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Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:30 am

Here's the link...it's in Spanish, sorry

from ABC newspaper in Spain.

http://www.abc.es/economia/noticia.asp?id=234358&dia=hoy

Apparently it is a new Low cost carrier that will operate both A330-200 and A330-300's from the Iberian peninsula to Latin America. This ought to be a great market to get into due to the large monopoly that IB has and well, a very small minority from Spanair and Air Europa.

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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:40 am


I found a link in english from Nasdaq.com...

check it out!!

http://www.nasdaq.com/asp/quotes_news.asp?textpath=20040122ACQDJON200401221012DOWJONESDJONLINE000963.htm&cdtime=01%2f22%2f2004%2010%3a12AM
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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:55 am

Wasnt Dutchbird kind of an LCC?
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Capital146
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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:58 am

Would Laker's Skytrain from the late 70's not count as the first trans-Atlantic LCC?


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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:19 am

Oh dear. One 'rule' of no-frills airlines is high aircraft and staff utilisation, i.e. maximising the aircraft and staff usage per day. Aircraft only make money when they're flying, not on the ground, so it's important to fit in as many legs per day as possible. A transatlantic flight - or any flight over, say, 3 or 4 hours - would not enable this high utilisation, thus its costs will be more than a 'true' no-frills airlines. I am guessing that this will be a 'low-cost airline with a difference' (probably including meals, drinks and IFE) and I suspect, based on previous no-frills long-haul airlines, that it'll exist for less than a year. I wish it all the best, though. Let's hope it proves us wrong.

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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:26 am

Here is the ILFC press release:
http://www.ilfc.com/press/161203airmadrid.htm
 
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And Iberworld To Latin-America

Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:39 am

Don't forget Iberworld, with charters to Latin America!

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Last month I saw an Iberworld Airbus A330-200 in Bogota Colombia
I was told that Iberworld flew new charters to Colombia at the end of november I think 1/2 or 3 times a week. But i'm not sure of that


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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:59 am


http://www.air-madrid.com

today (?) was the launch of their web-site...
 
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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:31 am

Theur first cities were mentioned a while ago
- Varadero, Cuba
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- and San Jose, Costa Rica-

Destinations to be added later on- Brazil, Colombia, and more cities in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
Startup is expected for May 2004.
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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:42 am

Any info on wether they will fly to CCS or anywhere in Venezuela?
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RE: Air Madrid-New LCC From Spain To South America

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:02 am

Most prob. CCS will be served, Venezuela is an important market for Iberia and Air Europa- the only Venezuelan competition is Santa Barbara so Im sure they can see potential on the CCS route.
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