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by fowlr29
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

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 fowlr29
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

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 has...

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by fowlr29
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone know why the Hi Fly A330 has operated OPO-SXM? Cruise ship repatriation/charters. There's been multiple cruise ships in and out of the Port of St Maarten over the past two weeks for repatriation, fuel and supplies as the port is open to meet these demands. HiFly was also in SXM about three w...

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by fowlr29
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I think interCaribbean can compete with BW, primarily on price as they have a lower unit cost, and also as they have a strong northern Caribbean network. The Kingston flight should provide connections to Havana, Santiago de Cuba, the Turks and Caicos and the rest of their network. It won't be hard f...

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by fowlr29
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The ERJ out of Barbados is to Kingston and Santo Domingo.

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by fowlr29
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/interCaribbeanAirways/photos/a.10151505884972097/10157220962617097/?type=3&eid=ARD5diDW2gNL3BTmU4bFUW9s2k5VW0jyeIYMBUW0sZoXIftOgO2ZdeVzMJWMFk2MOVPSyXqonmv5C77j&__tn__=EHH-R InterCaribbean's updated route map includes Barbados to Kingston, Santo Domingo, Guyana, Trini...

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by fowlr29
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Rumors that CAL are sending back 4 737's. Crew from the 737 being put back onto the ATR. Anybody can confirm this?

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by fowlr29
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Not surprising in the least. Good luck to all the carriers expanding now. They’ll need it. It’s gonna be a while before intra-regional travel returns to normal. Goes back to what I was saying a couple of weeks ago. Nobody is travelling within the islands; it's bad right now. JY and 3S will be bette...

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by fowlr29
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

JY has probably the best sized equipment for these times. Does anyone know how the loads are on JY or BW? Im told BW's loads are in the teens and often below 10 pax per flight. Not surprising in the least. Good luck to all the carriers expanding now. They’ll need it. It’s gonna be a while before in...

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by fowlr29
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

InterCaribbean has started operations out of Barbados today. They are also hiring Direct Entry Captains and First Officers.

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by fowlr29
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Winair's latest newsletter with flight schedule: https://mailchi.mp/07c93346577b/great-news-we-take-you-to-dominica-again?fbclid=IwAR3HhEKBeScZnmdV_X-djOak2OS-eryKq6-cPJOG8IFGjeh281CwdzMi_Yo St. Maarten - Antigua - St Maarten ( 3 days a week) MON FRI SAT WM 315 SXM-ANU 08.20 – 09.15 WM 316 ANU-SXM 1...

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by fowlr29
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Winair doesn't have the resources, both financial and otherwise in it's current state to take up LIs slack in the Northern Caribbean. They've got 3 Twin Otters (technically 4, but one has to return to the lessors in a month) of which 2 are needed on any day that Air France comes to SXM; which is cur...

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by fowlr29
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Winair to launch ANU to DOM and SXM to DOM with the Twin Otter. Routing will be 3/4 days a week. SXM - ANU - DOM - SXM and SXM - DOM - ANU - SXM More details to follow. Yes I would expect that. When SKB reopens expect SXM SKB ANU, maybe 2x daily. Many of the SKB ANU are intransit to points further ...

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by fowlr29
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Winair to launch ANU to DOM and SXM to DOM with the Twin Otter. Routing will be 3/4 days a week.

SXM - ANU - DOM - SXM and
SXM - DOM - ANU - SXM

More details to follow.

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by fowlr29
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston
Replies: 29
Views: 4753

Re: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston

Agreed that the only way this makes sense is if they have gotten a corporate contract that they believe will take pressure off of filling the rest of the plane. The only real connection between GEO and IAH would be with American through Miami, but their timing would be really bad for business travel...

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by fowlr29
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston
Replies: 29
Views: 4753

Re: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston

I wish them good luck, just seems like the wrong time to be launching a new route, especially as the official opening of TnT's borders hasn't even been announced. August 14th seems very optimistic. Just like their optimistic Kingston to Miami flights that have been cancelled numerous times over the...

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by fowlr29
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston
Replies: 29
Views: 4753

Re: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston

I wish them good luck, just seems like the wrong time to be launching a new route, especially as the official opening of TnT's borders hasn't even been announced. August 14th seems very optimistic. Just like their optimistic Kingston to Miami flights that have been cancelled numerous times over the ...

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by fowlr29
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Winair/Air Antilles resumes Dominica from August 8th with the ATR. Flights will operate four days a week on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Winair sells 30 seats on these flights, Air Antilles sells the rest. The rest of the network remains unchanged. I think that LI's role would have to b...

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by fowlr29
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Financial assistance from the Netherlands isn't guaranteed. I do foresee the Dutch providing assistance in the form of a loan, it just hasn't reached as yet (2/3 months more I think). There is however a lot of politics in this; WM is 92% owned by the government of SXM, and 8% by Holland. SXM hasn't ...

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by fowlr29
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I guess only time will tell. What Winair needs is for SXM to reopen to the United States for the St Barths connections. Hopefully the government sticks to the August 1st date that has been set this time. It'll mean no more flights to Saba, as the Saba governor will follow what Statia has done when S...

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by fowlr29
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://news784.com/local-news/plans-underway-for-intercaribbean-to-begin-operations-in-svg/?fbclid=IwAR2tItX-FUzYP4IbgY20ZvlW1ctikMzLicvB9BQStK25ivPZTB3BDYVUNl4 InterCaribbean has applied for rights into St. Vincent and the Grenadines. No comment was made on the rights that they are requesting, des...

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by fowlr29
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Employees are expecting further cuts and/or job losses. It has already been decided that one DHC6 will be sent back to the lessor in Canada. Airline is in a terrible financial position as they haven't gotten funding since the pandemic hit. SXM government does not have funding available for the airli...

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by fowlr29
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Air France is restarting flights tot the Caribbean with SXM and PUJ first. https://www.caribjournal.com/2020/07/12/punta-cana-air-france-flights/One could guess that AF isn't really re-starting flights to The Caribbean as it's more likely AF never stopped flying from CDG/ORY to CAY, PTP and FDF. Yo...

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by fowlr29
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I Will some governments want to revoke those privileges (aka Gaston Browne)? Maybe. But will the rest of the islands follow suit without any other established airline picking up the slack? Maybe not. So folks really need to stop thinking that BW is the only game in town. In fact Mia might license a...

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by fowlr29
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

It goes back to whatever rights BW has in the respective islands. I'm not sure as to what they have currently in all of the islands but seeing as they operate POS - ANU - KIN, POS-SXM-KIN, POS-SVD-JFK and used to do POS-BGI-SXM-KIN I don't think route rights are an issue that they need to content wi...

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by fowlr29
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes. Jamaicans and Trinidadians as they have a base in Kingston and a base in Trinidad. Good luck ignoring the unions. We've seen how that has gone in the past with pilots calling in sick as a form of industrial dispute. The airline doesn't need a labor dispute on its hands, and neither do their res...

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by fowlr29
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

A Caricom airline operating BGI-ANU or BGI-GEO or BGI-KIN should not be required to staff services with Trinidadian nationals. I know Caricom is many moons behind where it should be integration-wise... but if the TTALPA can dictate that only TnT nationals can fly for BW we have some big problems. T...

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by fowlr29
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

So is this all speculation or are we certain there is a clause prohibiting hiring non Trinidad and Tobago people. What is the situation with the Jamaican operations? I assume those are staffed with some Jamaican nationals at least. If they open a base in BGI, does not mean these new routes are excl...

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by fowlr29
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The idea that the TTAPLA could dictate how the company operates in Barbados <, particularly with a potential shortage of flight crew, is pretty abhorrent. Why would they be given any authority in the matter? In broader terms, this approach to solving these issues as individual island governments is...

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by fowlr29
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The idea that the TTAPLA could dictate how the company operates in Barbados <, particularly with a potential shortage of flight crew, is pretty abhorrent. Why would they be given any authority in the matter? In broader terms, this approach to solving these issues as individual island governments is...

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by fowlr29
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Would TTALPA agree to having foreign contract workers again? I seem to remember this causing a stink in the past. I understand it's Caricom, but the union would obviously prefer to have local Trinidadian crews sourced first. I don't see LI crew getting hired by BW unless a permanent base is set up ...

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by fowlr29
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Would TTALPA agree to having foreign contract workers again? I seem to remember this causing a stink in the past. I understand it's Caricom, but the union would obviously prefer to have local Trinidadian crews sourced first. I don't see LI crew getting hired by BW unless a permanent base is set up i...

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by fowlr29
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

SXM is supposed to restart on July 15th. BW filed with PJIA for the regular 456/457 schedule from that Wednesday. Surprised they don't want to just fly KIN to SXM and back seeing as Trinidad's borders are still closed.

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by fowlr29
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

If the new entity that is formed gets the old AOC transferred from the liquidated company to the new entity then ECCAA being CAT 2 now shouldn't have an impact with US routes; the rights should transfer along with the AOC. In other news, Winair starts flying from July 4th. Limited schedule just to A...

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