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Air Madrid To Fly MIA-BCN  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5291 times:

Miami Today News is reporting that Air Madrid will be flying Miami-Barcelona, which goes along with the rumours that have been said. The Barcelona flight will be routed MAD-BCN-MIA-BCN-MAD on one of Air Madrid's four weekly flights that will start 30 October 2006 pending government approval. Reservation systems (where NM has loaded flights but with 0 availability until DOT approval) still only show MIA-MAD non-stops, however.

Article:
http://miamitodaynews.com/news/060713/story1.shtml

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User currently offlineBigGSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5289 times:

It's about time we saw this city pair. I would think given the traffic between Miami and Spain we would have seen this some time ago. Nonetheless I am glad to see it happening.

User currently offlineHumberside From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Would Air Madrid increase the frequency if this flight does well? Once weekly wont be much use to attract the high yielding business passengers

User currently offlineMAH4546 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 2):
Would Air Madrid increase the frequency if this flight does well? Once weekly wont be much use to attract the high yielding business passengers

They are not aiming at business passengers here. They aren't a business passenger oriented airline.

However, I was just told that Air Madrid's tentative schedule to MIA (which varies from the one put in the GDS) will involve 2x BCN/2x MAD. It makes sense if you look at their current schedule of SuMo / ThFr. The plane can fly MAD-MIA-BCN-MIA-MAD.

However, the Barcelona service has not been given the final green light.


User currently offlineLTU932 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5102 times:

I hope this one is true. NM has had many plans to start up longhaul routes out of BCN, such as BCN-SJO, which was announced in another forum yet hasn't happened after almost 2 years.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4934 times:

Just an update. I was able to speak to an Air Madrid rep who corrected the article for me. When service launches in the fall, it will only be MIA-MAD. However, Air Madrid does plan to begin MIA-BCN service in addition to the 4x MIA-MAD service in 2007, hopefully in time for the Barcelona tourist/cruise season which starts off in June.

User currently offlineMalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5):
However, Air Madrid does plan to begin MIA-BCN service in addition to the 4x MIA-MAD service in 2007, hopefully in time for the Barcelona tourist/cruise season which starts off in June.

In other words wishful thinking from an airline with ambitious plans... This reaks of the likes of America West in the year 1991 with Nagoya and Honolulu. A third rate Spanish airline on a low yielding route sich as MIA-BCN will suffer at best and retreat to better yielding markets...

Again, this route is not scheduled, nor has it been formally announced. As of this point this thread is based on a RUMOR


User currently offlineBALAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5):
Just an update. I was able to speak to an Air Madrid rep who corrected the article for me. When service launches in the fall, it will only be MIA-MAD. However, Air Madrid does plan to begin MIA-BCN service in addition to the 4x MIA-MAD service in 2007, hopefully in time for the Barcelona tourist/cruise season which starts off in June.

What's happening to LAX-MAD? Is it official or not?


User currently offlineMAH4546 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

Quoting BALAX (Reply 7):

What's happening to LAX-MAD? Is it official or not?

Yes. It is in GDS already. Starts this fall, 2x a week.


User currently offlineMalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

LAX Schedule is loaded, but is already zeroed out. Not very good! This happened with AZ when the attempted to re-enter LAX in 2004, and the flight was zeroed out before it was pulled.

NM2132 D0 B0 K0 N0 T0 O0 Q0 /LAX MAD 1 930P 600P+1E0/332 11:30
S0 L0 X0 E0


User currently offlineMCOflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

Good its about time. Maybe next year I will go to Spain, probaly MAD with them.

MCOflyer


User currently offlineMAH4546 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4647 times:

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 9):
LAX Schedule is loaded, but is already zeroed out. Not very good! This happened with AZ when the attempted to re-enter LAX in 2004, and the flight was zeroed out before it was pulled.

It is zeroed out because if they attempeted to sell ticket, they would get fined by DOT since DOT still has not given them final approval, which should come within two weeks.


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4646 times:

I assume both destinations are A330-200 routes?

User currently offlineMAH4546 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 12):
I assume both destinations are A330-200 routes?

A330-300 to MIA; A330-200 to LAX.


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