Was YQB served by CR2 mostly? I've been into there in the 9 a handful of times but I wonder if it's a casualty of the NYC upgauge.
Currently it's a CRJ2. The route started back in 2013 with 2x daily service on 50 seater as well. The odd upgauge was more than likely, but nothing permanent I think.
Looking at flightstats.com for the new few days, the totality of YQB-NYC service is 1x DL CR2 to JFK, and 2x UA E145 to EWR.
Back in summer of 2013, YQB had 4 daily UA flights to EWR, and 2x daily to JFK. This summer, it was down to just 2x daily EWR service and 1x daily JFK, as you said. Next summer, only 2x daily EWR will be left. Quite the dowgauge on YQB-NYC. Here's hoping UA picks up the slack and returns to 3 or 4x daily on the route.
Yep US airline consolidation has majorly hurt transborder service out of all the major non-hub airports in Canada and a lot of the secondary airports like YYT, YKF, YXU etc. have completely lost all transborder service, save for seasonals to Florida...none of which are on US carriers.
YOW is now handling fewer transborder pax than at any point in the past 20 years.
YEG's transborder traffic fell by a whopping 22.5% in June.
YYT went from daily mainline CO/UA service in summer / E145 or E170 in winter to EWR to nothing
. How do you go from mainline to nothing?
It's not like the demand isn't there, as overall traffic at most Canadian airports continues to increase, but when you couple often ridiculous fares with huge capacity cuts, this is the result. I just don't get the US3's abandonment of transborder services. You'd think the fares being charged would be producing huge margins for them. It's a real head scratcher as to why they're handing so much transborder traffic to AC's & WS' hubs instead of taking the traffic for themselves...today's WS YYC-DEN announcement being a case in point.