SCL767
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Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:30 pm

Sol del Paraguay Líneas Aéreas will cease operations on August 1st:
http://www.viajaconsol.com/comunicado/index.html

Not a good year for small South American carriers...
 
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:50 pm

That's a real joke! We cannot even say that it was a collapse. It's more like a stillbirth!
 
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:19 pm

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 1):
That's a real joke! We cannot even say that it was a collapse. It's more like a stillbirth!

Well that's true since they launched operations during October, 2011. Now TAM has the monopoly on the ASU-AGT and ASU-EZE routes.
 
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:06 pm

And LATAM´s road to absolute domination continues.... There is something seriously wrong down here.

I was due to fly with Sol in about two weeks. Thankfully they seem to be doing this the responsible way and are looking to either accomodate passengers on other flights or to do a full-refund.
 
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 3):
I was due to fly with Sol in about two weeks. Thankfully they seem to be doing this the responsible way and are looking to either accomodate passengers on other flights or to do a full-refund.

Lucky you... first time I ever flew with Pluna, I was supposed to fly the return back to MVD from Santiago on 7/14. Had to fly AR to EZE, spend the night at the airport and take Buquebus to MVD.  
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:18 pm

Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 3):
And LATAM´s road to absolute domination continues....

You're saying that as if it's LATAM's fault that the airline was started without capital and competence.
 
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:56 pm

Quoting 757gb (Reply 4):
first time I ever flew with Pluna, I was supposed to fly the return back to MVD from Santiago on 7/14. Had to fly AR to EZE, spend the night at the airport and take Buquebus to MVD.  


ouch, I hope at least PU paid the AR and Buquebus´s tickets...

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 5):
You're saying that as if it's LATAM's fault that the airline was started without capital and competence.

No, I don´t consider this to be LATAM´s fault. I just think that the regulators decision to allow such consolidation in a market that is not only lacking competition, but where it (the competition) is steadily decreasing was a mistake.

Sol´s shut down leaves LATAM as the only carrier based in Paraguay. With PU out of the market, and AR bleeding money the way it is, I don´t like the way things are looking here in the southern cone.

Regards,
 
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:22 pm

Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 6):

Sol´s shut down leaves LATAM as the only carrier based in Paraguay. With PU out of the market, and AR bleeding money the way it is, I don´t like the way things are looking here in the southern cone.

Well, the situation in Paraguay itself is the result of its policy.
 
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:08 pm

Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 6):
ouch, I hope at least PU paid the AR and Buquebus´s tickets...

Thanks, but if I waited for PU I would still be in SCL. My company had to pay for the whole SCL-EZE-MVD trip. Luckily the PU flight was included on a DL ticket DFW-ATL-SCL-MVD and the last leg was refunded by Delta, but still they lost money big time. Of course the corporate travel department tried to contact PU but got nowhere.



Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 6):
With PU out of the market, and AR bleeding money the way it is, I don´t like the way things are looking here in the southern cone.

I like both LAN and TAM, but I do wonder how such a huge merger will affect fares and service in the region.

Regards,
GB
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Quoting 757gb (Reply 8):
I like both LAN and TAM, but I do wonder how such a huge merger will affect fares and service in the region.

LAN and TAM's respective route networks are highly complementary with very little overlap. LAN and TAM overlap on four regional routes with competition on the overlapping routes with AviancaTaca, (the exception being the SCL-GRU route; in which LATAM will release slot pairs at GRU for other airlines to enter the route).
 
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RE: Sol Del Paraguay Collapes

Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:25 pm

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 9):
LAN and TAM's respective route networks are highly complementary with very little overlap. LAN and TAM overlap on four regional routes with competition on the overlapping routes with AviancaTaca, (the exception being the SCL-GRU route; in which LATAM will release slot pairs at GRU for other airlines to enter the route).

That´s true, but even though the LATAM merger involved few cases of route overlap, the new carrier has now an undisputed leadership in the market. And I don´t think such asymmetries in market share are necessarily good for the consumer.

Little airlines are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with such a force, and the asymmetry keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Quoting 757gb (Reply 8):
I like both LAN and TAM, but I do wonder how such a huge merger will affect fares and service in the region.

Exactly.

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