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  • Western Air targets abandoned Air Jamaica routes

    News | 25 Mar 2010 21:16 | Megan Kuhn

    <p>Bahamian carrier Western Air seeks to grow its scheduled international network beyond two forthcoming Jamaican routes being abandoned by Air Jamaica.</p><p>The...
  • Trouble in Paradise

    News | 08 Apr 2003 00:00

    <p>MARY KIRBY / WASHINGTON DC</p> <p>Can the struggling Caribbean air transport industry set aside internal squabbles and find a recipe for success in the face of increasing US competition? </p> <p>Boasting crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, lush vegetation and breathtaking sunsets, the Caribbean has long been a sunspot of choice for European and US leisure travellers. Even in the aftermath of 11 September 2001, the Caribbean's closeness to the US mainland and its accessibility by air from most major US gateways saw American tourists continue to flock there, albeit in fewer numbers. In contrast, the Caribbean saw a steeper drop-off in European traffic during the same period. By early February 2003, however, the Caribbean Tourism Organization was predicting that tourism would this year recover to 2000 levels and resume real growth in 2004 - barring a war in Iraq. </p> <p>With the war now a reality, it is unclear when a full recovery in passenger traffic to the Caribbean will
  • Marketplace

    News | 30 Jun 1999 00:00

    Northwest Airlines has agreed to firm up 30 Airbus A320 family options, including 18 A319s and 12 A320s, for delivery between January 2002 and 2004. The deal for the CFM International CFM56-powered aircraft takes the airline's A320 family orders to 150 aircraft, of which 70 have been delivered. Air Transat has leased a Rolls-Royce Trent 700-powered Airbus A330-300 from International Lease Finance (ILFC), for delivery in October. British Airways has sold and leased back a new R-R RB211-powered Boeing 757-200 to CIT Group. Indigo Aviation has bought its first aircraft directly from the manufacturer - a new Pratt &amp; Whitney PW2000-powered Boeing 757-200 that has been placed on an 18-year operating lease with TWA. Indigo has also bought two Boeing 737-400s from Braathens, which are leased to Virgin Express until 2004. SAS Commuter has added two Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 firm orders, bringing its total to 19. Horizon has increased its Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 700 options from 15
  • Islands apart

    News | 01 Feb 1998 00:00

    A grand plan for Air Jamaica to be the focus of closer cooperation in the Caribbean region has failed to materialise, and instead would-be partners like BWIA continue to pursue their own separate strategies. Karen Walker reports. <p>According to a joke that circulates in the Caribbean, St Peter allows newly departed souls a chance to live again if they are able to pose a question for which he does not have an answer. The only person to be returned to earth so far is a Trinidanian who asked: 'When will there be unity in the Caribbean?' </p> <p>The question of unity continues to vex heads of state, politicians and business managers across the region. There is much talk of unity and many business partnerships have been forged, but few have stayed intact. Islanders tend to be intensely proud of their own islands, each believing his landscapes, culture and schools to be the best. This understandable pride tends to wreak havoc on inter-island cooperative ventures. </p> <p>Last June's lau
  • Marketplace

    News | 28 Jan 1998 00:00

    <p>-Bahamasair has acquired two ex-Canadian Airlines International Boeing 737-200s from PLM International. </p> <p>-Azerbaijan Airlines has finalised its contract with Boeing for two Boeing 757-200s. Delivery and engine selection details have not been disclosed, although the airline has held commitments for six Rolls-Royce RB.211-powered 757s since 1994.</p> <p>-South African Airways has firmed up a commitment for a single Rolls-Royce RB.211-powered 747-400 which is due for delivery in 1998.</p> <p>-Ukraine International Airlines has placed an order for a single Boeing 737-300, with delivery expected in 1999. </p> <p>-Japan Transocean Air has increased its 737-400 orders to six, with the placing of orders for three additional aircraft</p> <p>-The French charter airline Bell Air is finalising a deal with Condor to acquire a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 for delivery in late 1999. </p> <p>-Air Nostrum is to add two additional used Aero International (Regional) ATR 72-200s on
  • Who dares follow Crandall's path?

    News | 01 Jun 1997 00:00

    <p>Somewhat ruefully, a speaker at AvMan's recent CEO conference for Latin American and Caribbean airlines remarked that it now seems as if all roads lead to Bob Crandall, American Airlines' president and chief executive officer. There is a wide gulf, however, between those who eagerly hope to tread that path and those who fear a frogmarch into the unknown if they find themselves excluded from Crandall's circle of friends. </p> <p>Federico Bloch, chief executive officer of the Taca Group, declared himself firmly in the Crandall camp, embracing the concept of open skies with all the passion of a religious convert and stating: 'We put our money where our mouth is. We believe in open skies and in an open market.' But, to steal a now infamous line from a British spy court case, he would say that, wouldn't he? </p> <p>Bloch is being courted by Crandall to forge an alliance between American and the six Central American carriers that make up the Taca Group. American is also seeking similar