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by caribny
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

You cannot have regional unity without an ability to move people and cargo. I wish that Caribbean people stop living this MIA focused life. As a head of a chamber of commerce had to say if people buy from Amazon in the USA and do not patronize businesses located in their countries they cannot then d...

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by caribny
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

PM Browne recently announced a Nov 30 start date. This date is also BGI's independence day. Im not sure if this is coincidence, or deliberate. If so then what promotion have they done and why is their website still down? In these times it is even more difficult to get people on planes. Many islands...

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by caribny
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Any news on LI? I see the website launch date has come and gone. PM Browne recently announced a Nov 30 start date. This date is also BGI's independence day. Im not sure if this is coincidence, or deliberate. If so then what promotion have they done and why is their website still down? In these time...

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by caribny
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

No quarantine for STT. However PCR testing within 5 days of arrival. Same thing for SXM, which is seeing a drastic increase in flights over the past week for Thanksgiving, including the inaugural B6 Mint service from EWR. Antigen testing is also now included in SXM. I suspect that the islands that ...

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by caribny
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but DL is running MSP-STT 3x weekly (Tu./Thu./Sat.) from December to early April with a 752. I know SY has operated MSP-STT in the past but has NW/DL operated MSP-STT? Based on the new schedules it looks like this winter the USVI will enjoy a bumper season, w...

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by caribny
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Taken from the VS thread: https://demerarawaves.com/2020/11/04/virgin-atlantic-other-airlines-apply-to-fly-to-guyana-two-hotels-near-cji-airport-also-on-cards/ VS has apparently applied to start flights to GEO. Quite surprising IMO as: a) that market isn’t big b) VS usually focuses on the more tour...

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by caribny
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

TriniA340 wrote:
Saying farewell to 9Y-SXM next week after 9 years of stellar svc :(
You served us faithfully, MSN 37935.



Is BW reducing its fleet size? If so which routes will they cut back?

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by caribny
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 55364

Re: VS to launch LHR - SVD in S21.

Virgin increases Caribbean services next summer with a new twice-weekly flight to St Vincent. A330 equipment. Interesting choice...would SXM have made a better option for a new Caribbean route ? Not SXM. I would have thought that BA would have been the carrier to SVD though. They have more flights ...

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by caribny
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

With AA dropping the JFK-GEO in December, perhaps B6 could increase service from the planned 4 x weekly. If AA stays off the route they could definitely increase to a daily flight to better compete with BW. EA has stepped up service on the JFK GEO route based on those who like heavy travel. 3 70lb ...

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by caribny
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Antilles adding more flights into BGI may not be as a result of significant demand. . See that LIs first flight back will go according to plan today, leaving ANU to DOM at 4pm. Website to go live shortly according to their FB page Its adding a nonstop flight DOM BGI, instead of the stop via SLU...

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by caribny
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I suspect a lot of BA and VS flights to the Caribbean will be reduced significantly for the period of lock-down. I only hope that most Brits take the opportunity to spend the month in the Caribbean away from home and the lock-down restrictions. I know this is wishful thinking.. I think you will get...

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by caribny
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

CAL started their BGI-OGL-BGI flights today. Must have been a special occasion as they positioned 9Y-TII to BGI last night just to operate the inaugural flight. Once the aircraft had completed the rotation, re-positioned back to POS as BW3449. This aircraft is the only aircraft painted in the new p...

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by caribny
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

AEROFAN wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
Keep posts on topic. Codeshares, unless on Caribbean flights, are off topic.


Come on! Look at the context of the comment about code shares. It is most definitely appropriate.


Agreed. Moderators must place comments in context before they decide what needs to be done/said.

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by caribny
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The early morning service out of SKB has more people intransit thru ANU than landing there, much of it headed to BGI. The afternoon flight is the one with connections to DOM, SLU, and POS. Anecdotal reports describe "business type" males on that morning flight, so these arent just those tr...

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by caribny
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

WM to launch ANU-SKB. Flights will run with the following routing: WM315 SXM-SKB-ANU Departure SXM 0815, Departure SKB 0900; WM316 ANU-SXM Departure ANU 0950 WM317 SXM-ANU Departure SXM 1815; WM318 ANU-SKB-SXM: Departure ANU 1915, Departure SKB 2000 So WM315 SKB-ANU departing SKB at 9:00am and WM31...

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by caribny
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

lightsaber wrote:
Keep posts on topic. Codeshares, unless on Caribbean flights, are off topic.

The comment on domestic codeshares was to clarify the fact that it doesnt apply to Caribbean flights. So it was relevant

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by caribny
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

CAL just posted the below schedule for BGI-OGL-BGI starting 31st October (Saturday) Flight Effect Discon Freqncy From To Equip Depart Arrive BW214 31-Oct-20 10-Jan-21 Mon,Fri,Sat BGI OGL ATR 0830 1030 BW215 31-Oct-20 10-Jan-21 Mon,Fri,Sat OGL BGI ATR 1125 1325 Now just waiting on JY to announce the...

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by caribny
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking at SKB and their planned reopening from the 31st, it seems as though Winair will no longer be offering flights like they were originally planning to do. They were scheduled to fly multiple times a week, sometimes twice a day from SXM. One could assume that the COVID restrictions that SKB ha...

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by caribny
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Open letter from a LI employee to the administrator. If the claims made here are true, this planned restart has not been fully thought through. https://antiguanewsroom.com/open-letter-to-liat-administrator/?fbclid=IwAR3TtvrJyfgtTN2i4_miP8Z6WvaGDL2iudqeYkvgKfLts0iiF1eILrVKcIg Stale water in a new bo...

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by caribny
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

BW’s restart of GEO-JFK does originate in POS. It’s routed POS-GEO-JFK-GEO-POS and BW has been advertising POS-GEO/JFK as available for purchase. No inbound into POS has been advertised. The flight is routed POS GEO JFK GEO. That is their press announcement. No inbound to POS is advertised because ...

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by caribny
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

However, Guyanese will be subject to mandatory quarantine coming into BGI. This will dampen demand until the virus can settle down. I did state C19 protocol will dampen demand somewhat which is why I think that a less than daily will be likely instead of LIs 2 daily nonstop and BWs daily connection...

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by caribny
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

People who are travelling now are doing so for the most part because they have to. A 19 seater is probably best suited for this route in the current environment. You might find the Guyanese market a bit different. 40% of Bajans are unemployed, including much of the middle class. Not true for Guyane...

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by caribny
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

People who are travelling now are doing so for the most part because they have to. A 19 seater is probably best suited for this route in the current environment. You might find the Guyanese market a bit different. 40% of Bajans are unemployed, including much of the middle class. Not true for Guyane...

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by caribny
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I commend TransGuyana for this, its certainly a good move on their part. They certainly have been going quite a bit of charters within the Eastern Caribbean since C19 hit and absence of LI. However though, I suspect they will not be able to offer the type of service Guyanese would expect on this ro...

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by caribny
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Trans Guyana has announced they will be serving BGI five times weekly from OGL starting November 1st with B1900D aircraft. I commend TransGuyana for this, its certainly a good move on their part. They certainly have been going quite a bit of charters within the Eastern Caribbean since C19 hit and a...

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by caribny
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I’m not entirely sure. However, that hasn’t stopped AA and DL, for example from returning to essentially a full schedule to KIN and MBJ from their hubs. Keep in mind that NYC demand is down a lot more than other parts of USA. We have a quarantine in effect. That is true. That bodes very poorly for ...

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by caribny
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

In addition, economic activity has declined significantly in every island so demand for workers will also be depressed. JY if given the necessary permission can replicate what LI did. However, hoping for governments to fund LI when several are struggling to pay unemployment is a big ask. For the Ca...

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by caribny
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I will expect that all the lofty plans of growing KIN will be over now. I dont see KIN GCM returning, and I suspect that BW will just drop its SoFL routes as running 1w against AAs 3x dly just makes no sense, as this is a heavy business route. They have definitely exited the FLL KIN route so there i...

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by caribny
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Regardless as to what Gaston Browne might be doing the fact remains that there is a huge gap provided with the (current) demise of LIAT. There are issues with airlift involving the OECS, BGI and points north to SXM and the Virgin Islands that arent being addressed. Folks underestimate the fact that ...

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by caribny
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I see CAL is advertising return of JFK - GEO flights beginning on October 19th. I guess Guyana has re-opened its borders. Hopefully this provides some revenue and also maybe an opportunity to start GEO-BGI soon thereafter. GEO has reopened its borders and BW has to get in quickly on the JFK GEO to ...

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by caribny
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

NYC cannot function without its MTA subway, London cannot without its tube and CARICOM/OECS cannot function without reliable regional transportation. The good news is there is only essential travel now which gives the gov'ts AND the private sector time to decide how the LIAT 1974 gap will be plugged...

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by caribny
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

With B6 only operating 2x weekly CAL can certainly operate 2x/3x weekly BGI-JFK flights to satisfy the VFR market. BGI-YYZ could also justify 2x week service. MIA would be more difficult with AA operating daily and soon 2x daily with their Hub. People from JFK traveling to BGI have to self quaranti...

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by caribny
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
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Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

GoTT is cutting other expenditures, so I cannot see them justifying further expenditures on BW. The interesting thing was that if GoTT had decided to no longer fund it in times past when it was generating huge losses LI would have been the carrier to fill the gap on regional routes.. Now we may see ...

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by caribny
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
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Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

BW is going to stay in their own corner and continue with their POS focused operations, which will also benefit GEO/OGL which lies to the south. They aren't going to get into the intricacies of travel among the OECS, BGI, and the Virgin Islands/SXM. They have already dropped SLU, and we will see how...

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by caribny
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

It is almost certain now that the Antigua-based regional carrier, LIAT, will return to the skies, perhaps as early as next month. This is the latest update from Cabinet spokesman, Minister of Information, Melford Nicholas, who said the positive news was passed on to the Cabinet by Prime Minister Ga...

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by caribny
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

As if the Jamaicans ever had any love for BW? That being my point. They squandered loyalties that some Jamaicans still had for JM and that could have been a base that BW could have built on. But they didnt and now in a post Covid world where they can ill afford loss making routes who knows what the...

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by caribny
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Don’t their SJU route plans include flying through the northern islands of ANU, PTP, SKB, and EIS? Just merely stopping at an island with nominal service and having to spend a day to get there isnt a LI replacement. That BW route reminds me of the old LI days when it took almost an entire day due t...

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by caribny
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Congrats to them although they won't be flying either right now. And I guess with the approval of the SJU route, we can put to bed the myth that BW will simply ignore the northern islands. Not talking about SJU, which has a "prestige" status. Talking about the smaller islands. Proof will ...

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by caribny
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2006-26586-0024 Reported in another thread... CAL gets approval for IAH and SJU Congrats to them although they won't be flying either right now. And I guess with the approval of the SJU route, we can put to bed the myth that BW will simply ignore the n...

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by caribny
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Alo All, Per Enrila's OAG Changes most recently updated thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1452071 ; AA MIA-POS OCT 0.5 > 0 {1.8} Looking forward to better and safer times. Well POS and SKB are both closed, though the latter is talking about a phased reopening for nation...

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by caribny
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

When one looks at travel statistics for intra regional travel very few "viable" markets exist, especially if US visa travel is excluded. ANU BGI generates 9k passengers, 2/3 originating in ANU, most I bet travelling for US visas. BGI GND numbers are even lower. SLU BGI isnt as thick as pe...

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by caribny
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

When one looks at travel statistics for intra regional travel very few "viable" markets exist, especially if US visa travel is excluded. ANU BGI generates 9k passengers, 2/3 originating in ANU, most I bet travelling for US visas. BGI GND numbers are even lower. SLU BGI isnt as thick as peo...

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by caribny
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization?sk=wall There will be a YouTube event tomorrow at 11AM (EDT). This to discuss post LIAT transportation. JY and BW will duke it out and we will see who the winner will be. Travel loads are very thin, especially with POS and GEO still closed. No e...

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by caribny
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization?sk=wall There will be a YouTube event tomorrow at 11AM (EDT). This to discuss post LIAT transportation. JY and BW will duke it out and we will see who the winner will be. Travel loads are very thin, especially with POS and GEO still closed. No ev...

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by caribny
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I saw something today briefly about a codeshare / interline between CAL and Virgin Atlantic? Looks like Barbados will be used as a transfer point. CAL will take passengers to other islands and BGI will be the "hub" for flights to London, operated by Virgin. This most likely is an interlin...

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by caribny
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I saw something today briefly about a codeshare / interline between CAL and Virgin Atlantic? Looks like Barbados will be used as a transfer point. CAL will take passengers to other islands and BGI will be the "hub" for flights to London, operated by Virgin. This most likely is an interlin...

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by caribny
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Seems like VS is sniffing around for MRGs again. I’m sure this is the very last thing that Caribbean governments want to deal with. https://antiguaobserver.com/govt-shuns-outrageous-virgin-atlantic-plea/ VS seems to be in an extremely weak negotiating position though. There are very few markets tha...

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by caribny
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I remember saying BGI wasn't the mecca of travel many people think, and I got quite a bit of flack for it. LI's route network really enlarged the percieved importance of BGI. Many of LI's passengers were simply passing through, of which most were unnecessary. In this post Covid environment there's ...

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by caribny
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 99572

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

As you rightly said economic options for the region are limited but tourism isn't going to recover for a while. This really is the most challenging time the Caribbean has been through its going to take extremely great leadership for the region to get through this. What is ironic is that in the not ...

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