777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
AV has signed a preliminary agreement with QT to buy 100% of its shares for an undisclosed value. The Martinair sudsidiary will become part of AV (probably AV Cargo), and this ends rumours on the decision of Martinair to sell QT.
Also, it is planned that AV will have some sort of agreement with Martinair, after this transactino, which could be finished before the end of this semester.
Danimarroquin From Colombia, joined Jan 2005, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2844 times:
very good news for AV " and a dream to come true for all of us " . also , it would be good for AV to used the Tampa hangar's at JMC because the ones at BOG will be destroid for BOG's new international terminal . does any body if the puente aereo will be part of this demoilition ?
757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2515 times:
And it was confirmed after all.
Since I heard the rumour last year I thought it was going to materialize... it had all the sense of the world given Avianca's cargo intentions and Tampa's current situation.
Let's hope it's all for the good of both Airlines and Aviation.
I gladly accept donations to pay for flight hours! This thing draws man...
MATURRO727 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2481 times:
Great news indeed but i wonder myself if the AV pilots will be happy with these news, cause in case of a fleet/pilot integration the pilot standings at the airline will become a mess, the QT pilots will be placed above of those who are Capt's and F/O in smaller equipments like the F50 F100 MD83 and even the A320 in the pilot antique/technical ranking. guess this wont happen if the pax and cargo pilots stay independent, but let's see how they will solve these problem.
BTW i heard a rumor from some AV pilots that say the MD83 will stay for a while, 5 of them will be gone and 10 will stay. any info on this ?
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10253 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
Great news! I am interested in knowing what cargo network AV Cargo will adopt. Which cargo routes are planned? Cargo business between Colombia and CUR seems to be growing, can we see AV Cargo flying to CUR as well?
777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2360 times:
Quoting A388 (Reply 11): I am interested in knowing what cargo network AV Cargo will adopt
I bet routes to Europe can be added, such as MAD. Also EZE and SCL in deep SA. I'm wondering if PTY might become a good place for a cargo only flight, also I bet they will consider CUR and come NA cities, like LAX.