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by LatinPlane
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing
Replies: 18
Views: 4320

Re: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing

Ha ha ha... Too funny. Thanks for posting. :lol: :lol: Fell off my chair at work.

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKIFT: "The Quick Descent of Surf Air"
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: SKIFT: "The Quick Descent of Surf Air"

I've always had my reservations about their business model; a tech startup that tries to "disrupt the air carrier industry". My feelings have proved to be on the right track. I've had the opportunity to hire away some of their talent and with it the inside scoop of how they run things. The...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5781

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

Alitalia also flew into LIM.

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by LatinPlane
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 4662

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

Is this a move by AM to capture some of the US-sourced traffic to PUJ and LIR (like the west coast) or catering to Mexican travelers? If the latter, how robust is that traffic? Without previous knowledge it'd seem with Mexico having world class resorts/beaches on 2 oceans... Is there an added "...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 4662

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

According to this article, Colombia is AM's most important Latin American market and the airline is studying more destinations in the country. https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/Aeromexico-espera-movilizar-400000-pasajeros-a-Colombia-en-2018-20180517-0055.html I would think they would be consi...

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by LatinPlane
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 4662

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

= Cool. Thanks. I did not know UIO had gone to 10x. That is a pretty strong build up for AM then. UIO 10x, BOG 21x, LIM 21x, and MDE 7x. As much as I'd love it, I would be shocked if it was CCS. BTW, I hear they are looking at GIG. Thoughts on that? Saludos, Alex In my opinion, GIG sounds far fetch...

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by LatinPlane
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 4662

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

I believe it will be flown Saturday and Sunday. If it works out, they will add service on Thursday and Friday. As far as service to Guayaquil, it could be a possibility since Ecuador and Mexico have an unlimited bilateral agreement whereby Ecuador grants AM unlimited service in frequencies and shoul...

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by LatinPlane
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 4662

AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

Seasonal weekend service to Punta Cana starts November flown by AM Connect. Complements daily mainline 737 service to Santo Domingo, which is doing extremely well since it was launched. Will also announce one more destination in Latin America this quarter. https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/-A...

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by LatinPlane
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ and one more Latin American destination
Replies: 0
Views: 239

AM adds PUJ and one more Latin American destination

Punta Cana starts November. Weekend seasonal service to start with AM Connect aircraft. Will increase service depending on demand. This complements its daily 737 service to Santo Domingo, which is doing quite well. Hints of at least one more destination in Latin America to be announced shortly. [url...

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by LatinPlane
Thu May 31, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Announces 2017 Financial Results
Replies: 1
Views: 363

AR Announces 2017 Financial Results

Aerolineas Argentinas posted its 2017 results: $248 million (USD) in net losses, a 10.3% reduction from the previous year. Good turnaround results when considered the history of the company, which has never actually reported a real profit since its inception in the 50s. - For the first time in 21 ye...

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by LatinPlane
Fri May 11, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9773

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

In effect, as expected, EK was denied 5th freedom rights from BCN to MEX with AM's resumption of service to BCN. Spanish only: http://noticaribe.com.mx/2018/05/09/el-vuelo-mexico-dubai-se-estanca-por-boicot-de-aeromexico/ While Catalan authorities cleared the way for EK to start service, on the oth...

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by LatinPlane
Thu May 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9773

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

In effect, as expected, EK was denied 5th freedom rights from BCN to MEX with AM's resumption of service to BCN. Spanish only: http://noticaribe.com.mx/2018/05/09/el-vuelo-mexico-dubai-se-estanca-por-boicot-de-aeromexico/ While Catalan authorities cleared the way for EK to start service, on the othe...

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by LatinPlane
Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 133
Views: 10847

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

If the Ultimate folks get to run the operation, the outcome should be good. Rising fuel prices, of course, are not good news for 30-seaters. Agreed, but usually that is not the case with acquisitions. OneJet has ambitious growth plans and it appears that there's a lot of money backing it up. I'm sa...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9773

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Does AM have enough 787 for all their requirements to EZE & GRU plus Asia and all the flights to Europe listed above ? Flying to Barcelona sounds like a great thing but it shouldn't come at the price of cancelling existing flights to other cities. Better to serve CDG at the proper level then co...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9773

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Preemptive move to convince Mexican authorities to deny 5th freedom rights to EK. Spain - Mexico market is booming and competition with IB is fierce. AM is also going almost 3x daily to MAD. MEX - MAD 20x per week MEX - BCN 4x per week MEX - CDG 7x per week MEX - AMS 7x per week MEX - LHR 7x per wee...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 55
Views: 9618

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

Doubtful, unless Argentina's economic recovery somehow accelerates drastically and/or Brazil manages to tame political uncertainty with a winning presidential candidate offering desperately-needed policy reforms. As mentioned, UA 'inherited' PanAm's South American routes a quarter century ago, acqu...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 55
Views: 9618

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

Happy for to see EZE regaining its former glory and connected to LAX again. I couldn't agree more with PDPsol's comments. Got a little nostalgic of the times when one could see AR's beautiful 742s sitting at Tom Bradley. The departure board at Tom Bradlew would read AR385: Boarding: Mexico City - Li...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS falling into a state of abandonment
Replies: 12
Views: 6345

Re: CCS falling into a state of abandonment

So sad. That art is so iconic of CCS. In general it is part of the modern art that was seen throughout Venezuela sending an image of being the most modern and prosperous country in Latin America. It belongs to an era when the country was booming and no expense was too big for its ambitions. Just lov...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2575

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

Central America has direct flights because its a combination of O&D, Tourism and Business, MTY has the O&D and Business but no Tourism, while GDL has both Tourism (to a smaller scale than Central america though) and O&D but no Business.... both have multiple connections to MEX in less t...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2575

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

Yes, IB has flown to GDL in the past. Last time IB had service was the early 80s. On a different note look how many stops it once took to get from MAD to SCL on their DC-8s. Grueling scenic route! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a0LBVrFFI_E/TtAcssG8mwI/AAAAAAAAANg/rNWv8ylJEYc/s1600/Imagen1.jpg The plan wa...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 3655

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

I don't think it can compete with Panama as a hub, but I can certainly see Volaris thinking out of the box and starting flights to deep South America with their A321neos. Already, Volaris does something similar at TIJ flying to 4 destinations in Central America thanks to the border express bridge co...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 8872

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

Let's clarify that this is not new. Since last summer IB has flown to MEX 3x daily on certain days of the week. MEX is IB's most profitable long-haul destination because it provides IB with large numbers of business class passengers, cargo volume, and plenty of economy passengers flying to Spain as ...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 4697

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

Sure some in San Diego can use the HU flights, but its far from ideal on return. CBX is not connected to the international arrivals at TIJ, so US destined HU passenger would first need to clear Mexican immigration and formally enter the country, then suppose clear security(if even allowed) into the...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 4697

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

How long does it take to process through the facility? In some cases when the queues are short only 15 mins. Check out this youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqgmu1OcHM4 I know Chilean friends of mine that have gone all the way down from LA to catch a flight headed to SCL via MEX becau...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 4697

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

As discussed in the past the CBX is not designed with international transfers in mind, it is meant for domestic Mexican flights and is effectively the same as using a land boarding crossing in the area. It does not connect to the international terminal in TIJ. US passengers would have to go through...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 4697

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

That'd be a good way to effectively give San Diego a nonstop to PEK. I disagree. I don't know what the immigration/visa/passport implications are - a U.S. citizen flying to China out of Mexico? - but I bet that HU will get very few of the San Diego-area travelers heading for China on their flights ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM change of equipment @ EZE
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

Re: AM change of equipment @ EZE

Ezeiza is again witness to be the last route of a departing widebody type for AeroMexico. A few years ago, it was also the EZE-MEX run that bid farewell to AM's 767 after 24 years in service.

http://enelaire.mx/a-bordo-del-ultimo-vuelo-del-767-de-aeromexico/

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 8872

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

Why doesn't Iberia try GDL (Guadalajara) or MTY (Monterrey) from MAD, starting with 3x-4x/week? I'm aware that IB has a codeshare agreement with Interjet to connect passengers from MEX to 20+ destinations in Mexico. However, GDL and MTY are together with CUN the most frequent connections. Without h...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uruguay in talks with AM to start MEX-MVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1810

Re: Uruguay in talks with AM to start MEX-MVD

ong standing however there are other strong industries there an in its catchment area such as pharma, automotive, marine among others. AM is upgrading GRU to 11x for two reasons: moving the flight from the 77E to the 789 would mean a capacity drop and MEXGRU has always been a good flight to AM. And...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uruguay in talks with AM to start MEX-MVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1810

Re: Uruguay in talks with AM to start MEX-MVD

AM reached a similar deal with the Ecuadorian government a few years ago when it launched Quito. The Ecuadorian government convinced AM to start flying to its new capital airport by subsidizing the fuel on its flights headed to MEX. Fast forward a few years now and the route operates on its own and...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uruguay in talks with AM to start MEX-MVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1810

Re: Uruguay in talks with AM to start MEX-MVD

AM was having positive results at GIG with good loads and yields. Shortly before pulling from GIG, AM even announced a date for the upgrade form the 762 to the 788 on that particular route. GIG was dropped when AM removed the 762 from service hastly. The messy approach simply scrapped what was plan...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uruguay in talks with AM to start MEX-MVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1810

Re: Uruguay in talks with AM to start MEX-MVD

AM also has had a rather weak interest in South America, failing to operate MEX-GIG for very long and succumbing to Brazil's devastating economic recession. If AM pulled GIG 'at the drop of hat', a mega-city with over 11 million metropolitan inhabitants, how focused will they be with MVD? Of course...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8
Replies: 32
Views: 8374

Re: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8

Is AR planning to send their 737 MAX to CUN?

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by LatinPlane
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29486

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

Meanwhile at AM's maintenance base...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 7163

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.

While BCN tends to be low-yield for any North and South American carrier, it really is sad to see AR retrenching from its once glorious international presence last seen since the '90s. But the point made here is that AR is a business and not a political flag-waving tool. Having said that, even if my...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAAG - Angola Airlines Il-62s
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

TAAG - Angola Airlines Il-62s

Found a Soviet news report on youtube of the Ilyushin 62 entry into service with TAAG Angola. Obviously, I can't understand Russian, but I thought I share as this is quite a rarity. At the time, Angola was receiving much support and assistance both from Russia and Cuba during its nation building pro...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS
Replies: 50
Views: 6996

San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS

I'm surprised I didn't read it here first. Carlsbad's McClellan-Palomar has regained schedule airline service thanks to Cal Jet a new airline in partnership with Elite Airways. Flights started twice a day to LAS. They are planning to expand service to the Bay Area and as well as Cabo. https://www.yo...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is JetSuite X doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Re: How is JetSuite X doing?

I've flown with them and highly recommend them. I try to fly with them if possible when traveling up to the Bay Area for business. Truly a great experience from the moment you step into their FBO terminals and in the air. I've heard other passengers flying them say things like 'After flying this I j...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 61
Views: 12703

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Nice to see IB both at LAX and SFO. MGA is a resumption in service. IB has flown to Managua since the early 70s when it established a regional hub in Santo Domingo, which was later switched to Miami as we all know. https://airline-memorabilia.blogspot.com/2011/07/grupo-iberia-19911992.html Nice old ...

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by LatinPlane
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28863

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

A report by a Mexican financial newspaper recently leaked a report produced by HSBC Mexico of Interjet's worrying debt ratio. Interjet's EBITDA rate currently stood at 8.9x. It advised the airline to sell 7 of its planes on a sale-lease back agreement lowering its debt ratio to somewhere around 7.3x...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4527

Re: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner

AeroMexico just presented its 2015-2016 Sustainability Report and it claims that the airline has been able to reduce its fuel consumption by 23% by switching from operating a mix of 767/777s on long-haul routes to 787-800s and 787-900s. The 787s have been such a game changer for the operation that t...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9431

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

That is wonderful news. Just wonderful to see Argentina as whole flourishing again. This EZE's 2nd African destination?

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by LatinPlane
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LACSA Fleet question
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: LACSA Fleet question

Photoshop. LACSA never operated the 757. When its management was taken over by the TACA group it got rid of the remaining 727s and operated a mix of A320s and 732s. LACSA had the most impressive route map of all of the rest of airlines that then formed the independent TACA group, including COPA.

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by LatinPlane
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to open a new route to EZE
Replies: 10
Views: 3076

Re: LY to open a new route to EZE

Sounds more like a codeshare not a direct flight. EL AL and AeroMexico recently signed a codeshare agreement as well.

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by LatinPlane
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi
Replies: 59
Views: 19339

Re: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi

Wow! Thanks so much for posting link to the movie. I've been wanting to see it again since it came out at last year but haven't been able to find it at the local Indian market. Pic of the plane the following day after the hijacking. https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/host.madison.com/conte...

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by LatinPlane
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia New Destinations?
Replies: 64
Views: 10954

Re: Iberia New Destinations?

My bet for a new destination in 2018 would be GDL, Interjet feed is working wonders for Iberia providing large numbers of connecting passengers and this summer MEX is up to x17 weekly so I think next year it's likely that we see MEX back to x14 and a second mexican destination being added... Regard...

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by LatinPlane
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 10975

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

Apparently, the rumors have some validity. Some COPA employees in Panama have been given warning that it is eminent that COPA will suspend service to Venezuela any moment. The risk of operating into CCS is too great to continue operations. The country is about to completely collapse. Dear God!

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by LatinPlane
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights
Replies: 30
Views: 6227

Re: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights

I wouldn't be so sure about the unprofitable part. It's 2 flights a week, with crazily high fares most of the time, and the lines at check-in at CCS are always long. I don't have LF numbers (if somebody does, please post them), but it seems TP has managed to cut supply to meet the dwindling demand ...

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by LatinPlane
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights
Replies: 30
Views: 6227

Re: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights

I think the only reason why TAP finds creative ways to continue CCS is due to the political force hand-twisting by its government to keep its lifeline for the Portuguese expat community residing in Venezuela. Flying to CCS under such circumstances must be very unprofitable and adding an unnecessary ...

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