I, too, have thought of that question.
In my opinion, air service to that part of the island would be a great idea. RVR has the potential to grab the entire eastern catchment area. The residents on the eastern side of the island do not have easy access to (major) air service and the drive to either SJU
is a pain.
would be good flying it from MIA
, maybe even JFK
. But as we know, AA
has not only virtually abandonded the PR
market, but considering that AA
is mostly interested in business/premium centers & traffic, I dare to say AA
will never fly this route --- at least not in my life time. Pluss AA
in Ch.11 now, my bet is that they will cut more, instead of add, cities in the immediate future.
However, the best contender would be B6
: from JFK
, and even FLL
. They have the traffic & could further develop it even more with connecting feed from those cities. Additionally, if B6
really wanted to, they could set up an interline agreement with Vieques Air Link, Cape Air, or whomever to feed traffic to from VQS, CPX, etc.
also could do it to FLL
, but I see B6
's potential much larger & stronger.
So, I believe the potential is there. Getting someone to actually do it, especially in this current economy, is another story.
In the meantime, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Cheers & thanks for posting this subject.