This route ( as well as MBJ ) was also flown non-stop from EWR using their B727's in the early 90's as well, when they had that ' light brown' coating and red logo. One of their B727's once had an emergency landing at MBJ back then. Don't remember what was the exact problem but I think it was hydraulics. A bit of history there
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16260 posts, RR: 52 Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 16): I'm not sure about EWR-SAP or EWR-SAL.
But I can asure that there never was an EWR-MGA.
CO still flies EWR-SAL and EWR-SAP on Saturdays, CO never flew EWR-MGA.
Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 10): This route ( as well as MBJ ) was also flown non-stop from EWR using their B727's in the early 90's as well, when they had that ' light brown' coating and red logo.
CO expanded the EWR hub into the Caribbean in 1989, at the time they operated..
Aruba daily 737-300
St.Thomas, St.Croix daily 727-200 ( I flew this route in '93, '94 and when it was re launched with the 737-700)
St. Maarten, Antigua 1 daily 727-200
Montego Bay 1 daily 727-200
Kingston 1 daily 727-200
Puerto Plata 1 daily 727-200
Santo Domingo 1 daily 727-200
During peak weeks CO flew in A300s to AUA, STT, SXM, MBJ.
I remember the inaugural non-stop flight to KIN. It was on our local news and the pilot was interviewed a bit. I knew this route wouldn't last though but I was confident about EWR-MBJ
Quoting STT757 (Reply 17): During peak weeks CO flew in A300s to AUA, STT, SXM, MBJ.
Interesting. Didn't have a clue they used the A300's to MBJ at times. At the time I usually see only AA & JM's A300's at both KIN & MBJ. I am not sure if PA or EA used their A300's here when they were around as I usually see their B727's.
Did CO temporarily suspended that route and now Venezuela won't allow it to re-start?
Thought CO had done with the EWR-CCS, the same AA has done with their DFW-CCS, keep it once weekly so it'll be a matter of frequency increase not the re-start of a route.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16260 posts, RR: 52 Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
Does anyone recall when I think it was World Airways was contracted with CO to operate EWR-DUB and EWR-TLV daily with MD-11s, I think this was somewhere between '93 and '96. I remember reading about it in my Onepass statement.