THE CENTRAL AMERICAN AVIATION THREAD
Airlines from Europe in Central America
This thread is now dedicated for those European carrier flying to the isthmus.
Our region has recently experienced new carriers operating here or increasing their weekly frequencies.
Some of them are now flying on a year-round basis.
Ten years ago, only IB and DE were in service here. This fact provide an idea about the expansion of that market.
KL AMS-SJO. Effective: October 31
LH FRA-SJO. Effective: March 29
Edited on July 13th, 2017.
yellowtail wrote:Maybe routing it via PTY may improve the loads.How is BA doing in SJO now. Initially loads were bad.
2travel2know2 wrote:yellowtail wrote:Maybe routing it via PTY may improve the loads.How is BA doing in SJO now. Initially loads were bad.
juanchito wrote:High load factors don't mean good yields. Even as a leisure route out of LGW, the yields have to be right for SJO to be sustainable. At least it seems they're doing better than 17 years ago, when the route was operated via GCM IIRC. If they'd move the route to LHR (which I know they'll never do), they could use belly cargo as one potential driver for good yields.2travel2know2 wrote:yellowtail wrote:Maybe routing it via PTY may improve the loads.How is BA doing in SJO now. Initially loads were bad.
According to a facebook page called Aeroinfo Costa Rica, they are doing great on this route.
All actual European routes from SJO are above 80% load factor.
aer wrote:SJO did also increase security measures for electronics on flights to the US, including screenings at the gate. I believe it all started either last or this week, I don't remember. Personally, I have no problems with that.According to Prensa Libre, Guatemala will now place a higher security scrutiny on electronics larger than a cellphone for flights to the US. Apparently Mexico is doing it as well. Any other countries in the region doing this? Link in Spanish http://www.prensalibre.com/guatemala/comunitario/las-nuevas-medidas-de-seguridad-en-los-vuelos-de-guatemala-hacia-eeuu
globalcabotage wrote:Rumor is that UA will start ORD-GUA (and a few more), to keep AA out.
yellowtail wrote:At what point does a European carrier do Managua.
SJOtoLIR wrote:It might be coupled with other regional station. I doubt about the capability of the runway, in order to sustain any Managua - Madrid flight fully packed.
wnflyguy wrote:Anyone know when the new PTY terminal is set to open?
2travel2know2 wrote:yellowtail wrote:Maybe routing it via PTY may improve the loadsHow is BA doing in SJO now. Initially loads were bad
LTU932 wrote:it seems they're doing better than 17 years ago, when the route was operated via GCM IIRC
LTU932 wrote:Diario Extra, one of the worst tabloids on the planet
SJOtoLIR wrote:Avianca resumes San Salvador - New York/Newark service as shown:
AV 398...SAL 08:00...13:40 EWR... Ex Tu, Sa....319/320
AV 399...EWR 14:55...19:05 SAL... Ex Tu, Sa...319/320
Effective: November 17
yellowtail wrote:How many times have they tried this service?
turk223 wrote:I remember when Copa was announcing new destinations nearly every six months. Has the expansion stopped?
SJOtoLIR wrote:IMHO,September 30, 2015: CM PTY-IQT. Iquitos
December 15, 2015: CM PTY-VCP. Vracopos
June 30, 2016: CM PTY-PBC. Puebla
July 31, 2016: CM PTY-VSA. Villahermosa
SJOtoLIR wrote:Looks like that's the case.Some sources are posting that Santa Barbara Airlines from Venezuela won't fly the Caracas - Panama City sector beyond September 01.
2travel2know2 wrote:The problem is, if they go landside and they even get a visa-on-arrival, like it's the case in certain other countries, chances are that they could overstay that transit visa. Just remember those days when the border in Paso Canoas was filled with people who fled e.g. from Cuba and Africa trying to get to the United States and this causing some tension between Costa Rica and Panama, as well as other countries. Many of them came through Colombia into Panama, crossing through the Darién gap, so the question may also become if Colombia will see itself forced to demand visas as well for Venezuelans. They're taking Venezuelan refugees in by the thousands IIRC.SJOtoLIR wrote:Looks like that's the case.Some sources are posting that Santa Barbara Airlines from Venezuela won't fly the Caracas - Panama City sector beyond September 01.
Unlike CM, Santa Barbara fully depends on PTY-CCS O/D, even if it offers fares between MIA and PTY via CCS.
Now that Panama will require Venezuelans to have visas to visit the country, it's very likely the Venezuelan airlines flying to PTY will either decrease frequencies or stop flying to PTY.
Have no clue if Venezuelans connecting at PTY having several hours between flights will be allowed into the country while waiting for the connecting flights without visas.
clo1973 wrote:Anyone knows why AV reduced SAL-CLO from daily to 5x between August and mid November this year?
SJOtoLIR wrote:clo1973 wrote:Anyone knows why AV reduced SAL-CLO from daily to 5x between August and mid November this year?
I have no idea.
Perhaps AV is just adjusting the demand of passengers to the proper frequencies.
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