Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6338 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
Air Jamaica was planing to acquire a second A340-300 in early 2002 but as reported in World Airline Fleet News this was supposed to be used to open new routes to Vancouver, San Francisco and to provide additional capacity on existing routes to LAX and JFK. This info is taken from World Airline Fleet News.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
Air Jamaica does not fly to Canada. Instead they codeshare with Air Canada to provide service to both KIN and MBJ from YYZ.
It would be interesting to see how MAN plays out for both JM and BW. JM may well use A310s on the route - after all those served the LHR routes until the A340 "Atlantic Limousine" arrived about 2 years ago. As for BWee it is anybody's guess, given the fact that only 2 TriStars are still flying. Whether JM is actually copying BWee can be speculated upon but surely the loss of BA from MBJ will hit their tourist industry very hard, hence the JM advance.
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2233 times:
I hope that Air Jamaica do start a MAN service. It makes sense really, with the Commonwealth games coming up in 2002 and the new runway open. Hopefully we'll see more and more airlines starting to fly to Manchester aswell!
PhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
The North west of England has a significant ethnic Caribbean population. In the 1960s and until the fuel problems of 1973, BOAC used to extend its MAN-JFK flight to Antigua and Barbados twice weekly with some quite reasonable load factors - long before these were holiday destinations for other than the rich and famous.
Voodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2184 times:
Is it impossible to assume that Virgin may one day consider Jamaica fair territory? And if BMI can't get the Heathrow-US routes it wants and has to look for other routes for their new 330s, their 330-200s may be better suited MAN-Jamaica than Air Jam's 340s.
Fax From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2168 times:
I too read that Air jamaica could only use LHR and PIK. However, I read elsewhere that should the Jamaican Government allow more charter flights to the island, the U.K would allow the switch from PIK to MAN.
The U.K would be very silly not to allow the switch as not only would it cater for the "regions" but also the significant carribean population... politically both sensitive at the moment.