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User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

What are the proposed routes for Taca's new A321's? Is the engine rating in the IAEs Taca chose enough to let them take off at MTOW from GUA or LIM? I was thinking that the A321 could be VERY benefitial in the LAX-GUA-SJO route as everytime I use that flight it is oversold. I know that the take off performance of the -200 was improved, but is it enough for Taca's routes?


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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24854 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

The initial A321 will operate SAL-MGA-MIA during the day and a SAL-LAX redeye.

The first aircraft is due for arrival in San Salvador this Friday on delivery from Hamburg with the second one following in November.

The aircraft will feature a seating configuration of 12/182, with a new IFE system.

TACA has also quietly converted additional A320 options and now plans on having a total of five aircraft. Future deliveries are planed for March and April 2006, with the final example yet to be termined in 2007 or 2008.



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User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

thank you laxintl! Do you work for Taca? And btw, do you know anything of their expansion plans? Any chance we'll see them buy A330s?


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User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 1):
The initial A321 will operate SAL-MGA-MIA during the day and a SAL-LAX redeye

How, that sounds great! Where did you hear this? 520/521 (360) I suppose. I fly those routes a lot!

Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 2):
thank you laxintl! Do you work for Taca? And btw, do you know anything of their expansion plans? Any chance we'll see them buy A330s?

We´ve discussed that a lot, and most of the times we agree that we would love it, but it just not the way the company is directed at the moment.

Could Taca Go Transatlantic? (by RootsAir Mar 19 2005 in Civil Aviation)
Taca Increases Lima-Caracas-Lima To 11X Weekly! (by Luisde8cd Apr 11 2005 in Civil Aviation)
What Happened To Taca 763ER? (by Md11lover Oct 2 2004 in Civil Aviation)

MGA



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User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Thank you MGA... Those threads didn't pop up when I did a search last night.


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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24854 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 3):
How, that sounds great! Where did you hear this? 520/521 (360) I suppose. I fly those routes a lot!

Internal news;

A-321 SE UNE A LA FLOTA MÁS NUEVA DE AMÉRICA

Desde la fábrica de Airbus en Hamburgo, ciudad situada al norte de Alemania, hasta nuestra base en El Salvador recibiremos, este viernes 23 de septiembre, la primera aeronave A-321 en Latinoamérica. El A-321 ofrece las mismas ventajas tecnológicas y de confort que las de la familia Airbus A-320, pero con una mayor capacidad. Ésta es la primera de cinco aeronaves de su tipo que se incorporarán a nuestra flota. El Lic. Kriete expresó que “además de innovar en aspectos de capacidad, rendimiento y tecnología, ésta adquisición nos da la oportunidad de mejorar estándares de servicio.”
Además, la fábrica italiana de asientos para automóviles Recaro, con más de 100 años de experiencia y reconocida a nivel mundial por sus asientos “premium”, diseñó los asientos de la cabina para que sean más cómodos, de mejor calidad y se obtenga una mejor utilización del espacio. Asimismo, la configuración de asientos dentro de la aeronave, permite albergar a un total de 194 usuarios: 12 en Clase Ejecutiva y 182 en Clase Turista.

Así también, con el respaldo de la marca Panasonic, el nuevo sistema de audio y de video será digital (con DVD) y con una pantalla de alta resolución y 10 pulgadas más grande. Este nuevo sistema permitirá que las luces de cabina, la temperatura, algunos suministros e inclusive indicadores de seguridad se controlen digitalmente también.

Nuestro primer A-321 es la aeronave de mayor capacidad de la familia de Airbus A-320, con un largo de 44.51 metros y un ancho de 34.10 metros. Debido a su gran tamaño cuenta con un total de ocho puertas (cuatro de acceso y cuatro de emergencia) – el doble de puertas de los A-319 y de los A-320. Además, viene equipado con un tanque de combustible adicional ubicado en el compartimiento de carga trasero – que incrementa la capacidad de combustible en 2,277 Kg. , así como el alcance de la aeronave.

Nuestro primer A-321 operará los siguientes vuelos desde su hub en El Salvador:
·Desde y hacia la ciudad de Los Ángeles
·Desde y hacia Miami vía Managua, Nicaragua

Son cinco los equipos A-321 que servirán a nuestra flota - el primero, comenzando en septiembre de este año. El segundo, arribará en noviembre de este mismo año; el cuarto, en marzo y en abril del 2006 y, el quinto, entre el 2007 y el 2009 (fecha aún no definida).

El Lic. Kriete agregó que “por el momento ya hemos comenzado a recibir los nuevos equipos y contamos con veinticuatro A-320 y nueve A-319.” Es importante resaltar que nuestra flota estandarizada permite que nuestros pilotos, personal de mantenimiento y tripulaciones de cabina pueden operar en cualquiera de las aeronaves.



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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 5):
Nuestro primer A-321 operará los siguientes vuelos desde su hub en El Salvador:
·Desde y hacia la ciudad de Los Ángeles
·Desde y hacia Miami vía Managua, Nicaragua

Sweet... Those are two high-load routes, I'm sure the A321 will work perfectly!

MGA, you're one lucky guy... Any chance they send the plane to GUA once in a while?

And btw, Laxintl, do you work for TA?

Saludos

[Edited 2005-09-22 21:25:03]


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32611 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

LAX-SAL and MIA-MGA are TACA's two key routes, and the second and third busiest US-Central America routes (MIA-SJO is the busiest), so no surprises there.


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User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

That is great, what other routes are going to be A321 routes once the other 4 come online?


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User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 7):
LAX-SAL and MIA-MGA are TACA's two key routes, and the second and third busiest US-Central America routes (MIA-SJO is the busiest), so no surprises there.

MIA-MGA is the highest yiedling?

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 6):
MGA, you're one lucky guy

Mentirosa que no voy a comprar un boleto en el 521 cuando venga el 321!  Wink

MGA



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24854 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 6):
And btw, Laxintl, do you work for TA?

No, but I do have a business relationship with them.

Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 8):
what other routes are going to be A321 routes once the other 4 come online?

Have not seen anything listed for aircraft #2 yet. However as it will be arriving just in time for the year end peak period, its likely to be deployed on US flights, possibly as with the first aircraft to LA and Miami.



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User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 10):
No, but I do have a business relationship with them

What kind? Service?

MGA



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32611 posts, RR: 72
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 9):
MIA-MGA is the highest yiedling?

I believe MIA-SAP is, in terms of US-Central America, not sure.

MIA-MGA, MIA-SJO, and LAX-SAL carry the most passengers



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Once the five A321's are with the fleet, do you think we will see MEX as an A321 destination?


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

SAL spotters:

Get your cameras ready!

Today is a great day.


User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Does anybody knwo if it is already flying? I cant find them on the taca.com schedule...

MGA



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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 15):
Does anybody knwo if it is already flying?

I read somewhere it's scheduled to start flying early October... Let me see if I can find the link and post it.



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