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LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:24 am

For those interested in Latin American aviation: Today, LB started its inaugural flight from VVI to GYE and this way too a new hope for Ecuatoriana in which LB now major shareholder.

It will be an important route for pax and cargo, and also a hope for more jobs in Ecuador and in Bolivia.
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:50 am

Cheers
I've just read an article in a tourism newspaper in Mexico, about the joint -venture between LB/EU and even they show a photo of the 1st aircraft: a B727-200 in a hybrid livery mostly LABs with only the Familiar Ecuatroiana "e" logo on the Tail and big Billboard LAB title on the front fuselage.

Its nice to see EU back in the air again and hopefully its brilliant livery some day too
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:36 pm

 Sad Only GYE! What about UIO? Please tell me they will fly to UIO also, and if so, when and any schedules?

Thanks!
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:57 pm

UIO is not in actual published plans. It seems LB will concentrate first on VVI via GYE traffic to NYC (no idea what airport), LAX, and other US-airports, taking advantage of the rights Ecuatoriana had (has?), and use hubs in VVI/GYE to fill aircraft and do what LB wants: Make more money, and grow.

So far I understand only 2x722's are in LB and Ecuatoriana (LB synergy) colors, but I also understand that if the VVI/GYE route is favored, then larger aircraft, most probable 763's would be used, specially to fly in/out of the US.
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:09 am

Hi 123!!

Long time no see! Well this is great news once again from LAB! Do you know are they flying the 727 with the Ecutariana logo exclusively or any plane will do?

Any other info on Bolivian aviation?? I started a thread about LAB's 757's but there were 0 replies! Any info on this?

And good luck over there. I know things aren't any good, but I trust that soon Bolivians will get what they want (if they know exactly what that is), and achieve political and economical stability!!

Saludos desde Mexico!

A. De Leo
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:25 am

Great news !
I heard it was coming, hopefully they will evaluate the right routes to fly to from GYE.
LAX, MEX, and YYZ would be very profitable, as well as JFK with an evening itinerary like Ecuatoriana use to have.
MIA and MAD are rotten markets I hope they dont fall in that mistake.

I would be so happy to see the name Ecuatoriana again in the skies.

Saludos,
JP
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:09 am

Quoting Airplane (Reply 5):
MIA and MAD are rotten markets I hope they dont fall in that mistake.

Are you kidding yourself? Those are the surest bets!

The MIA-GYE market is especially underserved, with only one daily non-stop flight on AA and a one-stop flight on XL.
a.
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:50 am

I understand LB wants to takeoff from GYE first to LAX/NYC and perhaps Houston too, but I did not hear about MEX/Canada markets yet.

First I think they would target to GYE-MAD flights although I´m not sure if as a detour via VVI or nonstops (with feeder from VVI) ex GYE.

For the time being LB has designated the two 722's purchased for the Ecuador project, to fly VVI/GYE/VVI although these aircraft are also used for other routes, like for example CBB/VVI/CBB.

Leo: I have no infos about LB's 757's. I never saw them, I never flew them, never met anyone that flew in one, and I do get to move around quite a bit. Also, the news lately did not give infos about the 757

I think the 757's were more like an inbetween solution while the fleet was getting recomposed for the Ecuador business, and long maintenance times for some aircraft like one of the 763's, and the 721's.

I do know the 757 was in the fleet specifically for the EZE-VVI-MEX-VVI-EZE route, so as to give other routes, mainly VVI-MAO-MIA, VVI-MIA-VVI and VVI-MAD-VVI to the 763's.

If I do get reliable and interesting info about the LB 757 I´ll revert.
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:56 am

What airport is VVI? I am assuming La Paz, but i have no idea (the only other option I can think of is Sucre.
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:13 am

123, estuve seis meses en Sucre. De donde eres en Bolivia?
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:14 am

VVI, Stnta Cruz, Viru Viru International Airport

La Paz is LPB
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:15 am

Here´s a small guideline to the major airport codes in Bolivia, maybe someone can manage them to be identifiable with the cursor???

LPB = El Alto, La Paz
CBB = Jorge Wilstermann, Cochabamba
VVI = Viru Viru, Santa Cruz
SRZ = El Trompillo, Santa Cruz (used for local flights with light aircraft only)



There are other airports too, I will update the list another moment.
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:27 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 6):
Are you kidding yourself? Those are the surest bets!

The MIA-GYE market is especially underserved, with only one daily non-stop flight on AA and a one-stop flight on XL.

Nop,
Avianca, Aeropostal, Lacsa, Copa, they all serve to Miami with connections, and many care about the stop over as long as they get a dirt cheap fare as they do.
The sky´s the limit
 
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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:03 pm

Quoting Airplane (Reply 12):
Avianca, Aeropostal, Lacsa, Copa, they all serve to Miami with connections, and many care about the stop over as long as they get a dirt cheap fare as they do.

As a side note, and related to this, AV sure does know what excellent fares from UIO/GYE/MIA to MIA are all about. Almost USD100 cheaper than all of its competitors [USD371 round trip from Guayaquil to Miami, when the rest charge over 400 and 500] and arrivals to MIA around the same hour.



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RE: LAB Inaugural Flight VVI-GYE Today, May 30

Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:18 pm

Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 13):
As a side note, and related to this, AV sure does know what excellent fares from UIO/GYE/MIA to MIA are all about. Almost USD100 cheaper than all of its competitors [USD371 round trip from Guayaquil to Miami, when the rest charge over 400 and 500] and arrivals to MIA around the same hour.

Exactly, and they have been keeping it that way for years. They have lowered it a bit more sometimes to USD249 RT and Aerocontinente once had it for 199RT, now that was too much. That does not pay for the mile per seat.
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