New airline service to replace American Eagle

A Seaborne aircraft
A Seaborne aircraft

St. Croix-based Seaborne Airline announced today (Tuesday) that effective April 1, 2013, it will be operating non-stop services from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Melville Airport in Dominica.

The route will be serviced by the 34-seat Saab turboprop aircraft operated by two pilots and a flight attendant and includes in-flight service and a lavatory.

This should be welcome news for many Dominicans who have been worried after American Eagle announced that it would suspending flights from San Juan in 2013 to a number Caribbean destinations as it attempts to shave US$75-million per year in labor costs.

San Juan serves as a major hub for travelers coming to Dominica from many north American and other international destinations.

The airline also announced effective Monday, February 18, 2013, that it has launched its first interline arrangement with a major carrier – American Airlines – which will make connections from all of Seaborne cities at San Juan even easier.

The company said baggage will transfer between Seaborne and American on the ramp at San Juan, as opposed to having to be rechecked with the other carrier, and soon Seaborne will be issuing boarding passes on American flights.

Seaborne also recently relocated to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to be close to American in Concourse D and soon, all Seaborne flights will be displayed and sold on AA.com as part of this new arrangement.

Seaborne Airlines President, Gary Fost, said the move into Dominica is part of the airlines expansion into the Caribbean. “These additions are part of Seaborne’s rapid expansion across the Caribbean, with growth focused on providing new connecting service at San Juan, PR,” he said. “While Seaborne is capitalizing on changes in the Caribbean marketplace, much of the growth in jobs is taking place in the U.S. VirginIslands where planes, pilots and flight attendants are based.”

The service to Dominica is one among three announced by Seaborne on Tuesday.

Seaborne Airlines is one of the largest employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Named the “Best Small Air Transport” serving the U.S. Virgin Islands, every year since 2007, it has operated for more than 19 years in the Caribbean, carrying almost 2.5 million passengers.

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175 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 9, 2013

    Anyway Dominica finish eh. Everytime i read all these comments related to anything going on in Dominica, the about of stupid nonsense i see leaves me to think Dominica have a very high rate of illiterate people. No wonder that nation cannot get any better

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2013

      Dominica finish? In what way? Although i am not from the Island, my family is from there. Talk to me. Why you say that Dominica is finish after all the help the country has gotten from other countries like CHINA.

  2. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013

    People, “emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free out minds.” As long as you perceive yourselves as beggars, you will always get the handouts. I would certainly love to vacation in my birth place, when I, do in fact, take a vacation. But, I’m not flying on those punddle jumpers to get there.

  3. Auguiste
    February 21, 2013

    Oh mercy, just build that international airport… and they will come.

    But really, we need better infrastructure too. But if we can get some companies to set up shop in Dominica (provide jobs, products, services), then more people will have more reasons to come, which will give more airlines more reasons to fly more people here!

    It’s not just building the airport, but you have to give people reasons to want to fly here. Right now the demand to fly to Dominica is just not there. It’s not necessarily that Melville Hall is bad, it’s just that other than Ross and locals coming, there is not much reason to come.

    So, Dominica needs a comprehensive development plan. The way we do stuff is so haphazard and it shows in the results.

    In the end it’s the free marketplace… supply and demand. Dominican government think they can grow the country by doing everything. They can’t and should be a facilitator. Investing in LIAT is not necessarily gonna bring more flights in… at the end of the day LIAT must make a profit. So does every other airline.

    Demand, demand, demand. We have a unique product, but it must be developed beyond the mediocrity that is so rampant in Dominica. We must improve nature sites as well as access to them, widen/straighten our roads, incentives for more foreign schools like Ross (increase the population, thereby increase the tax base), incentives for service/financial companies, light/electronic manufacturing, and more. We have to make people WANT to come to Dominica, and in effect we will drive the number airline flights to our shores. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  4. February 21, 2013

    who cares

    • Just saying
      February 21, 2013

      Who cares? How stupid can you be

  5. STILL
    February 21, 2013

    Tu All off US Crying for an international airport how many if us would be willing and able to fly home 3 or 4 times a year and those if us at home would be willing to fly out tbd same number of times

  6. Let's talk
    February 20, 2013

    This is great news! I hope this craft has good rates

  7. Malgraysa
    February 20, 2013

    DNO, you are beating DBS with the news hands down every time! On the six o’clock news tonight DBS announces that the Govt. (Mr. Douglas) may announce a new airline connection to replace American Eagle to Puerto Rico shortly when you have already confirmed that yesterday afternoon! Keep up the good work, we appreciate it.

  8. dissident
    February 20, 2013

    This is 2013
    This is only a 34 seater. How many flights a week?
    In any case unless u have more than 3 flights coming in per day less people will be coming in whether we like it or not. 34 seats for Ross Students alone. What about de rest of us?

    Why isn’t our Tourism Minister the one making that announcement anyway?

    I am not prepared to sing any praises for a downgrade.

  9. February 20, 2013

    I WOULD LIKE A JOB WITH THIS AIRLINE.. ANYONE CAN TELL ME WHERE SHOULD APPLY.. HOW IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIRING EMPLOYES IN DOMINICA?? CAN ANYONE TELL ME

  10. Zicack Girl
    February 20, 2013

    Let me say Thank You to Seaborne for helping us Dominicas out.

    Alas, what we need is an International Airport. I hate logging luggage, hopping from one plane to another or island hopping. We would have more people visiting if the flight was direct. I thought the government was working on an international airport, what happened; is that the Chinese next project??? Just asking.

  11. Hate ignorance
    February 20, 2013

    Its better than nothing but its still a step backwards. It means that persons coming in through Puerto Rico will have to leave some of their luggae behind hoping that they get it later,34-seater means less room for luggage another stress . All we needed was an international airport or one long enough to accommodate larger aircrafts. They dont even have to call it international airport if they have a problem with it being named so . hmmm

    • February 21, 2013

      Hi, I do support what you say in one aspect. The Government should lengthened the runway ofthe airport and the planes/ jets should come in over the sea. I came home from NYC on American Airlines for carnivl and when I transferred in PR the AM Eagle had at most thirty people on the flight.. Now this is during carnival and we cannot sell out the flight so how would an Internatial Airport change th number of people traveling to DA. Why can’t Liat or Caribbear Airlines replace American from Puerto Rico.

  12. say sa meme
    February 20, 2013

    I looked at Seaborne’s carry on policy and I also called customer service and from what they are telling me they will only allow the passenger to carry a wallet onto the plane. I am wondering what people who travel on this aircraft put their passport, travel documents, cell phone in when they travel. If anyone has personal experience with that or can shed some light, let me know so I can plan accordingly. Thanks.

    • Texas
      February 21, 2013

      False! This is from their website … Not much diff from most other carrier. SMDH.
      http://www.seaborneairlines.com/news/seaborne-luggage-allowance/

      Checked Luggage Allowance

      Y, O & B Fares

      1st Bag Gratis (up to 50 lbs)
      2nd Bag $35 (up to 50 lbs)
      3rd Bag $75 (up to 50 lbs)
      All Other Fares

      1st Bag $25 (up to 50 lbs)
      2nd Bag $35 (up to 50 lbs)
      3rd Bag $75 (up to 50 lbs)
      Over weight Bags on All Fares $50 (51-70 lbs)

      No bags allowed that weigh over 70 lbs

  13. February 20, 2013

    The call and the cry now is about Jet blue; sometimes we need to know what we are talking about before we start talking simply to make people believe we know!

    If our problem in Dominica is an International Airport; that should dictate we need an International Airport in order to accommodate lager aircrafts used in this modern twenty-first century, we are talking about passenger Jets flying in the sky these days carrying hundreds of people, almost a thousand people.

    The talk of Jet blue, is total nonsense, since Jet blue operates a fleet of Jets carrying more than a hundred people at a time. Jet Blue is based in Long Beach California approximately twenty miles or less South of Los Angeles, as far as I know there are lots of Dominicans living there if they have the guts perhaps one of them can go and take some pictures of Jet Blue fleet of aircrafts, and make them available so the gullible can compare then to what LIAT and this new airline has to offer Dominica.

    I am not feeling sorry for the state in which we find ourselves, as far as air transportation is concerned; our dilemma is all due to backwardness, a the stupidity of our people the politicians are the culprits here.

    We allow the politicians to think for us; they make very bad, and stupid decisions, such as shutting down projects that were started by a former government which had recently lost an election. Indeed the UWP had an International Airport in the first phase of construction, when a coalition government formed of members from the labor party, and the DFP, decided that Dominica does not need an International Airport, because Antigua and Barbados had one already!

    Such are the stupid comments they made in addition to saying the former prime minister wanted to build the airport so that they could import more drugs into the country, to crown it all they claimed the project was too expensive, and we could not afford it, however, they were quick to all Gonzalez of St. Vincent fool them into the idea that all Dominica needed was to refurbish the out dated Melville Hall Airport, and install landing lights on the Runway, and that should suit our purpose.

    What Gonzalez actually advised the Dominica Labor Party to do is set our country a hundred years backwards, while at the same time he was negotiating for the construction of an International Airport in St. Vincent which will become operative in the interim.

    How dumb are we?

    The government of Dominica in power right now will never build an International Airport in the country all because of some stupid political campaign promises that it they would shut the construction of the International Airport down in favor for landing light on a municipal airport which is not serving any purpose right now as the yellow Elephant sits!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • February 20, 2013

      Too late for me to correct the errors, by inserting the missing words, in my submission above:

      ” amethyst” don’t be ignorant, if you do not understand what is debated just read until you understand and say nothing!

      Jetblue operates a fleet of Jet aircrafts which Melville Hall Municipal Runway cannot accommodate; it is even foolish to believe that what is said here will attract Jet Blue attention, and get them to consider flying to Dominica.

      That’s not how it works!

      Dominica cannot attract any larger passenger carrier besides LIAT and the thirty-five seater thing which they recently introduce to the people of our country, and perhaps the other mediocre thing out of Guadeloupe which Blackmoore claims he recently issued a license to fly to Dominica.

      The bottom line is simply this, without an International Airport, your dream of JetBlue, or anything which remotely resembles Jetblue will never land and take off in the nature island.

      If our wish is to remain primitive; to remain the nature island of the world according to Ian Douglas, we should all just stop babbling because nothing will develop out of this talk.

      It seems as if the government of Dominica has everybody twisted around their small fingers, they have 90% of the people walking around as zombies that’s why they are doing anything that will bring some progress to the country.

      For the crap Blackmoor spoke today, he should be incarcerated, and the keys to his cell thrown in the ocean between Dominica and Guadeloupe!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Peter Parker
      February 21, 2013

      my sentiments exactly

    • February 21, 2013

      Hi, Jet Blue has more flights from the east coast to the Caribbean than from the west coast. Ok keep hiding in California and keep blaming out Government for everything. I would like to know how many times a year you travel to sweet Dominica. Also since you complain about everything in Dominica. What solutions are you suggesting to fix all the thing you complain about. Also you aren’t the only educated Dominican who is living abroad and please stop being unprofessional to others.

      • February 22, 2013

        Tony don’t expect me to visit Dominica anytime soon, because if I have to sit in a thirty-five seater aircraft to come home that will never happen, that thirty-five seater is not large enough to hold my luggage and me!

        If people do not blame the government for our backward state, whom shall we blame, who shall I blamed?

        You?

        You are not important enough for that, all you can see is the politics, under your nose; you have no concept of what is going on in Dominica. I am not here to play politics, I could care less about you and the politicians at home, Dominica is my concern, and the rest of my family living back there.

        You can pray to the politicians if you wish, I do not have to do that; I take care of me; I am dependent on myself, and I am not looking for any hand out okay!

        You are caught up into so much nonsense until you are talking out of your mind. I said Jet Blue is Long Beach based, here in California, what does that have to do with flights from East coast to the Caribbean?

        Well if you believe you can get JetBlue to land in Dominica get them; you will have to lay down and become a Runway so that they can land on your back, or perhaps stomach, it depends where you can take the pressure harder.

        Boy, you better shut up, just shut up, and suffer your misery!

        I am not suffering! If I had my way I would make all idiots vanished into oblivion oui!

        Hhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        By the way Tony what is unprofessional about my comments?

        You see the problem with our people is that they cannot face the truth, what you are doing here is playing into the hands of the politicians ” doh talk about it” because honorable so, and so wont like it.

        Well you see I am not biased, and you will never read anything from me that is catered to the taste of any politicia. And mind you I have people, very close relatives serving in the present day government, they have their ministry and all that, however, I have no desire to be a poppet on a string for anyone and make believe I am happy with the rotten backward state the the country find itself right now.

        I am leaving that to you!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • STILL
        February 22, 2013

        All how he complaining about 35 and 50 seater I’m sure he may have seen how often they are used in the us by the same big airlines he wants to come to Dominica. Some day if they have not done it yet they may even put him on one within the US. Done Dominicans just to hypocrite want it to look like it’s only to Dominica these planes fly but at every major us airports these planes are in constant use by the major airlines to reduce cost by ferrying passengers from the smaller Towns and cities even those with international airports to their main hubs. If you notice these airlines cannot afford to have their jets flying to many different destinations it’s just not profitable. so he just wants to complain and not come home. Who knows maybe he us life some of us Dominicans and can’t afford to come home.. And blaming it on the small plane.

  14. amethyst
    February 20, 2013

    Well Someone Start a FACEBOOK page aimed at JETBLUE so that it would get to the AIRLINE’s attention.If that is the way we can market our interest in JETBLUE,who knows,maybe they can teg with another airline..if the govt can’t do it maybe its time we the people try something.A FB site needs just so many likes on a page to get noticed..When the site is up,I’d be one of the first to “LIKE”

  15. Shay
    February 20, 2013

    Just as I made up my mind to come home for WCF I come on here and see this. sooo discouraging chuups

  16. What next?
    February 20, 2013

    Thanks to Mr. Skerrit! After having dumped so much money on Melvillehall in the name of night landing, which has never really begun, you have succeeded in replacing the out going AA 48 seater plane with another kite that can only hold 35 passangers and make no mistake about it, the St. Croix based airline did not take that route because of your effort Mr. Skerrite, but simply because of the hard effort from the management of Ross University. That’s is another reason why Dominicans should put you out come next election.

    • IPO
      February 20, 2013

      Derranged UWP…this is why educated sane Dominicans will not look at you guys seriously…

      Thanks to Mr. Skerrit! After having dumped so much money on Melvillehall in the name of night landing, which has never really begun, you have succeeded in replacing the out going AA 48 seater plane with another kite that can only hold 35 passangers ….So Skerrit succeeded in removing American Eagle in the Entire Caribbean….Skerrit powerful papa.

      But he could not succeed in bringing the other airline to replace what he removed…Ross Univerisy was able to do that…Damn these doctors are really powerful.

      Again too much……in the morning on Q95 will do this too you

    • grell
      February 20, 2013

      oh please take politics out of it,get off the pm back,what have yu done for your country lately.

    • traveller
      February 21, 2013

      From where I stand 34 seats are perfect because during my many trips to Dominica the 48 seater was never full.

  17. Anonymous
    February 20, 2013

    Airline Pilot, why isn’t Jet Blue flying into Dominica?

    • What next?
      February 20, 2013

      Maybe you should ask for RED Jet because as you know, Blue has nothing to do with Skeritte and let alone, Jet Blue. Maybe they will come when Workers come back next election. However we as a country are still some struggles and hardships away though.

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2013

      Dominica have airport for Jet Blue to land??

      • Me , MY Dog and I
        February 20, 2013

        That’s a good question and you should also ask why in the 21st century we don’t have an airport where Jet Blue can land ? St.Martin and Anguilla which is much much smaller has .

      • Anonymous
        February 20, 2013

        If thats the case then we have to forget about Jetblue and focus on those airlines that can get our passengers to Dominica not to mention more attention and some investment in the ferries and as someone mentioned below focus on negotiating the times and frequency. Very Simple.

        Of course once we get arrivals up we will have more negotiating power but as of now beggars cant be choosers. We are so lucky to have this airline ready to give us a chance.

    • February 20, 2013

      Hi, what about Caribbean Airlines.

    • Malgraysa
      February 20, 2013

      Do JetBlue even know where we are? With a population of less than 70,000 with a low disposable income, a limited capacity airport and maybe 300 hotel rooms that meet international standards. Let’s improve our odds first and they will surely come.

  18. blistex
    February 20, 2013

    Thank god For my Pm, no more overnighting In PR,,we welcome you,,thank you Pm ,i know you have Dominicans backs,job well Done,all the way with larbor…….

  19. A set of mouth
    February 20, 2013

    Pft.. Jet blue to sxm then Da any day for me. They need to start flying from sxm to Da that more profitable.. AA had its time

    • LIMINGLUCY
      February 20, 2013

      You can fly on the same day to Dominica through Antigua. Thank you

  20. just saying
    February 20, 2013

    What a lot of Dominicans do not realize is that; Dominica may be technically the biggest of the small islands but in reality it is not. There is very little flat land. Most of our land space is taken up by mountains and we have less people than most, if not all, the other islands.

  21. lang patat
    February 20, 2013

    welcome all the big airlines to the (DOMINICA INTERNATIONAL AIR PORT)

  22. Macs
    February 20, 2013

    Listen to them other island laughing poor Dominicans always get the scraping of the barrell bottom, and you simple minded people are so happy for the crumbs

    • grell
      February 20, 2013

      your just a biased idiot.can you do better,

    • Peter Parker
      February 20, 2013

      when you go calling people simple mind you should look and listen twice as much as you talk. Seaborne is a small company who flew chatter flights between the U.S Virgin Islands and San Juan only. A company which i have flown with many times. I am more than proud to see this company taking the next step in add Dominica to their small list of destinations or “happy for the crumbs” as you call it, for it is a small West Indian Company trying to make a name for its self like all the big airline companies have done before they got to where they are now.

      Welcome to Dominica Seaborne!

      • February 20, 2013

        Peter Parker, your sentiments are as backward as can be, it is people like you who caused Dominica to be so backward. People like you are contented to settle for anything, the less you have it is the better you feel; we are in the twenty-first century, rather than accepting the status quo, you should petition the government to move beyond a thirty-five seater aircraft, or a mediocre airline serving Dominica!

        We are a laughing joke of the world, all because of our backwardness!

        When are Dominicans going to learn?

        How long shall it take us to realize that the colors Blue, Green, and especially Red is not benefiting the nation anything, how long will it take us to understand the duties of the government of any county main objective should be the peoples welfare; the building of our infrastructure, attracting foreign and local investors to invest in the country, and in general the industrialization of the country.

        None of that is going on, our country is stagnant, our people are hurting. At this moment people should be out in the streets demonstrating in front of Government Headquarters, demanding that the government move to build an International Airport in the country.

        Without such facilities, our country is not going to make one step forward; the Chines government has made that clear to the government of Dominica years ago. That was announced on DBS Radio once; before the day was over some government minister call the person who read the news disclosing what the Chines told the now Labor Party Government, and ask the announcer ” who was he working for; the government or the opposition.”

        So, you see in Dominica it is not about the country, and the welfare of the people, it is all about partisan politics, and that’s what is destroying both people and country!

        Do not view my comments to you as an attack on you, however, all of us in unison at this time must make our government know that we are fed-up and dissatisfied with the status quo, and it is time our nation build an International Airport, because without it one day the sun will set for all these small commuter aircrafts which the government hope will land at Melville Hall all through the night.

        They made an mistake when they shut down the International Airport which the UWP actually had under construction, of which 80% of the cost of the project was finance by the government of Trinidad & Tobago, the Peoples Republic of China also contributed to it financially, also the government of Taiwan.

        It is time the government climb down from its pedestal, and accept they made a bad mistake the day they chase the Trinididans who was in Dominica, working on the first phase of development of the airport!

        I know that there are diehard Labor Party supporters who may read this, and wish they could assassinate me for my views here, they can take their best shot, I could care less, my country comes before politics or anything else, so if my views are not appreciated too bad, I do not care!

        I prefer to loose my life for the truth, and something I believe in than nothing at all!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Peter Parker
        February 20, 2013

        sorry, i dont support any party. But i can understand where you coming from. but where you are wrong is that though my comment may seem like i’m just settling for seaborne its not. everybody wants to see change and wants to see their country grow but you have to start some where. we get alot of things we dont need in dominica, like a state house before a better hospital. what we need right now is sumone to fill in the void that american eagle gonna leave us with in due time, which is seaborne for now.

      • hmmmm
        February 20, 2013

        Francisca whoever you are you deserve a huge applause.. I could not have said it any better. Dominicans are too small-minded. A political veil over their eyes. it sickens me to the core now!!

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2013

      why all you Dominicans so STUPID all you complaine for every Dam thing

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2013

      Direct service from PR to DA is scraping the bottom of the barrell? You are most odd 8-O

      Oh let me guess. You want Delta coming in from Miami with our big fancy airport we cant pay for to drop off the 5 people? Anyway as someone pointed out, the mega inferiority complex plaguing way too many Dominicans which is a major reason we need all these white elephants to make us feel better about ourselves, well it will be the death of this island. In fact, organs done already start shutting down. Life support next.

      This is great news!!!! Well done to all those who negotiated this service!!!! Ian and Colin big up to you and I am so happy to be able to say that as its a rare occasion :mrgreen:

      Really looking forward to this service working out well. Good stuff!

    • What next?
      February 20, 2013

      I feel the same way Macs, but as they say, half a loaf is better than none and off course, beggers are never choosers. Thanks God for Ross University because otherwise we would have to go back to the old fashion boats to get to the undiscovered Dominica.

  23. Anonymous
    February 20, 2013

    I’m still saying Jet Blue

    • Lovely
      February 20, 2013

      I can agree but is Jetblue willing to come to Dominica or the Caribbean for that matter?

      • Malatete
        February 20, 2013

        You will be pleased to note that JetBlue service at least 11 Caribbean destinations from N. America, as far as I know: Aruba, Bahamas,Barbados, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Jamaica,Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos, U.S. Virgins Islands.

        The existing connection from Melville Hall via St. Maarten (connection from Dominica by BVI Airways) is particularly useful and competitively priced priced.

  24. February 20, 2013

    Legit here is one of the reasons people laugh at us Dominicans, and our country!

    “coming to Dominica from many north American and other international destinations.”

    Omit ” and other international destinations” what we have left is coming to Dominica from many North American; and we can add destinations in order for it to appear as a compete sentence.

    Now in all of North America, there are only three countries:

    . Mexico

    . Canada

    . The United States of America

    In the event I missed some of the many other North American countries, perhaps the author of the original epilog can point out the missing countries to me.

    How can one say many North American countries, when we can count them one – three on one hand?

    On the other hand what difference is a thirty-five seater aircraft going to make in the life’s of our people?

    When there is a change it must be for the better, and not for the worst; with an thirty-five seater aircraft the status quo remain the same, as long as there is no International Flights in and out of Dominica, the misery of traveling to and from Dominica shall remain the same!

    American Eagle is leaving because it is not profitable to operate the Dominica route, if the idea is to save seventy-five million in wages that alone to me is questionable; if that is the case how come they are continuing to maintain most of their present routs specially to those islands where there are International Airports in operation.

    The reason this airline is filling the gap might be because they do not have the capacity to fly internationally, and so Dominica may suite their purpose!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • STILL
      February 20, 2013

      Why don’t you get your facts straight. American Eagle is pulling out of the region. Not just Dominica. I guess saving 75 million would sound strange to you because you have not heard of American Airlines bankruptcy

    • hmmmm
      February 20, 2013

      Not counting the cost. They have not realized that it is more expensive to fly in and out of Dominica compared to the other Caribbean Islands. St. Lucia has passed us years ago. What is our problem

  25. Mane
    February 19, 2013

    You know what i will keep my money in my pocket still. I want to visit home , but i am scared of all the drama that’s going on with those so call airlines. American Eagle was the best for those of us who lives in the Tri State area. I will take a trip to England instead this year.Dominica i will see you soon not now later.

    • simplicity
      February 20, 2013

      American Eagle best???? what part of the tri state you live in???

      anyway alot more airlines more reliable and have better service than american, asK Jet Blue and continental

  26. watchman
    February 19, 2013

    baggage allowance? comfort? all these things have to be taken into consideration. This is a backward move and you all can say what allu want.so i am seriously going to leave from ny on a big airline and come to Dominica from sju on that little thing? I personally believe the government should try allocate money to start building an international airport this will attract more airlines and tourist. I guess the government do not want to go that direction just because of politics, but put politics aside and develop the country.

  27. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    Like the Bobb sang, “misconceptions can mislead one man and one man can mislead a whole nation” especially into believing we do not need an international airport. All the other Caribbean islands have international airports yet this man was bringing speakers from St. Vincent and Barbados to tell us how we do not need one. The ‘not having sufficient seats for a big airport’ is a real concern but every other government works with the carriers even if is to have weekly or bi weekly flights from the mainland(UK, US, Canada, China) while other small aircrafts continue to operate daily scheduled flights. So many of us are ‘celebrating mediocrity’ like Val Bull sang with those hooray comments. This is actually a backward step in air travel. If is for me Dominica will not be seeing my face unless it is to fly out of JFK to Barbados/Antigua and connect with trusted Liat the same day. There are many ‘pros’ to having an airport built as it would facilitate business, investors and personal travel for those of us looking for a weekend getaway. But just like the promotion of the ‘Nature Isle of the World’ abroad, so too will a call for an international airport be dismissed. Something is wrong with our Dominica, and despite all what one man has done ‘in your eyes ‘that past governments did not do (in terms of roads, the elderly, free school buses, minute salary increases, the housing program, scholarships etc) we need to hold him accountability for the cost of electricity, reduced customs charges, private sector investment, transparency, CRIME, food prices and an INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Thank you.
    -Ka Toujour Garday

  28. February 19, 2013

    Hi, this is good news for us and a specially that we won’t have to re-check our luggage or go to a different website to purchased our ticket . Thirty four seats are not a lot of seats but I never took a full flight from PR to Dominica on American Eagle. So let us support this airline and hope thing work out.

  29. Potance
    February 19, 2013

    Am reading am saying to myself how come Malgrasa
    have not added his 5 cents piece and tell us back in the day Jaime would travel from st.Kitts to Canada on Seabourne airlines.
    Who tell me say dat here comes Jaime !Oh yeah of little faith! Don’t you think that an operation with over 19 years of success in the Caribbean would not have done its homework
    Malgraysa you never know malgraysa. You said
    ajime died from a heart attack massive at that.
    You never said what caused it. see you never know malgraysa you did not do ur home work but adding ur 5 cents piece every and anywhere. who is the bozo who does not do his home work? Malgaysa

  30. lang patat
    February 19, 2013

    Complaining too much

  31. lang patat
    February 19, 2013

    those people that talking and dont even
    know what in a plane look like..what all u want bevin
    D/cans just dont know how to deal with a step forward

  32. Friday
    February 19, 2013

    they should replace LIAT

  33. February 19, 2013

    I am getting Larger Aircraft , please build an International Airport. I am not staying with Dash 8’s forever, I am upgrading to let you catch the vision and Upgrade to International Status.

    Thanks for your kind cooperation.

    • February 20, 2013

      Hi,

      well you finally answer Mr Liat,and what type of acft are you going to use?jets?just to let y ou know Dash-8 are probley the most reliable aircraft that have been build,and there upgrades,if the body,or the fuselage of the acft is worn out or had it days,rebuild one,canadian planes are much more better than those britts,yes i meant the ATR,hmmmm,and the Dash-8 are more spacious,hmmmm

      Ooooh and further info to all,st.barths, has a 2000 feet rwy,and they have more landings than most larger airports,with 19 seatters,lol,so u dont need a jet to bring 200 ppl on every flight,,winair has more than 15 landing on st.barths, windward exspress has ore than 10,st.barths comm,more than 20,so, imagine you can get the same type of service there,at melvinhall?

      and the night landing at melvinhall,hmmmi do hope those companies have good insurance policies for ppl,cause your airport has to many obstruction limitation,thats why winair didnt want to fly during nite flight to melvin hall,the approach procedures,was to difficult,but all in all,a loaf a bread is better than non at all!

      • Malatete
        February 20, 2013

        The Dash-8 was origibnally developed- & built by de Havilland Canada Ltd. (now Bombardier), a subsidiary of the BRITISH company of the same name. The ATR is produced by a French/Italian consortium and not by a British company.

    • Shay
      February 20, 2013

      LAwd liat reach and answer allu. lmao

  34. DA MASSIVE
    February 19, 2013

    I think this is comforting news for many of us Dominicans who live abroad and had nightmares of having to go back to the horrifying days of relying on LIAT. I am disappointed however in our leadership especially the minister of Tourism who has not made an effort in resolving this matter and assuring the people of Dominica of a replacement after all the news of the American Airline ‘pull out’. We have so many cruise ships that have also taken Dominica off their destination route and nothing has been done by our so called Minister of Tourism. I would expect more from a young educated man like Mr. Douglas. Especially coming from a family of exceptionally political minded individuals. Shame on you MR Minister of Tourism. It is time to step up to the plate.

    • hmmmm
      February 20, 2013

      Politically minded does not mean he has common sense.

    • February 20, 2013

      When you start to get horrifying days and months with other Airlines you will begg back for LIAT. I don’t know why LIAT cares to fly to Dominica all the time to ungratefull people. You think the fares are going to be cheaper of the baggage rates are going to change? The Baggage problems are going to exist because you have sl=maller planes.

  35. legit
    February 19, 2013

    Dominicans Dominicans my people! lets please work together for one common cause..stop complaining..the rest of the OECS is laughing at us.All the other countries work as a unit.

  36. (.) (.)
    February 19, 2013

    why all those little planes nah? Aren’t there larger planes? I had a terrifying flight once from Dominica to Antigua on a small airplane …ever since it’s been a nightmare for me whenever I have to travel on a small aircraft

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2013

      Why don’t you buy a bigger one
      If you have a ligit complan let’s hear it.

      • (.) (.)
        February 20, 2013

        What’s more legit than what I’ve said? My experience on a small aircraft was not good. If what I’ve said is not legit then you need to go fix your sense of thinking

    • February 19, 2013

      Answer “INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT” until then we will be flying “SMALL”.

  37. Nudibranch
    February 19, 2013

    its not a matter of flights, its a matter of scheduling so that people do not have to waste a day in SJU on the way down and back. That’s what’s killing us. If flights leave an hour later there will be no sleepovers in SJU for travelers. BUT American and AEagle refused to change scheduling.

    • Malgraysa
      February 19, 2013

      Eagle are not authorised for night landings at Melville Hall. I hope this restriction does not apply to Seaborne so we can arrive the same day a suggested by you.

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2013

      I totally agree! The flights from SJ ned to leave at least two hours later to accomodate the people connecting from N. America.
      I believe that AA intentionally schduled these early departures so as to have us spend our $ on overnight hotel accomodations in SJ!

  38. Corrupt_Bastards
    February 19, 2013

    Skerro we need an international airport not a new airline.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2013

      And you like everybody else will go Dominica every 10 yrs…lol

    • February 19, 2013

      Hello, they are NOT listening, or they are listening to people that DO NOT CARE about IMPROVEMENTS.

      As the saying goes, “the rich get richer, and the poor remains poor”.

    • anonymous2
      February 20, 2013

      That will be a long time coming.

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2013

      If you pay for it. I believe he will build it!!

  39. February 19, 2013

    I pray that the Pilots in particular have the experience required to fly into Dominica. The planes may have been in operation since 2007, which is not very long, but how much experience does the Pilots flying them have. I hope the airfare is much better than American Eagle and much, much better than LIAT; then and only then we can say hoorah. I like the fact that we do not have to re-check in San Juan. So far, this is the only benefit.

    • February 19, 2013

      Correction, how much experience does the Pilots flying them have?

      • LittleBIG
        February 19, 2013

        Is that your correction?…. Ira George would have had something to say to you. Or maybe you were not in his English class at the Grammar School.

  40. ok
    February 19, 2013

    21 February 1990. The undercarriage was accidentally retracted of a Crossair Saab 340A, on the apron at Zürich Airport. No fatalities, aircraft destroyed.[8]
    2 January 1993. Express Airlines Saab 340A crashed hard onto the runway at Chisholm-Hibbing Municipal Airport due to wing ice accretion. No fatalities, aircraft destroyed.[8]
    4 April 1994. KLM Cityhopper Flight 433 suffered engine problems, stalled and struck the ground while landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The aircraft broke apart on impact. 3 people were killed.[8]
    14 May 1997. Pilots of Regional Líneas Aéreas 340B landing at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport were not aware of runway construction work. Aircraft plowed through trench, shearing off the undercarriage. No deaths.[8]
    19 March 1998. Formosa Airlines 340B crashed into the ocean 11 km off the city of Hsinchu in Taiwan, caused by electrical fault and disorientation of crew. 13 people killed.[8]
    10 January 2000. After taking off from Zürich Airport, Crossair Flight 498 banked steeply and entered a high-speed spiral dive, crashing into a field in Niederhasli. All 10 people on board killed.[8]
    21 March 2000. American Eagle Airlines 340B overshot the runway at Killeen Municipal Airport, crashing into a ditch. No fatalities.[8]
    6 September 2001. Aerolitoral Airlines 340B made an emergency belly landing in farmland after running out of fuel near the Las Palmas River, in Mexico. No fatalities. Aircraft written off and scrapped.[8]
    8 June 2005. Shuttle America 340A, operating as United Express Airlines reported undercarriage problems on approach to Washington Dulles International Airport. Undercarriage collapsed on landing, aircraft skidded off the runway, and onto grass. No fatalities, aircraft damaged beyond repair.[8]
    18 May 2011. Sol Líneas Aéreas Flight 5428 on route from Neuquén to Comodoro Rivadavia, a Saab 340A (LV-CEJ), crashed in Prahuaniyeu, Rio Negro Province, Argentina, causing 22 fatalities.[9][10][11]

    • Cruzan Traveller
      February 19, 2013

      :wink: And what is your point. That despite the number of incidents involving this model of aircraft that death toll in most cases have been low… Let us instead rally the Government of Dominica to build an international airport. but while we do not have an international airport we have to accept what we gettiing and work with it… In terms of safety… airlines have the safest record so far… safer that automobiles, safer than boats… safer than locomotives… check ah you records online me son. :wink:

      • Federal
        February 20, 2013

        Dominica needs an international airport, long and short of the story.

    • Malgraysa
      February 19, 2013

      OK we can read wikileaks as well as you. What is the prupose of your scaremongering? If you don’t want to fly on this aircraft that is your choice.

    • KoKo Naughts
      February 19, 2013

      @OK, doh lie your name is LIAT.

    • February 19, 2013

      Hi, can you please tell us how many people died today due to Crime or Vehicle accidents. I don’t even want to ask about deaths from smoking. I don’t know if you are from Dominica but if you are. Whenever you are going to DA I hope you swim to get there.

      • STILL
        February 22, 2013

        Swim to get there how many people die from shark bites or drowning. Lol

    • IMPARTIAL
      February 19, 2013

      Les un cannot coulez, y paka enpeche un lot pour navige. (sorry about my patois) What that means is that “when one boat sinks it doesn’t prevent another from sailing.” Some people die in their sleep… I am really tired of all this bu…..
      what would we have preferred, overnighting in PR and not knowing where the next flight is coming from….. Who ever the business man thinking of coming to DA knowing well that the real business is seasonal……… we should give thanks…

    • February 20, 2013

      You have provided some statistics which are unrelated to the owners or operators of the introduced airline to Dominica:

      It appears to me although there may be safty problems with that model of aircraft, most of the incidents you related may be caused by pilot error.

      Can you clarify, and make yourself clear?

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • STILL
      February 20, 2013

      With all the incidents you have posted at least 4 may have been pilot error so what are you trying to say… Now talking about safety why don’t you take a look at the Boeing and airbus aircraft to compare the number of incidents. Or maybe you would prefer to fly on the new ultra modern 787?

    • mixmaster
      February 20, 2013

      and Your Point is what Exactly

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2013

      How convenient that you forgot to mention the “BIG” planes carrying hundreds that crashed and ALL persons on board died?

      To name a few, AIr France, American Airlines (over the Rockaways in 2011), Pan Am, …….

    • Peter Parker
      February 20, 2013

      why don’t you go back to your source and bring up the crash history of the 30 year old Bombardier Dash 8 that we travel on with LIAT so we can compare the two?

    • i read you!
      February 20, 2013

      feb 20, 2013, i understand where you’re coming from, but unless your filthy rich and could do better to assist with our air-transportation and connect Dominicans to the rest of the world, why didn’t you first submit your “due diligence” finding to the FAA or the Government of D/ca, eh?

  41. Voice of the South
    February 19, 2013

    Do what most of us are now doing. Fly to Martinique, Guadeloup or St. Lucia and then take the boat.

    • anonymous2
      February 20, 2013

      Where to? Puerto Rico or back to Dominica.

  42. needmore
    February 19, 2013

    I don’t get it with the government in Dominica? Let’s us look at other Caribbean country like a multi-Island like St. Vincent, they has beautiful grenadines islands with beaches, multimillion resort and hotels. Each island have their own airport, accept Canouan, they have a jet airport on that small island with three resort. They are building an int airport on the Maine land & they have some small plane, svg airways, and they fly throughout the Caribbean islands as charters plain. The point I am making throughout all this, Dominica are one of the bigger island in the eastern Caribbean countries, but yet they lack of a better air access, don’t have a jet airport, don’t have multi rooms hotels, and you don’t hear the government speak about having or improving anything thing, hear…

    • lol
      February 19, 2013

      I agree 100%. An international airport while allow foreigners to invest in Dominica, and build infrastructure such as hotels like marriot or hilton. Take Barbados for example. WE NEED AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!!!

      • STILL
        February 22, 2013

        Then we will complain about to many foreigners. Oh actually we started already. Too many Chinese businesses.

    • anonymous2
      February 20, 2013

      It doesn’t have because all the profitable enterprises that used to produce exports for Dominica have been dismantled leaving DA poor. Now the govt. just taxes everything for revenue. Open the port and stop the import taxing for 6 months. then you will see things pick up.

    • i read you!
      February 20, 2013

      to add to your point, the airport in canouan, was built from dredged material from the sea, clearly the people had a vision to develop their island an took investing into that avenue seriously, that project employed many person and key was a Dominica young man from fondcole who is extremely resourceful to the point, that he’s been sent all over the region even the Turks & Caicos Island to build yet another resort. Talk about brain drain, well here’s proof! Me Dubai i heading next :lol:

  43. Pedro
    February 19, 2013

    Thankful to have some options. However it is still a step down from the eagle..not the same capacity and basically equal capacity as liat. I still say we try to get Jet Blue to fly!

    • airline pilot
      February 20, 2013

      Jet Blue is Flying but just not into Dominica. :lol: :lol: :lol:

      I am giving the Roosevelt Skerrit led Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Government an F Grade (FAILING GRADE) for their dismal failure to build an International Airport.

      I believe that the Eddison James led United Workers Party (UWP)Government deserves a P Grade (PASSING GRADE) for the enormous great strides they had made in their efforts to build an International Airport, but, we the people of Dominica fool hardy believed the accusations of the DLP and the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP)coalition that UWP was corrupt and wasting the state’s money and took away the mandate of the UWP to govern. The DLP turned around and crooked the DFP kicking them out of the coalition, and what a calamity that was for the DFP…OMG!!!

      Today we know who is CORRUPT… The writing is on the wall… and no Intnernational Airport and the situation just gets worst…

      Seabourne is a great little airline serving the United States Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and, Puerto Rico… but wait till they start to complain about the high cost of operations into Dominica… and Dominicans this is no cause for celebration… it’s one airline with smaller seating and luggage capacity replacing another aircraft with larger seating and luggage capacity…

      By the way what about the plans by the General Manager of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA) to contract to get a fleet of chinese built aircrafts for Dominica. Are those plans shelved, and, are there any chances of including it in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the DLP with the People’s Republic of China (PRC)??? LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  44. Nicholas
    February 19, 2013

    I see this as a backward move. 34 seats? and how many flights? I can’t understand how our people always hiphip-hooraying over things that are so mediocre. It’s like buming a ride because our car break down.

    • Skats
      February 19, 2013

      Seriously??? We almost went from having no flights from San Juan to dominica because American Eagle is pulling out of dominica.. So instead of NOTHING we’re getting a 34 seat aircraft.. How and y should that not be appreciated?? So we should only be happy with things that are way over the top?? Smaller things should not be appreciated?? Really?? Ever heard of wanting too much and ending up with nothing?? Maybe they start with 34 and if business blossoms they increase… What if they start with a much bigger plane and seats are always empty?? Who’s gonna pay for those empty seats?? Smfh

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2013

      He likes the bling bling lifestyle but no doubt he cant afford it -because if he had flown on a regular basis he would see that American airlines is seldom full.So a small plane is adequate –they could always introduce more flights if needed.

  45. hope
    February 19, 2013

    I welcome this development. Hats off!

  46. Natureboy225
    February 19, 2013

    You Weh Papa, take your calcified, shallow and closed mind and go dump yourself over some remote cliff that’s unknown to all of us Dominicans. Some move like this should have a gratitude of thanksgiving behind it regardless how small it may be. Could you have done much better?

  47. Sentinel
    February 19, 2013

    Yeah, this is what looks like us.

  48. grell
    February 19, 2013

    great news,st. thomas to dominica coming soon,once we dont have to go to antigua,liat watch out this airline is 99pct on time.very effecient,stt dom next step oh yeah.

  49. Ti-Ti
    February 19, 2013

    Good news but a 34-seater seems small. I hope there will be two flights/day.

    • Homeboy
      February 19, 2013

      That’s a legitimate concern. It’s one thing to take over the route but provide enough seats to accommodate travelers.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2013

      American was seldom full so I am sure one flight per day to and from Dominica will suffice.

      • anonymous2
        February 20, 2013

        I have been on several flights that have had the Ross students and they were almost full.

    • Voice of the South
      February 19, 2013

      Have you ever flown to Dominica? Have you ever been on a 34 seater which had more than 10 people? In the past, I took the 15 seater from Martinique but switched to the boat because I was tired of talking to myself…lol

      • Diamond
        February 20, 2013

        lol

      • Rachel
        February 20, 2013

        I very much agree with you. Once I took what seemed to be a 20 seater to Martinique and it was just the two of us and the pilots on there. However, I would hope that during Dominica’s festivals, they will have at least two flights to and from Dominica.

      • Homeboy
        February 20, 2013

        You moronic people. Don’t never think into the future and continue to be myopic!!! It’s small minded people like you guys that have the country BACKWARDS SO!!! Smh

  50. non resident
    February 19, 2013

    interesting how long this new airline is going to last? would be just economic reason or brainless backers of Liat?

    • Malatete
      February 19, 2013

      They will last as long as this route is profitable for them. It is up to us now to generate the required passenger loads.

  51. islandkitti
    February 19, 2013

    We there be any interline agreements? for airline employees?

  52. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    Anybody thank Skerrit yet?

    • February 19, 2013

      i thank all those who work to make this happen.
      thanks thanks …..amen!

    • S
      February 19, 2013

      lol

    • (.) (.)
      February 19, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: funny you

    • Federal
      February 20, 2013

      lol…lol..lol..LMAO THNXXXX Skerrit for what again????

  53. william
    February 19, 2013

    While is welcoming news for Dominicans overseas and at home, I see no reason while the government could not take the Money which they gave LIAT and purchase two aircrafts Luke seaborne and do the same.

    • Jean Beff
      February 19, 2013

      Do you think the money that Skerrit gave to LIAT could buy an Aircraft? Is PR the only destination for Dominicans? What concern are we showing for those who travel to other parts of the world? It is a step in the right direction to have an airline to take over American Eagle. The government is right to help LIAT as a caribbean airline.

    • Observer
      February 19, 2013

      Buying is one thing, Dominica responsible for servicing those airlines is another thing. I prefer travel with a bigger company with a good track record.

  54. Mystical
    February 19, 2013

    All those sleepless days and nights that Ian Douglas had spent trying to put this in place has finally paid off.

    • Poul Bwa
      February 19, 2013

      lol

    • Nik
      February 19, 2013

      this is funny.. hahahaha.

    • February 19, 2013

      yes weiiii. great work by the minister. in these trying times!

    • T
      February 19, 2013

      You are mad man. If Ian had sleepless days and nights it was because of something else.Maybe mur..

    • Mybit
      February 20, 2013

      All you thumb-downers..don’t y’all get the sarcasm in that comment??!!

  55. budman
    February 19, 2013

    COOL

  56. Jase
    February 19, 2013

    We need our international airport.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2013

      Why? -airlines wont fly if route is not profitable.There are simply not enough people flying in a d out of Dominica on a daily basis to warrent it.

      • STILL
        February 20, 2013

        We just don’t seem to understand the economics of the whole thing. American airlines is pulling the more cost effective service out of the region do we Dominicans really believe that with an international airport they would send more 737s to a route that was not using American eagle equipment. It would be nice to have an international airport but what is the cost and the profitability for all involved. With an international airport we may have to subsidize flights which will be an additional burden. Now as for persons talking about direct flights even within the US you sometimes have to stop over on various flights Dominica is not alone.

      • i read you!
        February 20, 2013

        It’s not that people don’t travel, its more that people don’t have disposable income to travel, in Dominica there are people are living from hand to mouth and that makes up the majority of the populace, so the “travel industry” has to seriously evaluate the route of this dilemma>>>>…simple!

      • Mwen
        February 20, 2013

        That is what I don’t understand. We are too reactive in Dominica. We need to be more pro-active. We need to start putting things in place to encourage people to come here and not wait for people to come and then put things in place. If we wait for that…. they will never come my friend.

      • Shay
        February 20, 2013

        Personally I dont fly home as often as I go to other islands with my vaction time beacause I dont want to spend 2 days out of my vacation time just flying trying to get home. If that 6am flight to San Juan is full I miss the connecting flight to D/ca and have to overnight on San Juan.Its wasted time for me and such a turn off.

      • (.) (.)
        February 20, 2013

        Well, if there was an international airport , there would be more people flying in and out of Dominica. Don’t you know how chaotic it is when one has to transfer from aircraft to another aircraft and furthermore to overnight in a country which is not the country of one’s destination?

    • Voice of the South
      February 19, 2013

      What use is an international airport if you do not have the passenger volume to keep it profitable? Would the money not be better spent on a first class hospital? A functioning hospital is needed in Dominica – and badly? I think the current procedure is that Dominicans have to sell their children in order to pay for 2nd class medical care in the US.

      Get real people?

    • dcan in FL
      February 20, 2013

      where u going to put it?? and i hope u and your family have enough money to maintain it

  57. spirit 202
    February 19, 2013

    Welcome news for Dominca wishing you all the best for the future and safe flying into Dominica.

  58. qstorm78
    February 19, 2013

    That’s some welcoming news.

  59. Emmie baptiste
    February 19, 2013

    The people responsible for closing the deal just make sure seaborne pilots educate themselves about our terrain in Dominica so the travelers can have some confidence trust n comfort with them

    • Malgraysa
      February 19, 2013

      Oh yeah of little faith! Don’t you think that an operation with over 19 years of success in the Caribbean would not have done its homework?

    • Skats
      February 19, 2013

      Y’all can be so damn silly… So u think money would be placed on a deal of such nature without the proper investigations?? Smh this is a business where people’s lives are at stake.. I’m sure they have regulations and procedure—even test flights to make sure the route is doable for their pilots, before settling on a deal..

  60. trute
    February 19, 2013

    Hallelujah! Ok.

  61. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    :-D This is great news for Dominica.

  62. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    :-D Great news for Dominica.

  63. Bull Crap
    February 19, 2013

    great move. I live int he virgin island and if few operate have as efficient as they do here. liat dead. seaborne always on time and staff are always professional. Now all they need to so is have straight flights from st.Thomas and st. croix to DA.hope they reading this i know for a fact they will have the passengers for it.

  64. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    This is GREAT news!!!!

  65. February 19, 2013

    This is welcomed news. hats off to the negotiators.

  66. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    Good Job and welcome!

  67. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    It should also operate from St Thomas to dominica

    • February 19, 2013

      To carry who – you broke Dominicans and grandbarians in St Thomas. Bring it on the thumbs down. Lol

      • llllll
        February 19, 2013

        One thing you all jealous of Grand Barians we pall.

      • February 19, 2013

        Hi. Am proud to say I gave you a thumbs down and am not poor or broke. Are you jealous of people from Grand Bay.

      • karribean
        February 19, 2013

        grandbarians are the only ones overseas keeping dominica lively so shut up your fool.go to custom and see who is looking out for their people back home? all grandbarians.Please do your homework before u present it

      • Shay
        February 20, 2013

        :lol: :lol: :lol: tears

      • grell
        February 20, 2013

        your a morom you have something against grandbarians take a look @ your backyard first.

  68. Dominician
    February 19, 2013

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa We fix no more worries

    • Voice of the South
      February 19, 2013

      Dude…..are you kidding me!!!

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