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AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:08 am

Due to disturbances in the area surrounding the PAP airport, American Airlines has suspended all service to and from PAP effective February 27 through and including March 2.
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:25 am

I had a feeling this was coming - the political situation was becoming too unstable for flights to safely continue.
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:26 am

AC has followed suit on the YUL-PAP routing. Will be reviewed prior to each operation
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DeltaMD11
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:41 am

Heheh thats funny. Was just watching the news and it reported that air traffic was moving easily out of Port Au Prince and the AA flights went out full today. It is best that they temporarily suspend service though until things cool down a bit. Never know what someone will do if they are on a mission to promote their beliefs.
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:50 am

This should have been done a week ago. The rebels will not stop till Aristide is out. It's going to get real bloody now. I am glad AA has gotten out till the smoke clears.
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:57 am

Air France service also suspended. Flights on thier island hopper service will operate CAY-FDF-PTP-MIA until further notice. PAP service was PTP-PAP-MIA.
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:12 am

What is happpening with Haiti service is suspended? Anyone to know reason know why did make stopped all of these flights? It would able to come back on March 2.
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:15 am

Scotty---if you happen to read the newspaper or turn on a news station there is a huge rebel uprising in Haiti right now in protest of Aristide.
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:19 am

DeltaMD11,

I did not get it any kind of those newpaper today and can you please send me with their link? Thanks!  Smile
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:28 am

From the ultimate source in news:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3491278.stm

Can you tell I'm a news hound?
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:32 am

Yeah, Thanks for sending me with their link, DeltaMD11! I read alot of those stories about Haiti. It would make captures of those people and it should be over pretty soon and it is everything will bring it back normal on their operations again.
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 10:00 am

Hey Guys,

This is came in with their news of AA and here it is:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040226/dath043_1.html

You are right about Haiti flight is supended all of those operation out of city.

Thanks!  Smile
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 5:15 pm

The major concern is that the rebels are going after Port-Au-Prince proper now. Being as the airport is of a strategic nature, and that airport workers are not going to be able to get in (they're having troubles now), makes this decision academic. That March 2/3 date sounds horribly optimistic.
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:40 pm

AA has done this several times before due to political unrest. It is not good financial news for them, since PAP is one of AA's highest money making stations. I can only hope that the people in Hatai can come to a peaceful resolution soon...
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:58 am

For Feb-27 - POP/MTPP arrivals. Slim pickings.....
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Flights arriving in:
Port Au Prince, Haiti
(MTPP-Mais Gate Airport)

Fort Lauderdale, FL Linx Air 120 09:17 AM Landed
Miami, FL Air France 3747 11:13 AM Landed
Miami, FL Chalair 859 08:03 PM Scheduled
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:22 am

"AA has done this several times before due to political unrest. It is not good financial news for them, since PAP is one of AA's highest money making stations."

That's really hard to believe!!
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:21 am

"AA has done this several times before due to political unrest. It is not good financial news for them, since PAP is one of AA's highest money making stations."

That's really hard to believe!!


Believe it, it's true.

1) Demand is much higher than supply. With over 300,000 Haitians alone in the Miami area, combined with only four year-round non-stops (more during peak periods), fares are through the roof.
2) Average advance purchase fare is over $400. It is less than a two hour flight on a 269 seat aircraft.
3) Cargo yield is out of this world high.
4) Excess baggage charges are the norm.
5) Forget credit card charges. Most people flying to PAP pay with cash.
6) You think American Airlines operates one of thier only CTOs in the middle of Miami's Little Haiti neighbourhood for fun?
7) American Airlines is the only US carrier to Haiti. While Air France and DCA also fly the MIA-PAP route, they don't offer connections in Miami. Also, Air d'Ayiti's service is often unreliable and doesn't have a great rep. Even though they offer cheap fares (thier CTO is actually a few stores away from AA's CTO in Little Haiti, and they advertise thier low fares all over the window), Haitians still perfer to fly AA.

The most profitable markets are always the ones people never think are.

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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:39 am

I just checked http://www.aa.com , and it says they are still suspended til friday.
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:47 am

UPDATED FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004
AMERICAN AIRLINES SUSPENDS SERVICE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND PORT-AU-PRINCE UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 5

Challenges For Employees Getting To The Airport Led To Decision

AA Working With Customers On Alternate Travel Arrangements

MIAMI -- With many of its employees finding it increasingly difficult to get to work at the Port-au-Prince airport because of disturbances in the area, American Airlines announced today that it is suspending all service to and from Haiti until Friday, March 5.

Despite strife in the country, American has managed to maintain its services between the United States and Haiti until now. The airline operates three nonstop flights daily between Port-au-Prince and Miami, and one nonstop a day between Port-au-Prince and both Fort Lauderdale and New York's Kennedy Airport. American also has one flight a day on Saturdays and Sundays between Port-au-Prince and Boston.

American's last flight from Port-au-Prince, a nonstop to Miami, departed at 3:30 p.m., (local time) Feb. 26. The next flights will not operate until next Friday, March 5.

"American has a long history of commitment to its Haiti services and has done everything possible to sustain its flights into and out of Port-au-Prince under very difficult circumstances," said Peter J. Dolara, the airline's senior vice president for Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America. "However, in recent days, it has become extremely difficult for our employees to gain access to the airport, and we are now concerned that we will not have enough people at the airport to properly serve our customers and handle our aircraft at the gate. We believe the best decision for our customers and our employees is to suspend the service for a few days until the situation in Haiti improves."

American said it is initiating calls to those customers booked on the flights being cancelled to notify them of the decision and assist them with alternate arrangements. The airline said it will honor the tickets on later flights without service fees, once its Port-au-Prince service resumes, and that refunds will be granted to those who request them.

For more information, customers in the U.S. and Haiti are advised to call American Airlines at 1-800-433-7300, contact their travel agents, or visit American's Web site at www.aa.com.

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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:27 am

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, March 4, 2004

AMERICAN AIRLINES POSTPONES RESUMPTION OF SERVICE TO HAITI UNTIL MARCH 9

MIAMI -- American Airlines said today that it is postponing resumption of service to Haiti until Tuesday, March 9. The airline suspended service to Haiti on Feb. 26 because of civil disturbances there, and had announced plans to restore its flights to and from Port-au-Prince tomorrow, March 5. However, American said it needs the additional time to coordinate with its local employees and properly prepare its terminal facilities for its customers.

American will restore service to Port-au-Prince with three daily flights -- two from Miami and one from New York's Kennedy Airport -- and a flight five days a week between Port-au-Prince and Fort Lauderdale. As previously planned, a third daily flight on the Port-au-Prince-Miami route was removed from the schedule, effective March 2.

For more information, customers in the U.S. and Haiti are advised to call American Airlines at 1-800-433-7300, contact their travel agents, or visit American's Web site at www.AA.com.
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:42 am

Well, isn't that was reduce with these fliight out FLL to PAP flight with 5 weekly days to PAP. It would be good to bring it back to PAP again tomorrow.
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:01 am

SOAMSKY:
Believe it! There is a VERY large poplulation of Hatian's in South FL, as well as in the BOS, and NY areas. These flights go out PACKED to the rafters with passengers, and the majority pay cash, day of departure. In addition most of them pay excess baggage charges, hence the A300's on a short flight out of MIA. There are NO fare sales to PAP, since there is NO competition to the United States..
 
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:10 pm

There are NO fare sales to PAP, since there is NO competition to the United States..

No compietition? Four airlines fly MIA-PAP: American Airlines, Air d'Ayiti, Air France, and Dutch Caribbean.

Though there is no denying how profitable the flight is. Everything else you said is dead on. Also, Haitians are loyal people, and even though airlines like Air d'Ayiti offer dirt cheap fares, many stick with American Airlines regardless.
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RE: AA Suspends Haiti Service

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:22 pm

"There are NO fare sales to PAP, since there is NO competition to the United States.."

"No competition? Four airlines fly MIA-PAP: American Airlines, Air d'Ayiti, Air France, and Dutch Caribbean."



Do these airlines offer the frequencies/destinations between PAP-USA to effectively compete with AA on the route?
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