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Loosing Express Jets  
User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

I have been noticing the lack of Continental Express Jets flying over my house in the past months. I looked at the schedule and it appears that our 7 flights a day from BPT to IAH (5 Express Jet, 2 Sky West) have been reduced to only 1 Express Jet flight and now 6 Sky West. Is this a trend that Continental is going to continue? Has anyone else seen this at their airport. Hopefully this is just temporary, however if this is the schedule during the holiday season it does not look good.

Later,
J


Propeller, we don't need no stinkin propeller
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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Don't expect many jets in the future. Like many other airlines, CoEx has found that flying RJs on short, small-market routes is not very profitable. Therefore, they have turned the flying over to SkyWest on EMB-120s. CLL, VCT, and BPT have all seen reduced jets or no jets at all. ABI and SJT now get one CoEx jet per day, but the rest are SkyWest EMBs.

While that's bad news for places like BPT, CLL, and VCT, the partnership with SkyWest has allowed CO to resume service to TYR, ABI, SJT, and ACT, and it's also started service to Del Rio -- the first service that city has seen in a long while.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Yep that is true, I was also thinking a big factor at our airport is the withdrawal of ASA jets to Dallas soon. Possibly they will start service to Atlanta, but that is yet to be seen. Guess we will need to find another need for those Jetways. I wonder if the announcement of the new services to Mexico have anything to do with the change in aircraft. Seems to make sense, but I sure liked seeing quite a few jets at our aiport while it lasted. Well I guess it will at least make it easier in the pattern, now I just have to watch out for those NASA guys Big grin.

Later,
J



Propeller, we don't need no stinkin propeller
User currently offlineDayflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Good lord, don't tell me that CO is going back to flying those horrible Beechcraft 1900's. That would drive me to drink.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

ExpressJet has no intention of going back to props. They may however outsource turboprop operations to a third party. ie: Continental Connection


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineOptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Good lord, don't tell me that CO is going back to flying those horrible Beechcraft 1900's. That would drive me to drink.

Hate to have to tell you this, but they've been flying the 1900's for over a year from CLE and in their Florida operations as well. Commutair and Gulfstream opperate them as Continental Connection. I find it funny that CO still has posters up around CLE that boast "An all-jet fleet." Look at the fine print and you can see it says "Continental and Continental Express" so I guess, technically, it's true. Thankfully I don't have any reason to fly CO to places like ERI, PIT, CVG or any of the other small markets served by the 1900's. Any flight without a lavatory, regardless or length, that I'm not flying my Cessna is too long. I don't see why CO customers put up with those disgusting excueses for turboprops.

-Andrew


User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

I would love to see some B1900's here in SPS. Any kind of competition with AA would be great



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User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5402 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Aww....the Beeches are fun! Anyway, CO is seeking an operator of 30 and 50 passenger turboprops for IAH immediately with possible future ops in CLE.


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

CO has an operator of 30 pax turboprops in IAH. Skywest and the EMB 120.

For 50 Seats they already have a relationship with Cape Air and the ATR 42.



User currently offlineBaw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Well when USair calls it quits this spring, CO could buy their Donier 328's for cheap. Be a whole lot better than the 19's or the 120's


"And remember, Keep your stick on the ice"--->Red Green
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

If I remember correctly, the D328 props are no longer being used, only the jets.


"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
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