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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:40 pm

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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:39 pm

The few reasons I have not used BW recently, the a/c are dated and the IFE is non existent. I hope that has changed with the streaming IFE. Flying via OGL is easier as I can leave 1 hour before the flight and get there with time to spare. I get a good reason to stop over/visit friends in BGI and POS. I have not used the AA flight yet but it is great, and affordable for flights GEO-EWR which I fly regularly.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:23 am

Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:15 am

beeweel15 wrote:
Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first.

PUJ can take it now. All of these could be capable with minor changes: SDQ, AUA, CUR, POS, PTP, SJU, FDF. This is according to Airbus
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:31 am

Add BGI to that list.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:41 pm

windian425 wrote:
Add BGI to that list.

You’re right
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:50 pm

beeweel15 wrote:
Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first.


I can tell you the A380 has been to PTP and FDF during its certification stages. For commercial service, I don't see anywhere outside the same PTP and FDF getting A380 service anytime soon and even that is being ambitious.
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303dk
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:59 pm

LimaFoxTango wrote:
beeweel15 wrote:
Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first.


I can tell you the A380 has been to PTP and FDF during its certification stages. For commercial service, I don't see anywhere outside the same PTP and FDF getting A380 service anytime soon and even that is being ambitious.

I don’t see regular service anytime soon, but charters from Moscow to PUJ already use 777-300ER. Larger equipment seems reasonable
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm

The AA MIA GEO service is to allow immediate turn around. GEO is too far to allow the normal mid/late morning MIA departure with a return in time for the evening domestic departures. So they run a late night flight to GEO with a very early morning arrival back. The evening departures to BGI/POS overnight.

AA can pretty much do as it wishes as it is the only large carrier into GEO. They are the alternate to BW. B6 (probably in by tear end, depending on approvals as they are submitting their paperwork) will introduce an additional dimension of competition into GEO.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:58 pm

OJ JFK-KIN FEB 0.7>0[0.6] MAR 0.7>0[0.5] APR 0.7>0[0.7] MAY 0.7>0[0.7] JUN 0.7>0[0.7] JUL 0.7>0[0.7] AUG 0.7>0[0.7] SEP 0.7>0[0.7] OCT 0.7>0[0.6]


Taken from this week’s OAG thread. I guess this means the suspense is finally over and that OJ is officially no more.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:28 am

I agree with LimaFoxTango. I also see PTP and FDF as the first airports in the Caribbean to get scheduled A380 operations. The airline I see using it there eventually is Air Caraibes. Just my opinion.

A388
 
baje427
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:01 am

Brickell305 wrote:
OJ JFK-KIN FEB 0.7>0[0.6] MAR 0.7>0[0.5] APR 0.7>0[0.7] MAY 0.7>0[0.7] JUN 0.7>0[0.7] JUL 0.7>0[0.7] AUG 0.7>0[0.7] SEP 0.7>0[0.7] OCT 0.7>0[0.6]


Taken from this week’s OAG thread. I guess this means the suspense is finally over and that OJ is officially no more.


That was to be expected the crash really was the end for them.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:34 am

baje427 wrote:
Brickell305 wrote:
OJ JFK-KIN FEB 0.7>0[0.6] MAR 0.7>0[0.5] APR 0.7>0[0.7] MAY 0.7>0[0.7] JUN 0.7>0[0.7] JUL 0.7>0[0.7] AUG 0.7>0[0.7] SEP 0.7>0[0.7] OCT 0.7>0[0.6]


Taken from this week’s OAG thread. I guess this means the suspense is finally over and that OJ is officially no more.


That was to be expected the crash really was the end for them.


It looks like they are suffering from severe financial difficulties. Passengers from canceled flights are fighting for refunds and seem to be given the runaround. It also looks as if their employees are not being paid. This is not good. I think it will be a matter of time before government agencies begin pressing them for answers.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:15 am

INFINITI329 wrote:
baje427 wrote:
Brickell305 wrote:

Taken from this week’s OAG thread. I guess this means the suspense is finally over and that OJ is officially no more.


That was to be expected the crash really was the end for them.


It looks like they are suffering from severe financial difficulties. Passengers from canceled flights are fighting for refunds and seem to be given the runaround. It also looks as if their employees are not being paid. This is not good. I think it will be a matter of time before government agencies begin pressing them for answers.


Not to talk about payments for landing fees, ground handling, catering, etc. After last year's fiasco the Jamaica gov't had threatened to withdraw their AOC if their performance didn't improve. One can bet that complaints have also been made to the US authorities. The 1st quarter is tough for the VFR market and I just dont see people rushing to make Easter travel arrangements with them.


Their Website/FB is still up so I dont think that they have admitted defeat yet.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:42 pm

guyanam wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
baje427 wrote:

That was to be expected the crash really was the end for them.


It looks like they are suffering from severe financial difficulties. Passengers from canceled flights are fighting for refunds and seem to be given the runaround. It also looks as if their employees are not being paid. This is not good. I think it will be a matter of time before government agencies begin pressing them for answers.


Not to talk about payments for landing fees, ground handling, catering, etc. After last year's fiasco the Jamaica gov't had threatened to withdraw their AOC if their performance didn't improve. One can bet that complaints have also been made to the US authorities. The 1st quarter is tough for the VFR market and I just dont see people rushing to make Easter travel arrangements with them.


Their Website/FB is still up so I dont think that they have admitted defeat yet.


I'm wondering if their web presence is still there simply because they no longer have the staff to take it down. I can't see what they could possibly be flying/operating if they're no longer on JFK-KIN.

AA ANU-MIA SEP 1.0>0.1[1.0] OCT 1.9>0.9[1.0]


This was another shocker for me. AA seems to be effectively cutting ANU off in the month of September (I've checked aa.com. It doesn't appear to be a 1x week service.). I've never seen ANU-MIA dropped like that in low season. In more recent years, it's been daily throughout. I wonder why the drastic change this year?
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:57 pm

Brickell305 wrote:
guyanam wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:

It looks like they are suffering from severe financial difficulties. Passengers from canceled flights are fighting for refunds and seem to be given the runaround. It also looks as if their employees are not being paid. This is not good. I think it will be a matter of time before government agencies begin pressing them for answers.


Not to talk about payments for landing fees, ground handling, catering, etc. After last year's fiasco the Jamaica gov't had threatened to withdraw their AOC if their performance didn't improve. One can bet that complaints have also been made to the US authorities. The 1st quarter is tough for the VFR market and I just dont see people rushing to make Easter travel arrangements with them.


Their Website/FB is still up so I dont think that they have admitted defeat yet.


I'm wondering if their web presence is still there simply because they no longer have the staff to take it down. I can't see what they could possibly be flying/operating if they're no longer on JFK-KIN.

AA ANU-MIA SEP 1.0>0.1[1.0] OCT 1.9>0.9[1.0]


This was another shocker for me. AA seems to be effectively cutting ANU off in the month of September (I've checked aa.com. It doesn't appear to be a 1x week service.). I've never seen ANU-MIA dropped like that in low season. In more recent years, it's been daily throughout. I wonder why the drastic change this year?


I find it very odd JFK ANU is still showing as a weekly service and MIA ANU goes back to daily in Oct. Seems very odd to me.
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:01 pm

There is no MIA-ANU service between 4 September and 2 October, then there will be the daily AA2487. There will be another daily AA2405 commencing 16 November. All flights will be operated with the 7M8.
 
INFINITI329
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:21 pm

gunnerman wrote:
There is no MIA-ANU service between 4 September and 2 October, then there will be the daily AA2487. There will be another daily AA2405 commencing 16 November. All flights will be operated with the 7M8.


Why not send an E175 or an A319 rather than suspending service for a month?
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:19 pm

INFINITI329 wrote:
gunnerman wrote:
There is no MIA-ANU service between 4 September and 2 October, then there will be the daily AA2487. There will be another daily AA2405 commencing 16 November. All flights will be operated with the 7M8.


Why not send an E175 or an A319 rather than suspending service for a month?



This is strange as SKB is maintaining daily service. Is it that AA is making some changes that they haven't finalized yet so haven't put them in their system yet?
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:44 am

AA hasn't loaded availability or a timetable for the period in question, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:25 am

A388 wrote:
I agree with LimaFoxTango. I also see PTP and FDF as the first airports in the Caribbean to get scheduled A380 operations. The airline I see using it there eventually is Air Caraibes. Just my opinion.

A388


Why would Air Caraibes be your best bet? They don't fly the A380, they recently introduced a new type, 2 A350's, into the fleet and are awaiting deliveries for 4 more frames by 2020. No current orders for A380 nor rumors or discussions about it etc... While I highly doubt the A380 will ever have regular service to the Caribbean, I'd put more money on that than on Air Caraibes acquiring the A380.

If anything, Air France does have A380's and if memory serves me correctly they did a few CDG-CUN flights with it a few years ago. That would be my bet. They currently run x2 daily 77W to both islands, I could see them maybe up-gauging one of those dailies to an A380 if they have slack in the fleet. Saturday only would be a nice bet, they used to run 2 A340's between CDG and SXM on Saturdays before Irma hit.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:30 pm

AA ANU-MIA AUG 1.6>2[1.0] SEP 0.1>1.1[1.0] NOV 1.5>1.0[1.0]


It looks like last week’s OAG changes to ANU-MIA were an error. This is the filing from this week.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 pm

Insel Air suspends ABC interisland routes until further notice due to their only Fokker-50 being voluntarily grounded for safety reasons. The only operational route is now Curacao-St.Maarten which they operate together with Divi Divi Air using a Boeing 737-800 wet-leased from Corendon Dutch Airlines.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:37 pm

Is this the final nail in the coffin for Insel Air? I can't imagine them recovering from this with no more aircraft left in the fleet that are fit to fly. And I doubt the wet-lease agreement with Corendon is making enough money to keep them afloat.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019a

Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Mynn/Nas is capable as well....it's a known diversion listing for BAW & AF


303dk wrote:
beeweel15 wrote:
Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first.

PUJ can take it now. All of these could be capable with minor changes: SDQ, AUA, CUR, POS, PTP, SJU, FDF. This is according to Airbus
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:44 pm

Sky High Aviation launched Aguadilla and San Juan, Puerto Rico to the network starting this feb 22. Their ERJ145 HI1024 (doing acceptance flights rigth now) and plans to add more this year

Air Century adding SJU-STI route with their CRJ200 starting April 2. Plans to add a 3rd CRJ this year and launch service to Tortola, Antigua and Kingston
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019a

Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:05 pm

TropicalSky wrote:
Mynn/Nas is capable as well....it's a known diversion listing for BAW & AF


303dk wrote:
beeweel15 wrote:
Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first.

PUJ can take it now. All of these could be capable with minor changes: SDQ, AUA, CUR, POS, PTP, SJU, FDF. This is according to Airbus

NAS isn’t in the Caribbean
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 pm

Norwegian is leaving the Carribean as from next tourist season, Aviation24.be reports. “We realise that we have not achieved the desired profitability,” explains Marion Lamure, Communications Officer at Norwegian.

Norwegian flies to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique) from Montréal, New York JFK and Fort Lauderdale. The airline also links the two Caribbean islands to Cayenne in French Guyana. All these routes will be abandoned after the winter season.

Source: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/norw ... caribbean/
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TropicalSky
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019a

Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:52 am

Pardon me for miss speaking on the subject....carry on smartly

303dk wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
Mynn/Nas is capable as well....it's a known diversion listing for BAW & AF


303dk wrote:
PUJ can take it now. All of these could be capable with minor changes: SDQ, AUA, CUR, POS, PTP, SJU, FDF. This is according to Airbus

NAS isn’t in the Caribbean

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