Thomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 541 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1094 times:
I'm guessing there is really no demand to fill a widebody on this route. I still don't understand why CO has a hub in Guam. The pop. can't be that high to have alot of O&D traffic. Why would anyone want to fly CO to Asia and have to make numerous connections from the mainland? I don't understand this hub at all?
COexERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1093 times:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think there used to be a GUM-LAX flight. Flyf15, with CO's shortage of widebodies I doubt you'll see a GUM-Mainland flight anytime soon. Besides, AirMike feeds mainly from Japan, not the mainland. CO and AirMike are in the process of phasing out all DC-10's leaving AirMike with only 738's. Who knows what the future holds, but with CO committed to international expansion out of EWR first, and IAH second, putting a 777 or 767 in GUM would be a serious misallocation of much-needed equipment.
COexERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
As I alluded to in my previous post, COmicronesia (CMI or "AirMike") relies on traffic to/from Japan. Many of the small micronesian islands are extremely popular with Japanese tourists. True, not much O&D from GUM, but a small hub in the middle of some of the most beautiful little islands in the Pacific isn't a bad idea, and suprisingly, AirMike has load factors which are fairly high.