MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32613 posts, RR: 72 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4334 times:
Air Europa started weekly non-stop service between Miami and Tenerife today. The inaugural flight was sold-out, and Air Europa is already seeing over 70% loads on the weekly service. Air Europa also announced today the flight, which was to operate only during the summer timetable, will run for at least the first half of the winter timetable, through the end of January. A second weekly flight is also being considered.
South Florida is home to the largest Canarian population in the United States, and the size of the community has grown tremendously in the past few years due to many Canarians moving to Miami from Venezuela. Canarians ex-pats, like those from the Azores, have a tendency to fly home very often.
(I was waiting at 26L/R and she came in on 30 about two hours late)
At the gate:
I was busy afterwards helping take back the sign stands and flagpoles, so I couldn't take any more photos. There were some community leaders and several news crews there, as well as the Deputy Aviation Director. The word is they plan on increasing the frequency soon.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32613 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3774 times:
Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 2): Wish Air Europa would advertise the service a bit more
at the Canary Island end, plus perhaps arrange some
code share with Binter to offer feed to/from the other islands...
Hopefully it will work out anyway...
70% loadfactor in the first month, already extended into the winter season and a second weekly frequency is coming.