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by LatinPlane
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 141
Views: 16575

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Pretty good, except the 5th image from top down. The colors are appropriate for employees who work for Alaska instead.

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by LatinPlane
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 110
Views: 19337

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Here's something you'll never see again:

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Oporto Sa Carneiro - 1986

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by LatinPlane
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terminated AF destinations
Replies: 38
Views: 3782

Re: Terminated AF destinations

AF flew to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta for several years in the late 60s and early 70s. ORY-JFK-GDL-PVR. GDL is still served as a cargo route.

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by LatinPlane
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 32
Views: 3959

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

I really like this video of an AR 742 taking off from Rio Gallegos (technical stop) on its way to Auckland and Sydney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqxLe8OPwvE I vaguely recall that in the '90s AR had two 747 flights into MIA. One was nonstop MIA-EZE and one was MIA-GRU-EZE (with 5th freedom righ...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 32
Views: 3959

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

Wonderful article. Thanks for posting! I found interesting in the article that AR's long-haul flights in '80s averaged a 60% load factor. This was pretty much the case when national air carriers were heavily protected by their governments and fares were governed by IATA strict fare rules. Under thos...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC
Replies: 47
Views: 6927

Re: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC

First quarterly net-loss in something like 8 years? Blood bath with too much competition on the domestic market and transborder market! Aircraft being removed from service are actually 2 737-700s and not -800s as article states. Early phase out of 2 737-700s that were already planned to leave fleet.

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by LatinPlane
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With EK out of the picture, BCN is back on AM's plans
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: With EK out of the picture, BCN is back on AM's plans

They're going to have to do it. Otherwise, someone else will jump in. TK would love the opportunity. Perhaps this route is best served on a seasonal basis. My guess is that other new destinations in Europe will be either Frankfurt or Milan. These two have been mentioned by AM's CEO in the past as po...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12477

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Me thinks AM will have to announce the route now for resumption either early 2019 or Summer at the latest. Otherwise, it does face the risk of another airline more amenable to a 3x per week offer (such as Turkish) to try to swoop in and take the 5th freedom option. AM did leave BCN at the height of ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12477

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

I'm sorry but slot related or not who in sane mind would fly to that bus station which is MEX? Did any of you fly to/from MEX airport in recent times? If EK had a choice and was looking for reasons not to fly somewhere, a single visit to that place would answer it. The kettle calling to pot black! ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12477

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

It was reported yesterday or so by Mexico's Expansión. Apparently three weekly service (which is what the slots they were able to obtain would allow) would result in an unprofitable operation for EK, so they decided to not launch DXB-BCN-MEX. I wonder if AM will relaunch this flight or not. It will...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM requests authority to fly EZE-CUN - and other requests
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: LATAM requests authority to fly EZE-CUN - and other requests

A rather strange route request under the current economic circumstances. How lucrative would it be for LATAM to start an EZE-CUN? Many economists within the country are recommending that people stay home and avoid using their dollar-based credit cards abroad due to the extreme weakening of the Argen...

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by LatinPlane
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15075

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Actually, not only AR flew to SCQ, they also flew to VGO various charter flights using a mix of A310s and A342s. Here is a link to a picture of AR's A342 in VGO. https://www.google.es/search?biw=1366&bih=662&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=3bSVW7naEMSWa-yFrZAJ&q=aerolineas+argentinas+A340+VGO&...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15075

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Even from Argentina, with its huge ties with Galicia, a flight to Santiago de Compostela or A Coruña struggles. AR used to fly on Mondays a 747-200 non stop service to A Coruña (or was it SCQ? I forget now) but the flight was marketed by Llongueiras & Llongueiras, a Buenos Aires wholesaler, and...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing
Replies: 18
Views: 4414

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: 1133

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: 5904

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: 4877

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: 4877

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: 4877

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: 4877

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: 4877

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: 276

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: 378

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: 78
Views: 11023

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: 78
Views: 11023

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: 138
Views: 12016

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: 78
Views: 11023

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: 78
Views: 11023

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: 111
Views: 22708

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: 111
Views: 22708

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: 6431

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: 2627

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: 2627

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: 3732

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: 9036

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: 4984

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: 4984

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: 4984

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: 4984

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: 2457

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: 9036

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 8418

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: 29636

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: 7221

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: 1731

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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