What about re-expansion in Latin America? Lets see how LH keeps performing on FRA-PTY and await if Star Alliance hub PTY is worth of a LH MUC-PTY, LX ZRH-PTY or SN BRU-PTY.. LIM to start with. LH FRA-LIM or MUC-LIM - depending on long-haul aircraft availability in either FRA or MUC - would be quite...Jump to post
Spirit is clearly in disadvantage at PTY as the upcoming NK MCO-PTY 4x weekly will face CM MCO-PTY 35x weekly. Maybe or maybe not. As the prices from PTY at CM are quite high (it is cheaper to start from SJO or some other destinations via PTY than starting from PTY). Everything depends on the price...Jump to post
Looks like my hometown airport (SAP) is becoming NK's most served destination in Central America as it will now have flights to FLL, IAH (the sole flight of the expansion that survived in Houston) and now MCO. The timings are excellent since that will allow people a full week of work and then head ...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:Cue Norwegian to enter the market.
It is surprising that UA has 5 or more EWR-MIA flights and none from IAD. EWR-FLL has about 8 daily flights but IAD-FLL has 2 flights. EWR tends to be O/D based and it is amazing how much more O/D exists to Florida from EWR than IAD for UA. AA dominates the Washington DC to Miami market with many f...Jump to post
LATAM doesn't have brand recognition in GEO but then COPA didn't either before it began. But yes none of the Guyanas are really integrated into the rest of South America so LATAM isn't going to consider any of them any time soon. COPA will be all that there will be. And NOT to CAY, which is a South...Jump to post
No analysis, unless you had insider information, could have landed one to bet on MAN. ET's primary targets have been Star Alliance hubs which they continue to expand into, which is where one would have better odds. At the same time, you have folks that suggest ET fly into PTY. ET to PTY, that'd be ...Jump to post
Kilgen wrote:Looks like there is a possibility that CM will fly to Salta in Argentina. Looks like the Argentinian Government has granted authorization for Salta to Panama flights.
Doing a quick search at CM website, looks like they are going to fly twice a week. Sunday and Thursday. Flight CM0345 From PTY to PVR 09:48 AM - 01:40 PM Boeing 737-700 Flight CM0346 From PVR to PTY 02:43 PM - 08:07 PM Boeing 737-700 Taking bets that PVR was in some Brazilian Tour Operator wish lis...Jump to post
If ISP and SWF are to be considered as real airport options for New York, both would need a dedicated rail service to Manhattan ISP to Penn Station and SWF to at least, Grand Central Station. Geography plays a very important roll if NYC is to ever have a new airport. Any new one would be unattractiv...Jump to post
SID is a leisure destination for Europeans and has flights from BOS with TACV.
IMHO, sooner than later, UA/DL NYC-TFS/LPA/AGP seasonal might happen.
slickvik wrote:How close will the line under construction be to the airport?
If Italy and USA gives EK 5th freedom NAP-JFK/EWR, DXB-NAP-NYC would be an interesting route.Jump to post
As an example, many airlines fly to TPE without the need of diplomatic relations with the island of Taiwan and flying to TPE doesn't greatly affect their status in China. In the hypothetical event that QR and/or EK would apply to fly to TLV, without any diplomatic relations with Israel, IMHO, Israel...Jump to post
GRU-MAN, GRU-AGP, GRU-VLC? And if JJ LATAM gets the slots (whatever time of the day those would be), LIS. GRU-MOW (whichever airport is more convenient) would also be a good addition to GRU non-stop flight destinations. MOW has to be what, 13/14 hours from SÃO? That would be even longer that the TL...Jump to post
Panama Tourist Authority is trying to woo Viva to fly to ONX. Does Colón ONX really provide proper conditions to attend this commercial flight ? In terms of the distance to Panama City downtown, it seems too far to face all the airlines flying BOG-PTY. Unless they want to lure people to the free zo...Jump to post
The reason why Viva is leaving Panama, is that with the opening of Viva Air Peru, they need the capacity for the flights within Colombia and in Peru. Last flight on FC BOG- BLB 4x weekly on 320: May 20th. Most people complaining Viva is leaving BLB have no idea about that. They all think is a CM mo...Jump to post
If I remember correctly from their own Twitter, CM is actually a sponsor of São Paulo FC in the Brasileirão. Dunno if they still are but for what it's worth, they do have a major connection to Brazil. Probably a Brazilian could answer this, Why is better for CM to be an sponsor of just São Paulo FC...Jump to post
If ANC still is the only U.S. airport where TWOV is allowed, that would entice an Asian Star Alliance airline, to use it as stop en-route to PTY or BOG. Also true, if AV would want to fly to NRT, PVG, PEK, ICN... from BOG and/or SAL. IMHO, CA flying via ANC to HAV, PTY and MEX would make its product...Jump to post
https://elcapitalfinanciero.com/vivacolombia-cancela-sus-rutas-a-panama-a-partir-del-20-de-mayo/ Viva Colombia FC stops BLB Panama Pacifico Howard Airport operations May 20. (news in Spanish) According to FC, PTY Tocumen Airport (BLB managers) airport user fee increase forces the Colombian LCC to l...Jump to post
Interesting how they keep expanding COR-Caribbean routes, while mixing with their regular domestic flights. This will be a charter flight, right? Doesn't B737-800 have the range for COR - Dominican Republic ? And if there's a demand between Argentina (and Brazil) and VRA, it might be a question of ...Jump to post
Could AR succeed from cities such as ROS and MDZ flying to MIA? Not sure; CM, LA and AV seem to do a good job from such markets. From EZE, AR will always stick to the wide bodies to places such as MIA. Rangewise, the only viable Argentina - MIA B737MAX8 nonstop route might be SLA-MIA (TUC-MIA might...Jump to post
Doesn't AA have wide-bodies at MIA tarmac between South American flights? An AA wide-body could well fly MIA-CCS-MIA rotation daytime without the need to re-fuel at CCS or face weight take-off penalties out of CCS. Yes, AA de-hubbed SJU but for keeping MIA-CCS evening and CCS-MIA mornings, B737-800 ...Jump to post
My guess is that CM knew this airline stand-off between Panama and Venezuela wasn't going to be for long, choose not to re-start CUC and quietly awaited a quick return to CCS, MAR and VLN. IMHO, as long as no CM crew has to stay overnight in Venezuela and the airline encourages all ticket sales to b...Jump to post
Aeronica also had somo Russian airliners on their fleet. I think they where TU-154 AeroNica came after LaNica. As I remember Grupo Taca's Nica flew at least daily MGA-MIA-MGA and perhaps 1-2 other routes with its own B737. It also operated domestic flights. Can't confirm if when Grupo Taca's Aviate...Jump to post
yellowtail wrote:If AV was looking for SAL O/D then probably SAL-RDU would have made more sense. However for GUA, then GUA-PVD would have been good, for the O/D demand. Jump to postSAL BOS is a complete shock....they must be hoping for lots of connections. Can't think the O&D will be that large
Most Australian bilaterals (except for those with close partners like the UK and US) apply capacity and/or frequency restrictions to "primary" ports like SYD, MEL, and BNE, but are unlimited to 'secondary' destinations. As noted earlier on in the thread, the Australia-Turkey agreement per...Jump to post
What if TK were to stopover in MCT, or CMB, or MAA? How likely are they to stopover that doesn't have a nonstop down under so as not to get into the highly competitive SE Asia-Oz market? That's a question if Turkey is to get 5th liberty traffic for TK between some attractive airport with a potentia...Jump to post
What is the likeness of EY being bought by EK? Then a high-speed train link between DOH and DXB so DOH becomes what BA @ LGW is to BA @ LHR (= DXB), with only all those air-routes DOH still have the critical mass to support plus a few complementary relief/complementary DXB hub routes. BA LGW is not...Jump to post
What is the likeness of EY being bought by EK? Then a high-speed train link between DOH and DXB so DOH becomes what BA @ LGW is to BA @ LHR (= DXB), with only all those air-routes DOH still have the critical mass to support plus a few complementary relief/complementary DXB hub routes. I assume you ...Jump to post
What is the likeness of EY being bought by EK?
Then a high-speed train link between AUH and DXB so AUH becomes what BA @ LGW is to BA @ LHR (= DXB), with only all those air-routes DOH still have the critical mass to support plus a few complementary relief/complementary DXB hub routes.
BOS for SK makes more sense as a seasonal destination.
For Scandinavians, BOS is neither a year-around destination (like MIA) nor an Star Alliance hub for connections (like all the other SK USA destinations).
IMHO, SK should also check if CPH-IAD with reduced frequencies is the way to go wintertime.
https://www.tvn-2.com/nacionales/Panama-aprueba-medidas-retorsion-Venezuela_0_5004999565.html Panamanian government suspends Venezuelan airlines operations to PTY for 90 days. (in Spanish from http://www.tvn-2.com) 90 days from March 25th. So, the rumour of CM returning to CUC from PTY might be qui...Jump to post
[url]https://www.tvn-2.com/nacionales/Panama-aprueba-medidas-retorsion-Venezuela_0_5004999565.html/url] Panamanian government suspends Venezuelan airlines operations to PTY for 90 days. (in Spanish from http://www.tvn-2.com) 90 days from March 25th. So, the rumour of CM returning to CUC from PTY mig...Jump to post
Viva Air Peru has requested from the Peruvian government authority to serve the following international routes from Lima: ... - Lima – Panamá: 07x w - Lima – Balboa y v: 07x w http://www.portaldeturismo.pe/noticia/viva-air-peru-solicita-permiso-para-operar-a-13-destinos-internacionales So Viva Peru...Jump to post
7P is Air Panama... Oops. In my mind, I was thinking of Venezolana and those MD80s. In any case, the Venezuelans would not allow a new Panamanian airline into the country as things stand, I think. Well, you never know. The real reason why they shut down CM is because the owner of CM was one of the ...Jump to post
Seats on Wingo are still bookable BOG-CCS for this coming Tuesday, and their Twitter account (linked to above in the thread) says that they operate It is specific companies that have been blocked, not all aircraft registered in Panama. Air Panama, for example, wouldn't have a problem to fly to CCS....Jump to post
There's a lot of talk on social media about CM re-starting (temporarily?) PTY-CUC Cúcuta due to this situation with Venezuela.Jump to post
AA could still expand more in Colombia opening BGA, CUC and ADZ in the coming years.
Given AA PEI announcement, one could only guess that AA to BGA is being studied as of now and might even start sometime next year.