guyanam wrote:OJ used contacts to get dirt cheap planes which its owner Wings Aviation acquired dirt cheap for cash. This means that OJ hasn't been hampered by heavy lease expenses which have tended to drain most other privately owned Caribbean airlines. So they survive on a shoe string.
Alas, you finally got it.
guyanam wrote:738 fleet which allows more flexibility in scheduling. It also allows more marginal routes to operate like the KIN HAV GEO route that you propose
You do realize adding a B738 is not an overnight thing and there are many regulatory hurdles OJ must cross before they are certified as this will be a new addition to their fleet. It can take up to a year.
guyanam wrote:BW is planning a KIN HAV POS route and seems to be awaiting governmental approval.
Cuba is playing hardball. They have to protect CU's interest.
gunnerman wrote:All the Guyana non-stop flights which bypass its KIN hub result in complex scheduling and sometimes a lot of time on the ground
Has to do with technicalities in The OpenSky Agreement. Currently they are allowed to operate a 1 weekly GEO-JFK and vice versa service. To bypass this they are planning "Air Guyana" services that will allow them unrestricted GEO-JFK services.
gunnerman wrote:OJ should try KIN-HAV-GEO on a scheduled basis instead of the ridiculous charters from multiple Cuba airports.
They could but good luck getting the approval from Cuba.
yankeejuliet wrote:Five weekly to George Town is too much frequency
Not really the route needs a wide-body. Apparently the current carrier on the route struggles with weight. Plus there are plans to increase import/export between Cuba and Guyana. Lots of pharmaceuticals($$$) out of Cuba.
yankeejuliet wrote:This service will give Air Guyana a bad reputation before start up
They have to start Air Guyana ASAP to take advantage of the growing travel market.
I expect them to acquire more B757s to start Air Guyana services.
They need to maintain cash flow so they have to keep the planes flying. Expect to see FLL services.
jm079 wrote:[/quote]Awesome OJ as when compare to the previous December 2015 it is the fastest growing airlines as B6 and BW offered more seats in December 2015
I agree. The stats for the Fri flights shows the strong southbound flow.