Ishrion wrote:Blerg wrote:Cedar wrote:
They are progressing and given they started in 2020 & were able to survive during all of 2020, that says a lot - they have made some strides & learned from some mistakes. If you look at their management & above level - most of their people are from well established airlines, like UA, Spirit, AA, VX, etc. So there is talent. I think MIA & JFK will be their 2 main hubs, with everything else complimenting. MIA for their heavy South America focus. JFK for domestic & perhaps future European operations.
They say their focus is on underserved markets and look to fill gaps - they have no intention of stepping on toes of any carriers. Perfect example is AA pulling out of MVD, so they swooped in to start flying there.
I think you will see some significant growth this year, and they just announced a doubling of their GYE flights. https://www.facebook.com/goeasternair
Thank you. Actually this is one airline I would really like to see succeed. I think the US could use more competition so I am following them and Breeze very closely.
Out of curiosity, how come AA pulled out of MVD but they think they can make it work? Is it because of costs or...?
AA will continue flying to MVD twice a week this month, but only as cargo-only flights according to their widebody schedule. I assume this will continue for a while.
I’m not too familiar with Eastern’s strategy, but I think I saw something where they worked with Brazil’s government to establish three U.S. to Belo Horizonte routes, so I suppose there could be similar involvement with their MVD flights.
And of course, they can transport some cargo with those 763s.
Great, thanks. Good to see that they found an opening which they can exploit.