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by BWA900
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 46
Views: 4385

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

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...

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by BWA900
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 366
Views: 76000

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

seahawk wrote:
A new livery that is not controversial, is not worth the effort.


It can be if the livery is not thought through well... We've all seen that happen before more times than not.

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by BWA900
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS
Replies: 31
Views: 7964

Re: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS

HP69 wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Good to see NAS is open to receive aircraft


Still no commercial flights though.


Incorrect.

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by BWA900
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO
Replies: 70
Views: 9738

Re: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO

AA is just about to start JFK-GEO using a Boeing 737-800. It's going to be interesting seeing both battle out for the Guyanese market.

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by BWA900
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14424

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

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 ...

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by BWA900
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14424

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

ST165 wrote:

Unfortunate thing for YVR though is that now it will lose first-class service on HKG, and CX will pull first out of the Canadian market completely.


Doesn't CX fly to YYZ up to 2x daily and also have 2x daily HKG-YVR apart from CX888/865?

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by BWA900
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 28489

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

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...

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by BWA900
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 7038

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

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.



Morocco is in North Africa which is also known as Greater Middle East.

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by BWA900
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo
Replies: 24
Views: 7184

Re: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo

EK would more so be competing with TK's A333 which is tagged onto MRU. Would be interesting to see how they develop this route based on the varying types of demand.

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by BWA900
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6446

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

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....

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by BWA900
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN
Replies: 31
Views: 7605

Re: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN

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.

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by BWA900
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by BWA900
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Will BA will add flights to UVF as a result?

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by BWA900
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11035

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

VS had been shifting their focus as of recent anyway. The new route will be via ANU and is to be served 4x weekly tagging GND & TAB.

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by BWA900
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

HAV is moving to LHR & ANU is to be served 4x weekly tagging GND & TAB. Virgin is expected to make an official statement.

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by BWA900
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 11013

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

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.

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by BWA900
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8356

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

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 ...

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by BWA900
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8356

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

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...

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by BWA900
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8356

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

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...

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by BWA900
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

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.....

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by BWA900
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by BWA900
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by BWA900
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12123

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

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[2] 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 ...

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by BWA900
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 DSS-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 6743

Re: Delta 757 DSS-JFK

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.


They definitely have. EK is sometimes double daily in certain cities in West Africa.

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by BWA900
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719946

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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....

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by BWA900
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Barbados Concorde Closed
Replies: 30
Views: 8642

Re: Barbados Concorde Closed

TTailedTiger wrote:
Put it on a ship and send it somehwhere where it can be viewed in much larger numbers. Barbados seems like a really bad place for it.


You can also say that about the other stationery Concordes in Europe. Put them ALL on a boat.

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by BWA900
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Barbados Concorde Closed
Replies: 30
Views: 8642

Re: Barbados Concorde Closed

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...

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by BWA900
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers quarantined at Gatwick after Barbados flight
Replies: 21
Views: 5045

Re: Passengers quarantined at Gatwick after Barbados flight

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.

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by BWA900
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 191
Views: 25098

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

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...

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by BWA900
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 191
Views: 25098

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

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...

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by BWA900
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 191
Views: 25098

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

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 ...

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by BWA900
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 12017

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

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...

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by BWA900
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

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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

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by BWA900
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

gunnerman wrote:
Thanks for the updates, I was too UK-centric.

It will be a bit sad when the day comes with no more quadjets to the Caribbean.


At least we'd be lucky enough to see the Cargo 747 and Antonov tech-ops from time to time

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by BWA900
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

gunnerman wrote:
The A380s were just an idle speculation. The only quadjets to the region are VS's 744s to BGI (5x weekly), MBJ (3) and HAV (2), and one day they will all be replaced with twinjets.


Add KLM to CUR and PBM and also CRL to PTP and FDF

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by BWA900
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13180

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

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...

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by BWA900
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 33953

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

TC957 wrote:
Corsair would be my guess too, but I wonder how many destinations Corsair fly to are A380 capable.


ORY-FDF
ORY-PTP
ORY-RUN

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by BWA900
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 33953

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

TC957 wrote:
Corsair would be my guess too, but I wonder how many destinations Corsair fly to are A380 capable.



ORY- PTP
ORY- FDF
ORY- RUN

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by BWA900
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5493

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

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

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by BWA900
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by BWA900
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 15650

Re: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019

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,...

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by BWA900
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 38597

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Back in 07/08, what a/c type did VS use on the LHR-BGI route? Would be great to see VS change to an A35K for winter 19/20.

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by BWA900
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596938

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

SEPilot wrote:
Just a point of curiosity. How many MAXs does Lion have at this point, and are they all in service?


The LionAir group has 12. All in service.

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by BWA900
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57609

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Sunwing has added weekly seasonal YYZ-TAB service this winter. Great news for TAB. Seems to be a partnership with Starfish resorts (their in house brand)and Rex resorts. Seems like Sunwing is starting routes that AC/WS aren't necessarily strong on eg. SVG. Great news for TAB, would this be their fi...

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by BWA900
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57609

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes I especially agree with the NYC focus at ANU. Despite having a smaller population and VFR market than does BGI its winter airlift isn't that far behind. The 2nd daily MIA flight allows people from other regions to get to ANU. That used to be a major challenge with service limited to NYC and the...

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by BWA900
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57609

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Back out the VFR market and its likely that UVF gets more US tourists than BGI. B6 has put in lots of capacity into BGI which might be why others, aside from AA, are out of BGI. ANU gets only 1x from ATL and UA has been reducing service to that island recently. SKB is highly seasonal with UA only f...

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by BWA900
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57609

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

LightChop2Chop wrote:
AM MEX-BZE starts Nov 17, Saturdays and Sundays
AM 2188: MEX (0830) - BZE (1030)
AM 2189: BZE (1200) - MEX (1415)
E190


Definitely an overdue route; will offer Belizians great access to new cities.

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by BWA900
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57609

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

If you go to the Jamaica thread you will see why. Basically pictures, one line comments, and praises for the current Minister of Tourism. Anything else and you are accused of "hating Jamaica". The most useful aspect of that site is that one of the posters does tremendous work in downloadi...

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by BWA900
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6529

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

Skywatcher wrote:
I guess Rouge worked so well that WestJet is copying the model?


Rouge and Swoop are two completely different products. Swoop is an ULC whereas Rouge has the same airfares as mainline carriers, offers a premium service and operates from AC's main hubs.

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