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...Jump to post
a350lover wrote:Bogota is one of the known as "hot and high" destinations of the Iberia network
"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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
If they couldn’t make BOG and PTY work I doubt they’ll have it any easier to make ATL perform any betterJump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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 playersJump to post
How does it compare to Boeing's BCF?Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:Sounds good. A second commerical airport is in the best interest of the public.
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 atmJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 CaribbeanJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 yearJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
^ 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post