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Spirit Will Reduce Flights To CTG.  
User currently offlineA300AA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 394 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

On NOV, Spirit will reduce its flights to CTG to 5 weekly, and will be a permanent reduction.

As said on another forums, the route works very well during summer, but not so good for the rest of the year.

They have notified aerocivil that they will cancel its flights on Mondays, and Fridays.

We will see on the next weeks if they still want a flight to MDE.

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User currently offlineTBYO787 From Colombia, joined Feb 2008, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

The Beggining of the end. After so many complaints IMO they won't last much longer in Colombia.

Rgds,

TBYO787


User currently offlinePLANEGUY From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

What kind of complaints have they been receiving? And how is BOG performing for them?

User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2559 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2276 times:



Quoting TBYO787 (Reply 1):
The Beggining of the end. After so many complaints IMO they won't last much longer in Colombia.

I cannot vouch for CTG, but Spirit will have no prob in keeping healthy loads in BOG.

Only this week, AA was (as reported in a colombian newspaper) looking at starting flights to CTG, not once, but twice daily.


User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32702 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2240 times:



Quoting Summa767 (Reply 3):
Only this week, AA was (as reported in a colombian newspaper) looking at starting flights to CTG, not once, but twice daily.

Daily AA 738 service to CTG should be in place by next summer. AA is also planning to return to BAQ once fuel gets sub-$90.



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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2559 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Let's hope that oil does go down to double figures.
It would be good to see the limited open skies yielding the expected result of higher traffic.

BAQ would have a better chance or working if tourism in nearby Santa Marta (much better beaches than CTG, plus a very attractive natural park) is promoted in conjunction.


User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

CTG, even though it has lots of potential, is still a small market. I thought daily flights was too much. They have to let it mature.


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User currently onlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4466 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1859 times:



Quoting A300AA (Thread starter):
On NOV, Spirit will reduce its flights to CTG to 5 weekly, and will be a permanent reduction.

As said on another forums, the route works very well during summer, but not so good for the rest of the year.

Their routes in Central America have experienced reductions in frequencies as well.
Furthermore, the extra flights covering NK FLL-LIM and NK FLL-SJO have been already cancelled. However, both NK FLL-LIM and NK FLL-SJO are available 14x weekly only during the summer time. They are operating 7x weekly nowadays.

Regards.



"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
User currently offlineFASCM170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 87 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

[quote=SJOtoLIR,reply=7]
[Their routes in Central America have experienced reductions in frequencies as well.
Furthermore, the extra flights covering NK FLL-LIM and NK FLL-SJO have been already cancelled. However, both NK FLL-LIM and NK FLL-SJO are available 14x weekly only during the summer time. They are operating 7x weekly nowadays.]


This is typical NK behavior. Go gang busters, big media hype for a few weeks and later schedule reductions. Nothing new. IMHO, the CTG routes were simply the bait to get the more coveted BOG. CTG is open skies and proved the Colombian government of the intentions to fly into the country. Once BOG was secured, other colombian service will give in in lieu to maintain a more controlled route.

Central America is pretty much open skies and entry-exit of the market is easier than controlled environment. NK had difficulty to enter SAL, as the AAC in SAL is very protective. Tikal Jets was never awarded entry in SAL. SolAir had a hard time getting in.

Going back to Colombia, NK will rather lose CTG before it jeopardize BOG. Once the fuel crisis stabilizes, airlines will go after more international services which is the one that really holds the yields.



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User currently onlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4466 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1591 times:



Quoting TBYO787 (Reply 1):
The Beggining of the end

Not necessarily.
NK FLL-CTG is just adjusting their frequencies to correspond the demand as they did in Central America as posted out some lines above.




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Quoting FASCM170 (Reply 8):
CTG is open skies and proved the Colombian government of the intentions to fly into the country.

CTG, SMR, BAQ and ADZ are being regulated upon the Open Skies agreement.
NK also asked for new services aiming to Armenia and San Andres Island.




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Quoting FASCM170 (Reply 8):
Central America is pretty much open skies and entry-exit of the market is easier than controlled environment. NK had difficulty to enter SAL, as the AAC in SAL is very protective. Tikal Jets was never awarded entry in SAL. SolAir had a hard time getting in.

Legal actions were necessary when CM intended its second daily frequency at SAL.
TA deployed SAL-PTY as non-stop once CM was authorized to fly its second frequency there.

Regards.



"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
User currently offlineViaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2120 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting FASCM170 (Reply 8):
NK had difficulty to enter SAL, as the AAC in SAL is very protective. Tikal Jets was never awarded entry in SAL. SolAir had a hard time getting in.

It has become readily apparent over the years that TACA is quite the sacred cow in Salvadoran politics... and that includes not just the AAC but also the Supreme Court itself should the need arise. Just ask the folks at Copa.

[Edited 2008-09-03 23:42:05]


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