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User currently offlineBGIplanefreak From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

I noticed on the Orlando Airport website today under new services, that Air France will begin once weekly flights between MCO and the island of Guadeloupe in July. Seems like an odd service, didn't know there was a market for MCO-PTP. If anything, I would more have expected AF to start MCO-Haiti since there is a sizeable Haitian community in Central Florida. Is it possible that this is a mistake? Has anyone heard anything about this new service?

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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1816 times:



Quoting BGIplanefreak (Thread starter):
I noticed on the Orlando Airport website today under new services, that Air France will begin once weekly flights between MCO and the island of Guadeloupe in July. Seems like an odd service, didn't know there was a market for MCO-PTP. If anything, I would more have expected AF to start MCO-Haiti since there is a sizeable Haitian community in Central Florida. Is it possible that this is a mistake? Has anyone heard anything about this new service?

I would guess this would be operated with narrow-body Airbus types (similar to the recently discontinued Martinair operation). Perhaps this is the first step toward CDG-MCO service by AF? Interesting development to say the least.


User currently offlineAdman737 From Ecuador, joined Sep 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

How many A320s does AF have in MIA?

User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1778 times:



Quoting Adman737 (Reply 2):
How many A320s does AF have in MIA?

AF doesn't have any A320s in MIA, all are based in PTP, two to be more exact.

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 1):
Perhaps this is the first step toward CDG-MCO service by AF?

I don't think this is anything to do with testing the CDG-MCO market but testing the MCO-French Caribbean market (PTP/FDF).

MAH4546 might be able to tell us more on this.

A388


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24891 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Quoting Adman737 (Reply 2):
How many A320s does AF have in MIA?

I understand AF now has two A320s based in PTP.

The AF website is showing that PTP-MCO-PTP nonstop once a week for 2 months only from July 18 through August 15. Northbound AF3978 departs PTP Thursday 20:10, arrives MCO 2350. Southbound AF3979 departs MCO Friday 00:50, arrives PTP 04:25. With that overnight operation I guess it doesn't affect the rest of their schedules using the A320s.

[Edited 2008-03-25 18:41:54]

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1755 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
Quoting Adman737 (Reply 2):
How many A320s does AF have in MIA?

I understand AF now has two A320s based in PTP.

The AF website is showing that PTP-MCO-PTP nonstop once a week for 2 months only from July 18 through August 15. Northbound AF3978 departs PTP Thursday 20:10, arrives MCO 2350. Southbound AF3979 departs MCO Friday 00:50, arrives PTP 04:25. With that overnight operation I guess it doesn't affect the rest of their schedules using the A320s.

There is a club med on Guadeloupe that would be one reason for the flight. As club med is very popular with the French and it is also the time period when the French travel for Holidays.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

This appears to be a temporary service. It will operate for only for a few short weeks July and August, as a redeye. Not sure what's the deal behind this service, other than I'm guessing they got some sort of vacation contract to operate the route.

[Edited 2008-03-25 18:51:43]


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24891 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1689 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 5):
There is a club med on Guadeloupe that would be one reason for the flight. As club med is very popular with the French and it is also the time period when the French travel for Holidays.

Apart from whatever US-originating traffic they might get, it would be my guess that the main market is for residents of the French territories in the Caribbean, They may be deal with a tour operator promoting tour packages to MCO (Disneyworld etc.) which should be fairly cheap this year due to the weak US$ and strong euro which is the local currency in those French islands.


User currently offlineAdman737 From Ecuador, joined Sep 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

I thought it was MIA my bad guys. So we going to see these A320s in MCO>?

User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

AF pprobably have some A320 at FDF also... they fly to SXM, MIA and PAP... MCO i didn't know

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1383 times:



Quoting Adman737 (Reply 8):
So we going to see these A320s in MCO>?

It will make five appearances at MCO in the summer.



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User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Sounds like a good utilization for an aircraft that would otherwise sit idle.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Apart from whatever US-originating traffic they might get, it would be my guess that the main market is for residents of the French territories in the Caribbean, They may be deal with a tour operator promoting tour packages to MCO (Disneyworld etc.) which should be fairly cheap this year due to the weak US$ and strong euro which is the local currency in those French islands.

Very true, I would expect lots of foreign tourists all over the U.S. this summer, and American ones who can't afford to leave home.


User currently offlineRbgso From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1230 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 5):
There is a club med on Guadeloupe that would be one reason for the flight.

Can you check into the Club Med at 5 in the morning?


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