lvhgel
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Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:50 pm

As per this article (Only in spanish)

http://www.vocero.com/oficial-cierre-de-american-eagle-en-la-isla/

- Closing operation by April 1, 2013
- Employees will have the option to transfer to other stations.
- Lay off all non union employees.
- 15 flights daily, 350 employees, will increase flights to 18 in November (high season)but decrease employees to 250 until closure of local operations.
- The lease of all ATR flying locally will end by March 2013
- Jet Blue, Seaborn, Cape Air, Silver Wings and Virgen Gorda still serving the region from SJU, but the government looking for additional players.
- Markets that will lose service from SJU, Saint Kitts, Martinica and Curaçao.

Sad day is when jobs and services are lost..
 
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RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:14 pm

I thought they were just going to replace the ATRs ith ERJs? I guess they decided against it.

Sad day...the ATR was always good-looking in AE colors. Now it's disheartening to see 10-15 sitting here on the ramp at MYR with all the Dornier Jets that have been "awaiting a new owner" for years. I've only seen 1 or 2 [AE ATRs] actually leave in the past year.  
 
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RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:54 pm

Quoting lvhgel (Thread starter):
- Markets that will lose service from SJU, Saint Kitts, Martinica and Curaçao.

AA doesn't fly SJU-CUR.

AA will no longer serve the following destinations:

- EIS
- PTP
- DOM
- FDF
- SVD

PTP and FDF could be served from MIA, but not the rest, as they have a short runway.

The other destinations that are flown from SJU and will still still be served from MIA are: SDQ, STI, PUJ, STT, STX, SKB and ANU. Apart from that, I suppose that SJU-CCS will continue, as it's a mainline flight.
 
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RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:40 pm

Boy, it's sad to see things fold up there. I remember going on vacation in SJU and, among other things, admiring the mix of ATRs and heavies you'd see spotting there. I also remember thinking AE out of SJU would be a dream job as a kid.

AA down to 15 flights a day at SJU is something that seems impossible seeing that hub buzzing even a few years ago. Then again, I never thought I'd see one of these at SJU:


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lvhgel
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RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:19 pm

Quoting realsim (Reply 2):
AA doesn't fly SJU-CUR.

I was just making a synopsis of the article.
 
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RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:42 pm

American is working to get a third party airline to operate for them, either under American Eagle or a codeshare. It's supposedly in advance talks with Seabourne.
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RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:35 am

Did a little research on Seaborne seems like they have a fleet of DHC Twin Otters, if they were to fly under the American Eagle or as Seaborne would they be leasing bigger planes?
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RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:45 am

Quoting miaskies (Reply 6):
Did a little research on Seaborne seems like they have a fleet of DHC Twin Otters, if they were to fly under the American Eagle or as Seaborne would they be leasing bigger planes?
Hmmm ...
 
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RE: Official Date For AE Closing @ SJU 01-APR-13

Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:12 am

Quoting commavia (Reply 7):
Hmmm ...

Just to add to the "hmmmm", the President of Seaborne, Gary Foss, is a former AE-vp.
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