Embajador3 From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2929 times:
The company is looking at starting flights from Toluca to Vigo-Peinador (VGO) airport, in Galicia (Spain). The articules says that they would operate with a 737 seating 126 pax. What do you think? any updates on this?
LatinTraveller From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2880 times:
Poco raro no?
Joining Toluca with Galicia. Interesting...
Is there even a possible way for a 737 to fly with 126 pax including cargo and fuel?
It's good to hear that airlines are expanding their destinations to cities other than the usual capital cities, but this one caught me by surprise. I wonder what kind of pax will this route be aimed to.
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 18198 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2810 times:
No tiene sentido... That's odd. I guess they could get a ninja-73G like Privatair and do long haul flying but that wouldn't make any sense with respect to their model. A 73G is probably cheap to operate transatlantic in terms of total cost but the unit costs can't be very conducive to low fares.
So what's the route going to be like, TLC-IAH-JFK-YQX-UAK-KEF-DUB-VGO?
The only way I could see them doing that is if they sub-charter, or get a temporary lease from some other airline for a 330 or 767, and even then, at 8000ft the flights will be severely weight restricted out of TLC
LatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2746 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2698 times:
I can now see that if the Saba family would have won the bid to take over AeroMexico from the government, they would surely have announced new direct service between Mexico City and Beirut. Yet, this one would have made more sense than the flight being proposed by Avolar.
Nonstop, you mean? It would need to be 120-minutes ETOPS-certified (which A Volar is so not going to get), and even then, at almost 5400 miles distance, taking off at almost 8500 Ft, wwith 126 pax, and requiring an additional half hour of fuel, I just don't think so...
Where would the stops be for an A Volar B733/735? I say the route should go TLC-CLT-YHZ-KEF-VGO...