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by A388
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 destinations?
Replies: 80
Views: 12657

Re: Iberia first A350 destinations?

I also see the MAD-BOG route as an important A350 destination. It's a big market that is served about 3 times a day by their competitor AV which uses modern equipment too (787). It wouldn't surprise me that IB will send the A350 to BOG sooner rather than later. Just my opinion.

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Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 7114

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Strong rumors in ME that they are negotiating sending their 77Fs to EK along with pilots. Interesting!!! Didn't EK move 747Fs to Atlas or someone else? EK never operated the 744F themselves. These were leased from Atlas Air at the time and the contract was not extended. They also leased a Belgian 7...

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Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11454

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

Can someone explain to me how to read these schedule changes? How should I read this: AA PHL-SXM MAY 0.5>0 JUN 0.8>0 JUL 0.9>0 AUG 0.6>0.1 A388 AA won't be operating PHL-SXM from May to July which explains the ">0" part. In August they will operate the flight 3 times (0.1 multiplied by th...

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by A388
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11454

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

Can someone explain to me how to read these schedule changes? How should I read this:


AA PHL-SXM MAY 0.5>0 JUN 0.8>0 JUL 0.9>0 AUG 0.6>0.1


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by A388
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15632

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

The KL and AF narrowbody fleets are big enough to have them operate Boeing and Airbus narrowbody aircraft. No need to streamline this to one aircraft manufacturer as that adds unnecessary costs to these airlines.

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Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8
Replies: 32
Views: 8191

Re: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8

AR could so combine Aruba and Curacao in one flight from Buenos Aires. That would make the flight more succesful.

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by A388
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

Re: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO

Great I didnt even know Avianca will be flying to Munich in 2018. So Munich now has or will have LH A350s and LH A380s being based there too and these two airlines (wanting to) fly to Munich. Am I missing anything here?

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Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 218
Views: 62905

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

So is it definitive that both Garuda and Royal Air Maroc will be leasing those HiFly A380's? I assume those Hajj flights aren't year round so which other routes wilk they use the A380 for? Or is the lease term only for the Hajj period? I assume these A380's won't be getting the full livery of these ...

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by A388
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 53
Views: 8353

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

LAXintl, can you explain the differences between zone-1, zone-2 and zone-3 markets and routes? I've never heard of this.

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by A388
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 32
Views: 8547

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

Not sure if this is the right way to solve this slot issue. KL has given ABC some slots to solve this but this isn't a real solution. What if more airlines will want or demand the same of they lose slots at AMS? KL can't give away slots like that, not even they get something in return from the other...

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by A388
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair in for A330neo, C-Series
Replies: 15
Views: 6143

Re: Tunisair in for A330neo, C-Series

Great news for Tunisair but will these A330NEO's be additional widebody aircraft to their fleet or will they replace their current very young A330-200's too? Those A330-200's are practically brandnew (delivered in 2015).

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Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 18824

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Miami has been trying to get an Asian airline to fly to Miami for so long, now Air China will start flights to Panama, starting March 2018. They will fly Peking-Houston-Panama twice a week. I still believe MIA will eventually get nonstop passenger flights from Asia but it takes so long. I hope they ...

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by A388
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

You will be worst off by operating a 738 aircraft or any other jet on such a short route like POS-TAB. That will be much more expensive to operate compared to a turboprop aircraft. The 738 isn't economical to operate such short legs.

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by A388
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

BW's ATR's also fly to other islands in the Caribbean so BW will never have a 738 only fleet.

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by A388
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

I'm not surprised at all that BW went for the ATR because going for the Q400 means they will have to replace their entire ATR fleet which means everybody has to be retained for a new aircraft type from maintenance to pilots. Even though they have operated the Dash8 before there is still training inv...

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by A388
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 49
Views: 13807

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

I agree, the tail colors shouldn't be changed drastically but it can be updated just a little bit. I also hope the rest of the aircraft will get more colors and larger airline titles with a new font.

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by A388
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunrise Airways annouces Haiti-Curacao
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Sunrise Airways annouces Haiti-Curacao

Yes, they have announced it here in CUR too. Good to have direct flights to/from Haiti again and I wish them well.

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by A388
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Guyanam mentioned in 1998 BWIA operated 2 flights a day to NYC, 1 L1011 doing the GEO-POS-JFK-POS-GEO and the MD80 between BGI-JFK. as BWIA turned into CAL more seats were added to try to meet demand. Caribbean484, what's up my friend. Long time no see here. I remember seeing the BWIA L1011 and MD8...

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by A388
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 19991

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

At first I thought the new livery was a metallic blue color but I think the shadows in the blue color are just painted like that and not caused by the reflection of the sun on the aircraft. I would have loved a metallic blue color more (just like how VS has the metallic red colors) but I still like ...

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by A388
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87209

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

This is why I don't really like to consolidate air show threads in one discussion per aircraft manufacturer as has been done here because orders that are announced get lost in discussions that are not related to the air show threads itself. There are no orders announced but yet this thread has three...

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by A388
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 180
Views: 71746

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

So HiFly will indeed take 9V-SKA as I said before.

Now the next question is where they will fly their A380's too :)


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by A388
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Over the Cane Season. Jamaican Thread #60.
Replies: 141
Views: 9904

Re: Over the Cane Season. Jamaican Thread #60.

Nice new logo for Fly Jamaica, I hope the rest of their aircraft fuselage will get more color too and not only a new tail logo. Nice to see that Jet2 A330 in MBJ. Great variety of traffic MBJ gets from Europe.

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by A388
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 244106

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Here's a WN MAX flight, http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA4275/history/20171105/2210Z/KSAN/KBWI Shows aircraft type as a B38M. Interesting, didn't know they were getting a separate id or is that unusual? All 737-8MAX aircraft so far have been given this aircraft type (B38M). Not unusual. The A3...

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by A388
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Probably a very long shot but I hope CUR will also get the MAX. One can always dream...

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by A388
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 703601

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

mikegigs, having the same amount of aircraft on order as the current fleet indeed isn't that usual but it's not unusual. As someone else already said, these new aircraft will replace the current fleet in phases. It's not like they will retire 50 aircraft at once to replace them with 50 new ones. As ...

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by A388
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Effective Ownership Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Airline Effective Ownership Questions

Thanks Polot, I did see the EU rule on foreign ownership not being more then 49%. Brazil is now still 20% for foreign ownership of a Brazilian based airline but they want to remove that entirely so any foreign company can establish an airline in Brazil? Is this plan still going ahead or has it been ...

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by A388
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Effective Ownership Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Airline Effective Ownership Questions

Hello, Are there countries nowadays that require locally based airlines to have a local ownership for 51% (meaning that a foreign company or airline can only own 49% of the locally based airline)? I remember reading some time ago that Brazil changes their local law giving foreign airlines the possib...

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by A388
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20882

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
It's so strange to see a 737 with AC's livery.


It's even more weird to see Air Canada wearing a Delta Airlines livery :lol:


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by A388
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

https://www.flightradar24.com/AAL9708/f60ccee


Why is POS chosen for this flight? It looks like a test flight if I look at the flight number(?)


Cheers,

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AA's 737-8MAX is on its way to POS!!! You can track it here:


https://www.flightradar24.com/AAL9708/f60ccee


Why is POS chosen for this flight? It looks like a test flight if I look at the flight number(?)


Cheers,

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by A388
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

I see I misread the AA 737MAX post, sorry. I thought it was yesterday but it's for tonight, let's see what will happen. Keeping my fingers crossed. I hope to see it one day too.

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by A388
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 329
Views: 118459

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

With all Fokkers gone now and the 747 fleet gradually shrinking, we are increasingly witnessing the new era in the aviation industry, 777's, 787's, A350's and E190's, E175's that are replacing these Fokker aircraft and 747 aircraft. I know KL has extended the lease on part of their A330 fleet, for h...

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by A388
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

No MAX to POS tonight, N988AL (A321) is on it's way to POS now. AA is still familiarizing with their MAX aircraft so it wouldn't make sense to do international flights so soon already. I would love to see it in CUR too one day.

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested
Replies: 58
Views: 12172

Re: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested

Norwegian does have a few 737's based in FDF and PTP so it doesn't sound as odd as one might think if they want to connect in PTP/FDF to destinations served from there. Who knows.

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by A388
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia low cost carrier (Level) to Colombia
Replies: 14
Views: 3705

Re: Iberia low cost carrier (Level) to Colombia

Wow that is very good news. Is the Colombia to Spain market the biggest of South America? Avianca has multiple daily flights between BOG and MAD and they also have flights between other cities too. Air Europa has daily flights to BOG too.

In any case good news for Level.

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by A388
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505487

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

F-WLXV has just departed BAQ but I don't know if it's a test flight or whether it's going to another airport(?)

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Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505487

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Boeing does tests in CUR too. Why would Airbus not do the same here? Ideal weather conditions here.

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by A388
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505487

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I now see AIB351 went to BAQ. Why did it go there? Promotional tour for Avianca? I though it was going to South America for testing or is it a promotional tour?

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Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505487

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

At which airports will the A351 be testing on South America and what will it do after those tests?

I assume it will go to Bolivia? Are there other countries it will go to? Any air shows or public displays maybe?

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by A388
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 329
Views: 118459

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Well what a nice video and I'll ask my partner to share this at work and who knows. Would be a nice thing to do, Calgary in Calgary. They better hurry; she's scheduled to retire in exactly 10 weeks time. Iemand91, here are the photos I took of PH-BFT in CUR on a huminatarian aid flight to SXM: 4583...

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by A388
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 180
Views: 71746

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I've always understood HiFly will be taking two ex-SQ A380's which are the two they just parked so why won't they be taking 9V-SKA?

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by A388
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 180
Views: 71746

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I thought Hi Fly will take two ex-SQ A380's(?) What happened to this?

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by A388
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Re: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s

Will NAC operate these 10 ATR's themselves or offer them for lease to other airlines? What's the logic or advantage of selling practically new ATR72-600's for the same type but fresh from the manufacturer? Is the saving purely a reduced fleet of the ATR? I thought that leasing a brand new aircraft i...

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by A388
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 11795

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

I thought the new terminal that was built for the Olympics not so long ago would be sufficient for the coming years. Is traffic growing at such a high pace that an entirely new airport is necessary so fast?

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by A388
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 218
Views: 62905

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Yes, I always thought there are tax advantages to registering aircraft in Malta because I couldn't think of any other reason to register an aircraft in Malta. With LH Teknik being there and the airport having the infrastructure for an A380 to land there, I think these Hi Fly will indeed be registere...

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by A388
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 17771

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdi-hnFrmag is about a dozen years old and shows Airbus' own sidewind tests during a storm at KEF in Iceland. That was before the plane got certified, and sidewind was well above certified maximum allowed sidewind. It can be done, at least by an A380 facto...

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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

baje427 wrote:
Which type of Dash 8 will they be operating ? Also are they any pics? I am a bit surprised they have opted to use the Dash.


I understand they will operate the Dash8-Q300. Unfortunately there are no pictures yet.


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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

KLM won't be selling tickets between CUR and SXM so it won't hurt any airline flying between these two islands.


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by A388
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Good question guyanam. Nobody really knows how Insel Air is doing but I think they are just barely making it with the small operation they have now and little cash to really expand. They are still working on getting one of their MD80's back in the air but it still needs to be certified/approved to f...

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by A388
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 26690

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Impressive to see airlines coming back so soon, I'm very happy for the people of SXM and I take back me earlier comments about the airport not being ready. I read they will be using the FBO terminal for the time being which is a good start. Once again, good to see all these flights back in SXM and l...

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by A388
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 45043

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

If Frontier indeed has plans to start SXM flights in 2019, I don't think the current situation in SXM will have any impact on this service, seeing it's planned all the way in 2019. In other news, Aruba Airlines has made public now that they will start Dash-8 flights between the ABC islands on Octobe...

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