Caribbean Sun Airlines Website Says Equipment Will Be 737-400s (link here)
Our Robert is sure that Caribbean Sun personnel were looking at two 737-200s a few months ago. Hopefully these aircraft were rejected and the fleet will be all -400s series. How about it Caribbean Sun Airlines? Please confirm that the fleet will be all -400s. Thanks!
BFP’s Robert has been hearing rumours for several months that Caribbean Sun Airlines is trying to climb out of the casket and that they will be returning with Boeing 737s – Series 200!!!!
These older 737s are solid aircraft – or were in their day. The problem is that their low-bypass engines are thirsty critters. Very thirsty.
It is the old trade-off – new aircraft are expensive but fuel efficient. Older aircraft are dirt cheap to purchase, but cost oodles to feed and repair.
If Caribbean Sun Airlines debuts with Boeing 737-200 series aircraft, it means that they are under-capitalized. If so, don’t be purchasing tickets too far ahead of your flight!
Caribbean Sun Officially Unveils Plan For Re-Launch With 737s
Caribbean Sun Airlines has officially unveiled plans to re-launch service by the end of the year, using Boeing 737 narrowbodies.
The privately-held airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, previously operated Bombardier Dash 8 turboprops from a San Juan, Puerto Rico hub; it ended service in January of this year.
In a statement today Caribbean Sun confirms it will reinstate service by year-end, pending regulatory approvals from the US DOT and FAA.
It also says it is “significantly upgrading its fleet and service capabilities” and that recruitment efforts toward hiring new pilots will begin in the coming weeks.
Caribbean Sun is also introducing a new brand identity. Developed by design firm Aerobrand, the carrier’s new design centers on the stylized image of a pineapple when viewed from overhead.
“A universal symbol of hospitality espousing Caribbean Sun’s commitment to superior customer service, the pineapple illustrated from the overhead perspective also embodies the image of the sun, providing a fresh spin on the airline’s original corporate identity,” says Caribbean Sun.
Details concerning Caribbean Sun’s corporate leadership, new route structure and other operational issues will be disclosed following receipt of all government regulatory approvals.
In early August, ATI, flightglobal.com’s sister premium online news service, exclusively reported that Caribbean Sun is looking to offer service by late 2007 with 737s.
Caribbean Sun is the US sister of Antigua-based Caribbean Star Airlines, which is poised to be acquired by Antigua’s Liat under the latest restructuring of the two carriers’ proposed tie-up.
… read the original online at FlightGlobal.com (link here)