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PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Link/Source:
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wir ... d-52792139

"Hundreds of travelers were stranded in the Dominican Republic's main international airport on Friday after authorities suspended the country's principal airline for not paying debts."

"Officials announced Jan. 27 that they were suspending Pawa Dominicana's operations at the Santo Domingo airport for at least 90 days because the company owes $3 million in taxes and airport fees to the government and $5 million to private contractors."

"Some 1,300 passengers arriving in Santo Domingo on other airlines for connections with Pawa over the last week have found themselves without a way to reach their final destinations and many are sleeping in the airport due to the high prices of nearby lodging."

Has PAWA ever made a profit since they commenced operations.

Aside from JetBlue offering discounted rates to assist in getting stranded travelers to/from the Dominican Republic and the USA,
are other airlines assisting that also serve some of the routes PAWA served.
 
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OA940
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:17 pm

So this is the... 5th Pan Am that ceases? Maybe 6th?
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:18 pm

History seems to have a way of repeating itself for PAWA.
 
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:45 pm

OA940 wrote:

So this is the... 5th Pan Am that ceases? Maybe 6th?


No relation to Pan Am as far as I know.
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:09 pm

PAWA has such a nice livery and fly MD80s, sad if they go bust...
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spinkid
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:44 pm

OzarkD9S wrote:
OA940 wrote:

So this is the... 5th Pan Am that ceases? Maybe 6th?


No relation to Pan Am as far as I know.


I believe he is just referring to the name.

I hope they can get things worked out and keep on flying.
 
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:48 pm

OzarkD9S wrote:
OA940 wrote:

So this is the... 5th Pan Am that ceases? Maybe 6th?


No relation to Pan Am as far as I know.


PAWA was created by Pan Am, and the full name is 'Pan American World Airways Dominicana'.
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:02 pm

tommyarias wrote:
OzarkD9S wrote:
OA940 wrote:

So this is the... 5th Pan Am that ceases? Maybe 6th?


No relation to Pan Am as far as I know.


PAWA was created by Pan Am, and the full name is 'Pan American World Airways Dominicana'.


OK, didn't know that. Which Pan Am?
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:15 pm

How many airplanes are on PAWAs fleet? Weren't they owned by Aserca from Venezuela?
 
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:24 am

Executives are fleeing the country to avoid paying the debts, which are growing everyday.
Fleet: 6 MD-80 + 2 DC-9, but only 2 MD-83 were flying currently. Airplanes grounded due to lack of funds to complete maintenance. With 3/4 of the fleet grounded, no wonder they weren't making $$.
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:55 am

What is/was the nature of PAWA's relationship with Aserca/SBA? Was it just an alliance or did the Venezuelans hold some financial interest in PAWA?
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Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:32 pm

OzarkD9S wrote:
tommyarias wrote:
OzarkD9S wrote:

No relation to Pan Am as far as I know.


PAWA was created by Pan Am, and the full name is 'Pan American World Airways Dominicana'.


OK, didn't know that. Which Pan Am?


I would guess the one from 1998-2004, since PAWA was founded in 2003
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