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by tommyarias
Thu May 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Mexicana Airlines Make a Viable Come back?
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: Can Mexicana Airlines Make a Viable Come back?

Technically Mexicana is still operating, just not flying. I imagine that in for them to be able to compete in the Mexican market, they would need to turn the short haul flights into LLC-style flights (To compete with Volaris, Interjet, Viva and Aeroméxico) but have full service in long haul ones wit...

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by tommyarias
Sun May 13, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Livery Design Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Airline Livery Design Tools

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular graphic design tools out there. That would be enough in many cases but I am sure some agencies use more softwares.

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by tommyarias
Sat May 12, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

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...

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by tommyarias
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panama to temporarily ban Venezuelan airlines in retaliation
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Panama to temporarily ban Venezuelan airlines in retaliation

From: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-panama/panama-to-temporarily-ban-venezuelan-airlines-in-retaliation-idUSKBN1HI054 Panama will ban several Venezuelan airlines from working in the country for at least 90 days, the government said on Tuesday, the latest twist in a dispute that began ...

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by tommyarias
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

From Copa's website: (In Spanish) Copa Airlines announces that the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ordered, by resolution published in Official Gazette No. 6369, on April 5, 2018, the suspension of the economic, commercial and financial relationship with subjects of the Republic ...

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by tommyarias
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

From Copa's website: (In Spanish) Copa Airlines announces that the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ordered, by resolution published in Official Gazette No. 6369, on April 5, 2018, the suspension of the economic, commercial and financial relationship with subjects of the Republic o...

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by tommyarias
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

From March 9th: Aeronáutica Panamá (@aacivilpty): Plane in flight plan to Enrique Malek Airport in David, Chiriqui from Marcos A. Gelabert Airport, reported hydraulic problems landing without major problems on the landing strip. No damage to passengers is reported. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DX3vLk...

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by tommyarias
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

AC YYZ-PTY 3x weekly goes from 319 to 763. Effective: January 17 - January 31. Flights are operated by Air Canada Rouge. Seems AC needs to add capacity, for them better upgrade to B767 than go daily and cope the Panama Canada Canadian assigned frequencies. Great to see they will use the B763 on thi...

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by tommyarias
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS falling into a state of abandonment
Replies: 12
Views: 6330

Re: CCS falling into a state of abandonment

From what Venezuelans I know, part of the reason that they are taking parts of the murals is a symbolic move, that when they go back to the country they can put them back and "restore the country".

I wonder how long before AA, BW, CM, H8, and P5 stop flying to CCS.

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by tommyarias
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

yellowtail wrote:
I apologise if this has been asked before but has it been confirmed that China Airlines will get 5th freedom on IAH-PTY and will CM put its code on the flight?


Official application was sent on Feb 5th. No decision yet.

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by tommyarias
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/sichuan-airlines-launch-five-intercontinental-routes Sichuan Airlines plans to open five intercontinental routes this year as the Chengdu-based carrier accelerates its international expansion pace. Chairman Li Haiying told Chinese local media that the five routes...

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by tommyarias
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

BTW, I wish something would be done about CHX and BOC airports. In some developed country, a road with a bridge linking an island so close to mainland would be built and a larger airport would take care of the population on both sides of the strait. Having one airport for those 2 small cities would...

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by tommyarias
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca and United expected to announce Joint Venture very soon, says JP Morgan
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Avianca and United expected to announce Joint Venture very soon, says JP Morgan

New low cost airline, Copa-Wingo style? Bringing back TACA? This could be interesting.

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by tommyarias
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Well no Boeing 737-600MAX (or B737MAX combi) so the smaller CM could get is the B737-700MAX, great range but too big of an aircraft to fly on the current E190 routes or new routes where less capacity is required. There's been rumours that CM is talking to Bombardier for the C Series for Wingo. CM i...

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by tommyarias
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I would really hope that CM gets the E2 or the C Series. While I can appreciate the desire ton only have one type of aircraft, they do need something a bit smaller in Capacity to use on their smaller markets. The C Series is perfect. Well no Boeing 737-600MAX (or B737MAX combi) so the smaller CM co...

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by tommyarias
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21801

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Proposed schedule on CM PTY-BGI new service: CM 260...PTY 09.30...14.00 BGI...Tu, Fr...E90 CM 261....BGI 15.00....17.30 PTY...Tu, FR..E90 Effective: July 17th. Regards. This service was annouced just on time for me. I'm moving to Bridgetown in July for work and I was looking at the easiest way of g...

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by tommyarias
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

OzarkD9S wrote:
OA940 wrote:

So this is the... 5th Pan Am that ceases? Maybe 6th?


No relation to Pan Am as far as I know.


PAWA was created by Pan Am, and the full name is 'Pan American World Airways Dominicana'.

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by tommyarias
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205389

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

It's not a big change, but not as good as their current livery.

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by tommyarias
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28758

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

From Boeing's site:

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The only change will be the split-tip winglet.

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by tommyarias
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13407

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Copa Airlines started as COPA back in 1944, which stands for Compañía Panameña de Aviación.

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by tommyarias
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205389

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

EK413 wrote:
Ive just come across this mock up of the ‘new’ livery :cry:

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Doesn't seem to be consistent with the pictures of the A350 at the final assembly line and from LH526.

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by tommyarias
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline start ups
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: New airline start ups

California Pacific returned their E170 and haven't seen any information about them starting operations.

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by tommyarias
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 12452

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Hmm. This is odd, their a BUDGET airline, so why are they going into airports like Berlin Tegel!?!? Not in the slightest odd. Don't confuse Easyjet with Ryanair. Easyjet have a long track record of serving "main" airports - VIE, AMS, MAD, CDG, CPH, and many, many more. To give just a coup...

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by tommyarias
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4317

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

Wondering if 7P will try to get those ex-OS Fokker 100s.

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by tommyarias
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Wins Best Airline Cuisine 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Alitalia Wins Best Airline Cuisine 2017

Italy’s former flagship airline It has not stop operating, therefore, it still is the flag carrier of Italy. What cuisine though :) All I ever got was biscotti or crackers on European short haul. I guess this was based on long haul or business? There's almost no airlines in the world that offer ful...

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by tommyarias
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Flights 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5226

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Flights 2018

They are targeting different market segments. Comparing Primera Air with legacy carriers is like comparing Ryanair with BA flying to the same places out of London. The main competitors with Primera Air will be airlines like WOW Air and Norwegian, that operate those low cost, leisure long haul flights.

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by tommyarias
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 60535

Re: CSeries order possible operator?

They announced yesterday that will open 58 new routes in 2018. With the current fleet I doubt they will be able to expand that much, so maybe they are getting the CSeries?

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by tommyarias
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11313

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

A few sites have posted that Air Panama is planning to operate an Airbus A330-200 to Europe, and one as well posted that they are looking to operate to Dominican Republic and Cuba. Now another sites posted this: The aeronautical advisory Twenty Air Consulting and Wingtips Solutions created by the fo...

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by tommyarias
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11313

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

a couple of notes from Panama this week: Colon is opening operations with Taeca Cargo using an Antonov An-26B: :bouncy: https://www.prensa.com/economia/Despega-operacion-Taeca_0_4902259747.html I wonder how long this will last. Cargo airlines tend to fail in Panama, but the only difference is that ...

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by tommyarias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12513

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

According to http://news.carnoc.com/list/425/425955.html Other than Air China plan to start flying PEK-PTY from 2018 summer-autumn season, 2x weekly MU, CZ, Hainan will also expand int the market via code share and charter. CM and MU fly to YYZ, ORD, LAX, JFK and SFO. CM and CZ fly to MEX, YYZ, LAX...

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by tommyarias
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12513

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

LOT Polish Airlines will start flying to PTY on December 25th to March 17th. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/61406-lot-will-operate-regular-charters-to-brazil-panama LOT Polish Airlines (LO, Warsaw Chopin) will operate six regular charter routes this winter, including two new services to Rio...

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by tommyarias
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12513

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Nature Air will add daily flights between SJO and DAV starting December 1. They already operate flights to BOC, so this will be the second destination in Panama. Most likely they will use one of their DHC-6-300.

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by tommyarias
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America
Replies: 19
Views: 1509

Re: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America

What ever happened with that Dubai-Panama flight? Emirates proposed Dubai to Panama City flight was cancelled indefinitely by EK on the 08 March 2016. On an interview in October with aviation authorities and PTY managers, it was announced that 10 airlines are talking with the Panama Government to s...

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by tommyarias
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12513

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

CA stops at MAD for the flights to GRU, and at YUL for the HAV ones. So it will either be in Europe or in Canada, avoiding the USA. It's very doubtful either Spain or Panama would allow CA to fly PEK-PTY via Spain (MAD/BCN). Flying via Canada (if YYZ, YUL) will face issues from CM which already fli...

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by tommyarias
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12513

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Where would that stop be? CA stops at MAD for the flights to GRU, and at YUL for the HAV ones. So it will either be in Europe or in Canada, avoiding the USA. There was also once the suggestion that a country in Southeast Asia may start service to SJO (I believe it was Singapore). What are the odds ...

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by tommyarias
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12513

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

It looks like with the opening of the T2 in PTY just around the corner a bunch of new airlines are planning on new routes to Panama City. El futuro del 'hub' es ahora "Panama has to keep pace with the growth of the airline industry and that puts pressure on the airport. This year, passenger tra...

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by tommyarias
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12513

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Curious: why did Copa never consider ordering or converting some orders to the Boeing 737-900ER from the -800? For services into heavily-congested airports on flights less than 6.5 hours, or where more frequencies can't be added at opportune times (such examples might include services to JFK, LAX, ...

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by tommyarias
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164205

Re: Alitalia...How Much Longer?

AZ is one of those airlines we will not stop flying, regardless of what happens. As jfklganyc said, for Italians AZ shutting down would be like any other flag carrier shutting down, locals will not let it happen. Swissair is an example of what would happen to Alitalia, emergency bailout and eventual...

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by tommyarias
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Aerolíneas Argentinas suspends flights to Venezuela

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41547746

AR suspends flights to Caracas due to security concerns.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41547746

AR suspends flights to Caracas due to security concerns.

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by tommyarias
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4660

Re: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

filipair wrote:
- Will operate under 1 brand. Which one?


I am sure they will continue as two brands. They go for different market segments so combining the brands will make them loose an entire segment.

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by tommyarias
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6764

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

Vueling have a large hub in BCN and largely dominate the airport, they will not pack their bags and leave BCN. Why would they ? Just to allow FR/U2 to move in and take their place ? It makes no sense... Just because Catalonia decides to exit Spain (and if they succeed) won't halt travel to BCN. In ...

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by tommyarias
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6764

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

Many keep pointing out that Catalunya will not be part of the Europea Union, which seems like the real scenario, but in Europe the freedom for airlines to operate from countries other than their own is not only because of the EU. Within the member states of the EU yes, there's a the Single Market, b...

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by tommyarias
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7677

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

Verona-Faro is the real outlier and surprise in that list. I checked the FAO wikipedia page and there is not a single flight between Faro and Italy. So truly out of the box. I reckon this will be sold mostly to Italian tour-operators. The entire business model of Volotea is to connect Europe's seco...

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by tommyarias
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3504

Re: Venezuela's Aeropostal Ceased Operations

Shame to see Aeropostal go but I am not surprised at all. I wonder if they will come back after all the mess in Venezuela is resolved. Sadly, another Latin carrier goes down. We're very close to the day that only LATAM and AV will be around throughout the region. Hasta pronto, Aeropostal! I'm sure A...

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by tommyarias
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panama and China plan to establish direct air routes
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Panama and China plan to establish direct air routes

Panama didn't recognize China (PRC) until few months ago, as it recognized Taiwan as the only China. Yesterday Panama and China sign an agreement that will allow airlines to fly between the two countries. Link (In Spanish): https://www.tvn-2.com/nacionales/Panama-China-plantean-establecer-directas_0...

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by tommyarias
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

CM may not drop CCS, but the big problem will be the new visa requirements Panama is imposing on Venezuelans, especially for other airlines serving flights between Venezuela and Panama. Since in PTY you never leave airside on a connecting flight, it's also unclear how the possible transit visa ques...

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by tommyarias
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 5702

Re: Cubana new livery

I wouldn't say "New", more like "Revised".

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by tommyarias
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why No New Airline Posters?
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: Why No New Airline Posters?

Some airlines still do it, maybe in a different way than in the 80s. Most want to show the service and seats rather than planes flying around though. I have seen a few in London. This are a few that show planes on them: http://blog.marleneohlsson.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/0006.jpg https://s-medi...

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by tommyarias
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Europe services from Gibraltar?
Replies: 20
Views: 4861

Re: No Europe services from Gibraltar?

Iberia, BA and Ándalus operated flights to Barcelona and Madrid but terminated them because of lack of demand, same with flights to the UK and reduce services to others. Guess it's just lack of interest in visiting Gibraltar, which is understandable.

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by tommyarias
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Colombia Removing Seats?
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Viva Colombia Removing Seats?

They are owned by Ryanair, so they are using the same marketing strategy of "Lets make some stupid announcement and make all news outlets talk about it, therefore, we get free PR". Ryanair announced the same things about removing seats, and later about charing for using the lavatories, so ...

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