Avianca also. Azul is a unique case because they've become super-popular with the Brazilian VFR crowd based in Deerfield, Boca and Delray, so since that seems to have become Azul's base flier. FLL geographically makes more sense than MIA. Maybe the only case for an airline foreign or domestic that ...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] According to ch-aviation, CM has sold all its E190, spare engines and spare parts to Australia's Alliance Airlines: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/93748-australias-alliance-airlines-to-add-up-to-19-e190s I wonder how many stops those CM E190 will need in order to fly to ...Jump to post
But I hoped they could try for Hobby (is that possible even) as its closer to downtown (I think) and maybe they could have a hook up with Southwest for connecting passengers! It's unlikely they'd be able to connect passengers with Southwest aside from passengers on do-it-yourself itineraries with s...Jump to post
Does anyone know the plan or what’s going on with the SAL terminal expansion? Is it dead or on hold, etc. Also, probably wishful thinking but I would love to see LH do FRA-SAL. IMHO, LH would only be interested in SAL if AV keeps SAL as a hub. AV keeping SAL as focus airport because of SAL’s major ...Jump to post
The Panamanian government is contemplating opening PTY for passengers in transit but not for O/D: “Estamos coordinando como equipo, la apertura de mini hub humanitario, en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen, el mismo servirá para permitir vuelos que estén de paso, solamente como una conexión pa...Jump to post
United also sent a 788 to GEO today to repatriate US citizens in Guyana https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2520/history/20200714/2014Z/SYCJ/KIAH Could that have been an humanitarian flight by BW? Some more Covid related Caribbean news Aeromexico is restarting flight to the DR as they reopen. ht...Jump to post
Being Star Alliance hubs: WAW and ZAG, it'd probably make some sense for UA to fly its own metal over-there. However, if LO flies WAW-EWR/ORD/IAD, best for UA would be to try EWR-KRK/GDN (seasonal) with LO code-share. As for Croatia, only if UA could get sizeable feed from OU hub, it might be worth ...Jump to post
If they were to ever build a terminal on the north side of the airport with direct access to the LIRR, I could see European LCCs adding service to ISP. There is so much potential for this airport that is waiting to be tapped. It would also be nice to see Air Canada try a seasonal YYZ-ISP on a CRJ2....Jump to post
When you add too much length to a single aisle plane it makes board and deplaning a chore for the folks in the last 5-10 rows. Personally if I were on a 757-300 into a large hub airport, I would want to give myself a minimum of 75 minutes connection time. Unless there’s front and back door board an...Jump to post
Should CM PTY-DAV survive without relying on their connections through PTY or not ? So far, Air Panama on 5P [PAC-DAV] was attending the domestic market. It's easier for locals get into PAC than PTY. 5P had a reputation of being unreliable which chased passengers away. Also, many CM's PTY-DAV pax a...Jump to post
... Looks like the complaint that the DOT was that they were selling tickets with one stop over PTY to and from the US. After June 11, all travel had to be done via 2 separate tickets. Could have been that in the website Venezuela - USA travel sales weren't stopped on time? Someone I know had a one...Jump to post
Looking at CM website, looks like the flights will start on August 7th. What I don't understand with the Panamanian health and Civil Authority officials re: Covid-19 and international passenger traffic is that Panama right now is divided in 2 blocks, provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste are in bloc...Jump to post
Aeroman has an MRO at SAL, could be a ferry flight for heavy maintenance visit. While it's not known if MRO Aeroman SAL does maintenance for wide-bodies, this is probable the best answer to why MS will fly one of its planes to SAL. If, by any chance, that also happens to be a cargo flight, that's a...Jump to post
Panama is to lift some of its quarantine restrictions from Jun 1st, keeping curfew between 1900 and 0500 and people movements restrictions between some areas of the country. Would this mean that if there's some kind of demand for CM E190 PTY-DAV-PTY, CM would think about flying the route, at least d...Jump to post
At this time, future 748F production will cost more than prior 748F production due to a need to restart the supply chain. Boeing will offer the 777F, 767F, and 737BCF to interested parties. There might be inquires, but everyone expects discounted aircraft and Boeing will counter with 777F. Thanks t...Jump to post
Also long-haul routes of XL and 4M like GYE-JFK and MIA-EZE operated with the odd 1-2 widebody in the entire fleet are probably eliminated. As significant as those routes may be, I doubt if they are worth hanging to with a crisis & bankruptcy looming. If Chile - Argentina or Brazil-Argentina an...Jump to post
I am surprised that LATAM does not have stronger legs to stand on and surprised that the governments does not seem to be willing to help out. LATAM is the biggest South American airline. If that one is not capable of surviving, who is in South America ? CM, depending on your definition of where Sou...Jump to post
Is CM returning to BOS or dropping the route? Schedule changes usually happen for Early November (change from Daylight Savings time to Standard Time), so one could guess but Thanksgiving this year CM might be back in BOS. IMHO, MSY and TPA could be CM's U.S. destinations last to get back to its net...Jump to post
Is Panama government going to bail out Copa? I just don't see how they can get through this without govt help if north to south America traffic is down this much for a prolonged period of time. They seem to depend on connection even more than avianca. CM has repeatedly said that because its finance...Jump to post
SJOtoLIR wrote:Odd that route feeder SAL hub from LIM would go.Avianca Peru is definitely closing all their international operations and affecting the following regional routes: AV LIM-SAL 14x weekly and AV LIM-SJO 7x weekly.
Delta Air Lines suspends indefinitely their services in Nicaragua. The first flight on DL ATL-MGA was scheduled in 2005 and the airline had planned the return to Managua on June 13th. However, both DL ATL-MGA and DL LAX-MGA won't operate anymore. I can see this as a reaction of the handling (or lac...Jump to post
Although parts of South America are close to the Caribbean there has never been much demand between the two for air travel. So, if BW wants to expand internationally it has to make POS a hub. But the problem is that there is no shortage of non-stop flights between the big travel markets of SA and n...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:After September 11, 2001 T.W.O.V was discontinued in all U.S. International airports except ANC. Can't confirm if GUM too.I think you can transit anchorage airport as a passenger without going through customs.
Tourism will remain the main driver given that Eastern Caribbean labor is expensive and with low skills levels. Some niche areas can develop but not enough to absorb most of the population. Niche areas like premium rum, coffee, species, condiments, handcrafts, music/media are really an important co...Jump to post
Definitely ANC marketing people are thinking out-of-the-box, they got a point there. However, passenger-wise, ANC looks like it needs a year-around link to NRT or ICN more than a SIN flight. SQ and UA might be in the same alliance but their product just don't match. So what if SQ wants to keep IAH? ...Jump to post
Sad news but not unexpected. The LIM operation was hanging by a thread even before COVID-19. We'll probably see a complete refocus in BOG and minimal operations in SAL and UIO. Sad thing to see but all airlines will come out of this as much smaller companies. Let's hope this ensures the survival of...Jump to post
CM shrugs-off bailout https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN22J2NG from Reuters.com "We're not requesting nor are we expecting any aid from the government," Copa Chief Executive Pedro Heilbron told analysts on Thursday. "I think the government has bigger issues to deal with.&q...Jump to post
AV is saying good-bye to its E190, so, all depending how AV would come out of this Covid-190 crisis, those A318 could replace E190 for some of its medium haul-haul routes. Perhaps those A318 might even have the range for GRU-SAL non-stop. AV is a large A320 family fleet airline, most of the time, f...Jump to post
The Caribbean countries cannot export more goods to make up for loss of tourism. The best bet would be to keep the destinations attractive to tourists by keeping open hotels, restaurants, nature trails, taxis, etc, by encoraging (paying) airlines to fly back in and by establishing suitable meaures ...Jump to post
AV is saying good-bye to its E190, so, all depending how AV would come out of this Covid-190 crisis, those A318 could replace E190 for some of its medium haul-haul routes. Perhaps those A318 might even have the range for GRU-SAL non-stop. AV is a large A320 family fleet airline, most of the time, fl...Jump to post
COPA has announced that they will go back to their core, which doesn't include the English speaking Caribbean.. On its press-releases, CM informs that in the non-Spanish speaking Caribbean, PAP, SXM, KIN, POS, GEO, AUA and CUR will return with 2 to 4 flights per week (subject to local government ap...Jump to post
When it comes to BW VFR traffic, IMHO, it's very likely that this Xmas/New Year season (plus Carnival and other religious holidays for POS) could see a peak demand and probably push BW to fly daily between POS and MIA/JFK/YYZ, plus fly some non-stops between JFK and BGI/GEO too. That scenario could ...Jump to post
I see EK as the Pan Am of my time. They are the airline everybody looks up to and compares itself to. The 747 was Pan Am's icon, as is the A380 for Emirates. But just as Pan Am, EK seems to have made the same mistake about their fleet. While I agree, PA didn't have an Emir backing it up. Also, neve...Jump to post
Lets assume: EH takes over EK (and FZ), Emirate of Abu Dhabi builds high-speed rail link between AUH and DXB (likely via DWC). DXB is that new airline hub, AUH keeps only its main O/D routes; charters, LCC and any airline not willing to pay to operate either DXB or AUH flies to DWC, also 1-2 DXB maj...Jump to post
A re-engined B767-200 would have been a perfect foil to anything that Airbus thought wrt A321, It could operate on sub 3000m runways and fly 4000nm routes. And with today technology, the frame doesn't have to be as heavy as the original B767-200. Add to that Airbus A321, anything that Boeing wanted...Jump to post
Well, a B767-200 size 767-X would come very handy to replace the B737-MAX 9/10.Jump to post
If CM starts flying in June 1, they have published a list of destinations and weekly frequencies. They plan to start 50 destinations and the most frequencies are to BOG and SJO with 14 fx per week. https://www.prensa.com/economia/copa-airlines-anuncia-las-frecuencias-semanales-que-ofrecera-al-reini...Jump to post
Panama Civil Aviation Authority to extend International and domestic commercial passenger flights ban for 30 days more. https://twitter.com/tocumenaero/status/1252299571671244804?s=20 From Tocumen Airport twitter account (in Spanish). Flights will be further suspended from 2359h April 22nd. Humanita...Jump to post
From CM's CEO Pedro Heilbron interview today https://twitter.com/tvnnoticias/status/1249366271809945602?s=20 From TVN Twitter, in Spanish. Roughly translated: "The country has great responsibilities in the social, human and economic aspects, we cannot expect a life-buoy like those of other coun...Jump to post
NK PTY-FLL humanitarian repatriation flight
U.S. Embassy in Panama announced NK will fly PTY-FLL April 11.
https://www.facebook.com/panamaestamosunidos/posts/10158041718424648 From U.S, Embassy Facebook page
Both will survive, even if in smaller form. Maybe LI might end up being owned by Chinese investors because Gaston Browne already seems to have money from them. BW needs to drop 3 of its jets and exit the Jamaica North America markets. Also abandon the notion of a KIN hub. Just do KIN E/C as this s ...Jump to post
Odd KL metal in PTY.
B777 KLM Asia flew here to repatriate Europeans.
https://twitter.com/tocumenaero/status/1243187369399984130?s=20 From Tocumen PTY Twitter account, in Spanish
LH repatriation flight FRA-PTY-FRA today. https://www.prensa.com/economia/operan-vuelo-humanitario-desde-alemania-para-repatriar-31-panamenos-y-llevar-a-cerca-de-700-turistas-a-europa/ From http://www.prensa.com - in Spanish LH flew today B747 to PTY to transport a few Panamanians from Europe and re...Jump to post
LH repatriation flight today at PTY https://www.prensa.com/economia/operan-vuelo-humanitario-desde-alemania-para-repatriar-31-panamenos-y-llevar-a-cerca-de-700-turistas-a-europa/ From http://www.prensa.com (in Spanish). LH B747 flew 30+ Panamanians stranded in Europe in and will fly back to FRA full...Jump to post
This is how CM fleet looks when parked at PTY. https://scontent.fpac1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/90951555_10158327181824853_2046835972796055552_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=alFhpZl5AdgAX9_vcPv&_nc_pt=1&_nc_ht=scontent.fpac1-1.fna&oh=2b8f8c2f19812d6beef63c496f3b55df&...Jump to post
CM to operate 3 Reparation flights to Argentina tomorrow.
300 passengers will be transported. Couldn't get information as of which Argentine airports they'll be flown.
https://twitter.com/tocumenaero/status/1241802179884834817?s=20From PTY Twitter account (in Spanish).