CB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2111 times:
How come no US Airline flies direct from a New York to Croatia? During the months of May-September Croatia's peek season for tourists, They would make alot of money. Plus alot of Croatians live in New York and New Jersey who are always traveling back and forth. So why won't an airline try it?
FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
Same reason there's no service from Newark to Manila on Philippine Airlines: while there are a lot of Filipinos in Newark and New Jersey, and a lot of them are really rich, there's no reason to put the flight on because none of them fly business class.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
I agree mostly with the above statements. US airlines prefer business travelers by a large margin. And in light of the recent political situations in the Balkans, I don't think a US airline would want to start up service to that area. It would be too much of a publicity problem if something happened.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8312 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1947 times:
Why would Croatians want to shoot down an airliner? Loads of airlines fly there.
There's loads of places US carriers don't fly to cos of high traffic but low yield - not just most of eastern Europe, what about AFRICA?! Is there a single service to Africa by a US airline (Cairo notwithstanding, and that's only TWA 767s)? Pan Am used to fly to Nigeria (Lagos, maybe Kano too?), Monrovia, Liberia (with 747s!), Nairobi, Kenya and others, including Cairo of course. They also flew to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia during the 60s. Maybe Khartoum in Sudan too?
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
I think its both an economic and safety situation with Croatia and Africa. Memories of the recent unrest in the former Yugoslavia and West Africa will probably scare American business and tourists off for a long time...