LY777
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Why is no airline interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:23 am

I find it weird that after the dismise of Insel Air, no airline is interested in the AUA-CUR route.
Ok, Winair and Aruba Airlines offer some flights, but I guess demand is higher.
What do you guys think ?
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Re: Why is no airline interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:06 am

LY777 wrote:
I find it weird that after the dismise of Insel Air, no airline is interested in the AUA-CUR route.
Ok, Winair and Aruba Airlines offer some flights, but I guess demand is higher.
What do you guys think ?


I’m not to sure about the demand. Other than a bit of government traffic and a bunch of (low yield) tourists I don’t see much demand. Are there any substantial business ties between the island countries?
It might well be that Aruba Airlines and Winair cover the market well enough.
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Re: Why is no airline interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:22 am

Probably the same reason there's no BUD-PDX route. I mean, I would love it, but let's face it, there's really only about 9 people who want it, and my family is about 60% of that number. :)
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Re: Why is no airline interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:54 am

DiviDivi operates the CUR-AUA route up to 4 times a day using a Twin Otter.

https://flydivi.com/mobile/Flight_Sched ... caoToAruba
 
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Re: Why is no airline interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:14 pm

Recently was in CUR, more than half the flights on the display were going to Aruba, on 3 different airlines. So they have adequate service I assume.
 
LY777
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Re: Why is no airline interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:52 pm

76er wrote:
DiviDivi operates the CUR-AUA route up to 4 times a day using a Twin Otter.

https://flydivi.com/mobile/Flight_Sched ... caoToAruba


The Twin Otter is too small for me LOL
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Re: Why is no airline interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:56 pm

LY777 wrote:
The Twin Otter is too small for me LOL


Well, EZAir Beech1900 will be too small too, I guess: http://www.flyezair.net

Leaves only ArubaAirlines Dash8: http://www.arubaairlines.com

Or you go via BOG on AVIANCA or MIA on AA... :duck:

BTW. InselAir was normally F50 - nearly same size as the DASH8. So what's the problem. :scratchchin:
 
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Re: Why is no airline interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:49 pm

Population of Aruba: +/- 104,000
Population of Curaçao: +/- 160,000
Population of Bonaire: +/- 19,000 (just for comparison)

Current flights: 2x DH8 (+/-78 seats? = 156 seats), 2 ATR 42 (+/-48 seats? = 96 seats), 1 DH3 (+/- 36 seats?) = +/- 288 seats on five flights

Number of premium seats: 0

Local O&D only. If people did a lot of island hopping between the ABC islands, then there would be more demand. But they don't look to be as connected as the Hawai'ian islands are.

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