bpat777 wrote:TC957 wrote:Many of the Caribbean airports don't have jetties.
Actually many of the larger airports now have jetties including: MBJ, KIN, PAP, SDQ, BGI, POS and NAS. I know STT still uses stairs.
Balloonchaser wrote:Could this be the Caribbean Expansion?
I feel like WN would start in the Caribbean right before Christmas and pull a Winter/Spring Seasonal..
I appreciate that VS are purchasing these aircraft for peanuts and that it seems likely that they will simply change the retirement order and return the leased A346s first. But, what if VS are considering buying the A346s at the end of their leases and eventually re-configuring them and retiring th...Jump to post
Suprised that Dublin does not offer any Caribbean routes, BGI,UVF, lots of affluent people in the country. Caribbean has been tried in various guises over the last 20 years. They all failed for one reason or another. Dom Rep lost a Tour Operator thousands due to low demand. BGI the same. They tried...Jump to post
Thanks Brickell, I was under the impression that more Caribbean destinations get the A319, SXM also gets a mix of A319 and 738. AA still has a decent fleet of 738's that are relatively young and what I remember the MAX will replace the MD80 and early A320's in their fleet. I thought the MAX would e...Jump to post
Swadian wrote:flyingclrs727 wrote:AA is currently still flying international 757s on AUA-CLT, MIA-BOS/EGE/MBJ/MCO, DFW-PHL/EGE, JFK-EGE/PAP/PUP, PHL-SJU etc.; these planes could be redeployed.
Article in French: http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-03-08-ma ... 95553.html
Air Caraibes is under new leadership, who aims to grow the airline. I think it's good news, some islands may finally get airlift from France.
In the Caribbean there is UVF, a spotter's dream once you get the right spot (there's plenty). Here's a video of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS5rYLse9yc A highway, beach bar, and windsurfer club reside at RW28's end, it's active during occasional weather phenomenon. The daily 747s were a r...Jump to post
the 757s are on their way out at AA. The 10 ex-US 757s based out of PHX and flying mostly to Hawaii, yes. They are scheduled to exit the fleet next year, if not next year 2020 at the latest. But the remaining 24 nAAtive 757s in the fleet still have some time left, as they are refurbished Internatio...Jump to post
The only other option would be reconfiguring the 340’s into a less premium heavy layout once the new stuff arrives and replacing the jumbos with them, again I don’t see why they’d do it I could be wrong on this, but I seem to recall from long ago that the A346's are not suitable for some of the Car...Jump to post
Hi there, Given the length of the A346 and B773, I was wondering what are the operational constraints at airfields they frequent. Also, I'm posting the charts to an aerodrome I'm looking at in particular. Can it handle these two aircraft? http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downloads/charts/TLPL_all_in...Jump to post
Virgin, oddly enough, has never utilised the A346s outside LHR AFAIK. Should be the same old routes, would love if they were frequent at LGW though. What like they haven't utilized 789's outside LHR either? Helps to streamline cabin crew & pilot training, especially on such a small sub-fleet an...Jump to post
Virgin, oddly enough, has never utilised the A346s outside LHR AFAIK. Should be the same old routes, would love if they were frequent at LGW though.Jump to post
A few questions though.
How would VINCI influence these carriers to start service?
Do they specialize in route development as well?
The plan for the A332s during S18 is to service ANU, BGI, and UVF temporarily from Gatwick.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... rk-in-s18/
Corsair could return to SXM, and reconnect UVF with Paris.
http://airinfo.org/2016/12/26/corsair-a ... nte-lucie/
Could their E145/175s make MIA-SLU-MIA? Seen these puppies handle all sorts of runways, so I'm curious.
Here are some charts for the field.
http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downlo ... in_one.pdf
Just thought I would try my luck in getting an answer here... I heard that CM was in Barbados this month looking to finally start a PTY-BGI service. It has been discussed since 2006 and our government has had meetings in Panama most recently in 2011. Now that AV can no longer provide the BOG-BGI fl...Jump to post
Does this mean that the 737 MAX is replacing the A321 on MIA-POS? I actually enjoyed the A321s. i think so, i looked at aa.com and the a321 is not listed on the route after Feb. 18. I think its safe to say the A321s are being replaced by the 7M8 on the route It also appears that UVF is getting the ...Jump to post
POS? They've tried it already and it didn't work out, the market already has two players.
http://www.travelagentcentral.com/trans ... and-tobago
There is a decent Arab presence within the region, mainly along the Eastern Archepelogo, however it is still low yielding. It's the one region these carries can't touch consequently. Perhaps tagging a few legs, with Fifth Freedom, may be sustained, but that's just wishful thinking.Jump to post
It doesn't explicitly mean so, but coincidentally it will. Effective 15FEB18 the MAX will be regular at POS.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... t-in-1q18/
Any proposals for Caribbean routes? As others have mentioned, DEN is weak in that department.Jump to post
I think everyone who got into aviation would know about him, his story is legend. That said, I think Ethiopian's Leul Abate is still flying. Happy Retirement!Jump to post
They really made the turn-around pavement at the end of the runway tiny. It is pretty small at both ends. Other than the daily VS A330 and BA 77E, I don't know they get anything bigger than the occasional AA 757. 2687482 Pleasure having you visit us, love your photos. We also see Thomson's B788 and...Jump to post
TUI Belgium has also cancelled their planned service from Brussels. No more 787 action unfortunately.Jump to post
Think they'll fly them to the Southern islands, the Windward Antilles are safe from the storm. I can remember some time ago, Winair flew in their planes to SLU for similar reasons. .Jump to post
BGI should focus on getting more US flights rather than from Latin America. It's just B6 and AA at this point. They should try to attract UA and DL at least. Sadly they couldn't keep DL. They've launched flights from JFK and ATL not too long now, however it's being suspended coming 12 Aug. UA doesn...Jump to post
The Caribbean is not a natural market from the West Coast and has always been a struggle to sustain. Lots of airlines have tried various routes to fail. Maybe people don't appreciate the distances involved, but LAX-SJU for example is ~3,400miles while LAX-HNL is ~2,500mi. That is a lot of extra dis...Jump to post
Very informative everyone, I appreciate it. It would appear that islands such as Jamaica are in some sort of "Goldilocks" zone to be be easily served. It would be nice to easily have more variety rather than the some old Hawaiian/Mexican markets, hopefully one could seemlessly make connect...Jump to post
Good day ANetters, it's my first thread. I've been studying the connectivity of the West Coast with the Caribbean region and, unsurprisingly, it's quite minimal compared to the East Coast. While aircraft such as the Boeing 757 can comfortably reach the Eastern Caribbean, would a seasonal service to ...Jump to post
Corsair has also received authorization to fly to SXM and UVF, will likely share with PTP. Wonder when they'll start hinting service.
http://airinfo.org/2016/12/26/corsair-a ... nte-lucie/
I'm no expert, but I've always felt that the 757 flightdeck looked a tad more advanced and ergonomic than its 737 counterpart. The recent flat panel retrofits to the 757 I find, looks phenomenal. For instance, the overhead panel uses pushbutton and light indicator technology. It also provides the pi...Jump to post
Would further expansion into the Caribbean from MSP make sense? I would think that Delta and Sun Country may as well give it a try.Jump to post
Iluvtofly wrote:BOAC BAC 1-11 London to St. Lucia? Sorry this makes no sense whatsoever.