Billy
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Air Jamaica To MAN

Mon May 21, 2001 6:18 am

Seems tha tplans are well advanced for Air Jamaica to commence services to MAN next summer. Service will be 2/week with A340. This is partly a response to BA cutting the Mo'bay service from LGW.

There is a chance that the service will start from this winter.
 
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Mon May 21, 2001 6:48 am

Trust Butch to copy BWIA! They will also be operating from MAN-TAB from January 2002.
 
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Mon May 21, 2001 7:01 am

Doesn't Air Jamaica fly daily to London, and don't they have only one A340? I'm assuming London frequencies will be reduced, because I haven't heard of them buying another A340.
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Mon May 21, 2001 9:31 am

Air Jamaica was planing to acquire a second A340-300 in early 2002 but as reported in World Airline Fleet News this was supposed to be used to open new routes to Vancouver, San Francisco and to provide additional capacity on existing routes to LAX and JFK. This info is taken from World Airline Fleet News.


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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Mon May 21, 2001 11:48 am

Do you think AJ will do well if they went to CDG? This is just out of curioisty. They seem to be doing well at LHR and Canada.
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Mon May 21, 2001 3:10 pm

Air Jamaica does not fly to Canada. Instead they codeshare with Air Canada to provide service to both KIN and MBJ from YYZ.

It would be interesting to see how MAN plays out for both JM and BW. JM may well use A310s on the route - after all those served the LHR routes until the A340 "Atlantic Limousine" arrived about 2 years ago. As for BWee it is anybody's guess, given the fact that only 2 TriStars are still flying. Whether JM is actually copying BWee can be speculated upon but surely the loss of BA from MBJ will hit their tourist industry very hard, hence the JM advance.

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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Mon May 21, 2001 8:58 pm

Cool! But what does the BA withdrawl have anything to do with JM flying to MAN?? BA flew from LHR/LGW so whats the connection??
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 12:07 am

I hope that Air Jamaica do start a MAN service. It makes sense really, with the Commonwealth games coming up in 2002 and the new runway open. Hopefully we'll see more and more airlines starting to fly to Manchester aswell!

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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 5:54 am

BA used to pull a lot of passengers from MAN for the Jamaica flights onto the LGW flights.

Options for getting to the Caribbean are getting thin with scheduled services.
 
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 6:19 am

Ok I suppose I should have realised that, but those markets arent high yield so I guess thats why BA dropped them.
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 6:31 am

The North west of England has a significant ethnic Caribbean population. In the 1960s and until the fuel problems of 1973, BOAC used to extend its MAN-JFK flight to Antigua and Barbados twice weekly with some quite reasonable load factors - long before these were holiday destinations for other than the rich and famous.
 
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 7:03 am

I should add that Air Jamaica announced plans to serve MAN as soon as it recommenced LHR services in the 1990s but fell foul of bilateral restrictions. Can it be assumed these have now gone?
 
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 7:07 am

PhilB, I read somewhere that they could only use LHR and PIK???
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 7:32 am

Is it impossible to assume that Virgin may one day consider Jamaica fair territory? And if BMI can't get the Heathrow-US routes it wants and has to look for other routes for their new 330s, their 330-200s may be better suited MAN-Jamaica than Air Jam's 340s.

Just some speculations there....
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 7:36 am

Virgin to Jamaica would be an interesting addition to its Caribbean services BUT I think we are back in the land of bi-lateral agreements again. Same would go for bmi.
 
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RE: Air Jamaica To MAN

Tue May 22, 2001 7:36 pm

I too read that Air jamaica could only use LHR and PIK. However, I read elsewhere that should the Jamaican Government allow more charter flights to the island, the U.K would allow the switch from PIK to MAN.

The U.K would be very silly not to allow the switch as not only would it cater for the "regions" but also the significant carribean population... politically both sensitive at the moment.