Brazil dropped the visa requirement for US citizen in order to boost tourism. Will we see more flights between US and Brazil? or any of the followings happening? IMHO: LATAM launch nonstop service from GRU to LAX, SFO, LAS? LATAM being OneWorld would only probably make sense to fly to AA hubs or LA...Jump to post
maps4ltd wrote:Then if the Ecuador - U.S. market is so East-Coast centric, AA should have studied the numbers for CLT-GYE instead of DFW-GYE. Jump to postI would suppose ATL-GYE would work better than DFW-GYE. There's a lot of east coast demand, but I'm not sure how strong Delta is in Ecuador.
AA has cut back even on MIA-PTY in recent times. Went from 3x daily mainline to 2x daily mainline and 1x regional to dropping the regional. CM is simply too strong on PTY-US for AA to have a broad swath of flights there anymore. AA survival on MIA-PTY would most likely lay in offering mainline MIA-...Jump to post
AA should fly DFW-PTY (Panama City Panama) again which has international traffic due to its canal since they already fly to SJO. But PTY is so *A dominated due to COPA so I don't know if AA will compete. If AV (formerly TACA) still makes SAL (hub) - DFW work, most likely CM could make PTY (hub) - D...Jump to post
By Which airline? AC, LATAM? LATAM LIM-SFO didn't work and that was a bigger market, however, it worked for CM PTY-SFO (up to thrice daily depending demand). If the drive for such Western Canada - Peru flight is mining and oil, then YYC/YEG-LIM should be the route. There's a demand for South America...Jump to post
mopacair wrote:A U.S. airline willing to fly OKC-CUN/MBJ/PUJ? Jump to postWhat do you think is holding OKC back from getting international flights (even if only seasonal)? It's certainly not just simply that OKC is close to DFW as SMF is close to SFO and SAT is close to IAH yet they have international services.
B6 has also added 3X JFK SJO today. What is amazing is B6 is willing to go up against a daily AA SJO flight from JFK but won't even give JFK/FLL-GUA/SAL/BZE/PTY a shot? GUA especially from JFK would do well with their experience in the VFR market. Perhaps because B6 fears NYC/FLL-PTY won't support ...Jump to post
J2 has no or too little feed for its JFK at GYD and it doesn't operate GYD as a hub.
If it had some feed, perhaps, it could have continued on the route, even go thrice weekly.
Wonder why if Azeri premium traffic is so oil-related, J2 hasn't tried IAH.
Wonder why is BKK the one with the 5th freedom flights and not DMK.
One would suppose if the Thai government wants to somehow protect TG, the 5th freedom would be limited to flights operating at the airport not hub of TG.
PTY and CM serve that role for intra Americas travel. Indeed. Also BOG and - in a minor scale SAL plus LIM - do serve as hubs for inter-Americas travel. Mexico is in a good spot geographically for Oz-eastern US and southern Africa to western US but MEXs altitude makes already fringe flying not doab...Jump to post
Copa Airlines closes CM PTY- FOR 2x weekly with 73G. Discontinued: August 04. Is it coming back for (Brazilian) high-season December - April ? Surely CM would dislike to fly PTY-FOR-REC-PTY, PTY-SSA-FOR-PTY and PTY-REC-SSA-PTY, twice weekly each routing, but if the poor demand for its Northern Braz...Jump to post
Copa Airlines closes CM PTY- FOR 2x weekly with 73G. Discontinued: August 04. Is it coming for (Brazilian) high-season December - April ? Surely CM would dislike to fly PTY-FOR-REC-PTY, PTY-SSA-FOR-PTY and PTY-REC-SSA-PTY, twice weekly each routing, but if the poor demand for its Northern Brazilian...Jump to post
Maybe CAL should try 2xweekly KIN BZE. There seems to be decent traffic there. 738 might be overkill though Not if it's routed KIN-GCM-BZE Precisely. IMHO its time the english speaking Caribbean is connected without having to route via PTY or MIA/FLL. The 738 on POS-CUR does seem like an overkill.....Jump to post
The problem is that ONX and RIH are to far from Panama City, thus it will not help point to point demand. Also, there is a plan to expand BLB. The destinations selected, most likely are the ones with the most O&D from/to Panama City. Maybe because the requests are only for international destina...Jump to post
New Airline in Panama. The comercial name has not been released, just the company name: La Nueva Aerolínea, S.A. , but looks like it is going to be a LLC and most likely could be Wingo Panama. It is asking for 11 destinations: Havana, Caracas, Lima, San Jose, Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Cartagena, Pere...Jump to post
So then, UA will do to AV sort of what Continental did to CM years ago? Surely, many in Central America and beyond would love the idea of AV operations splitting into two separated airlines, one in Colombian hub BOG and the other in Central American hub SAL back with focus airports in GUA, MGA and S...Jump to post
As for a new route by CM, I have to wonder if, once the MAX grounding is over, if YVR-PTY could be attempted on the MAX 9 with the last row blocked. Right now, no one flies this city pair with traffic rights between YVR and PTY. This would allow CZ to make YVR a terminator service, and I could see ...Jump to post
I used to complain about the state of PTY but after having departed from LIM and experienced the same Lima traffic drivers behaviour on the queues getting to security and passport control I must say, I got a soft spot for PTY now. Out of own observation, perhaps only 10 passengers who boarded in LIM...Jump to post
The Guyana government has rejected an application by Eastern Airlines to begin scheduled flights between JFK and GEO due to problems encountered in its former guise as Dynamic International Airways. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/78177-easterns-dynamic-past-returns-to-haunt-it-in-guyana Th...Jump to post
Regardless of DFW being "the" AA stronghold, if AV hasn't stopped its SAL-DFW yet, perhaps there could be a demand for CM PTY-DFW. Specially since AA remains uninterested in (seasonal) DFW-PTY, would not even think of a CLT-PTY and doesn't care to add any extra MIA-PTY (American Eagle or m...Jump to post
Though it seems more likely that there'll be CBP preclearance in BOG instead of PTY, I'd love if PTY does get preclearance. It would make a detour on the way to the US all worth it. I doubt there will be preclearence at PTY. CM CEO is against it, as it would make connections to the US longer and mo...Jump to post
PTY T2 opened officially 5 of its gates. The full terminal should be 100% operational by the end of the year. Picture of the terminal embedded in the tweets: https://twitter.com/PresidenciaPma/status/1123049433715884044 https://twitter.com/JC_Varela/status/1123044381244653568 https://twitter.com/to...Jump to post
It's kind of strange that BA didn't chose to keep LGW-FLL seasonal, 3-4 times per week, Thanksgiving to Easter.Jump to post
LightChop2Chop wrote:Don't AA E175/E190 have the range for DFW-MGA? Jump to postAgree but with maxs being out, AA is shuffling aircraft around to fill in the holes. A likely scenario would be the 319 from DFW MGA went to something DFW - domestic that was a 738 with the 738 then moving to MIA to replace a max route...say to SDQ.
I would love to see AF back in PHL. So far most of the thread has been focusing on TATL market, what about the Carrbbean or South America? Any room there for expansion? As a someone who grew up in SE Pennsylvania PHL was usually the first choice to get "anywhere". However, on my last seve...Jump to post
The Panamanian Government is trying to get a route to Japan, they held a meeting with ANA executives. Via Twitter: Presidencia Panamá “Reconocemos a @tocumenaero como uno de los más convenientes en Latinoamérica y la relevancia que tiene la red de @CopaAirlines” Presidente de @FlyANA_official en su...Jump to post
According to the Centre for Aviation this is the ownership ratios in the old TA portfolio: Avianca Holdings SA portfolio of airlines include: Islena de Inversiones SA de CV (Avianca Honduras): (100%); Servicios Aereos Nacionales SA (SANSA): (100%); Trans American Airlines SA (Avianca Peru): (100%);...Jump to post
If TK flies then from IST (Star Alliance hub) to both JFK and EWR (Star Alliance hub), what would the the odds for TK SAW - EWR ?
SAW does have a (minor) TK hub operation.
DFW, DEN, LAS, DTW, MCO and SEA could well deserve TK, however DEN does have being an Star Alliance hub on its favour.
Or the return of the milk-runs.. I once did this milk run on AV MSY-SAL-GUA-SJO-PTY . Same thing to get back, trying to flee hurricane Ivan in 2004. I was referring to the famous CM PTY-SJO-MGA-SAL-GUA. I've no clue if the Panama - El Salvador bilateral would allow CM to apply for a milk-run out of...Jump to post
If jet-fuel was very expensive probably it'd make some sense. CAI AMM 067° (NE) 062° (NE) 294 mi 2 segment path: CAI TLV 057° (NE) 052° (NE) 244 mi TLV AMM 107° (E) 102° (E) 68 mi 312 mi (+6.2%) 2 segment path: CAI AQJ 098° (E) 094° (E) 220 mi AQJ AMM 022° (N) 017° (N) 157 mi 376 mi (+28.0%) HBE AMM...Jump to post
Why should Boeing bother with a new narrow-body of its own if it could just get Embraer to build it for Boeing?Jump to post
CM may be exploring a new destination in Argentina. In an interview, Gustavo Esusy, Copa's Mercosur Manager, was saying that they are exploring a new destination in Argentina. El representante de la aerolínea panameña resaltó: “Copa tiene un plan de crecimiento para este año en la Argentina. Hace 2...Jump to post
... South America I was thinking that NH for now can maybe get fifth freedom rights and serve one major South American destination from either YVR or YYZ like how CX does from YVR to JFK and CZ from YVR to MEX but it could be a long shot. ... PTY (and Star Alliance CM) has been after NH for a while...Jump to post
Right now PTY (and perhaps CM too) seem kind of frustrated PTY has no LON flight, so a suggestion to EK: Now that frequencies are added to STN, also add DXB - PTY via STN three times per week and if DXB loads look interesting, then fly non-stop. That's normal, CM does not have the planes to do any ...Jump to post
Panama has elections in early May, local politicians, no matter the party, are making all kinds of promises. This current government is trying its hardest to leave with a good image. What it was said in UAE about EK to PTY could be one of those desperate propaganda stunts. Right now PTY (and perhaps...Jump to post
SJOtoLIR wrote:Since NK and CM are on FLL-PTY, for some reason I visualise WN or B6 flying from FLL to BLB, RIH or even ONX instead of PTY. Jump to postProbably CM is also preventing the incursion of potential airlines like WN or B6 into the FLL-PTY market.
What are the next likely candidates for a CM frequency upgrade? Well, it's about time BZE gets its 3rd frequency. Guess CIX could also need extra frequency too, same goes for LAS. What CM hub is lacking, IMHO, is late evening flights to SAL, GUA and MGA, returning to PTY before 0630, at least a cou...Jump to post
If the Brazilian economy improves I can see quite bit of international growth at GIG - probably more seasonal during the northern winter (November to April). Great opportunity to utilize aircraft that otherwise sits or flies domestic routes when Europe traffic slows down. UA thrice weekly EWR-GIG-E...Jump to post
One of the bigger issues with no BA to MSP (and to DTW) is getting the LHR slots for those flights. Maybe there are slots but none really suitable for an attractive schedule; Who would like a MSP/DTW 2230h arrival and 0030h departure to LHR? Yes, there`s BA at LGW, but unless BA wants to go to airfa...Jump to post
They could potentially go to BRS when they get their A330neos, other than that it’s not possible. Or fly to CWL and market it as Cardiff-Bristol? I think that the Welsh government would probably have something to say and to totally oppose your wide of the mark comment regarding marketing CWL as ''C...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:Or fly to CWL and market it as Cardiff-Bristol? Jump to postMalayil wrote:What’s left for the UK for EK? Not sure if EK can go to BRS with the runway length, but perhaps BFS and maybe LBA?
They could potentially go to BRS when they get their A330neos, other than that it’s not possible.