KL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 4977 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
Found more info on their website :
Increased service to San José
Effective beginning October 31st, 2004, Martinair will increase its frequency of service from Miami - Costa Rica to 7 times per week. The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as well as 2 flights per day on Wednesdays and Sundays. Service from Orlando - Costa Rica will also increase in frequency to 4 times per week, with flights on Mondays and Fridays and 2 flights on Saturdays. The flights will be operated on a Boeing 737-800 Passenger aircraft. Childrens' meals now include hot entrees, animal action figures and Fox Kids activities. Experience your vacation via Martinair: we offer a full-service product at a bargain airline fare!
" The European consumer would crawl naked over broken glass to get low fares." Michael O'Leary
TransGlobal2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 88 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1201 times:
I don't think they're adding them to the fleet. I think it's some sort of contract arrangement, and I'm just guessing at Miami Air based on the aircraft type, seat map, and of course, Miami. Miami Air (Z1) has also provided extra lift for AirTran lately.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9078 posts, RR: 13 Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 977 times:
Thanks for the clarification MAH4546,
The MIA-PAP route appears to be a very lucrative route for quite some airlines. I know for DCA (Ex ALM) it is a very important route that's always fully booked. DCA even had an aircraft based at MIA to fly this route Falcon Air also used to operate this flight for ALM in the past. But we all the bad condition DCA is at the moment, they are on the furge of bankrupcy, with an MD82 parked at MIA due to technical problems. Really sad, I must say (being from Curaçao myself). I guess this route is very profitable for AA as well, isn't it? Which other airlines operate the MIA-PAP route besides DCA, AF and AA? Are they the only airlines serving this route?
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31118 posts, RR: 74 Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 975 times:
I guess this route is very profitable for AA as well, isn't it?
Extremely profitable. They also operate FLL-PAP. One of the reasons it rakes in money for AA is that, during most of the year, they only operate three daily MIA-PAP flights (two A300s and a 738), operating four only during the summer and winter break. They limit capacity incredibly on this route, and that drives up yield a lot. AF, AA, and K8 are the only airlines on the route right now. Air d'Ayiti also flies the route, but they currently can't because they don't have an aircraft because Aero Continente, who operates the flight, is not allowed to fly to the US. When that is solved, they should be back in the air, unless the look for someone else to fly the route.