luisde8cd
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Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:32 pm

Apparently Air Canada is studying the possibility of linking Margarita Island with a nonstop flight to Canada after official data shows that Margarita Island received aprox. more than 115 Canadian tourists per day between December 05 and April 06.

Source (SPANISH):
http://www.corpoturmargarita.gov.ve/...nktracker/noticias.asp?link_id=101

Anyone has more details about this? Feasible? 2X weekly A319 from YUL or YYZ?

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wolsingerjet
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:11 pm

My guess would be a YYZ flight using a 319 or 320.The flight would likely be seasonal with 1 or 2 weekly flights.Skyservice still operates charters to Margarita during the winter using a 320 from YYZ.
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ag92
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:01 pm

Where is Margarita island?

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elmothehobo
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:54 pm

Quoting Ag92 (Reply 2):
Where is Margarita island?

Venezuelan island east of Caracas.

American was also looking at flying to Margarita Island, and even flew a few charters there. I haven't heard much recently though, and we probably won't with the current issues between the US Government and Venezuela.
 
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:13 pm

Z4 was operating a few flights to Margarita Island from YOW, and I think this winter season will go from YUL instead through GoTravelDirect. So its about time AC jumped on the bandwagon!
 
lamedianaranja
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:45 pm

How do those 115plus get there now? Are there any charters or do they go to the US and then tru CCS?

Ever been to Montreal or Toronto in winter?! I'd sure be happy to escape to a sunny island Cool! VA used to fill up with Canadian snowbirds!
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:52 pm

Viasa used to fly there from New York over 20 years ago.
 
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:41 pm

If I'm not mistaken, AC has already served PMV from YYZ in the late 80s and early 90s.
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aircanada014
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:28 pm

Its about time AC flies to Magarita Island. Yes I do believe remembering they did flown there to Polamar Magarita Island
 
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:32 pm

I managed to get the article translate to english. Here's what they say.


Air Canada and Corpotur signed tourist agreement Press - Corpotur The Corporation of Tourism of the state New Esparta (Corpotur) and the air line Air Canada, today signed a tourist agreement that contemplates the creation of a Commercial Mission of Tourist Operators that will be transferred to Canada to present kindness tourist the Daisy Island. The letter of intent contemplates a set of actions that will be implemented during a year and was within the framework subscribed of the I Macro Wheel of Businesses Venezuela Canada, by Salvador Núñez, in name of the mentioned corporation and by Carlos King, Manager of Sales and Trade of the Canadian transporter, The agreement anticipates the transfer of a mission of tourist Daisy industralists, who will make a presentation of destiny in the main markets of the northern nation, in cooperation with Air Canada, with the purpose of increasing the tourist flow towards the island. During the company/signature, Salvador Núñez pointed that in the season December April of the present year, the Daisy Island received more than 17 thousand Canadian tourists, which motivated them to raise to the representative of Air Canada in the Macro Binational Wheel of Businesses Venezuela - Canada, Carlos King, the necessity to decide actions that allow to increase this number for benefit of both nations. In addition to the Commercial Mission to Canada, Corpotur raised the establishment of a direct airlift between the Island of Margarita and Canada, request that will be studied by Air Canada with the purpose of taking care of the demand of the passengers who could make use of this route.
 
aa1818
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:36 pm

Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 5):
How do those 115plus get there now?

Maybe through POS or CCS- I don't know where else with links to Canada/ US offers connections to Margarita Is.

Does anyone know is the AC flight to POS is now non-stop or is it still linked to CCS???

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edgaren
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:52 pm

Hi everyone!!.. Air Transat flies to Margarita Island on seasonal basis in winter from YYZ and YUL on behalf of Nolitours and World of Vacations, the flights are normally operated from mid december till march varying the equipment (a310- a330)....hope this help...

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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:00 pm

Quoting EDGAREN (Reply 11):
the flights are normally operated from mid december till march varying the equipment (a310- a330)....hope this help...

A310-A330 sounds like a lot, considering the island apparently only gets 115 Canadian tourists a day. Are you sure these flights are not operated by WestJet, because I know they already operate some holiday flights for Air Transat...
 
edgaren
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:10 pm

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 12):
A310-A330 sounds like a lot, considering the island apparently only gets 115 Canadian tourists a day. Are you sure these flights are not operated by WestJet, because I know they already operate some holiday flights for Air Transat

Hi boeing744... umm sorry I forgot to say that TS operates once a week during the winter so not dayly flights and yes I have myself seen air transat planes there on the island... feel free to ask any questions...EDGAR

[Edited 2006-11-13 05:17:39]
 
RIHNOSAUR
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:04 pm

Quoting EDGAREN (Reply 11):
(a310- a330)....hope this help...

for real??? that is pretty darn cool A330??? That is my favorite plane !! however it seems like a rather large jet for Margarita...can they handle heavies...???

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Boeing744
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:08 pm

Quoting Edgaren (Reply 13):
Hi boeing744... umm sorry I forgot to say that TS operates once a week during the winter so not dayly flights and yes I have myself seen air transat planes there on the island... feel free to ask any questions...EDGAR

Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks for the answer Edgaren!
 
lamedianaranja
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RE: Air Canada Looks At Margarita Island

Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:02 pm

Quoting RIHNOSAUR (Reply 14):
.can they handle heavies...???

Sure enough, they can handle DC10 (Condor, Viasa used to come) and B767 (Martinair).

Margarita (Del Caribe Internacional) - SVMG

COORDENADAS: N10 55.0 W063 57.8 ELEVACION: 74’ STATUS: Público

PISTAS: 09R/27L 3180 x 45, 09L/27R 2428 x 30 mts. WDI

TIPO: Asfalto CONDICION: Buena LUCES: ABN, LDI, HIRL, HIALS, VASIS RWY 09R

OPERACIONES: 24 Hrs. OBSTACULOS: No

COMBUSTIBLE: AVGAS, JET A-1 0900-0400Z RAMPA: Amplia Asfaltada ADUANA: 24 Hrs.

More details:
http://www.volarenvenezuela.com/vev/.../aeropuertos/svmg/svmgdetalles.htm
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