The consolidation, cuts, bankruptcy of airlines is still ongoing as these companies are seeking ways to survive the almost $150 a barrel oil price-tag. The restructuring has a big impact on the life of many people who are directly affected by the restructuring. Obviously the first ones to feel the pinch are the people who might loose their jobs. Secondly are the people who depend on the traveling public.
Aruba is no exception to the rule as the seat capacity is continuously reduced as airlines struggle with jet fuel cost. Thus far the biggest cut is coming from Aruba’s most secure and biggest airline partner: American Airlines. This air carrier has always enjoyed a privileged position above many other because the long standing relationship with Aruba. A major problem with American Airlines is that this company has the oldest fleet-age of all major airlines in the world. Old planes are highly inefficient on fuel. As long as American Airlines don’t fix this problem, it will face hardship. It doesn’t look good either for the American Airlines-jobs in Aruba.
Not all is bad however. First Choice travel charter announced recently it was adding an additional flight from the UK. This seasonal flight will depart from Birmingham International and fly directly to Aruba. This flight will be added to the already existing First Choice winter schedule flights from London Gatwick and Manchester International. With the dollar being at an all time low against major European currencies, the Caribbean islands are considered to be more affordable for the British as the pound sterling is stronger. Packages include a two week £1,277 Tamarijn All Inclusive stay for example. For more information visit First Choice Holidays.