MAH4546
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Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:50 am

Cayman Airways has been approved the fly to Boston. They will operate a sesonal non-stop service between Boston and Grand Cayman once a week with a 737 (-300, I assume). Service starts 5 November 2004, and runs through 2 April 2005. Flights arrive Friday evenings, and depart Boston on Saturday morning.
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:08 am

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll try and capture this bird sometime in December...right now, I am either heading up to BOS on either the 10th or 11th of December, so I might have to head up Friday night to catch this bird.

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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:13 am

Are they planning any special marketing / advertising to Bostonians. Does any other carrier compete on the BOS - GCM route?
 
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:30 am


MAH4546: Nice to see a non-stop and another livery at BOS.

Kim777fan: I know that US, AA, and DL serve GCM, but with a stop in Charlotte, Miami, or Atlanta, respectively.

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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:45 am

Now that you mention it, I believe JM serves that market too, with a stop at MBJ.
 
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sat Aug 14, 2004 3:07 am

Don't forget CO through EWR...Saturday only though.

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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:04 am

Kim777fan: I know that US, AA, and DL serve GCM, but with a stop in Charlotte, Miami, or Atlanta, respectively.

All six cartel carriers actually fly to GCM, two of them seasonally. Including the services you mentioned:

AA: 3x MIA; Sa JFK
US: 1x CLT; SaSu PHL
UA: Sa ORD; Sa IAD (winter only)
CO: 4 weekly IAH; Sa EWR
NW: Sa MSP; 5w DTW (winter only)
DL: 1x ATL + Sa ATL

In the past, NW has offered MEM-GCM and AA has flown BOS-GCM.



[Edited 2004-08-13 21:06:44]
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:13 am

But, this would be the only current non-stop service to GCM..... Unless, UA, US, or DL wanted to step in and copycat the service like they seem to do other places when a new service starts up.
 
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:54 am

the route is year round. it goes GCM-BOS on friday evening and overnights in boston then leaves saturday morning BOS-GCM and the same evening GCM-BOS where it overnights again. it returns sunday morning.
 
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:01 pm

the route is year round.

No it isn't. You cannot book it past 2 April. It might go year-round, eventually, but it isn't yet. Even their DOT application said it was seasonal. Also, you are correct that it will operate twice a week, though res systems are only showing the Saturday evening/Sunday morning flight during peak holiday periods.
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:04 am

US: 1x CLT; SaSu PHL

US is 8x weekly to CLT.

But, this would be the only current non-stop service to GCM..... Unless, UA, US, or DL wanted to step in and copycat the service like they seem to do other places when a new service starts up.

GCM is one of the destinations US has been likely considering out of BOS, but US has the problem of connecting pax at BOS, and international arrivals being in a different terminal. (This already affects their MBJ and CUN flights.) Now that AUA has seen an increase in frequency, I think that STT would be an "easier" new destination than GCM or SXM.
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:42 am

Why doesnt AA consider adding a GCM nonstop from DFW or ORD, I am sure that the connecting traffic alone could support it, as for most of us GCM is a two connector through MIA. I would think that the traffic would be there, and the yields are good from this market.
 
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RE: Confirmed: Cayman Airways To Boston

Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:45 am

Why doesnt AA consider adding a GCM nonstop from DFW or ORD, I am sure that the connecting traffic alone could support it, as for most of us GCM is a two connector through MIA.

AA simply doesn't care to operate Caribbean services from DFW or ORD. The only Caribbean flight from either is to their San Juan hub (and AA also flies DFW-NAS, though Nassau is not in the Caribbean). The two-connection problem is going to be slowly elimated, because AA is building up their domestic network out of MIA very heavily.
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