Bascially not adding anything new, but here we go.....
will return to year round service, the question is not IF
but WHEN. We may see 4 times per week service on the route for the Winter 2005 schedule (ie, schedule effective 1st November 2005), or we may not, nothing has been decided yet, except that CO
would like to operate the CLE
route 12 months per year as soon as practical.
is talked about, but nothing concrete, these routes will not happen unless and until CO
is full and active member in SkyTeam, and even then nothing is certain. It will be one route or the other, CO
will not open both routes up as there is not enough O & D traffic to support the routes and CO
is not going to go into competition with itself by diverting traffic away from EWR
to feed the CLE
flights. If it does happen, my bet would be on AMS
is a great airport for European connections and CO
has a better relationship at the moment with KL
than it does with AF
even if KL
are technically one company. If either of these routes are opened, it will be flown with a CO
757 with multiple airline codes.
-Pacific is not going to happen anytime soon - simply not enough traffic and CO
does not have the aircraft to allocate to the route. As pointed out, there has been talk of a weekly CLE
flight, say a 767 operating EWR
, but even that is a long shot. With CO
recently announcing the HNL
route, which will be flown daily with a 764, and CO
having filed for a daily IAH
-Lagos flight with a 762, plus next summer may finally bring another IAH
-Europe flight (could be F R A or Madrid - depending on who you talk to), CO
simply does not have any widebody capacity to spare.