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AeroRepublica To CCS From BOG And MDE  
User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2563 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5188 times:

After a year of having applied to operate these routes, AeroRepublica has been granted the approval to service BOG-CCS and MDE-CCS by Venezuelan authorities.

Schedule 7 x weekly from 24th May, on E190.

BOG 0827- 1052 CCS
CCS 1202 - 1337 MDE
MDE 1427 - 1707 CCS
CCS 1827 - 1947 BOG

I think this is a momentous occasion for AeroRepublica, as this is when they are offering competition on international routes, apart from Panama and the connections there available. I believe that after they lied low for a while, refocusing its strategy to offer connections from different cities in Colombia through Panama -losing a lot of domestic market share in the process-
This is from when their consolidation will show. Growth should become apparent from now on. I also expect that 737s will feature at some point in AeroRepublica's operations, not least when they are ready for MIA.

[Edited 2008-04-25 04:14:57]

28 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

I saw an ad this morning in El Tiempo (colombian newspaper), it was advertised for $199, but can't remember if it was roundtrip.

On a side note, P5 advertised as a route serviced with the youngest jet fleet in Colombia. I guess that will change in favour of AV pretty soon.

JAAH



Next flights: AV BOG-ADZ-BOG, AV-UA BOG-IAD-ORD-IAD-BOG, BOG-FLL-BOG, LA BOG-MIA-BOG J
User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1896 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5125 times:

Beautiful news!

I'm already looking forward on flying the E190 and spotting it as well!

Do any of you have ideas of the fares?

Cheers



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2563 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5120 times:



Quoting 797 (Reply 2):
Do any of you have ideas of the fares?

They're advertising fares of US$ 199 return (+ taxes), supposedly on sale from today. Funnily enough, AeroRepublica has a link to Copa for international bookings. It only manages domestic ones itself.


User currently offlineTBYO787 From Colombia, joined Feb 2008, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5084 times:

Here is how is scheduled on 1A but no pricing yet. At least internationally...!!!

1 CM 640 Y 01JUN 7 BOGCCS DK1 832A1052A 01JUN E 0 E91
ETKT ELEGIBLE OPERATED BY- AEROREPUBLICA

2 CM 639 Y 01JUN 7 CCSMDE DK1 1202P 137P 01JUN E 0 E91
ETKT ELEGIBLE OPERATED BY- AEROREPUBLICA SUBJECT TO GOVERNME

3 CM 638 Y 01JUN 7 MDECCS DK1 237P 507P 01JUN E 0 E91
ETKT ELEGIBLE OPERATED BY- AEROREPUBLICA SUBJECT TO GOVERNME

4 CM 649 Y 01JUN 7 CCSBOG DK1 627P 747P 01JUN E 0 E91
ETKT ELEGIBLE OPERATED BY- AEROREPUBLICA

TBYO787  Smile  Smile


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5046 times:

Awesome news.

MDE is booming with new international routes, and this new flight comes as a pleasant surprise. MDE-CCS is a significant market which can definitely support daily service with an appropriate airplane and effective adverstising (not what Aeropostal did).

Additionally, it is also positive to put a bit of pressure on Avianca which is now handling a monopoly on BOG-CCS.


SA.


User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4554 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5000 times:



Quoting Summa767 (Thread starter):
I also expect that 737s will feature at some point in AeroRepublica's operations, not least when they are ready for MIA.

The 737s would be suitable planes in order to operate new possible routes as BOG-MIA.
I highly doubt if their E90s fully loaded have autonomy to fly such segment without payload constraints and taking into account the altitude at BOG.
I would assume that their current MD-80s will be replaced later. The E90s seems like a perfect fit for its current network system.
Regards.



"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

what a great news!!! again a CCS-MDE direct flight... here we go!!! I will be a regular passenger on this flight...

cheers
Avianca



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4939 times:

Saw the add on the press too. $199 roundtrip, catering for businessment from Bogotá, for daytrips.

I think it´s important, AV´s monopoly on the route was getting boring already. Even though they still have two advantages over P5, business class and extra cargo revenue.



Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
User currently offlineAlianza From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4831 times:

Has anyone flown with the new EasyFly airlines ? How was the service?

A Colombia business blog indicated in February that it was realizing some success after a few months of operation , with 5 more planes on order and planning to open 10 new routes.


Saludos!


User currently offlineSnaiks From Panama, joined Mar 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

so they dont connect thru PTY, i find that weird, knowing that flights from PTY to CCS are full, it would be a good time that P5 can add another way to get to CCS from PTY even with 1 stop

User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4747 times:



Quoting Snaiks (Reply 10):
so they dont connect thru PTY, i find that weird

Actually, connections to PTY are perfectly possible through MDE, if anybody should be intereted.


SA.


User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2563 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

Now loaded and ready for purchase, are AV flights CLO-MDE-CCS and its return, 4 times a week to start with: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 19th May.
This way AV pre-empts the entry of AeroRepublica on the MDE-CCS route by a week. P5 still has an edge in that it will start with daily service on shiny new E190s, as opposed to the older, though well kept F100s.


CLO 1500 - 1550 MDE
MDE 1635 - 1905 CCS
CCS 1950 - 2120 MDE
MDE 2205 - 2305 CLO


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

This is incredible news! This'll make it better for me to get to BOG without setting foot on the 737-700 CO sends down there.


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User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4603 times:



Quoting Summa767 (Reply 12):
This way AV pre-empts the entry of AeroRepublica on the MDE-CCS route by a week. P5 still has an edge in that it will start with daily service on shiny new E190s, as opposed to the older, though well kept F100s.

Well maybe that´s rigth for an a.netter, but for average joe that doesn´t know much about aviation, there will not be a difference between F100 and E190.

Anyway it´s good to see that Internationa routes are booming from MDE, LAN will also get there AFAIK.

Gus
SKBO



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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2563 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4589 times:



Quoting Tavong (Reply 14):
Well maybe that´s rigth for an a.netter, but for average joe that doesn´t know much about aviation, there will not be a difference between F100 and E190

Sorry, I meant to say that apart from the shiny plane nnew plane, Aerorepublica has the edge with the daily service as opposed to 4 times weekly by AV. I hope this becomes daily soon.


User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4582 times:



Quoting Summa767 (Reply 15):
Sorry, I meant to say that apart from the shiny plane nnew plane, Aerorepublica has the edge with the daily service as opposed to 4 times weekly by AV. I hope this becomes daily soon.

I really think AV will move to daily frecuency if the market is there, anyway thanks for your clariffication.

Gus
SKBO



Colombian coffee, the best...take a cup and you will see how delicious it is.
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4564 times:



Quoting Tavong (Reply 14):
Anyway it´s good to see that Internationa routes are booming from MDE, LAN will also get there AFAIK.

Indeed, Avianca now joins AeroRepublica, Copa, LAN and TACA in opening new/additional international services out of MDE. This has been a historic year for the airport, which has never seen so many new international fights added in so little time.

Perhaps not all of these new flights turn out to be successful, but at least they show that many airlines are seeing MDE as a natural second-step in Colombia, and that the city is generating enough confidence for foreign airline investment. That alone is very positive.


SA.


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4506 times:



Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 17):
Indeed, Avianca now joins AeroRepublica, Copa, LAN and TACA in opening new/additional international services out of MDE. This has been a historic year for the airport, which has never seen so many new international fights added in so little time.

Which is LANs flight?



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4502 times:



Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 18):
Which is LANs flight?

LAN starts LIM-UIO-MDE in A319 aircraft effective May 14th (next Wednesday).


SA.


User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4554 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4419 times:



Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 17):
Avianca now joins AeroRepublica, Copa, LAN and TACA in opening new/additional international services out of MDE

TA MDE-LIM will commence on July 02nd. Connections to deep South America are available once at LIM.
Same with LP MDE-UIO-LIM.




.

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 18):
Which is LANs flight?

It will be operated by Lan Peru.

Regards.



"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
User currently offlineBogota From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 819 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4391 times:



Quoting Tavong (Reply 14):
Well maybe that´s rigth for an a.netter, but for average joe that doesn´t know much about aviation, there will not be a difference between F100 and E190

I would not be su sure, I recently flew with several of my office staff BOG-CTG and back. We flew AV F100 on the way to CTG and P5 E190 on the way back and all the 2 girls and 1 boy from my office commented on the shiny new leather seats, the ample space, the "new" smell, the wide hatracks, etc. I was amazed to see how many compliments the plane got from a whole set of people who know nothing about aircrafts. I myself was impressed by the plane, it was my first time on it.


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4354 times:



Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 19):
LAN starts LIM-UIO-MDE in A319 aircraft effective May 14th (next Wednesday).

Thanks... then, after MDE is it UIO-LIM?



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4271 times:

Yes, the complete route is LIM-UIO-MDE-UIO-LIM.

Quoting Bogota (Reply 21):
I was amazed to see how many compliments the plane got from a whole set of people who know nothing about aircrafts.

I agree, people aren't dumb, they do notice the difference. I actually wish AeroRepublica manages to hit hard on Avianca's expectations for the CLO-MDE-CCS route.

Avianca took way too long making up their mind on this route, and they've had plenty of spare F-100s lately, so lack of equipment is not an excuse.

I totally understand and support Avianca's plans to concentrate almost exclusively around BOG, but boy, they are becoming so incredibly clumsy when opening new operations out of other cities, to a point that they've lost several good oportunities. CLO-MDE-CCS is a mature market, a route they could have opened many months ago and have to themselves, but they didn't, and now they have to deal with AeroRepublica's competition.


SA.

[Edited 2008-05-11 01:48:59]

User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4231 times:

P5 BOG-CCS and CCS-BOG times target a certain type of travellers. For that part P5 does have a good chance of success, however I expect to see their CCS-MDECCS flights to be better performers (and those do have connections with CM/P5 PTY-MDE-PTY daytime flights = extra capacity for CCS-PTY-CCS).
Sure BOG is Colombia single biggest market but P5 is in a position to hub themselves in MDE and take advantage of (as one fellow forum member pointed out) AV's clumsiness regards international flights for Colombian cites other than BOG.
I think in the near future, P5 could be flying MDE-GYE--MDE too.



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
25 SJOtoLIR : How's the market-share between Cali and Caracas ? . Yes, CM is apparently getting good results in their flights linking PTY-CCS, adding that their fa
26 2travel2know : It's very unlikely Venezuela will allow CM a 3rd daily PTY-CCS-PTY, my guess is that Venezuela 1st would allow a 2nd PTY-MAR-PTY and/or CM to add ano
27 Avianca : PZO would work from the very beginning .... alone EZE would be a soul traffic ... but also the colombian destinations and the EEUU destinations.... a
28 SJOtoLIR : I did a research onto CM's website and the possibility to fit CM PTY-MDE and immediately P5 MDE-CCS and vice versa is not bookable at this time. Never
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