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Is It EZE And/or DME For CO?

Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:35 pm

It has been posted that CO has tentatively won the 7 frequencies for IAH-EZE and CO was granted rights for DME this past spring for spring '06.

Why hasn't CO annonunce DME yet? Was it dependent if they won the rights for EZE because of avail aircrafts? I know that CO is short on widebodies...

So is it both EZE and DME for CO or just one?

Both would look great on CO's route map. Any info would be appreciated...

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RE: Is It EZE And/or DME For CO?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:26 am

CO has just published a Press Release on the new tentative approval received from DOT to fly EWR-EZE and looks like they will run this flight soon as Delta also claimed the route.

HOUSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced it has received tentative approval from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin daily nonstop flights between the airline's hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and the International Airport Ministro Pistarini de Ezeiza in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Pending final approval, this will be Continental's ninth destination in South America and 78th Latin American/Caribbean destination. Continental's service will also include daily through flight service connecting New York/Newark Liberty with Buenos Aires.

"Argentina's economic upswing and its attraction as a tourist destination will make it a vital part of our Latin American route network," said Pete Garcia, Continental's Vice President for Latin America. "We are very pleased to have received this preliminary designation and look forward to receiving a final route award and announcing a commencement date once final authority is granted. Many travel partners, the federal, state, local governmental parties and our employees have supported our application for Argentina service; I would like to thank all of them for this major effort."

New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
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RE: Is It EZE And/or DME For CO?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:18 pm

the 767 for DME was set aside by scheduling already...I'm not sure what the delay in announcement is...supposed to be Spring of 06...tenativly...lol