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by Caribbean007
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 19872

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

United is pricing 154 for all 3 flights on Monday. And by the end of the month, all 3 flights at 104. That's quite poor. Ulcc are not going to last here. Then its become very very hard to get rid of them because if you check statistic in the route every year is increasing and came from Nov 2018 113...

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by Caribbean007
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 19872

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It's pretty simple if you look at the prices. Taking a look at Mar 16. Right now, UA is price matching F9 at $95 for BE on EWR-SDQ. B6 at JFK is at $115 to SDQ. DL is price matching them. Iirc, DR has one of the highest taxes for flights at over $100 per R/T. And then you factor in the $25 CPE at J...

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by Caribbean007
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 19872

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

They already have, AUS, BNA, CLT, & SDQ to name a few. March 10 is the last flight for EWR-SDQ and MCO-SDQ, not sure why they cancelled because in the same day F9 is starting EWR-SDQ and in april adding SJU and MIA into SDQ, and B6 is adding the 2nd flight from MCO-SDQ in june. Looks like they ...

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by Caribbean007
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 19872

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Do you think if the new routes prove themselves from EWR, which they should, they will add more routes? They already have, AUS, BNA, CLT, & SDQ to name a few. March 10 is the last flight for EWR-SDQ and MCO-SDQ, not sure why they cancelled because in the same day F9 is starting EWR-SDQ and in a...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 304
Views: 43732

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

“Bleeding traffic” to feed Lufthansa is different than feeding a carrier which is owned by the same entity as LOT. In the short term I could see LOT codesharing on Condors flights to destinations such as Havana, Cancun, Santo Domingo, Las Vegas, Seattle etc. The condor flights to Santo Domingo cont...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDPC airport
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: MDPC airport

Here is the link for MDPC airport web sight that shows gate numbers which differ from the charts. https://www.puntacanainternationalairport.com/flight-info nesho The letter G is the abreviation of Gate, Gate 11 Gate 22, terminal A and B has gates numbers ascendents starting in Terminal 1 with the G...

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by Caribbean007
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDPC airport
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: MDPC airport

All right, since I have a bit of time... MDPC = Punta Cana airport, Dominican Republic (PUJ) I don't know about the "P" mentioned above; they are simply marked as Gates 1-11 in Terminal A. Terminal B gates are marked as B20-B26. I find no reference to "G". https://www.iheartdr.c...

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by Caribbean007
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 870
Views: 90787

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Avianca is increasing from 7 to 14 weekly flights BOG-SDQ starting March 29 for new flight are using A319 and effect July 02 changing to A320, that most be the reaction to Wingo who has 3 weekly flights with very good load factor, after 2 months they started the route increased from 2 to 3 weekly fl...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 870
Views: 90787

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Century adding Santiago de Cuba - Santo Domingo starting march 18. Also adding a 3rd CRJ200 already at JBQ Curious to discover how Sky High and Air Century compete. Their routes overlap to some degree. Air Century operate in JBQ small airport located in the north of Santo Domingo, Sky High oper...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/15/2019:AA Adds AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD;AC/WS Add BOS-YYC;DL Adds ATL-BOI/GEG,PEK>PKX;UA Adds IAD-BGR/MSN/TVC
Replies: 96
Views: 16369

Re: OAG Changes 12/15/2019:AA Adds AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD;AC/WS Add BOS-YYC;DL Adds ATL-BOI/GEG,PEK>PKX;UA Adds IAD-BGR/MSN/TVC

For my understanding EWR-SDQ is doing very well..what happened..? I am equally shocked. Everytime I have done this redeye the plane has been full. I know it isn’t a scientific sampling, nor do full planes mean $$$$ but I am surprised. Very low yield - they can probably make more money moving the pl...

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by Caribbean007
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16899

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

I found new flights nonstop from Miami to: Austin Baltimore Islip Trenton Ontario San Salvador Santo Domingo Guatemala City Note that ISP and TTN are currently served year-round from FLL, and are simply transferring from FLL to MIA (again) while FLL becomes a seasonal (or discontinued?) station. Sa...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YQB-Caribbean routes
Replies: 9
Views: 2373

Re: Air Canada announces YQB-Caribbean routes

It's just you. Air Canada management doesn't speak for TS until the financial transaction is closed. The fiduciary duties of TS management prohibit it. Maybe AC has virtually their hands over TS, they announced some routes will be operated by Air Transat on behalf of Air Canada. https://www.aircana...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/15/2019:AA Adds AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD;AC/WS Add BOS-YYC;DL Adds ATL-BOI/GEG,PEK>PKX;UA Adds IAD-BGR/MSN/TVC
Replies: 96
Views: 16369

Re: OAG Changes 12/15/2019:AA Adds AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD;AC/WS Add BOS-YYC;DL Adds ATL-BOI/GEG,PEK>PKX;UA Adds IAD-BGR/MSN/TVC

I am equally shocked. Everytime I have done this redeye the plane has been full. I know it isn’t a scientific sampling, nor do full planes mean $$$$ but I am surprised. I have friends that took that flight EWR-SDQ and said plane was full too, so I think should be something else and not low yield.

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by Caribbean007
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YQB-Caribbean routes
Replies: 9
Views: 2373

Re: Air Canada announces YQB-Caribbean routes

It's just you. Air Canada management doesn't speak for TS until the financial transaction is closed. The fiduciary duties of TS management prohibit it. Maybe AC has virtually their hands over TS, they announced some routes will be operated by Air Transat on behalf of Air Canada. https://www.aircana...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YQB-Caribbean routes
Replies: 9
Views: 2373

Re: Air Canada announces YQB-Caribbean routes

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by Caribbean007
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4146

Re: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes

Copa Airlines in CARICOM, in terms of weekly frequencies by now: CM PTY-CUN 47x CM PTY-HAV 46x CM PTY-PUJ 32x CM PTY-SDQ 30x CM PTY-SJU 13x CM PTY-POS 12x CM PTY-AUA 7x CM PTY-GEO 6x CM PTY-CUR 6x CM PTY-MBJ 5x CM PTY-PAP 4x CM PTY-STI 4x CM PTY-KIN 4x CM PTY-SXM 4x CM PTY-SNU 4x CM PTY-NAS 4x CM P...

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by Caribbean007
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4146

Re: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes

Tangentially related: I am on FlightAware right now and Copa has flights on the way to: Santiago Chile, 2 flights, scheduled to leave PTY 5 mins apart Sao Paulo, 3 flights, scheduled to leave PTY within 15 mins of each other Orlando, 2 flights, scheduled to leave PTY 20 mins apart Is this normal sc...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ
Replies: 51
Views: 11136

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ

:) I presume DL has excess capacity outside the Summer peaks. I thought it was very interesting DL cut PUJ flying, but added SDQ flying. That makes limited sense, although I suppose the ethnic market is less impacted. Also, a lot of love for SJU. Good to see a comeback. Seems like one Caribbean res...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 25181

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

I think the only issue I can see is 321 crushing altitude at heavy weight will be quite low . Crossing the Atlantic being down at fl300 ish could result in being in much stronger headwinds (jet stream )than being higher up. Might make it difficult in winter months You are right but remember TAP has...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 25181

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

From Lisbon to South America JPA, AJU, MCZ, SLZ, VIX, MAO MAO didn't work on widebody , but maybe it is good on NB They could even use it for CCS And OPO to REC, SSA, FOR, NAT maybe... And in North America from LIS to YUL, PHL, CLT, DFW, DTW, ATL, MCO, FLL or to replace A330 on BOS, NYC, ORD, YYZ F...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ
Replies: 51
Views: 11136

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ

:) I presume DL has excess capacity outside the Summer peaks. I thought it was very interesting DL cut PUJ flying, but added SDQ flying. That makes limited sense, although I suppose the ethnic market is less impacted. Also, a lot of love for SJU. Good to see a comeback. Seems like one Caribbean res...

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by Caribbean007
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 9569

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

Looks like EWR-SDQ the increase from 2 to 3 daily flights will be year round, I searched in UAL app flight departuring in April 2020 and returning in may 2020 and still shows 3 flights.

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by Caribbean007
Thu May 23, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds seasonal PVD-PUJ
Replies: 18
Views: 2279

Re: SY adds seasonal PVD-PUJ

Im Dominican and actually from PUJ Airport to Santo Domingo City is a 3 hrs trip by car, using public transportation could be little more as you have to wait for the bus depart and go from airport to the terminal. I dont think a lot Dominicans will board Suncuntry fligh for VFR, only those few livi...

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by Caribbean007
Thu May 23, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds seasonal PVD-PUJ
Replies: 18
Views: 2279

Re: SY adds seasonal PVD-PUJ

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by Caribbean007
Wed May 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds seasonal PVD-PUJ
Replies: 18
Views: 2279

Re: SY adds seasonal PVD-PUJ

Ok, ok. There will never be any VFR passengers on these flights, only tourists and it’s an all day journey to travel from PUJ to SDQ. I was clearly misinformed by the mayor of Providence, the airport CEO, oh and the airline itself that they all expect a mix of traffic on these flights. They should ...

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by Caribbean007
Mon May 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 22529

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

HAV will be served nonstop with the props. The props will not only serve KIN but also MBJ. The Jamaican Govt has been pushing a multi destination concept and BW will be in a better position to serve these markets. Expect to see flights from KIN to HAV, NAS and SDQ. I have seem Intercaribbean making...

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by Caribbean007
Mon May 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 22529

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

HAV will be served nonstop with the props. The props will not only serve KIN but also MBJ. The Jamaican Govt has been pushing a multi destination concept and BW will be in a better position to serve these markets. Expect to see flights from KIN to HAV, NAS and SDQ. I have seem Intercaribbean making...

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by Caribbean007
Sun May 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 9321

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

that doesn't really change my point UA's VFR schedule out of EWR is paltry compare to B6 at JFK. Agree, if we talk about Dominican Republic B6 is number 1 from North america with almost 2 million pax transported last year, in the route JFK-SDQ B6 has 5 daily Flights, DL has 3 and UA has 2 from EWR,

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by Caribbean007
Fri May 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 9321

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

Thank you for your geography lesson on GYE. We I said beaches of GYE im talking about the area around GYE. It will soon be full of American tourist do to the B6 effect. They use us dollars at currency, very US friendly. Americans want an adventure but in there safe upper middle class bubble. Just l...

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by Caribbean007
Fri May 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 9321

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

Only jersey side really is more convenient for EWR. I just can't see UA doing much EWR to VFR market routes when they don't even fly to KIN/PAP and have only 1 flight to STI/SDQ for most of the year. Actually UA is flying 2 times a day EWR-SDQ after Jetblue and spirit decided to open EWR-SDQ. In wi...

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by Caribbean007
Thu May 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR
Replies: 23
Views: 4376

Re: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR

EWR has no slots. agree and disagree they do have for instance spirit was given slot to flight SDQ a few months ago, departure time is the key, 1:30 am who will their right mind will flight F9 at this time to SDQ, i heard they will be starting STI around the same time, jet blue does it from JFK Spi...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 38190

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

I'd also a agree, a large metro like Mexico City would be well served by multiple airports. No need for a grand colossal mega project when multiple smaller existing fields with expansion can handle the load. Oh, yes, and then what you will do when those diferents airports get the point of congestio...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 38190

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

I connected a number of years ago in MEX. Never again. I have a trip to South America coming up. One option was flying AeroMexico through MEX. They lost my business as I was never going to go through MEX again. Hello Copa and Panama City! Regardless of airport, transiting through MEX is not a good ...

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by Caribbean007
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62176

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Air century is increasing their destinations from Santo Domingo JBQ : AUA 2 To 3 , CUR 3 to 4, SXM 3 to 4, SJU 5 to 6 and also introducing CRJ200 service on SJU, SXM, CUR starting Nov 12. The collapse of PAWA and the virtual demise of Insel seems to have opened up opportunities to many carriers, so...

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by Caribbean007
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62176

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

303dk wrote:
JetBlue is cutting STX in January, local media is reporting. Apparently the load factor over the last two years has averaged 50%


Also cutting SJU-STI in Dominican Republic, looks like same situation with the load factor.

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by Caribbean007
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62176

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

I meant a downgrade in that SDQ is a mess: old, run down, poor customer service, A/C barely functioning, every passenger treated like they’re smuggling drugs. It’s the not kind of vacation experience that a lot of people are used to. LRM and PUJ are so much more tourist oriented. How long its been ...

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by Caribbean007
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62176

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

That’s a big downgrade for passenger experience No, the flight before was Fridays MXP-LRM-ANU-MXP and now will be MXP-SDQ-ANU-MXP. They have another flight on Saturdays to LRM, In my understand now is better because Beach destinations like Boca Chica and Juan Dolio are closer to Santo Domingo than ...

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by Caribbean007
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62176

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

This winter Blue Panorama moved to SDQ one flight from LRM starting on friday Dec 21st and finishin May 3rd. return will stop in Antigua, MXP-SDQ-ANU-MXP That’s a big downgrade for passenger experience No, the flight before was Fridays MXP-LRM-ANU-MXP and now will be MXP-SDQ-ANU-MXP. They have anot...

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by Caribbean007
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca increases Bogota – Buenos Aires service from March 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2872

Re: Avianca increases Bogota – Buenos Aires service from March 2019

As per Airline routes, Avianca is planning a second daily flight to Buenos Aires as of March 2019. Flight to be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280885/avianca-increases-bogota-buenos-aires-service-from-march-2019/ AV217 BOG1336 – 2158EZE 320 D AV0...

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by Caribbean007
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 19420

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

After LGA-EGE/NAS were resumed, I figured this was only a matter of time. A resumption of LGA-BDA will probably happen too. Any update on U.S. CBP preclearance at PUJ? I went to PUJ to take a flight to Canada and there is already installed an autogate for Citizens of United States and Canada they t...

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by Caribbean007
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 67088

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

DFW-SDQ is an interesting add. Back in the day when I was doing a lot of DR trips out of JFK, SDQ seemed like more of a VFR destination and the tourists were going to POP/PUJ. I'm curious what kind of market they're going for. Either way, exciting stuff for DFW. SDQ is definitely a VFR destination,...

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by Caribbean007
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62176

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

This winter Blue Panorama moved to SDQ one flight from LRM starting on friday Dec 21st and finishin May 3rd. return will stop in Antigua, MXP-SDQ-ANU-MXP

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by Caribbean007
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62176

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Santo Domingo SDQ added Nordwind to the list this Winter with charters from SVO. This with 2 Spirit new routes MCO, EWR is getting SDQ in very good shape for the winter, .wntercaribben has plans to create a crew base at SDQ too, now serving EIS, AUA, PLS, KIN, You forgot about Airtransat will opera...

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by Caribbean007
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 3753

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

Dominican Republic. According to Wikipedia: Punta Cana: about 50k residents - PUJ: 7M PAX Santo Domingo: about 1M residents - SDQ - 4M PAX . Correct. Punta Cana is the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic, almost 100% of travelers are turist Incorrect - Santo Domingo passed already the 3M resi...

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by Caribbean007
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 6160

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

For both LIR and PUJ, you arrive at 1500, and then all the AM flights to LAX, SEA, SFO, PDX, IAH, ORD, YVR, YYZ, YUL, YYC, etc. leave between 1500 and 1900. Punta Cana doesn't have non-stop flights heading to the US western coast yet. The upcoming AM MEX-PUJ may funnel these passengers to Dominican...

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