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by Avianca
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 14489

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

TUI resuming LGW-LIR BA LGW-SJO with 772 hasn't returned to Costa Rica yet. Same with DE FRA-SDQ-SJO. They also briefly flew DE MUC-SDQ-SJO. The increase of frequencies on LH FRA-SJO from 3x to 5x weekly could be also influenced for the absence of Condor Flugdienst in Costa Rica. IB SJO-MAD is also...

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by Avianca
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 14489

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

any idea why LH increased? This is solely my own interpretation: as of November 2020, Costa Rica eased their policies for the entrance of visitors from both LIR and SJO. Few countries worldwide like Costa Rica have their air-boundaries opened by now. As tourism represents the primary source of reve...

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by Avianca
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 14489

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

LH FRA-SJO goes from 3x to 5x weekly as shown: LH 518...FRA 13.40......SJO 17.50..........343.....Tu, Th, Fr, Sa, Su LH 519...SJO 19.35......FRA 15.00+1......343.....Tu, Th, Fr, Sa, Su Effective: March 28th any idea why LH increased? they were basically for years at twice weekly flights, this might...

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by Avianca
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43201

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

make it sense to allow negative test for somebody that arrives from the US but not from somebody from Colombia? Nobody from the Caribbean and South America can enter in Costa Rica by now. I'd expect it'll happen soon. Restraints are changing every 15 days, in average. Local authorities stated how t...

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by Avianca
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43201

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Costa Rican authorities are slowly allowing more passengers from abroad to enter here, based on how nobody infected from coronavirus has arrived to either SJO or LIR, since the resumption of their operations in August. That demonstrates by itself how all the controls have worked successfully: negat...

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by Avianca
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43201

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

it seems that Lufthansa has quite good loads on the FRA-SJO-FRA flights in the premium cabines, specially in business, the fares for September departures ex SJO are between 3800 USD and 4500 USD and ex FRA around 4500 EUR, and the loads are quite high. Eco seems to be a different storry - ex SJO to ...

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by Avianca
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43201

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

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. ...

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by Avianca
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43201

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

for sure the eastbound will be fully with fresh and juicy Tico Pineapple! I dunno. Usually that juicy and tasty Ananas is actually transported by sea. 99% of the volumen, but some high end special pineapple are going via Air - the market moves per year aprox 7000 tons of these per year from CR to E...

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by Avianca
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43201

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by Avianca
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43201

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Costa Rican citizens are banned for entering now into the EU and probably it will be for many weeks forward, given the huge amount of daily contagious for the time being. My interpretation is that IB MAD-SJO would be welcomed at SJO from August, but no one from Costa Rica is allowed to board the fl...

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by Avianca
Mon May 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 81
Views: 18981

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

I think I can kiss goodbye my $1500 that I spent last December on txts to SAL for this upcoming summer. tell me about it… I have nearly 10TUSD on pending tickets with them… Your tickets should be safe. That would also be consistent with what happened when say UA or AA filed. As long as the airline ...

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by Avianca
Mon May 11, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 81
Views: 18981

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

many321 wrote:
I think I can kiss goodbye my $1500 that I spent last December on txts to SAL for this upcoming summer.


tell me about it… I have nearly 10TUSD on pending tickets with them…

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by Avianca
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2559

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

my last trip was back in February

BOG-SJO and SJO-EWR-SIN-RGN-KUL-SIN-EWR-SJO after that I had to cancle like 5 trips SJO-BOG-SJO, SJO-MUC-SJO and SJO-DUB-SJO

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by Avianca
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA add SCL-FRA , drop MAD-FRA
Replies: 20
Views: 3864

Re: LA add SCL-FRA , drop MAD-FRA

LATAM's trans-Pacific and trans-South Atlantic routes are reportedly very profitable due to no competition. They sell onward connections to Asia with CX via JNB (now with them leaving OneWorld this may change) and Europe. They also sell connections to Asia via QF via AKL/SYD/MEL. Do note that LATAM...

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by Avianca
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10825

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

We'll see CDG, YYZ and SFO plus the two new Brazilian routes announed/started this year for sure. Next year we´ll probably see the return of ORD and BOS, and the consolidation of the new frequencies and capacity upgrades that have been launched throughout the whole network. New Spain routes have al...

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by Avianca
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10825

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

Beside CDG - what other market in EUR could be logical, maybe FCO? also interesting to see how the MUC flight will develop - have used it several times so far always fully booked - but mostly with quite low fares to be honest eco and business Star Alliance hubs ZRH and LIS? VIE, BRU and CPH might s...

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by Avianca
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10825

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

what I noted that AV as per summer Schedule massively changed the ETA / ETD of the flights, asume to get as well a better utilization of their fleet Are they increasing or decreasing block times? I could asusme decreasing? That's going to be a tough adjustment operations wise. AV has historically h...

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by Avianca
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?

its all about cargo.

AMS is the biggest perishable hub in Europe and trucking from MAD into AMS could be too long, in order to be competetive UX is flying the full ULD's incoming from LATAM into MAD with this flight to AMS

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by Avianca
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route
Replies: 63
Views: 9613

Re: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route

Yes, the mystical cargo revenue I keep reading about that's going to make every flight profitable. If that was the case, why has it taken DL this long to switch to a 767 here? If that's the case, why is AV struggling despite running mostly widebodies to BOG. Oh and the kicker is how BOG has a lot o...

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by Avianca
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route
Replies: 63
Views: 9613

Re: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route

To add to my original comment regarding cargo. Because Ecuador doesn't have a free trade agreement with the US (and Colombia does) a large percentage of Ecuador's export cargo goes to BOG/MDE first. Sorry to say, but this is not true - even if Cargo would go via colombia, the importer would pay bas...

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by Avianca
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10825

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

what I noted that AV as per summer Schedule massively changed the ETA / ETD of the flights, asume to get as well a better utilization of their fleet

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by Avianca
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 46913

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

LightChop2Chop wrote:
just that LH is interested. They already fly to PTY and SJO so why not the largest city in Central America. Isn't there a large German population in the capital?


what about combining GUA with SJO - lets say going to a 5 x weeky combined flight?

cheers
Avianca

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by Avianca
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?
Replies: 70
Views: 14113

Re: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?

what is great is Breakfast on LH F - only what they should change is the bread they are serving, specially from the outstations! one breafkast I quite like on AV breakfast flights is the Muesli / Ceral with Yogurth option as well (in eco and business)

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by Avianca
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa cabin crew strike November 7th, 2019 1300 flights cancelled
Replies: 26
Views: 2851

Re: Lufthansa cabin crew union calls for Sunday strike in Frankfurt, Munich

gregpodpl wrote:
You can also add Alitalia to this list...


this is by default right :stirthepot: :D

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by Avianca
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2705

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

[/quote] Nobody said you were attacking AV. Your one stop flight argument was flawed and you attacked Pu752’s post for arguing with you in a sound manner while applying a double standard. About BOG-MUC, load factors are fine. I do know LH hasn’t been happy and hasn’t given them certain beyond benefi...

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by Avianca
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 8410

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

Any chance that LH increase their SJO flights?

Cheers
Avianca

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by Avianca
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 46913

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

So, as some of y'all may have noticed, the Thomas Cook Group is filing for administration in the UK, which may mean doom and gloom for Condor. In case that DE indeed has to fold, would LH step in with a frequency increase for FRA-SJO, or maybe even the launch of a nonstop MUC-SJO? Or would LH inste...

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by Avianca
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16590

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

devron wrote:
Nice I have 11 flight booked with them in October 5 in business hope they hold un untill then...


hope the same, use them at least on 80 flights per year….

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by Avianca
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 27335

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

About, IST-MEX-CUN-IST; any idea about the logistic and crew requirements??? -Will they serve 3 meals on IST-MEX? -3 pilots enough to do IST-MEX? -On the return, crew "time restricted" to fly MEX-CUN-IST? Thanks. can imagine it is done like with other triangle routes. example IST-HAV (1st...

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by Avianca
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 26754

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Indeed due demand Caracas service increasing to 5x weekly June 16th. The two new frequencies are turns and not via Havana. https://www.airturkhaber.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/THY-karakas-sefer-artisi-705x339.jpg interesting! specially not routed via HAV! just wondering if the catering ex CCS wi...

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by Avianca
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings CEO is out
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: Avianca Holdings CEO is out

have to say - one of the better news for Avianca in the last months !!

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by Avianca
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 3439

Re: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring

BOS-SAL timing is a disaster. Needs serious overhaul. well not at all - perfectly for the outbound wave from SAL hub - and as well good for conections on the MUC and LHR flights out of BOG Sure, if you only want to fly the outbound...and not come back. well to come back AV95 might be the choice yes...

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by Avianca
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 3439

Re: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring

Dieuwer wrote:
BOS-SAL timing is a disaster. Needs serious overhaul.


well not at all - perfectly for the outbound wave from SAL hub - and as well good for conections on the MUC and LHR flights out of BOG

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by Avianca
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Re: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia

Analyzing the situation in Leticia, LATAM Colombia is already leading the market into the [BOG-LET] sector. I don't expect further movements in this segment. A tiny, 95% leisure oriented market, with a grand total of three daily flights to BOG and some SATENA flights to amazonian towns. Not very re...

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by Avianca
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 13166

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

bennett123 wrote:
Wonder what the cargo is.


should be "printed matters" aka money

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by Avianca
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 24324

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

In terms of longhaul developments, what has been confirmed so far has been: * the launch of daily Denpasar flights * the deployment of B789 capacity on the DPS, ATL, IAD and BOG-PTY routes * the delinking of SGN and HAN into daily SGN and 6 weekly HAN terminators If EWR is not happening with TK's d...

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by Avianca
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to launch Medellín
Replies: 35
Views: 5331

Re: Air Europa to launch Medellín

great news! I am just wondering how MDE Will handle all the future expansion, also the airport modernized over the last years… it often seems a zoo.
Wondering as well when AV will upgrade their flights to MAD.

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by Avianca
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ze ‘Zee’ route – Pt. II IST-HAV-CCS
Replies: 9
Views: 6991

Re: Ze ‘Zee’ route – Pt. II IST-HAV-CCS

Debonair: Thanks for stopping by. IIRC you also took TK 183 not so long ago. I think I read something along those lines in the Travels & Polls forum. When I flew there was no noticeable amount of German pax on board, but maybe the days for touri flights are not midweek. great report as usual! u...

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by Avianca
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ze ‘Zee’ route – Pt. II IST-HAV-CCS
Replies: 9
Views: 6991

Re: Ze ‘Zee’ route – Pt. II IST-HAV-CCS

great report as usual! used this flight nearly 2 years ago - just weeks after they opened the route, and in HAV it was as well necessary to deplane for CCS bound pax. Quite interesting that TK seems to do quite good on the route, beside the pax bound to Europe I can imagine that they sell quite a lo...

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by Avianca
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 39796

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Jan: Avianca BOG-MDE A321 Avianca MDE-BOG A318 Avianca BOG-MDE A319 Feb: EasyFly EOH-PEI J41 Avianca PEI-BOG A318 Viva Air BOG-MDE A320 VivaAir MDE-BOG A320 Avianca BOG-MDE A320 Avianca MDE-BOG A321 Avianca BOG-LIM A332 Avianca LIM-BOG A332 Avianca BOG-MDE A321 Avianca MDE-BOG B787 Mar: Avianca BOG-...

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by Avianca
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia choses to expand Bogota's airport rather than building a new one...
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Colombia choses to expand Bogota's airport rather than building a new one...

The current airport is still fairly new and can definitely handle more traffic (plus the designs for the smaller-new airport were pretty crappy). One can only hope that they move CATAM out of Eldorado so they have room to expand on well not sure if they can handle much more traffic… on peak hours t...

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by Avianca
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 7111

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

BOG-MEX via FRA-MUC with LH - but had to cancel it last minute

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by Avianca
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 27
Views: 6046

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

quite sure they will put LOT codes on the AV flights out of MIA into CAM and SouthAmerica

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by Avianca
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 8001

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

Let's play this is going to happen although it won't. Why would pax originating in SCL, LIM or UIO choose to fly via CCS when they have multiple options to get to main destinations in ME/Asia on 2 stops and some of them even on 1-stop? AFAIK TK is flying a HAV-CCS triangular to avoid crew staying a...

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by Avianca
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 8001

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

"Base" is the wrong term. TK is looking to open markets like Peru, Ecuador and Chile so a routing via CCS would be an option. TK has actually done well in CCS. With such a pullback of service by other airlines, its been able to garner good amount of the remaining traffic, much of it quite...

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by Avianca
Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 11975

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2018

Any news about the potential de-coupling of the current IST-BOG-PTY-IST route? It is been said that since TK strengthened the code sharing with Copa at PTY this could happen soon... interesting question, just used the flight last week - and it was quite good booked in ECO and would say half full in...

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by Avianca
Wed May 02, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 11597

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

A 757 burns, in very rough numbers, around 7 tons the first hour and then 3,5 tons PER (Perth - Australia) hour after that. For a 4-hour flight that's a total of around 18 tons. To operate within legal limits, you're looking at a fuel requirement of around 21-23 tons out of CCS. The OEW of a 757 is...

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by Avianca
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11277

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Dear all, any idea how the IST-HAV-CCS-IST and IST-BOG-PTY-IST flights are doing, At least from test bookings - it seems that Businss Class on the BOG-PTY flight is doing quite good. Cheers Avianca I think IST-HAV-CCS-IST has now been split up into separate flights: IST-HAV-IST and IST-CCS-IST. I w...

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by Avianca
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11277

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Dear all, any idea how the IST-HAV-CCS-IST and IST-BOG-PTY-IST flights are doing, At least from test bookings - it seems that Businss Class on the BOG-PTY flight is doing quite good. Cheers Avianca I think IST-HAV-CCS-IST has now been split up into separate flights: IST-HAV-IST and IST-CCS-IST. I w...

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by Avianca
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11277

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Dear all, any idea how the IST-HAV-CCS-IST and IST-BOG-PTY-IST flights are doing,
At least from test bookings - it seems that Businss Class on the BOG-PTY flight is doing quite good.

Cheers
Avianca

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