Right. It is pretty unwise for a ULCC to deviate from fleet commonality. I would be shocked if their next order is for anything but the A321neoLR. The A321NLR will unlock so much South American potential for Spirit. I don't see them going into Europe, but flights like DTW-ANC, ORD-BOG, MCO-LIM are ...Jump to post
hardheid wrote:There is a large Indian community in Jakarta, but no direct flight to India.
MileHFL400 wrote:East Africa. KQ has two dailies to BOM but none of the Indian airlines serve any point in EA for some reason.
Manchester- UK end MAN-BOM is a major European gap: “In total O&D traffic, Manchester-Mumbai ranks third behind Heathrow and Paris CDG, and way ahead of several routes that have direct services, e.g. Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich and Istanbul,”. See: http://www.anna.aero/2017/0...Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:Russia isn't served very well from India either. Mumbai - Moscow is completely unserved for example and Delhi - Moscow is only served by Aeroflot.
AI de-hubbed BOM in 2010, around when DEL T3 opened. Is it possible that Air India will restart a hub in MH (either BOM or NVM) when/if NVM opens? Or would this be an opportunity for 9W to consolidate its hub? I think this will be a possibility of 9W consolidating its hub. It won't be wise even for...Jump to post
jetBlue has a point. I think JetBlue needs to focus its energies on what it does the best and that is the US domestic, Caribbean market and to a lesser extent, Central America and also what Alaska Airlines is up to. B6 really needs to butt out of the big boys business like when they tried to interf...Jump to post
vadodara wrote:I concur. Developing DXB was the best thing that happened to Indian aviation.
Cities in Kerala, HYD, AMD and so forth got connectivity. Left to AI/AAI and others, nothing may have happened.
Should point out one or two summers Pan Am did fly from Frankfurt to Tampa twice a week. Flight continued to Miami.Jump to post
I am just curious to know where Pan Am flew internationally from MIA. Where did they send their 747’s? Europe? Deep South America? Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt, Rio (Sao Paulo was highly restricted then and PA never had a nonstop MIA-GRU or MIA-VCP), Buenos Aires, Santiago (usually a tag-on) and ever...Jump to post
For an airline with a single hub, and only 43 aircraft, the list of new routes for 2018-2022 looks pretty ambitious to me Ukraine is not a hugely wealthy country, relations with Russia are abysmal (so no connecting feed) and I'm wondering whether there is really enough demand to sustain these new r...Jump to post
Air France has just announced that they are handing over their Mumbai and Paris flight, to their newly launched millennial-focused airline, Joon! The timing of the flight stays largely the same from 18 June 2018: AF218 CDG1140 – 0005(+1)BOM 343 D AF217 BOM0155 – 0805CDG 343 D This is certainly inte...Jump to post
So....WHO is winning this battle, currently? They all are and I don't think there's much of a battle. All 3 airlines are different enough that they cater to different customer types, which is why they all have a nearly identical market share. This is basically true except when it comes to the Engli...Jump to post
For further Mint expansion from B6 in FLL I could eventually see SAN and LAS once BOS/JFK mature with mint just starting on those routes. And I think SEA is more of “when” not “if” from B6 to FLL to me it’s kind of a big hole in the network. For South America the 321LR will give them more opportuni...Jump to post
Expect more growth in FLL from B6 Internal word is it’s the one area where they command a premium over SWA on routes they fly. No way jetblue will let FLL go, they have really built a big operation up there and would like to be up to 150 departures a day. No doubt they will expand more, though in t...Jump to post
Thanks for all the photos too. Reminds me of the early to mid 1990's when you could easily drive to the spotting area at the end of the runway. Casually park and watch departures and arrivals. It was a great viewing area. Does anyone know if it still exists? last I heard after 9/11 it was blocked o...Jump to post
Also, AA technically does serve one Latin American destination from FLL - they maintain their twice daily FLL-PAP service despite having MIA just down the road (reportedly due to the South Florida Haitian population being centered closer to FLL). AA's FLL-PAP service owes itself to the more economi...Jump to post
I believe jetBlue is currently the largest, both in terms of gates and daily movements. Not sure about the other criteria you mentioned, but I definitely read something in December regarding jetBlue’s massive FLL presence and how its the largest airline there. Year-round JetBlue is the largest but ...Jump to post
unrave wrote:Why doesn't UA codeshare with AI despite being in Star Alliance? Is there some past bad blood between them?
The Haitian community in South Florida is closer to FLL than MIA, no? I remember hearing that's why AA still flies FLL-PAP 2x daily despite having a hub just down the road. It's the Jamaican and Trini community that is closer to FLL. Largest swaths Haitian community slightly closer to MIA, but actu...Jump to post
UA’s FLL/MCO - SFO are timed for the prime Asia bank. Plus west coast connections of course. MCO-LAX seems more timed for entertainment business between the two cities, along with connections to SIN and SYD I think both are fine for now. MCO suffering from over saturation to the west coast and low ...Jump to post
In the span of one week WW has cancelled service to MIA and now two other airlines (VS & EI) are rumored to be struggling on their flights as well. Personally I’ve never understood the allure of Miami/S Fla (and I grew up and lived in FL the first 25 years of my life). http://onemileatatime.boa...Jump to post
I wonder why MAN-DEL and not MAN-BOM? Is it to stop AI (if so, boy hell has frozen over). Or is it that BOM has a lot of UK connectivity given the 3 nonstop LHR-BOM? I think Jet should stick to building a BOM hub. BOM-MAN, LHR, CDG, AMS could all nicely feed BOM-OZ flights which are sorely needed a...Jump to post
Irehdna wrote:Why BOM-SFO? I think that would likely just become BOM-DEL-SFO. IMO while BLR-SFO is not likely either, it would make more sense than a flight from BOM.
F27500 wrote:Then again, didn't LTU at one point serve DAB ? And I also thought MLB for a time too.
So, anything could happen!
Now that this is a go it'll be interesting to see if TAME continues to serve FLL, if they move to MIA or if they just drop south Florida service completely. They might just stick but this does present a challenge. B6 service to UIO led to FLL-UIO being dropped by TAME.Jump to post
Maybe Spirit would attempt a route like BDL to Montego Bay or Kingston? The Hartford area has a large Jamaican population and the airport has service to Jamaica on their wish list. Also, back in the 90's Air Jamaica announced service into BDL but never started the route. If they did start service f...Jump to post
Unless WN gets planes smaller than the 737-700 (highly unlikely) I cannot see routes to any of these states working.Jump to post
FAQ DL SEA-FLL MAR 0.4>0.3 *F9 ISP-MIA DEC 2>1.0 JAN 2>1.0 FEB 2>1.0 MAR 2>1.0 APR 0.5>0.2 F9 MCO-CUN NOV 1.0>0.8 DEC 1.0>0.7 *F9 MIA-SJU NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 MAR 1.0>0 APR 0.2>0 *KL MIA-AMS APR 0.4>0 MAY 0.4>0 On DL SEA-FLL this route is lasting longer than I anticipated even as...Jump to post
LAX-FLL is a huge bloodbath. UA would not survive against the premium pressure of mint or the low cost pressure of NK. there are sub $100 O/W fare all of throughout rest of this year on VX/B6. I assume the same that LAX-FLL is a bloodbath and LAX-PBI or LAX-MIA are non-starters. But interestingly e...Jump to post
With all that growth maybe LAX-MSP will come back. I think you may see LAX - FLL or if they want to be different try LAX - PBI. LAX-FLL is a huge bloodbath. UA would not survive against the premium pressure of mint or the low cost pressure of NK. there are sub $100 O/W fare all of throughout rest o...Jump to post
When in doubt - ask the Southwest guy who works at PBI - me. Very little has changed here since we opened more than 16 years ago. The company operates it as a seasonal station. Slow season May/June - October there are the basic ISP, BWI and ATL flights. In season we add back PHL service. High seaso...Jump to post
DUS will be losing all 4 of its Air Berlin TATL routes later this month. Despite Hamburg being the second largest city in Germany, DUS is in Germany's largest metro (Rhine-Ruhr) region with greater business demand for international travel. So when did EK's fifth freedom to JFK end? I thought this w...Jump to post
It could be possible then sooner or later RSW might be interesting for BA LGW service given that TPA (a market somewhat alike) already has BA. Definitely, in Florida, RSW could get a LON flight quite before JAX. I amazed how Europe-centric Florida secondary airports promotors are when Latin America...Jump to post