamaica on the best terms available and to ensure that we have the seat-lift capacity from all those cities for which we have tourism and Jamaican market travellers. We want to ensure we preserve those markets."
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/glean...r/20100124/business/business4.html

Tourism stands strong

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is projecting a five per cent increase over last year's figures in stopover visitors this winter tourist season.
"The airlift is greater than ever and projected even at a 70 per cent load factor. This would mean improvement over last year," he told The Gleaner on Wednesday, while boasting of a record number of 17,800 passengers arriving at Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport on the first weekend of the season. "Barring any acts of God or the Queen's enemy, then we should have a good season," he said, admitting that again this year the country's stakeholders would be faced with a buyer's market, which would remain until consumer confidence returned after the worldwide recession.
The only area the minister is concerned about is the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) which, he says, has seen a drop in its arrivals. "We would have been doing better if NMIA was showing more growth," he stated, noting that the effect of the recession on the diaspora market could be the reason for NMIA's slowdown.
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20091226/lead/lead1.html

The second article is over a month old, but has never really been highlighted on this forum. In essence it puts paid to all the assumptions that the VFR traffic flying into KIN would not be affected by the US recession. So if Kingston traffic numbers are down in spite of new entrants, that must mean the new entrants are eating away at the existing market and have taken market share away from JM. The importance of this is that KIN is expected to be BW's focus city. I look forward to BW first establishing themselves and then clawing back market share.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13886 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 11):


Quoting SCL767 (Reply 10):
Back from the island of CUR, got to see JM/KL/DAE etc at Hato...I'll do a TR for those interested. This month and next month all I'm flying is MIA-CUR, MIA-SCL, and MIA-POS!

You are quite a frequent flier lol, Hope to see the trip report for this soon.

LOL...trying to use up my miles and support regional tourism. I'm going to T&T after Carnival, as soon as I edit my photo's I'll do my TR. Yesterday, there were only 75 pax on my flight.


User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2639 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13887 times:



Quoting JM02 (Reply 7):

Hope I have not re-posted anything. Second hope is that this process is not dragged out any further. Yes JALPA's bid should be considered but by intending to carry on business as usual it should then be ruled out because that can't carry on.

Yes as a courtesy the Government should look at their plan and give some considerations, however as I mentioned in the Jamaican Forum time and time again, unions cannot run a business as it many times create conflicts of interest. The JALPA has a lot to loose as many senior pilots may lose their jobs, pensions may be thrown out and a definite change in fleet in the long term. As you rightfully put it continuing business as usual is not an option and the deal is almost complete.

Quoting JM02 (Reply 7):
If/when the acquisition is complete, who will be the CEO of the enlarged company, will there be any change in corporate (BW could do with a bit of colour).

I gather that current the CEO and Chairman of Caribbean Airlines will remain as is for the new venture.

Quoting JM02 (Reply 12):
. So if Kingston traffic numbers are down in spite of new entrants, that must mean the new entrants are eating away at the existing market and have taken market share away from JM. The importance of this is that KIN is expected to be BW's focus city. I look forward to BW first establishing themselves and then clawing back market share.

Currently airlines operating are taking advantage of a weak Air Jamaica and have been doing so for some time now before the divestment. Once BW invest soundly in Jamaica and in the markets they will be a force to be reckoned with. Maintaining Jamaican talents will be paramount in their quest.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 13):
I'm going to T&T after Carnival, as soon as I edit my photo's I'll do my TR. Yesterday, there were only 75 pax on my flight.

You going after all the fun is done, when are you going to Barbados?



All ah we is one family
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13847 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 14):

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 13):
I'm going to T&T after Carnival, as soon as I edit my photo's I'll do my TR. Yesterday, there were only 75 pax on my flight.

You going after all the fun is done, when are you going to Barbados?

My cousins in Trinidad want to take their kids to BGI during their Easter break, (I have spring break around then). I'll probably go with them. When I fly MIA-POS-MIA I'm going on CAL for sure. I'm going to try to get elite status this year with Caribbean Miles.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13830 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 1):
LIAT and regional air transport

"Caribbean and Liat discuss deepening their relationship":

"Liat management and majority shareholders have opened discussions with executives at Caribbean Airlines about the need for closer cooperation between the carriers. The meeting, which occurred during a quarterly review of Liat's performance on 16 January, comes as Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has courted Caribbean for a takeover of state-owned Air Jamaica. The Jamaican government has been trying to privatise the airline since 2008."

"Prime ministers from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines - the countries that are the major shareholders in Liat - met with Liat acting chief executive Brian Challenger, Liat chairman Jean Holder, Caribbean chairman Arthur Lok Jack and Caribbean chief executive Ian Brunton. Talks "centered around the critical role of air transportation services in the socio-economic development of the region and the need to improve communications both between Caribbean states and with the wider world with which they do business", Liat says in a statement. The parties agreed to put measures in place immediately for further direct discussions between Liat and Caribbean management.
"The focus of the planned meetings will be to explore the nature and extent of LIAT and CAL [Caribbean Airlines] cooperation in the best interests of the Caribbean region," Liat says."

"An interest by Liat and Caribbean to strengthen ties is the lastest development in long-standing calls for conslidating air service in the region. Island governments in 2003 began taking steps to create a new holding company to oversee the operation and possible merger of BWIA and Antiguan operator Liat, which never occurred. In January 2007, Trinidad and Tobago formed Caribbean to replace loss-making BWIA."

"While a Caribbean spokeswoman declined to elaborate about the recent "exploratory meeting", Brunton said in October 2009 that though he foresees no immediate changes to the carrier's present strategy, Caribbean is constantly seeking consolidation and growth opportunities."
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-deepening-their-relationship.html


User currently offlineDivemaster08 From Cayman Islands, joined Jul 2008, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 13860 times:



Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 5):
According to reliable sources, KX GCM-LCE 2x weekly is in service with 733.
I don't know if TACA REGIONAL LCE-GCM 2x weekly with ATR-42 is still active.

KX fly 2x a week, needs to be more IMO!

Taca (Islenia) have ceased ops into MWCR. With KX flying the Jet, who wants the ATR of Islenia? Also it was really a scrappy deal and operated late in the evening and was always late due to basically Islenia just added this segment onto a ATR already in use and had to wait its arrival into LCE which was usually late.

Quoting Caymanair (Reply 4):
The US requires us to travel to KIN for our passports because KIN is responsible for Cayman

Not true. Many i know go up on BA to NAS to the US embassy there to get a Visa.


In response to KX and Central America routes.....

It would work well for KX to do a some Central American routes but they wouldnt be of great demand. Perhaps a 2x week run-around the Central American countries could do a good job but not the big demand for every destination getting a B733. Also KX dont have the aircraft for all the routes required!


Good Luck to CAL getting JM. I got a Facebook group invitation to try and keep JM Jamaican!

IMO let the airline merge and become a proper Carib Airline with 2-3 hubs in the region! We all dont need a local airline, but an airline of the caribbean would be great!

Also I enjoyed my trip to POS on CAL! It was a great service from MIA and the food and drink service made it way better than AA (although being a AAdvantage member, the upgrades made them more preferable but still CAL was GREAT!)



My dream, is to fly, over the rainbow, so high!
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13772 times:

This July, Surinam Airways will increase frequency on the PBM-AMS-PBM route to 5x weekly:
http://www.slm.nl/?NL/40/279

"That merger with Air Jamaica":
http://guardian.co.tt/commentary/col...nist/2010/01/24/merger-air-jamaica


User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2639 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 13716 times:

A done deal
"It’s a done deal! Caribbean Airlines is the new owner of debt-ridden Air Jamaica. Well-placed sources in Kingston and Port-of-Spain have admitted that if the agreement has not yet been signed, that will be done within the next 48 hours.
Fears of the Trinidad and Tobago government buying the debt-laden carrier have been put to rest with the assurance from Jamaica’s Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, who said at an Investor Forum in Kingston that Caribbean Airlines would not be assuming Air Jamaica’s (US)$1.3 billion of accumulated debt, according to a story in yesterday’s issue of the Jamaica Gleaner."
http://newsday.co.tt/business/0,114743.html

To all forum members, please wait until an official word is given from the Board of Directors at Caribbean Airlines. This is just inside speculations.

[Edited 2010-01-24 23:46:05 by caribbean484]


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 13669 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 19):
To all forum members, please wait until an official word is given from the Board of Directors at Caribbean Airlines. This is just inside speculations.

Thanks 484! IMO, when the BOD makes an "official" statement, a new thread should be created outside of this one. This "merger/acquisition" is BIG news and other members who do not frequent this thread should be aware that the Caribbean may soon have a "major Caribbean carrier" with over 20 international destinations!  veryhappy 


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33077 posts, RR: 71
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 13759 times:

I'm hearing JM might return to MIA this summer as a result of the pending BW merger/takeover.

Here's hoping its true.



a.
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 13605 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 21):
I'm hearing JM might return to MIA this summer as a result of the pending BW merger/takeover.

Haha...You know they still do well with cargo at MIA and the flight used to break-even with a low LF. However, anything is possible. Maybe BW 431/432 may return as well... Maybe BW might wet-lease another B763 for the summer. Just speculation on my part.


User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2639 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 13648 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 21):
I'm hearing JM might return to MIA this summer as a result of the pending BW merger/takeover.

Well there are a lot of talk going around with respect to destinations, I will not be surprised if there is service to the Business capital of the Americas.



All ah we is one family
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 13587 times:



Quoting A388 (Reply 9):

A388, this dedicated to you! Hope you guys like it.

AA CUR-MIA In Business Class (Pics And Videos) (by SCL767 Jan 25 2010 in Trip Reports)


25 A388 : Fantastic report SCL767 and thanks for the dedication!!! Hope to see you the next time you are here!!! A388
26 2travel2know : That could well be an early morning MIA-KIN-POS with a MIA late evening arrival POS-KIN-MIA.
27 A388 : That could well be depending on the load factors on these flights at the moment as separate flights. This goes for both passengers and cargo. I have
28 2travel2know : Is there a demmand for a MIA-POS departing before 0700h and a POS-MIA with MIA arrival after 2300h?
29 SCL767 : Thanks A388! CUR was a lot of fun and I will go back (hopefully on CAL). I do not know why they call SXM the friendly island when IMO CUR is "the fri
30 A388 : Thanks for the positive comments on CUR my friend. You are right in that CUR isn't very well known among the typical resort tourists going to the Car
31 Inbound : Both these flights would be difficult to pull off due to crew scheduling. POS-KIN-MIA will only be able to work if it's an early morning departure ou
32 SCL767 : Yep! Lots of flights from Southamerica and AMS. Interestingly, I noticed that CUR doesn't have any flights from Canada? But it's good that CUR doesn'
33 AA1818 : Seeing as there are some rumours/ conflicting reports about the JM/ BW deal, I did some investigating and got the following: The PMS of T&T and Jamaic
34 SCL767 : Jamaicans are going to go for the lowest fares. Can they afford to pay high fares? Should be interesting to see if CAL takes on a few B738s this year
35 A388 : We do get charter flights from Canada (sundays only). South American flights are mainly from Venezuela and Colombia but a weekly flight from Brazil.
36 A388 : Seeing that Caribbean Airlines has the ambition of becoming a Caribbean airline it should fly the T&T flag on its aircraft alone but rather having th
37 AA1818 : BW flies the T&T flag and the Caricom flag. It is proud to be Trini, but you are right, it is indeed planning on being a pan-Caribbean carrier so sho
38 SCL767 : Yeah, IIRC on Saturday Arkefly was at Gate 4 and was on push back exactly when the KLM flight arrived! It was really nice to see the KLM B744 (it's a
39 Yellowtail : Now that is a good one!
40 SCL767 : Very Sad News for the entire Caribbean Airlines family tonight.[Edited 2010-01-25 21:04:32]
41 Inbound : Very sickening what our country has come to. At least he went down with a fight !! Can't say the same for all those coward bandits.
42 SCL767 : The GRTT really needs to impose martial law in some parts of POS! Especially in Belmont and Sea Lots.
43 BW424 : R.I.P to Captain Baksh. And my condolences to his family and friends as well as you Inbound, and the rest of the CAL family. I totally agree. Some ex
44 Post contains links SCL767 : "LIAT issues new date for cargo service": "The introduction of LIAT’s cargo service has hit a snag, leaving the airline’s officials to issue a new
45 Yellowtail : And it aint just POS..KIN, MBJ, BGI, BZE all have lots of problems.
46 Post contains links SCL767 : LIAT turns a profit for 2009: "While the industry forecast is that the airline business worldwide will lose US$5.6B in 2010, LIAT is looking to break
47 A388 : I didn't see the story but judging by the replies a captain died because he was being attacked by criminals or robbed? This indeed is very very sad n
48 Trintocan : My condolences to all at BW on this very tragic event. Indeed, the Caribbean Airlines pilot was shot just outside his home by a number of bandits. Wha
49 Post contains links SCL767 : "St. Maarten moves to boost presence in South America": "St. Maarten tourism officials, led by Commissioner of Tourism Frans Richardson, will embark o
50 Post contains links SCL767 : Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela has once again indicated that it will reactivate service between CCS and POS this month! Even though this could easily be
51 AA1818 : Is this an indefinite suspension? I guess loads of PR arent what they used to be! I would have thought that AJU could sustain daily to POS given conn
52 LIA310 : Those flight times are in-correct. VH left all of the times in Venezuelan time. So the arrival time into POS should be 12:35pm and the departure time
53 AA1818 : Will try to find the weekend papers when I get home from work. Ill scan it and e-mail it to you. AA1818
54 Post contains links and images A388 : My latest addition to the database: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation Photography Hope you like it A388
55 Post contains links and images A388 : Two more of my aircraft photos have been added to database. See below links: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation P
56 Yellowtail : DL JFK -GCM....nice.
57 SCL767 : The usual with DL. They will be back this summer. Thanks for the clarification, will VH use the DC-9 or the MD-80? Great to see the return of Aeropos
58 Post contains links LIA310 : They received an ex-Alitalia MD-82 in early December to start the POS route, they operate 3 DC9-50's and 1 DC9-30 for domestic flights. Here's a link
59 MAH4546 : Nothing is ever for certain with Delta, but the route isn't coming back, as of now.
60 SCL767 : LOL...I think they will only operate into POS for a couple of weeks (if they even start the route), then they will be gone again. Has BW ever used th
61 Caribbean484 : Nice shots there man, love the ones you have on the other site As I said in the past, until a plan from the airline touches down at Piarco, I will ma
62 SCL767 : I wonder if JFK-PLS weekly is in the mix for DL? IIRC, a while back one of Aeropostal's MD-80's had a nose gear collapse at POS and it was the talk o
63 Post contains links Caribbean484 : Caribbean Airlines will be taking on a new marketing initiative http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8YP5qmzeFw I like this from Barbados http://www.youtub
64 SCL767 : AWESOME!!! I recently saw a new advert as well in regards to their in-flight meals. "Breakfast, lunch, dinner, island hospitality in the sky". Pretty
65 LIA310 : BW operated the 738 into CCS on Christmas Day or somewhere around there if I'm wrong. I remember that ! It actually ran into a hole in the taxiway !
66 A388 : " target=_blank>http://www.aeropostal.com/aero2009/a....html Looks like they bought or leased the MD80 from the same company Insel Air is leasing the
67 A388 : I wonder for how long Caribbean Airlines will keep the JM Airbuses and whether they will paint those Airbuses in full Caribbean Airlines colors or jus
68 LimaFoxTango : LIAT has not flown between POS and TAB for years, probably since not Tabex came to being.
69 Captaink : Nah it was after. Even when Tabex and BWIA West Indies was around there was at least one flight between POS and TAB on LI, and there was one on 8B as
70 LIA310 : I flew POS-TAB on LI in Easter 2006 when the 3pm BGI flight stopped in TAB. I think it was dropped either later in 2006 or early 2007.
71 Captaink : Ok.. I worked in GND up until 2005, and I too remember a flight around that time. In fact, I jumpseated POS/TAB/GND on LI somewhere in 2004. That was
72 Trintocan : LI stopped POS - TAB services in 2006, around March if I recall correctly - in fact it dropped TAB altogether at that time. The trouble was that LI re
73 Post contains links Caribbean484 : LIAT sets new date for launch of cargo service " Regional airline LIAT has announced March 1st as the new start-up date for its cargo service, after a
74 LIA310 : Liat never dropped TAB completely, they have always operated into TAB. They just re-routed the LI787 through CIW instead of TAB on certain days. They
75 Post contains links and images A388 : Another photo of mine has been added to the database. Yo can see it in below link: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Avia
76 BWIA 772 : I do believe TAB was out of the LI network only coming back on stream when they acquired 8B! All that video was about, was toucan.ae getting a client
77 LIA310 : Tomorrow's flight by Aeropostal will be operated by a DC9-50. Aeropostal is still waiting on INAC to certify the MD-82 for flight.
78 BWIA 772 : Mount Gay Extra Old is the best heheheehe! Regards BWIA 772
79 Post contains images A388 : Thanks!!! Thanks!!! How's college going and have you adapted to the new way of life already? Hope you're doing great but I trust you are A388
80 SCL767 : For Summer, 2010: *DL will operate ATL-KIN daily (B738) and JFK-KIN daily (B752/B738). *AA will operate DFW-MBJ daily, MIA-MBJ 3x daily, JFK-MBJ 5x we
81 AA1818 : One wonders why this route hasnt managed to grow at all over the past 5? years. I know they increase it during peak season but Im suprised it cannot
82 LIA310 : VH1860 touched down at Piarco a few minutes late at 1242pm.
83 SCL767 : CO currently operates EWR-POS twice weekly (Saturdays and Sundays). They usually only fly EWR-POS daily during Christmas and the summer high season.
84 SCL767 : My bad, AA will operate MIA-KIN 4x daily (B738) this summer. Congrats to VH on accomplishing this POS. They have flown into Piarco since 1931![Edited
85 Post contains images Beeweel15 : If you are talking Aeropostal you are off by by a few decades . I do remember seeing them in Piarco during the early to mid 80's. And there are pics
86 Post contains links SCL767 : No, I was referring to the French airline Aéropostale, (formerly Compagnie générale aéropostale), which became Aeropostal. "Jamaica's PM tells pi
87 Post contains links LIA310 : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BWA7901 Its on its way down to Trinidad !
88 A388 : This is a leased aircraft from HV as per the flightaware photo? A388
89 LIA310 : I don't know exactly what airline this particular aircraft is coming from but I'm going to assume HV. All of BW's flights on flightaware use that pic
90 Post contains images A388 : Okay thanks, I wasn't aware of that. I'm still very anxious in knowing how Caribbean Airlines will manage the Air Jamaica fleet. As Air Jamaica now f
91 Post contains links Caribbean484 : She is a Transavia lease for February PH-HSW now 9Y-TJR and according to info she is a relatively new a/c and will be in standard config, first fly i
92 LIA310 : Is it in the standard BW config ?
93 Post contains images Yellowtail : Unless they try to go swimming with the aircraft again
94 Post contains links SCL767 : "American is most admired airline for 5th straight year": "For the fifth consecutive year the trade magazine Mercado’s readers select American Airli
95 Beeweel15 : " target=_blank>http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish...5.php Caribbean Airlines should fly the flag of Aruba.
96 A388 : That should be interesting, and CUR as well but I'm not sure if that will happen. CUR is one of those islands Caribbean Airlines somehow just doesn't
97 SCL767 : Surinam Airways used to operate a weekly PBM-POS-AUA service, but dropped the route whilst launching PBM-AUA-MIA 3x weekly. PBM-POS-CUR continues to
98 Post contains links SCL767 : Effective 7/2/2010, American Airlines will increase frequency on the MIA-GND route to 4x weekly. American Eagle/Executive will also increase frequency
99 SJOtoLIR : AF MIA-PAP-PTP is temporary shelved and it's currently operating as AF MIA-SDQ-PTP. It seems that the usual flights AF MIA-PAP-PTP will be resumed sta
100 Caymanair : Those intro fares are LOW... Cayman Airways can't possibly be happy with this...
101 SCL767 : KX will have the upper-hand on the route IMO. DL will only operate JFK-GCM weekly (B738) on a seasonal basis. On the following dates JM will disconti
102 Caribbean484 : It looks like the deal between Caribbean Airlines and Government of Jamaica my have been finally reached from the above schedule. Cutting those route
103 SCL767 : Yep, you know I've been very "skeptical" about this route. It should have been cut a long time ago. These flights should not have layovers when they
104 BW424 : These flights should not have layovers when they should have been "turns" for the crews. Both POS-FLL and POS-MIA are roughly the same flight time as
105 Captaink : Those flights were catered to tourists/hotel checkin and checkout times etc. hence the timing. They operated at similar times to the North American c
106 BW424 : Apparently the quoting is messed up for the moment. I didn't say the above quoted statement, 484 did, however I do agree with his assertion.
107 Post contains links Caribbean484 : Caribbean Airlines reports its financial accounting and once again for the third straight year a operating profit and the second net profit for the ai
108 BW424 : Congratulations to CAL on their nice tidy little profit in a recession year!!! I can only imagine what it can be once they really start to spread the
109 Caribbean484 : Well you know how West Indians are more so Trinis, last time there was an article by some so called expert travel agent that said Caribbean Airlines
110 SCL767 : That's great that both CAL and LI were able to surpass earlier expectations of only breaking even and actually recording modest profits, (considering
111 Caribbean484 : It is great that LIAT made a profit of US$1.7m profit, Caribbean Airlines did say the would lose money in 2007, break even in 2008 and made a profit
112 Post contains links Caribbean484 : Complimenting the article SCL767 posted Air Jamaica to suspend some of its routes "Effective March 9, Air Jamaica will commence suspension of aviation
113 AA1818 : Guys, about the Caribbean Airlines profit figures, doesn't anyone find it strange that there is no mention of 2008 figures? I think someone from the N
114 Captaink : The lost of JM will not have devastating effect on GND, that is exaggerating the situation. It a sad loss of a nice direct NY flight, but, 1. DL soon
115 AA1818 : I agree, it's not devastating, but it does put Grenadians solely at the mercy of AA for a while. AA1818
116 Captaink : Indeed AA1818, AA for a while could have some fun with fares, lol. BTW this is history repeating itself. Years ago, when AA first started, BWIA withdr
117 SCL767 : AA did start MIA-GND daily, then it was decreased to 4x weekly, and finally ended up as being a thrice weekly service. Luckily AA will revert it back
118 Captaink : Well not too long ago the LI flight to BGI at noon usually had a considerable amoint of passengers connecting onto BW426, actually almost as much that
119 SCL767 : Yeah, GND isn't ready for a daily flight as yet. AA's fares between MIA and GND are indeed very high! I think it would be cheaper to connect via POS
120 LIA310 : They could use AA1647 and AA 1664 out and into POS, because BW's return flights from MIA and FLL all arrive after the last flight of the day to GND ha
121 SCL767 : Yeah, GND isn't ready for a daily flight as yet. AA's fares between MIA and GND are indeed very high! I think it would be cheaper to connect via POS
122 Captaink : My word, what has caribbean travel come when 150 is considered a special fare. I remember paying 50 with the old z fares. 250 is worse, I pay that to
123 SCL767 : AA and BW both have interline agreements with each other. Many pax already use AA's flights into POS, then connect onwards to CCS, GEO, PBM, TAB, etc
124 Yellowtail : Welcome to our world (BZE)! At the mercy of AA is right.....at least they have BA to Europe!
125 LIA310 : If you think $250 is high, I've seen $340 ! Its just not worth it IMO, but I gotta go home from time to time although not as often. But there's so mu
126 SCL767 : And this is why AA comes out on top IMO! For 340 USD, I can buy a roundtrip ticket to BOG on LAN! Or for 250 USD, I can fly AA MIA-CUR-MIA or BA POS-
127 Post contains links Caribbean484 : Well it seems that the government of Jamaica will only be negotiating with Caribbean Airlines as it pertains to the sale of Air Jamaica and not the JA
128 Caribbean484 : I agree with everything this guy said, Air Jamaica has been in Jamaican hands before, with some of their most fabulous tycoons, and while they change
129 OP3000 : Completely agree. And short trips as well. It makes it so that people in Florida among others find it very expensive on a per-day basis to fly to a l
130 Post contains links SCL767 : Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela is about to embark on major regional expansion and might even fly to Tobago. The airline states that it expects fierce co
131 Captaink : I have done GDL/LGA connecting in DFW for that in the past on AA, and MEX/LGA connected in CLT on US for that price. Last month I did AGU/LGA via IAH
132 A388 : If VH plans to fly to SDQ via CUR than the competition is even fiercer compared to Caribbean Airlines and Copa. Aserca, Insel Air and DAE fly the CUR
133 SCL767 : I think that VH would want to fly both routes non-stop. Maybe INAC will finally approve Insel Airs' requests to serve SXM-CCS and/or CUR-CCS.
134 Yellowtail : If JM pulls out of CUR....that will be a boon to CO DL et al and I am sure CM will look at it more closely.
135 SCL767 : Not really since both CO and DL only operate into CUR on a weekly basis, but AA will continue to operate MIA-CUR-MIA twice daily year-round. Maybe Am
136 caribbean484 : The problem they have is a lack of available a/c in the Dash8, they really cannot expand anywhere in the region. Caribbean Airlines has been looking
137 SCL767 : Yep, BW's lack of Dash-8-300s due to the air-bridge is hampering regional expansion. CAL should remember that aviation in Southamerica is booming and
138 Post contains links caribbean484 : The executives know that, however they have no spare a/c for such ventures unfortunately. The ERJ170 is the best fit for flights to South America for
139 A388 : CUR was performing well due to a lot of cargo on those flights coming from the Free Trade Zone. A 70-seater is not going to pull it off purely becaus
140 Post contains links SCL767 : St. Maarten's Commissioner of Tourism Frans Richardson has implemented a new branding strategy in Brazil in order to diversify St. Maarten's air-lift
141 Post contains links SCL767 : Recent update in regards to CAL's take-over of Air Jamaica: Dennis Lalor, chairman of the Air Jamaica Divestment Committee stated, "We are working wit
142 Post contains links caribbean484 : Colm Imbert is not my favorite minister at all, but he did have some points. We have seen reports from everywhere this deal will cost Trinidad and Tob
143 BW424 : Agreed. It irks me to see so many ignorant blog posters on this news website that dwell on rumours and assertions and not facts.Every single thing to
144 SCL767 : Some schedule updates: *GOL will operate GRU-BOG-SXM on a weekly basis by the end of March. SXM will be GOL's fourth Caribbean destination. *On 4/3/20
145 BW424 : CM is doing very well. POS has growed nicely for them and I see they added an extra LAX service. Congrats to them!
146 AA1818 : I agree! Will this be a permanent increase? It is fantastic to have a Latin American carrier operating into POS daily! The POS-PTY route is a classic
147 AirFranceJFK : Any idea when Surinam Airways will be resuming GEO service. Its been on the cards for a while now. Yes, I know both Blue Wing and META offer service b
148 SCL767 : Yes, CM will operate daily into POS. This year, Copa Airlines is increasing frequency to 30 destinations that they already serve, e.g. GRU, LAX, POS,
149 AA1818 : And hopefully we'll see some more expansion from BW. If they get the JM routes, perhaps a POS-BGI-BWI to complement the Jamaica-BWI flights would be
150 Post contains links beeweel15 : A friend of mine works for this airline called Xtra Airways. They did some work for Travelspan in the past and are looking to do more flights to the
151 SCL767 : POS-BGI-BWI would be great news for the Trinidad diaspora in the D.C. area. I'll believe POS-GND when I see it. It looks like BW/JM will operate at B
152 beeweel15 : Time for them to get back into the widebody game and start moving pax them selves
153 Post contains images LIA310 : I emailed Caribbean Miles a week ago regarding that and I was told it wasn't true  
154 SJOtoLIR : Delta Air Lines will launch the seasonal JFK-GCM weekly service and scheduled as follows: DL 568...........JFK 08:15................GCM 11:15.........
155 SCL767 : Insel Air and DAE are both studying the feasability of operating into Jamaica since JM's withdrawl will have serious negative consequences for the Fre
156 Caymanair : No, DL has never operated this sector before. Surprised the seasonal service is during the summer though, I have doubts it will do well.
157 Ahlfors : Delta also introduced JFK-ANU seasonally during the summer a couple years back, and now it's double weekly all year round, so a summer introduction c
158 Post contains links Captaink : http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/article.php?news_id=21374 I know the SXM service was started, but I wasn't sure if BGI was mentioned. I am too lazy to
159 SCL767 : Awesome news! Maybe this summer I can fly POS-BGI-GRU-SCL! Last year Barbados signed a bilateral air treaty with Brazil. This year Barbados is openin
160 caribbean484 : It was mentioned in the last forum. An interesting note, looking at JM's schedule on the GDS, it seems that all flights will be operating with the in
161 Post contains links SCL767 : Did I mention this in the last forum? Looks like a new Caribbean-based carrier will soon grace the Caribbean skies. Aruba Airlines will acquire its f
162 AA1818 : It's probably not public knowledge yet, but when I said it to a BW "special advisor" his response was, "how do you know that, you aren't supposed to
163 SCL767 : CAL can open new routes into Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname if they wanted to. GOL would most probably like to fly to POS with their own metal witho
164 Caymanair : I wouldn't say that at all... both brands were iconic and well loved, but JM's brand is almost universal in recognition and the support that is appar
165 SCL767 : I disagree, British West Indian Airways (1940) was the true Caribbean pioneer! BWIA was operating into LON before JM was even conceived (1968)! It wa
166 yellowtail : I don't know if BW ever served the BZE...I believe in the 50's TA did a milk run to KIN from BZE that connected to BWIA flights...[Edited 2010-02-09
167 yellowtail : sorry...double post filler filler filler[Edited 2010-02-09 07:01:14]
168 Post contains links SCL767 : Yes BW did serve BZE during the 1950's! Here is a video of BWIA during the early years, I will try to upload old route maps later for those intereste
169 AA1818 : I agree in the medium term there is little benefit to GOL. But in the short-term it would help their loads to tie with BW and build the POS/ BGI- GRU
170 SCL767 : Corner of Alexandra St. and Tragarete Road. No Barbadian Embassy as yet in Brazil.[Edited 2010-02-09 09:06:25 by scl767]
171 Captaink : It is relative really. BW was bigger in the Caribbean on a whole but more so in the Southern Caribbean. As JM in these parts is a recent think. JM ho
172 SCL767 : It isn't relative, all I'm doing is raising awareness about BWIA's past routes in the Caribbean, (particularly Jamaica). SCL767
173 SCL767 : *Between 2/12/10 and 4/02/10, Continental will increase flights into Bonaire. CO will operate EWR-BON twice weekly and IAH-BON 3x weekly. *Between 02/
174 yellowtail : Seems like CO is also running a 3rd daily IAH-BZE (intermittently) too....some days it is there, some not....sometimes every day...sometime only 4X f
175 AA1818 : Increasing POS, KIN unchanged, what about AUA? Any improved performance on the route? AA1818
176 SCL767 : Seems like CO is operating into BZE "DL style". WOW! That is rather steep! I just bought a round-trip MIA-SCL-MIA ticket for that price! After I do t
177 wadadli : CO will also increase flights on the EWR-ANU route from daily to 10x weekly non-stops between 3/3/10 and 5/1/10. There will be 2X daily on fridays, s
178 SCL767 : Indeed, CO's upcoming schedule to the Caribbean is very impressive! CO's EWR Summer, 2010 Caribbean Frequencies: EWR-ANU 3x weekly EWR-AUA 9x weekly
179 SCL767 : This May, WestJet will introduce a daily non-stop service between YYZ and POS! Excellent development as POS will gain a new carrier! Also, Delta Airli
180 caribbean484 : Nice they are starting just before the summer starts, lets see how they hold up against Caribbean Airlines, I see this being reduced to 4 weekly befo
181 SCL767 : WestJet is the "Jetblue of Canada" and is a good airline IMO. Since they will be using the B73G, they will offer less capacity than the B738. WS shou
182 caribbean484 : Yep they are and no doubt they can maintain yearly service to POS, however not daily year round, I may be wrong. The Canadian VFR is 40% smaller than
183 Post contains images SCL767 : I saw the writing on the wall already, especially since airlines are releasing their schedules for Summer, 2010. CO EWR-POS operating on a weekly bas
184 SCL767 : It looks like AA once again changed the departure time of 1818 to 06:35 AM for the summer. Pax that want to travel to LHR on AA will also have to use
185 aa1818 : When did B6 say they are starting POS? Would it be JFK or FLL? It was only a matter of time since AC withdrew that another carrier picked up the rout
186 SJOtoLIR : AF MIA-PAP-MIA is extending its suspension to Port-au-Prince until March 27th. . CM PTY-KIN 2x weekly hasn't shown any progress lately in terms of the
187 SCL767 : B6 hasn't applied as yet; IMO they will most likely apply for JFK-POS or even IAD-POS. Like what other carriers? Please don't say VH. Maybe GOL, but
188 Post contains images Speedbird2263 : I've been wondering about JM's pull out of NAS for since the news broke, with regards to who might possibly be replacing them on the route. I believe
189 SCL767 : IIRC, UP has already decided that they need to replace their aging fleet of Dash-8-300s and B732s in the near term. It will be interesting to see wha
190 caribbean484 : Yeah saw this last year, nice improvement in the ASM of 20%. BGI needs the extra lift as Canadians are traveling more with the devalued US dollar. If
191 aa1818 : I was thinking VH! haha.....I was referring more though to the growth prospects of the POS market in the medium term. Perhaps routes like ATL, IAD/PH
192 SCL767 : I looked this morning and AC YYZ-KIN shows A-319. That could be the reason. It also depends on crew scheduling as well, e.g. if AA 1819 arrives late
193 SCL767 : No, AA will not re-enter the market! They would operate MIA-POS 3x daily.
194 SCL767 : I just checked again and AC is showing YYZ-KIN 3x weekly (A-319). Their A-319s have a seating capacity of 120. Also, AA 1819 originates at TPA.
195 caribbean484 : Yes, but some posters said AC was running a 767 for the summer. It will be interesting to see how MCO will turn out for them, 2 airlines serving MCO.
196 SCL767 : AA's B752s aren't getting any younger. I think AA will eventually operate MIA-POS 2x daily (B738) and AA will definitely keep the B763 on the route s
197 Post contains images Captaink : Too bad to AA, like many other carriers, the use of the 757 is becoming very apparent now.  AA has already used to 757 a couple times to littl
198 SCL767 : That's why AA has placed a huge order for the 787s, plus I think they have received over 32 brand new B738s during the past 10 months.
199 A388 : The 787 order isn't placed to replace the 757, but the A300 and probably part of the 767 fleet as well but no 757 replacement so far, especially sinc
200 SCL767 : I know that. But AA will use the B787s on a variety of routes, just like the B752/B763. Also, some B772s and B787s will be used to replace some of th
201 A388 : I'm not so sure yet. It remains to be seen which replacement Boeing will come with for the 757. The 788 is too big for a 757 replacement, way too big
202 SCL767 : I agree, it looks like it might work for routes that are cargo intensive. Some other routes that come to mind are: MIA-BOG, MIA-EZE, MIA-GIG, MIA-GRU
203 MAH4546 : The AA 787s are not replacing the 763s. The 763s will likely be reconfigured into a higher density configuration and be used on short/medium-haul from
204 Post contains images A388 : Those are all viable routes but I wasn't talking about South America. I would like to know the 737/A320 replacement aircraft as well. Looking at Boei
205 SCL767 : Hopefully AA's B-787s will be flying MIA-SCL!
206 A388 : I think that's a save bet, especially seeing that LAN will most likely also use the 788 on the MIA-SCL route. A388
207 SCL767 : I can't wait till LAN gets the B787-8s! However AA won't get their 787s for a while, so who knows if they will even deploy it on the MIA-SCL route.
208 JMBWEEBOY : Delta will surely be taking advantage of their monopoly on this route. Lowest published economy $823.00. Current JM price $670.00 JMBWEEBOY
209 SCL767 : AA's fares on the thrice weekly non-stop flights between MIA and GND are also around those prices. I used my miles and booked my ticket way in advanc
210 Caymanair : I was just wondering what people's opinion were on in issue that was raised by Cayman's Premier very recently. As opposed to divesting KX or seeking p
211 Post contains links caribbean484 : All Aboard! Ship Ahoy Caribbean Aviation (by caribbean484 Feb 10 2010 in Civil Aviation) New forum up and running guys
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