British Airways will resume a year-round direct daily service from London Heathrow to Barbados on October 17, following a 15-year hiatus. Heathrow service will be operated by a four-class B777-200 aircraft and is expected to boost traffic to the Caribbean island. https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...Jump to post
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, has revealed that six airlines have already shown interest in replacing the soon to be liquidated regional airline.
https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/07/04/fli ... -of-weeks/
LIAT to be liquidated and a new airline formed.
“What I’m hoping that we do not have going forward with the new entity, is any squabble over the location of the headquarters,” - PM Gaston Browne
https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/06/27/fro ... pm-browne/
VS have tried and failed on most of the routes mentioned, YYZ, ORD, DTW, CUN, BGI, etc. I see BKK mentioned, with remembering that BA only serve that once a day with a 3 class 777. It’s a low-yield route. You might want to research that "BGI" part. VS had 4 a/c in BGI this past Saturday. ...Jump to post
They may be launching this due to the fact that they lost the DSS-IAD flight served by SAA. If they play their cards right and even add UA as a codeshare, this may actually work.Jump to post
Colonial period was a universally dark time for all the countries. No sane country would be interested in maintaining "colonial legacy" If any flight exists today it's purely because of commercial reasons Today’s commercial reasons often have past colonial ties. There is a reason KLM flie...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:A new livery that is not controversial, is not worth the effort.
I thought CX is able to capture a lot of the premium traffic between Vancouver and NY. The timing of the flights are perfect for business travelers too. I guess just filling the F and C cabin on a 77W is not enough. I notice that on AC’s YVR-EWR-YVR flights, J and W are almost always booked full a ...Jump to post
One official announcement could be BA LGW-UVF, as an increase in airlift is def on the horizon since VS is planning to axe the route. What about a LGW-SVD-GEO-LGW ? These are also some former colonies that haven't been served yet, though I'm not sure if the demand to warrant launching either route i...Jump to post
Ishrion wrote:There's also the ongoing situation between the ME3 and the US3.
Delta used to fly ATL-DXB I believe... it ended in 2012 or 2014?
AA will start flights to Morocco next June which is in West Africa.
If need be I'm sure the government would be sure there is more public transport to YHM. There is already Megabus which goes right to the airport as well as GoTransit which foes to downtown Hamilton. YHM's airfield is already very condensed with their regular operations and would need to be expanded....Jump to post
LGW: Along with MCO, the A350-1000 would be in the Caribbean during winter months and covering the current 744 routes. A339 during the low season.
MAN: BGI will see a fleet mix of both the new aircraft along with JFK,ATL,MCO.
Virgin Atlantic to to Halt Flights To Saint Lucia: https://stluciatimes.com/virgin-atlantic-to-halt-flights-to-saint-lucia-in-subsidy-stalemate/?fbclid=IwAR0P6l3NQjhhZr3v3FP__erZnVxlF-UmJEdAfoBir7z3FXv0onKzdFIN7Jc This is quite significant news indeed. Is it all about subsidies (route guarantees in...Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic to to Halt Flights To Saint Lucia:
https://stluciatimes.com/virgin-atlanti ... nKzdFIN7Jc
BA 747-200 and 747-400 served BGI from LGW and seasonally from LHR until the early 2000s when the entire got Caribbean switched to the then new 777-200ERs. Some of BA's Caribbean service was shared between some islands like ANU, POS, UVF etc.Jump to post
After all is said and done, this woman stands proud in her beauty and glory whilst the Anet armchair warriors continue to fume over her figure. It is clear she celebrates her body and her braveness reflects the attitudes of the VERY pro-figure Caribbean region! I cannot fathom being a racist person ...Jump to post
WHO ARE ANY OF YOU TO TELL A WOMAN HOW TO DRESS? Having lived in the Caribbean, women of such voluptuous beauty can be seen at every second of the day. If it is a case that she has been blessed with such a body and not you or whoever you may be associated with, who's fault is that? Most of these co...Jump to post
WHO ARE ANY OF YOU TO TELL A WOMAN HOW TO DRESS? Having lived in the Caribbean, women of such voluptuous beauty can be seen at every second of the day. If it is a case that she has been blessed with such a body and not you or whoever you may be associated with, who's fault is that? Most of these com...Jump to post
Maybe CAL should try 2xweekly KIN BZE. There seems to be decent traffic there. 738 might be overkill though Not if it's routed KIN-GCM-BZE Precisely. IMHO its time the english speaking Caribbean is connected without having to route via PTY or MIA/FLL. The 738 on POS-CUR does seem like an overkill.....Jump to post
Anyone think DL will reenter the Barbados or Trinidad markets again? From ATL or JFK? UA makes IAH and EWR work and AA even makes CLT work. Maybe its time DL reentered these markets. Re POS, I don't think so. NYC is now essentially a bloodbath with BW at 3x daily, B6 at 2x and UA at 1x. As you note...Jump to post
DL already tried BGI not that long ago and decided to leave. Fares can get quite low outside of peak periods. MIA BGI is $210 R/T (excl taxes) and JFK BGI is $260 (excl fees). With AA at daily on the CLT BGI maybe DL isnt going to compete out of ATL. I am fairly sure that this route is an MRG. Delt...Jump to post
B6 BGI-FLL JUN 1.0>0.8[1.0] JUL 1.0>0.5[1.0] AUG 1.0>0.6[1.0] SEP 1.0>0.6[1.0] OCT 0.8>0.5[1.0] B6 BGI-JFK JUL 2>1.7 OCT 1.8>1.4[1.7] Interesting that now AA is re-adding capacity to the island, we see a retreat from B6. I guess AA still has some muscle in Barbados and B6 is feeling it. It also ...Jump to post
aeropix wrote:LAX772LR wrote:DL used to serve quite a few more destinations in Africa that it currently does, not long ago.
Emirates must have stolen all the Africa flying from them.
The security on that crash scene seems awful. I hope nobody will try and get a flight recorder as a souvenir. Third world country, full of illiterates, cannot comprehend what investigation mean... Bla, Bla, Bla.............. GROW UP, enough with your prejudice. The scene seem to me well controlled....Jump to post
Something to also note is that The Concorde Experience was located at BGI's airport. The museum is far out of the way of many tourist attractions as its in the eastern part of the island. In more recent years the museum opened its doors to large scale events like expos and such, possibly in an effor...Jump to post
It may be keen to investigate each of the port destinations of the ship to see where this illness originated from. It seems to be strong as a flight of 7 hours and 41 minutes was enough for others to feel as if the were coming down with it.Jump to post
Huh? If we're going by mileage, PHL is the closest hub to JNB. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=jnb-phl: 8,032 miles http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=jnb-mia: 8,061 miles PHL is also better optimized for connections from the Midwest and Northeast to South Africa. See ORD: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=ord-p...Jump to post
Can someone explain the MIA-Africa market for me? It seems more of a geographic ideology seeing that MIA is the most diverse hub with respect to routes to/from the strong ethnically hybrid region of the West Indies (32 cities in the region). JFK once held that position. This is a random view from a...Jump to post
MIA/JFK/PHL to ACC or LOS. Nigeria for example, offers O&D and VFR, and as the largest economy on the continent the route could be sustainable. Maybe tagging a codeshare with an airline in West Africa could help them. CMN is also a good city as it expands on RAM's network. EK is still very much ...Jump to post
This is exciting because it'll be the first direct flight between Canada and Ecuador. Air Canada has South America really well covered now, just missing GIG. Maybe if / when Venezuela recovers, they'll add CCS one day, but I can't see much else (though I would love to see GYE). Maybe GEO as there i...Jump to post
BGI launched an expansion and renovation project this past week. Would be interesting to see the new proposed improvements.
http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/ne ... 2Af50cfgVE
The Indian pilot: “It is understood that he admits sending offensive emails himself, but says he did so only to fit in. Last night Balpa said his claim is ‘strenuously denied and will be robustly defended’. “ I think he is just copping out. This is clearly just locker room talk and suddenly he is p...Jump to post
VS: LHR- JFK, LOS, ATL A346
W5: IKA-DPS A346
ES: CCS-MAD A343
9V: BLA-MIA A343
SK: CPH- NRT, PEK A343
EW- DUS-BGI, PUJ A343
If AA takes a big chunk out of PY's MIA-GEO business, then it's hard to see how PY can sustain its MIA routes. PY has MIA-GEO-PBM 4x weekly and MIA-AUA-PBM 2x weekly, but MIA-AUA cannot come to the rescue as it is up against AA's 21x weekly and AG's 7x weekly. On another subject, I'm wondering if B...Jump to post
TUI AIRWAYS 5044075,4915071 8 x 788 (47W253Y) – G-TUIA, G-TUIB, G-TUIC, G-TUID, G-TUIE, G-TUIF, G-TUIH, G-TUII 4 x 789 (63W282Y) – G-TUIJ, G-TUIK, G-TUIL, G-TUIM 788 Current Routes – MAN-PUJ, MAN-SFB, BRS-SID, BRS-PUJ, BRS-SFB, NCL-CUN, BRS-CUN, LGW-LIB, LGW-PUJ, LGW-AUA, LGW-MBJ, LGW-PMI, LGW-RHO,...Jump to post