Air Madrid will start flying from Tenerife to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursdays, on a 1x weekly basis. The flight will originate at Madrid, thus NM will also compete against Iberia on the lucrative Mainland-Canaries market. Air Madrid will be the only airline linking the Canaries and Argentina. The return flight, however, will have TFN as its final destination.
According to their website, Air Madrid will fly from MAD to Bolivia. Although it does not speciphy to which city, I believe it will be Santa Cruz de la Sierra (VVI), due to LPB's high altitude. Flights will operate on Sundays.
TANS From Czech Republic, joined May 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2801 times:
Air Madrid were the first low-cost to start flying into Lima and they've since had an amazing load factor on every single flight. That is hardly surprising since you can get a return to Madrid for about 600 USD, including all taxes. They could improve their in-flight service, but you can't ask for much if you are paying so little
123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 745 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2667 times:
Why would Air Madrid fly to VVI vía LIM as I understand from the first post? The Air Madrid LIM operations are worth as-such and don´t need feeder service, plus, rerouting a flight from VVI to MAD via LIM is zig-zagging accross the contintent. LH used to do that in the past, but was not so wise.
It would be preferable for Air Madrid to target nonstop operations from either CBB (Cochabamba, Bolivia) or VVI (Viru Viru international, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia) to MAD, or if necessary to make an intermediate stop in a city that is geographically logic, like some in Northeast Brazil.
LPB deffinitively would be OK if Air Madrid flies to/from LIM, but not for longhaul operations due to the altitude, correct.
If Air Madrid wants to catch a large volume of the Spain traffic from Bolivia, CBB would be a good target airport because this city offers a large volume of travellers to Spain, and no direct flights - LB leaves to MAD from VVI eventhough CBB is it´s home city (not hub: it´s VVI).
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2515 times:
Quoting 123 (Reply 5): Why would Air Madrid fly to VVI vía LIM as I understand from the first post? The Air Madrid LIM operations are worth as-such and don´t need feeder service, plus, rerouting a flight from VVI to MAD via LIM is zig-zagging accross the contintent. LH used to do that in the past, but was not so wise.
This most likely has to do with the crew; If Air Madrid was to fly MAD - VVI - MAD once a week, they would have to leave a crew in Santa Cruz a whole week, while if they stop in LIM on the way back to MAD, the crew changes in LIM. It's so that LIM seems to be the other nearest city to VVI served by Air Madrid.
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
For me it's an interesting development to see, how a Long Range LCC will perform and I have to say I am real curious and hope the best.
Can anybody give me some hints what the market of Air Plus Comet is? Do they also fly as LCC and are they in competition with Air Madrid as for example on the MAD - BOG route or do they attract different clients? Thanks a lot for any info.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11440 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2165 times:
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Quoting RG828 (Reply 11): Does Air Madrid plan to return to the Brazilian market?
Their withdrawal from GIG struck me as tragic, I hope they return soon.
As Air Madrid flights to GIG were charter, they do not have the authorization to sell all seats GIG-MAD. Due to this, they decide to cancel the route and as IB announced its increase in GIG-MAD service (from 4x weekly to daily) as of November/05, probably Air Madrid will try to find other places (Northeast could be an idea) to fly in Brazil.
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