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ESTABLISHED IN 1940. FORMERLY "TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AIRWAYS" & "BWIA WEST INDIES AIRWAYS." DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
GOLDEN GROVE ROAD
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO), WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1962, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 5,130 SQ KM, ITS POPULTAION IS 1.3 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS PORT OF SPAIN, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.
SEPTEMBER 1995: 2ND QUARTER 1995 = -$1 MILLION (-$8.8 MILLION) (NET LOSS).
2 767-324ER (VL754; VL755), (GUI) LEASED.
DECEMBER 1995: ACQUIRED 29% STAKE IN LIAT.
ADDED MIAMI (MIA) & NEW YORK ROUTES.
DECIDED TO REPLACE L-1011'S WITH A310 & A320 INSTEAD OF 757'S & 767'S. WET-LEASING 1 B AE 146 FROM (CBX).
JANUARY 1996: 1995 = -$3.6 MILLION (-$9.4 MILLION).
2 ORDERS (1996-12) A340-300, 28F, 293Y, (CFM56-5C) & 5 EMBRAER EMB-145'S.
MARCH 1996: FIRED ED WEGEL, PRESIDENT & COO. MICHAEL STANFIELD IS CEO. ED ACKER, CHAIRMAN, RESIGNED.
COMPLETED "C" MAINTENANCE CHECKS ON (AAU) MD-83 (49950) & MD-88 (49766).
MAY 1996: NEW MANAGEMENT IS UNHAPPY WITH 9 A321'S & 3 A340'S DEAL, & INSTEAD WANT 757/767'S AGAIN.
1ST QUARTER = -$1 MILLION.
JULY 1996: RENO (RNO) PURCHASED MD-83 (49568), 1 YEAR LEASED TO (TTA).
SEPTEMBER 1996: NEW CEO, GILLES FILIATREAULT CONFIRMS THE CANCELLATION OF 2 A340-300'S, & INSTEAD, WILL REFURBISH THE EXISTING FLEET OF L-1011-500'S, FOR $2.5 MILLION.
OCTOBER 1996: VIRGIN ATLANTIC (VAA) IS NEGOTIATING TO BUY 27% OF (TTA).
L-1011-500, MAJOR STRUCTURAL, MAINTENANCE CONTRACT, TO GAMCO (GUL), ABU DHABI, FOR WING, REAR SPAR, WEB MODIFICATION, & UPPER, SPAR CAP REPLACEMENT (TOOK 28 DAYS).
2ND A321 DELIVERY (1 OPTION LEFT).
DECEMBER 1996: 1 MD-83 (49632), CIT LEASED.
JUNE 1997: SUB-LEASED 2 A321-131'S (604; 614) TO AIR ALFA (ALV). (MOU) FOR "OPERATING PARTNERSHIP" WITH (JAM). KEN GORDON, CHAIRMAN, FORMER TRADE & TOURISM MINISTER.
JULY 1997: KEN GORDON, CHAIRMAN RESIGNS.
JANUARY 1998: SUES AIR ALFA (ALV) FOR $6 MILLION AND THE RETURN OF 2 A321-131'S.
FEBRUARY 1998: FORMER CEO, CONRAD ALEONG REPLACES GILLES FILIATREAULT.
APRIL 1998: 2,376 EMPLOYEES.
FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = -$15 MILLION.
JUNE 1998: MD-83 (49632 - "SUNJET ST. VINCENT").
JULY 1998: 1ST 6 MONTHS = 1.27 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (+.9%), 67.7% LF LOAD FACTOR(-.7), 423,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (-.5%): +$3.2 MILLION.
NOVEMBER 1998: 2/2 ORDERS (1999-01) BOMBARDIER DHC-8-Q300 (PW123), 50 PAX FOR $27.2 MILLION.
DECEMBER 1998: DEMANDED CONCESSIONS UP TO $10 MILLION FROM TRINIDAD & TOBAGO GOVERNMENT IN EXCHANGE FOR GIVING UP SOLE INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS, TO ALLOW AIR CARIBBEAN (XXC) TO FLY TO MIAMI (MIA).
FEBRUARY 1999: MAY TAKE 51% STAKE IN GUYANA AIRWAYS (GUY).
MARCH 1999: LAUNCHES SUBSIDIARY, "BWEE EXPRESS," WITH 2 NEW DHC-8-300/Q300'S, FOR SOUTHEAST & EASTERN CARIBBEAN, TO LINK WITH INTERNATIONAL ROUTES, TO NEW YORK AND MIAMI (MIA). INITIALLY, BETWEEN ST LUCIA & BARBADOS, AND BETWEEN GRENADA & TRINIDAD. AFTER DELIVERY OF 3RD DASH 8, ST VINCENT WILL BE ADDED, AT END OF 2ND QUARTER 1999.
1 ORDER (1999-05) 737-700, (ILF) LEASED TO REPLACE MD-80, RETURNED TO LESSOR. 6 ORDERS (1999-11) 737-800, (ILF) LEASED, 154 PAX.
APRIL 1999: 2,512 EMPLOYEES. SITA: POSIPBW.
MAY 1999: 1ST 737-700 (YA301), (ILF) 1 YEAR LEASED. WILL BECOME LARGEST OPERATOR OF 737NG'S IN THE CARIBBEAN.
AUGUST 1999: TOM YEW, GENERAL MANAGER, STRATEGIC ALLIANCES & GOVT RELATIONS, EX-CEO, AIR CARIBBEAN (XXC), RETURNS TO (TTA), WAS 30 YEARS, UNTIL HE LEFT IN 1995, WHEN (TTA) WAS PRIVATIZED.
1 MD-83, CIT GROUP (TCI) LEASED (46932).
SEPTEMBER 1999: NEIL GYAN, PROJECT MANAGER (737-800 INTRODUCTION).
OCTOBER 1999: ANTIGUA/BARBADOS-TRINIDAD-WASHINGTON DULLES.
NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = +$9.15 MILLION (-$17 MILLION).
DECEMBER 1999: DHC-8-311 (538, 9Y-WIP) DELIVERY.
JANUARY 2000: 737-8Q8 DELIVERY, IN NEW PAINT SCHEME (1ST MAJOR LIVERY CHANGE IN NEARLY 30 YEARS), (ILF) LEASED. 1ST 737-800 IN LATIN AMERICA. LIVERY DESIGNED BY LOCAL DESIGN GROUP DEPICTS A MODERN, STEEL PAN IMAGE OF THE UNIQUE, TROPICAL MUSIC OF THE ISLANDS. THE 737-8Q8'S 3-LETTER REGISTRY, INDICATES THE CODES OF THE IMPORTANT CITY ROUTES (9Y-ANU, 9Y-BGI, 9Y-GEO, 9Y-POS, 9Y-SLU, AND 9Y-TAB).
FEBRUARY 2000: BOSTON TO BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, CONTINUING TO PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD.
737-7Q8 RETURNED (ILF), LEASED TO SOUTHWEST (SWA) (14-28209).
MARCH 2000: IN JULY 2000, TO ATLANTA.
2ND 737-800, (ILF) LEASED. APPLIES FOR (ETOPS) APPROVAL FOR 737-800.
APRIL 2000: 1999 = +$3.7 MILLION (+$10.8 MILLION). PLANS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO) ON NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE IN 2000. PROJECTS +$23 MILLION FOR 2000.
737-8Q8 (28230, 9Y-POS), DELIVERY. PLANS FOR +6 737-800'S, 154 PAX.
MAY 2000: FY 1999 = +$3.7 MILLION, 2ND CONSECUTIVE, NET PROFIT, AFTER 1ST 57 YEARS WITHOUT ONE (THANKS TO NEW 737-800'S AND GETTING RID OF AGING AIRPLANES).
3RD 737-8Q8 DELIVERY, WITH +3 BY THE END OF 2000. WILL PHASE OUT ITS 4 L-1011'S IN 2000, AND TRY TO SELL SOME OF ITS MD-83'S.
JULY 2000: CONRAD ALEONG PROMISED BARBADOS TOURISM INTEREST THAT (TTA) WOULD CARRY 1,000 PASSENGERS/WEEK ON ITS NEW NONSTOP SERVICE, BARBADOS TO NEW YORK WITH THE 737-800.
(DOT) OK'S USA - CARIBBEAN SERVICE, WITH CODE SHARE WITH UNITED AIRLINES (UAL): TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - CHICAGO (ORD)/DENVER VIA INTERMEDIATE POINTS ANTIGUA, BARBADOS, GRENADA, ST KITTS, & ST LUCIA. CODE SHARE WITH (UAL), MIAMI (MIA) - CHICAGO (ORD), AND WASHINGTON DULLES - BOSTON/(ORD)/DENVER/NEW YORK LAGUARDIA, + WASHINGTON - NEW YORK (JFK), & ANTIGUA/PORT OF SPAIN/TRINIDAD.
NEGOTIATIONS WITH CELTIC AVIATION TO SELL 3 L-1011-500'S (1179; 1181; 1222), AND LEASE BACK 2 (1179; 1181). AGREEMENT WITH CELTIC AVIATION, TO OPERATE L-1011-500 (1222), FOR (WET-LEASE) TROPICAL INTERNATIONAL (TIZ), ST KITTS, FOR 3 YEARS. CONSIDERING ESTABLISHING L-1011 MAINTENANCE FACILITY, WITH CELTIC AVIATION GROUP.
4TH 737-8Q8, (ILF) LEASED.
AUGUST 2000: SUSPENDS TALKS WITH CELTIC AVIATION GROUP REGARDING SALE OF 3 L-1011-500'S, AND POTENTIAL AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE, JOINT VENTURE IN TRINIDAD.
1999 = +$3.7 MILLION (+$9 MILLION): 2.72B (RPK) TRAFFIC; 65.1% LF LOAD FACTOR; 54.73 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 1.17 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+33.3%); 2,563 EMPLOYEES (+16.5%).
(TTA) MAKES BID TO ACQUIRE CONTROL OF AIR ALM (ALM).
AWARDED "BEST AIRLINE TO THE CARIBBEAN" BY "SELLING LONG HAUL" MAGAZINE FOR UK/IRISH TRAVEL AGENTS.
OCTOBER 2000: IN JANUARY 2001 TO ATLANTA.
NOVEMBER 2000: (DOT) OK'S EXCEMPTION TO SERVE BARBADOS, AS AN INTERMEDIATE POINT, FOR ITS TRINIDAD & TOBAGO -ATLANTA (737-800, 16 FIRST (F), 138 ECONOMY (Y).
2 737-8Q8'S (28234, 9Y-KIN; 28235, ANU) DELIVERIES. 1 DHC-8-300 DELIVERY.
DECEMBER 2000: OFFERS $15 MILLION INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO), TO RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT ITS GROWING FLEET.
CLAIMS TO BE THE ONLY CARIBBEAN OPERATOR TO POST A PROFIT FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS.
60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
6TH 737-8Q8 DELIVERY. MD-83 (49632, 9Y-THV), RETURNED TO CIT AEROSPACE (TCI), LEASED TO AVIANCA (AVI).
JANUARY 2001: TO WET-LEASE 2 DC-8F'S FROM ABX AIR (ABX) FOR FLIGHTS FROM TORONTO AND MIAMI TO PORT OF SPAIN.
FEBRUARY 2001: TEAMS UP WITH GROUP OF PRIVATE INVESTORS TO FORM NEW REGIONAL AIRLINE, TOBAGO EXPRESS, WITH 2 DASH 8-300'S, FOR AIR BRIDGE BETWEEN PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD, AND THE ISLAND OF TOBAGO.
1 DHC-8-315 (557, 9Y-WIZ) DELIVERY.
MARCH 2001: RETIRED 2 OF ITS 4 L-1011'S. A321-131 (604, N625LF), RETURNED TO (ILF).
APRIL 2001: 2,697 EMPLOYEES.
COMPLETES 1ST "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK ON 737-800.
MAY 2001: $212 MILLION PASSENGER TERMINAL OPENS AT TRINIDAD'S PIARCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WITH 14 INTERNATIONAL AND 2 DOMESTIC GATES. OLD TERMINAL WILL BECOME A CARGO COMPLEX.
PLANS TO SUBSTITUTE A 737-800 FOR AN MD-83 ON ROUTE TO MIAMI (WILL SAVE APPROX $800,000/YEAR).
JULY 2001: (FAA) SAFETY OVERSIGHT DOWNGRADES TRINIDAD & TOBAGO TO CATEGORY 2 FOR FAILURE TO MEET (ICAO) STANDARDS. (TTA) WILL HAVE TO CANCEL PLANS TO ADD SERVICE TO ATLANTA, AND HOUSTON.
AUGUST 2001: (email@example.com). SITA: POSDOBW.
SEPTEMBER 2001: IN JANUARY 2002, TO MANCHESTER.
1ST 6 MONTHS = +$2.85 MILLION
OCTOBER 2001: 1ST 6 MONTHS = +$968,000.
MD-83 (1313) IN HEAVY MAINTENANCE, PRIOR TO RETURN TO PEGASUS (PSS).
DECEMBER 2001: MAKES ALLIANCE WITH LIAT, TO SHARE SEVERAL KEY SERVICES, FOR A SEAMLESS CONNECTION, AND PROVIDE (TTA) WITH GREATER FEED INTO ITS NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN ROUTES.
1ST 9 MONTHS (AFTER TAX) = +$7.1 MILLION (-$2.6 MILLION).
JANUARY 2002: 2 A340-300, (ILF) LEASED.
FEBRUARY 2002: TO CUT 140 JOBS (-11% MANAGEMENT AND -6% HOURLY).
IN 4/02, TO PARAMARIBO, AS EXTENSION OF PORT OF SPAIN - GEORGETOWN - GUYANA ROUTE.
MARCH 2002: TO LAY OFF -140 EMPLOYEES (-7.4%).
APRIL 2002: 2,568 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 226 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 367 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 370 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT).
MAIN BASE: PORT OF SPAIN - PIARCO INTERNATIONAL (POS).
HUB: GRANTLEY ADAMS INTERNATIONAL (BGI).
May 2002: L-1011-385-3 (193G-1179), WITHDRAWN FROM USE (WFU).
June 2002: Introduces its A340-313, 32C, 252Y, on its London service.
July 2002: To Amsterdam. Bridgetown (Barbados) - Manchester (L-1011-500, 2/week).
Projects 1st 6 months = -$8.4 Million.
2001 = 2.5 Billion (RPK) traffic; 60.9% LF load factor; 1.13 Million passengers (PAX); 56.24 Million (FTK) freight; 2,568 employees.
Postpones delivery of 2nd A340, due in November 2002.
August 2002: 1st 6 months = -TTD54.34 Million/-$8.8 Million (including -$1.3 Million due to flight cancellations, and delays, associated with pilot labor actions).
Plans to reduce fleet. 3 MD-83's and 3 DHC-8-Q311's, will be returned to their lessors, by mid-2003, and plans to sell its L-1011's.
September 2002: Grenada - Port of Spain-Miami (4/week, southbound daily). Next month, Tobago to Washington (IAD).
October 2002: Non-stops, Washington DC to Tobago and onward service to Trinidad. Currently, serves 10 Caribbean destinations: 7 in the USA, and 3 in South America, as well as flying daily to London Heathrow (LHR). Alliance with Antigua-based, regional, Liat, - - (TTA) owns 29% stake. Liat plans to take over most services of the soon-to-be-grounded BWee Express.
Plans to spin off its Trinidad-based maintenance operation into a separate company, that will carry out 3rd party work for other carriers.
2001 = -TTD80.7 Million/-$13.18 Million. 1st 6 months = -TTD54.34 Million/-$8.8 Million.
Has returned 1st of last 3 MD-83 airplanes. 2 of 3 DHC-8's have been parked.
November 2002: Receives $13.7 Million loan from the government of Trinidad & Tobago, repayable over 10 years. An immediate $10 Million cash injection was made, followed by another $8 Million at the end of this month, and the remaining amount over 6 months from January 2003.
Tobago - Washington (Dulles) (737-800, weekly).
2nd A340-300 delivery, deferred to January 2003. MD-83 (49786) returned to lessor.
December 2002: In May, to Havana. In March 2003, to Santo Domingo, DR, and to San Jose (CR).
Has -ve net worth of -$49.8 Million.
Heavy maintenance contracts to Delta (DAL) for 737-800 "C" maintenance checks, and to Air Canada (ACN) for Airbus (EDS) airplanes.
Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago is pushing the proposal to form a single, regional Caribbean airline. He has the support from several governments in the eastern Caribbean, many of whom are investors in their regional carriers. Airlines being considered for the merger including Air Jamaica (JAM), Bahamasair (BAH), BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA), Cayman Airways (CAY), and LIAT, an inter-island commuter, based in Antigua.
737-86N (33419, 9Y-GND), GECAS (GEF) leased.
January 2003: Laid off -617 employees (-25% of its workforce).
In further cost cutting moves, and in conjunction with the above layoffs, (TTA) plans to form an independent Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) operation, as a joint venture between (TTA), the government of Trinidad, private investors, and other regional carriers.
Last Lockheed Tristar, L-1011-365-3 (193G-1222, 9Y-THA), WFU and retired.
March 2003: While waiting for delivery of 2nd A340-313, is operating an L-1011-500 wet-leased from Euro Atlantic (MAE) on a weekly rotation to London and Manchester.
Port of Spain - Santo Domingo (2/week). Port of Spain - San Jose (CR) (2/week). In May, Port of Spain - Havana (2/week).
April 2003: Trinidad & Tobago government has told (TTA) that it will not be supported further, unless it produces a viable business plan. Allen Stanford, owner of Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun Airlines has expressed interest in acquiring the government's shareholding in (TTA).
Port of Spain - San Jose (2/week). Port of Spain - Santo Domingo (2/week). In June, Havana - Port of Spain (2/week).
June 2003: Tom Yew, General Manager corporate, ex-Tobago Express. Paul Schutz, General Manager Operations, ex-CFO.
July 2003: 2002 = -$34.2 Million.
November 2003: Port of Spain - Santo Domingo (2/week).
December 2003: BWIA (TTA) and LIAT now jointly owned by a new holding company, Caribbean International Airways (CIA) Holding Ltd, based in Trinidad. (TTA) was owned by the government of Trinidad and private investors; Antigua-based LIAT was owned by several governments in the eastern Caribbean. The Trinidad & Tobago government sold its stake in (TTA) to local business interests that were backed by British Airways (BAB). The two airlines will maintain their separate identities under the new holding company.
1 767-300ER, (LOT) Polish wet-leased for Port of Spain - Manchester.
January 2004: Barbados - Glasgow.
A340-311 (016, 9Y-JIL), DebisAirFinance (DEA) leased.
February 2004: Resumes St Lucia (Hewanorra) - London (LHR) (2/week).
July 2004: 2003 = -$24 Million. 1st 6 months = -$6.5 Million (-$13.6 Million).
The Government of Trinidad has assumed control of BWIA (TTA) temporarily and hopes to come up with a plan to make the struggling airline profitable again.
2 ATR72's Cimber Air leased, to be mainly used on the "Air Bridge" between the Trinidad and Tobago islands.
August 2004: (TTA) was effectively renationalized by the Trinidad & Tobago government after no purchases in the private sector were willing to purchase shares in a secondary offering of the airline's shares, forcing the government to purchase the shares to keep the airline afloat. The government now owns 75% of the airline's stock, up from 33% before the offering. (TTA) had been privatized by the government in 1995.
September 2004: 2,568 employees (including 226 Flight Crew (FC), 367 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 370 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
Anthony Jacelon, Chairman, a Trinidad attorney, who is also treasurer of Trinidad's ruling PNM party, replaced Lawrence Duprey, who resigned.
November 2004: In January 2005, Port of Spain - Barbados - Manchester - Belfast - Barbados (Sats, return Suns); Port of Spain - Barbados - Manchester - Glasgow - Barbados (Fridays, return Saturdays).
May 2005: BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA) as flag carrier, provides direct jet airplane services from the Caribbean to destinations in Canada and the USA, as well as flying across the Atlantic to London and other points in the UK.
2,588 employees (including 228 Flight Crew (FC); 367 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 370 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: BW - 106.
(ICAO) Code: BWA - (Callsign - CARIBBEAN AIRLINES).
Parent organization/shareholders: Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (75%); & private shareholders (25%).
Owns: BWee Express (100%); LIAT (23.6%); & Tobago Express (45%).
Alliances: United Airlines (UAL).
Main Base: Port of Spain Piarco International airport (POS).
Hub: Grantley Adams International airport (BGI).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Port of Spain; & Tobago.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Antigua; Barbados; Curacao; Georgetown; Havana; Kingston; London; Manchester; Miami; New York; Paramaribo; San Jose; Santo Domingo; St Lucia; St Maarten; Toronto; & Washington.
November 2005: BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA) appointed General Manager, Nelson Tom Yew as CEO, and a new five-person board chaired by Arthur Lok Jack. The management restructuring was part of a deal negotiated with the government of Trinidad and Tobago, which pumped $250 million into the airline last month.
March 2006: BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA) appointed Peter Davies CEO effective March 17, replacing interim CEO, Nelson Tom Yew. Davies most recently was CEO of SN Brussels Airlines (DAT). Prior to joining SN Brussels (DAT), he spent 14 years at (DHL).
September 2006: BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA), that unsuccessfully attempted multiple recoveries over the past decade, will shut down December 31 and be replaced by a new carrier, "Caribbean Airlines."
CEO, Peter Davies, who will continue to serve as the top executive at the new airline, decided that a shutdown and clean start were necessary when BWIA (TTA)'s four labor unions balked at concessions proposed in the carrier's latest restructuring plan.
"When we could not get the union settlements in terms of what we could actually afford, then I had to go back to the board and say, 'I'm sorry but the original business plan is now null and void'," Davies told the Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Express in an interview published Sunday. "My recommendation was that we close BWIA (TTA), not an easy decision for me to come to."
Union leaders countered that BWIA (TTA)'s demise was a long time coming and that Davies, who assumed control in March, is ignoring years of missteps in blaming labor for its failure.
Although it considered not supporting a flag carrier, the (T&T) government agreed to transfer a $250 million capital injection intended for BWIA (TTA)'s restructuring into the launch of Caribbean Airlines. Davies said a "sizable portion" of that money will be used to pay off "a huge amount of liabilities" incurred by BWIA (TTA) "so when Caribbean Airlines opens it will have a clean balance sheet."
He said BWIA (TTA)'s assets, including airplanes and airplane leases, will be transferred to the new company. But current employees will be jettisoned, paving the way for a new salary structure and fresh labor contracts. Those offered positions with Caribbean will have to accept "current airline market" pay, BWIA (TTA) said in statement.
In an effort to expand revenue-generating potential, beyond airline services, Caribbean (TTA) also will "extend its engineering capability beyond its jet fleet" to perform "heavy maintenance and repair checks on its turboprop airplanes and for other carriers."
BWIA (TTA) said more information on the new airline will be forthcoming, but Davies indicated that the new entity will move away from competing with major international carriers on high-density routes, concentrating instead on "niche" services. "That is one reason BWIA (TTA) had to be changed, because it was not in a position to compete with these giants," he told the Express. "Now we have to duck and dive and be more proficient."
BWIA (TTA) will discontinue service from Trinidad and Tobago to Washington's Dulles Airport. The airline operates 1 flight a week from Port of Spain to Dulles via Tobago on Thursdays and 3 flights a week from Port of Spain to Dulles via Barbados on Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, all using 737-800s.
October 2006: Trinidad and Tobago start-up operator "Caribbean Airlines" (TTA) unveiled its planned new livery and logo as it readies to replace 66-year old flag carrier BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA) on January 1.
Caribbean Airlines (TTA)’s new livery centers on a green and blue hummingbird that is mid-flight. Early references to Trinidad refer to “the land of the hummingbird” and this makes the symbol “highly appropriate as an emblem for Caribbean Airlines”, says BWIA CEO, Peter Davies in a statement.
Displayed beside the hummingbird, the carrier’s name is written in casual lettering and features magenta and purple hues - see photo (TTA-NEW LIVERY 2006-10).
“Caribbean Airlines (TTA) style of service will be professional, but not distant, personable not pushy, genuine not contrived, very natural and easy,” says Davies. “Its character will capture the diverse aspects of the region, its food, music, decor, language and personality - essentially, the warmth of the islands.
“Today is the start of a very exciting phase in aviation in the Caribbean.”
The new airline plans on operating throughout the Caribbean as well as to Miami, New York, Toronto and London.
November 2006: British Airways (BAB) reached a code share agreement with Caribbean Airlines (TTA), which will place its code on (BAB) flights to Port of Spain, Barbados and Antigua.
1st 737-8Q8 (28233, 9Y-TAB), in new Caribbean Airlines (TTA) livery - see photo.
December 2006: British Airways (BAB) purchased BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA)'s seven coveted slot pairs and landing rights at London Heathrow (LHR) for no more than £5 million, according to press reports in Trinidad & Tobago. BWIA (TTA) will be shut down, and be replaced by Caribbean Airlines (TTA) in January 2007.
January 2007: A340-311 (016, 9Y-JIL), returned to AerCap (DEA).
February 2007: Caribbean Airlines (TTA), the former (BWIA), contracted Penauille Servisair to provide airport services at the carrier's Piarco International Airport base.
Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) said Caribbean Airlines (TTA), formerly BWIA (TTA), ordered six blended winglet retrofits for 737-800s. (APB) said that when installation is complete by October, the airline can expect to save 660,000 gallons of fuel annually.
June 2007: A340-313 (093, 9Y-TJN), returned to (ILF), leased to Aerolineas Argentinas (ARG).
July 2007: 737-8Q8 (28225, 9Y-GEO), leased to Transavia (TAV).
September 2007: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) appointed Star Alliance (SAL) VP Commercial, Philip Saunders as its new CEO, effective October 1. He will replace Peter Davies, who will remain a strategic adviser to the board. Saunders previously held management positions at British Airways (BAB), SN Brussels Airlines (DAT), and Deutsche BA (DBA).
October 2007: Caribbean transport ministers signed the "San Juan Accord" in Puerto Rico, committing to "liberalize air transport services and harmonize aviation safety and security measures" with the ultimate goal of creating "an umbrella policy for air transport" and "a single regional airspace." A forum of tourism and air transport ministers will be convened no later than February 15 to discuss security and other issues pertaining to liberalization of civil aviation in the region. "The San Juan Accord opens the door to further development and harmonization of the Caribbean, and will allow the island nations to make great strides to become more competitive, efficient and attractive for new air service," (IATA) (ITA) said in a statement. "(IATA) (ITA) has long pushed for a single Caribbean sky."
December 2007: 737-8K2 (30646, 9Y-TJQ), Transavia (TAV) leased.
March 2008: 737-8K2 (30646, 9Y-TJQ), returned to Transavia (TAV).
May 2008: Aviareps was selected by Caribbean Airlines (TTA) to serve as General Services Agent (GSA) in Venezuela.
June 2008: 737-83N (28246, 9Y-SLU), (ILF) leased, ex-(N317TZ).
October 2008: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) will introduce an eighth 737-800 into service on November 15. It also operates five DHC-8-300s.
June 2009: 737-8Q8 (30683, N809SY), Sun Country (SCA) leased. 737-8K2 (32943, PH-HZN), returned to TransAvia (TAV).
August 2009: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) CEO, Philip Saunders resigned, citing personal reasons.
737-8Q8 (30683), returned to Sun Country (SCA).
October 2009: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) promoted Executive VP & COO, Ian Brunton to CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Philip Saunders, who tendered his resignation six months ago. Brunton formerly was Chairman of the Trinidad & Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Trinidad & Tobago Airline Pilots' Association and was a member of the (BWIA) board.
December 2009: 767-306ER (26263, SP-LPG), (LOT) Polish leased.
January 2010: The Jamaican government said that Air Jamaica (JAM)'s acquisition by Caribbean Airlines (TTA) was "expected to be consummated." The deal was expected to include an equity infusion but will require the government to pay JMD27 billion/$298.8 million toward (JAM)'s 2010 capital expense budget, debts and costs required to cover "the redundancy of hundreds of employees." The government appointed a new five-member board chaired by insurance executive, Denis Lalor to oversee (JAM)'s divestment and transition to Caribbean (TTA) along with President & CEO, Bruce Nobles. The "Trinidad & Tobago Express" reported that nearly 900 of (JAM)'s 1,200 employees could lose their jobs.
Jamaica Finance Minister, Audley Shaw said the government expects a final decision regarding Caribbean Airlines (TTA)'s potential takeover of Air Jamaica (JAM) by the end of the month. He said some 70% of (JAM)'s staff of 1,200 will be laid off if the deal goes through, "The Gleaner" reported. "They'll probably need to keep the planes because they will keep the routes," he said. "We are seeking to divest (JAM) on the best terms available and to ensure that we have the seat-lift capacity from all those cities for which we have tourism and Jamaican market travelers. We want to ensure we preserve those markets." He confirmed the divestment will cost the government around JMD27 billion/$302.2 million in severance payments, taxes and debt service. The sale reportedly is a condition of a $1.25 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, which is requiring the government to divest loss-making assets.
February 2010: 737-8K2 (37160, 9Y-TJR), TransAvia (TAV) leased. ex-(PH-HSW).
March 2010: Air Jamaica (JAM) said it has "targeted" April 12 for beginning "the transition to Caribbean Airlines (TTA)." (JAM) appears to be settled on an arrangement whereby its assets would be taken over by (TTA), although no final agreement has been reached between the Jamaican government, which controls (JAM), and (TTA). Finance Minister, Audley Shaw previously said the government is "seeking to divest Air Jamaica (JAM) on the best terms available" and to ensure that there is adequate air services to/from the island nation. While it has been speculated that most of (JAM)'s workers would be laid off following the (TTA) takeover, (JAM) said in the statement that the "transition to (TTA) will be phased over a period of up to one year [and] . . . (JAM) airplanes will continue to be utilized during the transition period. Current Air Jamaica (JAM) pilots (FC), flight crews (FC)/(CA) and ground staff (MT) will operate the airplanes for the [spring/summer] schedule already published."
737-8K2 (37160, 9Y-TJR), returned to TransAvia (TAV).
May 2010: Air Jamaica (JAM) this month entered into a contractual arrangement with Caribbean Airlines (TTA) whereby (TTA) assumed "full financial responsibility" for (JAM) while (JAM)'s current operations continue uninterrupted. Within 6 to 12 months, Caribbean (TTA) "will fully implement its plan to provide sustainable air lift to/from Jamaica," it said, adding that Caribbean (TTA) has committed initially to continue serving New York (JFK) - Montego Bay (MBJ), (JFK) - Kingston (KIN), Baltimore - (MBJ), Philadelphia - (MBJ), Toronto - (KIN), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) - (MBJ), and (FLL) - (KIN). "Any changes to that schedule would be announced by Caribbean Airlines (TTA) in due course," (JAM) said.
The Jamaican government agreed to transfer (JAM)'s routes to Caribbean (TTA) in exchange for a 16% ownership stake in the latter. The government, however, retained full ownership of (JAM)'s real estate and industrial assets. (TTA) reportedly is investing $50 million in the airline and has agreed to "re-hire" and retain (JAM)'s 1,000 employees and take control of (JAM)'s airplanes, at least for the immediate future. (JAM) Chairman, Denis Lalor said, "Under these terms, the deal is financially speaking superior to the initial bid submitted by Caribbean Airlines (TTA) and superior to the transaction which was contemplated with the other bidder, Indigo Partners. We believe this transaction creates a unique, historic opportunity to create a true Caribbean air carrier, leveraging the expertise and strengths built up by Air Jamaica (JAM) and Caribbean Airlines (TTA) to be able to compete in a fierce global market environment."
September 2010: ATR won an order from Caribbean Airlines (TTA) for nine ATR72-600 airplanes, with deliveries starting in late 2011. The order is valued at $200 million. The airplanes will be configured with 68Y seats, featuring ATR’s new Armonia cabin.
(TTA) will use the ATR72-600s to replace its current fleet of five DHC-8-Q300s and add new frequencies linking Trinidad and Tobago and surrounding destinations. In addition, several of the new ATRs will be operated in the route network of Air Jamaica (JAM), which was recently acquired by (TTA).
The new contract brings ATR’s disclosed firm order book for the year to 51 airplanes plus 30 options. But CEO, Filippo Bagnato revealed at the European Regions Airline Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Barcelona that the Toulouse-based turboprop manufacturer had signed contracts for 15 airplanes since the Farnborough Airshow in July, when the number of new orders for the year stood at 42.”
In the beginning of the year, ATR had set its 2010 target at “stabilizing the good results of 2009” when it had orders for 40 new airplanes plus 17 options.
December 2010: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) on December 14 is to operate a twice-weekly service between its hub at Piarco International airport in Trinidad and Tobago, and New York John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport with a stop in St John’s, Antigua.
The route announcement is (TTA)’s first communication since the departure of CEO, Ian Brunton, who was dismissed by the board of directors in late November and replaced by Robert Corbie, who was VP Commercial & Customer Experience at Caribbean Airlines (TTA) and Air Jamaica (JAM).
Brunton’s departure has created a storm of controversy in Trinidad which forced the directors, led by Chairman, George Nicholas, to state publicly that they believed Corbie was better suited to running (TTA) when it fully merges with Air Jamaica (JAM) and not, as widely reported, because of a dispute with Brunton over a fleet acquisition plan (linked with an ATR order cancellation). “The new board has a fiduciary duty to carry out the vision of being the preferred airline of choice for the Caribbean,” said Nicholas in a statement. Corbie will oversee a newly merged workforce of 1,866 employees that will retain both brands and maintain executive offices in Trinidad and Jamaica.
The decision to keep the Air Jamaica (JAM) brand is counter to a previously announced integration plan and means the leased 737-800s destined for Kingston to replace (JAM)’s current fleet will retain (JAM)’s name and branding.
January 2011: ATR announced that Caribbean Airlines (TTA) finalized an agreement to order nine ATR72-600s valued at $200 million at list prices. The signature follows a Memo of Understanding (MOU) announced in 2010. First deliveries will start in October and (TTA) will wet-lease some until then.
(TTA) will use the airplanes to replace its fleet of five DHC-8-Q300 airplanes in its domestic routes, and add new frequencies linking Trinidad and Tobago and surrounding destinations. In addition, some of the new ATRs will be operated in the route network of Air Jamaica (JAM), which was recently acquired by (TTA). “In the last months, we have experienced a strong commercial success in the Americas, which has represented almost 50% of our order intakes in 2010,” ATR CEO, Filippo Bagnato said. “The growing economies of the region are strongly developing their regional connectivity. Our ATR airplanes are optimally positioned to answer to their needs by providing unrivaled performances on routes under 400 nautical miles, both in terms of operating costs and environmental impact.”
New wide bodies are also expected to be announced for Air Jamaica (JAM), as is the resumption of service between Kingston Norman Manley International Airport and London.
February 2011: ATR announced that Caribbean Airlines (TTA) finalized an agreement to order nine ATR72-600s valued at $200 million at list prices. The signature follows a Memo of Understanding (MOU) announced in 2010. First deliveries will start in October.
SEE ATTACHED - - "TTA-2011-02-ATR ORDER."
(TTA) will use the airplanes to replace its fleet of five DHC-8-Q300 airplanes in its domestic routes, and add new frequencies linking Trinidad and Tobago and surrounding destinations. In addition, some of the new ATRs will be operated in the route network of Air Jamaica (JAM), which was recently acquired by (TTA).
“In the last months we have experienced a strong commercial success in the Americas, which has represented almost 50% of our order intakes in 2010,” ATR CEO, Filippo Bagnato said. “The growing economies of the region are strongly developing their regional connectivity. Our ATR airplanes are optimally positioned to answer to their needs by providing unrivaled performances on routes under 400 nautical miles, both in terms of operating costs and environmental impact.”
May 2011: 737-86J (32919, 9Y-JME "SPIRIT OF MONTEGO BAY"), ex-(D-ABBH), in Air Jamaica (JAM) colors, delivery.
June 2011: Air Jamaica (JAM) flights starting next month will operate under Caribbean Airlines (TTA)'s 'BW' code, part of the ongoing integration of the carriers.
Trinidad and Tobago owned-(TTA) in May finalized its acquisition of Air Jamaica (JAM), a move first announced last year. As part of the deal, the government of Jamaica now owns 16% of (TTA) and is represented by a member appointed to the airline's board of directors. (TTA) Chairman, George Nicholas has said a "truly Caribbean airline will now be of service to the Caribbean and its people."
Regarding both carriers' operating on the same code, Acting (TTA) CEO, Robert Corbie said, "We continue to pursue our philosophy of 'one airline, two brands.' This will mark a milestone in the streamlining and merging of operations and routes."
(TTA) added that the carriers (JAM)/(TTA) "will be able to realize the cost synergies that were anticipated from the onset. In addition to operating under the same flight code, the airlines are moving towards one fleet type for both Caribbean Airlines (TTA) and Air Jamaica (JAM) and customers will also notice that front line staff for both carriers will be custom uniformed to represent both brands."
(TTA) earlier this year finalized an agreement to order nine ATR72-600s, some of which it said could operate on Air Jamaica (JAM) routes. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in October.
There will be some brand distinctions, Corbie emphasized: "We have maintained the Caribbean Airlines (TTA) and Air Jamaica (JAM) experience by retaining separate in-flight videos and magazines for that distinction between the brands for the customer, as we want our customers to experience the best service from both brands."
The combined staff of the airlines exceeds >1,850 workers.
July 2011: ACCDT: A Caribbean Airlines (TTA)/(JAM) 737-800 crashed on a hard landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Georgetown, Guyana, when it slid off the end of a rainy 7,400 foot runway, crashed through a chain-link fence, and broke in half just short of a 200 foot deep ravine. There were no fatalities of 6 (Flight Crew (FC) & Cabin Attendants (CA)/157 passengers. More than >30 people were taken to hospital. Only three of those had to be admitted for a broken leg, bumps, cuts and bruises. The airport sits on a ridge in a forested region just south of the ocean-front capital, Georgetown, which has a population of approximately 300,000. The 737-800 was Flight 523 from New York (JFK) Airport which had made a stop in Trinidad before landing in Guyana. SEE ATTACHED "ASSOCIATED PRESS" ARTICLE AND PHOTO - - "TTA-2011-07-ACCDT-GUYANA."
November 2011: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) took delivery of its first of nine ATR72-600s, becoming the first operator of the new -600 series in a $200 million contract. The airplanes are configured with 68Y seats and will be equipped with in-flight entertainment.
(TTA) will use the airplanes to replace its fleet of five Bombardier DHC-8-Q300 airplanes on its domestic routes, and add new frequencies linking Trinidad & Tobago and surrounding destinations. In addition, some of the new ATRs will be operated in the route network of Air Jamaica (JAM), which was recently acquired by (TTA).
Acting CEO, Robert Corbie said the introduction of this first ATR72-600 airplane “marks a real milestone in our national aviation” and “represents the arrival of the most modern and cost-efficient regional turboprop airplane into our country. It will bring even better connectivity and comfort to our passengers, at optimal fares.”
737-85P (33980, 9Y-MBJ), Air Lease (ALE) leased.
January 2012: AirFrance Industries (AFI)/(KLM) (E&M) has completed maintenance checks, repainting and modifications on two 737-800s under a contract from Air Lease Corporation (ALE). The airplanes have been delivered to new lessees, Caribbean Airlines (TTA) and Transaero Airlines (TRX).
February 2012: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) expanded its intra-Caribbean network on 10 February when (TTA) launched a daily service from its Port of Spain (POS) base in Trinidad to George Charles Airport in St Lucia (SLU). Flights are operated with (TTA)’s new 68-seat ATR72 airplanes and compete with the struggling airline (LIAT)’s 10 weekly flights on the same route. Robert Corbie, (TTA)’s acting (CEO), said: “The addition of this route solidifies our commitment to provide our customers with more options for travel within the Caribbean. St Lucia has been of strategic interest to us and we are excited to offer our (CARICOM) neighbors reliable scheduled airlift within the Caribbean.”
March 2012: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) has deferred deliveries for its third and fourth ATR72-600s as it still lacks financing for the airplanes on order from French-Italian turboprop manufacturer (ATR).
June 2012: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) has launched direct non-stop flights from Port of Spain (POS) in Trinidad to London Gatwick (LGW) with twice-weekly flights. Initially, the airline had to wet-lease an airplane until its own 767-300ERs were approved by regulatory authorities. British Airways (BAB) serves the market with six weekly flights that operate via Saint Lucia.
(TTA) has temporarily wet-leased 767-33AER (28147, N378AX) from Omni Air International (OAE) to launch its new Port of Spain Piarco International (POS) - London Gatwick (LGW) route after its two own 767-300ERs (TTA) is leasing from (LAN) Airlines could not be ready in time for the planned resumption of its services to Europe and are still being prepared at México City Benito Juárez International (MEX).
767-316ER (26327, 9Y-LGW), ex-(CC-CEB), (ILF) leased.
September 2012: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) will increase 2X-weekly, London Gatwick - Port of Spain service to 3X-weekly on November 20.
Caribbean Airlines (TTA) has finally taken delivery of its first of two 767-300ER (26327, 9Y-LGW) on dry lease from (LAN) Airlines after having wet-leased a 767-300ER from Omni Air International (OAE) for several months to operate its only long-haul route from Port of Spain Piarco International (POS) to London Gatwick airport (LGW).
“This is an important and strategic acquisition at a particularly competitive time,” (TTA) Chairman, Rabindra Moonan said. “We have been operating our London and other routes with wet-leased airplanes at a considerable cost, while we protect market share and deepen our brand presence.”
The second airplane is scheduled to be delivered very soon. (TTA) is working with authorities to get certifications to begin flying the airplane “as soon as possible.”
The two-class 221-passenger airplane will be used on (TTA)’s London route and “strategically” throughout its network. “The 221-seat capacity will work well for us not only on the London route but also on the New York and Toronto routes in order to protect and in some cases grow our market share on our main routes,” (TTA) (CEO), Robert Corbie said. “This choice of airplane allows us to move even closer to our streamlined fleet business plan of one wide body, one narrow body and one turbo-prop type of equipment, a key element of the business model.”
(TTA) will start flights twice weekly to Toronto from Guyana's capital, Georgetown in December using 767s.
(TTA) took delivery of its third new ATR72-600, part of an order for nine to replace its fleet of five 50-seat DHC-8-Q300s. The ATR72-600 is configured with 68Y seats and equipped with in-flight entertainment (IFE). It will join the other two ATRs in service on (TTA)’s Trinidad - Tobago route.
October 2012: INCDT: The cowling panel of an almost-new Caribbean Airlines (TTA) ATR72 became detached during takeoff on flight BW300 bound from Piarco (POS) for Caracas on Friday morning October 26th. The ATR72 returned to (POS) “without incident,” under normal power.
The cowling panel detached at about VR (rotation speed), (TTA) said. After the airplane landed, the runway was briefly shut down before the airplane (on the authorization of the Trinidad & Tobago Civil Aviation Authority) was moved to a (TTA) facility, where it went through an initial inspection. (TTA) has so far found no additional damage.
All of the flight’s 44 passengers boarded a replacement airplane later that morning.
(TTA) took delivery of the ATR72-600 in September, the fourth in an order of five units.
December 2012: Caribbean Airlines inaugurated flights on its fourth route to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) on 1 December, and now serves the Canadian city from Georgetown (GEO) in Guyana, South America. Twice-weekly services are offered on the 4,900 km route; all will be operated using 767-300ERs.
November 2013: Caribbean Airlines (TTA) has signed a second power-by-the-hour contract with (AJW) Aviation to support its fleet of fifteen 737NGs. (AJW) will support the airplanes from its Miami-based facility, and stock will also be accessible from Delta (DAL) TechOps’ inventory at (JFK).
April 2014: The board of beleaguered carrier Caribbean Airlines (TTA), the national airline of Trinidad and Tobago, has reportedly undertaken an evaluation of the airline’s routes as its long-haul operation to London continues to under-perform. The analysis occurs just as JetBlue (JBL) launches new service in some of Caribbean’s key North American markets and pilot (FC) upheaval is added to the list of the airline’s woes, which also includes financial weakness.
Unfortunately, all of those factors culminate in the status quo for Caribbean – increasingly dashing hopes that (TTA) could create a new era in commercial aviation in the region.
Instead, instability remains the norm at (TTA) as it struggles to define its goals and objectives, and more importantly, create a sustainable path to profitability.
August 2015: Caribbean Airlines ((IATA) Code: BW, based at Port of Spain) (TTA) is planning to end wide body operations with the return of its two 767-300ERs (26327, 9Y-LGW & 27597, 9Y-LHR) to the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) during the first quarter of next year.
The return of the 767s will coincide with the closure of its sole European route, Port of Spain - London Gatwick, which has been performing below expectations since its launch in mid-2012.
The move is part of a streamlining exercise aimed at cutting unprofitable routes from (TTA)'s portfolio while focusing on those that are viable (Fort Lauderdale International, New York (JFK), and Toronto Pearson, in particular.
So far this year, (TTA) has withdrawn two 737-800s from its fleet with another two set to leave before year-end. Its fleet of five ATR72-600s will remain untouched.
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TTA-737-800-CARIBBEAN AND AIR JAMAICA-2011
TTA-767-316ER - 2013-07
TTR-ATR72-600 - 2012-05
1 727-25C (JT8D HK) (368-19359, N261FL), RETURNED FROM INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMPANY OF YUKON 2009-11, OPERATIONSS FOR GULF & CARIBBEAN CARGO. FREIGHTER.
0 737-8BK (CFM56-7B) (29635, 9Y-PBM), (SCA) LEASED 2009-08. RETURNED. 16C, 138Y.
1 737-8HO (CFM56-7B26) (3716-37935, /11 9Y-SXM), 2011-07. 16C, 138Y.
0 737-8K2 (CFM56-7B) (1122-30646, 9Y-TJQ), (TAV) WET-LEASED 2007-12. RETURNED 2008-03. 16C, 138Y.
0 737-8K2 (CFM56-7B) (2880-37160, 9Y-TJR), (TAV) WET-LEASED 2010-02. EX-(PH-HSW). RETURNED 2010-03. LEASED (AGAIN) FOR WINTER 2010-10. 16C, 138Y.
6 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B27) (433-28225, /99 9Y-GEO; 506-28230, /00 9Y-POS; 547-28232, /00 9Y-BGI; 598-28233, /00 9Y-TAB - SEE PHOTO IN NEW LIVERY 2006-11; 680-28234, /00 9Y-KIN; 697-28235, /00 9Y-ANU), (ILF) 10 YEAR LEASED. 28225 RETURNED FROM (TAV) 2007-08. WITH WINGLETS. 16C, 138Y.
1 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B27) (1186-30661, /02 9Y-JMB), EX-(70-ADN) 2011-03. 16C, 138Y.
0 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B26) (1669-30683, /06 N809SY - - SEE PHOTO - - "TTA-737-8Q8-2009-07"), (SCA) LEASED 2009-06. RETURNED (SCA) 2009-08. 16C, 138Y.
1 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B26) (2235-30720, /07 9Y-JMD), EX-(F-WTAC) 2011-04.
1 737-83N (CFM56-7B27) (1081-28246, /02 9Y-SLU), (ILF) 3 YEAR LEASED 2008-06, EX-(N317TZ). 16C, 138Y.
1 737-85P (CFM56-7B27) (2245-33980, /07 9Y-MBJ), (ALE) LEASED 2011-11. 16C, 138Y.
1 737-86J (CFM56-7B26) (32919, 9Y-JME "SPIRIT OF MONTEGO BAY"), EX-(D-ABBH) 2011-05, IN AIR JAMAICA (JAM) COLORS. 16C, 138Y.
0 737-86N (CFM56-7B26) (1251-33419, /02 9Y-GND), (GEF) LEASED 2002-12. RTND. 16C, 138Y.
1 737-9K2 (CFM56-7B) (2950-34171, 9Y-TJS), EX-(PH-HSA), (TAV) LEASED 2010-11 FOR WINTER.
0 767-300ER (LOT) WET-LSD 2003-12. RETURNED.
1 767-306ER (CF6-80C2B6F) (592-26263, SP-LPG), (LOT) LEASED 2009-12.
2 767-316ER (PW4062) (602-27597, /96 9Y-LHR - - SEE PHOTO - - TTA-767-316ER - 2013-07;" 621-26327, /96 9Y-LGW, 2012-08), (LAN) & (ILF) LEASED. 15C, 191Y.
2 767-33AER (CF6-80C2B6F) (578-27908, /96 N351AX; 611-28147, /96 N378AX), BOUGHT FROM (ALI) 2009-08. 28147; WET-LEASED TO (TTA) 2012-06. BOTH HAVE (ETOPS). 25C, 198Y.
0 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1603-49632 - "SUNJET ST VINCENT"), 49632 RETURNED (TCI) 2001-01 (1313-49448, /86 9Y-THQ "GISELLE LA RONDE;" 1380-49568, /87 9Y-THR "SUNJET JAMAICA") (1642-49789, /89 9Y-THX "SUNSET ANGUILLA"). 49448 RTND (PSS). 49568 RTND 2002-04 TO (PSS). 49788 RTND 2002-11. 12F, 108Y.
0 L-1011-500 (RB211-524B4) (9Y-TGN), PHASED OUT DURING 2000 (1179, 81), 1222 WET-LST (TIZ), 2000-07 FOR 3 YEARS, 2 RETIRED 2001-03. (1233, /82 N3140D "SUNJET SANTA LUCIA"). 1179 WFU 2002-05. 2 RTND (GAX) 2002-09. 1222 SOLD TO (STZ) 2004-10. 1179 TO 2401 LSG; 1233 TO (STZ); IN 2007-04 TO (BUR). 28F, 210Y.
1 +1 OPTION A321-131 (V2530-A5) (604, N225LF RTND (ILF) 2001-03), 4 YEAR LEASED TO (ALV). 16F, 156Y.
0 A340-311 (CFM56-5C2) (016, /93 9Y-JIL), (DEA) LEASED 2004-01. RTND 2007-01. 32C, 252Y.
0 A340-313 (CFM56-5C4) (088, /95; 093, /95 9Y-TJN), EX-(ACN), (ILF) 5 YR LSD 2002-06, 093; RTND, LST (ARG) 2007-06. 32C, 252Y.
5 ORDERS EMBRAER EMB-145:
1 BOMBARDIER DASH 8-Q311 (PW123) (489, /98 9Y-WIL; 499, /98 9Y-WIN; 538, /99 9Y-WIP; 557, /01 9Y-WIZ), 2 GROUNDED. 489; 538; TO TOBAGO EXPRESS 2005-01. 50Y.
1 BOMBARDIER DHC-8-Q314 (PW123) (487, /98 9Y-WIT), EX-(OE-LSA) 2007-10. 50Y.
5 ATR 72-600 (ATR72-212A) (PW127) (809, EC-KUL; 824, EC-KVI; 968, /11 9Y-TTA; 973, /11 9Y-TTB; 989, /12 9Y-TTC; 993, /12 9Y-TTD; 997, /12 9Y-TTE), (SWF) LEASED 2011-02. 68Y.
2 ATR 72, CIMBER AIR LEASED 2004-07.
RABINDRA MOONAN, CHAIRMAN.
ROBERT CORBIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (2010-11).
BRUCE NOBLES, PRESIDENT & (CEO), (JAM), EX-(AAL).
PAUL SCHUTZ, GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS (2003-06).
LEONARD JONES, VP CUSTOMER SERVICE & OPERATIONS.
BEATRIX CARRINGTON, VP MARKETING & SALES.
KIMCHAND RAMPAUL, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (POSDMBW) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HUGH HENDERSON, VP EMPLOYEE SERVICES.
BRENDA BILLY, VP PROCUREMENT & MATERIALS ADMINISTRATION.
MICHAEL GRANT, SENIOR DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (2001-03).
CAPTAIN JEREMY INCE, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (POSOYBW) (email@example.com).
DAVID RAMNAUTH, DIRECTOR AIR SAFETY.
PETER ILAND, DIRECTOR SALES & MARKETING UK/EUROPE.
CAPTAIN TOMMY LAWRENCE, FLEET MANAGER 737 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CAPTAIN ROGER GRELL, DEPUTY CHIEF PILOT 737 (email@example.com).
CAPTAIN DAVID HEATH, FLEET MANAGER MD-83.
HILTON WHARFE, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING.
NEIL GAJADHAR, DIRECTOR GROUND OPERATIONS.
CLINT WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS.
SEIG ABELE, CHIEF MAINTENANCE.
MARK GARCIA, SENIOR MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA).
MARK MENDONCA, SENIOR MANAGER ENGINEERING (POSEZBW) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
COLVILLE CARRINGTON, MANAGER LINE MAINTENANCE.
MICHAEL GRANT, MANAGER BASE MAINTENANCE (POSMMBW).
JAGGERNAUTH SINGH, MANAGER ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE PLANNING & MAINTENANCE CONTROL (email@example.com).
KRISHNA LATCHMAN, MANAGER WORKSHOPS.
NEIL GYAN, PROJECT MANAGER 737-800 INTRODUCTION (1999-09).
ANNA ACKBARLI, MANAGER SYSTEMS OPERATIONS & CONTROL (2000-04).
MUSHTAQ KHAN, MANAGER TECHNICAL TRAINING