Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
On 1st Nov the codeshare from Aeropostal and Air Europa was terminated.
Aeropostal, as still largest Venezuelan airline has no more flights to Europe to offer since yesterday.
Apart of that they are facing to loose the traffic rights to Spain in case they don't use them. I am no expert on that, but I guess that would be after 3 or 6 months.
So what are the alternatives ? We were already speculating about other codeshare opportunities here. But in fact, the only airline that would work is Iberia.
But what is the sense in codesharing with Iberia ? What is the sense to Iberia codesharing with Aeropostal ? I would say: none in both cases ?
Or am I wrong ?
So in my opinion Aeropostal is in an interesting situation: or they do something by themselves, or they leave the field to Conviasa if they loose their traffic rights.
But another operation to MAD ?
Let's try to speculate a bit here....
Aeropostal gets a 763, let us leave the ETOPS etc. problems apart, S3 showed us how to solve them.
What could/should they fly ? I would like to hear some comments....
Checo77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
I think CCS-AMS would do great, since KLM droped CCS two years ago and there definitely IS enough demand to fill a 763. Also, CCS-LHR would work great.
You are right, there´s no point in starting a new CCS-MAD, there are SOOOO many of them already, its even getting boring.
Well, just my opinion,
Civilav From Mexico, joined Oct 2004, 391 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1899 times:
As far as I can tell, Aeropostal can forget about Europe for a very long time.. the problem is in fact the airline's owner and you KNOW that !
I would find it very, but very difficult to see VH seriously teaming up with any other airline with the kind of very favourable agreement Aeropostal had with Air Europa.
As to your question on landing rights, they are not officially lost until the Venezuelan Government issues a statement to the contrary. Remember flights to Europe from Venezuela are all bilateral, no open skies policy there.
YV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1891 times:
que mas, pana?
I think the point in codesharing is supposedly the internal connections that each of the airlines has....for example, I would say that VH has most of the Venezuelan territory pretty well covered and so does IB in Europe (using them as the example). So if anyone coming from MAD wants to go say, to BLA, they can codeshare through VH, offering some kind of deal. Sort of what VH has in place today with passengers that are flying to MIA from CCS but have to fly in from BLA,BQM or PMV. VH charges nothing for the trip to CCS, the customer only pays for CCS-MIA-CCS. Codesharing is the only way to go for VH, I really don't expect to see them anywhere in Europe anytime soon.
By the way, there's a rumor about Avior doing CCS-FLL.....with what equipment I have NO idea.
Just my 2 cents...
Aisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 793 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 2): Just wait for LAN to create LAN Venezuela.Apparently they have this hobby of creating airlines everywhere.In that case you can be sure that they will connect CCS with MAD.
Please, let's call things by its full name. "LAN venezuela NOT part of Oneworld"
We have the same thinking
Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
Quoting YV136C (Reply 4): . So if anyone coming from MAD wants to go say, to BLA, they can codeshare through VH, offering some kind of deal.
But in order to offer this you don't need a codeshare. If fact Iberia, Alitalia and all other European carrier already do have a SPA (Special prorate agreement) enabling them to issue the VH and R7 legs on their documents, getting invoiced a special contract fare.
So this is not the big deal that IB or UX need, they have it (in most cases R7 is cheaper anyway).
I would say, if you want to see a reason why IB should make a deal with VH, is that they want to control them in a certain way, preventing that someone else does. And - avoiding them to fly MAD by themselves !
Quoting Civilav (Reply 3): As far as I can tell, Aeropostal can forget about Europe for a very long time.. the problem is in fact the airline's owner and you KNOW that !
sure, you are right, the owner is a problem.
But I would not say that this means that he is NOT going to do that. It is only hard to predict WHAT he will do next. And in this case I would not generally say that flying to Europe is no option for him at all.
797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
Quoting Checo77 (Reply 1): I think CCS-AMS would do great, since KLM dropped CCS two years ago and there definitely IS enough demand to fill a 763. Also, CCS-LHR would work great.
I totally agree with this comment. I think that if an airline starts operations to LHR and AMS, they'll boost the market. And it wont be necessary to fly daily to these routes, but at least twice a week services. These couple of routes have been abandoned by BA and KL, and a direct flight right now wouldn't hurt...
Quoting YV136C (Reply 4): By the way, there's a rumor about Avior doing CCS-FLL.....with what equipment I have NO idea.
Whaaat!!! Are you serious! That would be very nice, but I don't think the 732 they have can make it! We might be seeing some new aircrafts on Avior's livery very soon!
Quoting Chiguire (Reply 6): If fact Iberia, Alitalia and all other European carrier already do have a SPA (Special prorate agreement) enabling them to issue the VH and R7 legs on their documents, getting invoiced a special contract fare.
Yes, actually, when I flew MXP-CCS on AZ, there were loads of Italians with Aeropostal tickets to fly to PMV, so I guess they do have contracts with these airlines.
Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
Lamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1760 times:
Quoting 797 (Reply 7): a direct flight right now wouldn't hurt...
It would be marvelous to see a Venezuelan aircraft again here in AMS. And it would be great to have the passengers continue their journey with KLM. Or even have KL be their agent. I don't get to speak my Spanish so very often since KL dropped CCS and EZE But very wishful thinking, I'd say.