Nice another Ikon pass flight. That flight also makes sense for summer Yellowstone traffic.Looks like JetBlue is adding non-stop service from Logan to Bozeman (BZN). Haven't seen the frequency, times or start date yet. Based on that addition and the Steamboat/Hayden add last year, I wonder if we eventually see JetBlue winter non-stop service to Jackson Hole (JAC). I've always wondered about Reno/Tahoe too.
Boston to Europe is over served, just like pretty much every US city including places like Miami, San Francisco and Dallas/Ft. Worth. Bookings must have been pretty bad for them to cut it before it even began. I doubt we'll see AA start service to CDG. Air France/Delta have it well served.LEVEL is dropping BOS-ORY .. before it even started.
However, this week we added so many routes, that losing a summer seasonal ORY isn't a huge deal. Also could this mean a drop of an AA BOS-CDG?
There's no way that's sustainable.Frontier Airlines is adding new daily nonstop service from BOS-PHL.
Service begins May 1st, 2020 and runs on a daily schedule.
Now there will be 25x daily departures on BOS-PHL (Peak Day). 10x AA, 8x jetBlue, 6x Delta, 1x Frontier.
Yeah AUS, RDU, NYC, PHL and SFO are all very overserved for this upcoming summer. However, I think Frontier will do well because its really the only 'get away' flight, or being heavily advertised as. Fares are very low and the times are great.. mid morning.There's no way that's sustainable.
AA needs the flights to feed their network, but DL and B6 have more than enough capacity on that route for business P2P travel.
But didn't AA do that when they had a lock on the route? With B6 and DL, it's a different context this time.Given that AA chased Southwest out of BOS-PHL, I don't see how Frontier lasts, unless it is somehow a utilization or positioning flight, a short hop that fills a plane's midday.
Which likely makes even more difficult for Frontier. AA, DL, and B6 are Boston's Big Three. AA has the hub at PHL, and DL and B6 have hubs/focus cities in Boston. All three have big followings out of BOS. Who is Frontier's market in Boston? PHL isn't Myrtle Beach or Orlando. There's some leisure travel in there, but the O&D market is heavily skewed towards business travelers. I am really having a hard time understanding the thought process on this one is, and would expect it to go down as another miss on Frontier "let's throw things at the wall and see what sticks" approach to p2p routes.*But didn't AA do that when they had a lock on the route? With B6 and DL, it's a different context this time.
Cape Air’s proposal for Boston-New York seaplane service is finally cleared for takeoff. The Boston Planning & Development Agency board on Thursday amended its licensing agreement with Boston Waterboat Marina to allow for docking of seaplanes at the marina’s Long Wharf location for a one-year trial period. The amendment comes with several conditions: Cape Air would be limited to four daily flights, for example, and would not be able to dock overnight at Long Wharf or to refuel there. Planes would also need to yield to ferry traffic
We'll see what happens with the routes (and who serves them), but the Chinese government is taking over the HNA group and will likely sell off airline assets to China Eastern and China Southern. I imagine that one or both of the PVG and PEK routes will be served by a Chinese carrier, but who and when are the questions. If it actually is the end of Hainan, it's a shame. I've enjoyed flying them more than any other Mainland Chinese carrier I've flown.Now that Hainan flights from China are cancelled, will they leave Logan permanently?
China-US have a set amount of Tier I frequencies (any US City to PEK/PVG/CAN)We'll see what happens with the routes (and who serves them), but the Chinese government is taking over the HNA group and will likely sell off airline assets to China Eastern and China Southern. I imagine that one or both of the PVG and PEK routes will be served by a Chinese carrier, but who and when are the questions. If it actually is the end of Hainan, it's a shame. I've enjoyed flying them more than any other Mainland Chinese carrier I've flown.
I’m not sure there’s going to be any eagerness to take on most of the routes Hainan will no longer be operating never mind a new route like Guangzhou. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Beijing return in relatively short order but I wouldn’t count on Shanghai.Id like to see Air China in on PEK, China Southern on CAN and China Eastern on PVG.