Wow I didn't know they flew to so many domestic destinations (46 of which only 5 to 6 routes being financially sustainable?). They should cut that number of domestic routes if most of them are loss making or can't they do that? So in total Air Tahiti has 9 ATR airplanes that cover 46 domestic routes...Jump to post
I admire all the flights they get but being the most connected destination out of South America in the Western Caribbean sure isn't one of them by a far margin. Havana, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Cancun still take the cake for that category by a big margin. That is true. Maybe he meant English s...Jump to post
TPA indeed comes as a surprise to me too but I read in an article that SFO was chosen because of UA being their Star Alliance partner who also has the MAX9 in case they need their support and training CM too. Maybe TPA was chosen for a similar purpose?
Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expect the -8 to be similar enough to a -200. The wing will look totally different. The -8 is closer in length to a -300 than a -200 (although a bit shorter). And Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expe...Jump to post
Lack of spare parts means AI doesn't have the money to buy the necessary spare parts from Boeing or its suppliers and therefor is cannibalizing their own 787 fleet? AI doesn't need those 3 787 that they are cannibalizing or are they part of those "terrible teens" early built 787's?
All very nice developments for Jamaica. I admire all the flights they get but being the most connected destination out of South America in the Western Caribbean sure isn't one of them by a far margin. Havana, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Cancun still take the cake for that category by a big margin....Jump to post
The picture might be misleading but from the angle of that photo, the damage seems to be minimal but again, maybe this angle isn't the right angle to judge the damage on that engine.
Is there any more information on where their A380 will fly for the remainder of the year?
I am not sure how I feel about the billboard titles. The ligature gets lost in the windows. I think the font may need to be thicker and the lettering slightly enlarged. The Polynesian carriers certainly do have some of the best liveries going however. Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji Airways, and Hawaiian Airl...Jump to post
Doesn't PY already serve this market, and likely to be preferred by Surinamers (yes I know that Insel is back...…..but I expect they have lost much of their credibility)? Maybe if there is a GEO/BGI market to supplement that out of POS. Depends on where those who cannot/ don't want to get a US visa...Jump to post
Hi everybody, Does Caribbean Airlines have any plans to start POS-CUR flights this year? There was a rumor of them wanting to start this route in December(?) Cheers, A388 They cannot start any new routes with their ATRs because of their TAB service problems. The question is whether the route can su...Jump to post
HiFly has just posted on their twitter account todays RUN-CDG carried 506 passengers https://twitter.com/hifly_airline/status/1035856191849750535 Can't be – this plane only seats 471. Their figure probably includes the crew, but is a 35-strong crew credible?! I know it's a long flight and a big bir...Jump to post
I understand all of that gunnerman but as Brickell305 also said, it depends on the situation. When the tickets fares are high, that rule doesn't apply and our region has high taxes but also high fares. Just look at the example I gave earlier of American Airlines.
gunnerman, I totally agree with you but where does that "industry average load factor of 80%" come from or on what is that based? There is a break even point indeed but that is not 80% and you should look at the region, the flight and the airline itself. With the very high ticket fares in ...Jump to post
DT also flies to Havana in Cuba but I understand this is mainly for medical students traveling between Angola and Cuba. I'm not sure why but it is quite unique for the Caribbean region to have an African airline flying there. I went to Havana twice but unfortunately didn't get a chance to see them b...Jump to post
This new airport indeed looks small but I guess any additional capacity in Bogota's case is needed, since I heard that the newly expanded Bogota airport already reached or will reach its capacity soon. Looking at Google Earth images, I don't see that they can expand much more there so a new location...Jump to post
So all the rumors summarized we now have the following potentials: Virgin Atlantic, TAP, Air Austral, Swiss, KLM, and British Airways. A friend of mine also heard Lufthansa being interested (maybe linked to Swiss?) Now, which one will it be and when will it start and for how long? A388 British Airw...Jump to post
I've always understood HiFly will be taking two ex-SQ A380's which are the two they just parked so why won't they be taking 9V-SKA?
I thought Hi Fly will take two ex-SQ A380's(?) What happened to this?
Will NAC operate these 10 ATR's themselves or offer them for lease to other airlines? What's the logic or advantage of selling practically new ATR72-600's for the same type but fresh from the manufacturer? Is the saving purely a reduced fleet of the ATR? I thought that leasing a brand new aircraft i...Jump to post
Yes, I always thought there are tax advantages to registering aircraft in Malta because I couldn't think of any other reason to register an aircraft in Malta. With LH Teknik being there and the airport having the infrastructure for an A380 to land there, I think these Hi Fly will indeed be registere...Jump to post
This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdi-hnFrmag is about a dozen years old and shows Airbus' own sidewind tests during a storm at KEF in Iceland. That was before the plane got certified, and sidewind was well above certified maximum allowed sidewind. It can be done, at least by an A380 facto...Jump to post
Good question guyanam. Nobody really knows how Insel Air is doing but I think they are just barely making it with the small operation they have now and little cash to really expand. They are still working on getting one of their MD80's back in the air but it still needs to be certified/approved to f...Jump to post
Impressive to see airlines coming back so soon, I'm very happy for the people of SXM and I take back me earlier comments about the airport not being ready. I read they will be using the FBO terminal for the time being which is a good start. Once again, good to see all these flights back in SXM and l...Jump to post
If Frontier indeed has plans to start SXM flights in 2019, I don't think the current situation in SXM will have any impact on this service, seeing it's planned all the way in 2019. In other news, Aruba Airlines has made public now that they will start Dash-8 flights between the ABC islands on Octobe...Jump to post
jumbojet, have you actually read the article? Why are you overlooking this in the article:
"No date set for restarting of commercial flights"
What don't you understand from that sentence?
jumbojet, the airport can't open for commercial flights if no facilities are in place to handle the passengers and baggage!!! They have to comply to ICAO standards first!!! The article itself mentions that no date is set for restarting commercial flights so no airline will be allowed to come in with...Jump to post
So how will the passengers and luggage be handled when the main terminal is still closed? Will they set up temporary facilities and equipment to have the airport "open"? In other news, I understand that Aruba Airlines plans to start Dash-8 service between the ABC island. The local airline ...Jump to post
I've read the report and the only thing I don't really agree with is that SJU is rated above PTY and LGW (as low cost hub). SJU traffic is mainly to the U.S. so it's pretty much one-directional whereas to me a hub has a lot of flights in both directions. PTY to me in that case, is better as they rea...Jump to post
If it really was feasible they would have done this a long time ago already. There's no room for these taxiways.