MAH4546
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AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:52 am

American Airlines, the only non-South American carrier to fly to Bolivia, will increase service between Miami and Bolivia from daily to 10x weekly service effective 4 August 2006, to both Santa Cruz de la Sierra and La Paz. The service, for now, will operate during peak demand periods, such as summer and holiday breaks, though it may easily become year-round if demand warrants. It will operate with a triangle routing as the current flight.

AA 992 MIA 1335-1953 LPB 2100-2207 VVI 2315-0508 MIA

The flight will operate Friday through Sunday using a 757-200.
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dutchjet
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:55 am

Interesting, considering Bolivian politics at the moment.
 
commavia
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:15 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 1):
Interesting, considering Bolivian politics at the moment.

Could AA actually be benefiting from, and taking advantage of, the situation, seeing as they are the only U.S. carrier offering flights to Bolivia?
 
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:48 am

Quoting Commavia (Reply 2):
Could AA actually be benefiting from, and taking advantage of, the situation, seeing as they are the only U.S. carrier offering flights to Bolivia?

AA is just following a good strategy, consolidating a route where competitors are very weak. Remember that LB has been having lots of problems lately (B767's were taken) and they will be flying the route with B727's; on the other hand, AeroSur could face strong competition from AA when they start the route...
 
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:04 am

There will be demand for this flight as it is always FULL and never cheap.

Passengers who miss their flights usually have to wait days to rebook.

Hopefully this flight will become year round.

The times are also very good for connections.

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MAH4546
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:10 am

AA is simply taking advantage of a huge void left by LAB. LAB's long-haul fleet was repossed, so a daily 767-300ER is now three 727s a week via Panama City (and one of those originates in Washington Dulles, so even less seats for the MIA market). AeroSur is coming to MIA this month, pending government approval, but still is only adding three 757s a week to the market. US-Bolivia market is one of the most profitable for AA because of sevre lack of compietition.
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:42 am

I flew the LAB 727 from Miami to La Paz in 1990. It made two stops. It was a trying experience.
I would choose AA any day for a non stop.
 
shanderawx
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:07 pm

CO used to fly into La Paz and Santa Cruz, not sure what happened.
 
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:11 pm

Quoting Shanderawx (Reply 7):
CO used to fly into La Paz and Santa Cruz, not sure what happened.

If I remember correctly, they flew on a very uncompetitive routing, which I believe was Houston-Lima-La Paz, meaning that anyone in the U.S. wanting to go down there was required to make at least two stops. AA offered nonstops right from the U.S.
 
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:01 pm

Quoting Commavia (Reply 8):
If I remember correctly, they flew on a very uncompetitive routing, which I believe was Houston-Lima-La Paz, meaning that anyone in the U.S. wanting to go down there was required to make at least two stops. AA offered nonstops right from the U.S.

CO flew something like an IAH-LIM-VVI with connections @ LIM to/from EWR. The Peruvian never granted CO 5th rights LIM-VVI-LIM and this was one of the reasons CO said the route was unprofitable. It seems that when AA flew LIM-Bolivia they did have 5th rights for that route.
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RE: AA Increases Service To Bolivia

Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:17 pm

AA obviously has a huge number of flights from MIA to Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. But what percentage, in rough terms, would be O&D and what would be connecting? I am currently dealing with 34 El Salvadorians who flew AA San Salvador-MIA-LHR.
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