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by dominicl316
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 850
Views: 87405

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

BW will never get route rights to fly SJU STT (they were denied SJU EIS) so why should we allow a US carrier route rights SKB ANU, ANU DOM? LI was tossed off the EIS SJU route by the likes of Cape and Seaborne. . Doesn't BW already have existing route rights to serve PR/USVI when they did so as a s...

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by dominicl316
Tue May 12, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 850
Views: 87405

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

LI would not be able to relaunch STX. Not only does a category 2 classification stop them from adding new service, it also stops them from increasing existing service. https://www.faa.gov/travelers/international_travel/ Doesn't LIAT's existing route rights to STX count as "existing service&quo...

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by dominicl316
Mon May 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 850
Views: 87405

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

LI would not be able to relaunch STX. Not only does a category 2 classification stop them from adding new service, it also stops them from increasing existing service. https://www.faa.gov/travelers/international_travel/ Doesn't LIAT's existing route rights to STX count as "existing service&quo...

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by dominicl316
Mon May 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 850
Views: 87405

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The only US route LI would be looking to (re)start anytime soon is STX. I doubt that would have occurred post-COVID anyway. I doubt the COVID related suspensions of SJU and STT preclude LI from restarting. LI should still be able to launch STX, if they choose to do so post-shutdown, as they already...

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by dominicl316
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 850
Views: 87405

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

BW’s issue is one of geography. Given their southerly POS hub, and their hub and spoke network, will pax want to fly say STT-POS-SLU when a more direct routing from LI may be available? Now I agree, given LI multi stops and connection times, total journey time may very well be the same traveling LI...

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by dominicl316
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 850
Views: 87405

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I sometimes wonder if STX or STT would work with BW out of POS. For example, a once or twice weekly POS-STX-STT-POS. One of our USVI politicians even wrote to BW asking them to look into the feasibility of such an operation. BW still has the old DOT route rights from when they used to include STX as...

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by dominicl316
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 62985

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Do they have any choice? And being an air taxi are they reliable, or do they adjust service and planes based on last minute demand? They don't always use the B1900 and that smaller plane is a real problem for some people. They reroute flights frequently, and sometimes with unscheduled stops, but I ...

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by dominicl316
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 62985

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

However, I do think that the market can still support USVI pax traveling to SKB on InterCarib via EIS. The Air Sunshine flights sell out quickly, and while their SKB/NEV flights are daily out of STT, they aren't daily out of STX.

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by dominicl316
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 62985

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Still think that Inter Carib should look at SKB especially now with their USVI routes. LI has changed its SKB service no longer offering an evening ANU SKB service (the flight is nonstop BGI SKB and then ending in ANU) so its quite difficult to fly there from the USVI. Not everyone wants to trust a...

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by dominicl316
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 62985

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

LI is also rumored to be restarting service to STX.

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by dominicl316
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 62985

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to InterCaribbean's new schedule, their STX and STT service out of EIS will now be starting Feb 1. It also appears as if InterCarib is discontinuing EIS-SXM in January. Seems odd, since many people
were looking forward to using their services to get from the USVI to SXM via EIS.

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by dominicl316
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 9849

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

There are some LI routes with value. BGI-SLU immediately comes to mind. American Eagle used to fly it at some point before the SJU dehubbing. BGI-OGL should also be profitable. I'm also pretty certain that BGI-SVD remains profitable, though with SVD now being more than a regional airport, less so. ...

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by dominicl316
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 22488

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

LIAT and the USVi government are actually in talks to increase service on their 3x weekly ANU-STT service. They report that the route has been profitable since it was reintroduced last year.

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by dominicl316
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Please explain why Mr. Madera lost credibility. I mean if Richard Branson, for example, said the same exact thing would you object and say he lost credibility. I don't know if Richard Branson would have publicly announced hairbrained prospective routes that have little to no economic foundation. Hi...

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by dominicl316
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Despite Air Sunshine's success on their new SLU service, they are discontinuing the SLU stopover on their 2x weekly STX-SKB-DOM-SLU after January 28 due to excessive taxes by the St. Lucia government. Sad!

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by dominicl316
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

So all ends well. Air Sunshine runs flights fully allocated to SKB/NEV with size appropriate planes and LI uses its larger plane for flights to ANU with connections to SLU and points further south. LI isnt interested in travel within the northeast Caribbean. LI has a few willing customers in the ST...

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by dominicl316
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Looks like Air Sunshine has been having much success with their new B1900 routes. In the morning, 5x/wk NEV-SKB-AXA-STT with on-demand stops in EIS and VIJ. I believe they also do crew change in EIS. The other 2 days, their morning run is SLU-DOM-STX-STT. In the evening, the routes run same frequenc...

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by dominicl316
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

The only other hope is if France allows 3S to begin service to the USVI. The decision rests with the Dutch SXM Civil Authority which needs to sit down with the French govt in order to make it happen. The ongoing issue though is that ties between the USVI and the OECS are weakening given that there ...

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by dominicl316
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Just saw a B1900 landing in STX yesterday. Looks like Air Sunshine is doing proving runs. Will STX be a stopover on their flights connecting SJU/STT/EIS with AXA/SKB/NEV/DOM?

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by dominicl316
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Air Sunshine is serving STX in the next coming months. I wonder if it will be tag-on to their AXA, SKB, NEV, and DOM services.

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by dominicl316
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 14928

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread.

guyanam wrote:
dominicl316 wrote:
The E145 is being utilized EIS-SDQ-KIN, not SXM.



Has service already begun?


No, they were originally going to use the E145 out of EIS once service starts, but apparently opted to fly out of SXM instead.

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by dominicl316
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2018 (Pt. 2)
Replies: 115
Views: 14928

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread.

hummingbird wrote:
Inter-Caribbean had a press conference last week in Santo Domingo about their new routes and ERJ145 base. SXM-SDQ-KIN will be launched providing competition to Caribbean Airlines.


The E145 is being utilized EIS-SDQ-KIN, not SXM.

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by dominicl316
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Isn't Inter Caribbean planning to use the E145 on the longer routes as well as expansion? I would think if they plan on using them on 30 minute hops they might run into some trouble. I would not consider the E190 CM uses a regional jet to be honest. InterCaribbean is using the E145 on their upcomin...

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by dominicl316
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

guyanam wrote:
Doesn't Air Sunshine service DOM SXM and SKB from STT? .



They currently do not serve SXM from STT. Only AXA, SKB, NEV, and DOM.

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by dominicl316
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

I always suspected that the LI cancelation was more tied to high costs than to lack of business. Even though I know that ties between the USVI and the OECS aren't what it used to be I couldn't imagine that they couldn't justify some service. Now that the USVI has made some accommodations to them th...

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by dominicl316
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has better economy PTP-ORY: Air France or Air Caraibes
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Which airline has better economy PTP-ORY: Air France or Air Caraibes

Planning a trip to ORY via PTP. Which airline provides a better experience in economy: Air Caraibes on the A-350 or Air France on the 777-300ER? Both cost the same.

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by dominicl316
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

How does Air Sunshine work by the way? Their schedules look confusing. Do they fly routes based on passenger demand? It's sort-of on-demand, AFAIK, a flight that is advertised as STT-SKB, could be combined with EIS, and flown as STT-EIS-SKB. Or an STT-AXA, could also run STT-EIS-AXA, or STT-AXA-SKB...

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by dominicl316
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Also the drastic reduction of their northern routes because of the hurricanes has left their planes under utilized so they needed more routes. I don't see them returning to SDQ so STT seems reasonable. It seems as if LIAT is the "monkey that know what tree to climb." By doing STT-ANU nons...

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by dominicl316
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62052

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

I know this is a long shot, but could B6 do well on a SJU-SVD with their E190? Considering the connecting opportunities out of SJU, any reason why this wouldn't be a good idea?

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by dominicl316
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

InterCaribbean is selling seats for their new flights from EIS to STT, STX, SXM, DOM, and SLU beginning the week of February 2, 2018.

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by dominicl316
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

DOM before SKB? Doesn't make sense to me. The largest EC population in the USVI is from SKN. SKB is an easy stop enroute to DOM. I always thought that InterCarib (JY) was a better fit than Air Antilles (3S). JY has smaller planes so should be easier to fill, especially with the lower loads expected...

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by dominicl316
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

DOM before SKB? Doesn't make sense to me. The largest EC population in the USVI is from SKN. SKB is an easy stop enroute to DOM. I always thought that InterCarib (JY) was a better fit than Air Antilles (3S). JY has smaller planes so should be easier to fill, especially with the lower loads expected...

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by dominicl316
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Some good news for the USVI: In early February, InterCaribbean will be serving STX, STT from their EIS hub on their 19-seat Twin Otter. STX will see 1x daily. STT will see 2x daily. InterCaribbean will also inaugurate service to SXM, DOM, and SLU from EIS. From STX, connections are possible to ANU, ...

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by dominicl316
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

That LI flight seems to be a one off . If LI continues SJU-ANU, it would make sense for them to fly on the days that BB isn't operating. I can't imagine them successfully competing with BB on the SJU-ANU route. I bet many of the passengers will be connecting from the USVI on BB to points further so...

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by dominicl316
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 26996

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

Not completely relevant to JA travel, but since we're discussing InterCarib: In fact I am saying that Inter Carib needs to take advantage of the gap left by LI's withdrawal by offering service into those markets. These will be SKB, DOM, and SLU, in addition to ANU. Winair cannot fly to STT and Air A...

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by dominicl316
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 26996

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

A market opportunity exists in the USVI market, given that LI abandoned it . This might be better to its 30 seat planes instead of LI's larger aircraft. If Inter Carib did real research instead of engaging in mindless growth they would see this. As of now all that exists is Air Sunshine with its ti...

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by dominicl316
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Now that LI has ceased service out of the USVI how are people travelling to these islands? Curious about the SLU bit, given that Seaborne doesn't fly there. . The quick option would have been to connect in BGI. However, LI's SJU-DOM-BGI flight doesn't connect to the BGI-SLU flight. . Air Sunshine s...

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by dominicl316
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

. I think that the 3S booking problem might be that they cannot bring you back to SJU. I know that LI doesn't penalize for one way fares but I don't know what #s's policy will be. A one way ticket SJU-SLU cannot be booked on the website. Does 3S realize how much potential business theyre missing ou...

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by dominicl316
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

I don't even think that many living in the Eastern Caribbean even bother to visit the USVI anymore. There is a visa waiver program moving through US Congress for Caricom countries. Not sure if it will be limited to OECS only, but that is a possibility. I visited SKB and NEV recently and many remark...

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by dominicl316
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Now that LI has ceased service out of the USVI how are people travelling to these islands? Curious about the SLU bit, given that Seaborne doesn't fly there. . The quick option would have been to connect in BGI. However, LI's SJU-DOM-BGI flight doesn't connect to the BGI-SLU flight. Hwoever, there a...

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by dominicl316
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Not sure about Air Antilles running service to USVI. How will they develop a following unless they provide ongoing service, even though reports are that this is a highly seasonal route? WM hasn't really properly developed SXM as a hub connecting passengers between various points within its network....

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by dominicl316
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Air Antilles Express is taking bookings for their new SXM-STX-STT-SXM 3x weekly route in early July. Expect the WinAir website to soon allow for ticket sales for connections to SKB, NEV, ANU, SBH, EUX, and SAB. It seems as if the dates have been pushed back, as one can no longer book flights to STX...

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by dominicl316
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

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baje427 wrote:
I guess with LI off the route Seaborne will give it another go also their Saab's might be a better size wise for the market.


Great timing. Just in time for the peak in USVI-ANU travel for Antigua carnival in August!

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by dominicl316
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Air Antilles Express is taking bookings for their new SXM-STX-STT-SXM 3x weekly route in early July. Expect the WinAir website to soon allow for ticket sales for connections to SKB, NEV, ANU, SBH, EUX, and SAB. These flights don't integrate well with WMs schedules to ANU. WMs flight from ANU arrive...

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by dominicl316
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Air Antilles Express is taking bookings for their new SXM-STX-STT-SXM 3x weekly route in early July. Expect the WinAir website to soon allow for ticket sales for connections to SKB, NEV, ANU, SBH, EUX, and SAB.

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by dominicl316
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 26996

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

The only gaps left seem to be on the CUR KIN, which was a small route (reason why no one has bothered to fill it) and on the PAP PBM market, which was used by Haitians trying to illegally enter French Guyana. Why doesn't the Jamaican community in CUR organize some kind of charter on Fly Jamaica? I ...

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by dominicl316
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 26996

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

Scores of Jamaicans have been left stranded in Curacao since March, when Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir, which serves as the country's national airline, suspended its services to several destinations, including Kingston. Jamaicans who want to visit family and friends in Curacao have also found th...

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by dominicl316
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 13411

Re: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes

Some of the MIA-STT flights will be converted to 757s. Gone from 4x/daily to 3x/daily.

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by dominicl316
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 50969

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

I'm sure the USVI team members bit the bullet and went AA via MIA. The fares aren't that bad. Since the demise of American Eagle in SJU, most people that travel to CUR/AUA go via MIA. Most of the charter companies here operate Cessna 402s and smaller, unless you charter PAWA or one of the other fore...

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by dominicl316
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 26996

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

I assume that Haiti, DR and PR as well as the USVI and BVI can arrive on PAWA. Maybe USVI can charter a 30 seat plane as they too I think should have a decent sized team, especially if they share with BVI. I doubt they went through all that trouble. STX/STT passengers headed to CUR usually connect ...

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