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COEx Ends Newark-Des Moines Service  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34610 posts, RR: 70
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Continental Express will discontinue service between Newark and Des Moines on 31 October 2003. They operated two daily ERJs on the route, which is being dropped due to extremely low loads averaging as little as 10-11 people per flight. The Houston flights will continue. It was the only non-stop service between Des Moines and Newark.

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User currently offlineDSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Not really a surprise...The people of Des Moines are always complaining that there aren't any nonstops to the coasts. Well, once they get service, it is never utilized. First it was AccessAir, now Coex. Too bad, I would be very surprised if DSM gets NYC service ever again, especially since they can't even partially fill an RJ.

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User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

This case is one more for to justify the existence of hubs. Des Moines can't support one airline serving NYC. But through MSP, CVG, and others, Des Moines gets easy 1 stop access to a huge number of markets.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

There goes the chance for CLE-DSM. My wife will NOT be happy.

User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2523 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

That is pretty sorry indeed. CO has specialized in serving smaller markets with RJ's to its hub. Hey, I bet that's where the aircraft are coming from to make TUL-EWR a reality the following day on November 1.

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4190 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1752 times:
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Well you knew it wasn't doing well when COEX Execs were making trips every other month it seemed to meet with local businness' to try and sell them the market, it was just waiting to happen after the last trip by MR. Coble.

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