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AV Pereira-Barranquilla-New York JFK MD-83  
User currently offlineDerekone From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

On Febraury 13, 2006 Avianca has announced that is going to reopen its old flight from Pereira-Barranquilla-New York JFK, this service starts on June 1, 2006. And its going to be served by a Boeing MD-83.

more info under servise

does any body have extra info?  Confused


I DONT KNOW WHAT CAN I SAY?????????
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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4473 times:

Hmm I think someone was messing around wikipedia.... The MD83 definetely cannot fly nonstop from BAQ to JFK. If it did, it would be extremely payload restricted, thus making the flight unprofitable.

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis


User currently offlineDerekone From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 1):
Hmm I think someone was messing around wikipedia....

I hope they fix that in wikipidea. meybe they ment PEI-BAQ-MIA-JFK "I dont know"!



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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32788 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

They are not starting the route this summer. They applied for it with the CAA, IIRC, but that does not nessecarily mean they will start it. I doubt they will.

Though on a related topic, rumour has it AA will be flying MIA-PEI by the end of the year. I wonder if AV will protect their turf and follow.



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User currently offlineDerekone From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

maybe is the other way around with AA


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User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4412 times:

I thought the next move AA was going to make here was to re-open BAQ. Never thought of PEI.

Do they still have problems with BAQ employees?



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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32788 posts, RR: 72
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 4399 times:

Quoting 757MDE (Reply 5):
I thought the next move AA was going to make here was to re-open BAQ. Never thought of PEI.

No, they will not be re-opening BAQ. AA is tentatively planning on starting MIA-CTG and MIA-PEI in 2006 or 2007. It will be 3x weekly to CTG/4x to PEI on alternating days.



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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 4397 times:

Quoting Derekone (Thread starter):
does any body have extra info?

I do believe that AV will indeed start PEI-BAQ-JFK with an MD83 this year. This route, together with LAX and BCN, the airline is committed to.

I heard Fabio Villegas, Avianca's CEO, on a radio interview where he was confirming intentions for these, starting them around mid-year.

I myself wonder whether the MD83 is a suitable aircraft for a flight that is over 4 hours from BAQ to JFK, and as I undertood, AV was doing a feasibility study. BAQ is a hot airport, but it is at sea level.
I do know that UK charter Airtours (now MyTravel) used this aircarft type on UK-Tenerife routes that are similarly long.

Incidently, in the radio interview, Mr Villegas also mentioned that AV are intending to increasing frequencies to Mexico and Buenos Aires to 1 daily (EZE used to be served together with SCL in a triagular flight, but it went to non-stop at a reduced frequency of 4/7). He also said that Quito will be increased to 4 a day.
BCN should be served, probably via ALC, from July.

[Edited 2006-02-20 10:34:03]

User currently offlineAV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4366 times:
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Avianca used to fly MD83's on the BAQ-JFK-BAQ routes in 1992 through 1994. even though they were restricted in passenger load to compensate the large amounts and volume of luggage, it has an average duration of flight of approximately 4:20.

AV757


User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Quoting Derekone (Reply 2):
I hope they fix that in wikipidea.

If it needs to be fixed then you can do it yourself - that's how Wikipedia works!


User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 9):
If it needs to be fixed then you can do it yourself - that's how Wikipedia works!

Not fixing necessary! It's all quite accurate on AV's case!


User currently offlineAvianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 1):
The MD83 definetely cannot fly nonstop from BAQ to JFK

I definetly saw Avianca MD-83's at JFK operating from/to BAQ over 10 years ago, but maybe with a tech-stop in MIA? I think they were nonstop, however. Anyway, is 6 1/2 hrs in an MD-83 from Colombia to JFK bearable? I could deal with it in the 707-727 and 757 eras but in an MD-83? It just seems a bit too claustrophobic for my taste...



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User currently offlineBogota From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 819 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4302 times:

Who said 6 1/2 hours, like AV757 said it is around 4 1/2.

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1882 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4302 times:
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At DL we work so hard to balance our Mad Dogs to get from JFK to ATL when they are full. I don't wish that AV flight on any load planner. The plane is just not suitable for the flight.


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User currently offlineAvianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

Quoting Bogota (Reply 12):
Who said 6 1/2 hours, like AV757 said it is around 4 1/2

PEI-BAQ: 1hr 25mins
BAQ ground: 45mins
BAQ-JFK: 4hrs 20mins

Total: 6hrs 30mins

And I can't imagine you can get off the plane in BAQ to walk around; I've flown MDE-BOG-BAQ-JFK without being able to deplane...it is NOT a nice feeling!



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User currently offlineBogota From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 819 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4215 times:

Ok sorry, got it, I thought we were talking about the non-stop sector.

User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

It wouldn't be surprising to see this development take place now that AV is finally receiving a bit of needed-relief with its short and medium-haul fleet.

Further on, it would be even more feasible to see it happen if AV is granted rights to carry passengers on the domestic segments of the operation, namely PEI-BAQ-PEI. There is an absurd lack of flights between Colombia's Caribbean coast and the country's Coffee Region, and the whole southern part of the country for that matter. Sure, market sizes are certainly far from being large enough to support dedicated flights, but as a part of a bigger operation it sounds logical.

Quoting Avianca707359B (Reply 11):
Anyway, is 6 1/2 hrs in an MD-83 from Colombia to JFK bearable? I could deal with it in the 707-727 and 757 eras but in an MD-83? It just seems a bit too claustrophobic for my taste...

Like you correctly mention it, it's a matter of personal tastes. I for one would be thrilled to get a MD-83 over a 757, knowing that onboard the latter I would have more than double the chances to get crammed in a middle-seat.



SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

OFFICIAL


That's right, so much for your skeptical views people...

AV officially launches its Barranquilla-New York City service on June 1st. The flight will be operated 4xweekly nonstop on MD-83 aircraft as rumored. The service will begin in BAQ though, and not in PEI, at least initially, contrary to most expactations.

The flights are already loaded into the company's official schedules:

AV0046 BAQ-JFK 2340-0530+1 M83 Eff. Jun01.06
AV0047 JFK-BAQ 1000-1350 M83 Eff. Jun02.06


BAQ will be the fourth station served from JFK with direct flights. Avianca additionally operates a daily 757-200ER on the JFK-MDE-CLO routw, and a daily 767-300ER on the JFK-BOG service. Great news.





SOUTHAMERICA

Edit: Forgot to add the frequency.

[Edited 2006-02-21 01:56:12]

User currently offlineDerekone From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 9):
Quoting Derekone (Reply 2):I hope they fix that in wikipidea.
If it needs to be fixed then you can do it yourself - that's how Wikipedia works!

I fix some topics before. but then they will changed back to wrong. so its better of whoever is doing that avianca topic to fix it him/her self. but it dosent need to be fix anyway...

[Edited 2006-02-21 02:14:40]


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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32788 posts, RR: 72
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3988 times:

Interesting to see they are going with this. Good luck on the route, it has potential.

In realted Avianca news, MIA-CTG will go to 3x weekly year-round starting in June, with a new Friday frequency. The flight will also be extended to PEI with same-plane service. The 2nd MIA-BOG frequency will also go from 5x weekly to 2x daily year-round in June. The dailies to BAQ, MDE, and CLO remain intact.

[Edited 2006-02-21 09:55:35]


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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

Great news for PEI (and the coffee region). Now direct flights to both JFK and MIA. As I understand them looking at Amadeus: PEI to JFK 4 x weekly via BAQ. PEI to MIA, 3 x weekly via CTG. Good for the coastal cities too with more frequencies to the US. Hopefully AV will be allowed to sell seats on the domestic legs too.

LAX and BCN are also on the reservation systems!

LAX 3 x weekly 767 non stop. Only drawback with this service is that it will operate overnight on the return flight, arriving at BOG at 0735. Fine for connections to UIO, CCS, PTY and even LIM as well as cities in Colombia, but not covenient for onwards flights to Brasil, Argentina and Chile. Great that it is non-stop though.

BCN appears as being served one weekly non-stop. With this new flights they are using up the third frequency allowed under the bilateral without a stop in the Canaries or ALC. That means that CLO-MAD remains at 2x weekly. For now anyway.


User currently offlineAvianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 17):
The service will begin in BAQ though, and not in PEI, at least initially, contrary to most expactations.

Amadeus shows the following schedules:

EFF Jun 01 2006:
AV46 MoWeFrSu MD83
PEI-BAQ 2110-2230 (1hr20min)
BAQ-JFK 2340-0530+1 (4hr50min)

AV47 MoTuThSa MD83
JFK-BAQ 1000-1350 (4hr50min)
BAQ-PEI 1450-1610 (1hr20min)

As I mentioned previously, this a long time to spend in an MD-83 (actually 7hrs20min door-to-door!) but I guess it's better than connecting in BOG.

Some suggested connections at BAQ to/from CTG (Cartagena):
CTG-BAQ-JFK, Aires33, 2115-2145 connecting to AV46 @ 2340, on MoSu.

JFK-BAQ-CTG, AV47, connecting to Aires32, 1520-1545 on Sa.

This new flight will also result in having THREE Avianca departures out of JFK within 3 hours: (AV43 to MDE-CLO @ 7:00am, AV21 to BOG @ 9:35am, and AV47 to BAQ-PEI @ 10:00am!)



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User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 20):
direct flights to both JFK and MIA. As I understand them looking at Amadeus: PEI to JFK 4 x weekly via BAQ.

Great news for PEI then. I based myself on schedules in Avianca.com, which yesterday showed the new BAQ-JFK service stopping in BAQ. But even better to see it clear that it does continue to Pereira. Good job.



SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 20):
but not covenient for onwards flights to Brasil, Argentina and Chile. Great that it is non-stop though.

well if the fares are such good as mostly, there will be some travellers for the routings using AV due the low price.

regards
Avianca



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