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AeroRepublica Colombia And Others In 2004  
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

AeroRepublica will fly more international!

AeroRepublica is planning to start operating this year
Cali - Miami
Baranquilla - Miami
And to Quito from several cities in Colombia.
They are also launching 1.5bln Colombian pesos (about 550.000 USD) promotion campaign for San Andres, designed to recover the popularity of the island and make it a bigger international destination
see article below... in Spanish.

http://www.la-republica.com.co/noticia.php?id_notiweb=7907&id_subseccion=70&template=noticia&fecha=2004-02-08%2012:00

other news
* Aires joined the Amadeus system
* Inter to acquire 2 more DC-9's and also begins fleet renewal

Saludos
wimpy"col"


Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
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User currently offlineSoAmSky From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

Funny I was just taking about San Andres in your other post about the new airline.

Now, one question in regard with "Inter to acquire 2 more DC-9's and also begins fleet renewal"
How can Inter be renewing their fleet by acquiring the stone aged DC-9s. They must be kidding.  Laugh out loud



Soar the blue of the South American Sky
User currently offlineJuanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Yes, I think Inter has serious problems, recently they got two 737-200 (ex-Frontier" to renew their fleet, it is soooo boring whatching their old planes in that horrible paint scheme!! I don't really know what are they thinking!!!

Juan SKBO


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4554 times:

Wimpycol,


I'm afraid this has already been said and discussed a couple of times.

Anyway, yes, AeroRepublica is planning a massive expansion both domestically and internationally.

Besides CLO-MIA and BAQ-MIA, they already received the aproval of the following international sectors:

- BOG-CCS
- BOG-LIM
- BOG-MIA
- BOG-MCO

and domestically:

- MDE-CTG (Cartagena) starting daily flight in MD-83.
- Increasing the shuttle between BOG and MDE
- Consolidating their focus city in AZD (San Andres Island)


Currently AeroRepublica is the strongest operator in San Andrés, serving the island with several daily flights from BOG, MDE, CLO and BAQ. All operated in a mix of MD-81 and -83.

Avianca currently offers only nonstops to ADZ from BOG, all in MD-83s.


Aires also seems to be growing. I heard they're going to receive a couple of Dash-8 more to increase some flights and to open some new routes. They keep on consolidating their hub in EOH (Medellin's domestic airport) serving almost all destinations in the route system from here.


Oh, and Inter, just don't get me started guys.  Insane



SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Inter has added an ex-Midwest DC-9-32.

Is AeroRepublica adding more MD-80's to cover the expansion?

Thanks


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4521 times:

717fan,

I think they are. I believe they received like two or three additional MD-83s to the end of last year, in order to cover the domestic expansion.

I imagine they are waiting to receive new equipment to begin with the new routes. Remember that, although they are planning several int'l routes, AeroRepublica is currently only a domestic carrier.


SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

SOUTHAMERICA

GRACIAS!
Thanks again for the info and now of AeroRepublica.
I didn't knew that they going that strong at the moment.
any news on the routes.. that you mentioned above??
- BOG-CCS
- BOG-LIM
- BOG-MIA
- BOG-MCO
Are the operating it already or in the next coming months?

About Aires... the Dash-8 that they will get... are they brand new or from Europe, USA??, any info on that??

Wimpycol



Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

Wimpy,

Yes, AeroRepublica has been going strong lately. Since they changed their image, they started a huge publicity campaign in order to be the No1 carrier for colombians. They changed their livery, as well as they're whole fleet from DC9s to MDs, etc. They cover almost the whole national territory at the moment.

All those int'l flights are only planned, and they expect to be operating them by the end of this year, if things go well.

As I said in a recent post; although AeroRepublica has some int'l services planned in the horizon, currently they are a domestic only airline.


About the new Aires' Dash-8s, I have no idea from where they'll be comming. The only thing I know is that they'll be based in Medellin. Currently Aires serves almost 10 domestic destinations from their hub in EOH (Medellin) with multiple direct nonstops a day.


SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

INteresting to see AeroRepublica applying to serve MCO- with the growing Colombian community in Central Florida I'm sure maybe a twice weekly flight could work out.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineAirways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4485 times:

Does anyone know if any of these Colombian airlines print timetables?

If anyone can supply me with original printed (not photocopied!) timetables from Aero Republica, Inter, Aires, West Caribbean, or any other Colombian airlines, I will pay $10 each plus postage!!!

www.timetableimages.com

airways1


User currently offlineSoAmSky From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

At one point this year AV was about to pull out the only non stop flight Cartagena has to North America (Miami). Av alleged the market couldn't sustain the flight. (for one thing it was less expensive going to CTG thru BOG, fares to CTG with AV are usually high). Well business, People, Gov in Cartagena were very concerned about the consequences this could've brought upon the tourism, conventions, and the economy in general. Well they started talking to Aerorepublica which had intention to operate the route and IMO they would've strengthened it, and offered a better service with more competitive fares. AV Realized that they were going to loose an strategic market in CTG and assured Cartagenean they were going to continue to serve the city. Latest news is that they're downsizing the service by offering just 2 non stop flight a week.
I've visited the avianca web site many times. They currently have one promotion to Cartagena from MIA for $295+taxes, guess what?? The only flights offered along with that promotion is MIA-BOG-CTG. I assume that If I want to take the only non stop flight I have to pay over $500 for just 2.5 hours flight time.
Go Aerorepublica, go!!



Soar the blue of the South American Sky
User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4463 times:

So how AeroRepublica going to do if their A/C have Colombian Registration, and I believe that Colombia is CAT2. (they cant fly to the US.)


"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4455 times:


Yes, indeed the flight is being downgraded to 2xweekly, operating only on Wednesdays and Sundays. But be sure that around June or so, the flight will be upgraded again to daily.

Hope you get a good fare. AV offers always better prices connecting through their BOG hub. Although for me, going MDE-MIA or MDE- BOG-MIA is pretty much the same thing referringto fares.


Again, if you have any question just ask.


SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineSoAmSky From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

Hi SOUTHAMERICA

"Oh, and Inter, just don't get me started guys."

Please, tell us all about it. Big grin



Soar the blue of the South American Sky
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32602 posts, RR: 72
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

Awesome news to see them coming to MIA. The MIA-BAQ market is underserved and will welcome a 2nd daily. I think it would be great, however, if they maybe tried a new market. Something like MIA-PEI (which Avianca does same-plane via BOG) or maybe even MIA-ADZ (though that market would probably be very limited).


a.
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4426 times:

SoAmSky,


Nah, just kidding. I just think they've got lots of work to do if they want to be considered as a true carrier here. Pretty old fleet againts the other airlines', and their network is also very small (with several important destiantions unserved), among other things.



SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Hello Juan

do you know anything more on these B737-200's of Inter???
I was in BOG last december and didn't saw them?? Are the stalled at the Inter hangar?
Well it would be cool to see really new planes in their fleet not old 727's! But if they put it on service, will the fly Bogota-Cali???
A friend of mine travel a lot between Bogota and Cali for work. But always travel with Inter because her company pais the tickets!!. She dont like it all, and prefer to fly with AV.

About the horrible paint scheme!! Yes its that rare colors, but the one before was more terrible. At this moment the sice of the name is perfect.... maybe they must paint it with happy colors!!

saludos
Willem




Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineNavega From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Just got back from Colombia and I must say that not only did the
Country impress me, but also AeroRepublica.

I flew BOG-CLO-BOG and both trips on brand new MD80's. Excellent
ground and air service. Airplanes spotless and beautiful.

They served a cold breakfast on a 45 minute flight and were able
to serve drinks and pick up eveything before landing. This on a full flight.

Beautiful and I do mean Beautiful flight attendants.

Very professional and polite and accommodating.

Go AeroRepublica....Go Colombia... I highly recommend visiting this
beautiful country.



User currently offlineJuanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Hi Willem!! I have not seen those 737s, a friend of mine saw them still in the frontier's colours early this year and he has the registration numbers so I'll ask him and will tell you. I do not really know which routes are going to be used with these planes, I do not follow Inter' steps too often. I still think that 737-200s are not a very good option. I have nothing against them but surely when you look at them at BOG you can't avoid start singing "uno de nosotros...no es como los otros....es diferente de todos los demas...."

Juan
SKBO


User currently offlineSoAmSky From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4324 times:

What happened to Inter???

This airline used to fly many destination in Colombia, but they have pulled out from different cities, its market has shrunk significantly. I know that after the accident Inter had before arriving to Cartagena, the company didn't go that bad. Inter kept its network for some more years. I know their planes were always pretty full because they really offered pretty good fares. At one point I read they were going to renew fleet with the B717. I'm stunned reading here the type of planes they're getting to renew their fleet: B737-200, DC-9... It seems they really want to be a "chiva" in the skies.



Soar the blue of the South American Sky
User currently offlineSoAmSky From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

This may be interesting to you.

There is a thread going on there: Brand new Airline just announced! USA

It is a movie called soulplane. http://soulplane.com

Well, the so hot, Sofia Vergara, plays in that movie. It would be worth just to see her Big grin



Soar the blue of the South American Sky
User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4287 times:

LOL Juan

I have nothing against them but surely when you look at them at BOG you can't avoid start singing "uno de nosotros...no es como los otros....es diferente de todos los demas...."

I certainly do sing it in my mind when I see the Inter a/c.  Smile I feel bad for these guys, they need to do a serious refurbishment to the airline to get it going the right way.

---
AeroRepublica is doing pretty well, and keeps getting more & more customers since Avianca began having problems. It's a good thing for one, and a bad thing for the other. I just hope it all turns out the right way.


Saludos
-Alfredo


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4270 times:


SoAmSky,


Yes, Inter has shrunk significantly. There network has been reduced to a few destinations like CLO, BOG, CTG and ADZ.

Man, they don't even fly to MDE ! (although competition to BOG from MDE is pretty rough).


SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Any news on Aerorepublica getting a different type of A/C for the routes to MIA and CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO? Maybe A320?

Wouldn't it maybe make sense for CO, CM, TA, etc. to have a higher interest in Aerorepublica, since they are doing so good?

KdX


User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4250 times:

I've been flying AP for years now..since about 1999, and they are terrific for a small national carrier!! Been flying down to Leticia Colombia where I grew up for 19 years in the Brazil are there.. The've been telling me over the last year or so that they were trying to get into Miami or Orlando

Phil



If it ain't Boeing, I ain't goeing!
25 Amazonphil : the're website www.aerorepublica.com.co they are basically an all MD-80 fleet with a couple DC-9's of which were Continental's..I knew because I flew
26 Post contains images SOUTHAMERICA : Komododx, The thing is AeroRepublica is not even being sold. Do you think that the airline's management would offer to sell the one carrier that has r
27 Komododx : SOUTHA, I'm really glad to hear all the good news about AeroRepublica. I remember maybe 7 or 8 years ago (roughly?) I used to hear that they used to b
28 Komododx : PS. Which is the current livery of AeroRepublica? The ones with the pics that SOUTHA. posted, or the ones with the billboard titles? KdX
29 Post contains images Bio15 : The current livery is the one on the pictures posted by SOUTHAMERICA. The new scheme is beautiful, I think the old livery was not very tasteful. Aero
30 Wimpycol : hola Juan Thanks for the info!!! And if you have furter info on it i will see it. The only plane that i love to see in their colors right now is the D
31 Wimpycol : Some other news about flights to Colombia this year I'm not sure or maybe its old news!? (comments are welcome) AA; AA wants to resume daily service f
32 Post contains links Wimpycol : Hello; Read this article today in http://eltiempo.com: http://eltiempo.com/economia/10defebrerode2004/ARTICULO-WEB-_NOTA_INTERIOR-1505790.html (spanis
33 Post contains links Komododx : Daag Willem! All I could find is this: http://www.larepublica.com.co/noticia.php?id_notiweb=8317&id_subseccion=70&template=noticia&fecha=2004-02-10_1:
34 Komododx : I could have sworn that I saw the new AeroRepublica c/s with billboard titles... but I gave it some thought and I think it was a repaint of an MD in F
35 Juanr : Hola Willem!! According to aerocivil official page Inter DCH8s are still flying the following routes: Bogotá-Cali-Pasto Cali-Bogota Pasto-Cali Bogot
36 Copa737 : Copa Airlines fly to Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin, Cali and Barranquilla. And yes, they want to add a second frequency to Bogota. Right now they are us
37 Bongo : What I know about Copa (Sorry, it is not the topic) is that they are growing so fast, and they will need an expansion in they hub in PTY. I'm a freque
38 SOUTHAMERICA : Wimpy, It's not to burst your bubble, but all those AA news were already made public. In Colombia, AA is going from 5xweek to daily on their MIA-MDE-M
39 Copa737 : Bongo, You are completly right. There are plans for the New Tocumen, they are talking about a new Terminal and adding 7 gates to the Actual Terminal.
40 Amazonphil : SouthAmerica, YEs they do use the MD-83 for the LET-BOG route. THe last DC-9 that I flew that route on was in 2001. THanks for the plug.. Phil
41 B752fanatic : I dont know, but when the word "Expand" is used by an airline when they begin new services for me the meaning of that word is "Bankruptcy". Why dont t
42 SOUTHAMERICA : B752fanatic, I agree completely on what you said. But, I think you, and all of you guys are misunderstanding what's really happening here. AeroRepubl
43 SOUTHAMERICA : Just as additional information and for those of you who want to know more about the company, here is a summary of all AeroReublica's operations for M
44 MAH4546 : It's not to burst your bubble, but all those AA news were already made public. In Colombia, AA is going from 5xweek to daily on their MIA-MDE-MIA flig
45 Thomas_Jaeger : Anybody knows how West Caribbean is doing, I heard they were interested in adding more regional aircraft, most likely ATRs?
46 SoAmSky : "Aces went down because of the sames reason: GREED." I don't buy that for a second. If any, you can say their airbuses was the cause of its debacle as
47 SOUTHAMERICA : SoAmSky, Actually when I wrote that no other airline would dare to walk through ACES' domain, I was referring to EOH (Medellin's Domestic Airport) an
48 Wimpycol : Hola Juan!! Thanks again for the info and the source! I didn't knew that the Aerocivil site gives this kind of info. So Inter fly Bogota-Cali-Pasto. I
49 Wimpycol : hola Felipe, Thanks for the info, So if Copa will do 2 daily flights to BOG, will they use also the 737-800? and when will they get the 2 new ones? Wi
50 SOUTHAMERICA : Wimpy, Yes, Avianca has 1 daily flight from BOG to Pasto, the only difference with Inter, is that AV's flight 9293 BOG-PSO is nonstop, unlike Inter's
51 SoAmSky : Hi SOUTHAMERICA Thank you for correcting me. Nevertheless, it doesn't change the fact that Aces still had a strong presence in Medellin area when comb
52 Wimpycol : hola SOUTHAMERICA, thanks for the info on AeroRepublica! It's nice to hear that they going strong! Next timei'm in Colombia I must fly with them. Do t
53 Juanr : Hola Willem I know that Sam has two daily flights from Cali to Pasto with F50s but I am almost sure they do not fly those planes BOG-CLO. On the BOG-C
54 Post contains links and images Wimpycol : SOUTHAMERICA gracias "Avianca also offers 2 daily flights between CLO and PSO, both of the operated by F-50s too." thats the info where i'm asking for
55 Post contains links and images Wimpycol : Hola Juan yes Fede is very quick and with alot of info also!!! The last 3 year took some pics at El dorado and yes your right, I have a pic with Aeroc
56 Juanr : Hola Willem! Well, On gate C1 I almost always see AV-MD83s, 5 years ago I saw there a SAM RJ100 but those are gone; on gate C3 I've seen Copa's 737, M
57 Komododx : Hey all, just a quick question. Looking at the pics, I saw the VX 727 at CLO. I thought they had retired them earlier, when did VX retire their 72s? '
58 SOUTHAMERICA : Komododx, SAM retired the RJ-100s several years ago, around the year 1998. Currently, SAM flies a fleet of 2 MD-83s and 4 or 5 F-50s, all on behalf o
59 Juanr : Yes, I had the chance to fly on a SAM Rj100 on my senior trip from ADZ to CTG in june 1996, it was a good plane, however, a few weeks later I remember
60 Komododx : Thanks Southa and Juan. Yeah I remember my first flight in a VX 727 was BOG-CTG. Awesome flight, awesome crew, awesome airline. I also recall flying B
61 Post contains links and images WIMPYCOL : AV has got another 60 days to workout their future plans. did anybody knew that not only CO, Taca and LanChile were the only candidatas to buy AV, but
62 Post contains links SoAmSky : I have a question. Is Catan military airport another "airport" in Bogota or is just a military facility within El Dorado airport? I always thought it
63 Post contains images Komododx : As far as I know it is just a military apron within ElDorado. There is a FAC (Colombian Air Force) base southwest of ElDorado in Madrid. KdX
64 Post contains links and images SOUTHAMERICA : Juan, Yes, you're right. SAM's RJ-100s were not retired because they wanted to, they were retired due to serious engine problems. When SAM had the RJ
65 Post contains links and images SOUTHAMERICA : B752, In reply #11 you wrote: So how AeroRepublica going to do if their A/C have Colombian Registration, and I believe that Colombia is CAT2. (they ca
66 Juanr : SoAmSky, "Catam Airport" is in fact the military apron of BOG, so in fact it is not a different airport, military planes uses both runways at BOG as a
67 Post contains links Juanr : Today I have found this article in Colombian newspaper "El Tiempo" I will try to translate it (not the whole article) http://eltiempo.terra.com.co/hi
68 Post contains images Komododx : Hey Juan. You'd be surprised at the number of Colombians living in Toronto and Montreal. I knew a lot of Colombians in Montreal in the six months that
69 Juanr : Hi KdX, yes, I know a lot of Colombians that went to live in Canada too, it surprised me a little beacuse of my own experience trying to fly to Canada
70 Post contains images Komododx : Juan, I'm surprised about your experience with Immigration in Canada. I remember I had a friend in Toronto, and she had family in Miami, and I asked h
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