aemoreira1981 wrote:made the Boeing 787-9 unneeded at Avianca (based on where the two A330-300s have been deployed---BOG-JFK),
Do they need a closer relationship with UA? AV-UA have a decent code-share cooperation between themselves. The former TA even had a close commercial relationship with UA, prior to the UA-CO merger I think the problem could have been focused in the fierce competition offered in their most important ...Jump to post
It baffles me how AV management never tried a hub similar to BOG in SJO The former TACA had a double-hub in Central America: San Salvador and San José. The status of SJO as hub disappeared once the merger AV-TA came into fruition in 2013. Technically, this double-hub wasn’t a smart idea. For exampl...Jump to post
The last Embraer 190 involved on Avianca just did the last flight in July 2019. This era occurred from 2008 till 2019. The process comprises the withdrawal of many unprofitable routes, the end of the domestic flights within Peru, besides Cuzco, no more Sansa - Costa Rica, the sale of almost 40 plane...Jump to post
Just wondering if you think they could make a route like MSY-SAP work Maybe it’s too late for launching MSY-Central America flights on NK. The former CO flew steadily MSY-IAH and then IAH-SAP on a daily basis since many years ago. This segment is being operated by UA nowadays, of course. Even the f...Jump to post
Having understood that CM PTY-DAV 14x weekly is focusing its market basically on healthy connections through PTY, the O&D market between Panama City and David is being attended on 5C PAC-DAV instead. It would be interesting to know where the most CM passengers touching DAV are coming from: Miami...Jump to post
One more point: as some people on the Twitter board wrote, David should sustain non-stop flights to selected cities in Colombia and based purely on the O&D traffic. Based on the behavior of Wingo at BLB, perhaps DAV might follow the same pattern. The US mainline carriers could have been watching...Jump to post
neither CM nor AV are interested in DAV-SJO, at least for now. As far as I know, Air Panama is not flying anymore the PAC-DAV-SJO route as thrice a week with turbo-prop equipment, meaning a 50-seater plane. Ten years ago, TACA REGIONAL tried unsuccessfully to launch the SJO-DAV sector with ATR-42. ...Jump to post
LRC315 wrote:Iberia has scheduled their A346 to operate the route MAD-SJO from December 13th to December 17th and will use their A350-900 from December 18th 2019 until March 28th 2020.
skybird77 wrote:Is this service seasonal?
American Airlines released new Central American routes for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, depending if the authorities definitely resume the operations of such 737 variant. Miami - Guatemala City. Effective: September 04 - October 02; 7x weekly Miami - Managua. Effective: September 04 - Octob...Jump to post
SJOtoLIR wrote:Wingo will resume their operations in Costa Rica as BOG-SJO 2x weekly.
Effective: September 03.
I would give a year before JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR get canceled. Now there are 4 airlines on JFK-SJO and AA no longer has US point of sale. B6 1793...JFK 18.25....22.50 SJO......Tu, Fr, Su...….320 B6 1784...SJO 23.59...06.09+1 JFK...Tu, Fr, Su...….320 Effective: November 01st 2019. The northbound sector on...Jump to post
What is amazing is B6 is willing to go up against a daily AA SJO flight from JFK. B6 JFK-SJO 3x weekly is a response for AA JFK-SJO 7x weekly. JetBlue already flies B6 JFK-LIR 4x weekly and they would increase their services in Costa Rica. Proposed new schedules to JFK: B6 1793...JFK 18.25....22.50...Jump to post
Proposed schedules for New York City - Costa Rica on American Airlines: AA JFK 15.59....21.42 SJO...…738.....Daily AA SJO 23.03...05.19+1 JFK...738......Daily Effective: November 21st. Available as year-round basis. The northbound sector would be flown purely as "red-eyes." That unusual ti...Jump to post
Is it coming back for (Brazilian) high-season December - April ? I ignore further details on that. It seems that the lack of demand is the responsible for such demise. Even CM PTY-REC 2x weekly and CM PTY-SSA 2x weekly are poorly served nowadays. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines learnt this le...Jump to post
UX MAD-PTY 4x weekly with 788 is due to start on June 03rd as pointing out before. Copa Airlines has rapidly moved their cards and a mutual code-share cooperation has begun among these airlines as shown: Air Europa operated by Copa Airlines Panama City - Guatemala City Panama City - San Salvador Cop...Jump to post
This isn't about lack of efficiency, this is about sheer incompetence by DGAC. Let me tell you that I briefly worked many years backward for the former Departamento de Infraestructura Aeronáutica of the DGAC, in La Uruca. I was able to verify that many of the mentioned deficiencies still remain in ...Jump to post
Would LATAM ever consider flying LIM-PTY? My interpretation is that LATAM in Panama City wouldn't happen soon due to the existance of CM PTY-LIM 42x weekly with 738. The transfering center at LIM doesn't seem competitive against those non-stop services to deep South America through PTY on Copa Airl...Jump to post
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of Costa Rica does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been assigned a Category 2 The FAA warns that DGAC -Costa Rican civil aviation...Jump to post
Dallas/Ft. Worth - Liberia; 7x to 14x weekly: AA 2860 DFW 2008 - 0004+1 LIR...738...Daily AA 2690 LIR 0106 - 0513 DFW...….738..Daily Effective: December 18th Based on this schedule allocation, Liberia would be working continuously as 24/7. The upcoming KL AMS-SJO-LIR-AMS has set the departure time ...Jump to post
AA DFW-SJO and AA DFW-LIR will supply a daily extra flight in such routes. Proposed schedule: Dallas/Ft. Worth - Liberia; 7x to 14x weekly: AA 2860 DFW 2008 - 0004+1 LIR...738...Daily AA 2690 LIR 0106 - 0513 DFW...….738..Daily Effective: December 18th Dallas/Ft.Worth - San Jose; 7x to 14x weekly: A...Jump to post
LRC315 wrote:Air Transat is adding another route to Costa Rica. Flying YVR-SJO-LIR, twice a week, using their new A321neo LR.
The local media states that both AA DFW-SJO and AA DFW-LIR will supply a daily extra flight in such routes and following the “red-eye” pattern. Effective: December 18th. So far, AA MIA-SJO deploys an extra flight for Christmas season as “red-eye.” These flights are available for the high season only.Jump to post
Aruba Airlines started a triangle route involving Central America: Havana - Aruba - Managua - Havana.
AG930 HAV1015 - 1245AUA1345 - 1445MGA.....Mo, Th.....320
AG931 MGA1615 - 2015HAV...........................….Mo, Th.....320
Effective: April 22nd
Would be awesome if locals could book the SJO-LIR tag on. We couldn’t. Even TACA REGIONAL tried unsuccessfully on launching SJO-LIR with the 50-seater ATR-42. Lack of demand. Locals rarely fly SJO-LIR. This sector is attended by SANSA with Cessna Grand Caravans and these routes usually continue to ...Jump to post
IB cannot do a dedicated MAD GUA MAD flight due to the altitude / runway length issues. You have a good point. This fact can stop the intended plans of the European airlines in serving Guatemala City with their wide-bodies. They would utilize the code-share services of either AV or CM over the laun...Jump to post
My question arises with GUA and SAL: Guatemala is the largest CA economy (not counting PTY), and is also a tourist destination. SAL, not a tourist destination but a Star Alliance “hub”. Why did they not get more Europe flights? This is just my humble interpretation as I don't manage figures to sust...Jump to post
The triangular KL AMS-SJO-LIR-AMS is implementing an agressive pattern in Liberia allowing up to four seasonal flights and linking the Netherlands and Guanacaste. The demand of passengers through LIR and coming from Europe is likely soaring to upper levels, taking into account that foreing travelers...Jump to post
can you buy tickets SJO-LIR? I don't think so. San Jose - Liberia and back is a tiny route and only available on Sansa Grand Caravans. RZ SJO-LIR usually continues to Tamarindo Beach, Nosara Beach, Tambor Beach and so forth. KL won't fly Liberia - San Jose. It's amazing how KL will be flying the 78...Jump to post
LRC315 wrote:the same that arrives to SJO making the total trip now AMS-SJO-LIR-AMS
how EZE performs for UA out of Newark. UA EWR-EZE; both ways performance. Filter period……….Passengers….Available seats….Load factor July 2018...………….10 791...……….14 640...………….74% August 2018...………10 742...……….14 880...………….72% September 2018...….10 612...……….13 920...………….76% Source: US Department...Jump to post
I understand that AV is having a lot of issues from new management to the trouble with AV Brazil to dumping all of the 190s. I'm sorry. I didn't understand your point for the first time. The retirement of the E90s seems rather to be focused into the expiration of their usage life for 2020. Copa Air...Jump to post
SJOtoLIR wrote:The westbound NH MEX-NRT flies as non-stop route with the 788 jet
AV is having a lot of issues from new management to the trouble with AV Brazil to dumping all of the 190s. Their eight E90s are based in Central America, not Brazil. They're still featuring the TA [TACA] designator into their registration numbers: N935TA N936TA N937TA N938TA N986TA N987TA N988TA N9...Jump to post
the flight has to stop at TIJ on the westbound because of the altitude of MEX NH 179 MEX 01.00.....06.40+1 NRT.....Daily….788 NH 180 NRT 16.40.....13.55 MEX...…..Daily…..788 The westbound NH MEX-NRT flies as non-stop route with the 788 jet, meaning a 14.30 flight in average. Same with AM MEX-NRT wi...Jump to post
LTU932 wrote:AV is cancelling flights from GUA to TGU, NYC (I presume they mean JFK?), ORD, MCO
The Asian airlines are rather choosing Canada or the mainland United States on the way to Latin America, like CZ CAN-YVR-MEX and CA PEK-IAH-PTY. Some routes from the past and no longer in service: BR TPE-LAX-PTY, JL NRT-JFK-GRU, JL NRT-YVR-MEX. Perhaps a tag-on from NH NRT-MEX may work to Panama City.Jump to post
I still think that the ATR is the best aircraft for many intra-CA routes. Such a shame it is going away. Think of the likes of: FRS-GUA; SAL-RTB; SAL-TGU/SAP; GUA-TGU/SAP; SAL-MGA; SAL-BZE. SAL-BZE and SAL-MGA have been traditionally operated by means of jet aircrafts; the rest I totally agreed wit...Jump to post