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Who Will Be The First Major Airlines To RVR  
User currently offlinewepaman From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2006, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

With RVR ( former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station) now open for flights, what Major Airline will be the first to take advantage of it...

Most of the real good resort in Puerto Rico are located toward the east coast of the Island. With B6 and NK servicing the west (BQN) and south (PSE) coast and San Juan (SJU) being such of nightmare...


???

Wepa


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User currently offlinena747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

I, too, have thought of that question.
In my opinion, air service to that part of the island would be a great idea. RVR has the potential to grab the entire eastern catchment area. The residents on the eastern side of the island do not have easy access to (major) air service and the drive to either SJU or PSE is a pain.
AA would be good flying it from MIA, maybe even JFK. But as we know, AA has not only virtually abandonded the PR market, but considering that AA is mostly interested in business/premium centers & traffic, I dare to say AA will never fly this route --- at least not in my life time. Pluss AA in Ch.11 now, my bet is that they will cut more, instead of add, cities in the immediate future.
However, the best contender would be B6: from JFK, MCO, and even FLL. They have the traffic & could further develop it even more with connecting feed from those cities. Additionally, if B6 really wanted to, they could set up an interline agreement with Vieques Air Link, Cape Air, or whomever to feed traffic to from VQS, CPX, etc.
NK also could do it to FLL and/or MCO, but I see B6's potential much larger & stronger.
So, I believe the potential is there. Getting someone to actually do it, especially in this current economy, is another story.
In the meantime, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Cheers & thanks for posting this subject.


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1992 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I would put my money on NK first. The company is building in the Caribbean and has more planes coming it needs to put somewhere. I would say a strong chance for B6 as well.

User currently offlinewepaman From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2006, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Quoting LV (Reply 2):
I would say a strong chance for B6 as well

B6 can differ one of his daily flights to SJU, and try the market out..

Quoting na747 (Reply 1):
RVR has the potential to grab the entire eastern catchment area. The residents on the eastern side of the island do not have easy access to (major) air service and the drive to either SJU or PSE is a pain.

I am 100% with you on this one. The resorts like El Conquistador, Palmas del Mar and the Westin will welcome any carrier that lands at RVR... Fares from SJU are to high, too much traffic and Redeyes from PSE and not healthy for the tourism..

Wepa



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17346 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Quoting LV (Reply 2):
The company is building in the Caribbean and has more planes coming it needs to put somewhere.

They've actually been shrinking their int'l ops, particularly from FLL, so my best guess as to the next carrier to RVR is 9K. Or a bus.



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User currently offlinejetsetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

I feel like this airport could be like LRM in the Dominican Republic. While La Romana and Bayahibe are close to the major airport of Punta Cana, roads make for slow driving to the area's resorts. With that being said, LRM is grossly undeserved from the US. AA from MIA (an ER4) and B6 from JFK are the only scheduled carriers from the mainland. Although the airport has TONS of charters from Canada, UK, Germany, Benelux, Spain, and Italy.

Puerto Rico does not have the number of resorts of the Dominican Republic, therefore struggles to bring the large number of tourists.


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