Caymanair wrote:I hope BW returns to GCM. Cayman-Jamaica is one of the busiest air corridors in the Caribbean... and needs competition. And if they do it right (I would suggest maybe just extend the milk run so it connects seamlessly to BGI and POS) it should operate successfully for both BW and KX.
No BW back to GCM. Is GCM not still heavily travel restrained? I really wish that JY and BW set up some cooperation at KIN with BW feeding e/C passengers to them for connections to GCM, and other points in the Western Caribbean.
The priority will be the VFR markets to POS and the biggest will be JFK, MIA and YYZ. BGI will be back as well as OGL, which they currently operate. KIN from POS with stops in other islands. I will assume service from POS to GND. SVD, SLU, and maybe CUR/PBM given current PY difficulties (no planes). The big question mark might be YYZ, given ongoing Canadian protocols which will depress travel.
But JFK. Big, pent up southbound demand, even if northbound remains soft. JFK KIN, JFK BGI, and JFK GEO are sturdy so I do not know why JFK POS will be different. See no reason why an ATR will be tied up in BGI when its clear that travel has collapsed. The POS BGI flights do not have to be nonstop so if BW wishes to pick up say BGI SVD travel that can be captured with a flight continuing on to POS. JY with 30 seats struggles to run 2x daily to BGI (daily from GND/SVD, and daily from DOM/SLU). OGL BGI is being served out of OGL. POS OGL might be quite a route depending on what BW does with its services on its GEO North America runs. Sturdy oil traffic now between Guyana and T&T.
If Cuba reopens HAV to BW that will be another route which will be back as the pent up demand from HAV GEO is quite fierce. Cubans must do all of their US consular business in GEO.
Someone stated that JFK will be less than daily. Does that person know the size of the T&T population in the NY area? As a BW pilot stated many T&T folks need to travel home to see their relatives, or to take care of personal matters. THAT will be the bulk of the travel in the interim. If BW plays cute and doesnt offer sufficiant lift on the JFK POS B6 will come back in and under charge them and get market share.
Do people in T&T know that there are about 250k T&T folks living in the USA and that these are the ones who filled the planes on flights from JFK and SoFL. T&T is NOT a leisure market.