DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 24 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1929 times:
Delta Air Lines to Introduce New and Expanded Service to the Caribbean and Latin America this Winter
Thursday September 12, 9:22 am ET
ATLANTA, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL - News) will introduce new and expanded service for customers traveling to the Caribbean and Latin America, including flights to the three new destinations of Liberia in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands; and St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 5972 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1825 times:
Liberia is becoming a hot spot, AA must be planning a nonstop flight- they cant be behind in any Latin American country . Grupo Taca/Lacsa is another airline that could have pionereed a nonstop route to Liberia but they let NW and DL go ahead of them . I read that Delta was interested in flying to Santo Domingo- what has happened with that?
A route that Delta should consider reopening is the SJU-MCO route, dropping it was kind of dumb.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8771 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1663 times:
It is nice to see Delta opening some new markets in this region, which will become a major component of the world's economy in this coming century.
On a business side, I see this as a response to US Airways. As it has been said, DL and US are going for each other right now, so DL is responding to US' addition of Caribbean flights and adding a few more cities down there.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
This is great to hear as from the Delta were expand and new routes. I do know that about St. Maarten flight as for last time with new nonstop. I'm glad that was new routes as for first schedules by Costa Rica. Well, see ya!!
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31118 posts, RR: 73 Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1551 times:
Chepos, AA is strongly considering launching Liberia-Miami service this winter, and the Delta announcement will hopefully advance that decession. LACSA has flown the route in the past. And, as you said, LIR is becoming the next hot spot in Latin America.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
I'm sure that is first-ever schedules as for the new nonstop from ATL-LIR flight as for itself. That is more than world busiest hubs with the 194 cities into the Delta Air Lines as for itself. I do have a lists with the cities and I will send one as for you soon, ok? I did type it down with spreadsheet at the my computer. So do you need this one as for yourself. Please let me know! Thanks!!
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1389 times:
I do agrees that about need expansion more caribbean flight like to BGI, BZE, STX, ANU, SLU, SKB, HAV and more to do as for caribbean flight by itself. If they are made need to stepped up with the more new routes coming near of the future. Well, later!!
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6049 posts, RR: 25 Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1373 times:
I think this is a good move on DL's part. DL needs to find ways to get more revenue during the winter months. This is one way to do it and I think the routes will be successful. I think the Liberia route will be the most risky and it might take a while for the route to fully develop. However, if DL is patient enough, the route has the potential. Hopefully, DL will formally announce St. Kitts shortly and more to follow.
I also agree that part of this move is aimed at USAirways. This announcement, along with DL's expansion at DCA, are DL's attempts to build up, before the U/UA codeshare goes into effect. DL has to do everything possible to counteract the revenue that will be lost once U/UA are codesharing.
I think DL should add Belize next....just to really make life hard for US.
Delta728 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 45 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1361 times:
I worked inMCO and the MCO-SJU flight was horrible. It was only full around holidays. Is usually went out with 70-100 pax on it and that was it. A L-1011 was really wasted on that trip. AA has that market with 3 a day and ATA has 2 I believe. And for St. Maarten...Dl was going to start there but then Hugo went through and ripped it all apart.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 5972 posts, RR: 12 Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
I was looking at the SFB website yesterday and I just found out that Vacation Express/Pace Airlines also flies to LIR , I believe they fly from SFB to LIR two times a week.
Delta 728 Spirirt also flies from MCO to SJU with one daily flight.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
Are you sure about that didn't know that about SFB-LIR flight by Pace Airlines on the B737-300 as for now. I do know that about very popular beaches at Pacific Ocean as for itself by the islands. It will be first schedules as from ATL-LIR flight on B737-800 aircraft. Now, DL have a been very long world of busiest hubs with more than of 200 cities. Whoa!!!
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
I think delta will be successful on the Liberia route. Liberia, and the penninsula its on is a huge tourist area, and is hell to get to from SJO. Its also got great surf so you can count on my nonreving this route at least 3 times this winter
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1143 times:
wow!!! I didn't know that about this one as for nonstop from FLL-LIR flight as for charter flight by Planet Airways on B727-200 verison. That's is older aircraft by B727-200. It was too noise on the older aircraft. Now, who anyone that did got ride on the older B727-200 as for yourself? Thanks!!!
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9077 posts, RR: 13 Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 970 times:
Rumours are that DL will also start non-stop flights to Curaçao of the Netherlands Antilles in February or March 2003. The government of Curaçao is in negotiations with DL for a non-stop service from Atlanta to Curaçao which was operated by Air ALM in the past. This route was a succesful route the time it was operated by Air ALM.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 930 times:
Yes, I do swear knew that as for one by the before with the nonstop to SXM flight on DL. I do think around into 2000 or below. I think. I will ask someone about that I do see remembered that one as for the last time were use nonstop by B737-800 or B757-200. I will hope that will have to do it again as for back into SXM flight. Well, goodnight!!
25 MAH4546: Clealy in response to DL, AA just added 4 extra MIA-SXM flights for a total of eleven weekly departures. The extra four frequencies operate for almost
26 ScottysAir: Also, US Airways have been still flies nonstop to SXM from PHL flight as for opreate by the now. So I know that is one as for more flight from JFK, MI