Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2026 posts, RR: 3 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2371 times:
Hey all, The last time I was down in MIA was in 02, anyways, when I was there obviously I saw a lot of American Eagle ATRs. I was wondering if AE still flys the ATR aircraft? If so, what types? How much longer will they be around? Also, I believe that they are not aculty american eagle aircraft, they are from some other airline (or airlineS) doing business with American, operating under the AE banner... Some INFO is greatly appriciated.
N951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2288 times:
All of the ATRs (42, 72 in various series) are run by the operating division Executive Airlines. Their hubs are Miami and San Juan. The furthest north they get is Jacksonville, Florida. They will be around with ATRs indefinately.
EALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2142 times:
I've inquired about when AE would bring in RJ's and it seems the ATR's are here indefinitely. Their cargo hold is much bigger than the RJ's. I'd love to see them add some RJ routes in MIA because anyone that has flown in Florida in the Summer dodging those massive thunderstorms will tell you that that is NOT fun!!
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8140 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
When the scope clause was relaxed, the sale of Executive did not go through. It is still a part of AMR. The whole purpose for the intended sale of Executive was to reverse codeshare to avoid having the ASM's fall under Eagle's capped limit.
ATR's used to dominate the ORD hub before it when all RJ back in 99
The -72's were recently used in DFW until the CRJ's came online.
No RJ's in SJU for the forseeable future.
RJ's in MIA will be used for Northern feed, like PIT, IND, etc. The ATR's will be used on the shorter Florida, and Bahamas routes.
Scootertrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 569 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
The ATR's make more sense operationally in MIA and SJU than do RJs. I shudder to think of an ERJ attempting MHH or ELH on a hot day... Or any day for that matter. Many of the airports visited by the AE ATRs out of SJU are similar to the small Bahamian fields and would not support RJ operations.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8360 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
Given the fact the ATR-72 can operate out of relatively short runways, they will continue to be a staple of operations out of MIA and SJU to various smaller islands in the Caribbean. A lot of the smaller Caribbean islands have runways that are just a bit too short to support an ERJ145 or CRJ200.