SANAV8R From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2871 times:
Could it be that they wouldn't have loaded it into the schedules yet?
With OA ceasing JFK service, CO's EWR flight, DL's ATL/JFK flights, and US's PHL flight are the only US-Greece flights left, I would assume they might want to consider returning as majority of traffic is summer seasonal only and DL's JFK flight would be the only year-round option besides connecting through Europe.
More than likely has not been loaded. With the loss of OA in the market, it's likely that CO will resume summer-seasonal service for 2010 on EWR-ATH. The flight routinely ran on the 767-400ER at high loads, so there's no question about volume, and with one fewer player in the market, it is possible that yields will improve on less capacity next summer.
I think now it's a matter of finding the sweet spot as far as when the route should start and finish. It was cut short this year, but that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't a profitable operation during the peak months of June, July, and August.