In my view all will come from some interesting routes.
First, we will see Latam consolidating intra-hub routes between 5 of their primary hubs (SCL
). I see the potential development of SCL
Second, some routes to Europe will be created, linking some of these intra-hub routes, specially thru GIG
. I do see 2 of the 4 routes as pass thru Rio de Janeiro:
SCL OR LIM
Will be a route using the very best of the sports demand nowadays already in place between Zurich and Rio de Janeiro (for those who don't know, Rio is the HQ
for the World Cup and of course... two years later a little more than that). There's of course business and government demand that would support it.
probably will be linked to all Latam hubs, Rio-Zurich makes a lot of sense as these markets already access ZRH
thru one stop. If the product begins at SCL
, would create also a morning departure GIG
I would believe that Latam will try to compete with a high frequency flight to Barcelona. With the chance to consolidate all spanish markets, already linked to Sao Paulo, chances are very good for Latam.
One of the largest business O&D from Europe to GIG
without link, and probably the sole market without competition and with great potential. Norway despite the small poppulation, it is very rich, and very likely to look into South America as a good leisure destination. I would bet on Oslo !
I do see comments about FCO
but i always raise the point of the competition.
is not an easy competitor and already covered the front markets of South America. Not so much to be done even trying the feed from all around South America. I see FCO
as a covered market.
is even stronger. Already in LIM
and against Amsterdam, the fact that it is not such a huge O&D but rather, a limited O&D that take full advantage of connections.
... even worst. O&D from SCL
is limited and from all over Brazil, as TAP covers 10 markets (GIG
) plus CCS
with non-stops. This reduces the potential benefit of leisure or business markets