HA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
I don't see how Aloha will be able to compete with HA on this route. I would rather have a direct flight to HNL instead of stopping off in SNA. Also, Hawaiian's 767's provide more seats and availability than the 737-700s that Aloha will use.
In addition, won't the PHX to SNA leg compete with Southwest?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
Interesting situation: the mainland-Hawaii routes were only flown by widebody aircraft for years, then the 757 allowed some airlines to open up additional routes, especially to the "out" islands bypassing Honolulu, and now with the 73G we are seeing all kinds of city-pairs getting service.......Orange County to Maui and Burbank to Honolulu flights are routes that could have never been considered a few years ago. Great stuff.
It will be interesting to see if this trend of nonstop flights in smaller markets continues; since the introduction of large long-haul aircraft, frequency of flights to and between the South pacific islands has suffered, maybe with the 737NG air service in this area of the world can be improved.
Spinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
I flew them OAK-LAS on one of their 737-700's last summer. It was a very nice plane, and a neat change of pace with flying them on the mainland. It was almost like flying a foreign carrier on a domestic flight.