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Mar. 6--Take BIWI's airplanes - please. Ed Acker, the airline's new chairman, says the airline can sell only about two-thirds of the seats on its Trinidad-New York flight because a full McDonnell Douglas MD-80 can't carry enough fuel to fly nonstop.
Ditto for the Miami-Trinidad flight, which, although it's shorter, is generally loaded down with baggage.
Acker, 65, the former chairman of Pan American World Airways, intends to change the fleet and fix other problems at BIWI, the Caribbean's biggest airline. Two weeks ago, a group he heads paid $20 million for 51 percent of the company, which had been owned by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.
"BIWI is a company with a good …