LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23560 posts, RR: 50 Posted (10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2861 times:
Boliviana de Aviación dba BoA has applied with the DOT for a foreign air carrier permit and route authorities.
BoA which was established in 2007 as the flag carrier of Bolivia seeks to connect Bolivia with the US effective May 2013.
BoA initially seeks authority to commence daily service between Santa Cruz Bolivia and Miami via Panama City using Boeing 737-300 equipment.
BoA say it will also seeks to connect Santa Cruz with Washington DC via intermediate points at later stage.
The BofA service to the US would replace services previously operated by LAB and Aerosur.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4780 posts, RR: 25 Reply 1, posted (10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2825 times:
Interesting. Just flew on BoA last week from VVI-CBB and back, I don't see how they will compete with Copa on the route to PTY unless they make some changes in on board, very very old interiors at a minimum. Some Bolivians have told me BoA doesn't have the best on-time performance either although both my flights were perfect. I wish them well.
Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2336 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2778 times:
VVI-PTY is screaming for extra seat capacity, but the demand doesn't come from PTY-VVI O/D but from PTY CM hub.
Back in the days, Lloyd Aero Boliviano used PTY as a stop en-route to MIA, perhaps Boliviana wants to retake the old L.A.B. route, but the B737-300 sure is an inferior product than CM and the traffic it could get between PTY and MIA may be those who don't want to pay to fly NK between FLL and PTY.
I'd think Boliviana may operate IAD via PTY too and it may be possible that flights from PTY to VVI could operate via LPB.
By the way, given the Bolivia - U.S. market, no point of Boliviana flying to FLL and BWI instead of MIA and IAD, operational expenses may be much less but the Bolivian passengers wouldn't like FLL and BWI.
2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2336 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
Quoting Polot (Reply 5): They only have one A330 which they are wet leasing from HiFly, it is too busy with the Madrid route.
Haven't checked Boliviana MAD schedule, but one A330 could fly VVI-MAD-VVI red-eyes both ways thrice weekly and VVI-MIA-VVI daytime 4 times per week.
That way VVI-PTY-MIA-PTY-VVI could be flown w/B737-300 only 3 times per week.
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1434 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1748 times:
This is good news. I flew the old Lloyd Aero Boliviano in 1990 Miama-Caracas, Manaus, La Paz and then onto Cochabamba on an vintage 727. The return was Cochambaba, Santa Cruz, Panamá, Miami. I also flew them from Coachabama to La Paz and then onto Cuzco, Perú.
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5538 posts, RR: 26 Reply 8, posted (10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1731 times:
Quoting DesertAir (Reply 7): This is good news. I flew the old Lloyd Aero Boliviano in 1990 Miama-Caracas, Manaus, La Paz and then onto Cochabamba on an vintage 727. The return was Cochambaba, Santa Cruz, Panamá, Miami. I also flew them from Coachabama to La Paz and then onto Cuzco, Perú.
I flew them in 1998, MIA-MAO-VVI on an A310-300. I was in C and the service was horrendous. I flew them later on VVI-GRU on a 727 in C again and the service was excellent. I don´t get it.