tol air
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Continental Express In Puerto Rico Vs AEm And TWE

Sun Jun 20, 1999 7:02 am

News are that CO Express will make SJU a hub. They will start flying on september, and will be competing against American Eagle and TWA Express (will start operations on November 1rst.

What do you think about it?
 
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What?!

Sun Jun 20, 1999 7:12 am

Tol Air:
Where did you find that? That is ludicrous! The Caribbean isn't a big market! As if AA, ATA, TWA isn't enough, now CO is moving in?! If there is too much competition in the Caribbean then airlines will go unprofitable in the Caribbean and they will back out!

Alright, now I need to hear that Delta, Northwest, Southwest, and heck, even British Airways moving in!
 
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RE: Continental Express In Puerto Rico Vs AEm And TWE

Sun Jun 20, 1999 7:38 am

On one hand it's good that American Eagle is getting competition in the Caribbean. In and out of San Juan from the rest of the Caribbean right now is either American Eagle or swim. This will most definately cause American Eagle to step up their service. On the other hand the market isn't all that big, what routes will Continental Express and TWA Express going to cover? Are they going to fly RJs on certain routes (right now American Eagle flies ATR 42 and 72). This is going to be a very interesting year.
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tol air
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RE: Continental Express In Puerto Rico Vs AEm And TWE

Sun Jun 20, 1999 12:10 pm

I found this out on the net, and in 2 puertorico newspapers. TWE will fly to St. Thomas, Tortola, Antigua and St. Johns. Later expanding to other destinations.
Continental Express will be establishing a hub similar to AE (it says) they will fly to destinations through all the Caribbean and Caracas(Venesuela) from SJU.

I´m not sure that they are going to use RJ, but maybe they can use the EMB135 (fewer seats that the EMB145, almost the same as the ATR´s and it is faster than the ATR´s)

AEagle will fly RG in the Caribbean as of 2000 they say, so why not bring the COE RJ first?
 
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Tol Air

Sun Jun 20, 1999 2:25 pm

When you said one of the destionations was St.John you don't mean St.John U.S.V.I. right? because St. John doesn't have an airport.
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RE: Continental Express In Puerto Rico Vs AEm And TWE

Mon Jun 21, 1999 1:13 am

COEX won't be in SJU anytime soon. However, you may soon see a "Continental Connection" carrier operating out of SJU by November.
 
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TOL Air

Mon Jun 21, 1999 7:10 am

What newspapers and internet sites and newspapers specifically are you quoting? I looked around and didnt see anything. My friend who works at CO has not heard anything either. Maybe CO Ex is getting some of those new Regional Jet Seaplanes in order to serve St. John? HAH I dont think so TOL.
 
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Forget San Juan,what About Miami?

Mon Jun 21, 1999 8:18 am

If these carriers have cash to loose,then go to where there is an inkling of making money,and thats Miami. AA has the majority of the traffic,and is making fat money flying long routes to South America. But then again,it does not sound flashy or attention grabbing like flying to the carribean.
 
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RE: FlyAA757

Mon Jun 21, 1999 10:34 am

I got and get my info on the 2 PR biggest newspapers.
El Nuevo Dia (http://www.endi.com/)and The San Juan Star.
Also on the net
 
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It's True

Mon Jun 21, 1999 11:07 am

Tol Air, much to my disbelief, you are correct. "El nuevo dia" has the following brief article on its website:

LA AEROLINEA regional de
Continental Airlines,
Continental Express,
comenzará a operar en Puerto
Rico a partir de septiembre,
revelaron ayer fuentes de la
industria.

Según dijeron las fuentes, la
aerolínea pretende establecer
un centro de vuelo en San Juan
para volar al Caribe y Caracas,
Venezuela, similar al que opera
al presente American Eagle.
Roughly translated for those of you who dont speak Spanish, COEX will commence Puerto Rican operations in September. It will establish a center of flights in San Juan, flying to the Caribbean and Caracas, similar to American Eagle's current operation.
 
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(FlyAA757(the Coe News On English)

Mon Jun 21, 1999 11:18 am

Do you understand the article in spanish?
If you want it in english, here it is:


By Omaya Sosa Pascual
El Nuevo Dia

Continental Airlines' regional affiliate, Continental Express will begin to operate in Puerto Rico in September,
industry sources revealed yesterday.

The sources state that the airline pretends to establish
a hub in San Juan to fly to the Caribbean and Caracas, Venezuela, similar to the one already operated locally by American Eagle.

Presently, Continental operates hubs in Houston, Cleveland and Newark, from which they operate over 900 daily departures to 90 cities in the United States, as well as internationally.

Representatives of Continental Airlines in Puerto Rico were not available yesterday to confirm the information, nonetheless, El Nuevo Dia was told that the airline already has pilots on training to fly the new routes.

On Thursday, TWA also announced the intention to bring its own regional operation to the Caribbean and Caracas (TWA Express). If both airlines' plans are successful, in a matter of a few months the Caribbean will go, from depending exclusively on American Eagle, to an all-out competition from three airlines.

Copyright 1999 El Nuevo Dia




 
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TOL Air Do YOU Understand?

Mon Jun 21, 1999 11:26 am

ACTUALLY, I UNDERSTAND SPANISH QUITE WELL. THE ARTICLE I READ ON THE INTERNET, AS I REPRODUCED DIRECTLYL, AND TO THE POINT WAS IN A CONDENSED FORM. OH AND BY THE WAY, THE VERB PRETENDER MEANS TO PLAN. WHY WOULD AN AIRLINE PRETEND TO START AN OPERATION?
 
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RE: FlyAA757

Mon Jun 21, 1999 12:42 pm

ok I did it for all the people that didin´t know how to speak spanish.


*I took the traduction from a english site