RICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2795 times:
West Colombia suspends operations for two weeks:
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...
RCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2778 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.
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...
SOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2572 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.