|Quoting guyanam (Reply 49):|
Given that they had the same owner, I doubt that ZQ and 8B competed. I think that when the ECCAA achieved Cat 1 the two operated interchangeably in the northern routes, with ZQ running the smaller Dash 8's.
They both ran the same routes with the difference being ZQ flew to SJU and the USVI while 8B flew to EIS and no further north. Flight times were also very similar as I noted in my above comments. Maybe it was not intentional but at some point you would think they did cannibalize each other.
|Quoting vfw614 (Reply 48):|
Many people aren't going to use a 10 seater, unless it is to an island 20 minutes away. I wouldn't want to see what the baggage situation will be for those connecting to international flights. This is why I am curious about how well Hummingbird is doing.
I'm also curious as to how they're doing. They seem to have added a morning flight to SKB recently but I have no idea what the loads are like though I've heard many returning national from the USVI say they will fly them again over LI. I guess the smaller aircraft is a better fit for those routes than LI's ATR service.