klwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2165 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2904 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.
klwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2165 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2618 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.