AFCDGPTP
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2 New Airlines In The Caribbean

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:04 pm

FREEDOM' AIR & AIR AYITI ....

Concerning Freedom'Air : here is a link (in french) from daily newspaper France-Antilles of Guadeloupe

http://www.guadeloupe.franceantilles...air-aux-antilles-guyane-171950.php

It says that Air Caraibes (TX) been announcing the withdrawal of its sole E190 for september

A group of TX pilots decided to launch a new airline to fly from PTP to FDF CAY PAP SDQ & HAV;
At first, they were thinking about taking 2 B737-700's and named the airline French Caribbean Airlines ....
They are in talks with politics of Guadeloupe (PTP), Martinique(FDF) & French Guyana (CAY), and now thinking about 2 B737-500's and the name retained for now is FREEDOM AIR

Concerning Air Ayiti : here are 2 links :

http://www.facebook.com/airayiti
http://www.airayiti.com/

Air Ayiti would like to operate flights from Le Cap to MIA, PTY, NYC & Canada after the completion of the runway end of July 2012.

I wish them good luck; I trust that Freedom'Air has all their chances to succeed (especially with financial aids from the french government ! ); maybe they should change name cause Freedom Air is a luxury aircraft charter based in the UK and also an airline operating small airplanes (i.e Shorts & cessna)short in Guam and also used to be a low cost carrier in New Zealand
 
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RE: 2 New Airlines In The Caribbean

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:07 pm

I'm not sure what to think of the Haitian airline but it is always good news to see more airlines starting up in our region. I wish them both the best of luck and hope Air Ayiti will also fly to Curacao. I would like to know which aircraft type Air Ayiti wants to use(?)

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RE: 2 New Airlines In The Caribbean

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:37 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 1):
hope Air Ayiti will also fly to Curacao. I would like to know which aircraft type Air Ayiti wants to use(?)

CUR is also planned and they show a B737 on their website but think this is one bleong to a former local airline
 
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RE: 2 New Airlines In The Caribbean

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:43 pm

Quoting AFCDGPTP (Reply 2):
CUR

Didn't see that, thanks AFCDGPTP. I hope this airline gets started and most of all, I hope they will fly to Curacao. Demand should be there as there is a decent Haitian community here in Curacao.

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RE: 2 New Airlines In The Caribbean

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:32 pm

I am surprised that PTP or FDF are not in their plans cause there alos have a big haitinans community there and it is one of the most profitable medium-haul route for AF ! But who knows ...
 
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RE: 2 New Airlines In The Caribbean

Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:51 pm

Quoting AFCDGPTP (Thread starter):
Concerning Air Ayiti : here are 2 links :

http://www.facebook.com/airayiti
http://www.airayiti.com/

Humm.....Is the flight attendant shown in the latter web site home page wearing an old Delta Air Lines "triangle" logo pin ?

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RE: 2 New Airlines In The Caribbean

Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:45 pm

Quoting jmbweeboy (Reply 5):
Humm.....Is the flight attendant shown in the latter web site home page wearing an old Delta Air Lines "triangle" logo pin ?

Wow I haven't even noticed ! lol