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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: 2417

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: 2417

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: 3415

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: 8509

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: 4222

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: 4222

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: 4222

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: 4222

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: 6
Views: 1022

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: 8509

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: 1718

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: 1718

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: 1718

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: 1718

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: 8249

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: 29211

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: 7072

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: 1584

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: 6849

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: 1384

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: 59
Views: 11173

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: 27811

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: 1
Views: 703

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: 9227

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: 764

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: 3019

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: 18924

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: 10762

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: 10816

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: 6155

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: 6155

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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by LatinPlane
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to launch DXB-BCN-MEX
Replies: 16
Views: 4299

Re: Rumor: EK to launch DXB-BCN-MEX

Does Emirates have fith freedom rights from Europe? On a related note I am surprised that BCN and MEX do not have direct flights. AM are you asleep at the wheel? Before it discontinued service in 2012 AM flew to BCN up to five times per week and with excellent load factors ranging in the mid-80%, b...

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by LatinPlane
Sat May 27, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 9701

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

AM will be operating 6 new daily flights into ATL. BJX-ATL E190 2X QET-ATL E190 MTY-ATL E190 MID-ATL E190 GDL-ATL E190 ATL went from being an important destination for AM back in the 90s and early 2000s to having wishy washy service. http://d1lcj6bsqc0tfn.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Nu...

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by LatinPlane
Thu May 25, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 2826

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

PEK-SAN would be a nice one. Is Hainan still interested in serving the TIJ Airport? That would be one way to add a flight to a US city (San Diego) without actually using a US route authority. Flight starts Dec 2017 according to this: https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/851608576694992896 I thin...

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by LatinPlane
Thu May 25, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 2826

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

AH45 wrote:
PEK-SAN would be a nice one.


It has applied for permission to fly to TIJ (instead of SAN) from Shanghai. They seem to be trying to capture both San Diego market as well as connecting Mexican passengers. Seems to be serious so far as already hiring a station manager at TIJ.

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by LatinPlane
Thu May 25, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 9701

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

MEX-YYC starts June 1 as well. C-GAGN Ah yes. The map on the in-flight magazine is up to date with all the new destinations listed including Calgary, Austin, San Jose, CA; and even Seoul, Korea, which starts in a few weeks. https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18698480_10213661894964553_814552238...

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by LatinPlane
Thu May 25, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 9701

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

On AM's side, Seattle and Portland are added to the North American route map while Atlanta returns. (San Jose, CA is still missing)

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by LatinPlane
Tue May 09, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6377

Re: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017

I'm still fascinated by VARIG. Yes, it truly was the Pan Am of South America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QQD3ROiaA8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L7QNaqLIhY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QABKYDT2eY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbNAqesPQsk

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by LatinPlane
Mon May 08, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6377

Re: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017

The most impressive route map of any Latin American airline ever.


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by LatinPlane
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR and AZ sign code-share agreement; EZE-FCO goes daily
Replies: 9
Views: 1315

Re: AR and AZ sign code-share agreement; EZE-FCO goes daily

Only 4 million lost? And they want to make it daily? Not super smart IMO They say it's because that's what's needed to attract business travellers. Makes sense. But it would make even more sense to code-share or, even better, enter into a JV with AZ, so that thay can offer daily service, even if no...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 61
Views: 14399

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

https://x.jetsuite.com/

So excited!
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When I heard that JetSuiteX was starting service from Santa Monica I jumped at the opportunity and bought a ticket. It's an airport that will soon become part of history.

https://x.jetsuite.com/

So excited!

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by LatinPlane
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWIA and their L-1011s
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Re: BWIA and their L-1011s

Had no idea that they served ARN on a 1x per week basis. Thanks for posting. Looks like the L-1011 SunJets were common visitors to LHR, FRA, ZHR,and MAN. Any other places I may be missing? It would be nice to see what their schedules were like to Europe.

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by LatinPlane
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWIA and their L-1011s
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

BWIA and their L-1011s

Growing up in the '80s and '90s I remember BWIA's four L-1011-500s plying various North American and European destinations. Their very 1970s SunJet livery and advertising motto " We Are The Caribbean " would capture my attention not really knowing much about Trinidad and Tobago when compar...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan Airways To Replace PIA
Replies: 21
Views: 11555

Re: RE: Pakistan Airways To Replace PIA

So...The "Pakistan Airways" plan is dead, instead the government will bail out bankrupt PIA again and wants a two-year restructuring plan in place. Same ol' story of the re-run soap opera plot whereby a government flag carrier is kept artificially alive in the name of national interest to ...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico loads ICN schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 4507

Re: AeroMexico loads ICN schedule

It should be a success judging by the way their AMS flight has been doing. Business has been so good that AMS is overtaking LHR in its performance. Naturally with all the connections possibilities that AMS offers as a Skyteam hub. I read that their next long distance destination will be Milan possib...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Fiesta Route
Replies: 55
Views: 13029

Re: Qantas - Fiesta Route

At one stage it was twice per week with the second service terminating in mexico city. I shall try to locate the timetables I have of this era and will give more precise detail. I think at one stage there was a 14 hour layover on the outbound route to London, (due to landing slots in London) at Mex...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Fiesta Route
Replies: 55
Views: 13029

Qantas - Fiesta Route

With the announcement that Qantas will soon be starting non-stop service from Australia to England I found this old news real of Qantas' inaugural Fiesta route. Thought I'd share along with other memorabilia I found of this route long gone. 1x 707 weekly service by Qantas: Sydney – Nadi – Papeete – ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico announces DTW/MEX
Replies: 30
Views: 3170

Re: Aeromexico announces DTW/MEX

This is actually a resumption of MEX-DTW. AeroMexico flew MEX-DTW from 1964 to 1976, with flights continuing on to YYZ and YUL. Flights used DC-8s.Aeromexico predecessor Aerovias Guest flew MEX-YQG in the late 1950s, before AM was awarded rights to DTW. 1969 http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA announces Mexico City service
Replies: 38
Views: 5664

Re: ANA announces Mexico City service

Pardon my ignorance, but what is driving this market? Is it the auto industry? Trade - Japanese investment in Mexico has increased 2,7 times since 2010 and there are 1000 Japanese companies established in Mexico with the automotive industry being the biggest. Mexican businesses have also establishe...

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