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American's Caribbean,Latin & S. American Routes  
User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 854 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5305 times:

American Airlines in these regions is well entrenched but are there any routes left to be filled south of the border from MIA?With Antigua,Grenada,Recife,Salvador de Bahia and Belo Horizonte service starting soon whats left?

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User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6171 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5345 times:

Lots of smaller markets from MIA.


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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2924 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 5251 times:

ASU is still on the radar. Guyana is still unserved as are some secondary points in Mexico. And of course there's Cuba which will probably be served at some point, current restrictions/embargo notwithstanding.

User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

What about BSB? There isn't any nonstop service from the US to Brazil's capital.

User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11630 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

Latin American (non-Mexico) markets I think AA could still add profitably:

Argentina:
- Cordoba - 4-5x weekly 757 from MIA

Brazil:
- Brasilia - 3-4x weekly 757/767 (depending on nonstop or triangle routing) from MIA
- Fortaleza - 3-4x weekly 757/767 (depending on nonstop or triangle routing) from MIA
- Manaus - 3-4x weekly 757/767 (depending on nonstop or triangle routing) from MIA
- Natal - 3-4x weekly 757/767 (depending on nonstop or triangle routing) from MIA

Guadeloupe:
- Pointe-a-Pitre - 1-2x weekly 737 from MIA

Guyana:
- Georgetown - 3-4x weekly 737 from MIA

Honduras:
- Roatan - 1-2x weekly 737 from MIA, 1x (Sat) weekly 737 from DFW

Martinique:
- Fort-de-France - 1-2x weekly 737 from MIA

Paraguay:
- Asuncion - daily 757 from MIA

Suriname:
- Paramaribo - 3-4x weekly 737 from MIA

There are probably some others I think would work that I'm missing.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 5113 times:
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Quoting Commavia (Reply 4):
Latin American (non-Mexico) markets I think AA could still add profitably:

MIA-BON and MIA-CTG, (both 738s) are also possibilities. MIA-GEO would be difficult since Guyana's national flag carrier already has the GEO-FLL/MIA route authority, and would launch flights before AA entered GEO. MIA-PBM I don't see in the foreseeable future.


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6171 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 5041 times:

Maybe MIA-FLS? MIA-DAV? MIA-TAB? MIA-MID?


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 5034 times:
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Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 6):
MIA-TAB?

AA wouldn't waste a 738 on TAB. AE pulled out of TAB years ago, and no U.S. carrier, along with BW has ever had success with TAB-USA flights.


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 5017 times:



Quoting Commavia (Reply 4):
Paraguay:
- Asuncion - daily 757 from MIA

Wasn't it because of the mandatory fees that had to be paid to the Travel Agencies in Paraguay that AA axed their service to ASU? (I think it was a 763, via GRU).

I'm pretty sure MAH4546 can shed some light on that for us.



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User currently offlineNA747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 5013 times:

If I may put my  twocents  worth, I'd dare to say:
PSE (Ponce, PR: 5x weekly?)
BQN (Aguadilla, PR)
MTY (Monterrey, Mexico)
COR & MDZ (Cordoba & Mendoza, Argentina: alternating days)
CUZ (Cusco, Peru: this time from MIA, not JFK/LIM as before)
GDL (maybe)
MID (Merida, Mexico)
FDF & PTP (Fort-de-France, Martinique & Point-A-Pitre, Guadaloupe: alternating days)
GEO (Gerogetown, Guyana)
PBM & CAY (Paramaribo, Suriname & on to Cayenne, French Guiana, 3 x weekley?)
We're having fun here, aren't we?
I agree with Commavia's (reply 4) and SCL767's (reply 5) suggestions also.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 4987 times:
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Quoting NA747 (Reply 9):
PSE (Ponce, PR: 5x weekly?)
BQN (Aguadilla, PR)

NK/B6 territory, and we've already seen AA slash SJU services.

Quoting NA747 (Reply 9):
Mendoza, Argentina: alternating days

Not going to happen, since SCL-MDZ-SCL is flown by LAN, and most U.S. passengers connect in SCL to and from Mendoza.

Quoting NA747 (Reply 9):
Cayenne, French Guiana

Already flown from MIA daily by AF.
F-GKXC headed for CAY via PAP, PTP, and FDF.

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Air France A-320 headed to PAP-PTP-FDF-CAY from MIA


User currently offlineIpodguy7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

I'd like to see RTB, LCE, FLS, OCJ, Grand Turk, DAV, PMV, ASU, CUZ, GPS, and more.


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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11438 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4963 times:
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Quoting Commavia (Reply 4):
Brazil:
- Brasilia - 3-4x weekly 757/767 (depending on nonstop or triangle routing) from MIA
- Fortaleza - 3-4x weekly 757/767 (depending on nonstop or triangle routing) from MIA
- Manaus - 3-4x weekly 757/767 (depending on nonstop or triangle routing) from MIA
- Natal - 3-4x weekly 757/767 (depending on nonstop or triangle routing) from MIA

MIA-POA - 3-4x weekly B767
JFK-GIG - 3-4x weekly B767 (considering GIG got 40% of the 777 flight from JFK nowadays)



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User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4963 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 10):
Not going to happen

So? You see AA flying MIA-SCL, MIA-EZE. LA also flies SCL-COR and 4M flies COR-BUE (connecting to 4M's EZE-MIA), why aren't you challenging those?

But still, I think MDZ can't sustain a year round service. Maybe seasonal service, but 2x or 3x weekly and 757 if operationally possible.

Saludos,



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4946 times:
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Quoting Ipodguy7 (Reply 11):
Grand Turk

NK already tried this and failed.

Quoting Ipodguy7 (Reply 11):
PMV

Requires Venezuelan Government approval.

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 13):
So? You see AA flying MIA-SCL, MIA-EZE. LA also flies SCL-COR and 4M flies COR-BUE (connecting to 4M's EZE-MIA), why aren't you challenging those?

Exactly, AA flies MIA-SCL, why would they waste one (most likely 2) aircraft on MDZ? LA flies SCL-COR as you stated, but a single AA 752 can fly that route 4x weekly in the future.


User currently offlineNA747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4924 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 10):
Not going to happen, since SCL-MDZ-SCL is flown by LAN, and most U.S. passengers connect in SCL to and from Mendoza.

Very true...but who's to say people would not prefer a nonstop? Nonstop=time savings & convenience.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 10):
Already flown from MIA daily by AF.
F-GKXC headed for CAY via PAP, PTP, and FDF.

Likewise, a nonstop or even a 1-stop sounds better than a 2 or 3 stopper.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4908 times:
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Quoting NA747 (Reply 15):
Nonstop=time savings & convenience.

Does AA have extra 752s/763s to add new destinations to deep South America with current Brazilian expansion, and the fact that the A-300s will be phased out by next year? We might have to wait till the new 738s come online.

Quoting NA747 (Reply 15):
Likewise, a nonstop or even a 1-stop sounds better than a 2 or 3 stopper.

The MIA-CAY market is very tiny, and Surinamese officials will not let AA fly MIA-PBM-CAY.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11438 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4904 times:
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Quoting NA747 (Reply 15):
Very true...but who's to say people would not prefer a nonstop? Nonstop=time savings & convenience

Correct, and AA is focusing on new markets. At SCL they fight against LA, at EZE they fight with 4M, but at MDZ they will not fight, people will prefer to connect at MIA than making 2 connections at SCL/MIA and AEP/EZE/MIA !



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4893 times:
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Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 17):
At SCL they fight against LA

AA code shares with LA at SCL.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4880 times:
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Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 17):
MDZ

Also, I really do not think that MDZ would be a profitable route if AA entered that market. Their Oneworld Alliance Partner LAN connects AA's pax to MDZ already.

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 17):

And AA is interested in profitable routes, e.g. I believe they would do well at COR, should AA choose to fly there.


User currently offlineNA747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 4811 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 16):
Surinamese officials will not let AA fly MIA-PBM-CAY.

Interesting. Did not know that. Do you know why?


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32782 posts, RR: 72
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 5):
MIA-GEO would be difficult since Guyana's national flag carrier already has the GEO-FLL/MIA route authority

I don't think AA has to worry about a non-existant national flag carrier starting GEO-MIA. GEO is on AA's radar for 2009.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 7):

AA wouldn't waste a 738 on TAB.

They sure would. Another destination that is on AA's radar for the 2009-2010 timeframe. Huge untapped market there.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 10):
Quoting NA747 (Reply 9):
PSE (Ponce, PR: 5x weekly?)
BQN (Aguadilla, PR)

NK/B6 territory, and we've already seen AA slash SJU services.

NK/B6 don't fly BQN/PSE-MIA. Again, cities that are on AA's radar, but not in the short-term.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 14):

Quoting Ipodguy7 (Reply 11):
Grand Turk

NK already tried this and failed.

Again, who cares? Spirit was flying an A319; AA could use an ATR-72. American Airlines will fly to Grand Turk if, like Spirit, they get resort subsidies. Grand Turk, as well as Cayman Brac, are two destinations that AA has always had their eye on, but won't launch without the backing of a local resort or two, like the Marsh Harbour and Georgetown flights operate.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 14):
Quoting Ipodguy7 (Reply 11):
PMV

Requires Venezuelan Government approval.

AA has approval to fly to Porlamar already; they recently were, finally, approved for Valencia which should launch in April 2009.

In addition, with the right jets (i.e. Embraer E-170s), the potential for AA to expand to small markets in the Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela is limited only by air treaties. Barquisimeto, Barranquilla, Bonaire, David, Flores, Puerto Ordaz...the list goes on.

While most Caribbean islands that are jet capable could probably support a 1-2w 738 service from MIA, AA does not like flying to destinations from MIA less-than-daily (indeed, the only island routes not served daily this winter - Bermuda and La Romana - also happen to be subsidized by travel banks). E-170 jets could allow many to be at least 5x weekly.

AA's new 737-800s will be configured in a 160 seat configuration, as opposed to the current 148 seats. A large factor in this decision - which will require a 4th F/A on the flights - was flying them internationally from Miami. Most of the new, high-density 738s will be ran out of Miami, while older 738s will be out of Dallas. A300 capacity will be replaced with increased frequency on 738s - where air treaties allow it. We are already seeing this with AA's application for seven additional MIA-BOG frequencies yesterday, as they will no longer have A300s to fly the route.

Destinations I could see in the next 2-8 years, some depending on the right size jet:

Central America/Mexico

David, Panama
Flores, Guatemala
Merida, Mexico
Monterrey, Mexico
Roatan, Honduras
Veracruz, Mexico

Caribbean/Bahamas

Bonaire, Neth. Antilles
Cap Hatien, Haiti
Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
Fort de France, Guadeloupe
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
Pointe Pitre, Guadeloupe
Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago

South America

Armenia, Colombia
Asuncion, Paraguay
Barcelona, Venezuela
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Barranquilla, Colombia
Brasilia, Brazil
Belem, Brazil
Cartagena, Colombia
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Cordoba, Argentina
Cuzco, Peru
Fortaleza, Brazil
Gerogetown, Guyana
Iquitos, Peru
Manaus, Brazil
Natal, Brazil
Pereira, Colombia
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
Valencia, Venezuela

Many of the holiday routes would have likely have to depend on resort/government subsidies, IMO.

[Edited 2008-08-20 16:52:07]


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 4765 times:
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Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 21):
I don't think AA has to worry about a non-existant national flag carrier starting GEO-MIA. GEO is on AA's radar for 2009.

Caribbean Airlines is in fact Guyana's national flag carrier. And there are going to be, how do you say, major changes coming up in regards to BW's expansion plan.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 21):
They sure would. Another destination that is on AA's radar for the 2009-2010 timeframe. Huge untapped market there.

Huge? Why did AE leave in the first place? You know what will happen if AA starts service to TAB.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 21):
AA could use an ATR-72. American Airlines will fly to Grand Turk if, like Spirit, they get resort subsidies.

Exactly, AA looks for subsidies in order to start service to many Caribbean destinations, e.g. MIA-GND, MIA-SKB, MIA-ANU, MIA-MBJ.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 21):
E-170 jets could allow many to be at least 5x weekly.

Can we expect an order?

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 21):
AA has approval to fly to Porlamar already

Interesting, how come AA doesn't commence service to PMV? Lack of aircraft, etc?


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32782 posts, RR: 72
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 4710 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 22):
And there are going to be, how do you say, major changes coming up in regards to BW's expansion plan.

AA would easily out-perform BW on MIA-GEO.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 22):
Exactly, AA looks for subsidies in order to start service to many Caribbean destinations, e.g. MIA-GND, MIA-SKB, MIA-ANU, MIA-MBJ.

SKB is not subsidized, and MIA-MBJ receives absolutely no subsidies (ORD/DFW-MBJ, however, do). ANU is resort subsidized; GND is government subsidized.

The only other subsidies are MHH and GGT (local resorts guarantee a set number of seats sold, but AA usually has no problem selling those seats because the flights have very low break-even loadfactors, so the subsidies are more like insurance), BDA (government travel bank that has never had to been used because the route performs so well), and LRM (this route survives on subsides).

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 22):
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 21):
E-170 jets could allow many to be at least 5x weekly.

Can we expect an order?

Not without a new pilot scope clause.



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 4670 times:
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Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 23):
AA would easily out-perform BW on MIA-GEO.

AA will offer connections to GEO out of MIA; however, BW might fly the route into FLL and or MIA; as well as a new service into MIA from another Caribbean island next year. And we have seen how BW protects its market share with FLL-POS remaining daily.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 23):
SKB is not subsidized

Interesting about SKB; and UVF is not subsidised either from JFK and or MIA?However, I still don't understand AA's rationale in regards to TAB, and why American Eagle left TAB. I would not go as so far as to say its a huge untapped market, (there aren't that many resorts there) also considering TAB's small population. It has connections to POS with BW's 20 plus daily flights on the air-bridge. And considering that the THA will not subsidise an AA flight into TAB, I do not see AA operating successfully in TAB.


25 Caribbean484 : They are the defacto National Flag Carrier of GEO, but both AA and BW can co exist on GEO. Exactly, there is no huge untapped market there, AA many y
26 MAH4546 : UVF flights are subsidized from JFK only. Not sure about JFK-SKB. I don't think AA will operate without some sort of subsides, as you say, but they d
27 SCL767 : AA will offer connections, BW will target VFR, so airfares from MIA and or FLL to GEO will be interesting indeed. Exactly, I don't think its a huge u
28 SCL767 : Look at POS this summer as compared to last, it went from 3 daily flights to South Florida, to AA 18x weekly (soon to be 2x daily), BW 2x daily, plus
29 BigGSFO : Can the airport in CUZ handle a non-stop to MIA? It's runway is quite high and short, isn't it?
30 SCL767 : Yes, it can handle a 752 from MIA; just like LPB.
31 Caribbean484 : Yes, but we have to remember that POS cannot handle 3 airlines as I have always said, one will have to significantly reduce services from POS or leav
32 Arcano : I was in an AA agency today and they were advertising that SCL will be regulary served with 777s from MIA from October, I guess for seasonal reasons;
33 SCL767 : I agree, however, we both know that NK will be in POS for a while; even if they maintain 1 weekly flight into POS. They will not leave POS anytime so
34 LipeGIG : Mark , Don't you think that POA (as well as CWB) are good destinations for AA in South America ?
35 SCL767 : YES, AA has finally upgraded SCL-MIA-SCL, (AA957/AA912), to the 772 from the end of Oct. to the beginning of April! This however is operating only on
36 MAH4546 : If it were up to AA, they wouldn't reduce capacity on this route. AA is planning to go 3x daily to POS in 2009. They are reducing capacity since the
37 SCL767 : I know that the POS-MIA-POS 4w 752 and the BGI-MIA-BGI 3w 752 were a one-time deal. But with 2 752 twice daily, along with POS-SJU-POS operating 4x w
38 MAH4546 : They weren't "one time," they were April-September seasonal. It was a "one time only" 772 operation, IIRC, in winter 2003/2004. Never meant to be per
39 SCL767 : I was under the impression that they were a one-time deal; I did not know that they would become permanent. It does make sense to keep them due to th
40 MAH4546 : We don't know if the 763s will fly to POS next summer. The summer schedule won't be figured out until February. Though if AA goes through with the 3r
41 SCL767 : Off of the subject a bit; but will GYE operate as 752 2x daily soon?
42 Captaink : I would say this should work just fine, the GDL/DFW MD80 service is a staple flight.
43 MAH4546 : AA will need to apply for more frequencies, but an increase in GYE is being looked at. Maybe not 2x daily, though, possibly 10x weekly.
44 SCL767 : 1 763 daily, and 1 752 3 or 4x weekly would be solid. Interesting though, hopefully they will approve the application for increase frequencies, which
45 MAH4546 : It can only go one way, in AA's favor, unless another U.S. airline wants to fly Miami-Ecuador. Miami-Ecuador frequencies are exclusive from other U.S
46 SCL767 : Including FLL? I just wanted to make sure that they weren't alloted frequencies in anyway. XL's request will hopefully be approved soon, it will be v
47 Carls : Can someone let us know if AA will increase the frequency to MAR to two daily flights or can we expect an upgrade from a 757 to 767 or A300? There is
48 Doug : Thank you all for the replies it seems as though there might be more intl untapped markets than I originally thought perhaps more than the domestic si
49 Airzim : What about the most obvious, MIA/JFK-HAV on reg scheduled service? Assuming that Cuba will open up to American carriers in the near future, but it's c
50 Yellowtail : Belive me..AA has a plan in place..the day Cuba opens up..AA will probably launch hourly shuttles between HAV and MIA
51 LipeGIG : COR, in my view, would be a very interesting destination. And will be a gold mine.
52 AUA747 : Suriname Airways is starting PBM-AUA-MIA 2x weekly starting Aug. 25th.
53 NA747 : No kidding...and I can see it becoming an hourly service (or close to it).
54 SJOtoLIR : CO is flying IAH-RTB as DL operates ATL-RTB 1x weekly for the meantime. . As far as I know, some seasonal charters are already linking the USA - Davi
55 SCL767 : Yes, Surinam will start PBM-AUA-MIA 2x weekly in a few days. They have also discontinued the weekly PBM-POS-AUA flight. However, I don't see AA in PB
56 MAH4546 : And TACA flies IAH/MIA-RTB. Indeed, but once AA enters the market, Copa's service will suffer heavily.
57 SJOtoLIR : AA MIA-LPB-VVI-MIA. 7x weekly with 752. AA MIA-VVI-MIA 5x weekly with 752. . TA SAL-RTB-IAH and back. Saturdays. TA SAL-RTB-MIA and back. Sundays. .
58 SCL767 : Thanks for clarifying, I wasn't sure as to its frequency. This carrier is not interested in serving PTY-COR directly. However it is interested in lin
59 WorldTraveler : It is worth noting that, as a region, South America is now the most restricted access region of any region from the US. There may be opportunities to
60 MAH4546 : Indeed, AA even served POA for a short time in the mid/late-1990s as a tag-on.
61 Commavia : Um, yeah, no. AA has a large incentive to expand: traffic is growing, and AA is positioned best for that growth. Just because AA is already - by far
62 MAH4546 : And we can soon add Belo Horizonte, Cali, Salvador da Bahia and Valencia to that list.
63 LipeGIG : As MAH4546 pointed out, they can serve both CWB and POA nowadays with a one stop or a triangular service. You can fly ATL/MIA-POA, but you can't fly
64 RCS763AV : I wouldnt call it by far, but if they indeed expand once more, that would give them sure lead. I think we are going to have to wait for the new 738s
65 MAH4546 : No U.S. airline has as dominating a market-share in one international region than AA does to Latin America. AA is around 200% the size of Delta to th
66 SCL767 : Interesting that AA hasn't entered CTG as yet, considering BAQ is discontinued. However, I expect that it is because AA is awaiting delivery of the n
67 RCS763AV : Good news. But i do think that if fuel goes lower, they'll come back to BAQ, even with 738s. That is true, but then if you combine DL/CO/UA/NK....its
68 Texan : One of the issues with AA's 757 flights to CUZ previously was the state of the runway and airport. I don't know the economic issues, but from a press
69 AUA747 : The reason Surinam discontinued PBM-POS-AUA is because the aircraft must originate from PBM in order to go through US Pre-Clearance here in AUA.
70 SCL767 : Yep, however PY will still maintain PBM-POS-CUR 3x weekly. SKB is subsidised. Just like UVF, GND, ANU, and MBJ.
71 WorldTraveler : Problem is that it is very expensive to operate a triangle route that involves a stop so far from the original route. The choice is to either stop in
72 SCL767 : They made JFK-POS work, along with JFK-GEO. Impressive, since Delta hardly even advertises there. Also, there ATL-POS flight loads seem to be increas
73 AA1818 : Which airline might that be? And which 3 countries might those be? AA1818
74 Commavia : Who said that? Not me. That is pretty ridiculous logic, which is why nobody but you is following it. AA obviously thinks they can continue to expand
75 WorldTraveler : I'd love to see that happen.... maybe you can help. you know what you write.....whether in quotes or paraphases.
76 SCL767 : I thought it would be LAN Ecuador, but its just more cargo flights. However, CM might have to deal with TA at POS, since BW and TA are in talks...CM
77 Commavia : You know where the search button is. Top of the page, right side of the screen ... Apparently not. You seem to know it better than I do. Hmmm ...
78 SJOtoLIR : No doubt that the 752 can operate at CUZ. AA flies to LPB with 752 everyday, taking into account that the elevation at LPB is higher than CUZ. The pr
79 SCL767 : Also, AV flies MIA-CTG. Excellent! Keep us informed.
80 SJOtoLIR : Correct ! AV PEI-CTG-MIA. 5x weekly. M83. AV CTG-MIA. 2x weekly: Tuesdays and Saturdays. M83. Regards.
81 SCL767 : AV has been on this route for years, and they are not going to give it up anytime soon. Their fares are also reasonable, as compared to NK's fares to
82 MAH4546 : I'm flying to CTG this winter, and Avianca's fares were just as expensive as Spirit's. They were about $100 more, actually, but $100 is worth avoidin
83 SCL767 : I got mine for 347.00 USD for Nov. If its one thing I will not fly over water on NK. I just don't want to see them were CO/DL just left, but now CO w
84 MAH4546 : Re-start service where? Cali? They have absolutely no plans to relaunch Cali.
85 SCL767 : On NK international flights; do they tend to sell their seat allocations at higher prices than domestic flights? I booked my ticket with AV like 2 mon
86 MAH4546 : They are leaving GYE. No plans to come back right now. I booked during absolute peak period to Cartagena, in between Christmas and New Year's. Nobody
87 SCL767 : I always liked CTG because of the colonial architecture and the nightlife. Punta del Este has an awesome nightlife too, but the water isn't like that
88 A300AA : AA will be there for next summer. Thats what I heard yesterday, from an AA source in Colombia.
89 WorldTraveler : I have yet to see a DOT filing in which CO is asking for its frequencies to either Ecuador or Colombia back. Have I missed it?
90 MAH4546 : No, you have not missed anything. They have yet to file one. AA is planning to launch Cartagena and Valencia around April/May 2009.
91 SCL767 : Well its about time!!! VLN and CTG will preform extremely well for AA.
92 Cybergus : Hey Mark. How is this suppose to happen if VLN is not approved by TSA?. I mean S3 flight from VLN had to be cancelled two days prior to its first fli
93 MAH4546 : That's just a hiccup. S3 will be starting MIA-VLN very, very soon. AA finally has INAC approval (for now at least) and hopes for an April launch.
94 2travel2know : I would like to add ROS to that list too. In the very near future, if CM can't get a 3rd daily to GRU, pretty sure you'll see their B737-700 in eithe
95 C010T3 : The only question is that if the short runways of both POA and CWB would affect the profitability of the operation.
96 Luisde8cd : Mark, do you know anything regarding Spirit's INAC approval for FLL-CCS? Saludos desde Caracas, Luis
97 MAH4546 : No approval. AA was approved as a special case, because with Aeropostal's demise, Valencia was left with no non-stop service to Miami. So INAC approv
98 2travel2know : The B737-700 requires 1900m for take-off, both POA and CWB are about 2200m. Non-stops to PTY might be possible from both airports, but surely CM will
99 LipeGIG : Yes, but a non-stop is even better and AA has the advantage to connect several US markets with a single stop. I agree that a better (and big) runway
100 2travel2know : As it's allowed by the U.S.-Brazil bilateral, POA could work as a tag-on to EZE, if AA is up to that and wants to allocate precious frequencies to Br
101 C010T3 : So, CM doesn't load its 73Gs to MTOW with cargo and all?
102 WorldTraveler : tags are really only viable if they are the only way to serve a market. POA or CWB won't be considered as tags until there becomes a surplus of capac
103 2travel2know : CM B737-700 don't carry 149 passengers but 124. There used to be times (don't know if it happens now) that EZE (maybe MVD too) were taking off with l
104 Yellowtail : I couldn't have said it better. Welcome to my RU list.
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