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AA/Martinair Partner Up To BGI, MSY, MCO, Others  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33193 posts, RR: 71
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4758 times:

American Airlines and Martinair have partnered up to provide connections between Amsterdam and twelve cities, being phased in between now and the end of October.

The partnership is similar to that between JetBlue and Aer Lingus, essentially a glorified interline agreement. Martinair passengers can now book travel between Amsterdam and select American Airlines destinations via Miami.

It is always good to see AA expand their feed options from Miami. The interline agreement is on flights between Miami and:

Bridgetown
Buenos Aires
Cancun
La Paz
Lima
New Orleans
Orlando
Rio de Janeiro
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Juan
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Santiago de Chile

Martinair Holland operates a daily 767-300ER service between Miami and Amsterdam, and also has a cargo hub in Miami with cargo flights to Argentina, Brazil, and the Netherlands.


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4739 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):

Nice development! Surprised SXM, POS, and TPA aren't on the list though.


User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1308 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

Is there a chance we are going to see AA metal in AMS?


There's still a long way to go before all the alliances deserve a star...
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4709 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 1):
Surprised SXM, POS, and TPA aren't on the list though

SXM is already served by KL and Arkefly, no need to have a codeshare with AA via MIA while you can get to SXM directly from AMS.

POS and TPA: Probably little to no demand from AMS to these cities.

A388


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4653 times:



Quoting A388 (Reply 3):

I didn't know Arkefly flew into SXM. Is MP still planning on discontinuing service to PBM? They used to fly AMS-TAB-PMV weekly. They also used to fly to SJO from MIA.


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

I wish NAS were on the list... our arrivals are way down, it's hurting bad.


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4616 times:



Quoting TransIsland (Reply 5):

Indeed, with VS gone, its just BA on the London route. Also, I believe that some other charters also operate into NAS from the U.K./Europe during the winter.


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4570 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 4):
I didn't know Arkefly flew into SXM

Now you know  Smile

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 4):
Is MP still planning on discontinuing service to PBM?

PBM will be discontinued, if it already hasn't.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 4):
They used to fly AMS-TAB-PMV weekly. They also used to fly to SJO from MIA.

All discontinued as part of their restructuring. SJO was discontinued long before that actually.

A388


User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1142 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

Doubt AA would fly to AMS especially from MIA. MIA-AMS is a low fares market (vacation packages) are popular. NW then KLM could not make MIA route work eventhough they have a major hub in AMS. Not sure AA could pull MIA-AMS profitably, MP is the leader on that market and has the cost structure to make it work.

User currently offlineAntillean207 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2008, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

MP has alreay discontinued service to PBM from AMS.

Antillean207


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4477 times:



Quoting Antillean207 (Reply 9):
MP has alreay discontinued service to PBM from AMS.

Antillean207

Yes I know, thanks for the confirmation.

A388


User currently offlineIwannagothere From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

How could AA not succede in AMS? It is the one place that AA doesn't serve that is vital. They could probably fill a 777 from DFW or ORD with all the FF's who have to connect in LHR or MAD.

User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11833 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4416 times:



Quoting Iwannagothere (Reply 11):
How could AA not succede in AMS?

For starters:

1) It's a relatively small market

2) It's a relatively low-yielding market compared with other continental hubs around it

3) Other carriers already have too far dominant a position

4) AA's partners (particularly BA) can easily and cost-effectively get AA passengers there

At some point in the future, AA may be able to make Amsterdam work. I think a daily 767 to Chicago would be most likely. However, there is definitely no reason for AA to run into the market, and there are plenty of reasons to think that they might now succeed there.

Quoting Iwannagothere (Reply 11):
It is the one place that AA doesn't serve that is vital.

Respectfully, Amsterdam is hardly "vital."

While its an important city - and a beautiful one, too - it is a small market that exists as a hub far more for connections than for its local demand.

Quoting Iwannagothere (Reply 11):
They could probably fill a 777 from DFW or ORD with all the FF's who have to connect in LHR or MAD.

Amsterdam would never see a 777. Paris doesn't even get the 777, and it is a far larger, far higher-yielding market, and AA has a far stronger position there (especially considering they have next to no position in Amsterdam).


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26021 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4417 times:



Quoting Iwannagothere (Reply 11):
How could AA not succede in AMS? It is the one place that AA doesn't serve that is vital. They could probably fill a 777 from DFW or ORD with all the FF's who have to connect in LHR or MAD.

Hmm lets see why not a 777 from ORD or DFW;

1) AMS is a hub airport for a Skyteam carrier
2) AMS is one of the lower yielding European airports. Even home carrier KL admits this and offers smaller premium cabins (no F Class)
3) AMS on its own is not a very large market. The only reason KLM is the size it is, is due to connection traffic flow over AMS
4) AA has bigger fish to fry and wont tie up its 777 or 763s.


One day you might see a 757 as AA moves them to the Atlantic, but what you are proposing is highly unlikely particuarlty considering other global opportunities which AA has yet to act on.



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4395 times:



Quoting Iwannagothere (Reply 11):
How could AA not succede in AMS? It is the one place that AA doesn't serve that is vital. They could probably fill a 777 from DFW or ORD with all the FF's who have to connect in LHR or MAD.

I agree with the others, I also don't see AA serving AMS any time soon, if not at all.

A388


User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4336 times:



Quoting TransIsland (Reply 5):
I wish NAS were on the list... our arrivals are way down, it's hurting bad.

Improve your -crap- airport first. Then you might be taken seriously.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33193 posts, RR: 71
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4319 times:



Quoting A388 (Reply 7):

All discontinued as part of their restructuring. SJO was discontinued long before that actually.

SJO was discontinued as part of the restructuring this past April.

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 8):
NW then KLM

NW and KLM are one airline across the Atlantic. They operated the route jointly.

However, if MP merges into KL/AF, which is currently pending an EU investigation, then KLM will likely will be back at MIA in 2009.



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4282 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 16):

I remember a while back AA almost launched ORD-AMS; but KL serves the route well with the 744. I believe KL used a MD-11 into MIA in the past. Hopefully, if they return, KL will most likely use a A330.


User currently offlineSflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4142 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):
4) AA has bigger fish to fry and wont tie up its 777 or 763s.

Like MXP! Wink! Wink!

but yeah, this seems more like an over inflated interline agreement. Still a good move for Dutch passengers though who want to get to sun destinations, plus, they can stop a few days in MIA and spend their EUR here in South Florida. You know, we love to entertain the dutch!  Wink


User currently offlineCityofAthens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

It's just a shame that MIA airport isn't a particularly pleasant experience, and the terminal used by MP (they always seem to park next to BA) is undergoing some sort of renovation and immigration/customs can take a while now (mind you, you could say that about most airports now ...)

User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1308 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

I would say that AMS is big enough a high-yield market for a daily 767 load of AA ff's from ORD, DFW and MIA. Probably these fliers will currently mostly travel through LHR and MAD.

Now I would think that the MH partnership would be the soft way for AA to slowly put some own metal to AMS and establish the direct link itself instead of feeding all it's pax to BA and IB. Especially since MIA is currently only served by leisure airlines from AMS while ORD has a direct link with UA and KL and DFW with KL. Just my twocents 



There's still a long way to go before all the alliances deserve a star...
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4003 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 16):
SJO was discontinued as part of the restructuring this past April.

With "discontinued long before that" I meant MP discontinuing SJO with their own aircraft. I know about the arrangements they had with other airlines...

A388


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3993 times:



Quoting SCL767 (Reply 6):
Indeed, with VS gone, its just BA on the London route. Also, I believe that some other charters also operate into NAS from the U.K./Europe during the winter.

VS's impact isn't that great. They only came once a week, and only for a short time. The only other regular charter to Europe is First Choice to MAN once a week. What is hurting us more is how US arrivals are down. Many years ago, Condor used to come in, and I remember flying FRA-NAS as a child on LH, too... but now we're talking 1970s or maybe early 80s.

US cut LGA and BOS
DL cut MCO, CVG and TPA, and decreased LGA and ATL
AA (Eagle) cut FLL and TPA
CO/3M cut PBI and MIA, and replaced all EMB-120 operating FLL with B1900D
UP cut PBI and decreased frequency to MCO
NK cut MCO and decreased FLL
NW & UA pulled out altogether

Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 15):
Improve your -crap- airport first. Then you might be taken seriously.

Thank you for your kind words. Please remember that we are a developing nations, and airports in developing nations often do not compare to Heathrow's T5. However, if you had been to Nassau lately, you would already see some considerable improvements.



I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3932 times:



Quoting A388 (Reply 3):
POS and TPA: Probably little to no demand from AMS to these cities.

There was enough demand years ago for Martinair to fly AMS-TPA non stop several days a week.


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3880 times:



Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 23):
There was enough demand years ago for Martinair to fly AMS-TPA non stop several days a week

Do you have a source or links?

A388


25 LJ : This is incorrect. AMS is a very high yield (local) cargo market (hence why some airlines still fly to AMS). However AA already taps into the AMS car
26 Hardiwv : And what about AA future destinations MAO, FOR, SSA? Although we have weekly charter fights AMS-FOR and AMS-SSA I am sure that AMS-MIA-MAO could be a
27 LJ : AMS-MAO would be interesting indeed as one Dutch holiday company owns a resort close to MAO. I was actually referring to the flower trade as this is
28 76er : Sometime back in the nineties MP used to serve MIA, FLL, TPA and MCO, all nonstop. After the 2000 restructuring plan 'Red Alert' operations were conce
29 Hardiwv : On Martinair website the airline is selling AA codeshared flights via MIA to GIG and EZE. Rgs,
30 Flyingfool : Not really, I'm working the cargo of the US flights to PHL. And since they switched to Aviapartner as their European Cargo Handling Company not a sin
31 Bobnwa : No I don't but I flew on the service from AMS to TPA on a pass. At the time Matinair flew AMS/ TPA,MCO, and MIA non-stop.
32 Lambert747 : JFK-AMS may come into play when more of the 757's come into play on the TATL front. MP also served YVR, LAX, OAK, and DEN if I am not mistaken as wel
33 Bobnwa : No current passenger aircraft can carry enough cargo to make a trans-atlantic flight profitable with no passengers. That statemwnt appears on A net e
34 76er : All true, and also YYC, YEG, YYZ, SEA and EWR. I was merely referring to the FL flights in my post.
35 Viscount724 : Many if not all of those were charters, not scheduled. I'm sure MP has never operated scheduled flights to Canada.
36 Bobnwa : They operated scheduled service AMS-Halifax in the early 90's as a sub service for KLM. It was a KL flight number and was part of the NW/KL joint ven
37 Lambert747 : It has been my undertsanding that YVR-AMS and YYC-AMS were on and off and often shared a KL flight number. In reference to OAK and LAX they were regu
38 76er : All Canada flights were (are) so-called 'scheduled charters'. MP kept requesting 'scheduled' status every year but got turned down every time by the C
39 LJ : As mentioned in my text this was the case (thus in the past). The airlines themselves have made that public. However if around 75% of the flight cost
40 Bobnwa : I don't believe that any airline has ever made that fact public for the reason that no passenger aircraft can make a profit flying cargo with zero pa
41 Captaink : Exactly, what's more there are MUCH worse airports in the Caribbean, and foreign airlines generally don't use that as a defining factor in whether to
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