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The Cost of Connecting the Caribbean: The Netherlands Antilles

Looking across the U.S., it's common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their profits.  However, the Caribbean poses a different issue, with many local carriers hanging onto years worth of unpaid debt to keep the island connected to the world. This series dives into the carriers…

It Takes Two to Tango: Aviation in the Netherlands Antilles

Since the 1990s, there has been a significant expansion in tourism of the Netherlands Antilles islands in the Caribbean, specifically Curacao and Aruba in the Southern Caribbean. Given the islands' increasing popularity, a unique scenario has continued to occur as two airlines have continued to battle for domination in this…