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Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Sun Jul 29, 2001 2:22 pm

hey
why was this plane here????
isnt it too small to get there from europe
cheers for any info
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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Sun Jul 29, 2001 2:27 pm

This was in this forum recently. Iberia has MIA connections to Latin AMerica, just like AF has a 737 network from MIA to the French Caribbean.
 
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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Sun Jul 29, 2001 2:31 pm

Iberia uses Miami as a hub, the 319's stay there. They go to South America and Mexico from Miami.
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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Sun Jul 29, 2001 3:43 pm

Iberia has a hub in Miami connecting to Central America and Mexico. Nothing grand. Just a mere 64 flights a week, but the second largest operation of a non-North American airline at a single airport in the US (second to BA at JFK) and the only non-US airline with a US hub. Like I said, currently, nothing grand. Though that is mostly because IB is currently operating the most flights it can between MIA and Madrid (10 742/3 and 4 A340 flights a week, plus 7 AA 763 codeshares). Once some treaties are worked out betwen Spain and the US (hopefully by this fall), and IB can add more flights, there are rumous IB will be in for major expansion, including possible services from MIA to Santo Domingo and Monterrey, Mexico, among other cities, as well as more Miami-based planes (currently 4 Miami-based A319s), possibly A320s. If your lucky, you will see all four Miami-based A319s in Miami surrounding their 747. Beautiful sight. The 747 surrounded by a pair of A319s on each side (IB's five gates are all next to each other). Also, AF's Miami-based 737 is gone. Replaced just a few weeks ago with a much nicer A320. They also use two Air Caribes-owned ERJ-145s (one is in AF colours, the other is not).

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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 2:00 am

see the thread below:
i asked something similar a few weeks ago...
hope will be of some help!

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/514672/4/
 
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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 2:26 am

I read OAG shows MIA-Managua,Nicaragua on IB Airbus 319 everyday expect Mondays, San Jose, Costa Rica daily, San Perdo Sula, Honduras daily, Guatemala City daily and Cancun daily. That's all I read all of cities. Maybe there is more cities. I don't know how many IB A319 have in Miami base.

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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 2:48 am

Big777jet, there is also Panama City. Here's Iberia's ops at MIA...

Cancun, Mexico: 7x weekly

Guatemala City, Guatemala: 10x weekly

Madrid, Spain: 21x weekly (7 are opertated by American)

Managua, Nicuragua: 6x weekly

Panama City, Panama: 7x weekly

San Jose, Costa Rica: 7x weekly

San Pedro Sula, Hounduras: 6x weekly


TOTAL: 64 flights a week

Possible destinations once they can add more:
Barcelona, Spain; Monterrey, Mexico; San Salvador, El Salvador; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Seville, Spain; Tegulcigalpa, Hounduras
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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 6:37 am

MAH4546 why would they do a Miami - Santo Domingo when they already fly nonstop from Madrid to Samto Domingo on Mon, Wed, Fri this flight continues on to SJU . The flight is via SJU on Tue.Thurs.,Sat., Sun. Plus the flight is operated on a 747 and its always packed, if they put a MIA-SDQ my guess is that they would also put MIA-SJU and that would make no sense at all . Iberia is a very important airline here in Puerto Rico and in the Dominican Republic and I doubt that they will do the Madrid flight via Miami. Maybe Punta Cana or Puerto Plata but not Santo Domingo.
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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 6:40 am

Why not? Air France operates ORY-CAY non-stop, but that does not stop them form operating to Cayenne out of MIA as well. IB also uses local traffic, not only connecting.
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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 7:02 am

Yes but the Cayenne flight comes from Fort De France, Point a Pitre, Port au Prince and Miami its not really a flight for pax connecting from the Paris flight. Like I said maybe they might add Punta Cana or Puerto Plata from Miami.
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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 9:33 am


I believe that they want to start service to Punta Cana or Puerto Plata from Miami not Santo Domingo.

Miami is used for secondary services that cannot support a daily widebody to Madrid.

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RE: Iberia A319 At Miami?why?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 11:29 am

Punta Cana makes sense. Currently, the only service is a weekly Sunday flight on LanChile on a 767-300ER that continues on to Santiago (LA does have fifth-freedom on MIA-PUJ). Puerto Plata has twice-daily service on AA.
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