10 September 2020 Miami Florida – The recent resurrection of the famed Pan American Airlines has caused quite a stir in the aviation community. The iconic airline has opened temporary offices in Miami, Florida as they negotiate for a South American home. “We are looking for a corporate center in the...Jump to post
Lots of obvious dots in CenAm for B6. PTY, MGA, GUA, SAL, SAP, BZE I couldn't imagine the spread of jetBlue in Central America, after the Covid-19 crisis. Panama is very well served on Copa Airlines. Belize and Nicaragua are tiny markets for the usual B6 destinations touching Central America. Even ...Jump to post
what happened to B6 and GUA. Weren't they supposed to commence GUA? Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, some US airlines announced an incursion in Central America, adding some 2020 new routes that obviously didn't come into fruition: F9 MIA-SAL, F9 ONT-GUA, F9 BWI-SAL, F9 MIA-GUA, F9 ONT-SAL and B6 JFK-G...Jump to post
From KLAX. The upcoming B6 LAX-SJO 7x weekly means more competition for DL LAX-SJO 7x weekly and AS LAX-SJO 4x weekly. They still haven’t released any notice about their resumption from Los Angeles, whereas B6 is ready to start their new flights. JetBlue will start again their usual flights in Cost...Jump to post
American Airlines is planning the following regional routes: AA DFW - SJO 7x weekly. Effective: September 09. AA MIA-SJO 7x weekly. Effective: September 10. AA MIA-LIR. Effective: October 08. They might resume operations to El Salvador and Guatemala, in September. UA IAH-SJO 7x weekly is already in ...Jump to post
The following information speaks by itself related to the behavior of the virus, in selected US states. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2305/GRvTLd.jpg The Government is also eyeing closely to Colorado, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, given how the disease looks like under control there. The ...Jump to post
The government is allowing tourists from two states to come, where the death rate has been the highest??? Not at this time. New York and New Jersey were extremely hit by the coronavirus in March and April. The US crisis is now basically focused in California, Florida and Texas, among the largest st...Jump to post
Costa Rica to allow US tourists from September 01st and coming from those states where the Covid-19 disease is under control: New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut. This will represent five flights per week and offering limited routes to both SJO and LIR. No info yet ab...Jump to post
I'd save the source, but TV-news commented here about the water-cannon salute to welcome the first scheduled-flight, after almost 150 days of zero operations. Someone told that it was rather forming part of the process of desinfection of such plane against the Covid-19. Just kidding ! Sorry, I had t...Jump to post
for sure the eastbound will be fully with fresh and juicy Tico Pineapple! Local newspapers have actually mentioned the pineapple cargo on IB MAD-SJO heading to Europe. IB MAD-SJO 2x weekly is switching passengers and cargo, in both ways. Cargo has been properly transported among their empty seats. ...Jump to post
Costa Rica received IB MAD-SJO on August 03rd, after 138 days of closure of their international scheduled operations:
IB MAD-SJO just landed at SJO becoming the official first scheduled flight, since the airport was closed almost for five months. They were welcomed by a water-cannon salute. Date: August 03, 2020. Flight number: IB 6317. Equipment: Airbus 330-200. Registration: EC-MNL. Flight time: 09:59' Passengers...Jump to post
how IB wants to make flights to SJO work despite the EU ban. Reading La Nacion - August 02nd, IB MAD-SJO will transport 250 passengers on August 03rd, being the first scheduled flight since the airport was opened again. I guess the Airbus 350 would be still programmed as pointing out in June. The b...Jump to post
The Panamanian government has authorized on July 31 a limited opening at PTY There are some points here: ⋅ If PTY was opened for in-transit passengers from July 31, this could mean operations through the main operator in Tocumen exclusively, but CM had initially quoted the resumption of t...Jump to post
Things should necessarily get better for entering in Costa Rica, taken into account the resumption of SJO for commercial flights on August 01st. Finally, our regional airports start to work once again, after almost five months of none revenue operations, disregarding cargo and repatriation planes. T...Jump to post
Finally, Avianca Colombia is scheduling flights to Central America for September and pending Government approval, of course: Bogota - Panama City. Effective: September 01. 3x weekly, 320. Effective: October 02. 5x weekly, 319. Bogota - San Jose Effective: September 02. 5x weekly, 319. Effective: Oct...Jump to post
Costa Rica opens their airports again, since March 16th.
Effective: August 01st.
how they're going to make flights to Europe work if Costa Rica isn't yet an authorised destination for the EU? I mean, if IB does come immediately after the reopening, how is it going to work. I've watched today's press conference on TV and authorities firmly confirmed the resumption of the interna...Jump to post
Does anyone know the plan or what’s going on with the SAL terminal expansion? I can almost remember the former layout related to the expansion of the airport, back in 2008 roughly. The design showed the new terminal building alongside to the runway 18/36, which is no longer in service. The followin...Jump to post
The Panamanian Government extended the restriction of international flights for another 30 days The coronavirus is sadly leading the battle and all the optimistic projections for the reopening of our main regional airports have been delayed time after time. CM had previously announced June 26th as ...Jump to post
I'm still puzzeled about how the Costa Rican Government had previously announced that only those countries with airlines operating here and who are successfully controlling the pandemic would be able for entering in Costa Rica, once the airports would resume their operations, in the short term. Base...Jump to post
New tentative date: August 01st. Local authorities declared firmly once again about the resumption of the Costa Rican airports for August 01st. IB, UA and LH are keeping the intended dates for their returning flights at SJO. As far as I know, all the Latin American countries are even banned for tho...Jump to post
Both Edelweiss and Lufthansa are still asking for their flights to the ishtmus. This announcement is probably disregarding the recent ban of the countries blocked by the European Union. LH has steadily sought from May for the resumption of their flights heading to Costa Rica. New intended schedule a...Jump to post
The Council of the European Union left all the Central American countries out of the former list of places authorized to resume commercial flights to the 27 nations that make up the block. This statement is valid as of July 01st and it would be revised every 15 days, depending on the local control o...Jump to post
Update: No official date has been released yet related to the opening of the international Costa Rican airports. Many tourist operators, hotels and other entities are stubbornly requesting this resumption for July, after more than 100 days of zero revenue-activitites. Local authorities are studying ...Jump to post
There has been no official announcement for the opening of the airports in Belize.
On May 14th, local authorities indicated that July 01st is steel a tentative target date on reopening the Philip Goldson International airport [BZE] and allowing travel to Belize.
there was an article saying IB wanted to return to SJO already by July 1st. Their comprehensive plans for the resumption of several long-haul routes were taken from this source: oneWorld member Iberia recently filed preliminary long-haul operation for the month of July 2020, as the airline graduall...Jump to post
Honduras is preparing for the opening of their airports and starting the trials that will begin under biosecurity measures supervised by local authorities. They indicated that following an optimistic scenario, operations may begin between July and August with domestic flights and gradually resume th...Jump to post
Update: Based on today's lecture by Dr. Daniel Salas who's heading the Ministery of Health of Costa Rica, their international airports would be opened when they meet all the safety regulations related to the control of the SARS CoV-2: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Those passengers...Jump to post
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5990/Jh4D5I.jpg Based on the above replies, the intended schedule posted by Copa Airlines above is no longer valid. It's time to face the truth, the epicenter of the pandemic is centralized in Latin America and nobody would dare to open their boundaries, takin...Jump to post
I even have my doubts related to the full implementation of the new features in our regional airports. The safety screens are allegedy compulsory in all the counters for the check-in process, among other new procedures. Who will pay them? Probably, all the governments must supply these new accesorie...Jump to post
ua900 wrote:Hopefully, June 15th will hold for a number of places in LatAm / Central America / Europe so that things can gradually return to normal provided that the current progress visible in many regions holds up.
For the first time, CM PTY-DAV was announced as 2x weekly. I would elaborate my earlier point better: airlines are expecting just a 10% from the original demand of traffic, once the confinment would be lifted softly. We'd probably see a low speed related to the recover of the former traffic worldwi...Jump to post
DAV has been included into the first stage of the resumption of the routes flown by Copa Airlines. For the first time, CM PTY-DAV was announced as 2x weekly. The rest of the stations programmed by June are: BOG, CLO, CCS, CUR, GUA, GRU, GYE, HAV, JFK, LIM, LAX, MAR, MEX, MIA, MCO, UIO, SJO, SAP, SCL...Jump to post
CM had previously reported that they would resume their services, allowing no more than 10% of the original operations before the crisis.
It's expected a low demand of passengers from June 26th, a high level of cancelations as well as a lot of restrictions for travelers, in different countries.
georgiabill wrote:Is CM returning to BOS or dropping the route?
United Airlines has been working to repatriate regional travelers who are stranded in the United States, in the wake of the novel coronavirus crisis. There are reports from several flights originated out of Houston to Guatemala City, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, Roatan, San Salvador, Panama City and...Jump to post