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by pipeafcr
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 3504

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

100% political purposes. What purposes would those be? Has Colombia even signed on to big Belt and Road initiatives? Has China committed $10+ billion in infrastructure projects? Mining investments of similar size? BOG-PEK is just one of those 'Can't get there from here' airport pairs. A Great Circl...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 5855

Re: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?

LTCM wrote:
Economic markets are defined by business connections, culture, history, and political cooporation.

All of which put Israel in Europe


With this logic, the western hemisphere might as well be European as well. :bored:

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by pipeafcr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Cargo & HSV
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Latam Cargo & HSV

You pretty much said it all, no new news on whether they are still operating the route but when they did, they did it from BOG

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by pipeafcr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 18
Views: 3354

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

a350lover wrote:
Bogota is one of the known as "hot and high" destinations of the Iberia network


Not hot, just high

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by pipeafcr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route

"Without an approved JBA, it makes it difficult for LATAM to profitably serve the Miami-Bogota market. Allowing us to collude will allow LATAM to re-enter the market." It's interesting that they mention the JV since the Colombian government did approve the agreement and AA mentioned that ...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 2753

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

What other Western country airlines that the majority shares belong to the government? Depends on your definition of a Western country, if you include Latin America, Argentina is a good example that comes to mind. Also, the Latvian government owns the majority of Air Baltic and the Polish governmen...

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by pipeafcr
Fri May 31, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca/Synergy continues to unravel: the latest from Avianca Argentina
Replies: 14
Views: 3099

Re: Avianca/Synergy continues to unravel: the latest from Avianca Argentina

AV Holdings has been able to maintain its status quo but Synergy’s worsening situation is worrisome. For the sake of mainline AV, Synergy should sell their majority stake in AVH or divest and pay off their debts in Brazil and Argentina.

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by pipeafcr
Fri May 24, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out
Replies: 21
Views: 4361

Re: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out

Oh boy...I saw this coming. Though, what's next. Will Kriete head AV as whole or separate the Central American portion like he wanted to do for several years after he and Efromovich butted heads. Also, Kriete has invested in Volaris Costa Rica...will he try to bring Volaris into the fold... Like so...

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by pipeafcr
Fri May 24, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 62
Views: 8297

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Per a Routers article, LATAM may still seek to pursue the agreement between its subsidiaries in Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay as those are the countries where the JV was approved.

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by pipeafcr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6209

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

Aeromexico is also suspending their new route to BCN in W19/20. BCN to LatAm is low yielding and seasonal. Not necessarily, AV has been doing the route year round for years and has been very successful. I'm not sure what they are doing differently from anybody else on that market but they are thriv...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings CEO is out
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Re: Avianca Holdings CEO is out

Hernan ideas weren't bad at all. But as a personal opinion, he had a lack of industry knowledge. Probably we will see Gerardo Grajales coming as a CEO soon. He used to be CFO when Villegas was the CEO, and he recently got a new role in the company as "Chief Transformation Officer", that w...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings CEO is out
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Re: Avianca Holdings CEO is out

I believe the only routes remaining that started under Rincon's leadership are LHR and VVC. MVD, BOS, ORD ended up being cancelled.

Furthermore, Colombia's financial regulatory agency reported yesterday the sale of Avianca Holding's assets in Central America

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by pipeafcr
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 2991

Re: Avianca Holdings to Cancel 11 Routes (including ORD & BOS)

How funny, they made sooo much noise with the ORD rute .. and failed :old: only lasted 8 months, it's popularly believed in other forums that UA may pick up the route as part of the JV deal but who knows :tombstone: EDIT: it didn't really fail as the occupancy rate was of 83% but it seems like AV w...

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by pipeafcr
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 2991

Avianca Holdings to Cancel 11 Routes (including ORD & BOS)

As part of its restructuring process, https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1416689 Avianca Holdings has decided to cancel 10 international and 1 domestic destinations. Colombia Domestic: (effective May 1) Cartagena - Pereira International from BOG: (effective May 1) Boston Chicago Interna...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A 340-600 stuck up in BOG?
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

Re: LH A 340-600 stuck up in BOG?

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Probably the same issue that AF was facing with their A343s and was prompted to change equipment

See more here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1361555&hilit=Air+France+bog

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by pipeafcr
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 12292

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

If they couldn’t make BOG and PTY work I doubt they’ll have it any easier to make ATL perform any better

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by pipeafcr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia's Avianca cancels 17 Airbus plane orders, delays 35 deliveries
Replies: 28
Views: 5692

Re: Colombia's Avianca cancels 17 Airbus plane orders, delays 35 deliveries

It’s part of the restructuring process. See more here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1416689&p=21133411 Basically Avianca doesn’t want a huge order of planes with far away delivery dates considering that there will be better technologically advanced planes by the time t...

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by pipeafcr
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14089

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

IMO AA could have kept operations in Venezuela going considering that they didn’t keep their crew overnight but it still leaves a message for those in charge that things WILL change for the better but it involves them not being in the picture.

Meanwhile the only one benefiting from this mess is Copa.

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by pipeafcr
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14089

American suspends service to Venezuela

Effective immediately, American Airlines has suspended its operations to Venezuela. This is followed after a request of suspension from a worker’s union stating that it wasn’t safe for the tripulation.

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by pipeafcr
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 SUNWING 737Max heading to Windsor
Replies: 19
Views: 5834

Re: 3 SUNWING 737Max heading to Windsor

FriscoHeavy wrote:
I know all you like to do is bash and be a negative nancy towards Boeing, but it really isn’t called for.


I’m sure 364 fatalities definitely calls for it.

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by pipeafcr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716328

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Group51 wrote:
I’ve never felt so sad about a plane crash.

I hope Boeing figures this out quickly and that this another step toward safer aviation.


Hopefully because of the victims

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by pipeafcr
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia
Replies: 10
Views: 2455

Re: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia

It’s going to get interesting at CLO considering that GCA should be starting operations later this year and that’s where it’s main base will be, also AV’s new regional airline will have a couple of routes from there. I hope there’s a high enough demand to benefit all the players

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by pipeafcr
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Brasil to start MUC
Replies: 13
Views: 3425

Re: Latam Brasil to start MUC

MUC to Brazil, as of the moment, can only work with, and through, a Star partner at both ends

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by pipeafcr
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-800 SF passenger to freighter conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Boeing 737-800 SF passenger to freighter conversion

How does it compare to Boeing's BCF?

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by pipeafcr
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 2991

Re: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring

I guess BOG-YUL wont be happening anytime soon then..... It's actually still in the plans with a specific day, in June, yet to be announced according to an interview the president of AV had last week. I have my doubts about the new GUA status as focus city due to the proximity of SAL. On the other ...

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by pipeafcr
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 2991

Avianca (mainline) is restructuring

Late last week Avianca Holdings, which is the umbrella company for mainline Avianca, Avianca in Central America and Peru, and Avianca Ecuador announced a major restructuring of the company which will see the main objective to change from growth and expansion to profitability and operational efficien...

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by pipeafcr
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9931

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

TTailedTiger wrote:
Sounds good. A second commerical airport is in the best interest of the public.


But how so? ATL mostly serves as a connection hub and the O/D traffic in Atlanta is a rather small fraction of the total annual passengers.

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by pipeafcr
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to reduce its presence in Peru's domestic market
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Avianca to reduce its presence in Peru's domestic market

This one is indeed worrisome for the brand considering that AV Peru is part of the main holding group. AV should think of creating an express airline like they’re doing in Colombia atm

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by pipeafcr
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE

^ I believe they are and is also the reason why they were flying CUN-MDE through Connect but it seems like they have figured something out

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by pipeafcr
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE

Wow, I’m actually surprised to see AM do CLO before CTG but I’m glad to see this airport get a non-stop to Mexico, It’s definitely a route I’ll be following the numbers on.

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by pipeafcr
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV may be taking steps to cancel BOS
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

AV may be taking steps to cancel BOS

Mainline Avianca has restricted its ticket sales to full fare first and business class only on its BOG-BOS-BOG route. This same method was used to exit MVD from both BOG and LIM-MDZ. Things are looking bad for AV's mid-long haul narrow body network

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by pipeafcr
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Re: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'

Earlier this week it was mentioned in another forum that AV has locked BOS to only business/first class reservations, we might also see this route getting dropped

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by pipeafcr
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10112

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

IF pre-clearance does arrive at BOG, the entire set up will be botched as the only option would be to put ICE agents side by side with Migración Colombia. Delays are to be expected like in the Caribbean Why on God’s green earth would they need ICE agents in another country? Same reason there are DE...

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by pipeafcr
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10112

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

IF pre-clearance does arrive at BOG, the entire set up will be botched as the only option would be to put ICE agents side by side with Migración Colombia. Delays are to be expected like in the Caribbean

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by pipeafcr
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?
Replies: 31
Views: 3148

Re: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?

Avior is shaping up to be a decent player in the Venezuelan airline market, and their holding company is currently moving to open a subsidiary in Colombia, they may as well be the new de-facto flag carrier. Also I wouldn't be surprised if AV or Latam open a national carrier in Venezuela after the si...

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by pipeafcr
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways: ongoing problems on its 100th birthday
Replies: 33
Views: 4853

Re: British Airways: ongoing problems on its 100th birthday

How does one justify British being 100 y/o through Imperial and BA Ltd when there are in between years of absolute nothingness? The only airlines that can claim that title are KLM, Avianca from this December, and Qantas from next year

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by pipeafcr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mendoza, Argentina looking for Madrid flights
Replies: 12
Views: 1272

Re: Mendoza, Argentina looking for Madrid flights

Wasn't IB doing route not too long ago and they had to cancel it due to a lack of results?

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by pipeafcr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway
Replies: 10
Views: 2424

Re: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway

Where's the runway going to go? Doesn't look like there's much space on either side. You are correct, there is no more space on either side. The only realistic options are to the NW or SW of the field. From other forums, it has been suggested that a NW runway may the most viable option (Just conjec...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?
Replies: 19
Views: 3353

Re: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?

Again, please don't think I am not in favor of seeing EK at LIM or somewhere else. But again, EK has not said a word; rather it has been a local rep or a trade/tourism bureaucrat. Those can't hardly be taken to carry EK's imprimatur. Fact is EK is retrenching in the region due to too much capacity ...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?
Replies: 19
Views: 3353

Re: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?

LATAM is 10% owned by Qatar (and they want more). Hell will freeze over before Qatar collaborates with its arch enemy the UAE and its darling airline, Emirates. This is all wishful thinking by tourism officials or regional airline reps. Then the local airline must be Avianca considering that they’r...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?
Replies: 19
Views: 3353

Re: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?

Earlier this week Emirates Cargo started cargo service to BOG, through Maastricht, and the representative of Emirates for Latin America had a short interview with a newspaper where he stated that EK is currently analyzing the market to serve passenger service to Colombia through a partnership with ...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?
Replies: 19
Views: 3353

Re: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?

Earlier this week Emirates Cargo started cargo service to BOG, through Maastricht, and the representative of Emirates for Latin America had a short interview with a newspaper where he stated that EK is currently analyzing the market to serve passenger service to Colombia through a partnership with a...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway
Replies: 10
Views: 2424

ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway

Earlier this week Colombian authorities re-stated that the second international airport for Bogota is no longer a priority and, instead, that a third runway for ElDorado is now being planned to be built as to increase capacity. Along with the new runway, 20 new boarding will be built which will brin...

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by pipeafcr
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 117
Views: 28870

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

Don't want to speculate anything but AV Peru was to receive one more A330 from who knows where and it seems like the A330, which mainline AV transferred to Brazil, will now be going back to the Holding and more specifically to Peru. Despite this, I recently read an interview where Efromovich states ...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil to exit SCL, MIA & JFK market.
Replies: 16
Views: 2915

Re: Avianca Brasil to exit SCL, MIA & JFK market.

It seems like the flights from FOR and SSA to BOG will remain as to keep exploiting the incentives offered by the state governments

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by pipeafcr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil to exit SCL, MIA & JFK market.
Replies: 16
Views: 2915

Re: Avianca Brasil to exit SCL, MIA & JFK market.

Are the only international routes left are the ones to BOG? Did they ever fly to EZE?

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by pipeafcr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Re: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'

Last year's load factors all the way to October between BOG and MVD January BOG-MVD 3713 3084 83.1 MVD-BOG 3717 3691 99.3 February BOG-MVD 3239 3172 97.9 MVD-BOG 3288 2772 84.3 March BOG-MVD 3716 3621 97.4 MVD-BOG 3691 3183 86.2 April BOG-MVD 3592 3438 95.7 MVD-BOG 3596 3522 97.9 May BOG-MVD 3715 35...

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by pipeafcr
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Re: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'

Is this officially official now? There ain’t smoke without fire they say

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by pipeafcr
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to launch Medellín
Replies: 35
Views: 4943

Re: Air Europa to launch Medellín

^ glad that you were able to find it! Btw is there any other city in Colombia that could warrant a flight to MAD? I see PEI has flights to JFK via CTG, in addition to PEI-MIA on AA. TBH I have no idea where in CO the majority of Colombians in Spain come from (e.g. whether there is a significant comm...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to launch Medellín
Replies: 35
Views: 4943

Re: Air Europa to launch Medellín

Coincidentally, just heard from someone at Avianca in Argentina and he tells me that loads were dismal on the route (around 40-50% on average) - not the case with LIM. Your source has no idea what he/she is talking about. According to official numbers by the Colombian aviation authority, the BOG-MV...

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