jtamu97
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Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:07 am

I have been noticing the lack of Continental Express Jets flying over my house in the past months. I looked at the schedule and it appears that our 7 flights a day from BPT to IAH (5 Express Jet, 2 Sky West) have been reduced to only 1 Express Jet flight and now 6 Sky West. Is this a trend that Continental is going to continue? Has anyone else seen this at their airport. Hopefully this is just temporary, however if this is the schedule during the holiday season it does not look good.

Later,
J
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ssides
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:25 am

Don't expect many jets in the future. Like many other airlines, CoEx has found that flying RJs on short, small-market routes is not very profitable. Therefore, they have turned the flying over to SkyWest on EMB-120s. CLL, VCT, and BPT have all seen reduced jets or no jets at all. ABI and SJT now get one CoEx jet per day, but the rest are SkyWest EMBs.

While that's bad news for places like BPT, CLL, and VCT, the partnership with SkyWest has allowed CO to resume service to TYR, ABI, SJT, and ACT, and it's also started service to Del Rio -- the first service that city has seen in a long while.
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jtamu97
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:17 am

Yep that is true, I was also thinking a big factor at our airport is the withdrawal of ASA jets to Dallas soon. Possibly they will start service to Atlanta, but that is yet to be seen. Guess we will need to find another need for those Jetways. I wonder if the announcement of the new services to Mexico have anything to do with the change in aircraft. Seems to make sense, but I sure liked seeing quite a few jets at our aiport while it lasted. Well I guess it will at least make it easier in the pattern, now I just have to watch out for those NASA guys Big grin.

Later,
J
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DAYflyer
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:57 am

Good lord, don't tell me that CO is going back to flying those horrible Beechcraft 1900's. That would drive me to drink.
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EMBQA
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:55 am

ExpressJet has no intention of going back to props. They may however outsource turboprop operations to a third party. ie: Continental Connection
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optionscle
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:57 pm

Good lord, don't tell me that CO is going back to flying those horrible Beechcraft 1900's. That would drive me to drink.

Hate to have to tell you this, but they've been flying the 1900's for over a year from CLE and in their Florida operations as well. Commutair and Gulfstream opperate them as Continental Connection. I find it funny that CO still has posters up around CLE that boast "An all-jet fleet." Look at the fine print and you can see it says "Continental and Continental Express" so I guess, technically, it's true. Thankfully I don't have any reason to fly CO to places like ERI, PIT, CVG or any of the other small markets served by the 1900's. Any flight without a lavatory, regardless or length, that I'm not flying my Cessna is too long. I don't see why CO customers put up with those disgusting excueses for turboprops.

-Andrew
 
ejmmsu
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:07 pm

I would love to see some B1900's here in SPS. Any kind of competition with AA would be great
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masseybrown
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:23 pm

Aww....the Beeches are fun! Anyway, CO is seeking an operator of 30 and 50 passenger turboprops for IAH immediately with possible future ops in CLE.
 
acvitale
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:34 pm

CO has an operator of 30 pax turboprops in IAH. Skywest and the EMB 120.

For 50 Seats they already have a relationship with Cape Air and the ATR 42.

 
baw2198
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:42 pm

Well when USair calls it quits this spring, CO could buy their Donier 328's for cheap. Be a whole lot better than the 19's or the 120's
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ejmmsu
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RE: Loosing Express Jets

Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:37 am

If I remember correctly, the D328 props are no longer being used, only the jets.
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