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AV First Flight To IAD  
User currently offlineDanimarroquin From Colombia, joined Jan 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3133 times:

well today is the start of Avianca's flight BOG - IAD , and I have a few questions about it .

at what time will the plane be at IAD ?
what gate will be at ?
is it a A319 or the 757 like it was anounced ?
what RWY most likely would used ?
any spoters for this day at IAD ?

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User currently offlineAv757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3082 times:
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It will be an Airbus 319.

AV757


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2893 times:
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After decades of Miami, New York and LAX, on and off, another AV city in the USA. Next BOS, ORD or SFO ? AV should fly to Canada and return to more of Europe, why they left CDG & FRA in 2001, I will never know.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32702 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2833 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 2):
After decades of Miami, New York and LAX, on and off, another AV city in the USA.

And Fort Lauderdale.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 2):
Next BOS, ORD or SFO

No, no, and definitley no.



a.
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 2):
AV should fly to Canada and return to more of Europe, why they left CDG & FRA in 2001, I will never know.

YYZ is a strong possibility in the mid term. AC has pakced loads on their flights, and there has been talk of a daily joint operation, with AC operating 4 flights and AV 3 flights per week.

Remeber AV quit those stations because of the deep financial crisis that Colombia went through in the late 90s, which made demand plummet. Then came 9/11. This crisis also affected the airline, which almost went under, if it hadn´t been for the creation of Alianza Summa.

They just didn´t quit Europe because they wanted. Remeber that LH also left because of the reduced demand. Now that demand is returning to past levels, there is interest again by the airlines to serve BOG-Europe.

Its a matter of A330 delivery times for the restart of AV´s past European destinations.

I really wish AV well on this new venture, as well as on the returning BOG-SDQ route, which started almost at the same time. With the price of fuel, you never know.

Does anyone have details of the flight? PAX count, arrival and departure times..

[Edited 2008-06-13 18:38:03]


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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

the return flight was more than 1 hour delayed....

I am sure they will do great on the route, interesting is that a lot of consolidators are selling tickets from europe to bogota via IAD combining LH, UA etc, with AV.

If I am correct, today starts the SDQ flight... good luck as wel..



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User currently offlineDanimarroquin From Colombia, joined Jan 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

any pics of the IAD arrival ?

I think definately AV should look forward to YYZ because the Colombian community is big in Canada .

MCO is a very potential route , but with the introduction of jet blue to the route AV decided stay behind and see how Jetblue does well in the route . even tough , jet blue hasn't started MCO for their financial problems , so that I think should be the moment to AV do the service at least with a F-100 .



CDG LHR FRA and YYZ I'm pretty sure that all the new international flights will start soon with the arrival of the 2 A330 in SEP , and with the arrival of oceanair's 757 and 2 767 .

Q . is it possible for AV to fly BOG - SYD with the 787 or A 330 ? , or stopping at new Zealand like LAN or Aerolineas Argentinas ?


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
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Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
No, no, and definitley no.

Why no ORD or Boston for AV ?

Quoting Danimarroquin (Reply 6):
Q . is it possible for AV to fly BOG - SYD with the 787 or A 330 ? , or stopping at new Zealand like LAN or Aerolineas Argentinas ?

Why would Avianca fly to Australia ? Chile and Argentina are a nonstop flight to Sydney. Bogota to AKL would be the longest flight from BOG and beyond the capabilities of any plane I can think of given teh altitude BOG has.


User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2364 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 7):
Chile and Argentina are a nonstop flight to Sydney.

Both airlines operating the routes stop in AKL.

Quoting Danimarroquin (Reply 6):
. is it possible for AV to fly BOG - SYD with the 787 or A 330 ? ,

No existing aircraft could ever operate the route.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 7):
Why no ORD or Boston for AV ?

Because they are very thin markets, far away from BOG, and with little O/D traffic for connections (i.e., large markets covered by non-stop flights).....only ORD has an advantage, which is the substantial Colombian community. But they are happy connecting in MIA and ATL, and couldnt fill an A319 every day.



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