|Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 15):|
would have guessed that CM has already been approached by Touropeators and Hotels from several Caribbean Leisure destinations and even FOR and SSA in Brazil.
When I've been in SSA, the hoteliers keep wishing CM would fly overthere..
Brazil is maxed out in terms of route authorities, a new Panama-Brazil bilateral would be needed. I think we will most likely see Varig launch service to Panama soon after the acquisition is completed. Gol has good relations with CM
and I think we will see Gol/Varig join Skyteam in the future.
BTW, Apparently Panama will require tourist Visas for Colombian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Bolivian citizens in the near future, since illegal immigration is becoming a huge problem in Panama. How will this affect CM
's Colombia routes which are heavy on O&D traffic?. Colombia is Panama's second largest source of tourist after the US.
Also Panama is close to signing a new bilateral with Colombia, CM
could announce 4 daily flights to all Colombian destinations soon if everything gets approved, but with the possible Visa requirements how do you think this would be affected.