BLB Panamá Pacífico (Howard) airport has been seeing a lot of activity due to the thousands of pilgrims/visitors travelling to Panama for The Pope visit next week. Many of those visitors 1st have activities outside Panama City, so seems strange that the charters from mainly Central América and Méxic...Jump to post
If WW want to cut costs, wouldn't make sense for the airline to move from BOS to PVD and if it wants to remain in Chicagoland, fly to MKE? Also, YHM would be a budget alternative for YYZ and SWF for EWR. Maybe they could try CVG, CLE, and STL too??? With WW current narrow-body fleet, range-wise CVG...Jump to post
PY uses a B737-700 to MIA. It has the range to fly PBM-MIA non-stop if for some reason there's a market demand to avoid AUA stop. IMHO, If PY is forced out of GEO-MIA, then BEL transfer passengers might sustain some fair loads on PBM-MIA and perhaps, right now, there's also enough demand for 2-3 PB...Jump to post
If WW want to cut costs, wouldn't make sense for the airline to move from BOS to PVD and if it wants to remain in Chicagoland, fly to MKE?
Also, YHM would be a budget alternative for YYZ and SWF for EWR.
When did AA discontinue DFW-PTY? I'm very surprised they wouldn't fly that route. I'm sure they have in the past. I'm not seeing when looking at potential routes. Everything goes through MIA from PTY. AA had been flying DFW-PTY on-and-off 3-4 times per week seasonal for a while. Seems it was better...Jump to post
Not sure why anyone would use CM for MIA GEO given the alternatives are abundant. I can see JFK as the nonstop isnt always available, or can get quite expensive. I ran a bogus CM booking MIA-PTY-GEO and noticed GEO arrival/departure is early afternoon. Perhaps the passenger felt attracted to arrive...Jump to post
In the 70's PanAm had a network including LAX-GUA-CCS-GIG-CPT B747/707. GUA, CSS and GIG were focus cities. UA never showed interest in the Brazil-South Africa tag-on traffic rights that came when UA took PanAm South American routes. I doubt UA still has that Brazil - South Africa 5th liberty option...Jump to post
After those figures, surely someone in UA route development should already have suggested UA itself adds PVG-SJC.
if UA can't get any LHR slots and If there might be some important tech traffic demand near STN around Cambridge then SFO-STN may appeal to some.
Kudos to TK on a route it was looking to start for quite some time.
The flight is about MEX but that CUN stop will do fine as well.
Positive note about that awful MEX departure time, at that time passengers need to check-in for the TK flight, Mexico City has no traffic jams.
Latest updates of the construction of the Second Terminal at PTY The possibility of the third runway at PTY is indeed a feasible project later. Tocumen terminal two would actually rise the demand of passengers through that airport and the new step seems to be focused in the expansion of their aeron...Jump to post
Odd that while in StarAlliance, MS hasn't moved operations from JFK to EWR.
Also, there still be a demand for MS CAI-LAX, not sure if MS would re-start LAX via Europe, best via an StarAlliance hub without LAX service or via major LAX European market without StarAlliance flight.
What would be another route if PR can't get to over-fly Saudi Arabia?
MNL - GYD routed north of Himalaya thru central asian republics then GYD - TLV??
Happy New Year everyone! My top wish for 2019 (aviation-wise anyway) is for a SAN route to Latin America, and Central America make the most sense. Most of the talk/hope seems to involve COPA between PTY and SAN; I would be very happy with that. I have a strong feeling the SDIA Route Planners are wo...Jump to post
Brandon757 wrote:AV is a South American (now mostly Colombian) airline. It operates SAL-DFW a route which came when AV took over Taca. Jump to postWhy are there no South American carriers to DFW? Surely LATAM could make a flight work being a One World member.
Let hope this year DFW and CM do some serious talking.
If AV kept SAL-DFW from the TACA days, pretty sure CM could sustain PTY (hub) - DFW B737-700 3-4 days per week.
Chances of getting MIA-centric AA to re-start DFW-PTY are very low.
When spotting for TATL flights, I noticed that there are 0 W.Europe to N.America overnight flights (I.e., LHR-ATL 0030-0530), while there are daytime TATLs for the eastbound flight. However, many Southern US airports have the pax and capacity to see overnight TATLs. Why aren’t they there, other tha...Jump to post
Here in the US,back in the day, there were plenty of flights in the wee hours. EA in particular would schedule flights at all hours in the middle of the night through ATL. NW used to do a few all-nighters coast to coast stopping 7 to 9 times along the way. As previously mentioned, price had a lot t...Jump to post
Since both AV and CM are about to get a JV w/UA, seems that AV MVD-BOG had to go as CM twice daily MVD-PTY would better take care of connecting traffic via PTY from/to North Central America plus Caribbean than BOG. IMHO, I'd not rule out there could be a 3rd daily PTY-MVD-PTY a couple of days per we...Jump to post
Atlanta won't be able to support a day flight to London. The flight is too long, not enough O&D and not enough transfer traffic at either end. The only other city in North America that could possibly have a day flight to London is Philadelphia with late evening departure by BA from London and m...Jump to post
AA flies from MIA, DL would fly from ATL.
No matter how big of a hub ATL is, that's Apples VS Oranges.
If DL didn't male ATL to Brazil other larger markets, quite doubtful ATL-COR could work
yellowtail wrote:B6 E190 FLL-RIH/BLB not to upset CM @ PTY?Maybe 2019 is the year B6 gives the rest of Central America a go. PTY, SAL, MGA, SAP, GUA, BZE await
As 2019 is approaching, how about some Central American Aviation predictions or wish list for next year? Lets see, CM Increases BZE, BOS, ORD, LAS, LIM frequencies Adds late evening/red eyes PTY-MGA/SAL FLL goes daily + 2-3 extra morning flights Opens new U.S. destination Starts AQP, PBM, CWB, VRA, ...Jump to post
UA buying some % of AV?
As for routes:
I don't see why Caribbean Airlines couldn't make a go of it, especially with a sensible stop over in a market with limited or no direct competition. The Max 8s have significantly better fuel economy than the current fleet and you wouldn't need a sub fleet of widebodies, meaning none of the addition...Jump to post
ANC is big military so is gum and other isles ANC and GUM have US military on both ends. There could be some traffic there. Also, the wide-body cargo belly could freight fresh seafood from Alaska to Guam (Asian tourists on the island crave seafood) and fresh produce from Guam to Anchorage. Not sure...Jump to post
UA ORD-ANC-GUM and SFO-ANC-GUM would be interesting routes.
Would there be a demand from UA hubs SFO and ORD (and ANC) to GUM?
Is it true GUM has open skies with China?
Both CPH and JNB have on their favour that they're Star Alliance hubs. However, as of now, if someone wants to fly between Scandinavia and South Africa, there are plenty of routes, be via Star Alliance hubs or other hubs, to chose from. And yet another issue, for a daily frequency, 2 frames will be ...Jump to post
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20181130/caribbean-airlines-adding-planes-and-tours-grow-out-red-ink Reading this one gets the impression of some over confidence from the CEO based on BW's improved financials. Examples include plans to re-activate London (not sure which airport) and pos...Jump to post
Interesting news in today's conference call: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/copa-holdings-sa-cpa-q3-191815937.html Wingo will receive 4 B737-800 from Copa, and additional one will be based in Panama, most likely BLB, for a total of 5. The 4 B737-700 will return to Copa. Most likely they will be use...Jump to post
The Airbus 220 series might fit perfectly for the expansion plans for either AV or CM due to the inminent substitution of their 100-seater product, in the short term. Their Embraer 190 planes would terminate their usable life in 2020 or so. However, it’s hard to believe if Copa Airlines should choo...Jump to post
Codeshare between Copa and Azul Azul and Copa Airlines Announce New Codeshare and Improved Frequent Flyer Program Agreements SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Azul Brazilian Airlines and Copa Airlines have announced today a broad cooperation agreement that will connect the two largest route networks in L...Jump to post
If anyone were to do it again, I'd say Air New Zealand if they ever re-started HKG-LHR...whereby they would be doing AKL-LAX-LHR-HKG-AKL (with 5th freedom rights on LAX-LHR and LHR-HKG) and vice versa. That said, Air New Zealand markets LAX-LHR currently with a focus on US and British O&D, rath...Jump to post
Probably the only reasons one might see a US3 airline in LGW or STN or LTN (!), is, when there's a demand (read seasonal operations) and: 1 it can't get aircraft capacity upgrade in flights to LHR. 2 it can't get that specific time slot for a new flight suitable for its hub bank arrival/departure ti...Jump to post
It is sad left-wing populists are against development and just like to create poverty to subsidise them and buy their votes. It happened in Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina and now it will happen in Mexico. I imagine Panama and Copa must be clapping though. Panama has a right-wing extremely populist...Jump to post
Will UA reinstate their MIA hub? What UA would better do in MIA at least for now, is try to match its late evening arrivals, early morning departures; UA EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD, DEN, SFO maybe LAX and CLE (!) flights with Star Alliance CM and AV flights. I could even think of some IAH - Europe UA-Star ...Jump to post
Shame, shame, shame! And it did not take too long for the industry to let its opinions be known. Just a few minutes ago at the ALTA forum in Panama, the CEOs of both COPA and AVIANCA have come on strongly on the MEX airport state of affairs. COPA CEO Pedro Heilbron says operating from two airports ...Jump to post
RDU, BNA or even CHS would be a much better Southeast Hub. How about adding BHM and JAX to that list? TPA too ;) All are either too far east or too far south to serve the entire southeast except BHM and BNA. BHM doesn't have the facilities to support a hub nor the space to expand without massive us...Jump to post