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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
The Italian civil aviation authority Enac threatens to ban Ryanair for repeated violation of anti-Covid-19 health measures.
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...Jump to post
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-...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Sassengers slam Heathrow Airport for being “packed in like sardines” in shambolic queues, but airport blames passengers for arriving too early for flights.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
CEO Scott Kirby claims that United is doing better than any of its large network competitors.
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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.Jump to post
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.
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.
After decades of insisting it needs three runways, Heathrow airport will make do with just the northern runway until October.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
The LIAT website (www.liat.com) has been down since at least Wednesday. It does look like sunset for LIAT.Jump to post
Bear in mind that it's LHR pilots who fly the LGW 777s.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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-idUSKBN23T2TRJump to post
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...Jump to post
CAL loses TT$96.1m (US$14.2) from March 23 to April 30.
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...Jump to post