- Closing operation by April 1, 2013
- Employees will have the option to transfer to other stations.
- Lay off all non union employees.
- 15 flights daily, 350 employees, will increase flights to 18 in November (high season)but decrease employees to 250 until closure of local operations.
- The lease of all ATR flying locally will end by March 2013
- Jet Blue, Seaborn, Cape Air, Silver Wings and Virgen Gorda still serving the region from SJU, but the government looking for additional players.
- Markets that will lose service from SJU, Saint Kitts, Martinica and Curaçao.
spiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
I thought they were just going to replace the ATRs ith ERJs? I guess they decided against it.
Sad day...the ATR was always good-looking in AE colors. Now it's disheartening to see 10-15 sitting here on the ramp at MYR with all the Dornier Jets that have been "awaiting a new owner" for years. I've only seen 1 or 2 [AE ATRs] actually leave in the past year.
realsim From Spain, joined Apr 2010, 772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
Quoting lvhgel (Thread starter): - Markets that will lose service from SJU, Saint Kitts, Martinica and Curaçao.
AA doesn't fly SJU-CUR.
AA will no longer serve the following destinations:
PTP and FDF could be served from MIA, but not the rest, as they have a short runway.
The other destinations that are flown from SJU and will still still be served from MIA are: SDQ, STI, PUJ, STT, STX, SKB and ANU. Apart from that, I suppose that SJU-CCS will continue, as it's a mainline flight.
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1734 times:
Boy, it's sad to see things fold up there. I remember going on vacation in SJU and, among other things, admiring the mix of ATRs and heavies you'd see spotting there. I also remember thinking AE out of SJU would be a dream job as a kid.
AA down to 15 flights a day at SJU is something that seems impossible seeing that hub buzzing even a few years ago. Then again, I never thought I'd see one of these at SJU:
commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 12838 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
Quoting miaskies (Reply 6): Did a little research on Seaborne seems like they have a fleet of DHC Twin Otters, if they were to fly under the American Eagle or as Seaborne would they be leasing bigger planes?