Brickell305 wrote:novarupta wrote:baje427 wrote:Does anyone know how flight loads are looking into the region? Anecdotally it seems EI's loads into BGI have been pretty abysmal I've seen multiple references to these flights having no more than 40 pax on board. In addition, with this new variant of Covid the future is perhaps dim for international travel.
With BA it looks as though loads have fallen off a bit from a peak in around mid-late October, as we’re back to just one daily out of Gatwick (we had two on about three or four days weekly at one stage, as well as a BA out of Heathrow, but those have stopped). Loads on VS out of Heathrow aren’t bad but seem vary a fair bit day to day.
Loads out of Canada seem to be on the upswing, with RV deploying the A321 and WS recently resuming out of Toronto. Miami and Newark seems to be on the rise regarding loads as well, AA having two 737s out of Miami on Saturdays (one on the other days), while we have UA and B6 now operating out of Newark with consistent decent load factor (70-75ish percent load factor average from what I gathered at work).
Inter island traffic is still hit and miss out of Antigua - LIAT is pretty much still in limbo, slowly adding/resuming more routes and getting be third airplane back online (undergoing a heavy check here and was briefly parts donor). But that’s all still in the balance - the government claims investors are onboard but I take that with a bucket of seasoning. Inter Caribbean has one or two flights weekly out of Barbados/Provo using the E145 (so far just one seems to be operating?), and one daily out of Tortola. Sky high has been pretty full on their once weekly (Saturdays) out of SDQ. Caribbean Airlines seems to be doing ok with the once weekly POS-ANU-POS using the ATR as well, same for the twice weekly operation out of KIN.
Question though - isn’t the cruise ship home-porting helping the the loads out of the UK/EU? Have you seen any increase in that regard?
When did UA restart EWR-ANU? What days does it fly? Also, isn't ANU-KIN on BW only once weekly on Sundays?
Sorry, yes 458/459 indeed only operates Sundays, for some reason I keep thinking that they still had the run on Fridays as well. UA resumed about two Saturdays ago, using the 737-900/ER.