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JetBlue-MCO Expansion!  
User currently offlineJetbluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2970 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

Hot off the press:

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/8219065.htm

JetBlue is grabbing 3 out of 6 available gates at MCO. Awesome! I can almost smell service to OAK, SJU, and IAD.

JetBluefan1




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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2669 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

YES!

I'm moving there in about 9 months (right after Christmas), so I hope these flights do indeed start- it would be quite a treat to go connect to somewhere in a place other than JFK. B6 is a great airline, I wish them continued luck!


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

OAK-MCO-SJU same-plane service would be a good route. Call me crazy, but I think an SLC-MCO flight would do fairly well...it would certainly give Delta a run for its money! B6 could easily do 24+ flights per day with three gates. With their low cost structure and the low operating costs of the A320, many destinations from MCO are feasible.


Steve/MSY


User currently offlineJFK4EVA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

I hope JetBlue alot of luck.....i am surprised they are able to handle all those flight from one gate! does anyone have any more info on the expansion of MCO??

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

I would really love to see San Juan- Orlando but I doubt it (we already have AA, ATA, Spirit, and SONG), not sure if there is space for a 5th carrier. I could definitely see IAD, LGB, OAK, SAN, obviously extra JFK and BOS . Dont get me wrong I would love to see b6 in the sju-mco route (especially since I fly the route so much, and I've been dying to experience B6), but I doubt they would enter such a saturated market.


Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

Why do all the JetBlue topics end with an exclamation point?
It's interesting to see they are expanding..but it's not an Earthshattering event.

See what I mean!!!


User currently offlineAA623BDLSJU From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 354 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Interesting, very interesting. Kudos to JetBlue for the MCO expansion, however I have to agree with Chepos. MCO-SJU is a saturated market with the above mentioned airlines, however I do think that JetBlue can give it a try. I'd wish them the best of luck.

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Gee, no Philzy at M-C-O yet?  Big thumbs up

Where is this expansion? Are they adding more gates at the current airside? Me confused.  Confused

When does CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO's new runway open?


Also, aren't there several empty gates at the airside that holds AA and CO?



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineJetbluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

Why do all the JetBlue topics end with an exclamation point?

'JetBlue Wants More Of LGB', another thread that I started today, doesn't have an exclamtion point. I don't know what the big deal is if it's there or not, but I put an exclamation point because MCO has a good market for growing in/out of, and JetBlue's almost completely ignors it (only serves JFK and BOS), but now they're getting more involved.

This is also exciting because it will create many more jobs, and I'm sure there's many people in the Orlando/Lake Buena Vista/Orange/Celebration area that are looking for jobs.

JetBluefan1 (!)



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User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

This is also exciting because it will create many more jobs

Not really all that many.... not like opening a new resort or a large business arriving to town or Disney expanding....


User currently offlineHockey55dude From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 213 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

What About MCO to San Diego?

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

Good news for B6. Expect FL and DL to respond by flooding the market (remember that FL's Number Two city is MCO, and they are HQ'd there). I wish B6 luck, but I don't expect them to steal a massive portion of the market share. At least, not any time soon.


Cheers!



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

There is no new nonstop from MCO-SAN either and it si another airlines was used to SAN.

User currently offlineJetbluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Not really all that many (jobs)

Not too many, but still - a number. They'll need more customer service agents, baggage handlers, and basically ground people. They'll also need more in-flight crew members and pilots. Say they operate 25 flights out of the 3 gates. They currently have roughly 12. So that's an extra 13. 13x6 crew (4 f/a's, 2 pilots) = 78 more people right there. Depending on the timing of the flights, that'll be the deciding factor for how many ground personnel. But JetBlue isn't known for having large banks, so I think the number would be around 20-25. But I'm really not the best person to ask about when it comes to airlines and their employees.

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineJetbluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Expect FL and DL to respond by flooding the market (remember that FL's Number Two city is MCO, and they are HQ'd there)

If you ask me, I think the majority of the flights will be going west - an area of the U.S that AirTran very poorly serves, and doesn't have non-stop service there from MCO. And JetBlue knows better than to compete against fellow LCC's (past movements show that they do not like competing against LCC's, but have no problem competing with airlines within an airline).

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

If I'm not mistaken, didn't the article say that they were getting 3 additional gates? I think that would be the only way they could operate 50 flights a day. I also agree that they are headed west first. Until more eastern destinations open up or the E190s come about, they don't really have a lot of options. ONT, LAS, SLC, OAK get my vote for the next destinations. As far as crews added. You forgot all of the crews that will work when they don't; unless you would have them fly 7 days a week(ugh!!). On a side note, if they go west, Delta does not have enough planes in Song to go with them. Maybe some more mainline?

User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2838 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

We are getting a little ahead of ourselves. The announcement said they get the gate space near the end of 2005. This sounds like a good move on their part to get upcoming space to operate would could be increased flights when the 190's or increased service with the A320's show up there....two years from now.

Yes, it probably means expansion, expansion they probably saw coming and recognized a need for better facilities. Sure they'll put more flights in there between then and now, but why not get new and/or more gate space if it's available in a market like MCO?



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User currently offlineB6A320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

I think the new runway is open because I was there spotting today, and a B6 A320 had to change runways from 17R to 17L at the last moment. Didnt see anything else land there today though.

Justin P.


User currently offlineAKJETBLUE From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

actually it's only a four gate expansion on the end of the Airtran wing at airside two, in TOTAL we will have three gates when its finished, this may mean one at gate 110, one at 112, and one at 107(once it's built). Spirit it moving over by NW in the 30's gate area, this frees up two gates. When everything is said and done there will be a total of 6 gates. Gotta love how the media misreads everything...

I had thought that GOAA was going to construct the third finger of airside two, but i guess they'd rather keep the pond...

As for the new runway, it's open, but not heavily used yet. There is still some construction being done on the taxiways...

Smiles
-Philzy



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User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

What About MCO to San Diego?

B6 has its own gate problems at SAN (didn't the airport authority force DL to give up some gate space for them?). I know B6 does not have their own gate here to expand. Otherwise, MCO is the busiest city-pair from SAN not to have a non-stop.



Uncle SAN at your service!
User currently offlineScottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6707 posts, RR: 32
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Actually, I'm a bit surprised that they're building new gates at MCO, considering that US Airways gave up a slew of gates during their trip through bankruptcy. I imagine that some of them have been taken but I'd be surprised if they all were. I'd think WN also wants some gates since they've got to be close to 70 daily flights with their new service additions this spring.

Adding gates to one of the wings of the wings of Airside 2 makes more sense than adding the third wing IMO; it's a lot cheaper and probably more convenient for the existing tenants once all is said and done.


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

Coronado990,

That's correct for B6 and those are not have with the new nonstop from MCO-SAN either and I don't actually see with their flight to SAN and it is already on the long haul flight from CLT, PHL, PIT, CVG, ATL, BOS, JFK & IAD, too.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3120 times:

Yeah Oz, they opened the new runway a week or 2 ago. Runway 17R will be closing soon apparently for mx (new pavement? I think).

Justin


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3067 times:

why do I have a feeling we will see a MCO-STL-MCO flight with B6?? Its a VERY succesful market out fo STL and WN and AA are doing very well on the route. someoen thought F9 would start taht route,..maybe B6 will be the first?

Alex



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User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

I smell another B6 ATL story here, give it a year and they will reduce service in MCO. FL and DL will add more and drive them out. Maybe TPA would have been a better choice.

25 Jetbluefan1 : give it a year and they will reduce service in MCO. FL and DL will add more and drive them out. Though you are entitled to your own opinion, which I d
26 Quickmover : "Fourth of all, AirTran would have nothing to do with this. Everyone knows that JetBlue prefers to fly transcons, and AirTran doesn't have transcons f
27 MAH4546 : I smell another B6 ATL story here, give it a year and they will reduce service in MCO. FL and DL will add more and drive them out. Maybe TPA would hav
28 Jetbluefan1 : I would definitely be looking for some long haul MCO flying once those jets start arriving. This may happen sometime next year or even in 06, but not
29 Quickmover : Well you may be right partly, but all of the long haul flying right now is being handled by only 3 a320s, after that its new flights. That leaves at l
30 Jetbluefan1 : Well what I was thinking that FL would rather use the rest of the 737's (this year) for additional SFO, LAX, LAS, and DEN. They don't have many freque
31 Quickmover : The short hops are what the 717s are for, which by the way they are taking an additional 10 this year. I think you will see 737s on short hops as well
32 Jetbluefan1 : Quickmover, I definitely see your point with the 737's. I was actually wondering why I saw a 320 in MCO in December. But for the return leg, it said "
33 PVD757 : Freshlove - don't be greedy with whatever the hell you're inhaling. It's easier for DL to protect ATL than MCO for many reasons. MCO is primarily RJ o
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