|Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):|
SFB is doing just fine with significant charter traffic from Europe.
|Quoting Unattendedbag (Reply 4):|
SFB is a little like a half-way house for air carriers. It is rare for an air carrier to last more than a few years there.
|Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 6):|
Ok, could you give us some examples? I read Aeropostal used SFB for a very brief period I believe about a year or 2 ago, (can any one confirm)? The other ones have either gone bankrupt (jetsgo, Southeast) or are simply not flying long haul anymore, (Edelweiss,European).
|Quoting Unattendedbag (Reply 16):|
You named several there. Pan-Am (shortly after i stopped working there) discontinued their jet operations for a short period of time. They subsequently restarted and have been losing money left and right. Pace/Vacation Express had a healthy business there while I was there. They subsequently packed up and moved their hub operation. Falcon Air no longer flys casino flights in/out. ATA flew their L1011s in from Manchester. Those aircraft had more technical problems than my '75 for maverick. Southeast, Jetsgo, Edelweiss, Eurpoean just to name several more since my departure. Monarch flys a very limited schedule from Europe.
|Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 17):|
SFB kinda has a reputation with having the 2nd class airlines. The stories of their airlines ceasing operations such as Southeast, Pan Am and Jetsgo does not intill much confidence in their potential users. I doubt SFB will ever see a REAL airline have sustained operations there (if any at all), however i do feel they will remain a viable international charter destination.
|Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 18):|
Vacation Express hasn't gone anywhere, they ditched PACE and have been using Trans Meridian for quite a while.