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by beeweel15
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19302

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Whats the latest on FlyJamaica. It was all the buzz sometime ago that they coming back and will be up and running by the winter season . What happened anyone got any news or was it just some kind of publicity event.

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by beeweel15
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)
Replies: 13
Views: 8506

Re: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)

I am surprised you got to take picture inside that aircraft. Did you have special permission from security

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by beeweel15
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19302

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Brickell305 wrote: Employees of Fly Jamaica Airways have been made redundant, effective March 31, 2019.In a letter to members of staff yesterday, the airline’s chairman and CEO Paul Ronald Reece said that the company “regrets to inform you (staff) that due to our lack of aircraft and the impact tha...

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by beeweel15
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11345

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

https://media1.ausbt.com.au/862,507-5cab82bdbba44b44b03c5133dd799463-virgin-atlantic-upper-class-a350-business-class-2000b.jpg https://media1.ausbt.com.au/862,575-5cab82bd027441e393095d62dd799463-virgin-atlantic-upper-class-a350-business-class-2000a.jpg https://media3.ausbt.com.au/862,632-5cab82bec...

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by beeweel15
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14457

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Although I was working as a security rep on the flight I remember flying down to Georgetown Guyana from JFK Airport while working at Tradewinds Airlines on their L1011-1 we took a full flight of 300pax the Georgetown but the return flight had only 10

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by beeweel15
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 47643

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Got this from a friend.

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by beeweel15
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19302

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

I got this today. Is this accurate.
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by beeweel15
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 17246

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Cant Boeing restart the B757 line. Plain and simple.

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by beeweel15
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19302

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

- Will introduce a new fleet of turbo props which will be based in KIN. - Looking to start as soon as 3Q. - Kingston could serve as the hub for Northern Caribbean destinations possibly including places like Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands and The Bahamas. - As a hub, Kingsto...

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by beeweel15
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Barbados Concorde Closed
Replies: 30
Views: 9024

Re: Barbados Concorde Closed

Put it back in the air for display flights only

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by beeweel15
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 137073

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Would be overjoyed to see the BOAC livery on the A380

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by beeweel15
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24409

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

For the people here who dismiss the Brexit as a major reason for their downfall: believe me, it's true. I own an air charter company in continental Europe (charter brokerage) and we most certainly avoid chartering a/c from UK airlines for contracts beyond March - and this not just our choice: our c...

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by beeweel15
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19302

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

The B767 is expected to return shortly, but I believe they got the directive to discontinue ticket sales pending the outcome of the investigations. It's over 2 weeks again - any the web-page is still not updated, giving schedule updates until January 17th&18th 2019. So what's the current status...

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by beeweel15
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19302

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first.

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by beeweel15
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 47643

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first.

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by beeweel15
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19302

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fly Jamaica hasn't paid their staff their Nov and Dec salaries, and now we are in January. Their 767 is still stuck in Mexico. I dont want to say that another privately owned Caribbean carrier has come to an end, but it increasingly looks to be so. Truly sad wish there was another way to prop them ...

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by beeweel15
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19302

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Any news on Fly Jamaica. Are they getting any new planes. What about the Ian Fleming Airport how is that coming along as well as Kairibiyana Airways are they coming along any time soon

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by beeweel15
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 13725

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

Whats the latest on FlyJamaica. Have they solved their aircraft situation and wil have two working aircraft for the christmas season that upon us.

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by beeweel15
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 4602

Re: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)

Great report. I enjoy traveling by train now and again

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by beeweel15
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58546

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Medera immediately lost credibility in my eyes when he talked about London and Africa. It looks to me as if he's desperately looking around for places to fly the 12 737s to. I get no sense of rightsizing the fleet for a profitable route network. Agreed. Would some expansion in ANU, BGI and UVF make...

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by beeweel15
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 13725

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

The big question is what will happen to this airframe. Will they make repairs or acquire another aircraft. http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg556/Kiel77/45660975_10156652166397604_4185841389713489920_o_zps5b7c73zx.jpg http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg556/Kiel77/45752095_10156652166842604_26...

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by beeweel15
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 113
Views: 23335

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

This is the bottom line. I have worked at JFK Airport for over 20 years and Icelandair was always the cheaper way to get to Europe. They fly basically to the same destinations as WOW. All the US carriers basically did not care or even bother with KEF. With WOW in the picture now they begin flying to...

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by beeweel15
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 13725

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

Finally, it's completed. Norman Manley Airport Divested The Government has divested the operation of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) to Mexican entity, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. De C.V. (GAP). A 25-year concession agreement was signed today at the Office of the Prime Mi...

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by beeweel15
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19935

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

Worth noting that the T1 group has been chosen to rebuild T1-3 in a single, larger terminal that will connect with T-4. I believe Delta and IAT also had a proposal to redevelop that space, but the LH/JAL/AF/KAL group won out. There's also a plan for the final extension of T-4A in the new renderings...

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by beeweel15
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 13725

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

I want to find this laughable... Lol. I say so because them leaving still leaves multiple options with JetBlue, Spirit and Southwest, with multiple flights during the daily/weekly. I wish them well, though. I am not surprised and with all the "generous offerings" the route still failed. W...

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by beeweel15
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 13725

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

I expect a shift in B6's market share to KIN with the recent announcement of additional baggage fees. If only OJ could get their act together. B6 will not be my first choice of carrier when making travel plans. Not sure why they still classify themselves as a "low cost" carrier because fr...

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by beeweel15
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 13725

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

Oh how funny when I read things like this after being criticized for suggesting what aircraft types to operate to and in the Caribbean I get told all sort of negative things now look an airline is actually doing it SMH WOW. InterCaribbean acquiring ERJ 145's & operating them in the Caribbean is...

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by beeweel15
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 13725

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)

Jamaica will be one of a few destinations that will see Inter-Caribbean's recently acquired ERJ145 jets. InterCaribbean Airways has upgraded its fleet with six 50-seater jets worth "several million dollars", in a move that the airline's owner and chief executive officer Lyndon Gardiner de...

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by beeweel15
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 4546

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

While I dont have problems with psychological evaluations on an annual basis. The problem arises as to when to take action because the person can pass the test for years then all of a sudden snap resulting in disasters like the German Wings accident and this most recent one. The sad thing about this...

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by beeweel15
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58546

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

As I said in the Jamaican thread Still baffled why there is a seperate Jamaican thread... Is there a rule for it not to be created? If they wanna create one they should go ahead, if u wanna create a T&T or Eastern Caribbean aviation thread, go ahead... No one is stopping you Sure anyone can put...

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by beeweel15
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58546

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

DXB and DOH most likely have catering trucks that can service the upper deck which no airport in the Caribbean has so I don't think any Caribbean airport will or can handle the A380 as DXB and DOH do on remote stands. A388 With regards to catering that should not be a real problem since most flight...

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by beeweel15
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58546

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

In BGI the new government has brought back up the talk of adding five (5) jet bridges , resurfacing the runway and expanding the commercial space in the airport. I am not sure how this would be possible as the country is broke. https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/07/20/major-upgrade-2/ Does BGI have the ...

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by beeweel15
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 4868

Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

I don't know if this was discussed before. With Airbus taking over the CS series aircraft and Boeing teaming up with Embraer, The Chinese and Russian programs is there room for Lockheed to reenter the civil aviation market. The Chinese and Russian programs will be more local and might not penetrate ...

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by beeweel15
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58546

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

A while ago there was much debate on whether it is a good idea to operate regional jets in the Caribbean. Now InterCaribbean and WesternAir have both acquired the ERJ145 to use on their route networks. What everyones opinion on those acquisitions.

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by beeweel15
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2905

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

After New York, key events were: 16 Nov 2005: JFK #2 29 Oct 2006: HAM-JFK (#3) (29 Oct 2007: YYZ 3x weekly) 3 Dec 2007: IAH 3x weekly 1 Aug 2008: A380 service launch, to JFK 26 Oct 2008: LAX 3x weekly 15 Dec 2008: SFO 3x weekly 1 May 2009: SFO, LAX to daily ???: ending HAM-JFK New routes during thi...

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by beeweel15
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 9469

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

Which airline has the longest route using a regional jet. Elite Airlines has a flight from New York to the Bahamas and to Florida. Any one knows any longer routes

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by beeweel15
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

Airjamaica I dont know why you taking things so personally but I will remind you of your own words

airjamaica wrote:
I may not have any concept of airline economics.

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by beeweel15
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

Plus I am glad you admitted you have no concept of airline economics. At least I am honest. By contrast you continue to convince yourself that you are knowledgeable about airline economics simply because you are an employee at JFK airport. Again working at JFK doesn't magically qualify you as being...

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by beeweel15
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

The bottom line the LAX-MBJ route did not work as planned and was dropped. So what? Big deal... Is LAX-MBJ the only route that has ever been dropped by AA? Also the person criticizing a suggestion that BW acquire a few 777 or 787 aircraft is foolish shows that they have no concept of any airline ec...

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by beeweel15
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10987

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

I love the A380 but its too expensive.Maybe Airbus should do a deal like what they did with Eastern Airlines back in the day to crack the US market by giving a no money down lease and great rates on top that might spark more interest.

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by beeweel15
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

Your tone has always been bitter and negative toward Jamaica. I don't think there's any need to take comments on the LAX-MBJ route personally. It's not a knock on Jamaica but on the route itself. That has ALWAYS been the case to be honest. From the moment that poster 'landed' on this website he has...

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by beeweel15
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

Some people don't understand the basics of airline economics I agree with you on that. Beeweel15 I suggest you stop showing up yourself. A few years ago you were very vocal in both the Caribbean & Jamaican threads re BW acquiring B787's & A380's etc. to expand into Europe & beyond. And ...

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by beeweel15
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

Hummingbird I dont intend to get into a back and forth with you. All myself and other folks are trying to explain is basic airline economics over the years. No matter how much stats you put up if the airline is not making money they drop the route even if they have an 80% or higher load factor. And ...

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by beeweel15
Thu May 31, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

Some people don't understand the basics of airline economics, like the differences between operating hub and spoke and fifth freedom. Just making observation... I agree with you on that. Also this topic was discusses several threads ago and the same scenario was discussed and it happened. In earlie...

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by beeweel15
Wed May 30, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

Well despite the fact Real Housewives was filmed in Jamaica it is more cost effective just to connect folks via east coast hubs. Yes LAX is the busiest airport in California with close to 40 million passengers passing through it annually however not every one is going to drive to LAX to get a fligh...

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by beeweel15
Wed May 30, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

There is a market from LAX to MBJ but a 1 weekly flight offers little flexibility. Knowing the persistence of the Tourism Ministry, I know another carrier will open the route and is only a matter of time before an announcement is made. Jamaica is expected to receive a major PR boost from the upcomi...

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by beeweel15
Sun May 27, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

I see Dynamic now Eastern/Swift coming on to Jamaica. The Ian Flemming Airport whats the latest. How is the expansion going any updates.

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by beeweel15
Sun May 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 1)
Replies: 254
Views: 17398

Re: Jamaican thread - 2018

I see Dynamic now Eastern/Swift coming on to Jamaica. The Ian Flemming Airport whats the latest. How is the expansion going any updates.

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