|Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 7):|
Does anyone think that EWR-ANC will ever come back?
I dont think that we will see this route return......first, its a long run and ties up a 752 for a lot of hours doing a turn (although the return is generally a redeye), second, the yeilds are not great as the flight attracts primarily vacationers and cruise ship pax which fly on low contract fares agreed to by the airlines and cruise companies, last, for whatever reasons, when CO
flew the EWR
route a couple of summers ago, the fight seemed to be an operational headache with the flight taking constant delays. (The flight was generally sandwiched between two Florida flights, that could be the issue, and EWR
is difficult during the summer with ATC problems and weather...but the ANC
flight was especially bad.) If anything, it would be a seasonal run, maybe after the 787s are delivered which may free up a couple of 757s - who knows?
Other cities out of EWR
has tried quite a few cities that did not work out very well - YYC
all come to mind, its tough making the flights to the "smaller western cities" work out of EWR
. I do think that at the right moment, CO
will try all of these cities again. CO
pretty much covers the destinations that have a chance of working out EWR
is a possibility, additional cities in Florida and the Gulf Coast as those destinations grow with more population and the second home crowd, and while not domestic, additional Caribbean destinations will probably develop out of EWR