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New Seasons - Caribbean Aviation Thread 107  
User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1435 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 21350 times:

Greetings once again to all A.net patrons and welcome to the 107th instalment of this centurion thread.

With recent developments in the region, we see our regional carriers entering new seasons, not only in terms of reduced passenger levels, but also with respect to their overall strategic policies as they move forward. We've seen DAE close its doors, LI's shareholder governments seriously question the viability of the carrier under its current model and BW perform a serious financial diagnostic and internal executive purge. Regardless of the ups and downs, the Caribbean aviation industry has its own unique flavor that has caused all of us that follow this thread to persist with keeping current with the roller-coaster affairs of the region.



******NEWS FEED******
DAE officially closed its doors August 26th/27th 2013
AA discontinues JFK-BGI eff. 15/01/2014 leaving only B6 on the route
BW removes CFO Ramnarine
BW advertises regionally and internationally to fill the critical positions of CEO, COO and CFO
CU first to operate Antonov 158s in region (HAV-CUN & HAV-NAS)
GCAA BW 523 report expected to point to pilot error for cause of crash.
ABM Air of MNI upgrades IT infrastructure to offer online booking.
BA to increase KIN to 4x weekly, PUN to 3x weekly and ANU to 6x weekly for Summer '14 with B772ER
LI takes delivery of first ATR-42-600 (V2-LID) 02/09/2013
BW's fuel subsidy no more as of 01/10/2013
BW and FlyJam denied 5th freedom rights to operate GEO-JFK-GEO rotations
LI CEO Capt. Ian Brunton resigns from his post with the regional carrier
B6 to start daily service to POS from both JFK and FLL with A320
Insel Air expects final approval for nonstop AUA-MIA in Nov. 2013

****MEMBER NOTES*****

817Dreamliiner heads back to MAN via SVG Air and VS



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User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 21362 times:

Well, the TSA has approved new procedures to handle in-transit GEO pax at POS. This will hopefully make the intransit experience much less stressful.

"Screening for Guyanese while transiting T&T to end Nov 1st"

"The disembarking and security screening at Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport of Guyanese passengers in-transit to the US will be something of the past effective November 1, 2013, according to a release today from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.

The release said that the United States of America Transport Security Administration (TSA) has approved the request for an alternative procedure to be applied for Guyanese passengers transiting in Port of Spain (POS).

Robeson Benn, Minister of Transport said he is pleased with the decision."

http://www.stabroeknews.com/2013/new...hile-transiting-tt-to-end-nov-1st/



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9908 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 21259 times:

Thanks for starting the new thread BW424. In the member notes or news section I would like to add that I took photos of the first 747-8 in Curacao 

Also, Arke (previously known as Arkefly) showed its new name and livery on its long haul network on their flight to Curacao which shows how important Curacao is to Arke  Smile

A388

[Edited 2013-10-13 17:14:22]

User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 21203 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 2):
Thanks for starting the new thread BW424. In the member notes or news section I would like to add that I took photos of the first 747-8 in Curacao 

Also, Arke (previously known as Arkefly) showed its new name and livery on its long haul network on their flight to Curacao which shows how important Curacao is to Arke

You're welcome A388. I'm sorry I forgot to add those notes my friend. I'll be sure next time to double check to ensure everything is covered.



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9908 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 21179 times:

No problem BW424, that's why we are all here for, to help each other  

Cheers my friend,

A388


User currently offlineguyanam From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 20976 times:

Quoting BW424 (Reply 1):

Problem is that even on southbound flights there appear to have been instances when Guyanese had to go through checks before boarding for GEO. Even on the 483 instransit passengers have had to do this, even though its the same plane which continued to GEO. This has driven some people to PY.

Does LI make passengers go through these checks at BGI?


User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20883 times:

"Ramiz: ‘DAE was murdered’ "

"The local airline Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) was on its way to implement its fourth phase of the project of recovery. Finally all hurdles were overcome with the intentional delays of the Curacao Civil Aviation Authorities (CCAA) under the grip of Giselle Hollander. The airline had received all 3 ATR’s 72-200 and its entire 3 MD 83 fleet. With its 3 F100, the airline had 9 aircrafts that would have made its expansion possible. For months, the company was hiring staff and crews to be well prepared for what promised to be an excellent last 6 month of 2013.

Today the airline is history and close to 50 thousands passengers were stranded unable to travel to the U.S. alone and over 21 thousands passengers were stranded from August 30 to December 2013. In Venezuela between 25 thousands passengers with booked and purchased tickets but were unable to travel due to INAC’s sanctions on the airline and the rest to Santo Domingo, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten and Surinam."

http://www.curacaochronicle.com/columns/ramiz-dae-was-murdered/


Very interesting read. What do our well-informed Dutch-Caribbean friends here on the forum make of this article? I honesty believe DAE dug its own grave; helter-skelter expansion with egos before business sense. This is only my opinion.

On another note, CM's fares for POS-PTY seem to be steep ($700-900). They must certianly be enjoying the increased traffic between POS and Latin America with all the trade agreements that are now coming into play. I can only imagine the great yields on the route. I won't be surprised to see it go from 12x weekly to 2x daily soon.

[Edited 2013-10-14 17:16:49]


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User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 20800 times:

Quoting guyanam (Reply 5):
Does LI make passengers go through these checks at BGI?

LI pax who transit BGI must go thru security just like they would thru ANU. Haven't heard any complaints about either.

V2-LIH spotted. Clearly this one breaks the reg sequence. Should be in ANU before month end.

http://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/photo.show?id=415700



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User currently onlineinfiniti329 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 20786 times:

Quoting BW424 (Thread starter):
BW and FlyJam denied 5th freedom rights to operate GEO-JFK-GEO rotations

Why was BW denied the GEO-JFK route? If I am not mistaken BW is the flag carrier of Guyana?


User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2495 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 20762 times:

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 7):
V2-LIH spotted. Clearly this one breaks the reg sequence. Should be in ANU before month end.

http://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/photo.show?id=415700

Interesting. Planespotters had this one listed to go to AZUL. Im actually curious as to why they aren't going in sequence with the registrations.



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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1887 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 20667 times:

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 9):
Im actually curious as to why they aren't going in sequence with the registrations.

Perhaps msn 1008, 1010 and another ATR42-600s will be V2-LIE, V2-LIF and V2-LIG...


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9908 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 20660 times:

Quoting BW424 (Reply 6):
Very interesting read. What do our well-informed Dutch-Caribbean friends here on the forum make of this article? I honesty believe DAE dug its own grave; helter-skelter expansion with egos before business sense. This is only my opinion.

I agree with you. DAE expanded to rapidly. A correction that needs to be made, DAE never received more than one ATR72. There was always just one ATR72 flying for them, nothing more. The other two never arrived in Curacao. The three Fokker 100's they had never flew at the same time. In most cases only one was flying. The other one was parked inside the hangar most of the time and the third one that got painted in their new livery was abroad all that time for maintenance.

Cheers,

A388


User currently offlineGUYAIR707 From Guyana, joined Jan 2011, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 20573 times:

Quoting infiniti329 (Reply 8):

I guess flag carrier status stands for nothing with this issue. Begs the question, what does it stand for?

GUYAIR707


User currently offline2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20469 times:

Quoting BW424 (Reply 6):
On another note, CM's fares for POS-PTY seem to be steep ($700-900). They must certianly be enjoying the increased traffic between POS and Latin America with all the trade agreements that are now coming into play. I can only imagine the great yields on the route. I won't be surprised to see it go from 12x weekly to 2x daily soon.

I could think that would happen quite soon.
I'd like to see PTY-NAS upgraded to daily soon too.



I'm not on CM's payroll.
User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20461 times:

Quoting infiniti329 (Reply 8):
Why was BW denied the GEO-JFK route? If I am not mistaken BW is the flag carrier of Guyana?

Very good question. I would think that BW can now appeal this decision seeing that the case of unfair competition due to subsidized fuel is now void. As the designated flag carrier of Guyana, BW should be able to start and terminate nonstop flights in GEO without an intermediate point before or after GEO.

I guess things will play out once the new executive is in place.

For the time being, I see CAL is cleaning up their external image somewhat with their aircraft. All the "graffiti" that was on the 738s such as the 50th independence logo and the unreadable "Trinidad and Tobago-Home of the steel pan" have been removed from the entire fleet. This is a subtle but great move of intent. CAL is no longer solely a Trini carrier as it largely serves both Jamaican and Guyanese interests. The 50th independence logo was in very poor taste. It not only looked awful, but it also excluded Jamaica which was also celebrating 50 years of independence in the same month. It would have been an commendable corporate act of goodwill if they did a combined logo or even a logo jet to represent both T&T and Jamaica.

Anyway, this is all in the past under very poor management. Logojets and special liveries should be left untouched till the airline re-stabilizes itself.



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User currently offlineandrefranca From Brazil, joined May 2011, 629 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 20435 times:

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 13):
I'd like to see PTY-NAS upgraded to daily soon too.

I'd love to see a CM PTY-PLS or a PTY-GCM   or one day who knows PTY-BDA?

Quote:
The majority of the 300 plus employees are still out of a job many lost their homes and today are sleeping in their cars.

oh my gosh, that's so sad.

Well I can't say much cause I only had the chance to fly twice with DAE and on both occasions the service in general was not that good if compared to INSEL, but anyways...

They only said they'd fly to MAO I also though it was a little ambitious, even though PY does some charter flights to AUA from here.

I'm concerned about the airline industry in the caribbean! strange tides coming closer!  Sad

[Edited 2013-10-15 18:37:50]

User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 20425 times:

"Sky Bahamas Loses $123,000 In Weekend Sick-Out"

"By KHRISNA VIRGIL"

Tribune Staff Reporter

kvirgil@tribunemedia.net

SKY Bahamas lost more than $123,000 when 12 of the company’s pilots staged a sick out over the weekend, confirmed CEO Captain Randy Butler yesterday.

According to Butler the airline was left scrambling to find alternative measures to accommodate scores of passengers when the pilots did not report to work on Saturday.

He believes that the pilots have been misguided by a newly formed union, the Bahamian Pilots Alliance (BPA), which is trying to “strong arm” Sky Bahamas’ management into granting requests that are unrealistic."

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2013/...mas-loses-123000-weekend-sick-out/



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9908 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20285 times:

Hi guys,

These are my latest photos added to the website:



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Photo © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation Photography
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Photo © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation Photography




I like the 747-8 cockpit 

A388


User currently offline2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20276 times:

Quoting andrefranca (Reply 15):
I'd love to see a CM PTY-PLS or a PTY-GCM   or one day who knows PTY-BDA?

Except for PTY-GCM, numbers might be very thin, but probably because the type of passenger demand, those routes could be viable.



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User currently offlineguyanam From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20260 times:

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 7):

LI has its own terminal at BGI so that passengers do not have the inconvenience that occurs at POS. ANU is a small terminal so the recheck is not a problem either as no extra walking is entailed.

Who ever designed POS didnt understand its potrential as a hub.

Quoting infiniti329 (Reply 8):

The US doesnt recognize BW or FJ as flag carriers because Guyana doesnt have any ownership in either, nor is either carrier based in GEO. It did before with GND and BGI and ANU as BWIA and/or JM had turn around rights at those points w/o having to proceed, or operate via their main bases.

DL sabotaged this move for GEO. Yes they hid it behind this group, but its clear that the only US carrier interested in what happens on the JFK GEO is DL, and DL doesnt want any competition on that route, aside from fly by night charters that is.

Canada recognizes flag carrier status under the "community of interests" principle. FJ is a Jamaica airline, BW is a Trinidadian/Jamaican airline and both nations share CARICOM membership with Guyana.

Quoting BW424 (Reply 14):

Dont know if an appeal by BW is possible, as I believe that GoTT has already told the USDOT that the fuel subsidy is no longer in existence. That was a smoke screen as FJ would not have also being banned from doing JFK GEO JFK flights. The US DOT does not want community of interest rights to be extended to GEO, even though it was applied to GND, BGI, UVF, and ANU in times past.

Well lets hope that this "new" CAL management addresses issues raised by both the govt of Guyana and of the Guyanese public at large...working with the GOTT in doing so (POS needs to become more intransit friendly, using PTY as an example of how this can be done). Its good that TSA required rechecks no longer seem necessary, but a smoother way of rechecking passengers switching from BW to BW should be worked out. Even LI seems to handle this bettere at BGI and ANU than BW does at POS.


In the mean while rumors exist that DL is negotiating to get back to GEO. Given that they had nothing against BW until the latter began JFK GEO nonstops (BW was already benefitting from the fuel subsidy when DL began its GEO service) the catalyst for their tantrums was when BW was given flag carrier status. Guyana is rumored to be actively considering withdrawing this flag carrier status, using the high levels of dissatisfaction of the passengers with both BW and POS, as an excuse. The consensus is that Guyanese are not benefitting from this, and if this blocks service by other carriers, then it is not necessary.

Quoting A388 (Reply 11):

Has Insel expanded to fill the gap of DAE? On routes to Venezuela especially?

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 13):
Quoting BW424 (Reply 6):

Wonder what the final destination of all these POS PTY passengers are? Maybe if its elsewhere in Latin America, and trhe volumes are sufficient, BW can start nonstop service, resulting in lower fares.


User currently offlineBeeski From US Virgin Islands, joined Dec 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 20226 times:

The FIFA World Cup trophy is on STX today.
Being flown to Brazil in a custom painted MD-80 (not sure which flavor Mad Dog)


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9908 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 20207 times:

Quoting guyanam (Reply 19):
Quoting A388 (Reply 11):


Has Insel expanded to fill the gap of DAE? On routes to Venezuela especially?

I don't know if they have expanded their services to Venezuela but I don't think so. I'm not sure if the bilateral agreement allows them to expand but I have heard that many foreign airlines who want to increase their number of flights to Venezuela can't do that because the INAC prohibits them. I don't know to what extend this is actually true but I have seen that the prices of tickets from CCS are very high. A few years ago I checked for a flight from CCS to ATL (just for fun) and got a ticket price of 1400 USD on DL so that may be caused by a limited number of available seats but that's just my take on it. Who knows, I may be totally wrong with this so I stand corrected if this is the case.

A388


User currently offlineguyanam From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 20177 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 21):

Are seats readily available to SXM, MIA, and SDQ, I think being other popular routes which DAE flew?

One thing about DAE's expansion is that they might have been adding un needed capacity.


User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6238 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 20144 times:

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 18):

Except for PTY-GCM, numbers might be very thin, but probably because the type of passenger demand, those routes could be viable.

Doesn't CM codeshare with KX on its PTY flight.

Quoting guyanam (Reply 19):
Wonder what the final destination of all these POS PTY passengers are?

Lots of O&d to PTY. And not an insignificant amount are doing POS-PTY-SAL-BZE on a CM-AV combo.....



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User currently offlineguyanam From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 20140 times:

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 23):

This because BW wants to expand into Latin America and seems to be talking about PTY. Lacking the hub that CM has at that airport I am wondering how competitive they will be. But if there is so much O&D then maybe they can do this, and introduce some competition. Dont know why those fares must be so high.


25 yellowtail : Speaking from personal experience, once Caribbean folk discover the shopping in PTY (like the rest of Lat America) that ttraffic starts to grow expon
26 guyanam : So BW can start POS PTY, especially of they feed PBM, BGI, and GEO. Maybe more like 3X per week. Based on seats available more Trinis shop in PTY tha
27 2travel2know2 : POS-GND-PTY instead of POS-PTY non-stop may help the yields.. Even with feed from PBM, GEO and BGI thru not-so-connecting-passenger-friendly POS, if
28 A388 : Hey guyanam, What's up. Seats to SXM and SDQ I think can always be found on Insel Air. MIA can be full and AA what I have seen is over booked practica
29 yellowtail : Now that would be a goldmine.....CCS-PTY mints money and CM is desperate for more frequencies. It is always easy to fill the first 50% of the plane w
30 andrefranca : There's some truth on that but PTY is getting expensive! #medon'tlikeit! :/
31 LimaFoxTango : Planespotters now has it listed correctly. I'm told the next -42 might be LIF so regs may not be out of sequence after all.
32 A388 : You are right yellowtail. That is precisely what I meant. This is also why I asked if the majority of the passengers come from POS (local traffic) or
33 Post contains images yellowtail : So is Miami.....Houston seems to be the new USA shopping place as of late. Well, why would I tell you this if BW would pay me to do this......
34 A388 : Haha, okay. All the best to you guys. A388
35 guyanam : I was of the impression that foreign carriers, interesting in developing markets out of Venezuela are looking for problems. First being delays in get
36 A388 : I think that you answered your own question here. If the market between POS and PTY indeed is mostly POS originating, than Caribbean Airlines doesn't
37 guyanam : Once BW and POS improve the intransit process then IF there is sufficient market demand between POS/BGI/SLU/GEO, and a NARROW range of Latin destinat
38 andrefranca : It is but there are several things to take into account, first: Brazilians may be latino but we think/behave very differently if compared to spanish
39 yellowtail : Didn't CM start with an Ejet? a 738 is just too much aircraft for BW to start with...
40 A388 : Even those nearby points you mention, won't have sufficient people wanting to go to South America yearround. It may work for some vacation periods in
41 Post contains links caribbean484 : Thanks BW424 for the new forum, been really busy so I can't post as much anymore lol Well the situation is taking an interesting turn for the 7th free
42 guyanam : The belief is that the Caribbean has already achieved maximum penetration of its traditional markets, so that future grwth will have to be from new m
43 andrefranca : Agreed, if you ever make it to SLZ I don't know if you made it there so far, Reggae and caribbean vibe is KING.
44 BW424 : Yes, CM did indeed start the route with an E-190 5x weekly and with a government guaranteed seat block purchase if load factors did not meet the agre
45 2travel2know2 : SLZ is quite an exotic undeserved market pretty much from everywhere except Northern Brazil. From what it's know about it, São Luiz is a hidden gem.
46 Spacepope : I'll be heading down at the end of next month and I was wondering if NAS had any good spotting opportunities. Tried the search engine but, well, you k
47 caribbean484 : In my view I find it quite disgusting of DL to put fort those kinds of arguments, and wanting to create a monopoly within a route, by force of Govern
48 GUYAIR707 : A few years ago the GOG had consultants come in with a view to regaining Cat. 1 and they were told it would take a few years at least. I have not hea
49 9YCAL : One of the reasons they want it is to do POS/JFK - JFK/GEO/JFK - JFK/POS flights. They can better utilize aircraft and crew on the route.
50 GUYAIR707 : Thanks, that clears it up. GUYAIR707
51 Post contains images GoAibusGo : About the DAE article published in the curacaochronicle mentioned earlier. Isn't this newspaper (online paper) owned by one of the DAE manager ? As A3
52 andrefranca : "klopt" we could figure it out! DAE had a very aggressive expansion plan, we were all asking ourselves until when they'd keep expanding, I just feel
53 guyanam : I assume that contact with the nearby Guyanas is responsible. What I find odd about DLs attack on BW is that they entered the JFK POS martket, basica
54 trintocan : It seems that there is some rumbling about air service to the Caribbean and GEO in particular. A few points. Actually not many major European carriers
55 guyanam : Neither BW nor GEO can survive without each other. Despite the frequent squabbles that the Guyana/Guyanese travelers and BW staff /management have wi
56 andrefranca : Yes, the same way it will be a disaster to the surinamese if PY ever ceases it's services, CAY poor little, we can't even talk, at least AF is doing
57 Post contains links BW424 : "Emergency landing for AA flight from T&T" "KINGSTON—Authorities in Turks & Caicos say an American Airlines (AA) plane yesterday made a safe
58 817Dreamliiner : Liat's 4th ATR 72-600, V2-LIH has been delivered today, It should arrive in ANU over the next couple days.
59 yellowtail : Was it 1818 Again? I am convinced that flight is jinxed.
60 BW424 : LOL....1818 has been re-number 2282 outbound from POS. Anyway, I'm not certain weather it's the morning 2282 (formerly 1818) or the afternoon 1653.
61 A388 : Yes, AA has completely changed the flight numbers to/from CUR as well. I don't know what the reasoning behind these flight number changes is. In any
62 guyanam : Its the morning flight, which ever flight # it is. Very good loads too for a mid week flight at this time of the year.
63 BW424 : My apologies on the absolutely embarrassing use of the wrong word.......whether...that's what I get for posting while my attention is concentrated el
64 LimaFoxTango : Yup, landed in SLZ today. Should be in ANU tomorrow afternoon (25/10).
65 guyanam : So how many ATRs does LI now have? And are they being allocated to specific routes, or just flying randomly? DO)M seems to be getting a lot of ATR se
66 817Dreamliiner : They have 5 including the one just delivered: 4 ATR 72-600s 1 ATR 42-600 There's currently one ATR 42 listed on order at the moment and will probably
67 andrefranca : That was quick, seems it was yesterday they decided to get ATR'S or are we getting old too fast? LOL
68 817Dreamliiner : If I remember correctly, the order was signed early this year (probably around January I think) because I remember how shocked I was about the June d
69 LimaFoxTango : As stated above, 5 are now in the fleet with one more due in December. They are mostly sent "down south" ie south of ANU. In fact, every island betwe
70 guyanam : Hopefully the OGL problem is solved soon as the dash 8 isnt enough since the began service to that airport. Have they stopped doing OGL?
71 LimaFoxTango : Oh no, OGL is doing quite well, even during off peak. In fact, during summer and coming up in December, LI adds an evening BGI-GEO and subsequent mor
72 GUYAIR707 : Glad to hear OGL is so much more convenient. GUYAIR707
73 yellowtail : that would have been the old delay prone 1818.....leopard never changes his spots.
74 aa1818 : I have probably taken that flight about 20 times in the past 4 years and I don't remember a single delay on it. But I think I've been lucky over the
75 Post contains images andrefranca : can't say the same on NK I had an aborted take off due to computer berserk in the middle of the runaway: Panic. on AK a lady had a heart attack on bo
76 yellowtail : I flew it 8 times...problems / delays all 8 times. Ditto for my wife. She was on the one that had the nose wheel stuck in POS. So I guess the rule is
77 guyanam : OK. I was worried when you said that they sometimes use the ATR, but that it couldnt land at OGL, at least for the time being. OGL is a god send. I e
78 8b775zq : That's correct V2-LID has been passing thru SKB almost daily for the past 2-3wks. It seems odd though that the ATR's spend at least 30min or more on
79 BW424 : Yes, I've heard of the logistical problems. The ground service @ OGL is provided by indigenous and profitable bush-flying carrier TransGuyana. From m
80 A388 : 8b775zq, the longer handling time and the longer delays probably have to do with the ATR being a totally new aircraft for LIAT and their handling age
81 Post contains links caribbean484 : ArkeFly expands to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao ArkeFly will start flying to Curacao with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in July of next year. This is accord
82 Post contains images andrefranca : New Airport Now I want to know when Air Bahamas will expand to the caribbean/central/south america? They seem to have the same Bajan behavior, "there
83 yellowtail : Its always been technical issues when I have had delays on it.....windshield wipers, engine refusing to start, blown fuse etc etc. It is very nice.
84 Post contains images 817Dreamliiner : So my mum just took a flight to BGI on one of Liat's new ATRs (V2-LIC). She enjoyed it and describe it as a real upgrade for Liat. Something positive
85 Post contains links andrefranca : "Increased Tourists from Suriname and Brazil in CUR" Source: http://www.curacaochronicle.com/tour...tourists-from-suriname-and-brazil/
86 LimaFoxTango : I think many would agree. From all Ive spoken to, have not heard one negative comment yet. In all fairness, LI had 25+ years to perfect the Dash 8 tu
87 acws777 : Anyone know how Aruba Airlines is doing?
88 Post contains links BW424 : "AJW Aviation to Provide Power-by-the-hour Support for Caribbean Airlines' Fleet of 15 B737NGs" "Miami, 29th October 2013: Caribbean Airlines has sign
89 guyanam : Well 2014 is going to be a tough year for BW. In addition to not having the fuel subsidy they will face more intense competition on its FLL (into MBJ
90 BW424 : More competition is very good, especially from the more established B6 and the current WS. It will give BW more of an impetus to get their financial
91 Post contains images A388 : I really wish Caribbean Airlines well as they once were the most profitable and well-run airlines in the Caribbean back in 2007. They were an airline
92 Post contains images A388 : By the way guys, I don't think it was mentioned here yet and it surprises me a bit but the FIFA Worldcup/Coca Cola MD80 will or should be in POS today
93 guyanam : While competition is good these markets are not growing. If BW had to cut its FLL POS to 4X and the FLL MBJ market isnt huge then how many passengers
94 caribbean484 : Not sure why this should be of a concern, AJW is one of the most respected supplier of parts logistics and MRO management around the world. They have
95 Post contains images A388 : I think what guyanam wants to say is that Caribbean Airlines will get affected once JetBlue starts their flights. In your above post you're talking a
96 guyanam : Remember that summer 2013 was an unusual year when BW had virtually no competition on the JFK GEO/POS routes. Come 2014 B6 enters and will be strong
97 caribbean484 : I know what you are saying, what I am saying is that the board of CAL is currently overseeing a significant number of cost cutting initiatives that h
98 yellowtail : And in BZE next weekend!
99 BW424 : You got this very right. Since it is long gone now, I can say that the Bahamian Government did approach BW in late 2009/early 2010 to look at restruc
100 guyanam : Thanks for your response. B6 with an E190 will be a less formidable competitor than with the 320. There will most certainly be baggage problems and s
101 beeweel15 : BW will hold its own I am certain against Jetblue once a good management team is in place
102 Post contains images A388 : Yes, I took a few nice photos of the aircraft here in CUR this morning. I even got the opportunity to go inside and take some pictures of the cabin.
103 Post contains images caribbean484 : Hey A388 some guys in POS took some photos of the World cup aircraft
104 Post contains links and images A388 : Thanks for the photos Caribbean484!!! I took a few nice photos as well. You can see the first batch on the planepictures site. I thought I'd share thi
105 817Dreamliiner : Heads up for anyone in BGI, your getting not 1, but 2 787s. Both G-TUID ( BY116, MAN-BGI) and G-TUIA (BY34, LGW-BGI) are currently enroute
106 windian425 : FIRST THOMSON 787 DREAMLINER TOUCHES DOWN AT BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS 8th November, 2013: Thomson Airways today celebrates the arrival of its first 787 Dr
107 b757lvr : Excellent, hope we can get some pics from BGI of these aircraft.
108 A388 : I wish I was in BGI now and in December when B6 will start A321 service to BGI so we would have the BY 787 and the B6 321 in BGI. Great!!! Or is this
109 windian425 : BY will operate the 787's every weekend from now until April 2014. Initially x2 on Fridays x1 on Saturdays another x2 will operate on Sundays from De
110 Post contains links BW424 : Awesome developments for BGI. BGI really seems to be the island of exclusivity when it comes to seeing what's hot and trending in aviation. They rece
111 Post contains links BW424 : Video of both BY 787s arriving into BGI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A_t2XFKZd8
112 A388 : Excellent video BW424!!! Does anyone here know if BY is planning to fly to AUA using the 787? Would be great!!! Cheers, A388
113 guyanam : Is LGW still a loss maker for BW?
114 Inbound : Good question Guyanam. The load factor has been averaging approximately 70-80%. Apart from a few delays recently, they've managed to sustain the rout
115 BW424 : I'm glad you liked it! The BGI enthusiasts did a great job in capturing the moments. Yes it is........
116 A388 : Generally a new route needs 3 to 5 years (but in most cases 5 years) to become self sustaining so Caribbean Airlines still has a lot of time to make
117 caribbean484 : Yes it is losing money because as Inbound noted the airline has ETOPS 120mins plus 15% extension for the time being. To efficiently run Transatlantic
118 AA1818 : That's excellent news- hopefully it gets approved. I flew AA POS-MIA-POS on the 9th-10th November and there were 6 Venezuelan businessmen- one who wa
119 Inbound : Correct 484. ETOPS 180mins can only be acquired after a minimum of one year of operating as ETOPS 120mins. The fact that ETOPS 138mins has been grant
120 BW424 : IMO, OGL, MAR and VLN are long overdue as solid opportunities for high-yielding growth. As for POS as a hub, yes, more and more South Americans are t
121 AA1818 : I disagree..the infrastructure is there...it just needs to be put to better use. Security checkpoints need to be more efficient for the morning rush,
122 BW424 : We can agree to disagree I guess. What you have suggested are ways in which airport processes and available resources (as limited as they may be) can
123 guyanam : My understanding was that the Lok Jack team planned to start LGW. Just not as soon as the new management team did. If they drop LGW then they might a
124 Post contains images AA1818 : No, no...I was just reiterating the sentiment! Where specifically so you see the actual infrastructure lacking- i'm interested, perhaps there are iss
125 BW985 : I disagree with BW424 in this case. We all agree that the way the LGW route was not started under the best circumstances. But now that the money was
126 guyanam : My point exactly about LGW. True the route was started before it should have been, and detrected attention, especially from KIN, and incurred heavy l
127 Post contains images caribbean484 : BW424 has a lot of good points, but the problem now is that the route already has sunken costs associated with it so it is in the best interest of CA
128 GUYAIR707 : Flew JFK-GEO BW529 on 11/11 and I am happy to say the IFE was updated with the current movies in Caribbean Beat (however they showed the northbound mo
129 A388 : We must not compare apples with pears here. The reason Venezuelans and many other Latin people chose PTY/CM is because they cover South America in it
130 LIA310 : Just a quick correction. INAC is the civil aviation authority. CADIVI is the government department responsible for foreign currency distribution.
131 guyanam : And my biggest concern is with INAC/CADIVI. This is why I am skeptical about Venezuela. BW cannot afford to ahve cash tied up in Venezuela. I am not
132 beeweel15 : For long distance flights which would be better to be based at POS or TAB - B777200ER , A330-200 or 767-300
133 GUYAIR707 : Yes I did. Service was good, FA's were attentive. I heard they started the lengthening of the runway at GEO but no evidence of that. GUYAIR707
134 2travel2know2 : So if POS isn't a transfer-friendly airport for Venezuelans and if BW is allowed to fly POS-CCS-KIN, then BW could well take passengers from Venezuela
135 Post contains links adamh8297 : B6 to interline with LI and BB (Seaborne Airlines) from various points in the Caribbean (primarily SJU SXM and BGI) JetBlue to Fly to 25 Caribbean Des
136 andrefranca : B6 truly replacing AE on the caribbean.
137 trintocan : Well, B6 are growing in a big way in the region. Best wishes to them as they do so. Well it depends on a few things. Are you thinking new or used plan
138 BW424 : It's awesome to see the range of opinions that make for a healthy debate concerning the LGW route. I understand your point. Costs have already been su
139 Post contains links A388 : Guys, Do you know of below symposium? http://www.aeropodium.com/panama.html How is this symposium? Is it big with a lot of (cargo) airline and airport
140 guyanam : Right now the cash is negligable because its POS CCS O&D business. If they do succeed in getting long distance business from CCS via POS then the
141 andrefranca : I see, but they're serving already many islands, soon they'll be omnipresent if they keep up with this expansion.
142 skystar767 : It seems the same guy that ran world airways and North American in to the ground is now teaming up with travel span and vision air to operate charter
143 caribbean484 : Well the airline will have to make strategic plans to improve the performance on the route. As mentioned the route has a demand, it is how CAL gets t
144 andrefranca : I make caribbean484's words mine! I believe the Guyanese won't be taken into this trap again... just my two cents.
145 Post contains links BWIA 772 : Hi does anyone know anything about CIT Airways Caribbean Island Transport Airways. According to their website they are the national carrier of DOM and
146 andrefranca : The internal pics they have on their page is an interior one of a G3's plane, Smiles is G3'S FF program.
147 guyanam : Actually Travelspan isnt too bad. They sell a huge number of bulk purchased seats to POS/GEO. Some of these on BW. When their charter venture collaps
148 andrefranca : Suddenly I have received this e-mail from them, but never flw them nor subscribed to their marketing e-mail, but anyways.... here it goes: So now they
149 Post contains links BW424 : Though the website seems very inadequate, it seems they are legitimate. See link below http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/h...ne-offer-flights-florid
150 Post contains images caribbean484 : Hey guys what do you think of the CAL re-branding: These are said to be the new uniforms of the FA Also CAL will add new permanent flights to Jamaica;
151 LimaFoxTango : Absolutely terrible. Would've expect ALOT better from CAL. I've seen a 732 there, but that was a one off charter during their elections some years ag
152 guyanam : It appears as if many Dominicans are skeptical. I know that Amerijet flies a 727 in, but that is a cargo flight. Will FAA approve this? Has the ECCAA
153 Post contains images BW985 : I hope that is a joke. I actually find their current uniforms quite nice.
154 2travel2know2 : BW is taking the Trini Carnival to new heights inside their cabins.
155 andrefranca : This is disastrous! their current one is so much nicer!
156 turk223 : No way! This combined with the mish-mash of cabin interiors and the half-Air Jamaica/Caribbean planes? Re-branding? Try first to get a standardised p
157 BW424 : LOLOLOL LOL guys. This is not a new design for FA uniforms. These are just brand ambassador outfits for their re-launch of KIN. I would be extremely
158 caribbean484 : Ok guys not to worry, these uniforms were just for show as the airline unveiled its expansion plans for Jamaica next year to the JTB at the The Jamaic
159 AA1818 : Very bright and cheap looking. The current denim with a splash of colour is perfect...perhaps a little refresh...but i don't like the inconsistency w
160 caribbean484 : I know I scared some people lol. Have to agree with 424, it's time CAL put its focus on building a proper brand awareness in Jamaica and build it out
161 Post contains images 817Dreamliiner : Just checked planespotters, it seems Air Caraibes will be joining Liat and Caribbean Airlines as a operator of the ATR 72-600 in the Caribbean (they c
162 LimaFoxTango : They only ordered one. Go figure.
163 BWIA 772 : So what are the expansion plans for KIN? Also will BW look at BGI JFK even if its an add on to an exiting POS-JFK frequency? Regards BWIA 772
164 guyanam : Not sure that KIN can be bigger than POS at this point. Unless they get back into MIA. As of now they tie with AA on the KIN North America routes. Be
165 caribbean484 : For right now, they want by the end of next year to have the same flight schedule as last year, thereby optimizing the fleet utilization. As for Barb
166 yellowtail : Definitely won't be hard to find them in crowd. I guess the designer was channeling breadfruit influences.
167 guyanam : By running the JFK BGI service it positions BW to start additional routes to the US combining POS/GEO business/VFR with BGI VFR/leisure. Maybe DC mig
168 caribbean484 : Well they have been talking about IAD for a while now, since the days of Lok Jack. But I agree it will not diversify CAL from CAL's network. B6 has b
169 guyanam : Note that BW has gone back to full meal service on its mid and long distance day time flights. Guess they are getting ready for B6, which will not of
170 GUYAIR707 : I am on 526 tomorrow will let you know of any improvements. GUYAIR707
171 A388 : Wow, amazing number of frequencies, I assume they have the same amount of frequencies each year during Christmas time or similar to last year's frequ
172 bjorn14 : Did Air Europa ever become the official flag carrier of the Dom. Rep?
173 Post contains links and images 817Dreamliiner : Here's a photo of MSN 1010, which should be the next ATR 42-600 for Liat, Photo by Clement Alloing LIAT ATR 42-600 cn 1010 F-WWLS // V2-??? by Clémen
174 Post contains links caribbean484 : No all flights would be flown with the airline's 738 and 767, optimizing their fleet for the winter . Not to my knowledge; It is the leading carrier
175 LimaFoxTango : Odd, they're usually painted by the time it reaches first flight.
176 817Dreamliiner : I think there are still a few more to come Indeed, I am actually wondering why it wasnt painted.
177 guyanam : So what are BWs plans for the B6 onslaught into POS next year? Are there any expectations that AA will suffer?
178 AA1818 : BW has been making minor upgrades changes in its service. I know they are very focussed on improving Customer Service at the moment which should bode
179 trintocan : Very good points all around, reflecting POS's major differences from most other Caribbean destinations. I would argue though that in the absence of B
180 Post contains images andrefranca : I wouldn't hold my breath... I had experiences with both AA and B6, and I have nothing but negative things to tell about AA, their service, planes, s
181 guyanam : POS is a strong market but I suspect that its distance from the USA (longer than places like Jamaica, but not quite the high yield long distance Sout
182 Post contains images caribbean484 : For right now they are trying to make significant improvements in customer service and experience. Not sure how much damage B6 can really do out of F
183 AA1818 : I don't have any official statistics, but some AA insiders in both MIA and POS put that statistic higher and closer to the 75% mark. - All of the Tri
184 GUYAIR707 : 526's Business Class was good on November 27th, but the food was not very much improved. BW already has liberal baggage, at least compared to B6. The
185 guyanam : I assume that FJ was full JFK KIN and half empty on the sector to GEO, otherwise they have problems. Its good that they are getting decent loads via
186 Yellowtail : PDEW between POS and BZE is 21. That is all j too. RBTT bankers, Courts, Carib court of justice, sagicor, etc etc AA mints money on BZE MIA Caribbean
187 Post contains links Owleye : Air Turks & Caicos introduces its re-branding to interCaribbean Airways: http://www.flyairtc.com/newbrand/?page=newbrand http://liladesign.com/new
188 Post contains links and images A388 : Having seen this airline myself in Jamaica, this new livery is a nice change. However, I would have loved to see the flamingo and palm tree coming ba
189 Owleye : Thanks for the comment. Very appreciated. Livery concepts with flamingo and palm tree were developed during the re-brand process but at the end the a
190 A388 : Okay, that would have been better. Too bad the airline decided to drop the flamingo and palm tree. A388
191 GUYAIR707 : Anyone knows which BW a/c is enroute to South Africa? GUYAIR707
192 Inbound : 9Y-LHR B767
193 guyanam : Hopefully Kamla isn't going to disrupt BWs schedule just when the Xmas holidays are beginning.
194 GUYAIR707 : Thanks for the info. I read that they were stopping in Rio for a refuelling stop. I was wondering whether the 763 couldn't do POS to Joburg without a
195 Post contains links LimaFoxTango : I'm wondering seeing as though they had to stop anyway, they couldn't just take one of the many 738's that seemingly sits idle on a daily basis in PO
196 AA1818 : https://twitter.com/ReutersAero/status/410828088545529856 Air Caraibes orders 3 A350-1000 direct from Airbus, says will also lease 3 A350-900 from ILF
197 Inbound : The flight didn't stop as the media stated. It was direct, non-stop 12:45 hours flight time POS-JNB. Even with a fuel stop, the 737 would have been i
198 Post contains links and images 2travel2know2 : Even with ETOPS, GIG might not be a good fuel stop if flying between POS and JNB. POS (10°35'43"N 61°20'14"W) JNB (26°08'01"S 28°14'32"E) 115.7°
199 Post contains links and images caribbean484 : Well that you be true if CAL used ETOPS90 they have 120 plus 15%
200 guyanam : The YYZ flight operated yesterday. I guess loads of Guyanese would have been screaming and ranting at YYZ when told that the flight was overbooked be
201 GUYAIR707 : On CAL's website their schedule shows 606/607 as a 738 on Tuesdays (with 1 stop on the inbound flight) and a 763 on Fridays. I don't know if this is
202 Post contains images bjorn14 : I think the name Inter Caribbean Airways is too long. Something like InterCaribe or Air InterCaribe. Just my
203 Post contains links A388 : Qouting member KarelXWB's post in the dedicated Air Caraibes thread: There is more information in here: http://www.aeroweb-fr.net/actualites...ir-car
204 andrefranca : At least on that we agree. I also believe if GOVFDF or PTP started messing too much around France would step inn.
205 817Dreamliiner : Finally Back in the Caribbean again for the holidays. Managed to spot all 4 of Liat's ATR 72s in ANU today, unfortunately the 42 was no where to be fo
206 guyanam : Air Caraibes is owned by French corporate interests so this will be like poaching JetBlue's CEO. It is basically a French (metropole) airline with an
207 Post contains links and images A388 : That is good to know That's exactly what I meant so they are not really a Caribbean airlines as Caribbean Airlines, LIAT, Insel Air, Tiara Air, Aruba
208 Post contains links LimaFoxTango : Looks like the next LI ATR 42 is msn 1008, V2-LIF. http://www.flickr.com/photos/82386535@N08/11333635793/ MSN 1010 might be the next one after.
209 817Dreamliiner : Interesting, That serial number hasn't even appeared on planespotters. Thanks for that.
210 skystar767 : Things did not start off good last night with travel span and vision air. The inaugural flight was SUB to Dynamic airways(N250MY). One of my friends w
211 adamh8297 : UA changed IAH-BON and EWR-BON to daytime flights from red-eyes - was this noted in 106?
212 Post contains links and images andrefranca : HELLO PEOPLE FROM THE CARIBBEAN!!!! where are you guys? as the great Nelly Stharre from dominica sings "vous ne levez WAKE UP WAKE UP! Yesterday Winai
213 Post contains images 817Dreamliiner : You know I could have sworn they said they were getting ATR 72s not 42s... Any photos of it??
214 817Dreamliiner : Nevermind, I found photos of it on their facebook page. Apparently its an Air Antilles express ATR 42-500, F-OIXE they are using. ( I was really hopi
215 guyanam : I know our T&T brothers do not post on the Jamaica thread, but an issue was raised about BWs route rights on the JFK GEO route. I was of the impr
216 caribbean484 : Last time I saw they have all the rights to fly between JFK-GEO as long as the flights originate/end in POS. CAL has 5th and 6th freedom to fly anywh
217 guyanam : Thanks for confirming what I thought about the GEO JFK routes. As to Travelspan. Well it has its uses at peak periods. They absorb the most price sen
218 LimaFoxTango : Correct. WM is no stranger to DOM and EIS. They once served both with a wetleased J31, I believe from Briko in POS. They have now wetleased Air Antil
219 Post contains images A388 : I photographed the first Winair flight to CUR yesterday. Air Antilles Express has a nice livery in my opinion. Good to see a new airline starting sche
220 Post contains links and images caribbean484 : CJIA modernisation project continues on schedule "THE US$138M Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) modernisation project continues on schedule, C
221 Post contains links 817Dreamliiner : Well, well look who's expanding: Fly Montserrat signs contract to provide air transport services to Nevis Montserrat-based airline ‘Fly Montserrat
222 Post contains links and images 817Dreamliiner : Just saw this article while reading another. Since when does CAL have 11 767s???? Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) narrowly averted having 11 of its aircr
223 skystar767 : Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) narrowly averted having 11 of its aircraft seized by hurriedly securing a US$50 million (TT$320 million) loan from First
224 Post contains images andrefranca : I'm still waiting for a MNI-SXM direct
225 txkf2010 : A random note, but a friend of mine was telling me about some airline starting up and operating out of SKB with 10 or 11 destinations...I thought that
226 LimaFoxTango : Now listed on planespotters.net. Not sure what reg msn 1010 will be yet. Nothing untoward here at all. Your flight did the VOR approach to rwy 07.
227 817Dreamliiner : Thanks, I see that it made its first flight the other day. Thanks, never done this approach before(at least I dont remember doing it before) . How of
228 Post contains links and images andrefranca : I still hope it will one day! Now guess who's starting MAO-PMV ? yes! Mr. Chavez's t*y... oops airlines! flights are supposed to start in 8 days, but
229 LimaFoxTango : Every single day, although most flights either join a DME arc to the west or given direct position OMREL for the straight in for rwy 07. Only flights
230 LIA310 : The inaugural flight from PMV to MAO was flown yesterday by an E190 (YV2849).
231 yellowtail : Inaugural DL LAX-BZE tomorrow. Inbound looks to be be oversold……Jan 4 flight seems to be 13 oversold. Clearly off to a good start.
232 andrefranca : Yes we were caught by surprise, because no one knew about this flight.... even catering and ground staff were called last minute.
233 Post contains images yellowtail : Photo of inaugural LAX-BZE this morning……every last seat full. To all those who said BZE could never fill a plane from LAX…Merry xmas!
234 bjorn14 : Does anybody have any cabin and/or flight deck pics of LI's ATR 42-600?
235 Post contains links and images 817Dreamliiner : I dont think its any different from their -72s: View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation Photography
236 Post contains links LimaFoxTango : Correct, they are all identical. Cockpit shot http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1238878
237 andrefranca : Too good to be true! let's watch how it ends!
238 beeweel15 : I just checked all three links and they seem to be down. Let really see what happens.
239 Post contains links 817Dreamliiner : One of Virgin Atlantic's Airbus A330s got caught in the floods in St Lucia on the 24th. Avherald is reporting damage to the landing gear. Aircraft is
240 andrefranca : From their facebook page: my bets: GCM and more central america/ southern mexico
241 Post contains images yellowtail : Any update on the VS 330? Well considering that there is not much left other than what you mention…and other than a new aircraft type….you will pr
242 Post contains links 817Dreamliiner : G-VNYC is still at UVF, photos of the damage have been released There also a photo of the runway near the touchdown zone of rwy 10, the following mor
243 andrefranca : Ouch, very expensive mistake! any news on that?
244 GUYAIR707 : Anyone knows how much longer BW plans on keeping their 738s? With the advance orders for the MAX and NEO they will have to make a decision soon I woul
245 817Dreamliiner : I believe they'll keep the initial ones ( the pre CAL aircraft) for at least another 5 years. Some of the recent additions are about 6 years old so I
246 guyanam : This year of course will be an interesting year for CAL. What with B6 expanding into POS and MBJ from FLL, and on the very lucrative JFK POS route. Th
247 beeweel15 : They got a lot of life left. The average age for the fleet is around 8years with the oldest aircraft being around 14years and the newest around 3 yea
248 yankeejuliet : Future orders for MAX or NEO will depend on board decisions attractive financing deals aircraft availability spares support manufacturer's customer s
249 A388 : I think with the current condition of Caribbean Airlines I don't think they are in a financial position to lease any brandnew aircraft in the coming 2
250 guyanam : Their facebook page is filled with Trinis threatening to use Jetblue as soon as it starts because of poor baggage handling and response to customer c
251 Post contains images kiramakora : Should you not celebrate when the service remains and is sustained ? Have DL not tried LAX-BZE in the past?
252 caribbean484 : Happy New Year everyone and all the best to all posters. From what I heard CAL has informed the authorities and the contractor of the issues, but for
253 Post contains images yellowtail : Grass is always greener….jsut ask the folks in GEO Based on current load factors,I would place my money of it not going anywhere…some flights in
254 Post contains links BW424 : New thread up...Happy new year to all! We're Still Hot! - Caribbean Aviation Thread 108 (by BW424 Jan 6 2014 in Civil Aviation)
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