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AA Applies For SJU-VLN  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32581 posts, RR: 72
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

American Airlines today applied to offer daily ATR-72 service between San Juan and Valencia, Venezuela. Proposed schedule:

AA 4898 SJU 1700-1903 VLN AT7 Daily
AA 4899 VLN 0700-0949 SJU AT7 Daily

American Airlines applied in 2006 to begin daily Miami-Valencia service. The application is still pending Venezuelan government approval and AA still wants to start this route. But it appears that AA maybe think they'll be able to get SJU-VLN approval in the mean time. SJU-VLN could be a strong market to compliment MIA-VLN service, if the latter ever gets approved, and I can definitely see AA operating both routes alongside each other.


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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Does AA think that Venezuela would easily allow AA flights between SJU and Venezuela before flights between MIA and Venezuela?
Wasn't AA trying to get rights for SJU-PMV too?

On the AA in Venezuela topic, does AA stil flies DFW-CCS once per week? Could AA increase frequency on that route without major Venezuelan red-tape?



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22682 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

What's the driver of demand between SJU and VLN? Is it SJU itself? Connections to the Caribbean? Connections to the mainland?


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User currently offlineAaal From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Interesting development, the venezuelan goverment is a tricky one to predict. AA has been trying for the longest time to get additional frequencies to operate JFK-CCS daily, but they have been unsuccessful. Very smart move though.

User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

So what would make AA think San Juan would get approved over Miami? I assume Puerto Rico is included by all US bilateral and open sky agreements, yes?

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32581 posts, RR: 72
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3700 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
What's the driver of demand between SJU and VLN? Is it SJU itself? Connections to the Caribbean? Connections to the mainland?

Large Venezuelan community in Puerto Rico combined with the large Caribbean ex-pat community in Valencia. Though the real drive will be feeding all those passengers to Miami.

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 4):
So what would make AA think San Juan would get approved over Miami?

Possibly the smaller proposed capacity.

Or maybe AA knows something we don't that the Venezuelan government told them. AA has been trying to get MIA-VLN, an extra daily MIA-CCS and a five more weekly JFK-CCS forever.



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User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7481 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3645 times:



Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 1):
On the AA in Venezuela topic, does AA stil flies DFW-CCS once per week?

AA did upgage the flight from a 738 to a 757. That flight is a mystery to me. Never understood why they dont increase it or can it.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32581 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3431 times:



Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 6):
AA did upgage the flight from a 738 to a 757. That flight is a mystery to me. Never understood why they dont increase it or can it.

The flight performs very poorly from what I am told, but regardless, AA keeps a Saturday service to maintain the route authority.



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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1890 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

So all this is a simple application? We've heard these stories in the past... NK, B6, AA... it's all fantasies for me, to be honest.

If this actually happens, and the INAC stops blocking new frequencies, then we may see a decrease in the ridiculous air fares from Venezuela to the US sometime soon... all of which I heavily doubt.

Let's see what happens, thanks for the news



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