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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:49 pm

Brickell305 wrote:
It's strange to me that they feel the need to discount BGI. Yes, technically it's a new route but BGI has been served by BW from KIN for damn near forever. It's not like it's an unknown destination from either end. It's just making nonstop a route that with a relatively recent change required at least one stop.caribny wrote:


There is a market but a very thin market, one that does not require an extra 300 seats per week. I see where they are working with the local Travel Agents to promote each destination.

Rmjhjr wrote:
Well, Eurowings I am at least hoping will sort out their DUS switch after shifting from Cologne and ending Munich (Munich route slash is not limited to Jamaica btw; they seem to have consolidated their long-haul to just DUS, but then that has reverted us to being seasonal after committing Cologne to year-round.. Sighhh).Pity that Aeroflot doesn't seem interested to kick Nordwind while they are down and take the route. Lol.Europe is just in a lil bit of a mess now; let's hope some semblance of normalcy will be restored from there to us.


Luckily the increase in seats from North America will offset the loss of seats from Europe this summer.

This summer there will be no Eurowings and Evelop.

caribny wrote:
The evening departure to KIN is also not traditional for this route.


They really can't do much with the schedule as it is based on aircraft availability.

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Inter-Caribbean will expand their domestic operations in Jamaica by launching flights between MBJ and Flemings Airport.

InterCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce the launch of new domestic flights within Jamaica with introduction of flights from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios. Service to start on July 9th 2019. Get there as quick as James Bond aboard JY007. Book now at interCaribbean.com, call us, visit us at the airport or visit your favorite travel agent.


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Also local businessman Howard Levy will enter the domestic aviation market.

Scheduled domestic flights are to return to Jamaica nearly 14 years after Air Jamaica Express ceased operations in October 2005.
This was announced on Tuesday by Transport and Mining Minister, Robert Montague, during his contribution to the 2019-2020 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.
Beginning June 15, Jamaican businessman, Howard Levy, who owns an airline, is to offer flights to the registered aerodromes on the island.
And Lyndon Gardiner, who is from the Turks and Caicos Islands, who also owns an airline, is said to have started as of Tuesday, to offer domestic flights in Jamaica on his web page, and is set to start flying on July 9.
Montague said both Levy and Gardiner have indicated that they intend to move from offering domestic flights in Jamaica to eventually serve on a wider scale to the Northern Caribbean, Mexico and Florida.

http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/sche ... s-montague
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:41 am

caribny wrote:
Pity because some of the most robust growth in tourism for Jamaica was in the non traditional Euro markets (i.e. other than the UK).


Yeah.
Eurowings changed their hub from Cologne and ceased their ops from Munich and so now all their LH flights go through Dusseldorf, which for us means we're back to seasonal. Condor is still holding strong in Frankfurt, though. Everything else from TUI continues as is; same with Neos.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:32 pm

A new domestic carrier, JAM AIR will offer flights between MBJ and Negril and MBJ- KTP. See schedules below. Personally, not a fan of the name.

https://www.facebook.com/jamairexpress/

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The Tourism Ministry were in France meeting with key stakeholders in the Travel Industry with hopes of growing the French market to Jamaica.


PARIS, June 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Director of Tourism, Donovan White, have pledged Jamaica's commitment to grow the French market setting the goal of reaching 20,000 visitor arrivals by 2021, making France the second largest market in Continental Europe. Speaking at a special reception for travel agents and tour operators in Paris, Minister Bartlett further announced plans for a mega familiarization tour for 250 French travel agents and tour operators as well as working to launch a direct flight from Paris to Montego Bay by the winter season 2020.
Additionally, Minister Bartlett highlighted Jamaica's strategy of creating of a multi-destination marketing partnership with Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. With Jamaica, these countries represent the four major markets in the Caribbean which is a good opportunity for collaboration to increase arrivals from long-haul travellers.

https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/ ... rs-by-2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and Director of Tourism, Donovan White, have pledged Jamaica's commitment to grow the French market, setting the goal of reaching 20,000 visitor arrivals by 2021.
This will make France the second largest market in Continental Europe.
The Ministry of Tourism, in a press release yesterday, said Bartlett and White are in Paris this week to meet with tourism industry partners as well as to lend support to the Reggae Girlz, who made their historic debut at the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup team.
Bartlett, who was speaking at a special reception for travel agents and tour operators in Paris, also announced plans for a mega familiarisation tour for 250 French travel agents and tour operators as well as working to launch a direct flight from Paris to Montego Bay by the winter season 2020.

https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestn ... ofile=1228
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The extension of the runway at the Sangster International Airport and associated works are scheduled to start in the final quarter of 2019, but the extension requires the acquisition of lands held by Sandals Resorts International.
Negotiations for the land are ongoing between the Airports Authority of Jamaica, AAJ, and Sandals, planning documents show.
The runway project involves three components: the initial stage, which requires relocation of a section of Kent Avenue, a road between the airport and the sea; the extension of the runway beyond three kilometres; and then shoreline protection works.
To allow for the realignment of Kent Avenue and local utilities, “Sandals Boat Yard, located east of the current runway, is to be acquired by the AAJ,” according to a project brief submitted by Environmental Solutions Limited on behalf of MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of Sangster International.
The brief names the owner of the land as Sandals Resorts International.
“The Sandals Boat Yard will be relocated, and the condition of the current site will be assessed and fully decommissioned as necessary, to the satisfaction of NEPA (the National Environment and Planning Agency), as part of the project works,” added the brief uploaded this week to the NEPA’s site.

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http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/busi ... ed-sandals
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Cubana will return to MBJ this summer. I beleive this filing is to replace the current Aerogaviota's service.

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BA will utilise their new high density B777.


British Airways increases London Gatwick – Kingston service in S19
Posted 19 June 2019 05:00
British Airways between mid-June 2019 and late-August 2019 increases service on London Gatwick – Kingston route, with the addition of 4th weekly flight. The new flight operates on Tuesdays, from 18JUN19 to 27AUG19.

BA2263 LGW1140 – 1525KIN 777 35
BA2263 LGW1145 – 1530KIN 777 1
BA2263 LGW1305 – 1650KIN 777 2

BA2262 KIN1740 – 0845+1LGW 777 35
BA2262 KIN1745 – 0850+1LGW 777 1
BA2260 KIN1930 – 1035+1LGW 777 2

From airlineroute.net

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LATAM Peru delays Montego Bay launch to Dec 2019
Posted 18 June 2019 09:00
LATAM Airlines Peru in recent weeks filed service adjustment for its planned Lima – Montego Bay route. Previously scheduled to commence on 01JUL19, the oneWorld carrier now scheduled to commence service on 02DEC19. Airbus A320 aircraft to operate this route 3 times a week, subject to Government Approval.

LA2464 LIM1205 – 1657MBJ 320 147
LA2465 MBJ1800 – 2245LIM 320 147

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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:14 pm

hummingbird wrote:
A new domestic carrier, JAM AIR will offer flights between MBJ and Negril and MBJ- KTP. See schedules below. Personally, not a fan of the name.


How does their frequency compare with that of JY? Not a fan of the name either. Sounds a bit corny.
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:02 pm

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How does their frequency compare with that of JY? Not a fan of the name either. Sounds a bit corny.


JY will operate 1 daily between MBJ and OCJ using their DHC 6-300 series. Fares are very affordable.

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BW has been running this ad in the local newspaper for their flights to MCO.

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MBJ Pics from MBJ Spotters.

Swift Air will operate seasonal flights from ATL, CVG, BNA and MSY.

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DL's A321 destined for DTW. During the summer they will operate 1 weekly on Sat.

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WN's dominance. They have added a 1 weekly STL-MBJ.

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Suffered a bird strike on take off-06.13.2019.

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UA's new livery.

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Jetting off to ATL. During the summer all 3 dailies will be B757s.

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RV's A321 off to YYZ.

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Omni Air B762.

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B6.

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Inter-Caribbean was recently certified to operate it's E145s.

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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:13 pm

As expected, for the upcoming winter season flight operations will be beefed up. It's interesting to note that AA will resume daily JFK-MBJ services starting November 21st, 2019 after their hiatus. So there will be 4 carriers battling it out on that sector. DL will also be increasing DTW-MBJ services to daily come December.

"Bartlett also disclosed the commencement of daily non-stop American Airlines service between New York's JFK International Airport and Montego Bay starting November of this year and daily non-stop Delta Airlines service between Detroit, Michigan and Montego Bay starting December of this year."

https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/ne ... ofile=1056


Can't say I am surprised that AA decided to resume JFK-MBJ. Was only a matter of time. Let's see if they will stay this time around.
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:18 am

hummingbird wrote:
A new domestic carrier, JAM AIR will offer flights between MBJ and Negril and MBJ- KTP. See schedules below. Personally, not a fan of the name.

https://www.facebook.com/jamairexpress/

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So, I had the privilege of being a part of their launch flight on their Twin Otter to IFIA, Boscobel and I gotta say it was a nice ride. Albeit, the plane be aged a bit and all. The launch saw a decent turnout as well and the minister of transport, Mr. Montaque and other speakers made sure to map out plans for routes and even expansion. Oh, they offer an introductory price of just US$75.
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:16 pm

airjamaica wrote:
As expected, for the upcoming winter season flight operations will be beefed up. It's interesting to note that AA will resume daily JFK-MBJ services starting November 21st, 2019 after their hiatus. So there will be 4 carriers battling it out on that sector. DL will also be increasing DTW-MBJ services to daily come December.

Never saw this one coming, but congratulations to AA on relaunching the route. DL and B6 has been up gauging their flights so there is definitely a demand.

A bit of info on their services to Jamaica.

“American’s rich history in Jamaica spans more than four decades and today includes an operation of up to 15 daily flights to Montego Bay and Kingston as well as a team of almost 100 people,” Alfredo Gonzalez, managing director for the Caribbean, American Airlines. “We look forward to the launch of our new Montego Bay service this coming November, further strengthening Jamaica as a tourist destination by providing nonstop access to the extensive network that we operate out of JFK, which includes up to 111 daily flights to nearly 40 destinations around the world.”
American began service to Jamaica on 2 March 1977 and during the high season offers more than 95 weekly flights from Kingston (KIN) and MBJ to the airline’s hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and Philadelphia as well as to Boston.


https://www.traveldailymedia.com/americ ... a-service/


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Rmjhjr wrote:
So, I had the privilege of being a part of their launch flight on their Twin Otter to IFIA, Boscobel and I gotta say it was a nice ride. Albeit, the plane be aged a bit and all. The launch saw a decent turnout as well and the minister of transport, Mr. Montaque and other speakers made sure to map out plans for routes and even expansion. Oh, they offer an introductory price of just US$75.



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The started flying on July 8th and they have mentioned plans to acquire Dash8s for expansion.

The second Otto aircraft would double Jam Air’s capacity from 19 to 38 passenger seats.
The airline offers four flights per day. Once its load factor has reached desirable levels, the company plans to grow its capacity by two-thirds via a two-step process that includes ending the lease of one of its two Otto aircraft and adding a larger Bombardier Dash-8 plane with a configuration to carry roughly 40 passengers.
That would move its capacity from 38 down initially to 19 and then up to 59 passengers.
Levy said the airline’s long-term plan envisions the addition of two leased Cessna Caravan aircraft –each holding nine to 13 passengers, depending on the configuration – which would increase capacity by at least another 30 per cent.
Levy said the revenue generated from the business will pay for the cost of leasing another aircraft.
The company is targeting busy, time-sensitive commuters. Travel time from Kingston to Montego Bay will span about 28 minutes one-way, compared to three hours by car and four hours by bus.



http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/busi ... kes-flight

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Cayman Airways will increase flights to KIN for the summer.

The extra flights to supplement Cayman Airways’ existing daily service between Grand Cayman and Jamaica began on July 4th and will run through September 9th on Mondays, Tuesday as Thursdays.
From July 4, 2019 through August 27, 2019, there will be an extra roundtrip flight, KX2600, departing from Grand Cayman on Tuesdays at 11:20am and arriving in Kingston at 12:25pm. On the return, that flight departs Kingston as KX2601 at 1:20pm and arrives on Grand Cayman at 2:25pm.
From July 4, 2019 through September 9, 2019, there will be an extra flight, KX2606, departing from Grand Cayman on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:45pm and arriving in Kingston at 7:50pm. On the return, that flight departs Kingston as KX2607 at 8:45pm, and arrives on Grand Cayman at 9:50pm.


https://sflcn.com/cayman-airways-adds-e ... er-travel/

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The GOJ is looking to connect Mexico to Jamaica via CUN.

The Government is looking to establish direct flights between Jamaica and Mexico as part of efforts to expand service across the northern Caribbean and its environs.
Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, said that the move will go a far way in reducing travel time between the countries by eliminating the need for persons to transit through Miami as now obtains.
He was speaking at the recent launch of domestic flight service by local aviation company, Jam Airlink Express, at Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St. Mary.
Mr. Montague said a key location already identified in Mexico is Cancún, which is the country’s most easterly city and the closest to Jamaica.


https://jis.gov.jm/govt-looking-to-esta ... om-mexico/

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Caribbean Airlines has made official their intentions to connect KIN and HAV using their B738 aircraft. The catch phrase here being a "few months". I have noticed the Cuban authorities are slow in giving approvals for new services between Jamaica and Cuba.

Caribbean Airlines will begin direct flights between Kingston to Havana, Cuba in a few months’ time.
The airline is awaiting the necessary approval from the various civil aviation authorities that will be involved to disclose the full details.
According to Garvin Madera, Caribbean Airlines CEO, the move is an effort to expand the entity's Kingston hub, which they announced in April, with two non-stop flights to Barbados.
Madera, who was at the Caribbean Airlines' official unveiling of a mural at Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, said, "today, I am thrilled to announce that coming soon, subject to approval by the relevant civil aviation authorities, Caribbean Airlines will begin non-stop service between Kingston and Havana, Cuba using our Boeing 737 jet.


http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/cari ... ton-Havana

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Air Transat's winter schedule will see:

4 weekly YYZ-MBJ
4 weekly YUL-MBJ
1 weekly YHZ-MBJ
1 weekly YVR-MBJ via YYZ.

https://www.travelweek.ca/news/air-tran ... e-details/

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WS will be deploying their B767s to MBJ for W19/20.

In addition, the airline announced a new weekly nonstop between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), Dominican Republic on its Boeing 767 aircraft starting December 13, 2019 *. The airline's widebody 767 will also operate on flights between Toronto and both Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic .

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/westjet- ... 00582.html
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:04 pm

TG JCA is the same (vistaliner) aircraft that 9N leases seasonally from Guatemala.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:21 pm

DOT STATS NOV 2019

145 88 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ
145 142 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
150 130 JetBlue Airways KIN MCO
150 97 American Airlines Inc. MBJ PHL
150 146 American Airlines Inc. PHL MBJ
166 158 United Air Lines Inc. IAH MBJ
166 45 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAH
173 0 Miami Air International MBJ MIA
173 35 Miami Air International CMI MBJ
173 44 Miami Air International MBJ IAD
175 131 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MCO
175 86 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
175 140 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
175 129 Southwest Airlines Co. MCO MBJ
179 78 United Air Lines Inc. ORD MBJ
179 15 Swift Air, LLC d/b/a Eastern Air Lines d/b/a Eastern KIN AEX
179 150 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ ORD
182 76 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
182 125 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
200 156 JetBlue Airways BOS MBJ
200 133 JetBlue Airways MBJ BOS
218 76 Eastern Airlines f/k/a Dynamic Airways, LLC JFK KIN
218 76 Fly Jamaica Airways Limited JFK KIN
228 140 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
228 118 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
228 69 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ
228 207 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
300 259 JetBlue Airways JFK KIN
300 177 JetBlue Airways KIN JFK
350 289 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
350 202 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
396 382 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
396 255 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
436 302 Eastern Airlines f/k/a Dynamic Airways, LLC KIN JFK
436 298 Fly Jamaica Airways Limited KIN JFK
525 480 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
525 463 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
537 426 United Air Lines Inc. IAH MBJ
537 361 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAH
540 229 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ RDU
540 462 Delta Air Lines Inc. DTW MBJ
540 492 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ DTW
540 178 Frontier Airlines Inc. RDU MBJ
546 422 Spirit Air Lines BWI MBJ
546 170 Spirit Air Lines MBJ BWI
720 615 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
720 463 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
756 556 Swift Air, LLC d/b/a Eastern Air Lines d/b/a Eastern STL MBJ
756 590 Swift Air, LLC d/b/a Eastern Air Lines d/b/a Eastern MBJ STL
785 699 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN ATL
942 794 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL KIN
990 892 Fly Jamaica Airways Limited JFK KIN
990 619 Fly Jamaica Airways Limited KIN JFK
996 928 United Air Lines Inc. EWR MBJ
996 826 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ EWR
1074 952 JetBlue Airways BOS MBJ
1074 805 JetBlue Airways MBJ BOS
1120 844 American Airlines Inc. MBJ ORD
1120 758 American Airlines Inc. ORD MBJ
1256 1076 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
1256 1168 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
1792 1568 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
1792 1379 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
1950 1594 Caribbean Airlines Limited FLL MBJ
1950 1409 Caribbean Airlines Limited MBJ FLL
2420 2141 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
2420 2201 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
2465 1651 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
2465 1595 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
2639 2318 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL KIN
2717 2449 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ HOU
2717 2454 Southwest Airlines Co. HOU MBJ
2772 2451 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN ATL
3146 2688 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
3146 2776 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
3190 2363 Spirit Air Lines BWI MBJ
3190 2270 Spirit Air Lines MBJ BWI
3289 2849 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MCO
3289 2945 Southwest Airlines Co. MCO MBJ
3680 3160 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
3680 3171 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
3750 3353 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
3750 3087 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
4160 3175 American Airlines Inc. MBJ DFW
4160 3394 American Airlines Inc. DFW MBJ
4350 3043 JetBlue Airways MBJ JFK
4350 3635 JetBlue Airways JFK MBJ

I wonder what will happen once AA joins the market.

4500 2541 Caribbean Airlines Limited MBJ JFK
4500 2874 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN JFK


4500 2954 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN FLL
4500 3052 Caribbean Airlines Limited JFK MBJ
4500 3966 JetBlue Airways FLL MBJ
4500 3511 JetBlue Airways MBJ MCO
4500 4051 JetBlue Airways MBJ FLL
4500 3392 Caribbean Airlines Limited JFK KIN
4500 3230 Caribbean Airlines Limited FLL KIN
4500 3558 JetBlue Airways MCO MBJ
4732 3837 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
4732 3621 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ

During my time working at O'Hare during the winter months, MBJ flights were packed to the gills. They even operated two flights on Sat.
4980 4371 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ ORD
4980 4564 United Air Lines Inc. ORD MBJ


5012 4631 United Air Lines Inc. EWR MBJ
5012 4417 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ EWR
5174 4730 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
5174 4552 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
5984 4835 American Airlines Inc. MBJ PHL
5984 5119 American Airlines Inc. PHL MBJ
6159 4854 JetBlue Airways MBJ JFK
6159 4810 JetBlue Airways JFK MBJ
6545 5671 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
6545 5515 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
6840 5964 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
6840 5817 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
7865 7119 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
7865 7159 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
8151 7016 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
8151 7010 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
9180 7391 JetBlue Airways FLL KIN
9780 7868 JetBlue Airways KIN FLL
11959 9357 JetBlue Airways JFK KIN
11959 8941 JetBlue Airways KIN JFK
14424 12313 American Airlines Inc. MIA KIN
14424 11717 American Airlines Inc. KIN MIA
14448 10557 American Airlines Inc. MBJ MIA
14448 12033 American Airlines Inc. MIA MBJ



DOT STATS DEC 2018

129 120 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ MSP
129 85 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MSP MBJ
150 118 JetBlue Airways KIN PBI
157 149 Delta Air Lines Inc. DTW MBJ
157 106 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ DTW
160 102 American Airlines Inc. MBJ IAH
166 166 United Air Lines Inc. MCO MBJ
168 1 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ MCO
172 144 American Airlines Inc. MBJ MIA
172 154 American Airlines Inc. MIA MBJ
175 122 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
175 134 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
181 9 American Airlines Inc. KIN MIA
181 128 American Airlines Inc. MIA KIN
256 229 American Airlines Inc. BOS MBJ
256 138 American Airlines Inc. MBJ BOS
314 276 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK KIN
320 184 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
320 287 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
320 255 Delta Air Lines Inc. DTW MBJ
320 238 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ DTW
332 213 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAD
332 292 United Air Lines Inc. IAD MBJ
332 320 United Air Lines Inc. IAH MBJ
332 272 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAH
344 297 American Airlines Inc. KIN MIA
344 305 American Airlines Inc. MIA KIN
350 227 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
350 322 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
350 303 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
350 252 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
360 267 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
360 191 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
398 356 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
398 350 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
398 387 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
398 263 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
471 427 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
471 426 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
471 429 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN JFK
540 289 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ RDU
540 432 Spirit Air Lines BWI MBJ
540 266 Spirit Air Lines MBJ BWI
540 335 Frontier Airlines Inc. RDU MBJ
750 345 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN MCO
750 544 Caribbean Airlines Limited MCO KIN

DL is not ready to relinquish market share.

899 868 Delta Air Lines Inc. DTW MBJ
900 823 Spirit Air Lines DTW MBJ
900 287 Spirit Air Lines MBJ DTW
900 755 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ DTW


1116 771 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL

Doubt this flight will return next winter.

1116 314 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ RDU
1116 619 Frontier Airlines Inc. RDU MBJ


1116 1062 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
1225 1051 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MCO
1225 1146 Southwest Airlines Co. MCO MBJ
1281 609 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ MSP
1449 1236 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MSP MBJ
1560 1448 JetBlue Airways BOS MBJ
1560 1198 JetBlue Airways MBJ BOS

1726 1466 Delta Air Lines Inc. BOS MBJ
1727 934 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ BOS

Not bad for a new service

1800 1656 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK KIN
1620 1206 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN JFK


Impressive

2827 2432 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL KIN
2829 2290 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN ATL

1800 1398 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN ATL
1800 1693 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL KIN



1919 1731 Delta Air Lines Inc. MSP MBJ
1920 1040 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ MSP
2176 1440 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
2176 1927 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
2340 1761 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
2340 2022 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ
2398 1692 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
2399 2063 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
2431 2288 Southwest Airlines Co. MCO MBJ
2431 2022 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MCO
2450 2168 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
2506 2399 United Air Lines Inc. ORD MBJ
2506 1801 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ ORD
2625 1723 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
2736 2256 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ
2736 1423 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
2822 2566 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ ORD
2822 2586 United Air Lines Inc. ORD MBJ
2864 2603 United Air Lines Inc. IAH MBJ
2864 1875 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAH
3040 2120 American Airlines Inc. MBJ ORD
3040 2626 American Airlines Inc. ORD MBJ
3045 2777 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
3045 2209 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
3146 2980 Southwest Airlines Co. HOU MBJ
3146 2504 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ HOU
3150 2503 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
3190 2784 Spirit Air Lines BWI MBJ
3190 2211 Spirit Air Lines MBJ BWI
3222 3009 United Air Lines Inc. EWR MBJ
3222 2833 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ EWR
3325 2923 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
3432 3118 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
3432 2668 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
3450 2463 JetBlue Airways KIN JFK
3450 1905 Caribbean Airlines Limited MBJ FLL
3450 2930 Caribbean Airlines Limited FLL MBJ
3600 3180 JetBlue Airways JFK KIN
3780 2845 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
3780 3337 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
3900 3278 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
3900 3609 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
4200 1572 Caribbean Airlines Limited MBJ JFK
4344 3225 American Airlines Inc. MBJ DFW
4350 3056 Caribbean Airlines Limited JFK MBJ
4504 3861 American Airlines Inc. DFW MBJ
4648 4302 United Air Lines Inc. EWR MBJ
4650 3940 JetBlue Airways MCO MBJ
4650 3891 Caribbean Airlines Limited FLL KIN
4650 2720 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN FLL
4662 4203 JetBlue Airways MBJ FLL
4662 4326 JetBlue Airways FLL MBJ
4800 3715 JetBlue Airways MBJ MCO
4814 3545 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ EWR
5250 4675 Caribbean Airlines Limited JFK KIN
5250 2174 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN JFK
5863 5516 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
6000 3911 JetBlue Airways MBJ JFK
6006 4800 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
6200 4278 JetBlue Airways MBJ JFK
6200 5040 JetBlue Airways JFK MBJ
6300 5371 JetBlue Airways JFK MBJ
6435 5468 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
6578 6095 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
8415 7785 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
8415 7062 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
8602 6176 American Airlines Inc. MBJ PHL
8789 7965 American Airlines Inc. PHL MBJ
9414 7331 JetBlue Airways KIN FLL
9714 8774 JetBlue Airways FLL KIN
12400 10677 JetBlue Airways JFK KIN
12400 7926 JetBlue Airways KIN JFK
14644 10439 American Airlines Inc. MBJ MIA
14644 12952 American Airlines Inc. MIA MBJ
16452 11896 American Airlines Inc. KIN MIA
16612 14721 American Airlines Inc. MIA KIN
18357 16612 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
18357 14689 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL


DOT STATS JAN 2019
126 87 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ MSP
126 111 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MSP MBJ
128 109 American Airlines Inc. MIA MBJ
145 140 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
157 152 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
157 134 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
157 102 Delta Air Lines Inc. DTW MBJ
157 137 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ DTW
160 135 American Airlines Inc. MBJ AUS
166 162 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAD
166 134 United Air Lines Inc. IAD MBJ
166 122 United Air Lines Inc. IAH MBJ
166 165 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAH
175 161 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
175 160 Southwest Airlines Co. MCO MBJ
175 174 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MCO
175 158 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI KIN
175 162 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
175 160 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
179 176 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ MCO
179 94 United Air Lines Inc. EWR KIN
179 152 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IND
179 150 United Air Lines Inc. ORD KIN
182 60 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
182 75 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
187 184 American Airlines Inc. CLT KIN
189 177 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ MSP
189 180 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines DSM MBJ
228 105 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
228 85 Spirit Air Lines DTW MBJ
228 138 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
228 64 Spirit Air Lines MBJ DTW
300 286 JetBlue Airways BOS MBJ
300 288 JetBlue Airways MBJ BOS
300 267 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN MCO
300 172 Caribbean Airlines Limited MCO KIN
300 270 JetBlue Airways KIN MCO
350 304 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
350 220 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
364 247 Spirit Air Lines BWI MBJ
364 242 Spirit Air Lines MBJ BWI
378 358 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ IND
450 371 JetBlue Airways JFK KIN
512 420 American Airlines Inc. BOS MBJ
512 483 American Airlines Inc. MBJ BOS
525 509 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
537 429 United Air Lines Inc. IAD MBJ
537 252 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAD
600 390 JetBlue Airways MBJ BOS
600 515 JetBlue Airways BOS MBJ
600 537 JetBlue Airways KIN JFK
628 347 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
628 557 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
718 579 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL KIN
720 621 Delta Air Lines Inc. MSP MBJ
720 547 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ MSP
720 667 Delta Air Lines Inc. DTW MBJ
720 367 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ RDU
720 199 Frontier Airlines Inc. RDU MBJ
720 671 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ DTW
756 629 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines CVG MBJ
756 630 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ CVG
796 724 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
796 729 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
900 821 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN JFK
900 661 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK KIN
900 798 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN ATL
930 383 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ RDU
930 311 Frontier Airlines Inc. RDU MBJ
945 899 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines IND MBJ
1001 922 Southwest Airlines Co. HOU MBJ
1001 939 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ HOU
1050 939 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
1050 659 Caribbean Airlines Limited FLL MBJ
1050 962 Caribbean Airlines Limited MBJ FLL
1050 961 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
1099 689 Delta Air Lines Inc. BOS MBJ
1099 1020 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ BOS
1120 744 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
1120 1045 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
1611 1005 United Air Lines Inc. IAH MBJ
1611 1269 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAH
1992 1960 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ EWR
1992 1505 United Air Lines Inc. EWR MBJ
2052 2006 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
2052 915 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ
2366 1402 Spirit Air Lines MBJ DTW
2366 946 Spirit Air Lines DTW MBJ
2560 1780 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
2688 2470 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
3003 2709 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MCO
3003 2631 Southwest Airlines Co. MCO MBJ
3045 2509 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
3045 2057 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
3150 2577 JetBlue Airways MBJ JFK
3150 2610 JetBlue Airways JFK MBJ
3190 2660 Spirit Air Lines MBJ BWI
3335 2155 Spirit Air Lines BWI MBJ
3432 2740 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
3450 2676 JetBlue Airways MCO MBJ
3450 2984 JetBlue Airways MBJ MCO
3520 3094 American Airlines Inc. MBJ ORD
3520 2711 American Airlines Inc. ORD MBJ
3532 2717 American Airlines Inc. MBJ DFW
3575 2980 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
3675 3382 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
3680 3264 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
3692 2748 American Airlines Inc. DFW MBJ
3839 3554 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
3850 3394 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
3999 3445 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN JFK
4004 2202 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ
4004 3005 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
4158 2275 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MSP MBJ
4158 2333 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ MSP
4160 2675 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK KIN
4296 3716 United Air Lines Inc. EWR MBJ
4296 4172 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ EWR
4319 3495 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN ATL
4320 3673 Delta Air Lines Inc. MSP MBJ
4320 3412 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ MSP
4479 3228 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL KIN
4512 3925 JetBlue Airways FLL MBJ
4650 2160 Caribbean Airlines Limited FLL KIN
4650 2130 Caribbean Airlines Limited JFK MBJ
4650 4499 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
4650 2646 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN FLL
4650 4011 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
4650 3197 Caribbean Airlines Limited MBJ JFK
4662 4326 JetBlue Airways MBJ FLL
4800 3289 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN JFK
4800 2026 Caribbean Airlines Limited JFK KIN
4860 4453 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
4860 3879 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
4862 3941 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
5005 4675 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
5800 4259 JetBlue Airways JFK MBJ
5907 4511 United Air Lines Inc. ORD MBJ
5907 5306 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ ORD
6000 5130 JetBlue Airways MBJ JFK
6545 5916 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
6732 6422 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
6819 6254 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
6944 5245 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
7293 7060 American Airlines Inc. MBJ PHL
7293 5751 American Airlines Inc. PHL MBJ
7918 6003 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
7920 7415 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
8580 8095 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
8723 7612 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
9258 8306 JetBlue Airways KIN FLL
9708 8165 JetBlue Airways FLL KIN
13200 9418 JetBlue Airways JFK KIN
13200 11697 JetBlue Airways KIN JFK
13808 11210 American Airlines Inc. MIA MBJ
13968 12095 American Airlines Inc. MBJ MIA
16060 13066 American Airlines Inc. KIN MIA
16220 11693 American Airlines Inc. MIA KIN


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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:52 pm

hummingbird wrote:

I wonder what will happen once AA joins the market.


Will be very interesting to see how it will all play out. Once again the "heat" is turning up on another very popular sector.


hummingbird wrote:
Not bad for a new service

1800 1656 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK KIN
1620 1206 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN JFK


Guess the timing was right for them with OJ's woes & eventual demise. Their fares tend to be more competitive than the other 2 carriers on the route ... at least from what I have seen. My co-worker flew with them twice on KIN-JFK so far this year, and he seem to be very impressed with their service. Guess they have a decent product.
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:41 pm

Fly Jamaica has been sold to new investors and plans are in place to restart flying in September.

Key points:

-This is significant for many different reasons, to restore confidence in the Jamaican people, the flying public and the tourism industry in Jamaica. I want to say that we are not just going to concentrate on the ethnic market, but also the tourism market. It is essential for the survival of the tourism market, for use to concentrate on this. This is the key component for the survival of the airline,” said Logan.

-Toronto,New York, will be the primary North American destinations with plans to expand to Fort Lauderdale in the future. We are also working right now with some French Tour operators as well las operators in Germany and South America. It is imperative that we gear up as quickly as possible to meet the deadlines of the tour operators in Europe.”
According to Logan, plans are also underway to open an office and start departures out of Montego Bay.

-Things will be different with this airline, this will be a lateral integration, we will have Fly Jamaica vacations, we intend to have a hotel, we will focus on ground handling. This will ensure that money circulates within the company.”

http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/new-inve ... ca-airways
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestne ... IQQQxnhH64

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Caribbean Airlines has been granted approval by the Cayman Authorities to begin it's twice weekly KIN-GCM services.

Caribbean Airlines gets the green light to fly the Jamaica-Cayman route.
The Trinidad and Tobago-based airline told Cayman 27 it received permission to operate here.
Caribbean Airlines Head of Corporate Communications Dionne Ligour, in a statement to Cayman 27, said the airlines it will be running non-stop flights twice weekly.
The flag carrier for T&T and Jamaica, she said, will use its Boeing 737 800 next-generation aircraft with a seating capacity of 150 for the route.
Cayman Islands Aviation Authority (CAA) Director-General Richard Smith confirmed the approval.
In response to Cayman 27 queries, Mr. Smith said the airline has permission to operate from 14 July until 13 January 2020, as it requested.

https://cayman27.ky/2019/07/caribbean-a ... yman-soon/

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airjamaica wrote:
Guess the timing was right for them with OJ's woes & eventual demise. Their fares tend to be more competitive than the other 2 carriers on the route ... at least from what I have seen. My co-worker flew with them twice on KIN-JFK so far this year, and he seem to be very impressed with their service. Guess they have a decent product.


They have done their research and this time I expect them to have longevity on the route.
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:54 pm

The new owners of Fly Jamaica has revealed details of their future plans.

Key Points:

-The new owners of Fly Jamaica plan to return the airline to the sky in early September, supported by an expanded fleet of planes that are due for delivery between October and November 2019.
Majority owner and CEO Glenn Logan says he and his partners want to get the airline operational again in the shortest time possible, which they project will require spending of US$10 million to US$15 million.

-Logan, 59, is a Jamaican who migrated at age 14 and has worked with a number of aviation businesses over the years, including Canada 3000, British Airways and Sun Wing Airlines.
His connection to Fly Jamaica began in 2015 when he was hired as a consultant by Reece.
“I came on as a consultant to Mr Reece in the area of marketing, and when I was giving him certain advice, he looked at me and said ‘Why don’t you buy the airline?’ Logan said.

-Logan says job one is holding discussions with the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority about Fly Jamaica’s airline operating certificate, which was suspended in March, but the new owners will also be dealing simultaneously with redundancy payments, passenger refunds, and a rebranding campaign.

-“We’re bringing in fresh capital to pay off all the debts, reimburse the passengers, and we will pay off the redundancy to all employees – and that will happen within the next two weeks,” Logan said.

-The fleet will be expanded immediately to at least five aircraft: Two 767s for long haul flights, two 737 for short-to-medium haul along, with the long-haul 767-300ER that is presently undergoing certification checks in Mexico.
In addition to the two routes formerly plied by Fly Jamaica – New York and Toronto – the carrier plans to add gateways in in Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta. These routes will take care of travellers in the ethnic market.
Scheduled flights are expected to account for less than half of Fly Jamaica’s business. The bigger portion will come from the packaged tours market through charters – to be done through a subsidiary operation called Fly Jamaica Vacations. France, Germany and Belgium are targets for charters.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/busi ... s8ZW77EzWc

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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:50 pm

hummingbird wrote:
The new owners of Fly Jamaica has revealed details of their future plans.

Key Points:

-The fleet will be expanded immediately to at least five aircraft: Two 767s for long haul flights, two 737 for short-to-medium haul along, with the long-haul 767-300ER that is presently undergoing certification checks in Mexico.

It was looking positive until the 767s were mentioned, now Logan has lost credibility in my eyes.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:44 am

gunnerman wrote:
hummingbird wrote:
The new owners of Fly Jamaica has revealed details of their future plans.

Key Points:

-The fleet will be expanded immediately to at least five aircraft: Two 767s for long haul flights, two 737 for short-to-medium haul along, with the long-haul 767-300ER that is presently undergoing certification checks in Mexico.

It was looking positive until the 767s were mentioned, now Logan has lost credibility in my eyes.


I didn't even notice that either...
Now I'm disinterested since they're bothering with that thing.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:39 pm

Grown men become little boys when it comes to owning an airline. Yes the 767 is noteworthy plus the 5 planes. I also wonder which Euro tour operators are going to use them when several Euro carriers exist and fly to MBJ. I am always skeptical about shadowy "foreign investors". Are they integrated into the Euro travel market?

The only market gap that exists will be in the ethnic market where a heavily Jamaican ethnic service can entice those who remain nostalgic for Air Jamaica. Then BW can come to their senses and refocus around its Eastern Caribbean operations, especially now that their GEO market is vulnerable. It is fairly obvious, based on loads reported that BW loses buckets on its North America/Jamaica routes.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:51 pm

caribny wrote:
Grown men become little boys when it comes to owning an airline. Yes the 767 is noteworthy plus the 5 planes. I also wonder which Euro tour operators are going to use them when several Euro carriers exist and fly to MBJ. I am always skeptical about shadowy "foreign investors". Are they integrated into the Euro travel market?

The only market gap that exists will be in the ethnic market where a heavily Jamaican ethnic service can entice those who remain nostalgic for Air Jamaica. Then BW can come to their senses and refocus around its Eastern Caribbean operations, especially now that their GEO market is vulnerable. It is fairly obvious, based on loads reported that BW loses buckets on its North America/Jamaica routes.

Unless there is a total rebrand of the new entity, I doubt even the most patriotic Jamaican will fly OJ again. Their reputation has undoubtedly been tarnished by their extremely unreliable ops when they did exist. Unless, they off cutthroat pricing (which I don't view as sustainable), I don't see what they could offer to entice people to patronize them.

Re BW and Jamaica, I think they seem committed to trying to make it work. They may drop MBJ as the only route they fly from there just got increased competition from AA restarting and other airlines upping their frequency in response. Out of KIN though, they seem to believe that they can grow their way into a profitable hub with the plans to add GCM, HAV, etc. They should be able to at the very least tread water on KIN-FLL/JFK as the only credible "local" carrier. The addition of more destinations may entice the loyalty of KIN based passengers who may stick with them for miles purposes if they fly to enough places to make the miles worth it. And if they can attract enough E. Caribbean traffic to connect over KIN to some of their planned additions, they just might be able to make it work. I have strong doubts but I wish them the best.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:33 pm

Brickell305 wrote:
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Re BW and Jamaica, I think they seem committed to trying to make it work. They may drop MBJ as the only route they fly from there just got increased competition from AA restarting and other airlines upping their frequency in response. Out of KIN though, they seem to believe that they can grow their way into a profitable hub with the plans to add GCM, HAV, etc. They should be able to at the very least tread water on KIN-FLL/JFK as the only credible "local" carrier. The addition of more destinations may entice the loyalty of KIN based passengers who may stick with them for miles purposes if they fly to enough places to make the miles worth it. And if they can attract enough E. Caribbean traffic to connect over KIN to some of their planned additions, they just might be able to make it work. I have strong doubts but I wish them the best.



DL just entered the JFK KIN market and galloped ahead of BW, based on data provided. This is even after the demise of the other local carrier, OJ. Given that both BW and OJ offered more liberal baggage allowances than does DL one would have thought that BW would have benefitted. But they still seem to be in the 50% load factor outside of peak periods to JFK/FLL and there doesn't seem to be any reason why this will change. This summer B6 is up to 7x daily to KIN to the point where BW didn't even bother to offer their usual extra summer capacity on its JFK.

BW doesn't offer enough to Jamaican business travelers to entice them towards their FF programs, unless that person travels mainly to the E/Caribbean. The VFR don't care about FF programs.

Maybe GCM will benefit from better connectivity to the E/Caribbean, as their NAS route should have. They already offer HAV POS service so I am nit sure how much additional feed they will get if/when their HAV KIN service starts, but there is enough O&D traffic to merit this.

BW survives through charging usurious fares on the JFK GEO, which AA also does. That baby party ends if B6 enters that market and feels that they can earn profits while under cutting these carriers. B6 is now the favored carrier of Caribbean VFR travelers so if they enter JFK GEO don't underestimate the damage that they can do. As of now JFK GEO is a dream come true for BW, high loads and high yields, but I don't see this as sustainable. There is tremendous hostility about the US1.300 airfare on that route this summer. Let B6 enter with an $800 fare and that will end this.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:55 pm

BW is now hiring bi- lingual FAs for their Jamaica base.

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Inter-Carribean will start KIN-SCU on Sept 3. Service will operate 3 weekly on Tues, Thur and Sun. Another new service for KIN.

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Connections are available to MBJ.

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B6 is now doing 8 flights to MBJ.
2 ex MCO
2 ex FLL
4 ex JFK.
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:43 pm

JY are launching KIN-HAV as well on 20 August.
http://intercaribbean.com/%20intercarib ... e-cuba%20/
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:59 am

hummingbird wrote:

B6 is now doing 8 flights to MBJ.
2 ex MCO
2 ex FLL
4 ex JFK.


Impressive. Seem like it was just "yesterday" that they inaugurated services to Jamaica with 1x daily JFK-MBJ. Look at their services here now. I guess the increase on the MCO route to 2x is in response to NK's entry.
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 pm

airjamaica wrote:
Impressive. Seem like it was just "yesterday" that they inaugurated services to Jamaica with 1x daily JFK-MBJ. Look at their services here now. I guess the increase on the MCO route to 2x is in response to NK's entry.


JFK's growth is impressive as they were doing up to two daily lasy year. DL is deploying their B752 on JFK-MBJ on Sat.


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DOT Stats Feb 2019.

145 144 Spirit Air Lines DTW MBJ
145 99 Spirit Air Lines MBJ DTW
148 98 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ MSP
148 122 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MSP MBJ
150 150 American Airlines Inc. MBJ PHL
150 150 American Airlines Inc. PHL MBJ
157 157 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ MIA
166 89 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAD
166 164 United Air Lines Inc. MCO MBJ
172 157 American Airlines Inc. MBJ MIA
172 153 American Airlines Inc. MIA MBJ
175 80 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MCO
175 133 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
175 121 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ ATL
175 140 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
175 174 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
175 141 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
175 77 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
175 172 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
175 136 Southwest Airlines Co. MCO MBJ
182 18 Spirit Air Lines MBJ MCO
182 128 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
182 140 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
182 74 Spirit Air Lines MCO MBJ
228 49 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
228 43 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
364 186 Spirit Air Lines BWI MBJ
364 186 Spirit Air Lines MBJ BWI
372 73 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ RDU
372 115 Frontier Airlines Inc. RDU MBJ
384 364 American Airlines Inc. BOS MBJ
400 323 JetBlue Airways BOS MBJ
400 289 JetBlue Airways MBJ BOS
456 188 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ
456 160 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
471 309 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ BOS
512 453 American Airlines Inc. MBJ BOS
525 455 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
525 443 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
537 247 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAD
540 345 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ PHL
540 439 Frontier Airlines Inc. PHL MBJ
558 264 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ PHL
558 368 Frontier Airlines Inc. PHL MBJ
572 528 Southwest Airlines Co. HOU MBJ
572 471 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ HOU
628 330 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
628 592 Delta Air Lines Inc. BOS MBJ
628 338 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
684 298 Spirit Air Lines DTW MBJ
684 311 Spirit Air Lines MBJ DTW
716 399 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ IAH
716 615 United Air Lines Inc. IAD MBJ
716 518 United Air Lines Inc. IAH MBJ
720 606 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ MSP
720 575 JetBlue Airways BOS MBJ
720 531 JetBlue Airways MBJ BOS
720 690 Delta Air Lines Inc. MSP MBJ
796 736 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
796 689 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
860 570 American Airlines Inc. KIN MIA
1032 689 American Airlines Inc. MIA KIN
1080 1006 Delta Air Lines Inc. DTW MBJ
1080 928 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ DTW
1098 1073 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines IND MBJ
1116 318 Frontier Airlines Inc. MBJ RDU
1116 335 Frontier Airlines Inc. RDU MBJ
1152 1090 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
1162 953 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ ORD
1162 936 United Air Lines Inc. ORD MBJ
1280 988 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
1456 879 Spirit Air Lines DTW MBJ
1456 701 Spirit Air Lines MBJ DTW
1620 1090 JetBlue Airways JFK KIN
1620 1153 JetBlue Airways KIN JFK
1647 1610 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ IND
1950 1864 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
1950 1791 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
2506 2158 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ EWR
2506 2207 United Air Lines Inc. EWR MBJ
2520 1739 JetBlue Airways JFK MBJ
2520 1684 JetBlue Airways MBJ JFK
2610 1247 Spirit Air Lines KIN FLL
2610 1245 Spirit Air Lines FLL KIN
2717 2393 Southwest Airlines Co. MCO MBJ
2860 2176 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MCO
3190 2271 Spirit Air Lines BWI MBJ
3190 2044 Spirit Air Lines MBJ BWI
3432 2741 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ MDW
3432 2835 Southwest Airlines Co. MDW MBJ
3556 2762 American Airlines Inc. DFW MBJ
3556 2446 American Airlines Inc. MBJ DFW
3718 3150 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
3840 3023 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ MSP
3840 3334 Delta Air Lines Inc. MSP MBJ
3852 3183 American Airlines Inc. ORD MBJ
3852 3291 American Airlines Inc. MBJ ORD
3861 3038 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
4159 3634 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
4160 3736 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ

I am hoping with all their promotions in Jamaica we will see an improvement in these loads

4200 1996 Caribbean Airlines Limited JFK KIN
4200 2334 Caribbean Airlines Limited MBJ JFK
4200 1662 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN FLL
4200 1562 Caribbean Airlines Limited FLL KIN
4200 2381 Caribbean Airlines Limited JFK MBJ
4200 2038 Caribbean Airlines Limited KIN JFK


4296 3432 United Air Lines Inc. ORD MBJ
4320 2646 JetBlue Airways MBJ MCO
4320 2593 JetBlue Airways MCO MBJ
4475 3883 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ ORD
4480 3114 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK KIN
4480 3403 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL KIN
4480 3206 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN JFK
4480 3240 Delta Air Lines Inc. KIN ATL
4725 4095 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ BWI
4732 2806 Spirit Air Lines MBJ FLL
4732 2469 Spirit Air Lines FLL MBJ
4758 3570 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MBJ MSP
4814 4217 United Air Lines Inc. EWR MBJ
4814 3991 United Air Lines Inc. MBJ EWR
4900 4299 Southwest Airlines Co. BWI MBJ
5036 4151 Delta Air Lines Inc. JFK MBJ
5040 3659 JetBlue Airways FLL MBJ
5040 4485 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
5040 4102 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
5040 3751 JetBlue Airways MBJ FLL
5040 4342 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ JFK
5307 3846 Sun Country Airlines d/b/a MN Airlines MSP MBJ
5600 4336 JetBlue Airways JFK MBJ
5600 4449 JetBlue Airways MBJ JFK
6942 5952 Delta Air Lines Inc. ATL MBJ
6944 5885 Delta Air Lines Inc. MBJ ATL
7480 6509 American Airlines Inc. MBJ PHL
7480 6621 American Airlines Inc. PHL MBJ
7865 6621 Southwest Airlines Co. FLL MBJ
7865 6958 Southwest Airlines Co. MBJ FLL
9200 6824 JetBlue Airways JFK KIN
9200 7133 JetBlue Airways KIN JFK
10080 7160 JetBlue Airways FLL KIN
10080 7538 JetBlue Airways KIN FLL
11594 10129 American Airlines Inc. CLT MBJ
11594 10549 American Airlines Inc. MBJ CLT
12184 9088 American Airlines Inc. MBJ MIA
12196 9776 American Airlines Inc. MIA MBJ
12684 8781 American Airlines Inc. MIA KIN
12844 8545 American Airlines Inc. KIN MIA
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Nordwind returns to MBJ in Nov.

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This past Wednesday Inter-Caribbean inaugurated services between HAV and KIN using their E145.

Fare are running at $335 round trip.

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Pic of the inaugural flight.

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Caribbean Airlines has announed the start date for their KIN-GCM services.

Connections are also being sold to SXM, BGI and POS.

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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:19 pm

The KIN-GCM flight is essentially just an extension of the BGI-POS-SXM-KIN milk run. I take it SXM traffic must have yet to fully recover if they felt like they could add GCM on top of it.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:52 pm

Brickell305 wrote:
The KIN-GCM flight is essentially just an extension of the BGI-POS-SXM-KIN milk run. I take it SXM traffic must have yet to fully recover if they felt like they could add GCM on top of it.



The Sat KIN GCM show departs before BW's SXM flight arrives into KIN so they can only take people GCM SXM but they cannot bring them back. This service integrates GCM to POS/BGI on Tu Sa and back from those islands on Tu.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:00 pm

New start up carrier, Jam Air is reporting significant progress in their operations and has announced plans to acquire a Dash8 37 seater.

“The people that use the service say it is needed,” he stated. “It is a service that people have been longing for because there has been no regular service for some time now.”

Levy revealed that the airline is using a DHC-6-300 aircraft with a capacity of 19 seats to “build the route” and will shortly be adding a Dash 8 with a seating capacity of 37, as demand increases. The coming winter season will also see the arrival of additional aircraft.

Jam Air is currently being promoted through advertising both in print and radio, Internet marketing, the organisation's website, social media, and through the global distribution system (GDS), a computerised networking system within the travel industry.


http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business ... hly_173568

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WS will be using their B767 5 times a week between YYZ and MBJ eff Oct28.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... tego%20bay

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AA has added A332 to PHL-MBJ eff Dec 18.

Philadelphia – Montego Bay eff 18DEC19 A330-200 operates 1 daily, replacing A321 (Overall 15 weekly)
AA857 PHL0820 – 1211MBJ 332 D
AA857 MBJ1316 – 1652PHL 332 D

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... tego%20bay
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Western Air, Bahamas will return to Jamaica in November 2019 serving KIN 4 weekly and MBJ 3 weekly. Western Air served Jamaica briefly during the BW/JM transition.

Services to MBJ will cater to the VFR and Multi Destination Tourism Market. KIN will cater to VFR and the business market.

Western Air will compete with BW as the only carrier operating nonstop flights between KIN and NAS.

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Brickell305 wrote:
The KIN-GCM flight is essentially just an extension of the BGI-POS-SXM-KIN milk run. I take it SXM traffic must have yet to fully recover if they felt like they could add GCM on top of it.

caribny wrote:
Brickell305 wrote:
The KIN-GCM flight is essentially just an extension of the BGI-POS-SXM-KIN milk run. I take it SXM traffic must have yet to fully recover if they felt like they could add GCM on top of it.



The Sat KIN GCM show departs before BW's SXM flight arrives into KIN so they can only take people GCM SXM but they cannot bring them back. This service integrates GCM to POS/BGI on Tu Sa and back from those islands on Tu.


They are now offering some deep discounts on seats between KIN and GCM.
While this is no fault of BW, 2 weekly will struggle outside of peak travel periods as KX offers more flexibility with it's schedules.
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:45 pm

hummingbird wrote:
They are now offering some deep discounts on seats between KIN and GCM.
While this is no fault of BW, 2 weekly will struggle outside of peak travel periods as KX offers more flexibility with it's schedules.



I would think so as it rules out the business market. Not sure how much feed they will get out of POS/BGI
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:54 pm

caribny wrote:
hummingbird wrote:
They are now offering some deep discounts on seats between KIN and GCM.
While this is no fault of BW, 2 weekly will struggle outside of peak travel periods as KX offers more flexibility with it's schedules.



I would think so as it rules out the business market. Not sure how much feed they will get out of POS/BGI

I’d be surprised if they got much feed out of either. The market from both is already small and with the number of stops required to get there and the limited frequency, a one stop via MIA ends up being more convenient in spite of having to pass thru customs/immigration and having to reclear security. Unless they heavily discount or are only looking at the subset of potential travelers without a US visa (which I sense to be small for people interested in heading to GCM), they’ll have a rough go of it.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:35 pm

caribny wrote:
I would think so as it rules out the business market. Not sure how much feed they will get out of POS/BGI
Brickell305 wrote:
I’d be surprised if they got much feed out of either.


I don't believe the KIN-GCM is generating strong sales as witnessed by their current ads.

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Do I blame the Minister or the reporter for this inaccurate statement?

Mr. Bartlett further advised that Russian airline Pegas Fly, which currently provides flights to Jamaica using 747 aircraft, will be utilising bigger jets, which will increase the number of passengers travelling to Montego Bay to 500 per trip.


https://jis.gov.jm/tourism-minister-ann ... nd-russia/

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As expected the Fly Jamaica deal is in limbo. I knew they would never meet the September start up deadline.

The timetable to return Fly Jamaica to the skies appears to be in doubt, its employees are still unpaid, and the airline’s founder, Ronald Paul Reece, says the deal for the takeover of the airline is yet to be finalised.
Glenn Logan, who previously announced that he and his backers had acquired the airline and set September as the date they were shooting for to return the carrier to service, declined to give an update this week, saying talks were ongoing with Reece.
But Nari Williams-Singh, the head of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, JCAA, says the outreach to his agency by the prospective investors has so far been exploratory and that the carrier remains suspended. The airline would have to be recertified in order to resume service, but the application and review process is yet to begin, he said.
“We had a meeting a few weeks ago. It was really to give us an update as to where they are, but at this point there’s been no discussion about resumption of service or whatever,” Williams-Singh said.


http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/busi ... eover-talk
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:40 am

hummingbird wrote:
AA has added A332 to PHL-MBJ eff Dec 18.

Philadelphia – Montego Bay eff 18DEC19 A330-200 operates 1 daily, replacing A321 (Overall 15 weekly)
AA857 PHL0820 – 1211MBJ 332 D
AA857 MBJ1316 – 1652PHL 332 D


I knew AA would deploy their A332s to MBJ eventually. Pretty cool!

hummingbird wrote:
They are now offering some deep discounts on seats between KIN and GCM.
While this is no fault of BW, 2 weekly will struggle outside of peak travel periods as KX offers more flexibility with it's schedules.


caribny wrote:
I would think so as it rules out the business market. Not sure how much feed they will get out of POS/BGI

Brickell305 wrote:
I’d be surprised if they got much feed out of either. The market from both is already small and with the number of stops required to get there and the limited frequency, a one stop via MIA ends up being more convenient in spite of having to pass thru customs/immigration and having to reclear security. Unless they heavily discount or are only looking at the subset of potential travelers without a US visa (which I sense to be small for people interested in heading to GCM), they’ll have a rough go of it.


I honestly think that route will be short lived, but let's see how it goes. The competition is good none the less for passengers.


hummingbird wrote:
As expected the Fly Jamaica deal is in limbo. I knew they would never meet the September start up deadline.


Planning to restart operations in September was quite ambitious of the new acquirers if you asked me!
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:21 pm

There really isn't need for BW on the Jamaica North America route so clearly no need exists for OJ. And that business of flying charters to Europe is a joke. I sniff some international hustlers and a naïve Jamaican. This is low season on the JFK KIN and there are 5 daily flights. BW is languishing with DL now on the scene.

As to BW's KIN expansion. That should really be for Inter Carib with their new jets. They already got KIN HAV and KIN SCU so they should the ones on the KIN GCM. It might have been better for BW to code share and coordinate schedules and fares with them.
 
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Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:50 pm

-Jamaica has seen unprecedented growth from the Russian market.
-Nordwind Airlines recently applied to the JCAA to restart services on Nov 2 , 2019.
-The Govt is now revealing another Russian carrier in interested in starting services to MBJ.

Last year Jamaica welcomed 3,156 Russian tourists, up from 940 in 2016 and 1,018 in 2017. According to Russian Government statistics, 15 million of its citizens travelled overseas for tourism purposes, with the bulk of them visiting countries bordering Russia in Europe and Asia.

“We have full planes from Moscow. This year Pegas/Nordwind have increased their seat configuration to accommodate 100 more passengers and there is a strong interest from a major Russian tour operator to put on a very large plane with over 400 seats,” Seiveright said.


http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/jam ... ofile=1373

https://jis.gov.jm/tourism-industry-con ... ed-growth/

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TUI Airways Winter Sched for MBJ.

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Eff Nov 6, 2019 Caribbean Airlines will launch a twice weekly service linking KIN and HAV. Flights will operate on Wednesday and Friday.

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airjamaica wrote:
I knew AA would deploy their A332s to MBJ eventually. Pretty cool!


Agreed. This is long overdue.

airjamaica wrote:
I honestly think that route will be short lived, but let's see how it goes. The competition is good none the less for passengers.


I believe this route will remain however they will have some very low loads outside of peak travel season.

airjamaica wrote:
Planning to restart operations in September was quite ambitious of the new acquirers if you asked me!


I wonder how they were going to skirt around getting their AOC re-instated that quickly.
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