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by dcajet
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

Re: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion

Odd to bring this up now... feels like Mexicana has been gone a while. While the airline has been gone since 2010, their MRO continues to be active. They do work for many airlines in the region, such as LATAM, Flybondi, etc. There have been some attempts to bring the airline back to life since then...

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by dcajet
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4637

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

Was the DC8 used on Los Angeles-Santiago? Indeed they did throughout the 70s and in 1979 they were using the 747s on the EZE-SCL-LAX-SFO route http://www.departedflights.com/BN102879p70.html But in 1982, due to the 80s recession in both North and South America and their own impending collapse, the ...

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by dcajet
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

Re: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion

Some are suggesting that the government may force Interjet to close and with its assets relaunch Mexicana. Interjet's CEO is the grandson of the President of Mexico from 1946-1952. Volaris has 75 Airbus narrow-bodies and Interjet has 65 Airbus narrow-bodies. VivaAerobus (owned by a bus company) has...

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion

Populism 101 President Andrés Manuel López Obrador left open the possibility that the government acquires the extinct Mexicana de Aviacion, as long as they have the funds and it is something viable in cost-benefit. At a press conference, the president was questioned about whether his government coul...

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 30
Views: 5098

Re: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved

LATAM Argentina announced yesterday that effective 23/9, operations between EZE and MIA will be covered by 9 CC-registered 767-316ER, withdrawing the 2 LV-registered 767s operated exclusively on the route. These 9 (out of 16 under the CC-registry) will also be under the jurisdiction of Argentina's A...

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 64
Views: 11023

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

Surprised they didn’t try downgrading to a 787 rather than suspending service completely There is no 787 base at ORD. Just as with AA not operating the 787 from the MIA base, UA does not operate with the 787 from ORD. Certainly the costs of doing so just for one specific (money losing) flight would...

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 64
Views: 11023

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

Surprised they didn’t try downgrading to a 787 rather than suspending service completely There is no 787 base at ORD. Just as with AA not operating the 787 from the MIA base, UA does not operate with the 787 from ORD. Certainly the costs of doing so just for one specific (money losing) flight would...

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 37
Views: 6216

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

Not so surprising after the primaries in Argentina and the imminent return of left-wing populism to government. No one knows with any degree of certainty what flavor of peronism is coming. Nobody knows if this guy Alberto Fernandez is really the candidate or just Cristina Kirchner's puppet, or if s...

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 37
Views: 6216

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

Surprisingly, for the NW 19/20 AA will be the only airline flying EZE-NYC. AR i believe is suspending be route for the upcoming winter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk AR will be doing it 4x w, the other 3 days the plane will be used on the EZE-MCO route. AR has not spare capacity with the A330/...

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 37
Views: 6216

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

BreezyIAH wrote:
What's the customer base for the route?


Mostly Argentina POS with some NYC business (financial, mostly) thrown in for good measure.

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 37
Views: 6216

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

MIflyer12 wrote:
dcajet wrote:
Yields out of Argentina have dropped like a stone.


Do you mean to/from Argentina, or Argentina POS specifically?


In this specific case, Argentina POS. The NYC and MIA/MCO routes tend to be mostly Argentina POS. IAH, ATL, DFW & LAX are more US POS.

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 37
Views: 6216

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

Strange last flight is in October and service does not continue thrice weekly until mid January after XMAS and New Year travel season. Why is it strange? They are not making money now with a daily flight, what makes you think they will make a profit flying a bunch of times a week only, alienating t...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 37
Views: 6216

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

Better suspend a flight too soon. You never know when Argentina will turn into Venezuela 2.0. This is a ridiculous statement. Argentina is nowhere near Venezuela status. I suspect AA is kicking UA's you know what out of EZE. It's a convenient excuse to pull out. It is a slippery slope and while Arg...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 37
Views: 6216

Re: RUMOR - United said to cancel EWR-EZE

As of now, and pending confirmation from UA, sources within the airline talk of a "suspension of service" eff 26/10.

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale
Replies: 23
Views: 4232

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

The plot of the drama Interjet and those SSJ-100 has more comings and goings than I care to remember! How many times have they put them up for sale?

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 37
Views: 6216

United to suspend EWR-EZE

The crisis in Argentina and uncertainty stemming out of the presidential primaries held 2 weeks ago appear to have claimed its first victim among the major carriers operating there. Last flight would be on Oct. 26th. EZE-IAH remains unchanged. Yields out of Argentina have dropped like a stone. Appar...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

And yet on the US frequent flyer page you can still earn miles on O6! Even Star's announcement was less than timely. Avianca Brazil has not been flying since June. In fact, Avianca Holdings has long since pulled the Avianca brand usage agreement from the former Brazilian associate. They can only be...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8240

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

RightRudder wrote:
These narrow body ETOPs should not be flying over water. Just need one incident of accidental engine shutdown or even worse, smoke in cabin.


Huh? This could have happened to an A330 or a 777 just as well... Last time I checked, those have 2 engines too.

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings under bribery investigation
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Avianca Holdings under bribery investigation

I was not even thinking about ME3, but someplace closer to home. In France, parliamentarians, and government officials receive travel pass on Air France, the national railway etc. There are similar schemes in many parts of the world. In Argentina, Senators and Lower House members receive 20 air tic...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKY Airline Chile suspends Montevideo MVD
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: SKY Airline Chile suspends Montevideo MVD

Update: Sky Airlines is indeed suspending MVD but will not return in December. MVD is gone from Sky's network for good. After cancelling the route last April and removing it from its network, Sky Chile will return for the summer only, with a 3x w operation, between 30/12/19 and 29/3/20. H2 553 SCL ...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 239
Views: 26187

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

Noise wrote:
Palermo wow.


Interesting that UA keeps adding destinations in Italy. AA had disappointing results in Bologna this summer and won't be returning there next summer. A tale of two airlines?

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight
Replies: 20
Views: 4977

Re: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight

Is this any different to the way similar aircraft and general aviation planes have been ferried for decades from California to Hawaii and points beyond, like NZ, Tahiti and Australia?

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 33
Views: 6162

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

Argentina's last operational Fokker F-28, TC-53, an MK1000C, due for retirement in October, was grounded last Friday and will not take to the skies again. A crack was found in one of its wings and it will not be repaired. Thus ended almost 50 years (49 to be precise) of continued Fokker F28 operatio...

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

FYI, here's a communication from Avianca: they are not leaving Bolivia. The only route being cancelled is LIM-VVI.

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Ever since TAM went to OW, Star Alliance has lost all its grip in Brazil. Gol is taking the opportunity to be "in the middle". Kinda like Alaska Air. Closer to DL / AF / KL, while maintaining partnership with the likes of CM / EY / EK / KE / AC / SA / QR and recently ET and AT. Azul has t...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

The airline will also cease operations to/from Bolivia http://www.opinion.com.bo/opinion/articulos/noticias.php?a=2019&md=0819&id=298977 So far, per AV's 2021 Transformation Plan, only VVI-LIM is being cancelled. Are you sure about the other 3? Friends from within AV say that the routes fro...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas (dba Avianca Brasi) will formally leave Star Alliance with effect from 1 September 2019. Ocean Air’s withdrawal follows several months of bankruptcy protection. AVIANCA BRASIL TO EXIT STAR ALLIANCE https://www.staralliance.com/en/news-article?newsArticleId=...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

The acquisition of the four ex-TransAsia birds (two A330-300s and two sharkleted A321s) made the Boeing 787-9 unneeded at Avianca (based on where the two A330-300s have been deployed---BOG-JFK), that's likely where the B789s would have been deployed. Had Avianca not been the winning bidder for thos...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

Not a good situation. How much is AV currently benefiting from its participation in Star? Do they need a closer relationship with UA? Well, not sure how much closer they can get. Efromovich's Synergy got a loan from United Airlines Holdings with his participation (66.66%) of Avianca Holdings as a c...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

These are the routes that AV has cancelled or will cancel over the next few months: Bogotá - Boston Bogotá - Chicago Bogotá - Montevideo Cali - Barranquilla Guatemala - Chicago Guatemala - New York Guatemala - Orlando Guatemala - Tegucigalpa Lima - Cali Lima - Juliaca Lima - La Habana Lima - Mendoz...

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

It baffles me how AV management never tried a hub similar to BOG in SJO, they could have made a great thing work there as it has everything it needs to be a hub. Is there physical room at SJO to accommodate the traffic a hub would bring? The two times I have been there everything seemed so tight, f...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

So LIM has been stripped off as a hub basically. I know they still have quite a few routes but it seems like it may eventually be dehubbed. Also, GUA-TGU was reinstated. Domestically, only Cuzco remains. Regionally, there are still quite a few routes to key destinations such as MIA, EZE, SCL, BOG, ...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2801

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Nowadays TACV flies SID-REC/SSA/FOR, the only links between Brazil and West Africa. The Government of Ceara (where is located FOR) is in talks with RAM to fly CMN-FOR. In 1950s and 1960s, many south american and european carriers flew XXX-GIG-REC-DKR/SID-LIS/MAD-XXX. BSAA flew via NAT. Panair and V...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

who bought the 789'S? N797AV was flown on 1/6/19 straight from Paine Field PAE to Abu Dhabi for storage awaiting its next assignment. It was painted with AV's livery. There is a second one from the order (conversions from an older 787-8 order) that seems to not yet have left the manufacturing line....

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4637

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

IIRC, the DC-8-55 were used on shorter Latin routes ex-MIA, such as BOG and went as far south as LIM. The longer runs, such as EZE, were exclusively DC-8-62 territory until the 747s started to appear circa 1979-1980.

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by dcajet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5083

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

Back in the early 90's I used to fly AA's DC-10 MIA-LAX-MIA, filled to the brim, including those 34 vintage First Class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration with huge aisles. No IFE but a delicious meal service, particularly the Chicken Burrito. Those were the days! And the then almost brand new A300-600...

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by dcajet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

B764er wrote:

Was hoping they'd paint a 787 in their classic red "AV" on the tail livery. Now I hope they dont have to sell any of them instead. : (


They sold their 2 787-9s. Those won't be flying for AV.

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by dcajet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2801

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Whatever demand there is from Brazil to Africa is in Sao Paulo. There is next to zero profitable demand from NE Brazil to places such as Lagos. Over the years, VARIG flew to Africa either as a destination itself (Lagos, Abidjan, Johannesburg) or as a stop on the way to Europe (Monrovia). VARIG even ...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 3854

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

Well, check your facts... LH, AZ, RAM, KLM left in the 90s/early 2000s and returned in the last decade. UA and BA have never left but served via GRU until a few years ago. "Rio has never had fewer long distance flights as it is the case at present" doesn't apply. GIG did lost internationa...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

These are the routes that AV has cancelled or will cancel over the next few months: Bogotá - Boston Bogotá - Chicago Bogotá - Montevideo Cali - Barranquilla Guatemala - Chicago Guatemala - New York Guatemala - Orlando Guatemala - Tegucigalpa Lima - Cali Lima - Juliaca Lima - La Habana Lima - Mendoza...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Further cuts at Avianca

Under new management, Avianca continues to trim its fleet and network, as well as shedding non core assets. The airline has announced the cancellation of 25 loss making routes (some of these have already been discontinued) and retire 24 planes (some of these had previously been announced, like the 1...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 62
Views: 8300

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Pardon my ignorance, but if it's only Chile objecting, what is stopping AA/LATAM forming a JV on the routes/markets they serve outside of Chile? Well, Chile is where LATAM's HQ are located and one of its main markets, together with Brazil, Argentina and Peru; in fact. it's their second largest mark...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 3854

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

I am not sure what upturn you are referring to. Rio has never had fewer long distance flights as it is the case at present. LATAM no longer flies long haul out of the city; the American carriers have axed their flights down to historic levels. Not true at all. Something like 10 years ago, the only ...

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by dcajet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 3854

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

With LATAM no longer flying from LHR to GIG and the city seeing an upturn in business and tourism I wonder if VS might consider flying to GIG at some point if there new flight to GRU is a success. But with DY flying from LGW to GIG and British Airways flying from LHR to GIG I wonder if there is roo...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 62
Views: 8300

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

HP69 wrote:
There is no way that this will go through.


Pretty much all other South American countries (save from Chile and Argentina) had the previous one approved, so I don't see why they would have a change of heart this time around. Chile is out for good as the Supreme Court ruling is final.

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 62
Views: 8300

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Planes4you wrote:
I’m just waiting for the DOT to accept the AA/LATM jv because Brazil already accepted it


AFAIK, a new JV agreement needs to be drafted, this time sans Chile. So the one Brazil, Colombia and other ratified previously is no longer valid. So back to the drawing board it is.

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4637

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

I don't remember if the middle seats on the 707's or DC8's folded; I do remember that on the 727 fleet. On the DC-8-62 fleet they did once they had the "Ultra Space" interiors fitted, circa 1977-78. I believe that by then the 707s were gone from the fleet. The DC-8-55s did not receive the...

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2675
Views: 348471

Due to the 737 MAX grounding, GOL is leasing 13 737NG

Critically short of capacity with 7 MAXX grounded and new deliveries delayed indefinitely, and with the peak summer travel season coming up, GOL is adding 13 737NG from different sources. * 6 ex Jet Airways 737-800. 5 are already flying within Brazil and neighboring countries such as Argentina, (PR-...

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 30
Views: 5098

Re: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved

Could you please post a source for this? I can't find it anywhere. Was not ignoring you. Heard it directly from a LATAM source on Monday, but the airline only communicated yesterday that it has been given the green light. AFAIK, ANAC has not made a formal announcement. Estimados: Queremos informarl...

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