123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 747 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4316 times:
Although it was known that Air Madrid would fly to Santa Cruz Viru Viru International Airport soon (VVI) - data from Air Madrid website and airliners.net, today in the newspaper "Los Tiempos" (http://www.lostiempos.com/noticias/01-06-05/01_06_05_eco8.php) it was published that they will start flights to La Paz (LPB).
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2754 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4286 times:
Given the situation that La Paz is currently experiencing, I wonder why they would choose to fly to La Paz. Perhaps, it has to do with the fact most of the passengers it will be catering to are headed to El Alto? I read that El Alto is experiencing lack of fuel shortage recently. Things will geting quite interesting there. Is LAB flying to MAD twice weekly?
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 18689 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4253 times:
"Given the situation that La Paz is currently experiencing, I wonder why they would choose to fly to La Paz"
La Paz is currently a basketcase compared to Santa Cruz; moreover, you can't get very far from LPB because of the altitude, so maybe LPB-VVI-MAD would be good? Any idea how far you can get from LPB with a reasonable load on an A330?