SOUTHAMERICA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4292 times:
Nobody can deny that this could be seen coming from long ago. Despite registering good cargo loads, the passenger performance just wasn't there, especially during off-season periods.
Avianca will continue operating its successful daily flight to Sao Paulo unchanged.
Next week will be very important for the airline, as many new schedules will take place. Plenty of new routes and increased frequencies all over the place. GIG is the first destination to get reduced to far this year.
Summa767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4256 times:
Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 1): Next week will be very important for the airline, as many new schedules will take place. Plenty of new routes and increased frequencies all over the place. GIG is the first destination to get reduced to far this year.
The GIG change is understandable as the the Efromovich companies seek, well, synergies.
AV's expansion happening as of next week is indeed very good news -LAX and BCN especially welcome, the latter has great prospects IMO, given that Catalonia hosts more Colombians in Spain than any other region of Spain -Madrid included- according to figures published yesterday.
Apart from GIG, there is another loser, though (in fact, already dropped) and it's the recently introduced second daily LIM service via UIO.
The 4 dailies to UIO remain, but it's clear that LIM was not doing the business. It also appears that the first flight BOG-UIO will be operated with a 767 3 times a week.
Incidently, I also read that VIPSA is seeking to operate flights to the US, initially, with AV's B757/767, although the aim is to establish its own operational base, given time.
And on another note, it seems that AV has LON and PAR on its sight, but not until 2008. Sadly.
Summa767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4168 times:
Quoting Airportmanager (Reply 3): I have always wanted to see this.... if you can PLEASE confirm that news, id be very happy. PLEASE
Well, at the moment the reservation systems are showing AV48 0840 BOG/UIO 7B67 on FRI SUN MON, but the the return AV49 B767 on THURS SAT SUN. Go figure!
It is a cunandrum, and I wonder if it's related to what I read about Vipsa using AV planes for its intended routes to the US. But that's unlikely to happen imminently, so I would take the reservation system info with a sack of salt. It might well how things will work if and when Vipsa gets US access.
777jaah From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4027 times:
I can understand AV dropping GIG, but what about the cargo?? Has to be send by truck?? I think RG can easily take advantage of this issue, and get the cargo destined to GIG, which obviously will suffer from AV decission. We'll have to wait and see how the other new routes and frequencies will perform, but I won't be surprised a few might fail to perform as expected (which is normal in any bussiness, not every decission proves to be right, still doesn't make a failure to any company, sometimes numbers can be supported in any spreadsheet, but in reality many factors come into the scene). Still, I think AV is doing a great job in new routes and streghtening older ones.
On the other hand, can't wait for AV to re-start service to LON and CDG, hopefully they can put it into service before 2008.
LipeGIG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3860 times:
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Quoting 777jaah (Reply 10): Uhm, doesn't sounds right. Maybe a mistake by Mr Efromovich, to buy ac and have them park all day long?? Maybe AV is doing a little bit better with their planning for their new F-100s??
I agree, doesn't sounds right. Now with the result of RG auction (NV Participations owned by RG staff bought RG for US$ 418 million) we see Ocean Air very concerned with the result. If the judge accept the bid, ANAC probably will not release new routes to Ocean Air.
Also, rumors that Ocean Air bought 6 more F100's... to be confirmed !
AMSSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3685 times:
Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 9): Yes, they are doing NOTHING all the day. They are now parked at SOD (Sorocaba) 120 miles far from Sao Paulo.
Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 9): Routes requested by Ocean Air are CGH-POA, CGH-CWB, CWB-POA and those are considered by ANAC as well-served nowadays.
That indeed seems to be bad planning. What do you guys expect to happen now? Will Oceanair get those requested routes or will they have to find some other work to do for these parked aircraft? I assume that the Brazilian authorities are not really looking forward to more competition in the domestic market with Varig not doing well.
Does Oceanair circulate the active planes or are there three specific planes active?
Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 11): Also, rumors that Ocean Air bought 6 more F100's... to be confirmed !
it appears to me that it might be better for them to SELL 6 F100s. That will actually save them money....