THE CENTRAL AMERICAN AVIATION THREAD
"Tribute to Aero Costa Rica"
Aero Costa Rica -no longer in service- was an airline based in San Jose from 1992 to 1997.
It began operating two ex-Pan Am Boeing 727-200 and routing SJO-MIA during their first months of service. Two Boeing 737-200s replaced their 722s in 1993 due to fuel consumption issues.
Atlanta, Orlando, San Andres Island and San Pedro Sula were listed in the past, but I’m not sure if these segments worked as regular schedules before.
Aero Costa Rica utilized the ICAO code ML and they introduced the "Arenal Oro" class as the equivalent of business class in those days. As far as I remember, LACSA didn’t offer J seats when ML operated back in the 90s.
Highlights from the Central American scenario:
August 16: DL GUA-ATL. 14x to 7x weekly.
August 20: AA DFW-PTY 1x weekly. Temporary suspended.
August 23. AA SAL-LAX 7x weekly Permanently ceased.
August 24. AM MEX-GUA 7x to 14x weekly. Operated by 5D AeroMexico Connect with ERJ.
August 31. TA LIM-AQP 14x to 21x weekly.
September 01. TA LIM-MEX 6x to 4x weekly. Temporary reduction.
September 19. TA LIM-ANF 3x weekly. Permanently ceased.
Welcome to the new installment into the Cent Am commercial aviation series !
Coming from the old thread:
Quoting SCL767 (Reply 200):
The Argentine ANAC tends to act in a protectionist manner; which deters business travel and tourism. ROS does well with pax connecting to LAX
TA LIM-MDZ was an example of that Argentine protectionism. The flight didn’t last more than six weeks in operation.
Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 204):
As long as CM and KL code-share on AMS-PTY, for lots of destinations AMS may prove to be a better connecting airport than LHR.
I bet both IB MAD-PTY and KL AMS-PTY will operate on a daily basis someday. Their frequencies are progressing and we can expect further airlines linking Europe and Panama City in the future.
[Edited 2011-09-24 13:40:23 by srbmod]