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Airlines

Name: AIR CARIBBEAN
7JetSet7 Code: XXC
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: PORT OF SPAIN
Country: TRINIDAD
Employees 225
Web: aircaribbean.com
Email: aircarib@ttemail.com
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: POSXCC2
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1993. OWNED BY MISDISHI INVESTMENTS (50%) &
LUXSAM HOLDINGS (50%). DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO), WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1962, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 5,130 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 1.3 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS PORT OF SPAIN, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.

APRIL 1998: 180 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 51 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 43 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT).

AIR BRIDGE BETWEEN PORT OF SPAIN & CROWN POINT (TOBAGO). ALSO SERVES GRENADA, BARBADOS, ST VINCENT, AND ST LUCIA.

CHARTER SERVICES BETWEEN SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS.

MAY 1998: LAP JOINT REWORK BY SPAR AVIATION SERVICES, CALGARY, CANADA, ON 737-2H4 (JT8D-9A) (21339), EX-SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (SWA).

JUNE 1998: (http://www.sputnick.com/aircaribbean).

1 737-2H4, AVIATION CAPITAL GROUP LEASED FOR MIAMI (MIA) OPERATIONS.

JULY 1998: PLANS FOR +2 737-200'S BY THE END OF 1998.

AUGUST 1998: SERVICE TO GEORGETOWN (GUYANA) (737-200, EX-SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (SWA)).

NOVEMBER 1998: PLANS TO EXPAND GUYANA SERVICE TO INCLUDING ST LUCIA,
BARBADOS, GRENADA, TOBAGO, JAMAICA, CARACAS, AND MIAMI (MIA).

DECEMBER 1998: BWIA (TTA) DEMANDED <$10 MILLION FROM TRINIDAD & TOBAGO GOVERNMENT IN EXCHANGE FOR GIVING UP STATUS AS SOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE TO ALLOW AIR CARIBBEAN (XXC) SERVICE TO MIAMI (MIA). GOVERNMENT DESIGNATES (XXC) AS NATIONAL AIRLINE OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO.

HAS ACQUIRED +3 737-200'S, WHILE CURRENTLY OPERATING 737-200 BETWEEN GUAYANA & BARBADOS. OPERATES ALL ECONOMY CONFIGURATION. PLANS FOR SERVICE TO NEW YORK & TORONTO IN JULY 1999 USING 767'S & 737'S JAMAICA - SURINAM.

LESLIE LUCKY-SAMAROO, CEO, STATES AN INVESTOR GROUP HAS MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) FOR $71 MILLION FOR NEW AIRPLANES. PLANS MIAMI (MIA) SERVICE IN FEBRUARY 1999, CARACAS MARCH 1999, AND NEW YORK, TORONTO, AND LONDON BY ENDOF 1999 (WITH A 767).

MARCH 1999: +2 737-200H'S, EX-LAN CHILE (LAN), GECAS (GEH) LEASED (737-2Q8: 642-21960; 737-2T5: 847-22632).

APRIL 1999: 180 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 51 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 43 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)). SITA: POSXCC2.

(aircarib@ttemail.com).

JUNE 1999: PLANS TO ACQUIRE 3 767-200ER'S FOR FLIGHTS TO NEW YORK, TORONTO, & LONDON. ITS YS-11'S TO BE PHASED OUT BY END OF 1999 WHEN 5TH 737 IS DELIVERED IN FALL.

AUGUST 1999: TOM YEW, CEO RESIGNS TO RETURN TO BWIA (TTA) AS GENERAL MANAGER. POSSIBLE CHANGE OF NAME FROM "AIR CARIBBEAN" TO "WEST INDIAN," TO BE MADE IN 4TH QUARTER.

SEPTEMBER 1999: HENRY PARMESHAR, CHIEF ENGINEER, REPLACES KENNY ATTAI. PETER STOVOLD, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

OCTOBER 1999: ERIC MOWSER, GENERAL MANAGER, REPLACES NELSON TOM YEW.

FEBRUARY 2000: TO MIAMI (737-200, DAILY). PRESENTLY SERVES 19 CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES & PLANS SERVICE TO NEW YORK, ORLANDO, LONDON, & CARACAS.

APRIL 2000: 225 EMPLOYEES.

(http://www.aircaribbean.com).

JUNE 2000: 3 ORDERS (2000-11) 737-300 TO REPLACE 737-200'S. TO BE
SUPPLIED BY NEW INVESTOR WHO PLANS TO TAKE 49% STAKE IN AIR CARIBBEAN (XXC).

SEASONAL ROUTES TO CARIBBEAN, JAMAICA, AND VENEZUELA. ADDS OAXACA - ACAPULCO/GUADALAJARA & HAVANA - CANCUN - (MONTERREY/GUADALAJARA). USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S SERVICE TO ORLANDO VIA INTERMEDIATE POINTS ANTIGUA, BARBADOS, GRANADA, ST KITTS, AND ST LUCIA. (DOT) OK'S A SEPARATE EXEMPTION FOR GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - MIAMI SERVICE VIA PORT OF SPAIN.

OCTOBER 2000: WENT INTO RECEIVERSHIP AND CEASED OPERATIONS.

Fleet:
(definitions)

October 2000:

0 737-2H4 ADV (JT8D-9A) (495-21339, /77 67 78), RTND.

0 737-200 (JT8D) (737-2Q8: 642-21960; 737-2T5: 847-22632) (9Y-TJG), EX-(LAN), (GEH) LSD, 1999-03 GROUNDED 2000-10, RTND.

0 ORDERS (11/00) 737-300 (CFM56-3), TO REPLACE -200'S, CANCELED.

0 ORDERS 767-200ER, CANCELED.

0 767-300ER, GROUNDED, RTND.

1 NAMC YS-11A-200.

4 NAMC YS-11A-500.

1 NAMC YS-11A-600.

Management:
(definitions)

LESLIE LUCKY-SAMAROO, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (CO-OWNER).

CAPTAIN ERIC MOWSER, GENERAL MANAGER (1999-10).

ROLAND AMAR, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (CO-OWNER).

PETER STOVOLD, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (c2maint@tstt.net),
(POSOWC2) (1999-09).

IMTIAZ MOHAMMED, DIRECTOR SAFETY.

HENRY PARMASHAR, CHIEF ENGINEER (POSPWC2) (1999-09).

GILBERT ASSAM, MANAGER SERVICE ENGINEERING (2000-04).

SELWYN MOHAMMED, QUALITY MANAGER.

 
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