|Quoting Cessna057 (Thread starter):|
I asked this in USAviation and did not get the response I was looking for. I also did a search on old forums and came up with nothing. So here it goes.
If CO has a hub/focus city in GUM, why don't they start a direct there from EWR or even IAH? It would make sense so that travelers could get to many different cities in Asia through CO.
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The best reason I can think of is the lack of a market for a non-stop (just a friendly reminder, as you'll more often than not get called on it, a non-stop flight is just that, a non-stop flight, a direct flight, on the otherhand, can stop in places, just not change planes, so CO
actually does have direct flights from IAH
-GUM via NRT
). I would imagine that the market from the States nonstop to Guam is fairly small, and it's not really any major inconvenience to stop over in HNL
Bottom line, the market from anywhere in the US (but especially the far northeast, i.e. the only places where it would be logical to connect in EWR
) to GUM or the cities it serves is not worth the use of widebody equipment (not to mention it's probably too long, at 7950 miles) to get them there nonstop, when more than likely you can do it in two (IAH
) or maybe three if you're connecting to somewhere beyond GUM. EWR
also has a nonstop to NRT
, so you can connect just through NRT
if you're going to GUM, or GUM as well if your going someplace that Micronesia flys.
Hope this helps, and once again, welcome!