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B6 Announces JFK-CTG  
User currently offlinewerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 576 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8325 times:

Who can guess what city it is?  

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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8285 times:

I think it was already announced

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jetblu...rtagena-second-city-140900528.html

Cartagena, Columbia



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8194 times:

Cartagena, Colombia Spelled with an o instead of u.


Just accept that some days, you're the pigeon, and other days the statue
User currently offlineavi8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 662 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7841 times:
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Hmmm, I have now lost my hopes for GUA getting direct service to JFK.


avi8
User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7833 times:

So I trust they have sent out a bluememo to all their bluecrew about this new bluecity?


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User currently offlinewerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7642 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 4):
So I trust they have sent out a bluememo to all their bluecrew about this new bluecity?

Absobluetely! We got it this morning.  


User currently offlinecontrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7431 times:

LMAO, nobody even new that was announced today at work. Not surprising for JFK ground.


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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7379 times:

Quoting avi8 (Reply 3):
Hmmm, I have now lost my hopes for GUA getting direct service to JFK.

2 more cities to go for this round.....but I agree...hopes looking pretty thin if we are assume that the chatter about some Caribbean (ANU?) stuff also being in there.....



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User currently offlineB777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7331 times:

KDAB I hope is one of them.

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3031 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7301 times:

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 7):
2 more cities to go for this round.....but I agree...hopes looking pretty thin if we are assume that the chatter about some Caribbean (ANU?) stuff also being in there.....

Maybe MOB after today's Airbus announcement?  


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7083 times:

Is the service going to be from JFK?

User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7083 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 9):
Maybe MOB after today's Airbus announcement?  

3 international (incl CTG) are to be announced....no idea on the domestic front.



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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17508 posts, RR: 45
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7065 times:

You might want to change the title of this to "B6 announces CTGJFK" or something so that more people chime in!


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6957 times:

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 11):
..no idea on the domestic front.

Would be nice to see a couple new domestic cities too...



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User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6909 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 9):
Maybe MOB after today's Airbus announcement?

One of our aircraft was supposedly at MOB today, N796JB. Can't find it on Flightaware though   



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User currently offlinegift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6884 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 13):
Would be nice to see a couple new domestic cities too...

Rumor mill here, is that B6 is coming before the year is out. RIAC has been redoing the old NW ticket counter/break area, and baggage office, I believe they are still working on them. Rumor has it they will operate out of the old AA gate, using the old NW counter/baggage office.

-Tony@PVD



Top 3 airports: PVD 26.0%(115 flights), PHL 15.6%(69 flights), PHX 12.0%(53 flights)
User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6851 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 14):
One of our aircraft was supposedly at MOB today, N796JB. Can't find it on Flightaware though

That's because it was at BFM, not MOB   B6 9501 from MCO.


User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6803 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 16):
That's because it was at BFM, not MOB B6 9501 from MCO.

Aaaaaaaaaaargh!! I nominate myself for the Carlos Mencia De Dee Deee award LOL! Thanks for the clarification on that, wooooops!



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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6800 times:

Quoting gift4tbone (Reply 15):
Rumor mill here, is that B6 is coming before the year is out. RIAC has been redoing the old NW ticket counter/break area, and baggage office, I believe they are still working on them. Rumor has it they will operate out of the old AA gate, using the old NW counter/baggage office.

Isnt cape air and air canada in the old NW space right now? AA and the old UA counters are both vacant and in a better location. Barger keeps saying they are coming, and the time is approaching for winter flying announcements, so hopefully we'll hear something soon!



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6737 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 17):
Aaaaaaaaaaargh!! I nominate myself for the Carlos Mencia De Dee Deee award LOL! Thanks for the clarification on that, wooooops!

Eh, scheduled traffic I think goes into MOB. BFM is where the cargo and maintenance is done I think. Isn't there a paint shop there? Someone else can probably clarify.


User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6724 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 19):
Eh, scheduled traffic I think goes into MOB. BFM is where the cargo and maintenance is done I think. Isn't there a paint shop there? Someone else can probably clarify.

BFM has the air cargo, maintenance and I think a paint shop. Last time I was there was when we were doing a site plan/layout for the proposed A330 Tanker production facility. At the time they were doing the passenger to freighter cargo mod's on 757s.



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User currently offlinegift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6675 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 18):
Isnt cape air and air canada in the old NW space right now?

Nope they are both handled by UA, at the new UA(old CO) counter. If you look quickly, the way the signs are, I can see how it might appear that way. But the NW counter is still vacant, infact the airport appears half empty, will all the vacant counter space.

-Tony@PVD



Top 3 airports: PVD 26.0%(115 flights), PHL 15.6%(69 flights), PHX 12.0%(53 flights)
User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

Its an interesting new route for jetBlue. I can only hope that it does well and the airline ventures into more colombian cities, and certainly Medellin, which they have mentioned before.
This new route to CTG will be very much O&D given the proposed schedule, with departure at 8 am from JFK and arrival back at 7 pm or so.
CTG is a niche destination, and I hope it becomes an increasingly popular one for New Yorkers to go, but whether it will achieve a critical mass soon enough will have to be seen. There will also be some ethnic traffic, but not anywhere near as much as Medellin or Cali, for instance. Nor the business traffic that these could attract.


User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 22):
CTG is a niche destination, and I hope it becomes an increasingly popular one for New Yorkers to go, but whether it will achieve a critical mass soon enough will have to be seen.

I'm guessing that's why it's only 3X weekly. Based on the pictures that I have seen so far, I would love to visit this city for a vacation!



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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 22):
CTG is a niche destination, and I hope it becomes an increasingly popular one for New Yorkers to go, but whether it will achieve a critical mass soon enough will have to be seen.

Indeed, but I'm confident B6 will know how to make it work. It is already a very much talked-about place in the US and europe.

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 22):
There will also be some ethnic traffic, but not anywhere near as much as Medellin or Cali, for instance.

Of course, CTG (1.1m people) is a much smaller metro area than MDE (3.4m) or CLO (2.8m) with a smaller emigration rate, but this route is certainly not aimed at attracting that market.

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 22):
Nor the business traffic that these could attract.

First time I hear there is some sort of considerable business traffic from New York to Medellín and Cali. Even to Bogotá it is a small portion of the seats sold.

Kudos to B6 on launching this route to Cartagena, the city badly needs new international connections in order to keep positioning themselves as a world class tourist destination. I hope AA and UA set their eyes on CTG in the near future as well as UX when they are done restructuring and the euro charter carriers. The folks in Barranquilla which actually has considerable O/D to New York will also have a new option with this flight, a one and a half hour drive from their homes.

[Edited 2012-07-03 15:47:03]


Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
25 Jonathanxxxx : Doesn't AA already serve CTG through MIA or is it only Avianca? Seems weird for B6 to open a station with only 3 weekly flights, maybe future service
26 B6JFKH81 : Not really: These two stations opened up with non-daily ops: LIR LRM
27 RCS763AV : Well you read what I posted. Not only doesn't AA serve CTG, they have never landed in CTG with a scheduled flight. Only AV serves MIA daily from CTG,
28 Summa767 : It may not be aimed at the ethnic market, but it imight well be useful for the critical mass that I mentioned. I said that MDE and CLO have the poten
29 RCS763AV : Well sorry about that. But I actually think that with the port and the conventions that are held in Cartagena so often, CTG stands a better chance of
30 Summa767 : I don't think that conventions will be significantly boosted by a free trade agreement. Though jetBlue's new route surely will be useful for those, a
31 Post contains images werdywerd : look out for two more international and one domestic announcements this year
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