Andahuailas From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8318 times:
Looks like traffic at LIM will experience a boom
-NK adding a second daily flight from FLL starting July
-DL adding a second daily flight from ATL ( july and august only)
-TA is starting 4 x week to MDE , 4 x week to GIG & 4 x week to GUA, all in July
-TA is going from 4 to 7 per week to MVD, also in July
-LA/LP going from 6 to 7 a week to JFK and from 9 to 11 a week to LAX very soon plus adding new service to MDE and COR and a second daily flight to CCS via BOG ( start date not confirmed). Also rumors that service to MAD will go from 3 to 6 a week
-EQ starts UIO-LIM in April
-2I will soon start LIM-ARI via CUZ
domestic routes also,
2I starting service to PEM and CJA
LP starting soon TYL, and adding frequencies to CIX, TRU and PIU
Thatplaneguy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 82 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8275 times:
Good to see LIM is gaining new routes and operators. I wonder if UX will start up from MAD sometime. I used to go to LIM frequently. The last time I was there the Intrenational terminal had been renewed, and it's a huge improvement. Any news on the further development of the airport? Are the old airliners and military aircraft still stored there?
Adriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1145 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8020 times:
Lima Airport Partners must administer landing and departing slots very carefully, being the immigration/emigration lines already as long as they are - sometimes exceeding the capacity of the halls themselves... The last two times I've been in LIM the lines had to continue atop the electric escalator (upon arrival) and outside the booths where the airport tax is collected (upon departure)!
Have you got further information regarding this particular flight? I wonder which schedule will TA pick: a late afternoon arrival at GIG or a (very) early morning one also, which aircraft is going to be used? So far the service had not been uploaded to Amadeus, hope they do it soon.
RJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1949 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7510 times:
Air Comet Chile (3I/DLU) has announced its intention to open SCL-LIM route or SCL-ARI-LIM using a Boeing 737-200 or a Boeing 737-500. The routes was announced in September 12 2007 but Marsans delays its plans. Now the company considers to open LIM in the next months.
Quoting Andahuailas (Thread starter): LA/LP going from 6 to 7 a week to JFK and from 9 to 11 a week to LAX very soon plus adding new service to MDE and COR and a second daily flight to CCS via BOG ( start date not confirmed). Also rumors that service to MAD will go from 3 to 6 a week
COR will be operated by LAN Argentina, not LAN Chile or LAN Peru. However the route has delayed until further advice.
MDE will be opened by LAN Peru
MIA will be upgraded from 7 to 10 frequencies this summer.
MAD will increase to 6 weekly non stop flights.
LAN expect a growth of 40% for LAN Peru adding new routes and aircraft. To do that LAN will invest US$130 millions the Peruvian subsidiary during 2008. Increasing its network LAN Peru will start Lima-Quito-Medellín route with an A319 and will resume the Lima-Bogotá-Caracas routes very soon. In domestic routes in Peru, LAN Peru start routes to Talara, Tumbes opening also intra provincial routes as Chiclayo-Iquitos of Chiclayo-Tarapoto for example. LAN Peru wants also increase its frequencies to Cuzco but its depends the capacity of the terminal and airport operations. Actually LP offers 12 daily flights in Lima-Cuzco route.
LAN Peru will moved another four aircrafts including A319 and A320 (one confirmed CC-CQN) to increase the capacity and starts the new routes.
For longhaul routes LAN will adds more frequencies in Lima-Miami routes offering 10 weekly flights (actually operates 7) and will add other three new frequencies in Lima-Madrid route offering in the next months 6 weekly flights.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11510 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7304 times:
Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 6): LIm is quite low on UX wish list for long haul additions, as a matter of fact upon getting more A330's UX is looking at Brazil and Argentina.
Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 12): With regard to the Brazilian market, Air Europa currently flies UX MAD-GIG and UX MAD-SSA.
And they have plans to increase both flights. With more planes may be they confirm such plans for daily flights to both GIG and SSA. But now with the "immigration war" Brazil vs Spain, i doubt about any increase. Some people are trying to avoid MAD at any price (putting some unexpected pressure on AF and TP during the past and next weeks) as well as Spanish some people may avoid Brazil.
This non-stop route LIM-GIG is delayed at least 2 years. Both LP and TA said having plans to Rio.
Quoting AF086 (Reply 13): Have you got further information regarding this particular flight? I wonder which schedule will TA pick: a late afternoon arrival at GIG or a (very) early morning one also, which aircraft is going to be used? So far the service had not been uploaded to Amadeus, hope they do it soon.
Wish also that Infraero does not create problems for TA like they created with AZ.
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11510 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7053 times:
Well, from ANAC, changes to Brazil from Peru will be:
LP will go from daily 763 to 3x 763 plus daily A319 on a late night LIM-GRU and one departure about 9:15 AM from GRU to LIM. GRU-LIM-LAX will be not offered any more (only as connection). Changes will take place on May 15 and means also LP will not have a valuable 763 parked all day in Brazil and both planes will do an immediate turn-around (may be also imposed by the possible increase on GRU fees)
By the 90s, RG used to fly SJO-UIO-GYE-GIG-GRU once a week and returning as RG GIG-GRU-GYE-UIO-SJO, so it isn't precisely an untapped market.
It's hard to believe if Ecuador may support daily dedicated flights to Brazil nowadays, taking into account the daily services supplied whether by [TA (UIO/GYE)-LIM and then TA LIM-GRU] or [LP (UIO/GYE)-LIM and then LP LIM-GRU]. LAN system can also link Ecuador with Brazil through EZE and SCL.
Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 16): this is another important link and possibly a direct flight LBP-GRU is another important missing link. Nowadays TA captures a lot of the Brazil-LPB traffic.
The route LPB-GRU will never work profitable as non-stop regarding the 13 300 feet high in LPB.
The current longest direct international flight out of LPB is heading to LIM. LA cannot operate direct flights to SCL, so it works as LA LPB-IQQ-SCL.
Just to illustrate this point, 5L Aerosur from Bolivia operates LPB La Paz - CBB Cochabamba - VVI Santa Cruz de la Sierra - GRU. Both LPB and CBB are experiencing altitude issues.
This route makes more sense onto TACA's network, since the agreement JJ/LA came into force.
As a result, TA lost the old code-share pact with JJ, in order to feed their TA GRU-LIM with JJ GIG-GRU, JJ REC-GRU and JJ SSA-GRU.