|Quoting guyanam (Reply 61):|
If they axe the 767 what plans do they have to service their nonstop into GEO, especially out of BW doesn't seem to be handling their baggage well, based on FB complaints. Indeed some are even asking if using them for their liberal baggage poiicy makes sense if it means that bags are delayed.
A properly run airline isn't going to keep an aircraft in a loss making operation to satisfy one route or a variation of such. The 767 operation appears to be not financially prudent even with high yield GEO-JFK
nonstops; hence, it is in BW
's best interest to stop those nonstops until more capacle aircraft such as the 737MAX or A321NEO are on BW
's radar. It's the same concept with LGW
stand-alone may be a money making route against very specific operational advantages such as economies of scale in widebody operations and efficient crew RONs (something BW
severely lacks). BA
has a mini crew base in BGI
which makes things a lot more efficient for them.
That said, remember the axeing of the 767 operation is simply a strong rumour. Nothing is set in stone and the 767s can well stay if politics play a huge role in the airline's direction.
|Quoting guyanam (Reply 69):|
As it is BW top brass are aware of the extremely negative perception in Guyana and also among Guyanese in Canada. Lets hope that whatever they do plan to do is good for BW, and also for its passengers bound to and originating in GEO, otherwise eventually others will jump in. The GEO runway is being lengthened.
For some reason, you keep chanting this "negative perception" Guyanese have of BW
. Where that may hold true for some, BW
runs a fairly efficient and reliable operation into GEO. Most if not all of my Guyanese friends may joke about BW
's service from time to time (which can be sub-par at times, especially after the Nicholas/Moonan fiasco), but at the end of the day, they patronize the airline because it's the most reliable operation into GEO and they appreciate the history of BW
from their parents concerning being the only airline willing to run scheduled service into GEO back in the day when GEO wasn't so profitable.
operated nonstops for more than 2 years into GEO. At that time, you were already preparing BW
's grave on condition that they didn't retaliate with nonstops. Well, BW
did not retaliate with nonstops and did just fine. That speaks volumes. If BW
had such an "extremely negative perception", no matter what extortionist price DL
would be charging, GEO pax would shift in droves temporarily to display their dissatisfaction. Like ex BW
CEO Phillip Saunders stated; in the airline business, people vote with their feet and BW
receives an overwhelming vote of confidence from Guyanese passengers which ofcourse is greatly appreciated.
The Guyanese passenger market is extremely important to BW
. No one is disputing this. However, it is not greater in significance than BW
's two other largest markets i.e. POS
. All three are of equal critical importance to BW
's long-term profitability, especially KIN
at this time. Do not for one minute think that GEO deserves some special priority over BW
's other profitable indigenous markets.
|Quoting guyanam (Reply 69):|
Only when EZjet entered and they feared market share loss did BW see fit to start such service.
This account can be disqualified for the mere fact that the airline was being run as if it were a parlour shop. This hugely immature competitive act was dictated by the chairman (Nicholas), not knowing its implications. I'm sure if the airline was still under prudent management, such an air-headed act would not have occurred.
|Quoting caribbean484 (Reply 72):|
Canadian pilot, Blake Slater and the Guyanese Cargo Loader were Monday morning found dead among the wreckage of the single-engine aircraft that went down Saturday morning in dense jungle.
Very sad news indeed. I have two friends flying with TGA and they're pretty devastated right now. Condolences to the family and friends of Captain Slater.
|Quoting GoAibusGo (Reply 73):|
According to skyliner-aviation.de Insel Air wil receive a 7th MD-80 in February and 4 ex KLM Cityhopper F-70s in March.
Seems Insel Air is moving in to cover the capacity DAE once had. Good for them and good for those needing jobs in the ABC!
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