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West Colombia Suspends Operations For Two Weeks...  
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

West Colombia suspends operations for two weeks:

http://www.wca.com.co/images/supe5.jpg

The article is in Spanish, but it says that besides its financial problems, West Caribbean also has some problems with some of its planes and need to take them into maintenance.

The airline is not taking any more reservations and it will refund any customer who ask for the money back, but Avianca, Satena and Aerorepublica will cover its routes in the meantime.

The article says that these are the routes:

BOG - ADZ - BOG
BOG - MED - BOG
BOG - EOH - BOG
BOG - PTY - BOG
ADZ - PVA - ADZ

The last one, ADZ - PVA - ADZ is the most critical because is the only mean to get from the tiny island by air, so it will immediately be covered by Avianca. AV will also take care of all the charter flights and P5 and Satena will take care of the other routes.

Question:Are these all the routes that West Caribbean currently has? I flew BOG - AXM - BOG a few months ago...

http://eltiempo.terra.com.co/economi...LO-WEB-_NOTA_INTERIOR-2130849.html

[Edited 2005-07-02 14:44:05]


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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

West also has a bunch of regional routes from EOH, the were also operating BOG-MZL, CLO-ADZ, CTG-ADZ, BOG-CLO and CLO-MDE, MDE-PTY, BOG-SJO and they had the West Costa rica subsidiary but dont know the routes of that airline, also, West was not flying BOG-PTY and BOG-AXM was cancelled a few months back.

[Edited 2005-07-02 16:13:29]


Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

this is the end of West....


Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2004 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 2):
this is the end of West....

Very sad. They applied their new and very very nice livery only months ago. And from outside it looked like a new Latinamerican player would be born.


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 3):
Very sad.

oh yes you say it....

how is the serivce of West? Never took West, because they had a very limitted schedule BOG-MDE.



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineDanimarroquin From Colombia, joined Jan 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

I hope not , but it seems that this is the end of it .

In Colombia they argue that the owner spended the money that was for the airline in a hotel located at san andres colombia.


User currently offlineLegacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Thread starter):
ADZ - PVA - ADZ is the most critical because is the only mean to get from the tiny island by air, so it will immediately be covered by Avianca.

What aircraft will Avianca use on this route? Can they operate with the F50 at PVA or did they subcontract somebody else?
Thanks for information and kind regards

Legacy135


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

Quoting Legacy135 (Reply 6):
What aircraft will Avianca use on this route?

I have the same question, I think it has to be the F50 I can't think on other option for PVA Airport..

Quoting Avianca (Reply 4):
how is the serivce of West?

I flew 4 times with them and the service was pretty decent, I mean, nothing over the top, but they were punctual, planes in good (apparent) condition, very good rates and as Chiguire said, the new image looks very good.
I hope they can figure a way out and it will not be their end, but I am afraid it doesn't look good...

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 1):
and they had the West Costa rica subsidiary

Do you think it will affect West Costa Rica and West Aruba too?



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 7):
Do you think it will affect West Costa Rica and West Aruba too?

Indeed. They have lost the feed from colombia plus the capital to fly.



Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 8):
Indeed. They have lost the feed from colombia plus the capital to fly.

That's a shame.. I don't think that WEST will survive this one...



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2004 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 9):
That's a shame.. I don't think that WEST will survive this one...

No, I don't think so either.
After being grounded I have never seen an airline start-up again. VIASA, Sabena, Swissair.... once they are on the ground it's over.


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

Yes, it's sad, but others will come and others will go, let's hope, for the sake of us passengers, that we remain at least with 2 decent airlines always.

The thing I hate the most about West's demise is that fares will undoubtlessly rise, especially on their former MDE-BOG route, and all the employees that will be on the street again.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 4):
How is the serivce of West? Never took West

I flew with them a couple of times, and service was OK; in fact, it was much more than what I expected for the ticket price. Service and attention-wise they were pretty much on-pair with Avianca and AeroRepublica, the added value of these two companies is, however, the added frequencies on each route.




SOUTHAMERICA


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