Sorry but it seems that with the server issues that airliners have been having the original part 17 was closed!! As soon as I realized this I sent 2 messages to the mods along with posting in the site related forum but I have yet to get a response. So I have decided that instead of waiting on them I think it is best that we just do a replacement thread and move on!!!
After 16 threads we have a total of 2642 replies with the addition of the 15 replies that part 17 the original received the grand total is now 2657 replies. On September 03 2007 Caribbean Aviation will celebrate its first anniversary and it would be nice if we can have 3000 replies by then to get reach that we will need your help!!!
Here are the links to our last 5 threads along with a link to the original Part 17!!
Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part 17 (by BWIA 772 Jul 1 2007 in Civil Aviation) Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part 16 (by MD90fan May 28 2007 in Civil Aviation) 15 Up!-Caribbean/Caribe/Caraïbes Aviation (by MD90fan May 11 2007 in Civil Aviation) Caribbean/Caribe/Caraïbes Aviation Part 14 (by MD90fan Apr 28 2007 in Civil Aviation) Caribbean/Caribe/Caraïbes Aviation Part 13 (by MD90fan Apr 11 2007 in Civil Aviation)
Recap of what happened in the original part 17
- Why Caribbean Carriers cannot balance cheap fares and make money[
- Why in the Caribbean the best method of restructuring an airline is the most expensive when the same thing can be achieved at a lower cost.
The majority of the thread was about the high fares now that LI has a monopoly on intra regional routes!!
8B775ZQ responded to the fact that PM of St Vincent Ralph Gonsales chastised other islands for not putting money into LI by saying that LI for them represented a bad investment due to the years of mis management!
Caribbean484 noted that under the current market conditions i.e a monopoly LI will not be willing to lower their fares, LI costs were high and that if they wanted competition the entry of American Eagle should provide competition and lower fares. He also noted that NK is to offer JFK and FLL flights to POS and that he does not think that they along with DL who are suppose to launch JFK flights to POS will last in the market!
Captiank noted that the presence of American Eagle should result in lower fares and the airline would prove to be a tough competitor even tougher than 8B!!
Westindian425 noted that NK may be able to do something in the POS market and that Skybus decision to go into NAS was an interesting one!!
Albird87 noted that KX had a current load factor of 65% on the recently re launched JFK route and that the load factor and frequency should increase. He also posed the question if the 733 could do the route without restrictions?
BWIA 772 in his reply about that LI noted that Gonsales did have a point in that if the other islands contributed to LI the airline could have been restructure in the manner as BW/CAL and this would have resulted in an airline with much better cost. He also stated that this method though costly seemed to be the best method in terms of time and its ability to provide a Caribbean Airline with the proper foundation need to build a viable carrier on. Finally BWIA 772 noted that in his humble opinion that the current fare issue high lighted the need to balance cheap fares with the need to make money noting that in the past that Caribbean carriers have had cheap fares good loads but loosing alot of money!!
Beeweel15 posed the following questions
He also noted that the airlines coming to POS were getting huge concessions to operate those routes.
Ok guys here you have it if you think that I may have misrepresented any of your replies please say so as I wrote them based on my interpretation of what was stated.
The Flying Fish