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by beeweel15
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 138
Views: 32382

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

The bottom line is that Delta has destroyed T4. I have the original plans from when T4 was proposed to replace the old IAB and the expansion plans proposed then after T4was built would have complimented the structure. Delta did a Hodge podge mess of the place.

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by beeweel15
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182695

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

usxguy wrote:
well nevermind, seems we can't post pics from other sites (this is from my own). oh well!

Try again, maybe a mistake was made. Happens to everyone

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by beeweel15
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182695

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

As already known 9Y-CAL is in POS, the config is 16J, 36Y+ and 108Y, with J having PTVs and recline. Y will have BYOD Video of the interior is posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akP2JqXMBN8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om9Q17OF1iI Well the video has been taken down. I hear CAL dont want folk...

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by beeweel15
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182695

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

In May 2020 the GORTT secured a US$65m (TT$442m) loan to assist BW, so it would be astonishing if there is no mention in the budget on how to repay this loan as well as any other support provided since then. Well time to start learning Chinese cause thats where the loan might have been given from. ...

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by beeweel15
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182695

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Trinidad and Tobago remains as a Red List country. I suspect that British Airways and Virgin Atlantic will delay services to the islands until Trinidad and Tobago is removed from the Red List. Also, it is an expensive cost for returning passengers with the quarantine. Tourism will be adversely affe...

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by beeweel15
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1849
Views: 363273

Re: Breeze International RFP

OK, Komrade. Why have competition in anything, right? I welcome fair competition. But when a country has one carrier and you have over 5 carriers from some where else coming in thats unfair plus it take away higher paying jobs. Not everyone want to be a maid or cook at a local hotel. If you say F/A...

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by beeweel15
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1849
Views: 363273

Re: Breeze International RFP

Time to reign in these open skies agreements as it is killing smaller carriers outside the USA. Instead of the free for all limit it to one on one carriers.

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by beeweel15
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182695

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

My sincere thought that any aircraft, be it and Envoy E175 or LAA A319 will fly out of DOM with some manner of load restrictions. A 5700ft runway in the hot/humid climates of the Caribbean are not conducive to excellent take off performance at max gross. Keep in mind, SXM’s runway is nearly an addi...

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by beeweel15
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182695

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

For several years BW operated a daily flight using the Tristar between POS and LHR with stops (in both directions) at BGI (on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays), at ANU (on Wednesdays and Fridays) and at UVF (on Tuesdays and Sundays). The introduction of the A340 enabled nonstops to be operated and ...

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by beeweel15
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 8590

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2020

hummingbird wrote:

beeweel15 wrote:
Jamaican/European group that was going for FlyJamaica.


There was never a Jamaica/European group.


From the information I saw here and other places a french group was involved with people from Jamaica in trying to revive FlyJamaica hence my statement.

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by beeweel15
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 8590

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2020

A new domestic LCC has been launched and plans to start operations in March 2021. He disclosed that in the first phase of the project which will become fully operational in about March next year using mostly leased aircraft, they are expected to undertake flights across Jamaica and the region with ...

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by beeweel15
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bumming in Bali via AirAsia and SQ Business
Replies: 4
Views: 3925

Re: Bumming in Bali via AirAsia and SQ Business

Great trip report. I have to add Bali to th bucket list

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by beeweel15
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9594

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I was fan of the MD80 but I did not hate them. I will say they are rugged aircraft compared to what we have today. I always enjoyed the takeoff just like on the 757 it was fast and at a high angle like a rocketship some times.

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by beeweel15
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24648

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: 15279

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: 144
Views: 24648

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: 12328

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: 15642

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: 484
Views: 68154

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: 144
Views: 24648

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: 18924

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: 144
Views: 24648

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: 11129

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: 145905

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: 26099

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: 144
Views: 24648

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: 144
Views: 24648

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: 484
Views: 68154

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: 144
Views: 24648

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: 144
Views: 24648

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: 16159

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: 5034

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: 66246

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: 16159

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: 24457

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: 16159

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: 21355

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: 16159

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: 16159

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: 16159

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: 16159

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: 5101

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: 66246

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: 66246

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: 66246

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: 5416

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: 66246

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: 3184

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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