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JetBlue Announces FLL-SJO  
User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33086 posts, RR: 71
Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5039 times:

JetBlue will begin Ft. Lauderdale-San Jose service on 27 June.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jetblu...nds-costa-rica-fort-160000717.html

More significantly, though, this shows yet another sign that JetBlue is shifting it's Florida focus back to growing at FLL, especially internationally, rather than its previous attempts with MCO, where I believe things have remained stagnant while JetBlue has entered the likes of FLLKIN, FLLBOG, FLLMDE and, now, FLLSJO.

With MDE and SJO, JetBlue will serve more destinations from FLL than MCO.

[Edited 2013-01-16 12:00:24]


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User currently offlinejonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5034 times:

Excellent.

JetBlue is very well received in Miami. They are seen as a better airline than Spirit and a lot of people are actually willing to pay extra for JetBlue. I'm glad to see them expand here. How many daily departures do they have now?


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4991 times:

Their terminal at FLL is terrible, long term if they have big plans for FLL they need to address the facilities.


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2897 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4958 times:

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 1):
How many daily departures do they have now?

January:
FLL
Max: 63
Min: 52
Avg: 56

MCO
Max: 68
Min: 51
Avg: 57.1

February:
FLL
Max: 60
Min: 51
Avg: 57.3

MCO
Max: 62
Min: 51
Avg: 57.3

March:
FLL
Max: 60
Min: 59
Avg: 59.7

MCO
Max: 60
Min: 59
Avg: 59.6



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User currently offlineroswell41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
Their terminal at FLL is terrible, long term if they have big plans for FLL they need to address the facilities.

Construction is beginning shortly. I believe you will see NK grow more in FLL once the facilities are renovated. Shortly, all the airlines in FLL will be having to lose gates periodically for construction.


User currently offlineadamh8297 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

Doesn't connect from BOS too well going South  

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

Quoting roswell41 (Reply 4):
Construction is beginning shortly.

What exactly is being done, the FLL site is vague.



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User currently offlineroswell41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 6):
What exactly is being done, the FLL site is vague.

Right now FLL is expanding runway 9R/27L. After that, there is a terminal reconstruction program starting, I believe, with Terminal 4 (intl terminal).


User currently offlinemia From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4369 times:

I don't know what people are talking about. The Broward County commission has not approved construction of a new terminal. Although it appears they have money budgeted for this project in the capital improvement program, I haven't seen or heard of any plans, etc; unless of course these flew under the radar because of the runway controversy. I still think it would have been better to build the runway parallel to the north runway and relocated those tenants to the South...

Once they finish the monstrosity of the southern runway well know how bad it messes up the environment.

I wouldn't expand the international terminal at FLL especially since it's main tenant will refuse to pay higher fees required to undertake the construction and will deride the county if they go ahead and raise fees by calling it "the county's cut".

[Edited 2013-01-16 18:29:21]


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User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4556 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4319 times:

Spirit Airlines is steadily operating the SJO-FLL sector since 2007 and their frequencies are 11x weekly at this time. It's with no doubt its stellar Central American route.
B6 is doing right in Costa Rica offering the MCO-SJO segment on a daily basis, being the equipment upgraded in the past from E90 to the current 320. On the other hand, B6 JFK-LIR 7x weekly is not dropping their services in June as pointing out several weeks ago in the forum as the GDS sources didn't display further flights, in those days. The airline is just reducing their frequencies to 5x weekly during the slow season.
AA FLL-SJO 7x weekly flew the same route when NK FLL-SJO came into service. However, the airline opted to add one more daily flight to Miami and dropped the San Jose-Ft. Lauderdale service definitely.
I will pay attention later in the fares offered by B6 FLL-SJO and NK FLL-SJO.

Regards.



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User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3562 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
Their terminal at FLL is terrible, long term if they have big plans for FLL they need to address the facilities.

The concourse reminds me of a nicer, newer version of the CTB at LGA. For Florida, it's crappy.


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7218 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 10):
The concourse reminds me of a nicer, newer version of the CTB at LGA. For Florida, it's crappy.


It really is horrible. Even the newer Terminal 1 where B6 used to be is modern but very small with very few amenities. FLL is really showing its age and is only getting busier. I flew out of Terminal 3 but the AA/US side and it is a dump honestly.

Good news for B6 and FLL though. I hope to see B6 continue to expand. I don't fly them often but when I do I enjoy it.



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User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 1):

In the end I bet B6 isn't more expensive than NK. I wish B6 eould start ATL-FLL or MCO


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 10):
The concourse reminds me of a nicer, newer version of the CTB at LGA. For Florida, it's crappy.

The food selections were non existant in the concourses, and crowded.

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 10):
For Florida, it's crappy

I agree, compared to facilities at TPA, MCO and RSW. I was even impressed by JAX, nice little modern airport.



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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8437 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3951 times:
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IF Jetblue wants to the king of South Florida LCC airlines and scale its operations to Latin America why not buy Spirit ? Spirit has a new modern fleet of A320 planes.

User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3562 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 14):
IF Jetblue wants to the king of South Florida LCC airlines and scale its operations to Latin America why not buy Spirit ? Spirit has a new modern fleet of A320 planes.

Because they are a garbage product (my opinion) that is the complete opposite of the JetBlue product (fact).

Plus Spirit is steadily pulling out of FLL. As they pull out, B6 adds.

Everyone on this site thinks mergers are easy breezy. They aren't

1. They cost money
2. They involve culture clash
3. They involve work group clash
4. They involve branding clash

If you are an airline, like JetBlue, that values your "brand" the last thing you want to do is dilute it in anyway. Spirit is like adding club soda to a perfect cocktail...no point


User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2888 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

Wow! Another new international route out of FLL! Given that they have been successful with MCO-SJO, this will be a piece of cake!

Yes, it is clear B6 has shifted its Florida-Latin America growth strategy from MCO to FLL. I wonder if we'll see more "connecting the dots" like this, or more new station additions like MDE. If the former, I suspect stuff like STI, MBJ, and PUJ will be linked to FLL sooner rather than later. If the latter, I wonder if we could see additional Central American stations like GUA, SAL, and PTY, or some new Caribbean markets like PAP, POS, CUR and ANU. South Florida offers excellent O&D to Latin America that Orlando and even New York can't match. Plus, it is geographically closer, putting more possibilities within reach of the E190s and A320s..

With all these new southbound flights out of FLL, I wonder if we'll see B6 add any new domestic/northbound flights to feed them and further their appeal to South Florida O&D. Stuff like ORD, PHL, PIT, etc.?



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User currently offlinesanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

I think the next logical step out of FLL, is MEX????

User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 15):
Plus Spirit is steadily pulling out of FLL. As they pull out, B6 adds.

Is NK actually pulling down FLL or simply deploying new aircraft elsewhere? If NK cant make money in certain markets, there is no way B6 can.


User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33086 posts, RR: 71
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 18):
If NK cant make money in certain markets, there is no way B6 can.

Really? Because B6 has handidly forced Spirit to exit or significantly reduce service in many markets, including FLLCUN, FLLKIN, FLLNAS, FLLSDQ and FLLSJU.

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 15):
Plus Spirit is steadily pulling out of FLL.

No, it's not. Reducing service to focus more on domestic flying does not equal "steadily pulling out."



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User currently onlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3569 times:

With the expansion going on at FLL, what the heck was the purpose of building a focus city in MCO in the first place? These two hubs/focus cities seem pretty redundant, geographically at least.

User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3557 times:

Quoting mah4546 (Reply 19):

NK has lower CASM than B6. Do you have LF info on NK in these markets? Is B6 taking traffic from NK? While LF can't predict profitability, in NK's case their CASM is so low and ancillary rev so high that high LF probably do equal profits.

You also answered you own question. B6 isn't running NK out of those markets. NK is moving assets to the domestic market.


User currently onlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6238 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3541 times:

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 18):
Is NK actually pulling down FLL or simply deploying new aircraft elsewhere? If NK cant make money in certain markets, there is no way B6 can.

IMHO NK was making money in those markets, but they are making more elsewhere so they move the planes to maximize revenue.

In the words of Gordon B......"The airline business is about asset allocation"



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User currently offlinesanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Quoting santi319 (Reply 17):

I think the next logical step out of FLL, is MEX????


Wow looks like Delta read my post... Forget about B6, DL is the smart one here apparently.


User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4556 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 16):
it is clear B6 has shifted its Florida-Latin America growth strategy from MCO to FLL


Bogota and San Jose [from June 27] will experience the dual service from both FLL and MCO on B6.




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Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 16):
if we could see additional Central American stations like GUA, SAL, and PTY


Spirit Airlines is struggling with NK FLL-GUA 4x weekly, NK FLL-SAL 3x weekly and NK FLL-PTY 3x weekly.
These Central American stations are having non-stop services to Miami on AA and [TACA or Copa Airlines].

Regards.



"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
25 Post contains images Speedbird2263 : I commute out of FLL regularly and more often than not out of Terminal 4. I can tell you that partitions have already been put up throughout Terminal
26 SJOtoLIR : Finally the schedule on the coming B6 FLL-SJO has been loaded in amadeus.net. It's competing with the current daylight NK FLL-SJO as shown: B6 039....
27 Post contains images OB1504 : Operating the same fleet type isn't enough to justify the turmoil of a merger, as jfklganyc stated. JetBlue seems to be doing well enough on their ow
28 SJOtoLIR : Let me put it this way: both NK FLL-GUA and NK FLL-PTY were 7x weekly some years backward. Source: Spirit timetable, May 01st 2008. The commercial st
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