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by gunnerman
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The last LGW-BGI flight is scheduled for 18 April (so double-daily to BGI ends on that date). No other Caribbean destination is planned to switch away from LGW.

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by gunnerman
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The last time BA operated subsonic jets from LHR to BGI was the 744 on Saturdays in the winter until the end of March 2004, afterwards all additional subsonics were more 777-200ERs from LGW. (It used to be good for planespotters in the winter on Saturdays as Concorde would be the first to arrive in ...

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by gunnerman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

BA will resume flights from LGW to MBJ on 13 October, twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays using the 777-200ER. This is the same schedule as the previous service which was terminated in March 2012 which in turn came after the termination of the four-weekly LGW-KIN-MBJ flights in April 2002. BA is ...

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by gunnerman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The opening of borders in the Cayman Islands has been delayed again until 1st October 2020, and it is increasingly likely they will remain closed through year end. In the meantime KX and BA continue to provide services, but it appears London flights may start terminating at Gatwick... which is unfo...

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by gunnerman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6559

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

In the mid-1990s BOS-LHR had AA (double-daily using the 762 I think) and BA (daily using the 763 or 744). BA also flew GLA-JFK-BOS using the 757. UA then launched the route using the 763, one thing I remember was that on its termination UA was able to boast a 100% dispatch reliability.

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by gunnerman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Also a significant % of BGIs market isnt O&D but as a hub, which is why LI had its own transfer facilities. Not sure if any carrier will have the feed that LI had so there will be less transfer business. So more mouths trying to gobble up a smaller plate of food. This reminds me that LIAT used ...

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by gunnerman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The Italian civil aviation authority Enac threatens to ban Ryanair for repeated violation of anti-Covid-19 health measures.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/06/italy-threatens-to-ban-ryanair-alleging-covid-19-guideline-violations

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by gunnerman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Stepping into the void left by LIAT on the BGI-SLU route, both Air Antilles (using the ATR 42) and Caribbean Airlines (ATR 72) plan to start operating from 8 August and 9 August respectively. Air Antilles will be daily, Caribbean Airlines will be on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 3S822 BGI-SLU 102...

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by gunnerman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Here's a selection of Condor flights this winter, all operated with the Boeing 767-300ER. From 3 October on Wednesdays and Saturdays DE2162 1410-1910 FRA-HAV DE2162 2110-2140 HAV-MBJ From 30 October on Fridays DE2224 1000-1515 FRA-GND DE2224 1620-1710 GND-BGI From 3 November on Tuesdays DE2254 1150-...

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by gunnerman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Some information on European flights to BGI. VS is on Saturdays for a while, returning to LHR T2 (as T3 is still closed) the next day at 1755 in order for crew to be rested. BA is flying from LGW North (as South is still closed) on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays. From 26 October Eurowings was sche...

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by gunnerman
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

PTP-based Air Antilles will operate these daily services from 8 August using the 48-seat ATR42 as follows.

3S822 BGI-SLU 1020-1100
3S822 SLU-DOM 1130-1210

3S823 DOM-SLU 1520-1600
3S823 SLU-BGI 1630-1710

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by gunnerman
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

British Airways pilots have voted to accept a deal that will cut pay by 20% (reducing to 8% over two years and to zero in the long term) although up to 270 jobs will be lost.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53617882

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by gunnerman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Covid-19 has lost the Caribbean aviation industry US$5bn in revenue, US$740m in GDP and 23,000 jobs as passenger numbers halved to 6.1m.
https://newsday.co.tt/2020/07/29/covid19-costs-caribbean-aviation-industry-us5b/

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by gunnerman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

For LI 2020 to get off the ground at least three things are needed. 1. A viable business plan 2. Creditors, especially the aircraft lessors, to take a big haircut 3. New investors Putting aside money matters for a moment, the business plan will be difficult to put together. As the southern Caribbean...

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by gunnerman
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Let's see what flights arrive at BGI from Europe and north America as some schedules will be set to pick up transfer traffic. For example, BW200 (departing at 1715) connects with BA2155 (arriving at 1505) on Tuesday 1 September to get passengers from BGI to SVD and GND. And from 6 October VS131 is s...

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by gunnerman
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

LI used to operate three daily nonstops from BGI to SLU (LI374, LI370 and LI368), and I'd expect BW to do a daily. If One Caribbean does establish a base in BGI we should see the same route network as BW's.

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by gunnerman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Sassengers slam Heathrow Airport for being “packed in like sardines” in shambolic queues, but airport blames passengers for arriving too early for flights.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/heathrow-airport-social-distancing-coronavirus-travel-advice-a4506541.html

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by gunnerman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Here are some details of the Caribbean Airlines flights from BGI to SVD and GND. All flights are operated with the ATR72. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays BW200 BGI-SVD 1715-1800 BW200 SVD-GND 1855-1930 BW201 GND-BGI 2025-2125 Wednesdays and Sundays BW204 BGI-GND 0755-0850 BW204 GND-SVD 0945...

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by gunnerman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The high court in Antigua has granted a petition allowing for the reorganisation of LIAT, the appointment of an administrator as well as staying all proceedings relating to the liquidation of the company. The administrator is Cleveland Seaforth of accountancy firm BDO who now has sole control of LIA...

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by gunnerman
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

CEO Scott Kirby claims that United is doing better than any of its large network competitors.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2020/07/22/united-airlines-offers-bleak-industry-outlook-but-says-its-doing-better-than-peers/#3c68f73047b3

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by gunnerman
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

There is an odd report of One Caribbean having recently flown three times into GND despite having been informed on multiple occasions by the Grenada Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation that the process for obtaining a licence to operate such flights must be followed. It does make you wonder what ...

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by gunnerman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The views of the aircraft lessors (GECAS and NAS) are crucial as they will want the outstanding lease payments to be made and have confidence in the ability of LIAT 2020 to make future payments before doing further leasing deals.

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by gunnerman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Delta Air Lines is seeking to reduce the guaranteed minimum pay for its pilots by 15% in a bid to avoid furloughs for a year.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/17/delta-seeks-to-cut-pilots-minimum-pay-to-avoid-furloughs-for-a-year.html

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by gunnerman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

CDB has the legal right to repossess the three aircraft as the mortgage payments have not been made. The intervention by the Antigua governemnt will serve only to alienate the bank, and guess who will no doubt approach the bank later for further loans.

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by gunnerman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

BA has retired its entire fleet of 31 747-400s with immediate effect. The plan was to ground the fleet by 2024 but the end has been hastened by the Covid-19 crisis.
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020/07/17/british-airways-retires-747-fleet-due-to-pandemic/

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by gunnerman
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Winair has indefinitely suspended its flights to Statia as the Statia government has elevated St. Maarten from a low-risk country to a medium-risk country. You have to wonder for how much longer Winair can survive.

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by gunnerman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Winair has from today (14 July) discontinued flights to Aruba and Curaçao citing the effects of the Covid-19 crisis. Winair will continue to serve Saba, Statia, St. Barth and Antigua from St. Maarten.

All employees have suffered a 25% pay reduction since April.

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by gunnerman
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

After decades of insisting it needs three runways, Heathrow airport will make do with just the northern runway until October.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/heathrow-airport-one-runway-flights-coronavirus-a9614606.html

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by gunnerman
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

They won't be forced to live in T&T as that would be nonsensical. Crew based at a particular airport are typically required to be able to get to work within a certain period of time and no airline undertakes to routinely fly its crew to get to work.

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by gunnerman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

LATAM Airlines, the largest airline group in Latin America, had filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection in May and says it had secured an additional $1.3 billion for its financing proposal before a New York bankruptcy court, while adding its unit in Brazil to the debt restructuring process. https://www...

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by gunnerman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Gaston has recently admitted that LI was overstaffed, so he's also admitting that his government (and the other shareholder governments) failed to properly manage LI. Having said that, we should think of the staff who might get no compensation for their job loss. LI did have some good traffic out of...

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by gunnerman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Although Gaston says he has US$15m he won't be able to use it to pay off creditors or make severance payments as it's a loan for the setting up of LIAT 2020. So, any payments must come out of the public purse - which that someone else will be deprived of funds. Probably the best thing is to renegoti...

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by gunnerman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4355

Re: BA to guyana South America?

My question is how is this flight crewed. It seems to turn in GEO and returns same day. Clearly outside the duty time requirements for one crew. If the return crew positions in on the aircraft, does the inbound leg counts as rest? This is quite routine. The crew that operates the return leg came in...

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by gunnerman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4355

Re: BA to guyana South America?

The flight brought ExxonMobil workers to GEO. As a matter of interest it was BA's predecessor BOAC which inaugurated flights to Atkinson Field in December 1965, flights were on Saturdays with BA697 getting there via LHR-BDA-ANU-BGI-POS using the 707.

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by gunnerman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

A rift has emerged between Mia Mottley and Gaston Browne. Mottley appears unconcerned about LIAT's failure and is looking to six airlines, namely SVG Air, One Caribbean, Caribbean Airlines, InterCaribbean, Silver Airways and Air Antilles, to provide regional flights although no details are available...

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by gunnerman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The UK government has exempted the following Caribbean countries from its advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel. Visitors to these countries will not have to self-quarantine for 14 days on their return home. Note that this applies to England only as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ire...

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by gunnerman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mexico’s oldest legacy airline, Aeromexico, has filed for Chapter 11 reorganisation. Mexico’s government has refused to bail out large private companies, even those battered by the pandemic.
https://apnews.com/8e3050c2bf72c77bdfaceead18ec687f

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by gunnerman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Gaston Browne has a plan. He says that he has US$15m (borrowed from ALBA Bank last November) to invest in a new LIAT. He wants a slimmed down airline with 42 and 19-seat Twin-Otters with the current ATRs returned to lessors. All shareholder governments should write off landing and other fees owed to...

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by gunnerman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

www.liat.com) has been down since at least Wednesday. It does look like sunset for LIAT.
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The LIAT website (www.liat.com) has been down since at least Wednesday. It does look like sunset for LIAT.

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by gunnerman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62442

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Bear in mind that it's LHR pilots who fly the LGW 777s.

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by gunnerman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Caledonia Jets is a charter broker in Glasgow which was established in August 2019, and has chartered an A340 from Maltese charter airline AirX Charter. Flights from STN are planned to be weekly from 8 July (returning the next day from BGI as the crew must overnight) running to 26 December.

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by gunnerman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

American Airlines which since April has limited bookings to about 85% of a plane’s capacity will start booking flights to full capacity next week. In contrast Delta and Southwest will cap seats at about 60% and 67% of capacity respectively through 30 September and Jetblue will leave middle seats emp...

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by gunnerman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I see no room for two little airlines with some overlapping routes in the Eastern Caribbean. The governments need to put their pride and prejudices aside and collaborate to have one airline. The two obvious bases are POS and BGI.

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by gunnerman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

A new airline is a new airline, it has to show evidence of its personnel, assets and systems in place to obtain its AOC, route rights, aircraft, IATA code, etc. This looks similar to BW being grounded and replaced by Caribbean Airlines.

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by gunnerman
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Virgin Australia is to fly again with new owner Bain Capital, a US private equity group. Bain will make an emergency loan of $125m to keep the airline afloat. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/26/virgin-australia-administrators-agree-to-sell-airline-to-american-private-equity-firm-bain-c...

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by gunnerman
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

ANU has seen its COVID 19 cases increase by 150% to 65 since its reopening. Charles “Max” Fernandez, Minister of Tourism of Antigua and Barbuda, confirmed that since opening Antigua’s airport to commercial traffic on June 4, there has been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 from arriving visitors. He c...

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by gunnerman
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Canadian government resists pressure to reopen borders quickly. Air Canada said in mid-May it had decided to reduce its workforce by up to 60%. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-canada-airlines/canada-will-not-reopen-borders-quickly-trudeau-tells-anxious-airlines-idUSKBN23T2TR

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by gunnerman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Ground handling giant Swissport is set to cut up to 4,556 jobs of its 8,500 UK workforce. The company said its revenue is forecast to be almost 50 per cent lower than 2019. Also the Airport Operators Association (AOA) said analysis of its member airports suggest that up to 20,000 jobs are at risk an...

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by gunnerman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 727
Views: 67079

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

CAL loses TT$96.1m (US$14.2) from March 23 to April 30.
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/cal-loses-961m-in-6-weeks-6.2.1142041.4ca687c84f

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by gunnerman
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224003

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

TUI Group has begun consultation on plans to make major cutbacks by shrinking the Hanover-based TUI fly fleet from 39 to 17 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and cutting 900 jobs in Germany (720 flight crew and 180 ground staff). TUI also proposed the merger of the five airlines under a single company headqua...

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