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Taca Out For 41% Of South American Market  
User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3988 times:
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TACA is going to invest $84 million in doubling frequencies from Lima ( Caracas, Bogotá, São Paulo y Buenos Aires) and Increasing to 13 weekly flights between Lima and Quito.

This to increase market share from 26% to 41%.

http://www.laprensagrafica.com/economia/741630.asp

http://www.elsalvador.com/mwedh/nota...pleta.asp?idCat=2907&idArt=1258512


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User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

That's really good news for Taca. This routes will offer flexibility for travellers. Claudia Arenas from TA have mention that they wan't to open more routes or frequencies from GUA but there aren't slots (gates) on peak times, by the end of this year there will be 10 more gates at GUA. Do they plan to expand routes in GUA.

Regards,

Juanchito



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Quoting Mt99 (Thread starter):
TACA is going to invest $84 million in doubling frequencies from Lima

Really good news for TA!  bouncy 


User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4386 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3806 times:

Quoting Mt99 (Thread starter):
This to increase market share from 26% to 41%.

You mean 41% of the international market out of Lima...It would be impossible for them to have that share of the whole SA market. Just look at LA, AV, AR, JJ they are much bigger. And they wouldnt cover an extra 15% of the market with 5 new daily flights....


Though i am happy for TA, their LIM hub seems to be finally paying off. It would have been nicer that BOG-LIM had gone 2x daily, not 9x weekly.

Hope to see more of those airbii in Colombian skies.



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 3):

You mean 41% of the international market out of Lima...

This may clarify the point [sorry in Spanish]: "

TACA con más destinos en países suramericanos

La aerolínea busca elevar 41% la participación de sus frecuencias en esa región.

La aerolínea TACA anunció ayer que aumentará sus frecuencias en Suramérica desde Perú, con una inversión de unos $84 millones y como parte de un plan con el que prevé elevar a un 41% su participación en el mercado de la región.

El vicepresidente comercial de TACA, Estuardo Ortiz, destacó que a partir del 15 de mayo TACA duplicará sus frecuencias diarias entre Lima y Caracas, Bogotá, São Paulo y Buenos Aires, e incrementará a 13 sus vuelos semanales entre Lima y Quito.

“Tenemos el gusto de informarles que hemos decidido hacer una inversión bastante fuerte este año en nuestro centro de conexiones suramericano (...) Esta inversión está más o menos alrededor de los $84 millones”, afirmó Ortiz."


User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3652 times:
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Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 3):
You mean 41% of the international market out of Lima...

Good point.. sorry for the misunderstanding..



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User currently offlineLear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

I had the opportunity to fly CCS-LIM-CUS-LIM-CCS last week. I loved their A321 product, which has ample room for a tall person even when the person in front reclines.

I did have three complaints with the TACA Peru service....

1. We had 45 minutes to connect Cuzco-Lima-Caracas. The plane was late, and we (along with a dozen others) ended up running through Lima and barely made the Caracas connection. We got very little sympathy from TACA reps, who refused to even radio ahead that we had arrived and were on our way. In addition, when we asked the CSA about alternatives if we missed our flight, she quickly got flustered and we suddenly found ourselves subject to "random" secondary baggage screening. What a coincedence... This aside, I'd like to see TACA add additional Cuzco-Lima trips for better connectivity. LAN, after all, flies it ten times a day. TACA flies one.

2. Bussing. We were routinely bussed to and from the aircraft in Caracas and Lima. I am not generally picky, but this is a painfully slow process and not a very good show when the direct competition, LAN, is unloading at the gate right in front of you.

3. We experienced an hour long weather delay on LIM-CUS. Whereas LAN, Star Peru, and Aero Condor made numerous announcements about their flight status, TACA made none. The TACA representative at the gate remarked that he frankly had no idea what was happening or when the flight might leave. Again, not a huge problem, but it hurts when the competition is showing you up right in front of the customer.

I was also curious why we received a small sandwich snack on the 1 hr Cuzco flights, but had to pay for food on the 4 hr Caracas run.

I liked TACA inflight, and would fly their A321 again in a heartbeat. The Lima hub is modern and nice. However, I would seriously consider LAN in the future because it seems like they have their operation a bit more organized and efficient, and the ground service of TACA was quite the mess.

That all said, I do wish them luck- they will need it against LAN.

Brian



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User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Guys, really goods news in TACA they will start offering the food for free again.

Menú gratuito: A partir del 15 de abril se ofrecerá un selecto menú que puede comprender snacks –en caso de vuelos cortos- hasta platos de comida caliente acompañados de ensaladas y postres. Todo esto de forma gratuita y en una nueva, atractiva y cómoda presentación.

From Taca Website

Juanchito



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User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

Here is more info Taca increase schedule

http://news.taca.com/esp/nws/nwsbro.asp?key=772

Juanchito



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Quoting Juanchito (Reply 8):

Really good news.
Definitely TA is implementing new policies, services and destinations [SDQ] for the benefit of the this great Continent.


User currently offlineAndahuailas From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Quoting Lear777 (Reply 6):
I liked TACA inflight, and would fly their A321 again in a heartbeat. The Lima hub is modern and nice. However, I would seriously consider LAN in the future because it seems like they have their operation a bit more organized and efficient, and the ground service of TACA was quite the mess.

Taca's service is non-existent system wide. Airport agents are not trained with basic courtesy and manners. Criticism to their agents is usually an invitation for further abuse. Their bording process in most airports resembles cattle moved around in a ranch.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

Quoting Andahuailas (Reply 10):

You're entitle to your very own "opinion", nevertheless your comments are not precisely according to reality.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Quoting Lear777 (Reply 6):
This aside, I'd like to see TACA add additional Cuzco-Lima trips for better connectivity.

Wish granted:

[Sorry only in Spanish]. "Con la citada expansión, desde Lima se operarán las siguientes frecuencias: A El Salvador: 9; a San José: 10; A Guayaquil, 4; a Quito, 13; a Bogotá: 14; a Caracas: 14; a Cuzco: 6; a Santiago de Chile, 7; a Buenos Aires: 14; a La Paz; 7; a Santa Cruz, Bolivia: 3; a Sao Paulo, 14. " Source" www.taca.com

6 frecuencies will be added to Cuzco.

Quoting Lear777 (Reply 6):
I was also curious why we received a small sandwich snack on the 1 hr Cuzco flights, but had to pay for food on the 4 hr Caracas run.

This is going to change.
Begining April 15th.: [Sorry, in Spanish once again...] "Comida de cortesía a bordo
Para satisfacer plenamente a sus clientes, TACA implementará desde el 15 de abril próximo, su nuevo patrón de servicio de comidas a bordo.


Con nuevas y atractivas presentaciones, la aerolínea servirá comida de cortesía, dentro de 3 conceptos diferentes, así:

Servicio boquitas, en 3 opciones diferentes (pastelería dulce, pastelería salada o papalinas), durante los vuelos donde no hay un tiempo de comida, según el horario de la ruta.
Durante los vuelos de aproximadamente hora y media, se servirá un sándwich y un producto adicional, ya sea galleta o barra nutritiva.
En vuelos de más de 1 hora y media, TACA servirá un tiempo de comida completo, según el país donde se origine el vuelo.

El servicio de bebidas de cortesía seguirá vigente.

Por otra parte, se brindará un servicio más ligero en vuelos nocturnos y se incluirán boquitas al final de cada vuelo de larga duración. Los viajeros en Clase Ejecutiva recibirán comida caliente diferenciada en todos los vuelos.

Con el establecimiento de este nuevo patrón de servicio de comida, TACA demuestra su preocupación por ampliar la calidad de sus servicios en una de las fases más importantes de su cadena de atención al cliente, como es el tiempo de vuelo a bordo de las aeronaves."
Source:

Quoting Juanchito (Reply 8):
http://news.taca.com/esp/nws/nwsbro.asp?key=772



Quoting Lear777 (Reply 6):
I would seriously consider LAN in the future because it seems like they have their operation a bit more organized and efficient, and the ground service of TACA was quite the mess.

It's up to you sir.


User currently offlineAF086 From France, joined Jan 2007, 1059 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 12):
[Sorry only in Spanish]. "Con la citada expansión, desde Lima se operarán las siguientes frecuencias: A El Salvador: 9; a San José: 10; A Guayaquil, 4; a Quito, 13; a Bogotá: 14; a Caracas: 14; a Cuzco: 6; a Santiago de Chile, 7; a Buenos Aires: 14; a La Paz; 7; a Santa Cruz, Bolivia: 3; a Sao Paulo, 14. "

I think it would be interesting for TA to fly to GIG (all of the Brazil - Peru flights are GRU-LIM). So the GIG-LIM market is totally neglected. Could we see TA serving Rio in the near future?



Please insert a "smart" joke here.
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Quoting AF086 (Reply 13):
Could we see TA serving Rio in the near future?

Not soon. TA codeshare such route with JJ.


User currently offlineAF086 From France, joined Jan 2007, 1059 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 14):
Not soon. TA codeshare such route with JJ.

TA codeshares the GRU-GIG leg. There isn't any airline flying GIG-LIM nonstop.



Please insert a "smart" joke here.
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Quoting AF086 (Reply 15):

TA codeshares the GRU-GIG leg.

You're right.
Sorry. My mistake.


User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 3):
You mean 41% of the international market out of Lima...It would be impossible for them to have that share of the whole SA market. Just look at LA, AV, AR, JJ they are much bigger. And they wouldnt cover an extra 15% of the market with 5 new daily flights....

I agree with you. No airline can have 41% of south america market... except for LAN, stretching its tentacles all over the region.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 17):

Re-read post #5.

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 5):
Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 3):
You mean 41% of the international market out of Lima...



Quoting Mt99 (Reply 5):
Good point.. sorry for the misunderstanding..


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

You know what I always say in these threads... it's so great to see TA expanding. Big grin

Quoting Juanchito (Reply 7):
Guys, really goods news in TACA they will start offering the food for free again.

You mean food? As in real food?!  Wow! Unbelievable...

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 12):
6 frecuencies will be added to Cuzco.

Actually, it's not 6 more frequencies, but 6 in total (including the already existing flights),



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 19):
You mean food? As in real food?! Unbelievable...

Yep real free food again, check the link.

Juanchito



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User currently offlineTomascubero From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2005, 525 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

Quoting Andahuailas (Reply 10):
Taca's service is non-existent system wide. Airport agents are not trained with basic courtesy and manners. Criticism to their agents is usually an invitation for further abuse. Their bording process in most airports resembles cattle moved around in a ranch.

You are wrong. TACA is not a rubbish airline and it actually is better in service than many other LatAm airlines. For starters, 90% or more of their flights are on-time and I can prove it because I always see them leave on time from SJO and when I fly them (and trust me I fly them a lot) they are always on time. Their agents are very friendly people, at least what I have seen in Central America and Miami and your last expression of "cattle moved around in a ranch" is absolutely not true, I have seen other airlines which are worse in that matter and I can guarantee you TA is not that.

Yes, TA behaves bad somtimes, like the time when they sued Copa for increasing frequencies to SAL and the court gave TA (of course) the win over CM, that was terrible but my point of view is for Lacsa flights, with Costa Rican crew and employees which are extremely friendly and professional.

Regards,
Tomas.


User currently offlineCptGirmayTesfa From Peru, joined Oct 2003, 406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3256 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 19):
Actually, it's not 6 more frequencies, but 6 in total (including the already existing flights),

So no increase at all? If I am not mistaken they already fly to Cuzco 6 times a week?

Nice that they serve food again; a lot of our clients complained about this.

Good that they introduce more flights Lima-Quito. From the release, I assume that they will add Quito in the evening bank. At the moment, there are only two flights a day (LAN and Taca) more or less at the same time...


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 19):
You know what I always say in these threads... it's so great to see TA expanding.

Indeed.

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 19):

Actually, it's not 6 more frequencies, but 6 in total (including the already existing flights),

Right.

Quoting Tomascubero (Reply 21):
You are wrong. TACA is not a rubbish airline and it actually is better in service than many other LatAm airlines. For starters, 90% or more of their flights are on-time and I can prove it because I always see them leave on time from SJO and when I fly them (and trust me I fly them a lot) they are always on time. Their agents are very friendly people, at least what I have seen in Central America and Miami and your last expression of "cattle moved around in a ranch" is absolutely not true, I have seen other airlines which are worse in that matter and I can guarantee you TA is not that.

Very well said !  yes 

Quoting Andahuailas (Reply 10):
Their bording process in most airports resembles cattle moved around in a ranch.

Absolutely wrong !  Angry


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Quoting Lear777 (Reply 6):
This aside, I'd like to see TACA add additional Cuzco-Lima trips for better connectivity. LAN, after all, flies it ten times a day. TACA flies one.



Quoting CptGirmayTesfa (Reply 22):
So no increase at all? If I am not mistaken they already fly to Cuzco 6 times a week?

If Lear777 said the truth [which I doubt it] TA is increasing such route with five additional flights.


25 Lear777 : Check the schedules my friend- ten LAN flights a day LIM-CUZ-LIM. LAN also advertises their flights all over the Cuzco airport, including a big poste
26 TACAA320 : I never said that they [LA] don't fly ten times a week to Cuzco. My doubt was about your statement regarding that ... which is definitely not true.[E
27 Post contains links TACAA320 : "Al respecto, cabe señalar que en el 2006 Taca obtuvo a nivel de Sudamérica, el promedio más alto de la industria: 99.66% en puntualidad y 99.22%
28 787KQ : When I have flown TACA it has been enjoyable, good service and clean comfortable aircraft. If you want a cattle-call for a boarding call, fly Lufthan
29 Post contains links TACAA320 : Interesting link.... http://www.lap.com.pe/otros.html
30 Post contains images JRDC930 : I flew TACA once, excellent service, excellent airline. Everyone in Latin America is lucky to have well run airlines with such high service standards
31 Willyj : Is the 90% figure an actual statistic, or is it just your estimate from what you've observed at one of their destinations and on the flights you've f
32 Post contains links TACAA320 : Is an statistic. He's just simply right. An in addition to the previous... " Category: Airlines It applies in: General Date: 1/29/2007 TACA: WORLD CL
33 Lear777 : Too bad it is. TACA flies Lima-Cuzco six times per week- not even daily. If you don't believe me, check the schedules- it's TACA 008 and 007. I am no
34 TACAA320 : I know that. So why did you say that "TACA flies one."[reply #6] Just show ONE airline that don't have delays.
35 Lear777 : Interesting, I did not know that. Even for domestic flights, post-expansion? They also bussed out to the aircraft in Caracas, both for TACA and LACSA
36 Lear777 : Oh my gosh. I said LAN flies ten flights per day. I said TACA flies one. I said it because it's true- if anything, I gave them credit for one flight
37 Airnewzealand : LMAO... I dont think TACA only serve SJO... their are other destinations also!!! That is indeed the airliners.net best quote of the year! Because you
38 Tomascubero : FYI SJO is one hub out of three, SAL and LIM are the other too. We have a lot of flights by them leave here, so that makes it quite a big chunk of fl
39 787KQ : After the additional gates are built, there should be enough for even domestic flights. Lima's airport is configured so that several gates can be use
40 TACAA320 : Re-read post 27.
41 Mt99 : Last night took some American friends to the local (US) Pollo Campero branch. And the service made me thing about TACA's service and i came up with a
42 TACAA320 : Is there a "Pollo Campero" at Bouvet Island?
43 Post contains links and images Carmenlu15 : Indeed they do serve more destinations than only SJO... still, that doesn't take away from the fact that their OTP is very good. Link (in English): h
44 TACAA320 : GREAT! No Carmen. A few ones among us are just "fat".
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