747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
I have a friend that is a captain at CO. The rumor is that Newcastle service will start next spring and probably be announced very very soon. CO is adding service all over the UK from Newark to put pressure on BA to open LHR. COs first choice is service to LHR. In the highly unlikely event that there is movement on this issue in the next 6-8 weeks CO will will use this aircraft for LHR. If not expect an announcement that service to Newcastle will start next year.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
Good idea. CO should also consider a seasonal EWR-EDI service and perhaps even a Leeds/Bradford flight. Bermuda II has to be scrapped. It is unfair and
BA should be forced to compete like everyone else, rather than holding on to
the notion that it owns Heathrow. It doesn't.
LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1907 posts, RR: 14 Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1828 times:
CO is rumored to have a MAJOR European expansion coming up over the next few years. Scandinavia, Germany and the UK has been mentioned as key areas.
With smaller aircrafts like 757 and 767-200 in their fleet it is not a bad idea feeding traffic from 'seconary markets' into their hub at EWR.
APP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
Great news about CO into NCL if it comes off. I'd like to think that some other 'big' airlines will follow in their footsteps, or should that be 'flightpath'.
It'll be great to get an airline like CO flying in here to the north-east.
The sooner the better ! ! !
Brymon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
I have heard a lot about CO and UK routes recently, Aparently they have been looking at a lot of the UK regional airports with the possibility of using the 757.
The management at Bristol Airport have been in discussions for over a year with CO about a daily EWR service with a 757.
GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24746 posts, RR: 57 Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
You will be surprised to find that Newcastle has a very large catchment area , from EDI in the nOrth, to SW Scotland inthe west and as far down as York in the South. I would say this is sufficient enough for a EWR service to be profitable. This area is nearly, if not bigger than GLA.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 8 Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1710 times:
A CO 757 puts around 127,000 seats into the market. With load factors on average US routes at around 70%+, that equals 89,000 passengers. Can you seriously expect NCL to deliver this number of pax, of which around 15% of them will need to be paying £2,000 to sit up front?
Abpechman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1704 times:
I haven't heard anything about either city, but I have heard about using the new 767-200 to open up Scandanavia..I know we're starting Newark to Stansted service..and there are plans to open up more in South America with the 767-400..but what do I know, I just Dispatch whatever and wherever they want me to...
LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1907 posts, RR: 14 Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
I've hear likewise from a few sources .. the 767-200 should be a good size for CPH/ARN/OSL ..
To revert to the original topic, it was about 757 ops to NCL/BFS so NCL would only need to supply 45000 seats - and with the catchment area mentioned, that shouldn't really be too much of a problem if CO's marketing people do their job well.
Vadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 622 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1698 times:
The 4 daily SAS nonstops from Scandinavia to EWR are doing well, so I think there will be a good market for CO operating into EWR from here. Delta offer daily flights from ARN to JFK too and they are doing fine as well!