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CO's EWR-SJU Flights  
User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2017 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2614 times:

I have a question about CO's EWR-SJU flights. I took this flight in the mid 90's. They had widebody A300's on some sections back then.

Both then and in recent years they have used 757's also.

Recently I noticed that during off-peak months the flight is now a once daily 737. During peak travel periods like over Christmas and in the spring and summer, there are now 3 daily flights, on 737 800s.

I am a bit surprised because I thought year round traffic on this route was consistently higher than 1 daily flight. And capacity increases for peak travel times were much higher in the past than they are currently.

I thought that relatively speaking this route was a "bigger market" than what it appears to be now.

The change seems dramatic.

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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4428 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2567 times:

Maybe due to the bad economy?

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9507 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2553 times:

It's still a big route, but jetBlue has taken a big chunk of it. Their 4-5 JFK-SJU flights took a lot of the traffic from AA, CO & Tower Air (if you remember their 747s).


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User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2553 times:

The market has also changed. We have seen B6 capture much of the traffic into the Carribbean.


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User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2017 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Interesting responses. If it's due to B6, I suppose CO did not feel the market was worth a real big fight. I do not think it's due to the economy only, but partly. It's a big market out of NYC. It used to be a widebody market for CO.

When CO started EWR-SJU in the early 90's they launched it with 3 daily 757's. And it was a route with large capacity aircraft (A300) for a time also as I stated before.

Anyway, it seems like quite a substantial reduction over the years.


User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

It's mostly VFR and leisure traffic as well, so no high yields.


In thrust we trust!
User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2017 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Quoting Sulley (Reply 5):
It's mostly VFR and leisure traffic as well, so no high yields.

True.. I think CO in general has moved to focus on more high yield routes.. Before it was not the case.


User currently offlinegreenair727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1616 times:

CO also had a weekly SJU flight from CLE, though not sure if they still do that. Some capacity could have been routed that way as well.

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