|Quoting TIA (Thread starter):|
|Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 8):|
I could see B6 have 2X JFK-SXM on the 320 and 1X MCO-SXM on the 190.
|Quoting MaartenV (Reply 10):|
Maybe its a stupid question, but why would a FLL-SXM flight work, while a MCO-SXM would not work? I don't have a whole lot of knowledge about O&D to and from Florida or SXM, but it seems to me that both FLL and MCO are typical tourist destinations (MCO b/c Disney etc and FLL for cruise ships and beaches). Is there really that big of a difference between the two markets that would make such a flight fail or work.
|Quoting Billy (Reply 12):|
The Jetblue folks have been to CUN earlier this year to evaluate the airpotr. They were also interested in running an EM190 from FLL-MID, as there was some downtime on a Saturday.
|Quoting Billy (Reply 15):|
I thik that Jetblue were looking for a short international sector to keep the plane busy. MID is a small market and the DL to ATL, for example is really struggling.
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 11):|
South Florida, where Fort Lauderdale is, is home to nearly 5.4M people. The Orlando region has around 1.7M residents. In addition to the larger amount of local tourist traffic origiinating from Florida, there are strong business ties between South Florida and the Netherland/French Antilies that do not exist between Orlando and the Netherland/French Antiles, which naturally come from the fact that the region is the closest US mainland area to the Caribbean. Just compare Fort Lauderdale and Orlando's current Caribbean service.
|Quoting Yeggerman (Reply 18):|
I beleive it was charter flights for Air Transat that they flew to SXM, nothing scheduled.
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 14):|
That would be interseting if they were to start FLL-MID runs. South Florida has a relatively small Mexican community - only around 70,000 - but almost all of them are from the Merida area. AeroMexico is the only airline with Merida service from South Florida right now, and it goes out packed all the time.