caribny wrote:Brickell305 wrote:gunnerman wrote:How likely is reopening of borders in July in view of the imposition a state of emergency and a curfew three weeks ago to contain an increase of COVID-19 cases and related deaths, and with the slow vaccination rollout with under 8% of the population having had at least on dose?
I wondered that myself. But that is what the PM announced. I think they are realizing that the current situation is untenable. It will probably be like it is in some other islands where the borders are open but curfews remain in effect and activity severely limited. I wonder how Trinidad will do traffic wise post reopening. Trinidad is a VFR and business market. And VFR markets in the English speaking Caribbean have been especially weak. As has business travel.
The JFK GEO market is strong. AA and B6 are now daily and BW is up to 4x. This is actually more than in 2019. MIA will be the route which will increase based on oil business so this increase must be VFR. Likely lower fares will generate higher travel.
JetBlue ran 2 flights back to back GEO-JFK Saturday night with AA doing MIA- GEO-JFK and the other flight doing JFK-GEO-MIA. That makes both JFK-GEO and GEO-JFK red eye flights and criss crossing each other. GEO-MIA is an early morning flight so pax can connect to onward flights and the MIA -GEO an evening flights allowing connections in MIA from earlier flights.