NA747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 121 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4533 times:
Was checking Sabre and cannot see any nonstop PSE-EWR flights on CO after 17JAN08.
Is CO leaving PSE for good? If so, what gives?
They've had the route a few years now (can't remember what year they started).
Anyone at CO who can verify the status of this route?
Any info will help.
Looks like BQN flights will still be operating.
Happy Holidays to all.
Klwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4271 times:
Interesting... This is a route started as a response to B6 operating it from JFK. Is B6 staying? Guess CO figured it wasn't worth it. I noticed the flight was a redeye, so it likely was using an aircraft that would have otherwise been idle.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2712 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4203 times:
Quoting Klwright69 (Reply 2): Interesting... This is a route started as a response to B6 operating it from JFK. Is B6 staying? Guess CO figured it wasn't worth it. I noticed the flight was a redeye, so it likely was using an aircraft that would have otherwise been idle.
Well the timing sucks on the flight, to put it bluntly. The flight departs EWR at 11:55 PM, arrives at 4:30ish in the morning, and then departs from PSE at 6:10 AM. No big surprise that the flight hasn't worked out given the awful timings.
I have heard the O&D yields are okay, but that connecting traffic makes the route sustainable for B6, at least until a better opportunity comes along to utilize those planes or an alternative use is put into place. All three flights-- JFK, MCO and FLL-- operate in the middle of the night. Good connection opportunities out of JFK and FLL. Obviously, Continental has much more in the way of connection possibilities, but with that, comes the fact that they also probably had a slew of other places that would better utilize the equipment going to Ponce!