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LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30  
User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 745 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

For those interested in Latin American aviation: Today, LB started its inaugural flight from VVI to GYE and this way too a new hope for Ecuatoriana in which LB now major shareholder.

It will be an important route for pax and cargo, and also a hope for more jobs in Ecuador and in Bolivia.

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User currently offlineMYRIJET From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Cheers
I've just read an article in a tourism newspaper in Mexico, about the joint -venture between LB/EU and even they show a photo of the 1st aircraft: a B727-200 in a hybrid livery mostly LABs with only the Familiar Ecuatroiana "e" logo on the Tail and big Billboard LAB title on the front fuselage.

Its nice to see EU back in the air again and hopefully its brilliant livery some day too


User currently offlineAirportmanager From Ecuador, joined Mar 2001, 558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

 Sad Only GYE! What about UIO? Please tell me they will fly to UIO also, and if so, when and any schedules?

Thanks!


User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 745 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

UIO is not in actual published plans. It seems LB will concentrate first on VVI via GYE traffic to NYC (no idea what airport), LAX, and other US-airports, taking advantage of the rights Ecuatoriana had (has?), and use hubs in VVI/GYE to fill aircraft and do what LB wants: Make more money, and grow.

So far I understand only 2x722's are in LB and Ecuatoriana (LB synergy) colors, but I also understand that if the VVI/GYE route is favored, then larger aircraft, most probable 763's would be used, specially to fly in/out of the US.


User currently offlineLeoDF From Mexico, joined Aug 1999, 359 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Hi 123!!

Long time no see! Well this is great news once again from LAB! Do you know are they flying the 727 with the Ecutariana logo exclusively or any plane will do?

Any other info on Bolivian aviation?? I started a thread about LAB's 757's but there were 0 replies! Any info on this?

And good luck over there. I know things aren't any good, but I trust that soon Bolivians will get what they want (if they know exactly what that is), and achieve political and economical stability!!

Saludos desde Mexico!

A. De Leo
"PiloT"



Lloyd Aereo Boliviano
User currently offlineAirplane From Ecuador, joined Sep 2004, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Great news !
I heard it was coming, hopefully they will evaluate the right routes to fly to from GYE.
LAX, MEX, and YYZ would be very profitable, as well as JFK with an evening itinerary like Ecuatoriana use to have.
MIA and MAD are rotten markets I hope they dont fall in that mistake.

I would be so happy to see the name Ecuatoriana again in the skies.

Saludos,
JP



The sky´s the limit
User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Quoting Airplane (Reply 5):
MIA and MAD are rotten markets I hope they dont fall in that mistake.

Are you kidding yourself? Those are the surest bets!

The MIA-GYE market is especially underserved, with only one daily non-stop flight on AA and a one-stop flight on XL.



a.
User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 745 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

I understand LB wants to takeoff from GYE first to LAX/NYC and perhaps Houston too, but I did not hear about MEX/Canada markets yet.

First I think they would target to GYE-MAD flights although I´m not sure if as a detour via VVI or nonstops (with feeder from VVI) ex GYE.

For the time being LB has designated the two 722's purchased for the Ecuador project, to fly VVI/GYE/VVI although these aircraft are also used for other routes, like for example CBB/VVI/CBB.

Leo: I have no infos about LB's 757's. I never saw them, I never flew them, never met anyone that flew in one, and I do get to move around quite a bit. Also, the news lately did not give infos about the 757

I think the 757's were more like an inbetween solution while the fleet was getting recomposed for the Ecuador business, and long maintenance times for some aircraft like one of the 763's, and the 721's.

I do know the 757 was in the fleet specifically for the EZE-VVI-MEX-VVI-EZE route, so as to give other routes, mainly VVI-MAO-MIA, VVI-MIA-VVI and VVI-MAD-VVI to the 763's.

If I do get reliable and interesting info about the LB 757 I´ll revert.


User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

What airport is VVI? I am assuming La Paz, but i have no idea (the only other option I can think of is Sucre.


"It's okay to cheat, if you just really don't like to lose."
User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

123, estuve seis meses en Sucre. De donde eres en Bolivia?

User currently offlineAndahuailas From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

VVI, Stnta Cruz, Viru Viru International Airport

La Paz is LPB


User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 745 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Here´s a small guideline to the major airport codes in Bolivia, maybe someone can manage them to be identifiable with the cursor???

LPB = El Alto, La Paz
CBB = Jorge Wilstermann, Cochabamba
VVI = Viru Viru, Santa Cruz
SRZ = El Trompillo, Santa Cruz (used for local flights with light aircraft only)



There are other airports too, I will update the list another moment.


User currently offlineAirplane From Ecuador, joined Sep 2004, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 6):
Are you kidding yourself? Those are the surest bets!

The MIA-GYE market is especially underserved, with only one daily non-stop flight on AA and a one-stop flight on XL.

Nop,
Avianca, Aeropostal, Lacsa, Copa, they all serve to Miami with connections, and many care about the stop over as long as they get a dirt cheap fare as they do.



The sky´s the limit
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Quoting Airplane (Reply 12):
Avianca, Aeropostal, Lacsa, Copa, they all serve to Miami with connections, and many care about the stop over as long as they get a dirt cheap fare as they do.

As a side note, and related to this, AV sure does know what excellent fares from UIO/GYE/MIA to MIA are all about. Almost USD100 cheaper than all of its competitors [USD371 round trip from Guayaquil to Miami, when the rest charge over 400 and 500] and arrivals to MIA around the same hour.



SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineAirplane From Ecuador, joined Sep 2004, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 13):
As a side note, and related to this, AV sure does know what excellent fares from UIO/GYE/MIA to MIA are all about. Almost USD100 cheaper than all of its competitors [USD371 round trip from Guayaquil to Miami, when the rest charge over 400 and 500] and arrivals to MIA around the same hour.

Exactly, and they have been keeping it that way for years. They have lowered it a bit more sometimes to USD249 RT and Aerocontinente once had it for 199RT, now that was too much. That does not pay for the mile per seat.



The sky´s the limit
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