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Why are there so much frequency between Paris (CDG&ORY), with Fort-De-France? Corsair uses a 747, Air Caïribes uses a A350, and Air France uses a 777-300. That’s so many seat availability for an island of just 83,000 people? Wouldn’t seats on this route continuously be empty due to the high frequency of flights? Is there a law requiring airlines to like Metropolitan France with the overseas territories? What’s the deal?
Maybe there is a lot of cargo that needs to be transported underneath? That could make it profitable
I was under the impression that Martinique has a population of over 385000?
You forgot XL Airways.
As for the reason why there are so many flights?
You might as well ask why there are so many flights to Florida from the northern states of the US.
Just as there are a lot of Americans that would never dream of going on vacation in non-English speaking country, there are also lots of French that will never venture outside the Francophile world.
Same story with PTP in Guadeloupe.
Highly doubt this is a cargo heavy route, this is Tourist bomber central.
3-4-3 config in a A330/350 will eat up a lot of extra hull space for bags.
Sure there is probably some cargo being moved to Fort-De-France, but the return is probably have a light cargo load.
Just to play devil’s advocate – that wikipedia page does link to an article saying 26 million euros worth of goods are exported each year. Sooo, it’s possible that some of that is via plane not ship!
However, your explanation is much more likely! I was just saying the first thing to come to mind