Kimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
Hey, all. According to an article in the business section of today's El Nuevo Día (in Spanish), North American Airlines plans to ends operations at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico's Borinquen Airport as of the 31st of this month.
The reason given was that because of jetBlue flying the same BQN-JFK route, NNA had to lower their fares to match B6's and thus made the route unprofitable for them. Now with NAA leaving, this leaves BQN with only B6, CO and Boston-Maine/Pan Am 3 (if they're still around).
I suppose it was just a matter of time. With three airlines flying to the same area out of a small airport, eventually one was going to lose money. Let's see if 2005 brings someone else to BQN and hopefully fly someplace other than New York.
LUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2363 times:
It makes you wonder how long their Santiago and Santo Domingo services to the Dominican Republic will last, seeing how Jet Blue also flies those same routes. Even with a large Puerto Rican population in New York, North American just couldn't handle the pressure.
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Airfrancejfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2160 times:
NAA pulled out of Santo Domingo in October 2004. Service to Santiago will also be suspended along with Aguadilla on Janurary 31, 2005. As a result, the only scheduled service for NAA out of New York-JFK will be to Georgetown, Guyana.