Aruba Airlines Eyes The Guyana Market and expanding in the CaribbeanAruba Airlines plans to commence daily flights between Aruba and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana from July 7.
This will be an interesting route to watch. They need to have an interline to JFK. That is the key market.
Is there really a large market between Cuba and Guyana? That surprises me. I also do not see why Cubans would go to Suriname and Guyana to shop. First, many are not able to get a passport as it is prohibitively costly and for those that can, why those locations instead of places like Panama, Mexico, Europe, etc.?
Apparently they are filling a B735 4 times a week.
I noticed the second MBJ-FLL flight on B6, but wasn't aware it was a RON. B6 isn't playing in MBJ! They mean business. I reckon it also has many JFK bound passengers connecting at FLL.
This would be a first for B6 to RON in MBJ.
Hmmm... seems about right. I just checked FlightMapper and it has B6 doing two services to JFK... with 480 being up-gauged to an A321 through to November while 780 remains an A320. Could this be a potential Mint market or is this just purely load & scheduling based?
One this is certain... B6 is rotating some of their flights to MBJ between the JFK & FLL hubs. Eg... The early FLL- MBJ flight return as MBJ-JFK & vice-versa based on the arrival/departure times. I wouldn't be surprised to see the A321 more frequently in MBJ/KIN over time out of JFK in particular.
Previous years they would operate up to 3 daily on the JFK-MBJ sector. The issue with their JFK market is other carriers are poaching traffic by offering lower fares via their hubs.
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news ... nded-dutch
Three weeks ago our news team highlighted the complaints of Jamaicans who reported that they were left stranded in Curacao since March when InselAir in March grounded flights to several countries, pointing to resource constraints.
InselAir is the sole airline that flies directly between Curacao and Kingston.
The airline had said it would resume flights at the end of June, but with no indication of such resumption, a growing number of Jamaicans - especially visitors who would have purchased return tickets - are left without an economical means home.
Their only option is to fly through Miami or other countries, which is reportedly far more expensive, and in some cases require visas for in transit passengers.
Up to late last week, the foreign affairs ministry refused to comment on the matter, even after confirming knowledge of the concerns of the Jamaicans.
While the position of the ministry has left the Jamaicans miffed, they say the meeting with the public defender has given them some hope and may have thwarted a planned protest.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -equipment
interCaribbean Airways (JY, Providenciales) is planning to add its maiden jet equipment airline chief executive officer (CEO) Trevor Sadler has said.
According to the AirlinesandDestinations blog, Sadler told a press conference last week it would add a pair of Embraer ERJ-145s for use in expanding the Turks & Caicos Islands-based carrier's network further into the Eastern Caribbean. The region is home to island states that include Anguilla, the US & British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, and Puerto Rico.
Sadler has since confirmed the plans to ch-aviation but noted that more specific details, such as aircraft serials and proposed routes, would only be disclosed "in due course".
http://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasg ... t-13238958
Flights from Glasgow Airport will now head to Montego Bay, Jamaica, every Thursday.
Here are the cheapest flights leaving Glasgow this summer - including £17 seats
The new route's inaugural flight departed on June 22. Direct flights to Jamaica are not available from any other Scottish airport.
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business ... ofile=1056
With the summer tourist season now upon us, New York-based air carrier JetBlue has plans to add a second weekly flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the resort city of Montego Bay, as well as to increase seating capacity for the Fort Lauderdale to Kingston route.
“As JetBlue continues to grow, we look forward to continuing to offer more opportunities for our customers to travel to and from Jamaica,” the airline told the Jamaica Observer by e-mail.
“We continually evaluate new route opportunities to better serve our customers and where they want to fly.”
The company explained that capacity decisions are influenced by customer demand, route performance, aircraft availability, as well as many other factors. One of the many other factors referred to being its focus cities: New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Juan in Puerto Rico.
In fact, just last December JetBlue converted the Boston to Montego Bay route from a seasonal (winter) fixture to a permanent one, contributing to a 40 per cent increase in global flights from that focus city in 2016.
The sky is the limit, but never stop grasping until you get the glory cloud..