IAHWorldflyer wrote:I think UA saw seasonal CPT service as a niche market that wasn't being provided by any other carriers. It's similar to what they are doing with service from SFO to PPT. It serves a tourism market that attracts some well off travelers who will pay for the privilege of flying nonstop. I think the last time there was any service to CPT from North America it was provided by DL from ATL via DKR?
I think they looked at the tourism numbers and decided it was worth the effort. Anecdotal evidence I've heard from some UA employees is that the route is doing well. JNB is a whole different animal. Don't forget that SAA is a member of Star Alliance and UA does sell connections on them from IAD to JNB.
AirBoat wrote:JNB TO CPT is a 2hr flight.
The other destination that CPT is also used for is flights to Antarctica, mainly freight I think.
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