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Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:47 am

Greetings to all A.net patrons! Welcome to the 110th installment of this dynamic thread.

The holiday season is once again upon us where airlines take the opportunity to bolster their schedules and fill their coffers. The Caribbean is one of the most popular destinations for this very ritualistic period of sun 'n fun. The Caribbean Aviation Thread wishes all who are to vacation here, a safe, memorable and enjoyable experience.

Here's to a very productive and successful season for the indigenous Caribbean aviation industry and tourism at large.



******NEWS FEED******
V2-LIG ATR42 msn 1009 delivered to LI. It makes the 3rd ATR-42 and 7th ATR aircraft in LI's fleet.
No new word on proposed Q400 start-up carrier Bluesky Airlines out of the Cayman Islands.
LI appoints British aviation veteran Mr. David Evans CEO
BW flops on London route; not profitable
Winair discontinues service to Anguilla
PY starts 1x weekly PBM-CAY-MIA with B733
LI headquarters to remain in ANU
Insel Air to begin AUA-GEO-MIA with MD-80 series Jun.18.2014
SXM closes $US132 million bond to upgrade airport infrastructure
CM to operate 2x weekly PTY-GEO E90 service Jul.11.2014
Tropic Air welcomes first King Air A100 aircraft (V3-HHS) to operate BZE-CUN and BZE-RTB
Boeing performing test flights through CUR with new B789 (NH colours)
BW appoints CEO & CFO
B6 to start 1x weekly BOS-UVF A320 service Nov.1.2014
LI makes first ATR-72 flight into OGL
BW now has 6 out of 15 B738 airframes sporting the CAL ablino livery (no Hbird)
BW B767 operations gradually being scaled down.
BW looking at addressing internal issues/ B738 fleet optimization
UAE in talks with GEO about aviation opportunities
Dynamic Airways to start 4x weekly summer JFK-GEO-JFK scheduled service with B762

For details, please see

We're Still Hot! - Caribbean Aviation Thread 109 (by SA7700 Mar 19 2014 in Civil Aviation)#1

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:14 am

Quoting BW424 (Thread starter):

No more member notes?:

Quoting A388 (Reply 208):
Guys,

I will going on a short tour on the Arkefly 787 tomorrow when it will arrive here in Curacao for the first time. We will be flying to Bonaire and back and it will be my first "flight" on an 787 so I can't wait!!!

A388   

Lucky you! I still haven't flown one yet. Hopefully Virgin will send their 787-9 to ANU one day (or on a short hop between MAN and LHR). I'm hoping the later happens, but im sure its not likely and it will more than likely be LHR based for a while before it probably touches LGW.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:17 pm

KX had a profitable Q1. Wow! Congrats to the team there on a dramatic turnaround.

LCE remains a drain on the system….a switch to RTB or BZE is needed.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:26 pm

Thank you for the new thread BW424.

Cessna Citation had engine failure on approach to GEO, happy it was a safe landing:

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/20...ngine-failure-on-approach-to-cjia/

First Travelspan and Fly Jamaica, now Dynamic Airways plans on hiring Guyanese flight attendants. Maybe BW should have done the same:

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/20...sts-job-fair-for-flight-attendant/
http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/20...t-attendants-adding-another-plane/

Also Dynamic Airways wants to be the flag carrier for Guyana and wants to base a/c at GEO. I am not sure what that means for the competition, but Travelspan also wants to get more aggressive at GEO involving Jetran International and Vision Airlines (also did flights for EZjet if I am not mistaken).

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/20...span-executives-to-meet-in-guyana/

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:41 pm

Quoting BW424 (Thread starter):
CM to operate 2x weekly PTY-GEO E90 service Jul.11.2014

Lets see if by years end GEO traffic makes CM add a third weekly frequency.   
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:12 pm

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 4):

Yeah, or maybe, just maybe an upgrade to a 737....   

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Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:49 pm

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 5):
Yeah, or maybe, just maybe an upgrade to a 737...

To keep making its Hub of the Americas more attractive, I believe CM - as long as it's allowed - likes to increase frequency before equipment upgrade to its destinations.
Notable exceptions: Argentina and Canada where due to bilateral CM can't add frequency but only upgrade equipment.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:59 pm

Quoting BW424 (Thread starter):
Insel Air to begin AUA-GEO-MIA with MD-80 series Jun.18.2014

Shouldn't this be flown GEO-AUA-MIA instead?


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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:38 pm

NY/NJ Port Authority repoarts that BW flew 584k passengers into/out of JFK April/2013-March/2014. This represents a 15% DECLINE in passengers vs. the comparable period the prior year. Number of flights were also down 12%.

I assume that this mainly due to their reduction in the JFK KIN which occurred early last year.

With intense competition on the JFK POS and the JFK GEO we will see how BW will hold up going forward. Also given that GEO bound passengers are baggage heavy, whether the more liberal baggage allowances on Dynamic Air using a 767 will hurt BW with the planned shift to the 738 on the GEO nonstops.
 
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:50 pm

Just had a random thought here guys but does anyone else feel like there is a gap in the market for the scheduled "8-19 seat destinations" since Carib Aviation shut down? Particularly the area from St. Thomas down to say Dominica? Just seems much more difficult to connect the dots...

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:01 pm

Just an FYI in case anyone might have missed it. Today, June 13 made 1 year since LIAT took delivery of its first ATR 72 600, reg V2-LIA.


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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:22 pm

Dynamic Airways landed in GEO yesterday 2 weeks prior to their first flight with pilots and flight attendants. Strange that they would park a 762 at GEO for 2 weeks, can't see what their strategy is. Maybe parking fees are cheaper in GEO?

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/20...amic-airways-touches-down-at-cija/

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:00 am

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 11):
Dynamic Airways landed in GEO yesterday 2 weeks prior to their first flight with pilots and flight attendants. Strange that they would park a 762 at GEO for 2 weeks, can't see what their strategy is. Maybe parking fees are cheaper in GEO?

Well anyone wants to start an airline for trinidad. Tired of seeing all these foreigners coming in making money then leaving and the airlines basically stays the same.
 
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:38 am

Reported in the C. American thread that BZE will get ORD service starting Dec. Guess it will be out with the next OAG updates.

So that will take BZE to (weekly nonstop) for next "high season"
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DL
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9XCUN 7XFRS 7X SAP 4XRTB 3XMID

B6's absence grows more conspicuous by the month.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:47 am

Quoting beeweel15 (Reply 12):

It's sad that CAL could not capitalize on GEO partly because of CAT 2 status. The US based carriers have an advantage since CAL was denied GEO-JFK flights. As far as I know GoG is working on CAT 1 but not fast enough, maybe not enough of a priority. I cannot see all these airlines successfully flying GEO-JFK unless there has been a huge increase in pax.

You have been asking for investors for a while now to open an airline. Good luck.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:41 am

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 14):

As of October last year the US Guyana travel was down 17%, much of this because fares soared after DL left.

I don't think that the market is really growing. It responds to airfares. The presence of excess capacity outside of the peak periods will put pressure on yields. I wonder how seriously I should take Dynamic's promise to base 2 767s in GEO. What Travelspan has going for it is that it is the largest wholesaler in the VFR market so literally fills its own planes.

BW will keep the premium end of the market, though will definitely lose market share. What I suspect is that BW had a plan to get high yields on the JFK GEO to offset diluted yields on the JFK POS. This is no longer to be, so we will see.

One difference this time is that we aren't dealing with shady charter operators who don't know the airline business. Maybe a feast after last year's famine of seats, and eventually the market will have to rectify itself.
 
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:04 am

Quoting guyanam (Reply 15):

I don't know how they are going to have 2 a/c at GEO and they are starting PEK-GUM service 4 times per week with (according to planespotters) 3 x 762's. Unless they acquired more a/c recently and planespotters is not updated.

Travel to Guyana was down 17%, was there an increase originating from Guyana, if you know? I do believe, based on observation, nothing scientific, that travel from Guyana has increased, meaning Guyanese are visiting and vacationing more, therefore, airlines can fill their a/c a bit more on the other way. So more pax leaving Guyana for the summer and christmas holidays.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:34 pm

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 16):

Given that people living in Guyana are more cash challenged than those living outside I can well imagine that the higher airfares, which occurred with the departure of DL would have had had impact on them too. I know that Redjet definitely impacted Guyanese travel to BGI. I don't think that the problem is in the peak periods, where people will grumble but pay up. Its in the rest of the year where more of the travel is "discretionary".
 
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:46 pm

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 10):
Just an FYI in case anyone might have missed it. Today, June 13 made 1 year since LIAT took delivery of its first ATR 72 600, reg V2-LIA.

Wow how time flew by it seemed like last week.LOL. Come on LIAT time to get some jets ERJ190 to Florida will be nice for a start.

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 14):
You have been asking for investors for a while now to open an airline. Good luck.

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Yes I have been asking this for the longest time. I truly want to see an airline 100% owned and run by West Indians. Dont get me wrong I do like CAL , I truly miss the old BWIA, I also like VS, BA, B6 and a few others. One of the reasons why I feel so passionate about this is because over the years awhen I worked at JFK with the original BWIA and now CAL folks complained, especially back in the years when BW was at BA T7, that I took to much pride in servicing those planes rather than serving the others, BA especially hated it. I just want the leaders to stop thinking so colonialistic and hire a west indian to run the show.
 
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:19 am

Next ATR 42 for LI is msn 1012 reg V2-LIK. Should be in ANU before end of June.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:21 am

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 1):
No more member notes?:

Sorry about that. I'll be sure to include next time.

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 7):
Shouldn't this be flown GEO-AUA-MIA instead?

Indeed! Thanks for notification. Especially makes sense seeing that AUA is a US pre-clearance facility.

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 3):
Thank you for the new thread BW424.

You're most welcome GUYAIR707.

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 19):
Next ATR 42 for LI is msn 1012 reg V2-LIK. Should be in ANU before end of June.

Thanks for the update. Also, happy 10th anniversary on the forums LFT!
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:55 pm

Is there any update on the use of the 767's in Caribbean Airlines' fleet? When do the lease contracts expire? End of 2015?

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:36 pm

Any one know when fly Jamaica B-767ER coming on line? Will they start London?
 
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:59 am

Quoting BW424 (Reply 20):
Thanks for the update. Also, happy 10th anniversary on the forums LFT!

Hey thanks! Didn't realise I've been around here this long!

Quoting skystar767 (Reply 22):

Any one know when fly Jamaica B-767ER coming on line? Will they start London?

Can't answer that, but if they know what's good for them they should stay very far away from London. If CAL couldn't make it work, I can't see them doing it.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:27 am

I case anyone cares  UA did announce ORD-BZE service last week. Service starts Dec 20.

UA will now have IAH 21Xweekly, EWR 4X weekly and ORD 1Xweekly.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:54 pm

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 24):
UA will now have IAH 21Xweekly, EWR 4X weekly and ORD 1Xweekly.

So soon it's possible there'll be a once per week IAD-BZE?
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Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:21 pm

Quoting BW424 (Reply 20):
Indeed! Thanks for notification. Especially makes sense seeing that AUA is a US pre-clearance facility.

I don't believe Surinam flights to Miami use the Aruba pre-clearance facility, but I could be wrong.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:53 pm

Quoting Mah4546 (Reply 26):
PY does make use of the pre-clearance facility at AUA...

[Edited 2014-06-20 09:53:40]
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:55 pm

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 25):
So soon it's possible there'll be a once per week IAD-BZE?

Not likely...there is almost zero VFR traffic to DC from BZE unlike ORD which is number three after LAX and NYC.
While not large, due to the high yields BZE has, the VFR is a very important component that makes the route work outside the high season months. Some of the best yields to BZE are actually in June & July, because BZE VFR is very last minute (read big fares) and loves to pay for J.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:56 pm

Apparently today was the inaugural flight of Insel Air from Curacao to Barranquilla in Colombia.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:38 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 29):

Yeah, and Wednesday night was the inaugural flight to GEO. You missed that one...

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:45 am

CAL was granted ETOPS 180mins over a week ago. Flight times now average 8:40 each way POS-LGW-POS.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:27 am

Quoting Inbound (Reply 31):
CAL was granted ETOPS 180mins over a week ago. Flight times now average 8:40 each way POS-LGW-POS.

Congrats to BW

Just looked at BW's summer schedule to JFK. Very robust 58x weekly flights out of POS/KIN/MBJ/GEO/GND/TAB;

28x weekly POS-JFK
14x weekly KIN-JFK
7x weekly MBJ-JFK
4x weekly POS-GEO-JFK **
2x weekly POS-GND-JFK
2x weekly KIN-MBJ-JFK
1x weekly POS-TAB-JFK

** 767 operated flights

That averages 7-8 daily flights into JFK which definitely qualifies it as a focus city. I can imagine the hotel that BW uses in NYC is practically a BW crash pad...lol
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:07 pm

Quoting Inbound (Reply 31):

Hey inbound what are your thoughts on the new management?

Quoting BW424 (Reply 32):

I believe that POS-GEO-JFK will be 5 weekly. And POS-JFK will go 32w in late July
By my calculations they will have 8950 seats available each week
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:58 pm

Quoting BW424 (Reply 32):
Quoting caribbean484 (Reply 33):

Some of those POS-JFK flights originate in GEO I assume (524 and 424).

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:39 pm

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 34):
Some of those POS-JFK flights originate in GEO I assume (524 and 424).

Yes the usual suspects are BW524 and BW424, while 520/500/510 are all originating from POS.

Quoting Mah4546 (Reply 26):
I don't believe Surinam flights to Miami use the Aruba pre-clearance facility, but I could be wrong.

PBM unfortunately still does not meet the TSA security mandate, so pax on all airlines to the US have to clear off in countries that comply. Hopefully when the expanded terminal is completed they will have nonstop flights.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:15 pm

Quoting caribbean484 (Reply 33):
I believe that POS-GEO-JFK will be 5 weekly. And POS-JFK will go 32w in late July
By my calculations they will have 8950 seats available each week

Sounds good man. 32x weekly out of POS alone is impressive!! One has to think whether this is flooding the market with seats, especially since B6 already has a daily flight. I'm sure that B6 is carefully assessing the POS-JFK market. Who knows, we might just see the A321 soon.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:51 pm

Quoting BW424 (Reply 36):
Sounds good man. 32x weekly out of POS alone is impressive!! One has to think whether this is flooding the market with seats, especially since B6 already has a daily flight.

Actually those flights were loaded into the system in February, so that CAL can manage its cash flow better, rather than the usual last minute add on. From what I can see all those flights have high loads and as we know seats are expensive. They should have made JFK-GEO daily since the 767 is sitting around a lot of the time with the YYZ service going all 737.

Quoting BW424 (Reply 36):
I'm sure that B6 is carefully assessing the POS-JFK market. Who knows, we might just see the A321 soon.

Will have to see how it plays out!!
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:16 pm

Quoting caribbean484 (Reply 37):
They should have made JFK-GEO daily since the 767 is sitting around a lot of the time with the YYZ service going all 737.

Now you're talking, every flight I take on 526/527 is virtually full, I am on 527 tonight so I will give you feedback on that considering there is so much competition now and more by the end of the month.

Quoting caribbean484 (Reply 35):
Yes the usual suspects are BW524 and BW424, while 520/500/510 are all originating from POS.

What is 530? It was a 738 that did GEO-TAB-JFK when the 763 was in maintenance, but now I see them occasionally on POS-JFK.

Speaking of B6 my travel agent was complaining they didn't give them any commission, but she considered them quite problem for BW based on the numbers she was seeing, let's see...

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:20 pm

I notice they are using 9Y-LHR instead of the usual 9Y-LGW tonight based on Flightradar.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:09 am

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 38):
Now you're talking, every flight I take on 526/527 is virtually full, I am on 527 tonight so I will give you feedback on that considering there is so much competition now and more by the end of the month.

Loads are high but we'll see going forward. A lot of flights are already sold out for August and tail end of July. Flights this week have the usual high loads.

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 38):
What is 530? It was a 738 that did GEO-TAB-JFK when the 763 was in maintenance, but now I see them occasionally on POS-JFK.

It operates in the off-peak 4w when the 424/425 does not operate from POS-JFK.

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 39):

Yes saw that also.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:11 am

A388, I've followed up on your question from the last thread, with regards to the New ANU terminal building:

Quoting A388 (Reply 203):
the space between those bridges at the new ANU terminal looks pretty tight. Can it only accomodate widebody aircraft at the right side of the terminal building (when looking at the terminal from the runway/at take-off)?

I flew in today on VS and by luck we parked up at the new terminal parking spaces. We parked at the third stand, and judging from this it seems this parking spot is adequate for at least the A330 with maybe a 737 parked next to it on each side. Interestingly enough while walking towards the current terminal, we have to cross the other two parking stands. These two parking stands have markings on the ground ranging from the 737 to the 747-400. So based on those observations, It seems each of those stands will be able to handle widebodied aircraft along with the 3rd stand, not too sure about the other stands towards the Liat hangers.

And also, a shot from today's flight:
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:23 pm

BW527 JFK-GEO on Saturday night was a good flight. BW had two flights that night from JFK 425 and 527, both appeared to be pretty full. 527 was full in economy, and business was about half full.

Interesting article about Insel Air as they are poised to become second largest carrier in Caribbean after BW.

http://centreforaviation.com/analysi...ansion-in-aruba-and-curacao-173844

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:38 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 41):
A388, I've followed up on your question from the last thread, with regards to the New ANU terminal building:

Quoting A388 (Reply 203):
the space between those bridges at the new ANU terminal looks pretty tight. Can it only accomodate widebody aircraft at the right side of the terminal building (when looking at the terminal from the runway/at take-off)?


I flew in today on VS and by luck we parked up at the new terminal parking spaces. We parked at the third stand, and judging from this it seems this parking spot is adequate for at least the A330 with maybe a 737 parked next to it on each side. Interestingly enough while walking towards the current terminal, we have to cross the other two parking stands. These two parking stands have markings on the ground ranging from the 737 to the 747-400. So based on those observations, It seems each of those stands will be able to handle widebodied aircraft along with the 3rd stand, not too sure about the other stands towards the Liat hangers.

Hey 817Dreamliiner, thanks for the explanation. I guess the angle of those photos might have given a different view on the size of the ramp than it really is. Great, so the new ANU terminal is already in use now? You are back home in the Caribbean again as well? Nice.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:49 pm

DL returns to BGI from both ATL and JFK.
Effective 4th December Delta Airlines has loaded their W14 schedule with four (4) weekly BGI flights, 2x from JFK and 2x from ATL. Both flights will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays with B737-800's.
Looking forward to seeing DL in BGI again. Flights are timed to allow maximum connections mainly in ATL.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:51 pm

Quoting caribbean484 (Reply 40):
Loads are high but we'll see going forward.

Full flights don't mean profitable flights. I would suspect that their yields on JFK-POS/KIN are under pressure from B6.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:03 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 43):
I guess the angle of those photos might have given a different view on the size of the ramp than it really is.

Indeed, I was quite surprised when we parked up there. Usually widebodied aircraft backtrack runway 7 and exit via taxiway A or B to the parking stands. Very rarely do they ever exit via C which is at the end of runway 7. Before, they could only exit via C if there are no aircraft restricting the pathway to the usual parking spots. However at the time when I landed at ANU there was an AC A320, a UA 737-900ER and a AA 737-800 on the ground and the way they were parked would have restricted access. The AA 738 had just pushed back from the new parking area.

Quoting A388 (Reply 43):
so the new ANU terminal is already in use now? You are back home in the Caribbean again as well? Nice.

No its still not in use yet. Yeah Im back for now  .
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:27 pm

Quoting windian425 (Reply 44):

Nice, but what a wired utilization for only 2w? I hoped that CAL would have returned on the route but it does not look likely right now.

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 42):
Interesting article about Insel Air as they are poised to become second largest carrier in Caribbean after BW.

Nice article but I am not sure if Insel is profitable, maybe A388 can give us a prospective, but from what I posted earlier this year the airline was going to the Government for a loan. Either way nice to see them expanding.
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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:36 pm

Quoting caribbean484 (Reply 47):
Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 42):
Interesting article about Insel Air as they are poised to become second largest carrier in Caribbean after BW.

Nice article but I am not sure if Insel is profitable, maybe A388 can give us a prospective, but from what I posted earlier this year the airline was going to the Government for a loan. Either way nice to see them expanding.

Nice article indeed. I don't know if they are profitable or not but they do operate older generation aircraft. They did approach the government for money but to my knowledge nothing has been given so far. Their main problem was that they couldn't get their money owed in Venezuela out of that country but last week or so the government of Venezuela has paid them all the money that was owed (I think it was 62 million U.S. Dollars) so I'm guessing that they should be fine for now. They will receive a few Fokker 70's soon so let's see how they will be fairing. I would love to see them go for more modern aircraft to replace those MD82's to start with. Hopefully soon.

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RE: Summertime - Caribbean Aviation Thread 110

Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:03 pm

Quoting caribbean484 (Reply 35):
PBM unfortunately still does not meet the TSA security mandate, so pax on all airlines to the US have to clear off in countries that comply. Hopefully when the expanded terminal is completed they will have nonstop flights.

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