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User currently offlineavi8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 701 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
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"According to the report, the carrier will create additional connections between Russia and Cuba and link Russia with other countries in Latin America and Caribbean countries via a new established hub in Havana. The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, said the traffic from Russia to Cuba is growing every year. In 2011, 80,000 Russian citizens visited the island. Russia currently does not have direct connections with most Latin American countries and passengers need make two or three transfers to travel there."


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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

Interesting.......I assume the airline won't ever get approval to fly to the U.S.

User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7983 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

So basically, they're gonna funnel a ton of passengers from Russia through HAV and then to Latin America? Strange, wonder how it will work

Is there any other airline that does something similar? (assuming I have the premise down correctly)



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3448 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 2):
Is there any other airline that does something similar? (assuming I have the premise down correctly)

AA funnels passengers between Europe and Latin America via MIA.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7983 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 3):
AA funnels passengers between Europe and Latin America via MIA.

I meant more of a concentrated funnel. It seems like it's gonna be a few Russian spokes on one end and a bunch of Latin American spokes on the other. Usually for hubs I see a good amount of spokes on both ends, not something so lopsided, if that makes sense



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User currently offlineKC135Hydraulics From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1170 times:

Awesome... a use for some of those IL-96s!

User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2796 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1171 times:
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Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):
Interesting.......I assume the airline won't ever get approval to fly to the U.S.

Well, if it is a Russian airline it might have greater chances of getting an approval.


Will this new airline absorb Cubana or...?


User currently offlinevanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 684 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Quoting KC135Hydraulics (Reply 5):
Awesome... a use for some of those IL-96s!

I second that! Ironic, too...on the same day I received my 1:400 Cubana Il-96 Gemini Jet.  

Although I would be cautiously skeptical about seeing this come to fruition since it is still in the investigative stages and does not appear to be a sure thing, at the moment.

What would be the economic or logistical advantage to this new airline, versus Aeroflot and Cubana simply intensifying code-shares in and out of Havana? Or perhaps Aeroflot could make Havana a focus city to Latin America in exchange for discounted aircraft sales to Cubana? That would seem to make more sense to me, as it would give Aeroflot a footing into Latin America, provide Cubana with significantly-discounted aircraft, and boost Russian aircraft production.

I guess time will tell.



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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1027 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 4):
I meant more of a concentrated funnel. It seems like it's gonna be a few Russian spokes on one end and a bunch of Latin American spokes on the other. Usually for hubs I see a good amount of spokes on both ends, not something so lopsided, if that makes sense

How about Delta at NRT?

In any case, I think the second point of this new airline is to also provide additional connections between Cuba and Latin America - I would be very surprised if the new airline didn't have fifth freedom rights.

Oh, and don't forget that Cuba has scrapped its cumbersome system of exit visas for its citizens, so Cubans can now travel more freely too.



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User currently offlinelollomz From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
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I'm curious to read more news about this project even if, at the moment, I'm not sure it will become true... as in two posts before: time will tell about it.

User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Interesting idea, I hope it will go well, could offer a nice way to to Cuba and other Latin American countries from here Finland via Moscow.


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2401 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

Quoting pvjin (Reply 10):
Interesting idea, I hope it will go well, could offer a nice way to to Cuba and other Latin American countries from here Finland via Moscow.

Double connections would have a hard time there, I guess flying via MAD or other European gateways will be a lot more convenient for people travelling from HEL or other European cities. Obviously if the airline would be a Cuban carrier getting traffic rights between Cuba and Europe that would be well managed, that would be a different story, but Cuba is most probably a bit too far north except for connections to the Caribbean and Central, Northern Latin America.



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User currently offlinedennys From France, joined May 2001, 902 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Quoting KC135Hydraulics (Reply 5):

Awesome... a use for some of those IL-96s!


Well , that would be wonderfull !


User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5238 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1165 times:

So, what will happen now to CU?

AeroCubanaflot on the way? LOL

g77



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