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Farewell To BA In Colombia And Venezuela :(  
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6519 times:

I want to thank BA for all those nice moments and good service that they gave me (and others) on the route LHR-CCS-BOG and also LGW-CCS-BOG
The trips on your B747’s B777’and B767’s were excellent.
Hope to see you come back again in the future!

Today will be their last flight to the north of South America.

I’m still very sad that this happened… the last time that I felt the same was when AV dropped their BOG-LHR route.

Still no many photos in the database from BA in BOG and CCS.
Here are some of mine and others to share with you! Hope that some of our Colombian friends are able to take some nice photos of the last flight.

Saludos
The Flying Dutchman - Willem Alberto  Crying


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Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
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User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6414 times:


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Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
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Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
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Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
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Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6400 times:


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Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4343 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6396 times:

Is BA slowly withdrawing from the Latin American destinations, leaving them to Iberia hubbing in MAD or American hubbing in Miami ? With Iberia having a mediocre product and the AA-BA alliance disfunctional I would guess BA would try to fly own metal to all destinations where they can fill at least a 767... I guess this has been discussed but can't find anything.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6391 times:

Yes you still can get BA tickets from LHR to BOG or CCS after today... but via MAD with IB.

Willem Alberto



Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineUnitedStarGold From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6299 times:

Pity that they're withdrawing from those markets. I suppose the yields were either terrible, or simply not high enough to justify the opportunity costs of using the aircraft on those routes. A friend of mine has often flown to Caracas on BA; she didn't know that you could turn right when boarding the plane, so let's hope that the alternatives offer a decent amount of comfort!


"The education of a man is never completed until he dies." - Gen. R.E. Lee
User currently offlineMarambio From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6267 times:

Servaas,

Is BA slowly withdrawing from the Latin American destinations, leaving them to Iberia hubbing in MAD or American hubbing in Miami ?

There is no official strategy from BA, nor press releases or anything, regarding their route plans for South America.

BA has dropped most of its destinations in South America in the last years (not that they had a lot in the past), the only two routes currently served in the region being LHR-CCS-BOG and LHR-GRU-EZE/GIG.

Caracas-Bogotá, as this thread of course mentions, has been dropped without comments from BA. They just announced they were discontinuing the service. I have heard that the loads and yields on that route were good, but that was before the Venezuelan crisis. Nevertheless Venezuela is currently recovering, and one would think that if they flew during the worst times, they would continue flying now. Sadly no, British Airways said goodbye to Colombia and Venezuela, letting partner Iberia to fly alone that route.

I believe that perhaps Bogotá alone would have been successful, but BOG's location (very high above the sea level) makes it impossible for a fully-loaded aircraft to get there from London. Bogotá isn't getting lots of services from Europe right now, just Iberia, Air France and Air Madrid. Also Avianca flies to MAD with its own metal. I think that's about it, but I'll let any of our Colombian friends to complete/correct the list.

Caracas is another story, since they get flights of Alitalia, Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia and TAP. Santa Bárbara also flies to Madrid and to Tenerife, plus Conviasa will fly all over the world from both Caracas and Porlamar (wishful thinking). Again, Venezuelan amigos please correct me if I'm wrong. I personally believe Caracas isn't saturated but it gets exactly what it needs, since the city itself is not that big and the Venezuelan crisis, Chávez pseudo-dictature and the ban on using Venezuelan credit cards abroad (which has now been lifted, I think) currently don't make the city appealing for foreign investors. On the other side, more Latin American airlines are starting flights to or resuming CCS, but that's another story.

As for the other BA route in South America, LHR-GRU-EZE/GIG (3x weekly to GIG and 4x to EZE) it's been doing quite well lately, and it was upgraded from a 772 to 744 for the (southern) summer season. Nevertheless there are some rumours regarding the elimination of the last two legs (GRU-EZE/GIG), and letting them again to partner Iberia via Madrid. But those are still, and thankfully, only rumours.

Saludos,
Marambio



Aerolíneas Argentinas - La Argentina que levanta vuelo.
User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6240 times:

Bogotá es high but it could allow flying to LHR directly. Avianca tried it with 762 and it worked, they retired but technically it's quite possible to fly BOG LHR directly with good loads. Now, the 763 has a lower range than the 762.


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User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6230 times:

I remember seeing the last regularly scheduled Concorde take off from CCS. It must have been 1980 or 1981. A lot of folks came out to see it off, photograph it, etc.

That day I was on my way home on a PanAm 747 up to Miami. Short trip for such a plane.


User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6203 times:

I remember the first time I flew on an International flight (CCS-AMS) we had arrived from our noon flight from PZO and KLMs counter didn't open untill 5PM so we went upstairs for some Burger King, as my dad was filling out some immigration papers I sat on the terrace and saw something that really got my attention.......as I got close to the edge and leaned over this is what I saw:


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 Crying  Crying  Crying enough said......



ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2409 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 6187 times:

Another bad news for the aboandoned South America!

If we want to here the rumours of BA leaving Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo would be all that's left.
If I do the right math, the only direct link between London and South America would be BA/RG to Sao Paulo, right? Is this a sign of our continent not having strong enough links with the UK? weird indeed, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt and Amsterdam will have more contact. London will stay almost at the "level" of Brussels or Lisbon.

It would be nice if this turns to be the chance for another Southamerican carrier to adventure british skies!

Regards )( Arcano



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User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6130 times:

Marambio,


A couple of comments regarding your post:


There is no official strategy from BA, nor press releases or anything, regarding their route plans for South America.

True. However, a simple inspection of BA's worldwide network, and a consequent comparison with what they currently have left in terms of presence, specifically, in South America, will tell that BA has long been focusing towards a big-time yield extraction, tightly related with premium product offer/demand, in markets that have simply proven better.


I have heard that the loads and yields on that route were good

A thousand and one comments about the route performance were made, most of them pointing out that loads were good, but yields pretty much weak, specially passenger-wise. Many day-by-day conversations [based on personal expierences mostly] gave credits to Bogota as the responsible for most of the route's traffic. Nothing official, yet I tend to strongly believe in both cases, specially the one noting mediocre yield performance, which can easily explain why they're leaving.




I believe that perhaps Bogotá alone would have been successful


Maybe Marcos, but there's more to it...


BA offered a thrice weekly service, when most European airlines flying to either Bogota or Caracas provide a daily service, or at least, a much more frequent operation. I know, this aspect would have further hurt the route performance if the dominant traffic was business instead of leisure, but still, for starters they're in a clear disadvantage.


BA, unlike AF [which is the second strongest player in the region] has a rather unflexible fleet to meet the conditions given by different markets/destinations. They are keen in filling the premium classes, and let's face it, for a significant amount of passengers generated both in my country and in Venezuela, premium-economy is enough of a product in order to satisfy their expectations of luxury-class. Needless to say that Club World, much less First, were products that were simply not going to be popular, especially in Bogotá.


Even if Bogota was performing acceptably, this fact was strongly clouded by Caracas' conditions. If I'm not mistaken they had a F/A base in Caracas and rotated crews there, not in Bogota, and this, added to Bogota's hot-and-[very]high conditions versus BA's fleet status, made the stop in Caracas more vital even if they didn't want to.


Add to all this, the clear inconvinience in BA's scheduled, they offered extremely late departure from Caracas around midnight, and a lousy afternoon arrival to Heathrow; while the other European majors depart Caracas [and Bogota] around the late afternoon allowing an early arrival to their hubs. All this scene became even more obsolete knowing Heathrow's geographical position for connections against Paris or Madrid.


And as if it weren't enough, they never got the 5th freedom rights between Caracas and Bogota.


Believe me, it's sad to see BA leaving from Colombia, and Venezuela at that, but it isn't one bit surprising when looking to it thoroughly, and 757MDE can give credit to that [and our MSN conversations about the topic]


Now let's sit and wait until somebody fills in the void.






SOUTHAMERICA




[Edited 2005-02-07 05:41:09]

User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6089 times:

What's left of BA Latin America routes? MEX, GRU, GIG, EZE. Anything else? If you compare what we get with their African and Asian routes we are kind of behind. Granted, we don't have neither the economic appeal of Asia nor the colonial links of Africa, but we deserve better from the national carrier of the United Kingdom. Just my two cents.

User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

Jcavinato,

The last Concorde flight CCS-CDG was AF200 on March 27th 1982 (F-BVFB).


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User currently offlineMarambio From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5979 times:

If I do the right math, the only direct link between London and South America would be BA/RG to Sao Paulo, right?

I don't know if it counts, but AR flies to London Gatwick via Madrid, the last leg operated by sister airline Air Plus Comet but sold as an AR flight.

There have been talks about starting a new, dedicated services from Buenos Aires to London, but apparently it will not happen in a near future.

Saludos,
Marambio



Aerolíneas Argentinas - La Argentina que levanta vuelo.
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19239 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

In terms of yields to BOG and CCS, it was rare to find a fare for under £400 from LHR on BA.


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User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5925 times:

Hi Guys

According to an internal staff newsletter, both CCS and BOG did not contribute sufficient profit in order to justify the expenses of the operation (including crew bases in either CCS or BOG, I can't remember where they were located).

It's a real shame I know, but you have to understand that the company, although having just announced a modest profit for the 3rd financial quarter (£75m) is going through some tough times. There is quite a large debt to service (about £3 billion, one of the highest firgures in Europe) our employee costs are one of the highest in Europe (bar SAS), and the airline is still having problems trying to generate decent profits in its European ops. Not easy tasks.

The days when the airline might have given stations such as CCS or BOG more time to make a decent contribution are gone I'm afraid. The management have become a lot more strict with regards to the network, and given our strong relationship with Iberia, the reasons for remaining strong in Latin America are not necessarily economic! The truth is that the airline wants to focus on lucrative routes/regions around the network.

Unfortunately, apart from GRU (and perhaps EZE, sometimes), Latin America is not very attractive, in this economic sense. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the UK does not compete in trade terms with France and Spain, for instance. Leisure passengers are fine, but the main profit centre for BA is Club World (First only just makes a profit). If BA can't fill CW, then management will not look favourably on that particular route. The airline can't afford to fly everywhere anymore (a shame, but this is a business!)

Now I hope we don't go cancelling EZE....a shame the BA crew no longer stay there (they just operate the return shuttle from GRU).

You may be interested in reading the history of the CCS/BOG route; the story was published in last week's internal staff paper; I can email it to anyone interested.

Saludos



User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2409 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5865 times:

Marambio:

Actually I did remember AR, but I meant direct flights. Not sure if it's exactly the same, but for me AR option is, in terms of passengers confort, equivalent to LA connecting with IB...

Regards)(



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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2099 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5855 times:

Doors to Manual BA's debt is down to just under £3.2 billion now, but as the company has managed to reduce it by nearly £1 billion last year, and by £3.4 billion since December 2001, that's an achievement. Shame to see BA dropping routes it has operated for a long time, especially with RYD and JED going too. At the same time though can hopefully expect to see BA in PVG later this year, as well as BLR, and an expanded presence in MAA. So not all doom and gloom from BA.

Be interested in a copy of that article if you'd care to e-mail it DoorstoManual.



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1277 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

DoorsToManual, could you please e-mail me a copy of the article? Thank you!

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

It is sad that BA was pulling out from this route. I can remember using the service 1991 with my family with an old BA 747-100 (LHR-CCS-BOG) and back. These days the service was not really the best compared to the other airlines, but ok it was the cheapest. On the return flight we had technical problems in CCS, and the flight was forced too do an extra stop in Antigua. We arrived LHR with a 10 hours delay...

In my opinion the decision of BA to pull out from this market is totally wrong.
The seats are replaced by other carriers like AF,LH,AZ...and BA is loosing the part of the cake, in specially for the high yielding transfer passengers from Northern South America to India, China and South Asia. This marketplace is increasing year by year. And I don´t think they are attractive with a routing BOG/CCS - MAD - LHR - DEL. The passengers will prefer a one airport connection via CDG or FRA.

regards
Avianca



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

If we want to here the rumours of BA leaving Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo would be all that's left.

Rio de Janeiro would also be left. But if EZE goes GIG would also go.

On the other hand, BA is very vigilant with GIG because VS announced that GIG is in its "wish list". If VS operates LHR-GIG, I'm sure BA would not withdraw from GIG.

BA could also operate a dedicated flight LHR-GRU and open a second route LHR-GIG-EZE [plus on the traffic GIG-EZE there is less competition if compared to GRU-EZE].

If I do the right math, the only direct link between London and South America would be BA/RG to Sao Paulo, right?

Arcano: RG flies daily LHR-GRU-GIG with the MD-11. In 2004 loads were 80-90%, and is one RG's most profitable international routes, especially on business and first. [3 x week RG extends the flight and operates CPH-LHR-GRU-GIG].

As such, RG is the only LatAm airline landing in the UK and Scandinavia.

DoorsToManual:

BA should be spending a lot in their crew to operate the GRU-EZE and GRU-GIG legs, correct? The crew is based in GRU only? How is the crew rotation on the EZE/GIG legs, and are they locals with BA crew taking over GRU-LHR?

Do you think BA will keep the 747 to GRU all-year around? Please email me the internal staff paper.

Rgs,


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25 Post contains images Chiguire : Bye, bye BA ! It's very sad to see them leaving. I had nice flights with them ! I consider the decision to leave CCS as a mistake ! Maybe wee see them
26 DoorsToManual : Hi Guys I'll send you the email as as soon as I can, it's an attachment in PDF format. FlyCaledonian, Indeed, large strides have been made in cutting
27 Bogota : My internal source at BA summarized BA´s policy and why the route was closed down. 1. Costs of staff (most of the crew based in BOG have been around
28 Hardiwv : However, I check loads on the GRU flight regularly, and the flight always appears full in F and overbooked in all other cabins! I am also aware that B
29 Avianca : also the cargoloads on all sectors from LHR to (GRU;GIG;EZE) , at least on the southbound flight. are very good booked. It is hard to get space on thi
30 Hardiwv : Anybody has information how is the loadfactor on the northbound flight? ok for this legs the yield is very poor Cargo yields for the Northboud segment
31 DoorsToManual : Hi Hardi Sorry, didn't mean to confuse you with the word 'base'. As far as I know, there is NO base at GRU/GIG. Simply the UK crew will nightstop at G
32 Avianca : intresting to hear that. because in special Brazil is very well known in the market, with poor cargoloads on northbound flights. And it is very diffic
33 Hardiwv : DoorsToManual: Tks for the info. Now I understand, the crew makes a nightstop in GRU and next day serves EZE or GIG. Very smart way of dealing with th
34 DoorsToManual : Sorry me again! Well, I have no work today so..... Hardi, maybe I'm just quite bad with computers, but I can't email you the article through a.net bec
35 Hardiwv : DoorsToManual: Tks for the interesting article. In the article they underline that the reason why BA is leaving BOG and CCS is based on low return ("l
36 Lima : British Airways used to have Argentina based and also Brazilian based crews. Anyone knows what happened with these scheme?
37 AlitaliaMD11 : its the conection with Iberia thats stopping the Latin America flights. Iberia flies to a lot of Latin American destinations from MAD, and its easier
38 Summa767 : BA clearly has its strategy of focusing on premium passengers, but I am happy that the way is clear for Avianca to return to London non-stop. In the l
39 Hardiwv : Whilst BA is shrinking its network, VS is expanding theirs. Indeed, and VS stated that GIG was in its wish-list, so maybe we could see VS landing in t
40 Bogota : I know BA still have both Brazilian and Argentinian based crew, as well as Mexico based crew, and if they use the same scheme as they did in CCS-BOG t
41 DoorsToManual : Well, judging by the big mailbox next to the ICC (International Cabin Crew) dropfiles at BA crew report centre a big white label with "Mi Buenos Aires
42 Planenutz : ts too bad that BA isn't looking at South America as an opportunity, like AC, IB, and AF. All three of these carriers seek to provide an alternative t
43 SOUTHAMERICA : On the other side, more Latin American airlines are starting flights to or resuming CCS, but that's another story. True, but another significant amoun
44 Hardiwv : too bad that BA isn't looking at South America as an opportunity, like AC, IB, and AF Dont forget LH (GRU, two flights da day, EZE, SCL and CCS), AZ (
45 Post contains images Anxebla : BA wants a merger with IB, and BA is doing all possible to get a "yes" from the leading Iberia's shareholders. And BA is not very interesting on the S
46 Post contains images Anxebla : From reply 19:According to an internal staff newsletter, both CCS and BOG did not contribute sufficient profit in order to justify the expenses of the
47 Orion737 : Sad! BA have had to back off Spanish speaking South America, despite good loads. Iberia considered it their turf and wanted BA's share of the market f
48 Wimpycol : Anxebla BA wanted to do the same with KL some years ago.... before the AF-KL merger. But KL always refused on the fact that they would lose their bran
49 Post contains images SOUTHAMERICA : As it is I will travel via CDG with AF should I visit Colombia. Daily flight from March 27 if it helps... SOUTHAMERICA
50 Anxebla : >""IB lost me when they started charging me for coffee and sandwiches on their flights to Spain""< Also me, Orion, but it seem a trend currently on in
51 Post contains images Anxebla : (well in 5 years from now nobody knows what will happen with KL.) KLM will keep its own name and identity... forever. Remember the name, "c'est la soc
52 DoorsToManual : Hi Anxebla Very interesting thoughts! As I said, I'm not really in a position to comment with authority on BA-IB relationship. I'm not sure BA would n
53 RCS763AV : Very sad! BA just quit b/c there werent 500 daily pax for ClubWorld. There is a huge Colombian and Venezuelan community in the UK. Plus a 777-200ER co
54 Luisde8cd : True, but another significant amount is reducing/reduced frequencies/capacity to Caracas, not only Latin carriers; namely Aerolíneas Argentinas, Ame
55 Marambio : Arcano: Actually I did remember AR, but I meant direct flights. Not sure if it's exactly the same, but for me AR option is, in terms of passengers con
56 Luisde8cd : Re the MD-88s: their average age is around 12.2 years, therefore they are not that old. Hehehe I know, slight misunderstanding. What I meant was that
57 SOUTHAMERICA : A A319 lands here in CCS every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Well how peculiar. You're wrong too. Just drive to Maiquetía those specific da
58 Lima : Not only high loads count. As here anexbla said the cost of operating impact on the decision to keep a route. For example in Buenos Aires, airlines of
59 LatinAviation : BA should be spending a lot in their crew to operate the GRU-EZE and GRU-GIG legs, correct? The crew is based in GRU only? How is the crew rotation on
60 Hardiwv : LatinAviation: Tks for the details. It does make sense. So the crew would be based in GRU, with another shifttaking over the EZE and GIG legs coming b
61 Chiguire : A A319 lands here in CCS every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Sorry SOUTHAMERICA, but this is correct (from 5th June). Until the end of March
62 Bogota : Found out: Crew fly out of LHR to GRU with 2 Brazil based crew and 1 based in Argentina the rest are LHR based (12 I was told but was not sure) if the
63 Luisde8cd : Well how peculiar. You're wrong too. Just drive to Maiquetía those specific days [except sunday] and you'll be forever waiting for the wanted arrival
64 Post contains links Marambio : Hardi, Can Air Plus sell tickets only for the portion MAD-LGW As far as I know, no. The flight is operated with an Air Plus aircraft but it works as a
65 Avianca : you can buy tickets on the Aerolineas flight (operated by Air Plus) MUC-MAD (conection for the EZE flight). The tickets are more than cheap, the price
66 Post contains links AV757 : I do not see BOG as a good gateway to Europe via LHR for Colombian citizens since it became mandatory to have visas for the British Isles, as a Colomb
67 Lima : Very interesting point AV757! The transit visa for Colombians in the UK. I have Colombian friends in Netherlands who could not travel via the UK for t
68 DoorsToManual : About the AR service between LGW and MAD. I flew the first flight LGW-MAD a couple of years ago - it was an MD-88 "Parque Nacional Calilegua" (or some
69 Post contains images Anxebla : AV757--... interesting article... but the following is totally false: “fue una decisión muy difícil y no la tomamos ligeramente. La razón de esta
70 Hardiwv : IB...the best airline between Latin America and Europe. This is news... Anxebla: I dont think that BA's withdrawal of BOG-CCS is so simple as you said
71 Post contains images Anxebla : Not necesarilly. VS is not interested on the South American market at all ...when all's said and done, can you tell me where the ties UK-South Americ
72 DoorsToManual : Guys, don't forget to be careful when comparing Virgin with BA. One airline is private, part of a larger group of companies, not accountable to shareh
73 SOUTHAMERICA : Chiguire, A A319 lands here in CCS every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Sorry SOUTHAMERICA, but this is correct (from 5th June). No, of cours
74 Hardiwv : VS is not interested on the South American market at all ...when all's said and done, can you tell me where the ties UK-South America are??? Which is
75 Post contains images Anxebla : >""and VS could well fill the gap""< Gap-... What gap are you talking about? ...IF maybe there's market LHR-GIG is not schedule, but charter, and by t
76 Marambio : DoorsToManual, I'm just wondering why they [Aerolíneas Argentinas] still don't use their own aircraft? It basically has to do with fleet arrangements
77 Chiguire : A A319 lands here in CCS every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Sorry SOUTHAMERICA, but this is correct (from 5th June). No, of course it isn'
78 SOUTHAMERICA : Do you happen to know if Air Plus Comet will get the same treatement than Air Madrid got, regarding the non-stop flight? Good question Marcos. Air Plu
79 Hardiwv : IF maybe there's market LHR-GIG is not schedule, but charter, and by the way, it had been LGW-GIG instead LHR-GIG. Another thing is GRU-London. Okay,
80 AV757 : AV will operate CLO-MAD-CLO nonstop in reciprocity for Air Plus Comet BOG-MAD-BOG. AV757
81 Post contains images Luisde8cd : im afraid your facts couldn't be further from reality. Check again AC's schedules to CCS Damn you are really stuborn and retarded. You say CCS gets 2
82 SOUTHAMERICA : and according to you, my facts are further from reality. It's not according to me, it's according to aircanada.com that you're facts are miserably ina
83 A300AA : AV757 AV will operate CLO-MAD-CLO nonstop. Do you know what type of equipment? AA has being trying to upgrade its flights to CLO, during high season t
84 Avianca : is the CLO-MAD-CLO route still plnd for once a week? A300AA it can not be correct that CLO hasn´t lifters. DC-8 and DC-10 freighter on behalfe of Tam
85 Luisde8cd : You've said since the beginning that CCS sees AC arrival on Tuesdays, Thrusdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For the third time, check that again as you ha
86 Post contains images Arcano : Marambio: Indeed hermano, of course I know AR is much more directr than LA/IB. But I was not trying to define (again) what is direct or not. I know yo
87 AV757 : Avianca CLO-MAD-CLO will be operated on a Boeing 767-200, you are correct there is only one inoperative pallet lifter at CLO and it is being serviced
88 SOUTHAMERICA : Avianca CLO-MAD-CLO will be operated on a Boeing 767-200 AV757, is the info about number of frequencies in the route available. I've always wondered t
89 Avianca : AV757, what lifter they used in the moment for the cargo ops? The CLO-MAD-CLO is once per week on friday or saturday, correct? Avianca
90 MAH4546 : The Madrid-Cali non-stops start in June: AV 14 CLO 1510-0805 MAD 767 Fr AV 15 MAD 1025-1415 CLO 767 Sa
91 SOUTHAMERICA : Thanks for the scheds. Mark. In your perspective, do you think that the service being only once a week might affect the performance of the route? SOU
92 A300AA : Cargo companies has their own equipment, but they do not serve Pax Airlines. There are special companies dedicated to the ground handling . AA used to
93 Avianca : isn´t there a ground handling company with lifter? I can not belife that. by the way, just checked up in the system and cheaper economy fare classes
94 LatinAviation : isn´t there a ground handling company with lifter? I can not belife that. There has got to be a container loader in CLO for a pax airline to use. Eve
95 Avianca : as before mentioned CLO is served on daily basis with freighter, as you say LatinAviation this is not a big deal to lease the lifter for the flights..
96 A300AA : AA groundholding in BOG CLO are done by itself, MDE is a contract. There are no lifters to lease in CLO:
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