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danipawa
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:05 pm

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.

Dominican carrier Sky High is adding more destinations from SDQ too, they serve Dominica, St Kitts, Kingston, Aruba, Saint Marteen, Curacao, St Lucia, Bonaire, Tortola, Anguilla and soon Bahamas and Us Virgin Islands. This with 2 B1900 and 2 JS41 (1 active, other in maintenance)

Air Century is serving from the other airport of Santo Domingo, JBQ to AUA, CUR, SXM, SJU, PAP and soon to SCU with 2 S340B, 4 BAE32 and this winter 2 CRJ200

Intercaribben has plans to create a crew base at SDQ too, now serving EIS, AUA, PLS, KIN,
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:19 pm

danipawa wrote:
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 operate this winter again YYZ-SDQ and YUL-SDQ x 1 weekly.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:20 pm

CARIBBEAN Airlines Ltd (CAL) has reported its operating profit for the first six months of 2018 (January to June) is up $120 million, 77 per cent, compared to the same period last year, the state airline said in a statement.


https://newsday.co.tt/2018/07/23/cal-re ... ng-profit/

It is being said internally that if all goes well CAL will report a full year profit for 2018 and will be the first since 2010.


COPA Airlines Expands To Daily Curaçao Flights
As of July 17, Copa Airlines started its daily service from Panama to Curaçao. COPA has been flying 4 times a week to Curaçao since 2012. COPA operates the route with either an E190 or a Boeing 737-700/800.
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:48 pm

Its is good to hear that CAL has made these improvements in the face of increased competition hopefully they can continue on this trajectory. In BGI the new government has brought back up the talk of adding five (5) jet bridges , resurfacing the runway and expanding the commercial space in the airport. I am not sure how this would be possible as the country is broke.
https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/07/20/major-upgrade-2/
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:52 pm

When does KX take delivery of the MAX8?
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:22 pm

baje427 wrote:
Its is good to hear that CAL has made these improvements in the face of increased competition hopefully they can continue on this trajectory. In BGI the new government has brought back up the talk of adding five (5) jet bridges , resurfacing the runway and expanding the commercial space in the airport. I am not sure how this would be possible as the country is broke.
https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/07/20/major-upgrade-2/



The airport will cover most if not all of the costs. GAIA is mostly self-sustaining as are many other airports globally.
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:27 pm

baje427 wrote:
In BGI the new government has brought back up the talk of adding five (5) jet bridges , resurfacing the runway and expanding the commercial space in the airport. I am not sure how this would be possible as the country is broke.
https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/07/20/major-upgrade-2/


Does BGI have the capability to handle the A380 also can POS handle it also does anyone have any insight.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:51 pm

Good news about BGI and it's envisioned plans. Looking at the terminal building characteristics now, will that building need extensive rework in order to attach jet bridges to it?

Regarding A380 capabilities, I think infrastructurally-wise both BGI and POS can handle the A380. The problem will be the handling of the upper deck. Because of this I can see this resulting in a longer turnaround time for the A380. This in my opinion goes to all airports in the Caribbean when it comes down to the A380. Just my 2 cents :)

A388
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:14 pm

A388 wrote:
Good news about BGI and it's envisioned plans. Looking at the terminal building characteristics now, will that building need extensive rework in order to attach jet bridges to it?

Regarding A380 capabilities, I think infrastructurally-wise both BGI and POS can handle the A380. The problem will be the handling of the upper deck. Because of this I can see this resulting in a longer turnaround time for the A380. This in my opinion goes to all airports in the Caribbean when it comes down to the A380. Just my 2 cents :)

A388
beeweel15 wrote:
baje427 wrote:
In BGI the new government has brought back up the talk of adding five (5) jet bridges , resurfacing the runway and expanding the commercial space in the airport. I am not sure how this would be possible as the country is broke.
https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/07/20/major-upgrade-2/


Does BGI have the capability to handle the A380 also can POS handle it also does anyone have any insight.


Nice to see GAIA making improvements.

As for the A380 both POS and BGI can theoretically handle the a/c however, as A388 says it will be a challenge for turn around time. In POS gate 11 can handle a 747-400, since the A380 is larger it may block gate 12 also, but there are not upper deck gates. Given that European airlines are/have moved away from jumbo jets coming into the Caribbean; with VS moving more flights to A330 I doubt we will see an A380 operations into any Caribbean airport.
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:28 pm

A388 wrote:
Good news about BGI and it's envisioned plans. Looking at the terminal building characteristics now, will that building need extensive rework in order to attach jet bridges to it?

Regarding A380 capabilities, I think infrastructurally-wise both BGI and POS can handle the A380. The problem will be the handling of the upper deck. Because of this I can see this resulting in a longer turnaround time for the A380. This in my opinion goes to all airports in the Caribbean when it comes down to the A380. Just my 2 cents :)

A388


BGI, POS, PTP, and FDF are on their compatibility map. In regards to the upper deck, the A380 will be serviced similarly to how its done at DXB or DOH when air bridges are not available.

https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passeng ... ility.html
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:41 pm

nine4nine wrote:
When does KX take delivery of the MAX8?

Heard from a crew that it's supposed to arrive in November this year.

The crew has already begun training on the type.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:54 pm

BWA900 wrote:
A388 wrote:
Good news about BGI and it's envisioned plans. Looking at the terminal building characteristics now, will that building need extensive rework in order to attach jet bridges to it?

Regarding A380 capabilities, I think infrastructurally-wise both BGI and POS can handle the A380. The problem will be the handling of the upper deck. Because of this I can see this resulting in a longer turnaround time for the A380. This in my opinion goes to all airports in the Caribbean when it comes down to the A380. Just my 2 cents :)

A388


BGI, POS, PTP, and FDF are on their compatibility map. In regards to the upper deck, the A380 will be serviced similarly to how its done at DXB or DOH when air bridges are not available.

https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passeng ... ility.html


DXB and DOH most likely have catering trucks that can service the upper deck which no airport in the Caribbean has so I don't think any Caribbean airport will or can handle the A380 as DXB and DOH do on remote stands.


A388
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:00 pm

guyanam wrote:
aa1818 wrote:
As diminished as it might be due to the drop in oil prices, the T&T economy remains quite robust and businesses (albeit not all) are stronger today than they were two or three years ago.
.

Cheers,
AA1818




While all of that is true it still doesn't explain why PY didn't add service on the POS CUR to offset seats lost when Insel dropped the route. PY has a problem and that is the fact that PBM is poorly integrated into the rest of the Americas so they need to generate service out of other markets if they are to see proper utilization of their fleet. So one would think that PY would jump into that market if it was consistently under served.


Btw there are fewer seats this summer from POS to the USA, so there must be some softness in the T&T travel market. In fact BW seems to be looking to fill seats as they schedule extra stops in GND and even BGI on a few of its JFK POS flights to cater to the peak travel periods to those islands. Their new JFK SVD is a carve out of existing JFK POS flights so this also must reduce seats on the JFK POS. Its JFK GEO service is intact. FLL POS has also seen reduction in nonpeak periods as JFK has as well.


B6?
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:27 pm

A388 wrote:

DXB and DOH most likely have catering trucks that can service the upper deck which no airport in the Caribbean has so I don't think any Caribbean airport will or can handle the A380 as DXB and DOH do on remote stands.


A388


With regards to catering that should not be a real problem since most flights to Europe are under 10 hours and since the A380 fly much longer flights and those airlines serve at least three meals per flight so they can fully cater the flight for the whole round trip. As for boarding with two doors it will be slightly longer yes but not that much longer if done correctly.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:30 pm

beeweel15 wrote:
A388 wrote:

DXB and DOH most likely have catering trucks that can service the upper deck which no airport in the Caribbean has so I don't think any Caribbean airport will or can handle the A380 as DXB and DOH do on remote stands.


A388


With regards to catering that should not be a real problem since most flights to Europe are under 10 hours and since the A380 fly much longer flights and those airlines serve at least three meals per flight so they can fully cater the flight for the whole round trip. As for boarding with two doors it will be slightly longer yes but not that much longer if done correctly.


In addition, with the initiation of an A380 route, GSE will be bought and/or provided by the respective airline or airport to service the aircraft. Both primary parts of the operation would be readily prepared for such a huge service. PTP or FDF may see AF's 380 in the near future.
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:39 pm

I know that, the problem is if you want your return on investment of such expensive equipment, for how long does an A380 need to fly to that airport? I can totally see what you mean, but at the same time it's not as simple as that.

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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:09 pm

GUYAIR707 wrote:
B6?



B6 has also cut back its JFK POS this summer. Last year they run 2x daily 320. This year its only a daily 321. So both carriers have reduced seats to POS from JFK.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:56 am

JetBlue has announced its return to TNCM with Mint Service from KJFK and KBOS! This just shows B6’s commitment to SXM!

What are the odds of seeing KEWR and KFLL to TNCM coming in the near future? JetBlue was rumored for those two routes pre-Irma.

Also, JetBlue had a partnership/agreement with Seaborne Airlines.... With Seaborne merging with Silver Airways, does JetBlues partnership still stay? If not, does JetBlue resume all of their Embraer connecting flights from San Juan?
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:47 pm

Balloonchaser wrote:
JetBlue has announced its return to TNCM with Mint Service from KJFK and KBOS! This just shows B6’s commitment to SXM!

What are the odds of seeing KEWR and KFLL to TNCM coming in the near future? JetBlue was rumored for those two routes pre-Irma.

Also, JetBlue had a partnership/agreement with Seaborne Airlines.... With Seaborne merging with Silver Airways, does JetBlues partnership still stay? If not, does JetBlue resume all of their Embraer connecting flights from San Juan?


B6 has codeshare with Silver.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:27 pm

I would not rule out those routes once things return to some level of normalcy in SXM.

ktarabay98 wrote:
Balloonchaser wrote:
JetBlue has announced its return to TNCM with Mint Service from KJFK and KBOS! This just shows B6’s commitment to SXM!

What are the odds of seeing KEWR and KFLL to TNCM coming in the near future? JetBlue was rumored for those two routes pre-Irma.

Also, JetBlue had a partnership/agreement with Seaborne Airlines.... With Seaborne merging with Silver Airways, does JetBlues partnership still stay? If not, does JetBlue resume all of their Embraer connecting flights from San Juan?


B6 has codeshare with Silver.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:17 pm

Balloonchaser wrote:
JetBlue has announced its return to TNCM with Mint Service from KJFK and KBOS! This just shows B6’s commitment to SXM!

What are the odds of seeing KEWR and KFLL to TNCM coming in the near future? JetBlue was rumored for those two routes pre-Irma.

Also, JetBlue had a partnership/agreement with Seaborne Airlines.... With Seaborne merging with Silver Airways, does JetBlues partnership still stay? If not, does JetBlue resume all of their Embraer connecting flights from San Juan?


I could see FLL-SXM. Can't see EWR-SXM with all the other competition out of NYC. I don't see why they'd feel the need to. The market is big but not that big.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:11 pm

Air Sunshine is serving STX in the next coming months. I wonder if it will be tag-on to their AXA, SKB, NEV, and DOM services.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:44 pm

Looks like CAL is axing FLL-MBJ effective January 8. Schedule shows reduction in frequency down to 3 a week throughout the fall, ramped up to daily for the holidays then permanently gone after that. Too much competition on that route between up to 3 daily B6 and 2 daily WN. plus NK. Fly the route regularly and looks like I will have to put up with everyone (flight attendants) trying to be a comedian on WN or the so often surly crews on B6. For some reason JFK to MBJ remains bookable throughout 2019 as far out as July.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:10 pm

FLL-MBJ is a winter route. BW, WN, NK and B6 will all end service after the winter, with B6 the last to do so after 30 April 2019.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:01 pm

Brickell305 wrote:
Balloonchaser wrote:
JetBlue has announced its return to TNCM with Mint Service from KJFK and KBOS! This just shows B6’s commitment to SXM!

What are the odds of seeing KEWR and KFLL to TNCM coming in the near future? JetBlue was rumored for those two routes pre-Irma.

Also, JetBlue had a partnership/agreement with Seaborne Airlines.... With Seaborne merging with Silver Airways, does JetBlues partnership still stay? If not, does JetBlue resume all of their Embraer connecting flights from San Juan?


I could see FLL-SXM. Can't see EWR-SXM with all the other competition out of NYC. I don't see why they'd feel the need to. The market is big but not that big.


Look at BGI... JetBlue serves the island of Barbados with 4 Routes - JFK/BOS/FLL-BGI as year round and EWR-BGI as seasonal.

If they can fill all of those flights at Barbados, then they can easily fill them for St. Maarten (after SXM starts making more of a comeback of course)
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:49 pm

Balloonchaser wrote:
Brickell305 wrote:
Balloonchaser wrote:
JetBlue has announced its return to TNCM with Mint Service from KJFK and KBOS! This just shows B6’s commitment to SXM!

What are the odds of seeing KEWR and KFLL to TNCM coming in the near future? JetBlue was rumored for those two routes pre-Irma.

Also, JetBlue had a partnership/agreement with Seaborne Airlines.... With Seaborne merging with Silver Airways, does JetBlues partnership still stay? If not, does JetBlue resume all of their Embraer connecting flights from San Juan?


I could see FLL-SXM. Can't see EWR-SXM with all the other competition out of NYC. I don't see why they'd feel the need to. The market is big but not that big.


Look at BGI... JetBlue serves the island of Barbados with 4 Routes - JFK/BOS/FLL-BGI as year round and EWR-BGI as seasonal.

If they can fill all of those flights at Barbados, then they can easily fill them for St. Maarten (after SXM starts making more of a comeback of course)


JetBlue has no competition on NYC-Barbados. There's lots of competition on SXM-NYC. Pre-Irma, there were AA and DL out of JFK and UA out of EWR.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:33 am

Air Canada switched the CYYZ-TNCM flight from Air Canada Rouges B763 to Air Canada’s B737 MAX’s... I don’t know if I should be happy (as Air Canada is brining cooler/more efficient aircraft into SXM) or if I should be sad (as SXM is loosing the bigger planes)..

Thoughts?!?
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:23 am

gunnerman wrote:
FLL-MBJ is a winter route. BW, WN, NK and B6 will all end service after the winter, with B6 the last to do so after 30 April 2019.


That's not true. WN, NK and B6 simply haven't released their schedules past that point. WN's schedule is released up to March 6, JetBlue up to April 30 and Spirit up until February 13. Those airlines definitely DO NOT drop MBJ service from FLL. They all serve it year round. Spirit is seasonal in Kingston.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:24 am

Anyone knows how the new airport runway and terminal coming along in guyana?
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:55 pm

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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:31 pm

Anyone have any insight on any new carriers potentially looking at service to TNCM? Most carriers are resuming full service by December so the schedule extension for any airline wanting service to the island would be coming soon
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:07 pm

jmdc861 wrote:
Looks like CAL is axing FLL-MBJ effective January 8. Schedule shows reduction in frequency down to 3 a week throughout the fall, ramped up to daily for the holidays then permanently gone after that. Too much competition on that route between up to 3 daily B6 and 2 daily WN. plus NK. Fly the route regularly and looks like I will have to put up with everyone (flight attendants) trying to be a comedian on WN or the so often surly crews on B6. For some reason JFK to MBJ remains bookable throughout 2019 as far out as July.


FLL-MBJ was always going to be a difficult route for BW. It's primarily a US point of sale leisure route, with intense competition from low cost carriers and a strong legacy airline (out of MIA). Unlike every other airline on the route, BW has no feed on either end so it was a pure O&D route for them. And with WN offering two free bags and the flight being so short that inflight service isn't essential, the only way they would've been able to compete is on price. JFK-MBJ has many of the same issues but at the end of a day is a bigger market so there's more room for them there.

As I said in the Jamaican thread, I think it will also ultimately hurt them on KIN-FLL as now they'll reschedule their KIN-FLL flights for a departure at around 12:30 instead of the early morning departure they currently have. I suspect this will hurt them with business travelers. Time will tell.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:27 pm

The T&T gov't is eyeing BW's unprofitable routes and questions are being asked. Obviously this means the Jamaica routes as GEO is probably their highest yielding market.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 pm

skystar767 wrote:
Anyone knows how the new airport runway and terminal coming along in guyana?


https://www.facebook.com/cjairport/

Check out their facebook page.

As far as I know they tested the 2 jetbridges with a BW flight, but I don't know if they are fully operational yet. The northern runway extension was supposed to be done in June, and the southern in December 2018. The check in section is done and operational, not sure if it is fully operational. Last time I travelled in June it was. Some of the departure lounges are open, and they said as the areas were completed they would be opened.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:54 pm

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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 am

Brickell305 wrote:
As I said in the Jamaican thread


Still baffled why there is a seperate Jamaican thread...
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:03 pm

If you go to the Jamaica thread you will see why. Basically pictures, one line comments, and praises for the current Minister of Tourism. Anything else and you are accused of "hating Jamaica".

The most useful aspect of that site is that one of the posters does tremendous work in downloading US Jamaica travel statistics.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:58 pm

INFINITI329 wrote:
Brickell305 wrote:
As I said in the Jamaican thread


Still baffled why there is a seperate Jamaican thread...

Is there a rule for it not to be created? If they wanna create one they should go ahead, if u wanna create a T&T or Eastern Caribbean aviation thread, go ahead... No one is stopping you
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm

lovebird wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
Brickell305 wrote:
As I said in the Jamaican thread


Still baffled why there is a seperate Jamaican thread...

Is there a rule for it not to be created? If they wanna create one they should go ahead, if u wanna create a T&T or Eastern Caribbean aviation thread, go ahead... No one is stopping you


Sure anyone can put up a thread that's not the problem. The problem on the Jamaican Thread is that on many many occasions when they post or make comments and they are proven wrong or called out they take things personally and say you are insulting Jamaica . The one good thing however is the plane spotting pictures that's about it
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:08 pm

guyanam wrote:
If you go to the Jamaica thread you will see why. Basically pictures, one line comments, and praises for the current Minister of Tourism. Anything else and you are accused of "hating Jamaica".

The most useful aspect of that site is that one of the posters does tremendous work in downloading US Jamaica travel statistics.


This is funny!
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm

AM MEX-BZE starts Nov 17, Saturdays and Sundays
AM 2188: MEX (0830) - BZE (1030)
AM 2189: BZE (1200) - MEX (1415)
E190
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:50 pm

LightChop2Chop wrote:
AM MEX-BZE starts Nov 17, Saturdays and Sundays
AM 2188: MEX (0830) - BZE (1030)
AM 2189: BZE (1200) - MEX (1415)
E190


Definitely an overdue route; will offer Belizians great access to new cities.
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:42 pm

BZE seems to be becoming a thriving frontier tourism market. Many better heeled Mexicans will probably go there for something less commercial than what CUN offers. Not sure that the service provides much connecting time as it leaves MEX early.

Jamaica is working on a long overdue service from MEX and given the increased penetration on that island by Mexican hotel interests there should be potential for MEX MBJ service.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 pm

Just saw a B1900 landing in STX yesterday. Looks like Air Sunshine is doing proving runs. Will STX be a stopover on their flights connecting SJU/STT/EIS with AXA/SKB/NEV/DOM?
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:46 pm

dominicl316 wrote:
Just saw a B1900 landing in STX yesterday. Looks like Air Sunshine is doing proving runs. Will STX be a stopover on their flights connecting SJU/STT/EIS with AXA/SKB/NEV/DOM?



STX badly needs connections to the Caribbean, beyond STT/SJU. Seaborne fares are a scandal and LIAT has completely ruled out any return to that island.

The only other hope is if France allows 3S to begin service to the USVI. This might be back on the cards now that they have an additional plane and France wants to develop regional hubs in PTP/FDF. 3S and WM have greatly expanded their relationship, making SXM a hub. I think that at least 2 3S planes are assigned on joint flights with WM.

The ongoing issue though is that ties between the USVI and the OECS are weakening given that there hasn't been much migration within the past 20 years. Given also that many OECS nationals have returned to their homelands, moved on to the USA, or are just too old to travel. Maria/Irma I think made matters even worse.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:07 pm

guyanam wrote:

The only other hope is if France allows 3S to begin service to the USVI.

The decision rests with the Dutch SXM Civil Authority which needs to sit down with the French govt in order to make it happen.

guyanam wrote:

The ongoing issue though is that ties between the USVI and the OECS are weakening given that there hasn't been much migration within the past 20 years. Given also that many OECS nationals have returned to their homelands, moved on to the USA, or are just too old to travel. Maria/Irma I think made matters even worse.


Yes the ties have weakened since decades past, but the relationship still exists in varying forms. We have 1st-gen USVI people who visit their cousins in their parents' homeland. We also have sports and a few business ties. Also, University of the Virgin Islands on both STX and STT recruits heavily from SXM, SKB, and NEV. I will be honest, I have only met one SKB native who recently migrated to the USVI in the past decade, who wasnt a UVI student.

By the way, assuming the USVI govt licensing process is finally completed, InterCaribbean should be starting service to STX/STT from EIS this winter.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:51 pm

WM is game for the USVI route as I think 3S is. The French need to allow it. I read some where that they now seem disposed to do so. SXM is eager for WM to grow its hub operations so they are ready whenever the French are. 3S has already added flights to PAP, SDQ and the ABC islands out of SXM (operating as WM).

LI keeps on insisting that STT is a peak period route. They need to make it easier for SKN people as that I believe is the largest market and most people don't want to wait for hours in ANU. I think that the UVI connection and proximity generates more travel. Don't know that Antiguans are as UVI oriented.

I think that Inter Carib is looking for a better deal for airport handling and fees. Pity that they don't seem to be looking at SKB as LI has abandoned service to that island from STT and EIS. Combining both plus STX (via EIS) should be interesting. I don't detect that people are that wedded to Air Sunshine.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:08 am

JetBlue’s BOS-SXM AND BOS-STT resume mid February.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:57 pm

danipawa wrote:
First CRJ200 For Air Century, painted in Santo Domingo JBQ

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I would assume this will replace the Saab on the MBJ-BGI runs.
 
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Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:25 pm

A saab on MBJ BGI? ????? Dang, how long was that flight?

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