Honduras just inaugurated Palmerola airport on October 15th as the substitution of Toncontin, Tegucigalpa. The airport is localated in Comayagua and lies 75km from capital city. IATA: XPL, OACI: MHPR It's also known as Enrique Soto Cano airport and even operates as a military air base for the US and...Jump to post
Interesting to see this happen pretty soon after CM announced it will fly to ATL. CM PTY-ATL, DL JFK-PTY, DL MCO-PTY and DL LAX-PTY. That doesn't seem to be new ways of cooperation between themselves, but they're likely rivalizing in the same markets. Let's study the amount of their weekly flights,...Jump to post
CM has codeshare partner agreement with KLM and Air France so not sure if they can extend with Delta given CM conection with Star Alliance CM doesn't hold code-share agreements with DL by now, but an interline service. CM sustains multiple code-share and interline agreements, disregarding if the ai...Jump to post
So SJO is returning to its former status on TA. Based on the recent movements of the airline, that technical decision taken in 2013 was a complete mistake. The dual operations of San Salvador and San Jose have never looked as an efficient model of transportation. Both SAL and SJO worked slightly sim...Jump to post
Avianca will start San Jose - Cancun service. SJO 07.55.....11.25 CUN...Tu, Th, Sa CUN 12.50....14.25 SJO....Tu, Th, Sa Effective: December 02nd. AV SJO-CUN 3x weekly will complement the massive new services posted by AV for December 2021. This route is currently served by Volaris / Volaris Costa Ri...Jump to post
COPA Airlines offered in the past up to two checked bags of 30 kilograms for free. Same on TACA. The conclusion was that someone traveling on CM had more flexibility to carry more cargo. However, this baggage allowance policy didn't fit perfectly in their E90s. I couldn't find accurate sources in or...Jump to post
What was the reasoning for going for E190 instead of B737-600 when CM could have kept fleet commonality with different capacity aircraft models with almost the same range. The Embraer 190 was more efficient than other 100-seater jets, in terms of fuel consumption: Boeing 737-600, Boeing 717, Sukhoi...Jump to post
danielair00 wrote:Edelweiss will begin a 1X flight to LIR on sundays flying a triangular route ZRH-SJO-LIR-ZRH. SJO
Thank you all for your inputs ! The Central American landscape will experience huge modifications, in terms of resumptions and new brand routes to the end of 2021. Some of them may change due to Government approvals and technical reasons without notice. Copa Airlines hasn't started again some of the...Jump to post
The ties between New Orleans and Honduras are more historical than current. Outside Honduras, there aren’t many ties between New Orleans and Latin America. I agree. New Orleans was one of the main gateways linking the United States and Central America, more than 35 years ago. The demand of passenge...Jump to post
Braniff International and Eastern Air Lines flew the PTY-MSY sector, so many years ago. The commercial ties between New Orleans and Central America are historically focused in Honduras. NK MSY-SAP 3x weekly started in July as scheduled flights. The same route was attended in the past by TACA and SAH...Jump to post
More resumptions till the end of the year: October 01: LP LIM-SJO. Resumes October 02: WS YYZ-LIR 1x weekly. Resumes October 09: AC YYZ-LIR 1x weekly. Resumes October 13: AC YYZ-SJO. Resumes. November 01: AC YUL-SJO, Resumes November 01: WG YYZ-LIR 1x weekly + WG YUL-LIR 1x weekly. Resumes November ...Jump to post
Here's the comprehensive list about the resumption of the destinations temporarily canceled on Copa Airlines. Possible changes might occur without further notice and pending the respective government approval. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9785/9RDTvE.jpg Update: I had posted the resumptio...Jump to post
ATL for CM is a surprise. I really think so. The model of CM is based on loading planes through PTY with passengers coming from abroad. However, DL has a decent Latin American coverage from Atlanta, even though their weekly supply of flights is not the same before March 2020, in most cases. Regards.Jump to post
REDHL wrote:Copa will not resume its flights to MSY due to relatively low seat load factors.
I found this source elaborated by European Aviation Safety Agency , in 2007. They did a comparision between the Embraer 170/175/190/195 series. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7490/KyZWEa.jpg The Embraer 190 had been utilized for Copa Airlines in overwater operations, like CM PTY-KIN, CM PTY-...Jump to post
I suggest to check the last inputs as American Eagle on behalf of American Airlines is flying the following routes from Miami with Embraer 170/175 jets. They're mostly operated over the sea. Miami - Providenciales: 503nm. Miami - Merida: 593nm. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6181/RY1sJH.jpg ...Jump to post
I haven't found accurate sources, in order to justify my next point: as far as I remember, from August till November 2020 or so, some [US - Central America] routes having low demand of passengers in those days were briefly operatad with Embraer 170/175 jets. Thus, they could be fully overwater equip...Jump to post
The opening of new US destinations heading to Central America may start with limited weekly frequencies.
For instance, UA ORD-LIR, UA ORD-SJO, UA SFO-LIR and DL ATL-RTB are barely operating on a weekly basis.
The current demand of passengers doesn't need more seats in such routes by now.
DL MSP-SJO AA PHL-SJO AA DFW-PTY DL LAX-PTY DL ATL-MGA AA CLT-PTY DL MSP-SJO. It might be. DL and SY flies MSP-LIR seasonally. AA PHL-SJO. It was in service seasonally, before March 2020. AA DFW-PTY. It was barely in service as 1x weekly for their last days. DL LAX-PTY. They will face CM PTY-LAX 14...Jump to post
San Pedro Sula is becoming into a low cost airport , given the upcoming operations announced for this sort of airlines: October 31: N3 SAL-SAP November 17: NK MIA-SAP December: B6 JFK-SAP This statement is being reinforced by the current flights supplied for Spirit there: NK IAH-SAP NK MSY-SAP NK MC...Jump to post
Spirit announces new flights from Miami to Central America: October 06: NK MIA-GUA. 4x weekly 320 October 07: NK MIA-SAL. 3x weekly. 320 November 17: NK MIA-SAP 7x weekly. 320 Neo November 17: NK MIA-SJO. 4x weekly 320 Neo https://www.nlarenas.com/2021/07/spirit-vuelos-desde-miami-hacia-latinoameric...Jump to post
IMHO DEN RTB is just UA recognizing that it’s a similar (albeit smaller) market to DEN BZE It's a good point. Denver is becoming in the new US gateway for Central America, supplying non-stop flights to Belize City [December 11], Panama City [November 17], Roatan [December 18], Liberia and San Jose....Jump to post
Which routes are they increasing They're getting a robust presence at this time, in some selected routes originated especially from its Houston hub. That equates almost their former weekly frequencies, prior to March 2020: UA IAH-GUA: 21x weekly UA IAH-SAL: 21x weekly UA IAH-SAP: 14x weekly UA IAH-...Jump to post
Volaris El Salvador has officially received its AOC. It will begin operations on September 15, on the SAL-MEX route. Subsequently, it will be launching services to CUN and SAP from October 15 and 31, respectively. Under the Volaris Costa Rica brand, they're actually flying on Q6 SAL-IAD, Q6 SAL-LAX...Jump to post
UA DEN-RTB would be the first time ever linking these points by means of scheduled flights. UA DEN-RTB 1x weekly is due to start on December 18th. Frontier had already announced F9 DEN-BZE 1x weekly and F9 DEN-LIR 1x weekly, by the end of 2021 as well. UA would launch this brand new route, preventin...Jump to post
Copa Airlines has received six brand new Boeing 737 MAX in 2021, for a total of 13 working actively: ....Model..........Registration......Delivery date 737-9 MAX.....HP-9910CMP......02/02/2021 737-9 MAX.....HP-9907CMP......13/01/2021 737-9 MAX.....HP-9909CMP......23/01/2021 737-9 MAX.....HP-9912CMP....Jump to post
Finally time that airlines figure out that ONT is more convenient for several million people in So Cal than any other airport. Prior to February 2020, Frontier had announced the opening of F9 SAL-ONT and F9 GUA-ONT. They didn't materialize these flights for the known reasons. The brand new AV SAL-O...Jump to post
Granted much of the PTY MEX traffic is connecting from points beyond PTY Agreed. The robust traffic on CM PTY-MEX does not come from Mexico by itself, but from connections through PTY. I was illustrating how the inner Mexican traffic bound for Central America through MEX should be enough to stop th...Jump to post
The inner traffic from California heading to Central America already have multiple choices. Both DL and UA are actually flying at least daily to GUA, SAL and SJO from LAX. However, these US airlnes aren't operating LAX-PTY, given the existing services of CM PTY-LAX 14x weekly. They had up to 28x wee...Jump to post
Y4 would ever start GUA/SAL/PTY - GDL. In the past five years, Volaris Costa Rica division did operate some routes that are no longer available: SAL-CUN, SJO-SAL-JFK, SJO-GDL, GUA-GDL, SAL-MGA, SJO-MGA, SAL-TIJ and SAL-GUA-TIJ. Even Q6 GUA-LAX and Q6 SAL-LAX have been operating with limited weekly ...Jump to post
The opening of AV SAL-ONT 3x weekly is indeed a good sign for the recovery of the market prior to the Covid-19 era, given the current demand of passengers which would be roughly the 50% of their former levels. We've lately seen the increase of frequencies and announcements of brand new routes, espec...Jump to post
CM requests permission to fly to CUC: Cucuta, Colombia The resumption of CUC will complete the former Colombian destinations served out of PTY: Bogota Medellín Cali Barranquilla Cartagena Pereira Bucaramanga Cúcuta Furthermore, CM PTY-AXM [Armenia] 3x weekly is due to start on December 02nd. Regards.Jump to post
Looking at SMF and FAT, which both have very successful Mexico operations, Central America does not look nearly as likely. Only about 5% of FAT's Latinos are from Central America, about 8% in SMF. It's a good point. Speaking about the O&D market between California and Central America, no doubts...Jump to post
I'd make an arithmetic exercise, regarding the performance for AV SAL-ONT 3x weekly with the 120-seater Airbus 319. AV SAL-ONT First flight: July 01, 2021. Passengers transported in July 2021: 2755 Monthly frequencies; both ways: 3*4*2= 24 flights Average of passengers: 2755/24 = 115 Estimated load ...Jump to post
The new policy of Avianca Central America and even Avianca main-line is focused in the reinforcement of their profitable routes, especially those heading to the United States. With that being said, AV SAL-LAX and AV SAL-IAD among others have increased their weekly frequencies, in the past weeks. The...Jump to post
I was expecting SNA to get a SAL flight first before ONT since it's far nearer to the LA area, though life has its surprises. Knowing their 10pm curfew, I would suspect if AV opens up at SNA, it would be for that early morning 7am flight that LAX used to have in the mid-2010s (my family used to tak...Jump to post
The usage of back-up airports is not a new story for the Central American airlines. Copa Airlines flies to both Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. They also did operate GRU and VCP. Avianca Central America used to fly to New York JFK and Newark from San Salvador, no longer in service. The former TACA flew to...Jump to post
American Airlines will begin flights from Chicago O'Hare to both San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica.
AA ORD-SJO. 3x weekly
AA ORD-LIR. 1x weekly
Effective: November 02nd.
Related press release: https://ticotimes.net/2021/08/20/american-airlines-to-fly-between-chicago-and-costa-rica
SJOtoLIR wrote:American Airlines will fly from both San Jose and Liberia bound for Chicago O'Hare.