SLCLAXKIXKHH From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 85 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
Isn't JM still struggling financially? Does the termination of the code share agreement just mean the end of JM putting their code on DL flights or does it also include DL no longer putting their code on JM flights?
HummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
The end of a fruitful relationship that has benefited Delta. Before Delta started operations to Jamaica, JM had 3 daily flights to ATL that fed into DL feeder service. DL started Jamaica with a B737. With the end of Butch Stewart's ownership, DL took advantage and upgraded service to Jamaica with a B767 and B737/MD88. JM currently has one flight to ATL, which has been cancelled on frequent occasions due to load. Rumours is they will now start ops from JFK-MBJ.
The sky is the limit, but never stop grasping until you get the glory cloud..
Mbj-11 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 386 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
The truth is DL did to JM what major US carriers do to smaller ones. Use code share to get a foot in into the market "supplement" that market with their own AC which generally is of comparable size and then increase seats and load on the route which in turn makes the codeshare in many cases move from smaller to larger to larger killing smaller. JM has a plan to bounce back especially with fierce Jamaican loyalty behind them, and increased EC loyalty too. Lets wait and see. The 757's may help do the trick (June 1) and from what I am hearing or not hearing the A320's may yet remain.