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User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2716 posts, RR: 14
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

There are rumors flying around that Santa Barbara Airlines is acquiring some used MD-80s that will replace the 757 which currently flies the CCS-MIA and CCS- Quito - Guayaquil routes. These will also be used to resume service to Lima and new service to Bogota replacing Aeropostal once it withdraws from the market this month.

I really think this is a good decision. This is strategically done to provide more feed for its European routes to Madrid and Tenerife where there is a lot of demand to these three countries. Santa Barbara specializes in the Ethnic-Northern South American market both from Europe and Miami that has been crucial to the development of transatlantic routes to the continent.

 Smile LatinPlane

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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

So MIA is getting downgraded to a MD80? That sounds odd, I gigured the market was doing well, and if VH was dropping that route


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

Quoting Venezuela747 (Reply 1):
and if VH was dropping that route

They aren't dropping MIA.



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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1873 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 2):
They aren't dropping MIA.

Sure.... they are nearly bankrupt! VH flies only with seven planes (2x DC-9-30s, 2x DC-9-50s, 2x MD-82s and 1x MD-83).

As an other rumor Santa Barbara and Aserca will get seven MD-80s: Aserca And Santa Barbara MD-80's? (by 717fan May 19 2007 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting Viasa (Reply 3):

Sure.... they are nearly bankrupt! VH flies only with seven planes (2x DC-9-30s, 2x DC-9-50s, 2x MD-82s and 1x MD-83).

What's your point? They continue to operate two daily flights to Miami and aren't dropping them.



a.
User currently offlineOrl777 From Venezuela, joined Jun 2005, 268 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Quoting Latinplane (Thread starter):
There are rumors flying around that Santa Barbara Airlines is acquiring some used MD-80s that will replace the 757 which currently flies the CCS-MIA and CCS- Quito - Guayaquil routes.

They will pull out the 757´s fleet or for those routes only? I don´t think is a good idea on the CCS-MIA route because of the competition with AA..

Quoting Viasa (Reply 3):
Sure.... they are nearly bankrupt! VH flies only with seven planes (2x DC-9-30s, 2x DC-9-50s, 2x MD-82s and 1x MD-83).

This is pretty sad, VH is the Oldest airline in Venezuela and right now they can only operated certain routes because only 7 planes in active service


User currently offlineCybergus From Venezuela, joined Mar 2006, 508 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

They are making a HUGE mistake if they choose to replace the 757, especially in the CCS-MIA route. S3 is the biggest Venezuelan Airline in the international field (Not so long ago was VH but we all know what is the actual situation of Aeropostal), so i think that the replacement of the 757 with md-80 is like going backwards. I though that they will order some 737, what happened with that?.

Tavo



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User currently offlineLatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2716 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Actually... I found out that the 757 is not leaving and will continue flying the MIA and Ecuador routes. The MD-80s will be used to launch BOG and LIM. I wonder when it is that they'll start selling tickets, since the website is not updated yet.

 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineCybergus From Venezuela, joined Mar 2006, 508 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Quoting LatinPlane (Reply 7):
found out that the 757 is not leaving and will continue flying the MIA and Ecuador routes.

Oh! thank god!! that relax me a little bit!.

Quoting LatinPlane (Reply 7):
I wonder when it is that they'll start selling tickets

I assume they are waiting for VH closing those routes.



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User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2004 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

S3 is/was using VH for their onward connections to LIM and BOG as well as to some other destinations. They need these flights to fill their MAD services. This is why they NEED to start them. But don't forget that VH announced to close LIM in September. So there is still some time.

Quoting Cybergus (Reply 6):
They are making a HUGE mistake if they choose to replace the 757, especially in the CCS-MIA route.

Correct ! I think the 757 is the much better equipment for MIA than a MD80. If they replace the 757 they would loose some advantage against VH.

What about the rumors that Aserca might take over S3 ?


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