Aeropostal, in what they say is a response to American Airlines' new Miami-Valencia flight, will begin non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Valencia on 7 March 2007. Flights are not yet bookable. News release:
No idea how this effects plans to fly Fort Lauderdale-Maracaibo.
It is interesting to see this sudden "war" going on at Valencia. A few years ago, Valencia was performing so poorly for Aeropostal that the Miami non-stops only operated during the summer and Christmas, going via Maracaibo 75% of the year. Now, switch to 2007, and Aerpostal is dumping Miami-Maraciabo non-stops, and next month will be flying Miami-Valencia 11x a week. Add AA and VH's new FLL service, and Valencia will have triple the service to South Florida that larger Maracaibo does.