Bkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
I thought Karliboy was wrong on this for sure. I thought he was counting all the code share flights but I counted 23 daily flights. Guess the reason there are so many flights NYC-London is easy. Lots of pax.
JFK-LHR - 15 flights
AA - 4
BA - 5
AI - 1
KU - 1
UA - 2
VS - 2
JFK-LGW - 0 flights
EWR-LHR - 6 flights
AA - 1
BA - 2
VS - 2
UA - 1
EWR-LGW - 2 flights
CO - 2
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1094 times:
BA no longer flies JFK-LGW?
In addition to the reasons mentioned in the previous post, the NYC-LON route's O&D traffic is like 2 million pax a year, not even counting connecting traffic. It's one of the busiest routes in the world.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3777 posts, RR: 30 Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
B737-700: Though I don't know whether Delta has never flown JFK-LGW by their own choosing or if it's due to not-so-open skies restrictions, their JFK hub to Europe acquired from Pan Am in 1991 included every route except JFK-LHR, which went to American, who had paid Pan Am lots of $$$ to acquire their LHR routes just months earlier.
As for why so many daily LHR-JFK/EWR flights, another reason is the aircraft types used today compared with 10-20 years ago. Most if not all of the frequencies flown by UA and AA are with 763 aircraft, whereas their predcessors, PA and TW, used 747s almost exclusively.
Meechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1016 times:
The Pan Am routes went to UA, the TWA routes came to AA. At one point we were up to 6 NYC-LHR flights a day, 2 day trips and 4 night 2trips, I believe that one of them was a EWR trip. A couple of the night trips left minutes apart, I could never figure that one out.
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5049 posts, RR: 36 Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 970 times:
the reason is that LHR is a major european hub. The majority of passengers on these flights will be transferring on to another flight heading to europe or maybe even north africa and asia. Heathrow handles 60m passengers a year, thats almost the entire population of the UK.
If you really want to be picky you could also include GLA-EWR route with continental, and (hopefully) EDI-EWR starting this summer
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 893 times:
LHR-JFK/EWR is the busiest intercontinental flight in the world, linking the 2 principal social, economic and cultural capitals of the Western world. The high level of business travel also favours frequent services - after all a full business class on each flight may well compensate for a shortfall in economy pax (not to mention that cargo of high value is there for the offering too).
LGA is not an international airport so no services fly there from any foreign country save Canada - international status is not needed for those flights.