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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:55 pm

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 48):
God knows it can't be worst than the other one. They tried to sell the very people of Jamaica for cronyism.

Don't be shy. tell us how you really feel  Smile. Seriously, I agree with you. The deal with VS lacked transparency and given the corruption rampart in the previous administration, I fully agree that a review is necessary. This is a reflection of the previous administration who would sell out the Jamaican people for a Jamaican dollar. Maybe the current government thinks that if BA and VS can make the routes work, why can't we? If so, I would agree. But serious changes would be necessary.

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 35):
But as with everything the previous admin did, it has to come up for review as there were discrepancies.

Shocking!  sarcastic  Needless to say, I am not surprised there are discrepancies. The current administration will be cleaning up PJ's and Portia's mess for a while.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:08 pm

[quote=AA1818,reply=46]/quote]

For a POS custom model you would have to get it custom built or try building it yourself (which is not for me Big grin). For me the terminals will come later. If space is a problem I would suggest you could look at the smaller scales such as 1:500 or 1:600 but IMO 1:400 is ideal as it isnt to small nor to big.


484

If you check the link I posted earlier you should find some retailers that will have the models you are looking for but Ebay is also a great source as well!!
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:09 pm

Quoting JM017 (Reply 50):
Don't be shy. tell us how you really feel

My friend if I were to unleash what I thought of them, my soul would be lost forever. Big grin

Quoting JM017 (Reply 50):
The current administration will be cleaning up PJ's and Portia's mess for a while.

Isn't it fascinating that the two worst PM's in the history of Jamaica were back to back? The current one has his work indeed cut out.The mess is tremendous, say what they will about this current PM, The job should've been his from 1995. Again I am hearing of Mrs. Shirley Williams in line to take over as board chairwoman? at JM. If she does, govt and opposition MP's might have to be buying their tickets to fly JM. (lol)
Again the review is indeed necessary for the VS/JM deal and a you couldn't find a "nicer" fellow than Mr. Henry to do so.  Wink
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:47 pm

That is a lovely Caribbean collection of models BW772. I myself have many of the same 1:400 models (except the Caribbean 738, BW 721 with the JM titles and the Air Caraibes ERJ). I also got the whole fleet of BW in the green scheme along with the yellow schemed TriStar.

It would be interesting to see what the Jamaican Government comes up with regarding JM and the VS tie-in but, after all, the real issue is how much money is the Government going to throw at the airline again.

TrinToCan.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:36 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 2):
CO now flies the 757 on the EWR-NAS route.

Only once a week, on Wednesdays (757-200).

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Was it operated by a 737 before???

Still is on most days, 737-800 to be precise.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:01 am

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 52):
Shirley Williams in line to take over as board chairwoman? at JM. If she does, govt and opposition MP's might have to be buying their tickets to fly JM. (lol)

That alone would make her the best person for the job.

[Edited 2007-10-16 17:02:53]
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:02 am

Ok so who is Mrs Williams??

News Update

8B last flight will be on November 15th with final shut down slated for the end of November. The 5 remaining aircraft in 8B fleet will be handed over to LI beginning the last week of October. See link.

[Edited 2007-10-16 20:06:41]
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:10 am

Quoting BWIA 772 (Reply 56):
News Update

8B last flight will be on November 15th with final shut down slated for the end of November. The 5 remaining aircraft in 8B fleet will be handed over to LI beginning the last week of October. See link.

So when will the 8B aircraft be painted in the LI livery? I am still waiting on the first LI colored Dash-8 landing here in CUR!

A388 Big grin
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:55 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 57):
So when will the 8B aircraft be painted in the LI livery? I am still waiting on the first LI colored Dash-8 landing here in CUR!

Any idea how that flight is proving given competition from CWIA and Surinam Airways on that route?? Do you think there is room for Caribbean AIrlines on that route given the fact that Surinam is cutting capacity from the MD to a regional jet soon (or so i read somewhere)?

Off topic, but what international flights does GND currently have. I know JM flies JFK-GND. Any US carriers or European carriers offering direct flights??

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:59 pm

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 58):
Any idea how that flight is proving given competition from CWIA and Surinam Airways on that route?? Do you think there is room for Caribbean AIrlines on that route given the fact that Surinam is cutting capacity from the MD to a regional jet soon (or so i read somewhere)?

So far I think they are doing pretty well. Their check-in desks are mostly full when the flight opens for check-in. Whether there is room for Caribbean Airlines I do not know. Insel Air also flies to POS every now and than.

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:48 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 59):
So far I think they are doing pretty well. Their check-in desks are mostly full when the flight opens for check-in. Whether there is room for Caribbean Airlines I do not know. Insel Air also flies to POS every now and than.

Is Insel Air to POS a weekly flight or charters only?? Also does Li/ 8B run the route daily?? Cheers for the info!

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:55 pm

Ok , so I was right on the money, thanks Jm-airbus320 (again)

Taken from a local news website:

"It is now official. Former Opposition Spokeswoman on Commerce, Shirley Williams, is the new Chairman of the Board of the national airline Air Jamaica. Miss Williams is the first woman to head the airline in its 38 year history.
Transport Minister Mike Henry has confirmed that Miss Williams' appointment, as well as the selection of the other members of the Air Jamaica Board, were approved by Cabinet Tuesday."

Well, this woman in my experience was known to be a no nonsense woman who demanded results. She turned around then , possibly the hardest organization to run in JA, MPM and made it into a stable and profitable organization. So lets see JM was a feeding tree for the genetically and socially linked members of the previous admin (as was every other govt body). So here we go, time to buy em tickets boys............freeness is up!!
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:26 pm

If I remember correctly, CUR and TAB are the only destinations in the LI network operated solely by 8B so it is likely that they will be the last to see LI branded planes (if they have not done so already)... one remembers that until March 2006 LI served TAB in its own right too. I think CUR is done 4 times weekly by 8B.

Best of luck to Ms Williams, may she turn JM into the shining success it can certainly be! After all I think that the region needs hard-nosed individuals to run its airlines to enable them to be more successful.

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:03 pm

Interesting Article in our paper today saying that KX will have online check-in by november (they hope to have this before the holiday). This will allow passengers to check in up to a day in advance on flights and then proceed straight to departures if they only have carry-on or head to the bag drop at the desks. They hope this will remove a lot of the congestion for people checking in especially in the busy times.
Also KX have plans to upgrade their cabins on their 733s to have inflight entertainment (provided by our local television station) and also to have a video saftey announcement rather than the old fashion way (this is also being produced by out local tv station). They have said that they will be installing new seats which will provide more legroom and this will begin from febuary next year with the addition of a new 733 coming into the fleet to retire an aging 732. The airline is not sure yeet what is going to happen to the last 732 in the fleet as such and dont know when it will be replaced or with what (my guess another 733).
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:12 pm

CUR POS via LI/8B is 3 times per week but I may be wrong. Also once the fleet is handed CUR may see a aircraft in the full LI livery doing the route.

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 61):

Thanks for the info. We have to see what is going to happen to JM now. Do you think that Conway is going to go??
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:20 pm

Quoting BWIA 772 (Reply 64):
Do you think that Conway is going to go??

Man why you trying to make this a perfect strike? Big grin
But the possibility exists, because the new members of the board will undoubtedly be hard nosed members of the business community who loathed the previous administration and were angered by the runnings going on at JM. With this talk of looking to link with Emirates, one is under the impression that should Conway remain, his power could be severely curtailed or undermined by this new (assumed) powerful board members.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:54 pm

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 65):
Man why you trying to make this a perfect strike?

Nice one lol.

They need to get rid of the man since he has no idea of how to run the airline.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:02 pm

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 65):
With this talk of looking to link with Emirates,

Apologies for my ignorance, but this is the first i'm hearing of a possible tie up with EK. Any details as to what sort of relationship might be on the horizon?

I wonder who could work as a true partner to regional carriers like JM and Caribbean Airlines?

Nice to see some tough-ass business minded people on the board of JM, the CAL board has been comprised of business people known for tough decisions for about 1.5 years now. One of the members, a former accountant, was the man incharge of the Air Caribbean shutdown and sale of assets, a real no-nonsense man!! Bw415 will know who i'm talking about!!!!! hehe

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:38 pm

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 60):
Is Insel Air to POS a weekly flight or charters only?? Also does Li/ 8B run the route daily?? Cheers for the info!

AA1818

LI/8B runs the POS-CUR route 4 times a week as far as I know. Insel Air sometimes operates the POS flight on behalf of Surinam Airways as they have a close joint operation with each other. When Surinam Airways' MD82 is going tech Insel Air steps in to help them out on the POS-PBM route. The same goes the other way around.

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:53 am

Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 66):

From what I read about Conway his reputation is not to shabby.

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 65):

The main question is that now we have a board that has the freedom from political interference to do what is really best with the airline will Conway be able to add JM to his other list of successes!! I do hope he can pull it together if they have to look for a new CEO the turn around at JM will just be delayed further.


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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:07 am

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 58):
Off topic, but what international flights does GND currently have. I know JM flies JFK-GND. Any US carriers or European carriers offering direct flights??

BA and VS are getting services to LGW.
MQ American Eagle on SJU-GND.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:15 am

Hi guys check this out JM to do MIA GND
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:09 am

Quoting BWIA 772 (Reply 71):
Hi guys check this out JM to do MIA GND

With a connection in MBJ according to the article... not even the same flight number.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:16 am

Quoting Ahlfors (Reply 72):

True.. but according to captaink our GND expert JM has quite a following there so we just have to wait and see how GND MBJ MIA works out. Hopefully is the A319s still come we may see them operating GND MIA as a direct service.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:45 am

Quoting Ahlfors (Reply 72):
With a connection in MBJ according to the article... not even the same flight number.

Connection in MBJ, no. The airplane stops in MBJ, and the same airplane continues on to MIA with a different flight number. It is not as great as GND/MIA non-stop but it is way better than nothing. I think the flight would do fine. Yes JM makes alot of money in GND, but for the simple reason that there is no competition. BW left GND many years ago, after having flights to JFK and MIA. But for this reason, Grenadians have come to love Air Jamaica. Wish them all the best on this route.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:13 am

JM's new Board of Directors.

Air J to seek partner

NEWLY appointed board chairman of Air Jamaica and former opposition spokesperson on commerce, Shirley Williams, says the board's first order of business will be to identify a partner for the national carrier in order to ease the government of its liabilities.

"As the board we are working with a mandate from the government which says they would like us to find a suitable partner because as you know Air Jamaica is a liability to the government," Williams told the Observer last night.

Yesterday, Transport Minister Mike Henry confirmed that Williams would head up the airline which has been operating at a loss for some time now.

The other board members are Noel Hylton, Rex Nettleford, Kingsley Cooper, Ian Kerr, Tony Lindo, Marcia Forbes, Carolyn Hayles, Ian Moore, John Lynch, Kevin Lue and Millicent Hughes.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:57 am

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 75):
The other board members are Noel Hylton, Rex Nettleford, Kingsley Cooper, Ian Kerr, Tony Lindo, Marcia Forbes, Carolyn Hayles, Ian Moore, John Lynch, Kevin Lue and Millicent Hughes.

Well the board is a mixed of every imaginable sector of society, yes imaginable (UWI people might have an idea what I mean) Not that UWI was my alma mata. Anyway, there is the technocrat, the fashion mogul, the aviation specialist, the former media mogul,the intellectual, the good businessmen and someone who I know absolutely nothing about.:D

So will I be proved right about Emirates too? Hmm, maybe, maybe not but that name is in the wind alot lately. I think it has to do with the fact that JM lost alot of senior and I mean senior pilots to Emirates and they would like to have an input in the running of the airline. I have also heard of a possible link with VS (which I strongly doubt based on the current Ministers stance) , and just the final two names to throw into the ring...................wait for it TAM and SQ.
Yup that's all I know for now folks, I'll try keep it as accurate and clean as possible, as it comes to me, I'll post it.
Blessings.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:37 pm

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 76):
and just the final two names to throw into the ring...................wait for it TAM and SQ.

Other than JJ and SQ, why not add more names to JM wish-to-be linked with list; TA, LA, CM, Star Alliance UA (!)..
And if an airline doesn't want its pilots to abandon it and fly for EK or an airline in India, then the sensible thing to do is to increase the pilots wages.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:23 pm

Quoting Captaink (Reply 74):
Connection in MBJ, no. The airplane stops in MBJ, and the same airplane continues on to MIA with a different flight number. It is not as great as GND/MIA non-stop but it is way better than nothing.


Yes, but will they require passengers to disembark? I ask because something similar happened to me once and I was required to get off the aircraft (JM059 from KIN-MBJ-ATL). In MBJ all passengers were told to exit the aircraft. Folks continuting to ATL had to reboard JM059 (a different aircraft) at another gate. The aircraft that flew into MBJ as JM059 was then cleaned and reboarded at the arrival gate as JM045 to PHL (which was my flight from MBJ). It seemed to me that the logical thing to have done was to call the flight from KIN JM045 to begin with. At least try not to inconvenience some passengers.

Anyway, my point is it may not be certain thing that GND passengers will be allowed to remain on the aircraft.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:49 pm

Quoting Albird87 (Reply 63):
The airline is not sure yeet what is going to happen to the last 732

Send it north... north-east.  duck 
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:00 pm

I have been trying to get some more information on the new St. Vincent Airport at Argyle... I have been searching online and I can't really find that much. Does anyone know if official plans have been developed for the terminal and so on as yet??.. This project is being head up by the International Airport Development Company (IADC).. but they dont even have a website it seems.. I am beginning to wonder if its some small "hole in de wall" company thats taking on this project.. I however stumbled upon a draft of the facility.. its not too clear but it gives a good idea..

http://www.ericphelps.com/StVincent/P1000843.html

There are other pictures of the actual site as well....

This airport I imagine would be just as much of a challange to land at like ET Joshua..as far as I know besides Dominica's Melville Hall airport this would be the only the airport that is on the Windward side of the island and the only runway in the Antilles with 02 and 20 runway headings..

So... does anyone have any more information on the airport??.. Anyone care to speculate a bit? It's not very often that new aiports are constructed in our region so I think it will be a very interesting project to follow

Regards
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PS... I read on CALPA that 9Y-WIT's paint job is done.. and she is sporting the hummingbird .. it was described as being a smaller hummingbird than the 737.. which I guess means that it does not take up the whole tail.. and with slightly larger titles than what's on the highbrids. Hopefully we will get some pics soon!!
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:58 am

Quoting Bw415 (Reply 80):
PS... I read on CALPA that 9Y-WIT's paint job is done.. and she is sporting the hummingbird .. it was described as being a smaller hummingbird than the 737.. which I guess means that it does not take up the whole tail.. and with slightly larger titles than what's on the highbrids. Hopefully we will get some pics soon!!

I want to see pictures, pictures, pictures!!!!!!! Big grin

I assume if Caribbean Airlines decides to fly to CUR they will use these birds  Smile

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting JM017 (Reply 78):
Yes, but will they require passengers to disembark?

Yes, they are required to disembark the aircraft so as to facilitate crew change and catering.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:13 am

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 82):
Yes, they are required to disembark the aircraft so as to facilitate crew change and catering.

Well, it's still great that travelers to GND from MIA have another option.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:32 am

I hope JM will continue to explore the opportunities to expand in The EC region. Flights to GND and BGI are big earners for the company. The reason the 757 will be deployed to GND is due to its capacity to accommodate the cargo. Captainink was right when he said Grenadines love JM.

With JM new Board of Directors . What are the things you would like for them to get accompished within the next two years?
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:49 am

Quoting JM017 (Reply 78):
Anyway, my point is it may not be certain thing that GND passengers will be allowed to remain on the aircraft.

Most likely they will have to disembark for crew change/cleaning on at least one of the legs, maybe the MIA/MBJ/GND leg. But I am almost certain that the passengers would be continuing on the same aircrafat or the flight wouldn't have been announced. GND already has service to MBJ with onward connections, ie the aircraft that comes down from JFK. What's more the stop over times MIA-GND leg is about an hour, and the GND-MIA leg is about 45 minutes. (both are within the window of JM's standard A320 turn times in stations where there isn't any crew change, eg the flights from JFK through the EC islands) I don't think an aircraft change is involved here.
 
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Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:59 am

Quoting HummingBird (Reply 86):
Guys things are heating up!

Hey, he had to go, well liked or not. What has he to show for his two years or so at the helm? Besides the new government has that right, particularly if their vision for the airline is at odds with what he has been trying to do.

It's unfortunate that employees decided to walk off the job. The airline doesn't need that disruption. These things happen all the time.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:11 pm

The new board chair woman says Conway had his option of resignation which was in his contract if there was a change of govt.I think he hated the idea of working with new board members. The staff loved their new boss according to the media but I think it should more have read "senior management" are upset as the basic staff have little connection.
I think what you are witnessing is the hiccups due to the removal of the genetically linked persons and thus friends of the outgoing CEO of JM. Mrs. Williams says she will be acting as executive chairman until a replacement is found and is confident that the storm will be whethered.

As for the workers they are back on the job, as it is said they felt Conway was forced out and took action last night. There is a meeting scheduled for 10:30 this morning between the chairwoman, Conway, Union and senior management. It is said Conway had a meeting with workers and made no mention of a resignation letter then dropped the bomb yesterday.

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Other related issues, Vernamfield is now on the front burner as a home base for JM and the hope to locate a partner underway. the new govt says they are committed to having JM stand on its own and stop being fed by tax payers. I say go ahead as JM needs to cut govt ties and grow up. Love my airline, but its time to fly the nest. Too much politics has held it down.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:21 pm

Quoting JM017 (Reply 87):
It's unfortunate that employees decided to walk off the job. The airline doesn't need that disruption. These things happen all the time.

All I can say is its a good thing he left and hopefully they can find someone to vill the void left by Conway.
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:58 pm

AC to split YYZ-POS-CCS:

Caracas will have 4 weekly nonstop A319 flights.

AC075 YYZ1735 - 2245CCS 319 x246
AC076 CCS2345 - 0525+1YYZ 319 x246

Port of Spain will have 3 weekly nonstop A319 flights.

AC073 YYZ1655 - 2225POS 319 246
AC074 POS2325 - 0525+1YYZ 319 246
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:14 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 90):
AC to split YYZ-POS-CCS:

How are these routes performing for AC? Do they have good loads?

A388
 
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:15 pm

Let me first say that this Is my very first Post on A-net....finally  Smile Ive been quite an avid A-netter roaming the forums for greater part of the last 7 years or so, so it is with a great sense of pride that I make the first post in what I consider the "appropriate" forum  Wink

Now that said I must say that I am extremely pleased with what has transpired over the past couple of weeks at Air Jamaica, in the way of course positive changes that will Hopefully help JM to Straight'n Up 'N fly right finally.

It's been a long time coming and I have a feeling that the new board will be doing big things. Mr. Conway stated that anytime you have new management and new government, ideas and previous plans change...I don't think that's necessarily so...but...with everything else...Lets wait and see shall we  Wink

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:21 pm

Conway gone ? Oh Happy Day!

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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:27 pm

Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 89):
All I can say is its a good thing he left and hopefully they can find someone to vill the void left by Conway.

Lets see if JM can find a WEST INDIAN to run the airline tired of the foreigners being brought in all the time.
 
A388
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Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:33 pm

Quoting Beeweel15 (Reply 94):
Lets see if JM can find a WEST INDIAN to run the airline tired of the foreigners being brought in all the time.

Can't you give it a rest?

A388
 
jm017
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:11 pm

Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 89):
All I can say is its a good thing he left and hopefully they can find someone to vill the void left by Conway.



Quoting JMBWEEBOY (Reply 93):
Conway gone ? Oh Happy Day!

I am sensing euphoria amongst us all now that Conway has left/been forced out.  Smile
 
2travel2know
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:29 pm

Quoting Mbj-11 (Reply 88):
Vernamfield is now on the front burner as a home base for JM and the hope to locate a partner underway. the new govt says they are committed to having JM stand on its own and stop being fed by tax payers. I say go ahead as JM needs to cut govt ties and grow up.

Would Jamaica be willing to get rid of KIN and make Vernamfield KIN airport and JM hub?
The only possible scenario I see for that happening is that Vernamfield is to get wonderful road links with all of Jamaica (3 hours or less between Port Antonio or Negril and Vernamfield?!) so it's attractive for the leisure market and that foreign airlines are kept in MBJ if Jamaica doesn't want to also replace MBJ with Vernamfield.
Bear in mind that both KIN and MBJ are located in premium land for Tourism, prime-housing or Seaport-related developments.

BTW Welcome to a-net Speedbird
 
trintocan
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:39 pm

Yes, AC is splitting its CCS and POS services. Interestingly CCS gets 1 flight more per week than POS. One wonders why AC cannot maintain a daily POS rotation - perhaps it is the presence of BW and charters on the route as compared to CCS on which it has a monopoly. All the same POS is a very longstanding route for AC.

So new blood is coming in to run JM - all the best to the new board.

TrinToCan.
 
caribbean484
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RE: Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes Aviation Part XXI

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:48 pm

Quoting Trintocan (Reply 98):
Yes, AC is splitting its CCS and POS services. Interestingly CCS gets 1 flight more per week than POS. One wonders why AC cannot maintain a daily POS rotation - perhaps it is the presence of BW and charters on the route as compared to CCS on which it has a monopoly. All the same POS is a very longstanding route for AC.

Competing against CAL and the charters on YYZ is and has always been hard for AC to do so daily service will not work, at leats for now. Over the last few years, however in order to keep the route, AC had to run between CCS because of the stiff competition with the charters. Since both BW and AC complained to the CAA, the number of charters were reduced. But, BW has the majority share of the route with 7 weekly non stop to YYZ.

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