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User currently offlinehummingbird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 16561 times:
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Welcome to the 42nd version of our thread....



This thread will once again feature, American L.C.C carrier Jetblue Airways, who recently announced a new service linking KIN and FLL....We will now take a look at the history of Jetblue's services to Jamaica..



May 2009..Jetblue's first flight arrived from JFK into MBJ, with a full compliment..According to officials, MBJ was their most successful launch to date..This winter, flights will peak at 2 daily....With the growth of Jamaica's tourism and VFR market, its only a matter of time before we see a third daily from JFK..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/197813_10150406371310032_598810031_17461184_5301885_n.jpg

Oct 30, 2009..Touchdown in Kingston...This route was the first VFR route opened in The English Speaking Caribbean...Services operate daily and peaks at twice daily during holiday periods....




Jan 9, 2010..Commencement of the BOS-MBJ service that operated on Sat..This winter, there will be 3 flights a week..Two flights will operate on Sat and one on Wed..

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy32/ArubaBugs/N564JB.jpg

Feb 8, 2010...MCO-MBJ services, which started with their E190..The route started at 4 per week..Services were upgraded to the A320 and now operates daily for most of the year, using the E190 and A320 mix..

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u188/EZY433/JetBlue-1.jpg

April 30, 2012..Commencement of what we consider the biggest boost of traffic to KIN from North America...The FLL-KIN services will operate twice daily with a mix of E190s and A320s..The company plans to upgrade the summer service to a twice daily A320 service and in 2013, a third daily is planned..

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd306/Erin_Tennant/Misc/jetblue_plane.jpg

What does the future hold for B6 in Jamaica??..



Despite the unstable economic climate, Jamaica has been able to consistently achieve tourism growth and with the planned 50th celebrations next year, airlines such as B6 are positioning themselves to increase their loyalty following in the Jamaican market...With their renowned service and worldwide brand, I can see B6 adding more flights from JFK into KIN operating a double daily service year round..
JFK-MBJ may see a year round double daily and a third daily during peak travel
BOS may see an additional service..
MCO may operate daily year round...
No doubt, the next " big" planned announcement will be a FLL service linking MBJ...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/284061_10150321484290734_510055733_9906776_2576847_n.jpg


Updates:

Jamaica expects to see a fallout in travel from The UK due to the rise in The ADP tax..However, The JTB was optimistic that new seats from South America, France , Italy and Scandinavia will help to mitigate the loss...

Redjet has finally landed in KIN, with their 2 weekly service linking KIN with POS and BGI...At one of their press conferences, Redjet's CEO, mentioned, "they are now working with the JCAA in establishing a base in KIN"..
Another boost for KIN, this combination that will bode well for the city that has plans to become a regional hub..

Final touches are being done for FlyJam's take off, later this month..

VS to operate LGW-MBJ, 4 weekly next year..

More in the old thread..

Splash Of Red..Jamaican Thread 41.. (by hummingbird Sep 16 2011 in Civil Aviation)

[Edited 2011-12-08 08:12:58]


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User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9856 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 16557 times:

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This was one of the last flights of JM to Curacao, I sure do miss that very tropical livery!!!

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User currently offlineandrefranca From Brazil, joined May 2011, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 16509 times:

I also miss JM, I flew from CUR to MBJ, some years ago!







User currently offlineguyanam From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16460 times:

No word of this FlyJam in New York yet.

User currently offlineGUYAIR707 From Guyana, joined Jan 2011, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 16327 times:

Quoting guyanam (Reply 3):

Anything on EZJet?

GUYAIR707


User currently offlinehummingbird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 16264 times:
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Quoting guyanam (Reply 3):
No word of this FlyJam in New York yet.

In due time...


Looks like JALPA pilots who are employed by BW, will strike with 72 hours...I guess things are not as rosy as painted..

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 4):
Anything on EZJet?

They have been approved for the JFK-GEO flights...Flights will operate 6 a week utilizing a B767-200...They will start YYZ next Feb/Mar and are looking at a B757 for the service..

Quote:
EZjet will begin its B767 wide body flights on the evening of 15th December, providing Guyana passengers from and to New York with spacious seating, a generous baggage allowance, and a complimentary in-flight meal and beverages.

Flights will operate six days each week, except Wednesday, departing New York JFK at 10:45 pm and arriving Georgetown at 05:15, then departing Georgetown at 06:30 am arriving New York JFK at 10:30 am.

The operating airline is Dynamic Airways of the US, whose parent, Dynamic Aviation, operates more than 100 aircraft and has been providing air services around the world for the past 75 years.

This Sunday will mark the return of Copa Airlines to MBJ...The return will see a boost of traffic from LAtin and Central America..They have a one year marketing deal with the JTB..

Quote:
COPA is the most connected airline flying from South America in Central America and the Caribbean, and tourism Minister, Ed Bartlett, praised the partnership that is now being developed.

“It is invaluable to us and what it does is to allow for flights to converge on Panama and then from Panama they are taken to Montego Bay, this is one of the most important initiatives to guarantee that the South American market is opened properly for us” he said.

Mr Bartlett says COPA and Jamaica will do joint marketing in the target cities.The advertising support is expected to cost the country half a million U.S. dollars, over the next 12 months.
http://rjrnewsonline.com/news/local/copa-airline-start-flying-jamaica



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User currently offlineguyanam From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 16232 times:

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 4):

Havent heard anything of EZJet even though they are supposed to start next week. And I usually hear things connected to NYs Guyanese community


User currently onlineLimaMike From Jamaica, joined Feb 2006, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 16138 times:

Thanks for getting another installment of the thread up and running.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 5):
This Sunday will mark the return of Copa Airlines to MBJ...The return will see a boost of traffic from LAtin and Central America..They have a one year marketing deal with the JTB..

The article mentioned the flight will commence on sunday, what is the other day of operation for this flight?

Quoting hummingbird (Thread starter):
VS to operate LGW-MBJ, 4 weekly next year..

Wonder if they'll eventually consider a MAN-MBJ service as some have speculated?



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User currently offlineairjamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 16121 times:

Quoting hummingbird (Thread starter):
What does the future hold for B6 in Jamaica??..

From what I see, all things being well.....Growth

Quoting hummingbird (Thread starter):
VS to operate LGW-MBJ, 4 weekly next year..

4x weekly B744 service to MBJ is quite a decent number of seats, but good to see that they intend to solidify their position at that airport.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 5):
This Sunday will mark the return of Copa Airlines to MBJ...The return will see a boost of traffic from LAtin and Central America..They have a one year marketing deal with the JTB..

It is about time. The E190 is perfect for this ( re ) start. How do you like how the news report give the impression that it is the first time CM is touching down on Jamaican soil ? Lol. While I am very excited about their re entry, I am a bit disappointed no GRU-MBJ non stop charter was announced. In due course I guess.

Quoting LimaMike (Reply 7):
Wonder if they'll eventually consider a MAN-MBJ service as some have speculated?

I am still confident they will at some point in the future when they acquire more A330's. But the ( ever increasing ) APD will be a big factor affecting their decision to operate this possible new route, as naturally demand will be impacted. Hope to see even a 1x weekly on it sometime though.

Quoting A388 (Reply 1):
I'm sure many of you will like my latest photo addition to the website:
Quoting A388 (Reply 1):
This was one of the last flights of JM to Curacao, I sure do miss that very tropical livery!!!
Quoting andrefranca (Reply 2):
I also miss JM, I flew from CUR to MBJ, some years ago!

Cool JM photos.



greenheart
User currently offlinehummingbird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 16042 times:
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Quoting LimaMike (Reply 7):

The article mentioned the flight will commence on sunday, what is the other day of operation for this flight?

On Tues..The officials in Panama are anticipating an increase in services by summer 2012...

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 8):
From what I see, all things being well.....Growth

Am impressed with their growth strategy for Jamaica....I see an opening of a DCA to MBJ routes, once more planes are acquired..

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 8):
4x weekly B744 service to MBJ is quite a decent number of seats, but good to see that they intend to solidify their position at that airport.

I wonder if they will increase their services to MBJ, once they receive their B787s and the B744 are phased out?

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 8):
It is about time. The E190 is perfect for this ( re ) start. How do you like how the news report give the impression that it is the first time CM is touching down on Jamaican soil ? Lol. While I am very excited about their re entry, I am a bit disappointed no GRU-MBJ non stop charter was announced. In due course I guess.

I believe, they will do well in Jamaica..The JTB met with officials Travel Agents and re assured them, they will have year round access to Jamaica via CM's hub.

I read where DL has acquired shares in GOL and have acquired their B763..Am not sure what will happen to their Caribbean operations..

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 8):
I am still confident they will at some point in the future when they acquire more A330's. But the ( ever increasing ) APD will be a big factor affecting their decision to operate this possible new route, as naturally demand will be impacted. Hope to see even a 1x weekly on it sometime though.
Quoting LimaMike (Reply 7):
Wonder if they'll eventually consider a MAN-MBJ service as some have speculated?

I see it happening in 2 years....With the expected public relations boost from the London Games...They may start with one a week using their A330..



So, The IDT has ruled down JALPA's actions to strike..This is only the beginning...Expect cancelled flights during the busy season...

I hope JALPA continues with the bargaining until their demands are met..



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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6186 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16029 times:

Quoting hummingbird (Thread starter):
No doubt, the next " big" planned announcement will be a FLL service linking MBJ...

I have my doubts (based on some conversations with some B6 folks last week). FLL has a huge congestion problem esp with the ongoing construction so FLL growth will be very limited at least for the next year. Even WN told me the same thing.

Expect to see two new Caribbean / C. American routes from JFK in 2012. they have whittled the choices down to 5. Decision in early march.



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User currently offlineGUYAIR707 From Guyana, joined Jan 2011, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 15965 times:

Quoting guyanam (Reply 6):

Ok both Guyana dailies have it. They begin next week.

GUYAIR707


User currently offlinebeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1756 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 15917 times:

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 11):
Quoting guyanam (Reply 6):

Ok both Guyana dailies have it. They begin next week.

GUYAIR707

This market getting crowded and I hear there is still another one looking to start the route also. Let the games begin.


User currently offlineGUYAIR707 From Guyana, joined Jan 2011, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 15844 times:

Quoting beeweel15 (Reply 12):

I tell you, I will enjoy the fares!!

GUYAIR707


User currently offlinehummingbird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 15666 times:
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This past Sunday, Copa Airlines reinstated services to MBJ..The E190 had a 50% LF and was greeted by officials from The JTB..

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=33873

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=33872

Hoping to see great success on this venture...

Quote:
Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, in an address at a ceremony to officially welcome the airline to Jamaica, at the Sangster International Airport, underscored the importance of partnerships with airlines such as COPA, noting that the emerging tourism markets of South America are being viewed by his ministry as a source of inbound air traffic to be tapped into, to cover eventualities within the traditional markets.

“So, it is against that background that we looked hard and long, to see what was the best medium, what was the best carrier, what provided the best fit for Jamaica, at this time; what was most cost effective and what would give the efficiencies that we require to enable us to make that incursion and to do it quickly,” he stated.

He added that several discussions were held with airlines across South America and, after lengthy deliberations, COPA Airlines was chosen for final negotiations.

“Because COPA had a level of connectivity throughout South America unparallel by any other airline of its size,” he explained.

Mr. Bartlett pointed out that the COPA flights to Jamaica will mean 10,000 additional airline seats for the upcoming Winter Tourist Season.

“We are looking at a 4.7 percent projection for increase in arrivals, some 769,000 visitors we are projecting for the winter, and that will earn Jamaica US$850 million for this winter; the strongest winter that we would have ever had,” he noted.

He said that to ensure that Jamaica offers a seamless travel opportunity, as a destination, the government is working at significantly influencing the visa regimes that determines transit activities within the region, to make it easier for visitors to come to Jamaica for tourism and other purposes. He noted that great headway is being made in this area.

Caribbean Regional Manager for COPA Airlines, Claudia Zoluaga Alam, stated that COPA is very excited to visit Jamaica, and the COPA family is certain that the new flight will further strengthen cultural ties between Panama and Jamaica.
http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/leads-113/29454



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User currently offlinehummingbird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 15639 times:
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This ad is just too funny.....




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User currently offlineairjamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15606 times:

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 9):
I see an opening of a DCA to MBJ routes, once more planes are acquired..

Wouldn't be surprised if they eventually offer service from that area to MBJ in the future.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 9):
I wonder if they will increase their services to MBJ, once they receive their B787s and the B744 are phased out?

That would be an ideal aircraft for the MAN to MBJ and LGW to MBJ route.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 9):
I believe, they will do well in Jamaica..The JTB met with officials Travel Agents and re assured them, they will have year round access to Jamaica via CM's hub.
Quoting hummingbird (Reply 14):
This past Sunday, Copa Airlines reinstated services to MBJ..The E190 had a 50% LF and was greeted by officials from The JTB..

Good to see CM back in MBJ again.

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 10):
FLL has a huge congestion problem esp with the ongoing construction so FLL growth will be very limited at least for the next year. Even WN told me the same thing.

That for sure will slow their expansion from FLL for the time being. Non the less in due course FLL-MBJ will happen on B6 in the future I think.

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 13):
I tell you, I will enjoy the fares!!

I am certain many other Guyanese are saying same.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 15):
This ad is just too funny.....

LOL.



greenheart
User currently offlineGUYAIR707 From Guyana, joined Jan 2011, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15603 times:

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 15):

Very funny...they have to be careful, price wars can be very dangerous to their existence. I am not for or against any one airline, but I do believe that CAL wants to be around for a while, but I am not sure that REDjet is vested...

GUYAIR707


User currently offlineguyanam From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15498 times:

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 17):



Redjet will complain about protectionism as an excuse for a poor business model. How mnay people want to fly UVF BGI..and why will the m80 be appropriate for such a short sector with iffy loads?


User currently offlinehummingbird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 15376 times:
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Quoting airjamaica (Reply 16):
Wouldn't be surprised if they eventually offer service from that area to MBJ in the future.

I was reading where they will also open EWR-SJU....I would love to see them serve MBJ and KIN from EWR, but this time, they may have to operate a KIN-MBJ leg and vice versa to capture more traffic...

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 16):
That for sure will slow their expansion from FLL for the time being. Non the less in due course FLL-MBJ will happen on B6 in the future I think.

I agree

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 17):
I am not for or against any one airline, but I do believe that CAL wants to be around for a while, but I am not sure that REDjet is vested...

Makes me wonder what the CEO was thinking when he mentioned, CAL wants to be subsidy free...

Quoting guyanam (Reply 18):
How mnay people want to fly UVF BGI..and why will the m80 be appropriate for such a short sector with iffy loads?

According to their FB page, the first few flights have high loads...Looks like their low fares have done some stimulation...


Later tonight, I will post the DOT stats for Jun 2011..Looks like Jamaica in particular KIN, is one of B6's top performing VFR route..



Later tonight I will post the DOT stats for Jun 2011..



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User currently offlineGUYAIR707 From Guyana, joined Jan 2011, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 15191 times:

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 19):
Makes me wonder what the CEO was thinking when he mentioned, CAL wants to be subsidy free...

LOL true, but I am not sure he is thinking before speaking.

GUYAIR707


User currently offlinehummingbird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 15144 times:
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Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 20):
LOL true, but I am not sure he is thinking before speaking.

I agree..


Over the weekend,MBJ was buzzing with increased traffic..

XL had their inaugural service from ORY on Friday using an A332..
AC has upgraded their aircraft to the B763 from YYZ..
BOS saw 3 flights on Sat, with two from B6 and the other from US..
TS has deployed their A333 from YYZ..
*****************************************************************************************

Pretty soon we Jamaicans will not be able to travel freely in the region...It was only a matter of time before Antigua was exposed for it's harassment towards Jamaicans..

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Women-Cry-Foul_10416403

***************************************************************************************

Despite the usual cheer leading of a Jamaican success, Caribbean Airlines remains a liability to the Jamaican taxpayers..

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20111218/lead/lead7.html



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User currently offlineairjamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 15103 times:

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 19):
Looks like Jamaica in particular KIN, is one of B6's top performing VFR route..

Considering they charge USD 35 for a second bag and USD 75 for a third ( though some people like myself will conform to the one free bag policy to avoid the charges ), and are still able to post such impressive loads to/from KIN, it is clear that they are doing very well on that route. Lets also remember they will up JFK-KIN to 2x daily for the busy holiday travel season. They IMO appear to be the real winner on that route.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 21):
XL had their inaugural service from ORY on Friday using an A332..

Based on what I read in the newspaper, they had a very good load into MBJ. 16 round trip flights will operate on that sector over a four month period. Hopefully this service will gradually grow over time.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 21):
AC has upgraded their aircraft to the B763 from YYZ..

As expected.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 21):
BOS saw 3 flights on Sat, with two from B6 and the other from US..

I wonder why B6 choose to operate 2 BOS-MBJ flights in one day on Saturdays ? I know the charters from Canada does same sometimes, but why not spread it out throughout the week to give travellers more flexible options ? Anyway it is good to see both US and B6 operating alongside each other on that sector.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 21):
Pretty soon we Jamaicans will not be able to travel freely in the region...It was only a matter of time before Antigua was exposed for it's harassment towards Jamaicans..

Though I am quite cognizant of the fact that some Jamaicans make it bad for others with their actions where travel to some of these islands is concerned, it is quite unfair to blindly assume that all travellers have the same nefarious intentions. I know which islands I would never spend my travel dollar visiting.



greenheart
User currently onlineLimaMike From Jamaica, joined Feb 2006, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15086 times:

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 22):
I wonder why B6 choose to operate 2 BOS-MBJ flights in one day on Saturdays ? I know the charters from Canada does same sometimes, but why not spread it out throughout the week to give travellers more flexible options ? Anyway it is good to see both US and B6 operating alongside each other on that sector.

It is customary for carriers to operate these extra flights on a weekend to accommodate the spike in traffic which would result from more people being off from work and utilizing the weekend to prolong their vacations.

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 22):
Though I am quite cognizant of the fact that some Jamaicans make it bad for others with their actions where travel to some of these islands is concerned, it is quite unfair to blindly assume that all travellers have the same nefarious intentions. I know which islands I would never spend my travel dollar visiting.

  



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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6186 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15067 times:

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 21):
Pretty soon we Jamaicans will not be able to travel freely in the region...It was only a matter of time before Antigua was exposed for it's harassment towards Jamaicans..

You could always come here, but alas you would have to transit the USA to o so.



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25 GUYAIR707 : From my understanding with the current ownership and corporate branding of Air Jamaica, the GOJ really owns 16% of CAL, as Air Jamaica really does no
26 Post contains links hummingbird : Take a look at these cities that NK connects to KIN via FLL.. Kingston, Jamaica To: Tuesday/Wednesday Fares From Monday/Thursday Fares From Atlanta $6
27 yellowtail : This happens in other blocks as well....I know it happens in the Central American Integration System (SICA) countries as well.
28 trintocan : The more I hear these sorts of stories, the more I wonder what is happening to the Caribbean region. Something is palpably wrong when Caricom nationa
29 Post contains links and images airjamaica : Unbelievable. Seem some of those airport officials need special training on dealing with travellers. Better yet, some of them shouldn't even be in th
30 Post contains links hummingbird : Jazz Air operated their first flight connecting YVR-MBJ using their B757.. FLYJAM Airways has delayed their service entry until Mar 2012.. Correct..It
31 hummingbird : DOT Stats Jun 2011.. JM..This is the last time, JM code will be used for DOT Stats.. FLL-MBJ 4370-4049 93% MBJ-FLL 4220-3202 76% FLL-KIN 11858-10342 8
32 airjamaica : When AA was larger at BOS back in the day, I always thought they would have operated seasonally from there to MBJ. But it never materialized, as they
33 LimaMike : Impressive stats all across the board! That DL ATL-MBJ is quite a standout; over 19,000 seats on offer and still average 94% load factor! AA did oper
34 hummingbird : Looks like the Jazz Air flight from YVR will spend 12 hrs on the ground before doing the return leg... There was an Aerogal A320 in MBJ this morning..
35 airjamaica : DL's growth into MBJ ( particularly out of their ATL home base ) is quite something indeed. When they started expanding into the Caribbean and Latin
36 Post contains images 817Dreamliiner : Hello Jamaican a.netters! I'm new to the forum, but I have been following these threads from since thread#1. I'm from the island of Montserrat (but ha
37 airjamaica : Seem the final report on the AA 331 mishap at KIN in December 2009 will soon materialize based on what the JCAA is reporting. Welcome to the Jamaican
38 Post contains images 817Dreamliiner : thanks for the welcome I would have used BA(which is actually my first choice airline now) but when booking but they were a bit on the expensive side
39 Post contains links hummingbird : Not bad for the MIA stats from MBJ and KIN...Am being told AA does not see the new service from KIN as a threat and has already taken steps to defend
40 airjamaica : OK. I see. AA isn't my favourite of carriers but with their extensive network and OneWorld alliance partners, they easily connect you to anywhere you
41 817Dreamliiner : I've actually been on this service, the flights I was on were really full, too bad it was discontinued, I guess they couldn't compete very well on th
42 hummingbird : Former Grand Lido Resort which closed it's doors earlier this year, will now be operated by Blue Diamond Resort Ltd which is a subsidiary of the Sunwi
43 yellowtail : Probably due to their tie up with Scotiabank and their credit cards.
44 guyanam : The Uptown crowd dont like anything local. Of course AA will be preferred.
45 Post contains links hummingbird : Merry Christmas Everyone.. Looks like F9 will service ORD on behalf of Apple Vacations for the winter....The service started last week.. http://flight
46 817Dreamliiner : hey guys I asked this question in the Caribbean thread so im gonna ask it here as well How is CAL's first class and has anyone here flown in it recent
47 airjamaica : It seem AA only enjoyed stellar loads on their former FLL-KIN flights during the busy summer travel periods for the most part. At FLL they didn't enj
48 A388 : Thanks hummingbird, Merry Christmas to you, all other members here and all of your loved ones!!! I keep saying it, I hope Air Jamaica will return to
49 hummingbird : B6 will beef up services on the JFK-MBJ flights in 2012 In JAN, they will operate an extra 2 segments per week.... Between Feb and Apr, they will oper
50 Post contains images A388 : Thanks hummingbird and I'm looking forward to their arrival in Curacao next year A388
51 817Dreamliiner : ah completely forgot about the flying chef service, I now remember they used to advertise it many years ago. Interesting thanks for sharing. Does any
52 JM017 : Shouldn't these markets have been a priority in the first place?
53 guyanam : Nicholas has no idea what markets are high yield. He thinks he can go in, drive out competitors and then charge US $300 to do GND POS GND.
54 hummingbird : The service is similar to the one offered by BW....All meals in J Class are served in courses from a trolley...On flights operated by the Jamaican ba
55 Post contains links airjamaica : The '' Flying Chef '' was an extremely popular feature in JM's marketing back in the days no doubt. They seem to be very serious with their aspiratio
56 beeweel15 : Do you have any pictures of this a/c
57 hummingbird : Happy New Year, everyone...As we enter a New Year with an elected new leadership, let us hope we will see more policies to attract and maintain new se
58 yellowtail : I agree with you 100%. On The Scotia AA cards....while the "cruffy" may hate the bank, they love looking like they travel a lot by having an affinity
59 jm079 : Welcome to 2012 Much has transpired since the summer with all sort of news and KIN it seems will be the major beneficiary. B6 major investment which s
60 airjamaica : How did the former CO EWR-MBJ frequency compare to their IAH-MBJ one ? I always assumed the EWR-MBJ route had more weekly flights. Very true. Lol. I
61 Post contains links and images hummingbird : Here is a pic of Fly Jamaica, our latest international carrier.. Pic credits to WW EWR has always maintained more frequencies, but over the last two y
62 Post contains links hummingbird : A major boost to attract more South American traffic.. Visitors to Jamaica from Panama and Venezuela will now be able to visit the country without a v
63 airjamaica : Lets see how this addition to the sky pans out where the GEO and KIN market is concerned. Not feeling that '' livery '' at all. Good to see UA beefin
64 GUYAIR707 : Once they have ontime flights and not too many cancelled flights, then they should get some market share. I think the livery is just a few decals to
65 hummingbird : Looks like the GEO market is now being flooded with LCCs....I expect Flyjam ti do well on all sectors ...Once yields start to plummet I expect an exi
66 Post contains links and images A388 : Well, I saw them when I was in KIN in 2010: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation Photography Too bad there is no publi
67 Post contains links hummingbird : As per OAG Updates thread, BW's plans to increase KIN-MIA to daily has changed..The flights will remain at 4 a week for the rest of the year... ''''''
68 airjamaica : Those will be two very key factors that they will have to be wary of. I really hope so ! Many carriers are eyeing that market. AC may be there from Y
69 817Dreamliiner : Hmmm not really feeling that livery, was expecting something more livelier BTW has anyone heard anything new about the proposed Jamaica Queen Airline
70 hummingbird : I heard The Guyanese private sector are having talks with AC..An announcement is expected soon.. Despite them being critical of Mr Bartlett, I know t
71 Post contains links hummingbird : Am loving this story..As I look at the scenario, "one man's loss is another man's gain..In other words, the more the GOB continues with their slow pac
72 Post contains links hummingbird : A sneak peek at Fly Jamaica's website ( still under construction).. http://images2.jetphotos.net/img/4/7/3/2/23306_1325652237.jpg http://www.fly-jamai
73 guyanam : I see that you are falling for Redjet's coolaid. Their problem isnt delays in permits. Their problem is a poor business plan. Many of us said this mo
74 hummingbird : One of Redjet's biggest problems is the usual Govt bureaucracy that is stifling their growth....Take a look at their flights to Jamaica, they have re
75 guyanam : Redjet has permission now yet clearly business levels dont justify the initial capacity, so they have had to scale back. If the existing client base
76 timberwolf24 : Has there been any further word on JM/BW and service to ORD? Thanks!
77 hummingbird : No, they do not have permission to add more flights to Jamaica..If that were the case, more flights would have been added during the holiday periods.
78 airjamaica : It is about time. I notice B6's two proposed FLL-KIN daily flights are still displaying the '' ** subject to Government approval '' annotation. As ex
79 yellowtail : IMHO unfounded complaints from people who don't understand the nature of the business. Fuel is expensive, eqp is expensive, rent is expensive, salari
80 airjamaica : That may be so, but at the end of the day competition is always good for the consumer as they get to effectively excercise their power of choice. Whe
81 Post contains links hummingbird : I was looking at the traffic to KIN by foreign carriers..This is what we expect for 2012.. Fly Jamaica...Expected to start on or before Mar 2012 with
82 guyanam : Redjet has REDUCED service to Jamaica. If people arent flying redjet it really isnt anybody else's fault but Redjet. The "operational efficiency" is
83 Post contains links hummingbird : Here is more news about Fly Jamaica..Nice to see the media exposure for this airline... Guyanese aviator, Ronald Reece, says he is working with counte
84 guyanam : Is there really a need for FlyJamaica?
85 hummingbird : IMO.Yes..Both markets are rapidly expanding.. Also, am glad to see an authentic "Brand Jamaica" carrier soaring Here is more info on Fly Jamaica.. Gu
86 Post contains links airjamaica : Add to all the aforementioned....the pending 2x daily B6 FLL-KIN flights. Very interesting ( and competitive ) days on the horizon for KIN. Good that
87 A388 : I highly doubt all these new airlines will survive but let the strongest one prevail of course. Also, how can Fly Jamaica be a authentic "Brand Jamai
88 A388 : Correction on my behalf: I see the Guyanese aviator is one of the founders, apparently. This airline's first 757 has been on internet since January 3r
89 Post contains links jm079 : The revised site is a major improvement which I honestly like as it has so much info. Of interest is there masterplan: http://www.mbjairport.com/imag
90 hummingbird : Quite informative...Its about time we have an updated flight arrival/departure system.. I also realize we have Air Italy flying from Rome..In total w
91 airjamaica : Agree. The one for KIN is not too bad either but could use a revamping as well. Not bad frequencies from Italy into MBJ. Saturdays/Sundays especially
92 Post contains links and images A388 : Thanks hummingbird. For the ones interested, below is a photo of a VS diversion from MBJ due to a medical emergency: View Large View MediumPhoto © Pa
93 Post contains links hummingbird : You are welcome.. According to Jamaica Gleaner, the new carrier awaits the sign off from the JCAA... I hope this is sorted out shortly as the aircraf
94 JM017 : Will this be another case of the government dragging its feet to protect the interests of Caribbean Airlines/Air Jamaica?
95 GUYAIR707 : I am sure the Guyanese in Canada will welcome another option. There is a need for a YYZ-GEO nonstop. Guyana Airways used to do it back in the day, an
96 airjamaica : A much welcome '' visitor '' for spotters at TER. I am certain they look forward to seeing these '' big birds '' from time to time when the need for
97 Post contains links hummingbird : Possibly, this could be the scenario..But, BW is being sued by another carrier over plans to start services to HAV..As of now, the plans to deploy AT
98 GUYAIR707 : Not that I know of. I am glad when I read that AC was going to start, but I am not sure it will be nonstop, I think they will jump from another Carib
99 AA1818 : Can you provide some more info on this? Why is BW being sued? AA1818
100 A388 : Sueing an airline over starting a route to HAV? I dunno how true that is but seems to me to be based on thin air. An airline can never be sued for st
101 817Dreamliiner : Im interested in this source as well, something just doesnt sound too right to me.
102 Post contains links hummingbird : It's an issue that is not up for discussion in this thread... Please read the link below to get a gist of what is happening.... http://www.suntci.com
103 caribbean484 : It has to be an issue for discussion because we are dealing with public matters of agreements. If this is based on Air Turks I fail to see how and wh
104 airjamaica : I am a bit surprised they didn't restart their charters to MBJ as traffic from Canada to the island is booming from what I have been reading. I got t
105 JM017 : I for one would love to know why BW is being sued.
106 guyanam : GEO is slightly south and further east than CCS so it might well be a range factor. Experts on the 319 can opine.
107 GUYAIR707 : On top of that Guyanese travel with the entire kitchen sink. GUYAIR707
108 airjamaica : Guess it will be the B763's then several times per week as traffic demand dictates. Lol. Like many other travellers in the region from Jamaica, Haiti
109 817Dreamliiner : It has to be an issue of discussion, because it has to do with Jamaican aviation no? And if you say it really isnt up for discussion in this thread,
110 A388 : Well, I read it and no where does it state any sueing. The airline involved even backed out!!! Like I said, they don't have a case to sue the Jamaica
111 Post contains links jm079 : The scope The YYZ-GEO is really under-served and the more options available it will ultimately benefits the travelling public - cheap fare. Moreso, wi
112 JM017 : You're right. Doesn't read that way. I agree with a lot (not all) the points made. One point made against Air Turks and Caicos was that JAS SHOULD be
113 hummingbird : Admittedly, I should not have used the word " sue " in my statement....The issue at hand is BW 's plans to serve Havana is being faced with opposition
114 airjamaica : Quite so. Also I am certain they would welcome flying non-stop between YYZ and GEO rather than connecting somewhere else. Will be quite interesting t
115 JM017 : I was not trying to imply that. I was responding to an argument raised in the article, although I did initially "roll with it" and assumed an airline
116 airjamaica : Apparently a few others were of that misconception though. Agree 100%. Quite an upgrade indeed and where flight information is concerned, it is updat
117 Post contains links and images hummingbird : Summer 2012 Update. Eff Mar 2012, CM's service to KIN will be upgraded to the B737H..The service operates on a twice weekly basis.. Their plans to upg
118 JM017 : See, that's the kind of thing that is troubling and should concern regulators. If JAS feels they should be granted the rights and plan to set up serv
119 Post contains links hummingbird : DOT Stats July 2011.. US PHL-MBJ 5740-5608 98% MBJ-PHL 5590-5347 96% CLT-MBJ 15275-14509 95% MBJ-CLT 14726-13992 95% PHL-KIN 176-148 84% AA DFW-MBJ 49
120 LimaMike : Excellent all-round performances by all carriers. Those DL ATL-MBJ-ATL stats are quite astounding though!
121 airjamaica : What is their current frequency/aircraft type into KIN ? I know at one point it was 2x weekly with an E190/B737 mix. Good that there will be an upgra
122 GUYAIR707 : B6 did phenomenal, and BW should not be overlooked, good loads. GUYAIR707
123 Post contains links hummingbird : Breaking NEWS... Westjet to launch services to KIN on Apr 30th....A special day for the city as KIN as they will see the arrival of three new services
124 Post contains links and images point2point : Just for clarification, Apple Vacations has just about shut down U5, and U5 is just about non-existant as of now (or completing it's last flight or t
125 airjamaica : B6 loads has always been phenominal since they first set foot to Jamaica. Both KIN and MBJ have been doing extremely well for them from day one. Very
126 Post contains links hummingbird : Another breaking news.. "Not surprised the service was pulled as the loads were dismal".. Less than two months after returning to Miami, Florida, Air
127 LimaMike : Wow, that lasted long. Perhaps BW would have better luck trying BWI-KIN or ATL-KIN as everyone knows AA has MIA-KIN cornered.
128 hummingbird : You are right about AA being the lone ranger on the KIN-MIA route....As per the OAG thread, they will increase services to 4 daily... AA MIA-KIN APR 3
129 airjamaica : That article paints quite a contrasting picture to what was previously said re that route by some where loads are concerned. And once again we see wh
130 guyanam : It appears as if the flight was at a bad time, early afternoon, when morning departures are preferred. BW apparently doesnt have sufficient planes to
131 Post contains links hummingbird : In other OAG updates.. AA DFW-MBJ APR 0.6>0.7 MAY 0.5>0.7 JUN 0.6>0.9 JUL 0.6>1.0 AUG 0.5>0.7 SEP 0.6>0.5 OCT 0.5>0.4 NK FLL-KIN
132 guyanam : A travel agent stated that timing was the problem. If mnay Jamaicans who go to MIA do so for quick visits wouldnt the flexibility of AA, flights thro
133 beeweel15 : As guyanam and the article says timing was a major factor here. I dont care how cheap the fare is if you fly between two business centers an early mo
134 airjamaica : A quick breakdown of the new/additional services for KIN by summer : BA LGW-KIN 3x weekly B6 FLL-KIN 2x daily B6 JFK-KIN 2x daily WS YYZ-KIN 3x weekl
135 Post contains links airjamaica : Seem the Ian Flemming International Airport in Boscobel will be expanded in the near future to facilitate larger aircraft.............. '' It would be
136 Post contains images LimaMike : I tend to agree that the issue of timing did not help BW on the KIN-MIA route. Departing KIN at 9.45am would've been considered late for most busines
137 guyanam : The route that u suggested cant work as the MIA POS flight continues on to GEO. Also I dont know if a late mornin flight toPOS works if there is only
138 LimaMike : Well assuming that such is the case in KIN also, it should hardly be surprising then that they had a tough go at it. Old JM also had a hard time in M
139 Post contains links hummingbird : Any flight changes to the KIN-MIA rotation, would have complicated the rest of their schedule..The only solution being, adding another aircraft to th
140 caribbean484 : Correct, CAL maintain 23% of the market, however they fragment the market servicing both FLL and MIA which brings their market share to South Florida
141 guyanam : BW has an advantage of a loyal public on the MIA POS. FF passengers (both Trinis and Guyanese) especially. That plus some passengers continuing on to
142 airjamaica : Very good question. It would be more convenient to just use BA from KIN, but considering their association with VS, there is also a possibility they
143 JM017 : There was a time when JM gave AA a run on the MIA run, operating up to 7 flights a day....But they did lose the market to AA. Under current condition
144 jm079 : CAL has stated that they will re-start the London to KIN in time for the summer 2012 games in London. This is quite good as the recent decision of BA
145 Post contains links hummingbird : For summer 2012, DL will continue to operate their 4 daily ATL-MBJ flights..WN will continue with it's daily service.. Here is a link to the story.. I
146 guyanam : JM used to market aggressively and was highly involved in Jamaica Diaspora events. CAL has never done this and BWIA stopped doing this in the early 1
147 Post contains images Speedbird2263 : Either that or a too little too late sentiment of proper marketing strategies and budgeting. -2263
148 airjamaica : JM was king on the MIA route from Jamaica at one point no doubt. It was quite popular with people whose destinations were even beyond Miami, as back
149 Post contains images Speedbird2263 : Ah good times I remember this as that's what I did too back in the day, twice at that...once for my Disney Trip back in 6th Grade and when I had to c
150 guyanam : Well the Jamaicans on GNI and elsewhere were quite vocal. Its a pity that Piarco thought that Jamaicans are like Guyanese who have to take their lick
151 airjamaica : Very true. Understand 100% where you are coming from. Good ole JM days indeed. Didn't get to experience them during the B727/A300 era unfortunately,
152 Caymanair : It's indeed unfortunate that the divestment was so poorly handled and that CAL hasn't been able (willing...) to win back the market in Jam. From the e
153 anstar : Perhaps they will just add a stop to the MBJ service on the day they are bringing the team over? Ie do MBJ-KIN-LGW or something like that? Presumably
154 Post contains links airjamaica : The AA staff at MBJ seem to be making quite an impact where customer service is concerned................ '' WESTERN BUREAU:Having copped the coveted
155 Post contains links hummingbird : Guys, these are the Virgin Media ads that were filmed in Kingston featuring Usain and SRB.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpNtntHVrkc http://www.yout
156 Post contains links airjamaica : Lol. One of the many promotions that Bolt will be doing. I wonder if the same arrangements exists for AC in MBJ ? More than likely as it saves the co
157 hummingbird : I will check with my sources, but from what I was told there are over 3 Handling Agencies at MBJ..They have taken over the majority of services from
158 guyanam : Winter in the North East USA has been canceled. End of Feb and we have had very few really cold days, barely any snow and no blizzards. Ski lodges ar
159 yellowtail : I'll throw the penalty flag on the "weather excuse". Arrivals are cyclical things....sometimes you are up, sometimes you are down...sometime the adve
160 guyanam : The booking window is much narrower than it used to be. So if December was warmer than usual Jan will suffer. Ski resorts have been suffering so why
161 airjamaica : When I used MBJ last year March and November, I observed quite a number of staff at the various counters in some unusual looking uniforms. I figured
162 Post contains links airjamaica : A clarification to my previous post. What I meant to say was that the good thing is that over all visitor arrivals to the island is still projected t
163 hummingbird : I hope we have spotters in MBJ today to snap pics of the following DL flights... MSP-MBJ.. 2* B752.. DTW-MBJ.. 2* B752 JFK-MBJ.. .1* B752 ATL-MBJ....1
164 Post contains links airjamaica : Saturday was '' DL Day '' in MBJ it would appear. Not bad I presume based on how many flights are scheduled from the various charter/non-charter carr
165 hummingbird : I agree, not a good first impression for anyone....This ongoing issue between the immigration officers and The Govt needs to be resolved before the s
166 Post contains links and images A388 : Hey guys, What's up?! I thaught you might like one of my latest photos: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation Photograph
167 Post contains links airjamaica : Nostalgia indeed. I have very fond memory of this aircraft in particular. It made an emergency landing with me on a flight from EWR to MBJ/KIN back i
168 A388 : I wasn't aware of that. I can imagine that is a unforgettable experience!!! I have had a return-flight twice on a ALM MD82 from JFK to CUR and also f
169 Post contains links hummingbird : I wonder if these flights will be operated by Sun Country..I remember the days when they operated their DC10 and B727s from DFW and MSY into MBJ.. Qu
170 Post contains images airjamaica : Come to think of it, that landing gear incident was one of two I had with JM as well. In the first instance on a JFK-MBJ-KIN flight ( A310 ) in Septe
171 Post contains images A388 : All unforgettable moments for us The route was operated nonstop but I don't know if their MD82's were more than capable of flying that nonstop route
172 guyanam : BW used to do the POS JFK nonstop with their MD83 aircraft. I think LM used their MD80s. Maybe weight restricted.
173 A388 : That's what I said, I flew on the LM MD80 from JFK to CUR!!! However, I don't know if the flight was weight restricted or not... A388
174 hummingbird : From my memories, it operated in the late 90s..The flight was scheduled to operate on Thurs wilth a late night arrival into MBJ...The majority of pax
175 Post contains links airjamaica : Never got a chance to fly on any of JM's MD83's when they had them. Was scheduled to fly on it one morning from KIN to MBJ but the aircraft developed
176 Post contains links jm079 : As a part of Jamaica's celebration as an independent country, the National Library in KIN has released this video and posted on youtube of the events
177 hummingbird : This proposed route caught me by surprise....As per the route map, the flight will be routed through SDQ....Definitely a move to offer more multi pac
178 beeweel15 : Nice to see a 707 with Rolls Royce engines
179 airjamaica : Great video clip indeed of the then Palisadoes Airport. The general appearance of the multi level building on which the control tower sits is the sam
180 hummingbird : This updated schedule shows AA's 4th daily to KIN which starts on Apr 3 and ends Aug 19.. AA1399 MIA1010 – 1050KIN 738 D AA1735 MIA1300 – 1335KIN
181 hummingbird : As expected, BW has reduced FLL-KIN eff next month... This is a look at the summer schedule for flights between KIN and FLL.. Dep 09:00 Arr11:45 B6167
182 Post contains images yellowtail : I was right there (literally) when he made those comments. I won't tell you what the chatter was afterwards about the TX market to MBJ
183 airjamaica : The '' King '' of the KIN-MIA route reinforcing the dominance. I note they will be using the same flight numbers for that extra rotation as they did
184 hummingbird : My bad, I corrected the error..It will spend less than an hour on the ground.. That was the orginal plan, but the A320s will be used to facilitate th
185 Post contains links airjamaica : It is very important to note that with the recently announced adjustments, AA will be the first and second departure out of KIN to South Florida in t
186 guyanam : Well as usual some "bright" spark in POS decided what suits CAL, didnt listen to the KIN based people, and then will wonder why the loads will be dow
187 hummingbird : IMO, they should have retimed 031 to leave at 5:15 to arrive earlier. That way they could turn the aircraft to leave by the latest 7:30am....However
188 airjamaica : Questionable move indeed. Both AA and B6 will benefit from that adjustment. I notice that QR is once again on a recruitment drive in Jamaica for pote
189 Post contains links hummingbird : I would love to see carriers as EK doing similar Open House Flight Attendant recruitment in KIN... Prince Harry is now enroute to KIN from NAS.. http
190 GUYAIR707 : Any news on Fly Jamaica? I think their debut was supposed to be sometime in March/April... I am not sure how successful they will be as BW is being e
191 hummingbird : Guys, US has increased flights from CLT and PHL to MBJ until Apr....The CLT-MBJ will have a night stop service 6 days a week.. CLT-MBJ US1227 07:55-10
192 LimaMike : This scenario is sounding a lot like the former JM BWI-MBJ route; reduce to less-than-daily, and then dropped altogether. I wish them luck.
193 Post contains images hummingbird : BTW..Prince Harry met with Usain Bolt this morning for a brief workout session...They took a brief moment to pose for the cameras...Its picture like t
194 guyanam : Whats going to kill FlyJamaica isnt CAL. Its the fact that well establishe dairlines are gobbling up market share and few are going to trust a start
195 Post contains links airjamaica : US is not easing up on their services between PHL-MBJ at all. B6 will have a number of factors going in their favour on FLL-KIN. Lower operating cost
196 Post contains links hummingbird : Great to see the return of increased services from PHL-MBJ..Earlier this year, officials from JTB, mentioned they are working hard to have a constant
197 GUYAIR707 : While I get your point, just to qualify what I meant, CAL is running a flight to compete with EZJet, supposedly at a loss. They are running flights t
198 hummingbird : As per the OAG thread for this week, these are the following changes: BW FLL-KIN APR 3>2 MAY 3>2 JUN 3>2 JUL 3>2 AUG 3>2 SEP 3>2 OCT
199 airjamaica : B6 will no doubt play on their strength on this route like they do on the others. Seem the A320 will be operating the early morning southbound from F
200 guyanam : The issue is even Delta has also cut its fares so if CAL wants to remain in the market it must also match. I dont think there is excessive bran loyal
201 GUYAIR707 : Not much brand loyalty, mostly business pax use BW or DL for the FF. As I said on the other thread, most VFR's go through a travel agent and ask for
202 guyanam : It will be interesting to see how the 767s will be used. Has any one heard whther the LGW KIN routes will start? Also frequencies on CALs LGW routes
203 Post contains links airjamaica : MBJ Airport Ltd. is targeting a US$ 15,000,000 loan to facilitate additional upgrade work at Sangster International........... '' MBJ Airports is seek
204 hummingbird : Fares are already competitive.. I did a random search for July and B6 fares are $271 and $296 return..BW fares are $331.. The priority is opening LGW
205 guyanam : The challenge that EZ jet has is that the competition is matching its fares. So why will a passenger use EZ jet, when already it has bad PR, when Del
206 hummingbird : From what I read, EZjet has recruited the expertise of two former NA execs who will lead the airline in capturing a larger portion of the Guyanese di
207 windian425 : POS-LGW flights commence on 14th June, 2012 with 767-300ER's 4x weekly. The remaining 3 days will operate via BGI but I have not seen the actual star
208 Post contains links airjamaica : RD has suspended all flights as of mid night tonight.................... '' As of midnight tonight, the Caribbean's first low cost carrier, REDjet wil
209 yellowtail : It was time for the owners of Redjet to pull the plug. The business model just did not make sense.
210 Post contains links hummingbird : IMO...Another victim of Government bureaucracy.... In other news , FLyJamaica Boeing 757-200 will arrive in KIN later today... http://flightaware.com
211 Post contains images speedbird2263 : I think it was guyanam that mentioned in an earlier post either here or in the Caribbean thread that he gave CAL ops in Jamaica another year before fo
212 trintocan : Sorry guys but we need to be realistic here. Caribbean Governments need to spend their precious resources on enhancing their tourism product, doing s
213 airjamaica : Might as well they focus their energy elsewhere. They are fighting a loosing battle. Sooner or later they will eventually realize this.
214 Post contains links and images hummingbird : FlyJam in KIN I heard FlyJam had a media tour of their aircraft..The aircraft will offer two classes with hot meals..Pending their approval from JCAA
215 Post contains links and images speedbird2263 : Next two weeks? C'mon you gotta be kidding me, they don't even have a website up and running yet, www.fly-Jamaica.com is still showing as under const
216 yellowtail : OK...not to be negative....so when do we do we start the death watch on FlyJ?
217 guyanam : Well given the bleak history of private, under capitalized airlines, within CARICOM.....Will they last long enough to make a successful flight?[Edite
218 airjamaica : I think that bird is an ex TZ B752. Myself is hoping that they do not intend to use that '' livery ''. Far from eye catching. Let us see what they wi
219 Post contains links hummingbird : New Thread is up.. Entering KIN FIR..Jamaican Thread 43.. (by hummingbird Mar 20 2012 in Civil Aviation)
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