knope2001 wrote:Teeeye81 wrote:Does anybody know what's up with OneJet? Did they shut down for the holidays? Haven't seen any scheduled flights for 2 weeks on flightaware.
They do shut down for the holidays. No flights the weeks starting 12/25 and 1/1. Unfortunately here in Milwaukee the flight display boards just show their normal weekday flights as Cancelled which looks bad. It would be better if they remove them or if the status could be "NO OP" which I've seen other airline use.
What is a little more puzzling is what is coming back and when.
Week of 1/8
All PIT markets restart except Cincinnati, Louisville, Richmond
Week of 1/15
PIT-SDF, MKE-CMH, MKE-OMA restart
Flights from PIT to Cincinnati and Richmond do not show available to book any time in the 2018. They look on the OneJet site similar to how discontinued Nashville does -- still in the dropdown box but any week you try says no flights available.
What's especially odd is that back in late November / early December I noticed Cincinnati was not able to be booked in January while other markets were, yet just a week or two ago the OAG thread showed all OneJet's routes being pushed out for Jan/Feb/Mar at the normal frequency including PIT-CVG.
I'd really like to see these guys be a little more professional with their PR. No, I don't expect a big press release on dropping a route of course -- few airlines do that. But you jerk around your customers when you leave them in the dark. Certainly business demand mostly evaporates between the holidays and it might be the right call to not fly this week. But there are definitely business travelers this week and next, and to leave them wondering what happened to OneJet is bad.
I get that OneJet didn't keep PIT-BNA because Southwest kills the fare level OneJet needs. But I definitely don't like seeing CVG and RIC likely on the chopping block. They didn't stand out as especially weak in traffic or fare to me so one wonders what's up.
Are there any stats as to load factors for OneJet at PIT? We're talking this in the Ohio thread, as they made their debut on CMH's monthly report yesterday and averaged 4 inbound and 4.67 per outbound flight in November (their first month; they announced and started within a month), and that's like a 57 and 65% LF, which sounds awful until you take into account that their planes hold 7 passengers.
What do they consider to be a "strong" market, or even one which is holding its own?