What are the chances of seeing CO
to possibly serve ATH
would be interested in an EWR
run, but I am rather sure that governmental authorities would be needed - Greece and US do not have open skies and DL
has the NYC-Athens route. CO
was studying the possibilities long ago, back when DC10-30s were the primary aircraft accross the Atlantic and I have not heard much about Athens since....it would be an ideal route for a 762. Concerning CAI, I have honestly heard nothing but when TLV
was announced it was a total surprise and the EWR
has gone on to a hugely successful and profitable route for for CO
(its the only transatlantic route out of EWR
with two daily 777s during the summer season). While TW
had some success with its operations in and out of Cairo, DL
's attempts did not go very well although DL
's timing ended up being all wrong - my guess is that CO
will not send its own aircraft to Cairo in the near future and serve that city in cooperation with its SkyTeam partners KL
for a variety of reasons.
will do the EWR
run again . . . I didn't see it above. I know ANC
isn't 'international' but . . . . might as well be.
nonstop operated only during the Summer season - for one or maybe two summers - and the flight did not opearate during Summer 2004. I dont think it will return for a couple reasons: first, the CO
's 757s are now going to be doing a lot of transatlantic work; second, the flight (for some reason) was always seemed to be a scheduling and operational problem - maybe because the aircraft used tended to do Florida runs inbetween the flights to ANC
; and, third, the yeilds were so-so, a good percentage of the pax on the flight were cruise passengers flying on air/sea packages travelling under bulk fares negotiated by the cruise lines.