Welcome to the 103rd instalment of the Caribbean Aviation Thread. It's that time of the year again where extended families converge from all corners of the globe to celebrate Christmas and the industry that makes it all possible merrily gains its spike in yields. This 103rd thread may very well be the last thread of this current year. For 2012, the Caribbean Aviation Series has managed to produce 10 threads with an approximate cumulative total of just over 2,200 replies of vibrant aviation discussion. We average a new thread every 5.5 weeks.
Cheers to all contributors for making such a feat possible. We wish all airlines serving the region a very prosperous Christmas season.
LI rumored to be close to final deal with ATR for the new ATR-42-600 series
BW B763 (9Y-LHR) operating POS-JFK and POS-ANU killing 3 of the 4 souls on board
New LI CEO Capt Ian Brunton signals the imminent cutting of possibly 30% of LI route network
EZjet charter operation encounters financial turbulence; licenses to operate revoked
CAL to assist in moving holiday booked EZjet passengers
BW ATR (9Y-TTD) operating BW300 (POS-CCS) exterior engine panel comes off on takeoff
POS and TAB airports to undergo major infrastructural upgrades
Insel Air to codeshare with Surinam Airways
BW 738 experiences slight cabin depressurization while operating BW884 (PBM-POS).
BW's 5th and last ATR-72-600 series (9Y-TTE) delivered to POS base.
Jamaica secures direct flights from 4 different EU territories; first CARICOM territory expected to get 787 service
AA increases GND-MIA to 4x weekly with 738 equipment
B6 begins services to GCM, 3x weekly from JFK and 1x weekly from BOS
DAE begins daily CUR-PBM service with F100 (Nov. 19)
WS commences daily POS-YYZ service with B73G
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!
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