For me the largest issue with AF on Premium Class is communality. Service is great on C and excelent on their new amazing F. However many destinations and acft are fitted with the old product (C mainly). For non-avgeeks or travel blogger-followers it is difficult to know what product are you buying....Jump to post
Major Latin America carriers: LATAM Group - shortest: BSB-GYN 320; longest: SCL-MEL 789 GOL - shortest: BSB-GYN 73G; longest: BSB-MCO 7M8 Azul - shortest: MVF-ARX AT7; longest: VCP-OPO 332 Avianca - shortest: BOG-VVC AT7; longest BOG-MUC 332 Avianca Brasil - shortest: BSB-GYN 320; longest GRU-JFK 33...Jump to post
Few cases I remember in Brazil: - São Paulo: Campo de Marte (SBMT) is located 7nm away from CGH/SBSP and 10nm from GRU/SBGR. All 3 of them are as busy as they can get, making a crowded airspace aroud the city. - Rio de Janeiro: SDU/SBRJ is located 8nm from away both GIG/SBGL and SBAF; 12nm from SBJR...Jump to post
That is the most hard time for Brazilian aviation since the country's economic crisis back in few years ago. Things are relatively looking good for Azul and GOL, both reporting growing LF and yields, while adding capacity. Thanks to the improving economy scenario and capacity discipline they had du...Jump to post
Service from Rio to North America will be limited to 3 daily: AA GIG-MIA, DL GIG-ATL, UA GIG-IAH. What a pitty!Jump to post
upperdeckfan wrote:Interesting how large EZE-MAD is when compared against EZE-BCN
Considering the larger Argentinian community in catalan provinces I would've expected AR to start BCN instead of increase MAD. Much less competition and strong VFR traffic
The departure at 1000 matches their departure times between 1000-1100 to BOS MIA EWR; TP has a few flights from southern Europe arriving in LIS between 700-800a, so they are trying to build some flow traffic. BOS, MIA and EWR are well established routes. Departure at 1300 would have allowed connect...Jump to post
dcajet wrote:The 318s have been out of service and stored for a good while now, IIRC, @ BSB. PR-ONZ is at Sao Jose dos Campos awaiting delivery to Avianca Argentina. It has not flown for a while.
I wonder how this could effect the merger between AV Holdings and AV Brasil, I had also heard of AV Brasil joining the United/AV JV so that could either be really good or really bad for the Brazilian airline I think medium term sustentabilty of O6 (Avianca Brasil) is what have been keeping AV away ...Jump to post
dcajet wrote:1. Seasonal SSA-ROS, once a week, with 738. Operates until mid- February. catering to leisure traffic from ROS area to NE Brazil.
G3 7610 SSA 17:10 ROS 22:05 738 6
G3 7611 ROS 22:55 SSA 03:10+1 738 6
They'll need to work harder to bring fares down on Europe-Brazil corridor.
Just bought GRU-AMS-GRU on LX departing in March and paid 460 USD round-trip on coach with meal, miles, reserved seats + 2 checked bags (Business ticket was 1.600 USD!)
Seasonality apart, fares to Deep South America are also higher because they are more expensive to airline operate. DL, for instance, allocate 2 shells to fly 1 daily ATL-EZE-ATL. 2 shells could fly 2 daily to Europe and generate more revenue overall. So it makes sense to charge more on a more expens...Jump to post
Summer is slow season in demand in Southern Hemisphere comparing to Northern Hemisphere.
They are just adjusting seasonal capacity. Bet they'll fly non-stop to EZE again in Winter if Argentina economy don't collapse until then (hopefully it won't).
I also believe consolidation is not something we will strongly see in Asia in the next 10-15 years due to economic and populatioinal growth coupled with cultural and protectional policies.I bet we'll continue to see more franchising style growth though. But I'm always amused at how the network of JL...Jump to post
Was the A333 that flew in yesterday painted in the new livery? I was outside yesterday and saw a plane that looked like it had the Lufthansa new livery, but was not a 744, which I thought was weird. Forgot to check flight trackers and didn't think about it again until this thread. Yes, it was: http...Jump to post
I could see a seasonal YVR - AKL service in a JV with NZ, to top-up NZ's NW capacity on the route. AKL would tie-in well with AC's Asia-Pacific strategy, being its largest unserved Australasian city (after SYD, MEL and BNE), and given the success of these flights (e.g. MEL now going year-round). Th...Jump to post
Given the slot constraints LIS is going through I guess these flights were just slots babysitting.
Now they finally have resources to expand services at LIS the suspension of these routes come as no surprise, while they launch flights to 11 new destinations with larger aircraft.
Will be interesting to see whether AM or DL introduce any connectivity with or codesharing on this new flight. AM probably will. They already code-share with GOL out of GRU to feed their MEX flights. I wouldn't be surprised to see G3 eventually code-sharing on AM's CUN-MEX/MTY/GDL. DL is code-shari...Jump to post
Flights are being sold on GOL's website:
BSB-CUN blocked at 07h50min
CUN-BSB blocked at 07h50min
Good to see Brasil and CUN getting non-stop options. Copa takes hundres of passengers a day via their PTY connections.
bhxdtw wrote:What is the draw of Pune in terms of business traffic? What is the economy made of and why does LH in particular serve the route?
Its an interesting route.
Probably ships. Cargos and/or fishing. The red and green lights are for navigation.
Oil rigs can be spoted due to flames, not navigation lights.
OTOH their regular economy class was "upgraded" to Economy Extra with 24 seats and the "Main Cabin", AKA economy class was dowgraded, as it loses the PTV and get a tablet holder for entertainment.Jump to post
Not only newer plane, but also more dense seat count.Jump to post
RJMAZ wrote:If the 789's are carrying payload they probably have 100-200nm extra range under the belt.
I'm surprised Qantas isnt talking about Melbourne to Athens. Only 200nm further.
What does all this matter if they keep the same horses as FA? I mean, in the Brazilian division TAM. Intl FA for JJ is either hit or miss. In my opinion they make or break the experience of a flight. I've had some incredible treatment (much better the asian robots), while many times they couldn't l...Jump to post
Bold move to fly seasonal to DBV!
Yet, I can't believe no American carrier fly to NAP during summer. Guess they are happy to funnel everyone to FCO or to JV's hubs in Europe.
A LATAM employee has told in a Chilean forum that a 3d aussie destination will be added in the mid-term, and bookings for the new TLV are doing quite well ex-Chile So, BNE or PER, mining industry shared with Chile.. No way it will be PER. Geography do not allow PER-South America to be feasible as i...Jump to post
As per flight global , the proposed United - Avianca joint venture would become a 3 way partnership with the addition of Copa airlines https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/copa-joins-joint-venture-talks-with-avianca-and-unit-451009/ There were three US airlines in Star at the same time: CO, U...Jump to post
hynithuchi wrote:Will we to expect the same at GVA which opened at the same time as BCN ?
They are expanding well taking advantage of the good location of Morocco.
Their flights to Brazil are full of people connecting to Europe and are usually the cheapest option close to departure. Guess they'll target the same market (1 stop to Europe) from MIA.
Each airline is free to choose the space and classes it will offer to its costumer.
Costumers can choose more spacious airlines, seats, or different classes for their convenience.
Why they are starting service with an A350-1000? Wouldn't it make more sense to begin with an A359?Jump to post
Take Brazil for example, total lack of LCCs due to LCC-unfriendly laws. Most of the Brazilian population doesnt have access to flying because it's far too expensive for them. Brazil's airfares are dirty cheap on main routes. Meals onboard have always been deregulated and luggage can be sold apart f...Jump to post
It's definetly Avianca. Since the OP gave absolutely no information I did some digging via reverse image searches. The picture was taken on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:57. It relates to locating a murder suspect and there is a 25,000 Euro reward for information leading to an arrest. https://translate.google....Jump to post
zakuivcustom wrote:IIRC Gol doesn't even have a "low cost" base anymore