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by RCS763AV
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126306

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

The map is also missing DL's soon to start BOG-JFK service.

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by RCS763AV
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

I was wondering, could AV make BOG-CBB-BOG work? Bolivia remains a small country population wise and a tiny economy. The daily flights to LPB and VVI have some business traffic and tourism is booming in La Paz right now, but the business case for a CBB flight from BOG seems tougher than the other t...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

So let me get this straight, you're attacking Pu752 on his logic because you're applying a double standard? Somehow it's common practice in the industry for airlines to launch business oriented routes less than daily until mature and build up demand (includng CM) but AV shouldn't and it would be wi...

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by RCS763AV
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

So let me get this straight, you're attacking Pu752 on his logic because you're applying a double standard? Somehow it's common practice in the industry for airlines to launch business oriented routes less than daily until mature and build up demand (includng CM) but AV shouldn't and it would be wis...

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by RCS763AV
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

2travel2know2 wrote:
Wouldn’t be better for AV to fly BOG-ASU-MVD daily and drop LIM-ASU/MVD ?


That makes no sense in the perspective of a connecting hub. Also, both routes are intended to go daily in the short term.

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by RCS763AV
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

Ok there's also a BOG-ASU thread I started it but let's discuss everything here (what if we asked the mods to close the other and change the title of this one to AV starts BOG-ASU and restarts BOG-MVD). It seems they're commiting an A32S to fly 4x/w to MVD and 3x/w to ASU. Both stations will become...

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by RCS763AV
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

This is the 3rd time AV starts this route. They used to fly BOG EZE MVD many years ago with a 747-200 and they withdrew to only make BOG EZE 3x a week on 767 during the 90's. Let's hope this time It wil work out. Are you seriously saying how AV operated in the 80s and 90s has anything to do with th...

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by RCS763AV
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

Ok there's also a BOG-ASU thread I started it but let's discuss everything here (what if we asked the mods to close the other and change the title of this one to AV starts BOG-ASU and restarts BOG-MVD). It seems they're commiting an A32S to fly 4x/w to MVD and 3x/w to ASU. Both stations will become ...

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by RCS763AV
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to start BOG-ASU December 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 6881

Avianca to start BOG-ASU December 2019

According to an unusually vague statement by the paraguayan CAA (DINAC), starting December 1st, Avianca will be opening BOG-ASU 3x weekly with the proposed schedule: BOG-ASU 21:58-5:25 (+1) ASU-BOG 7:39 11:04 Final details will be added in the coming days, but the route is expected to consolidate in...

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by RCS763AV
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 24810

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

With LIM/SCL/GRU, all AA is doing is adding service back. AA operated these additional flights in the last, before reducing service, perhaps not coincidently, not long before applying for ATI with LATAM. All AA did was upgrade the second daily MIA-SCL and third daily MIA-GRU flights from seasonal t...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126306

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Well, this is certainly bold and disruptive. However, I'm not surprised. First, DL had already lost a network partner in South America ever since AV decided to go with *A in 2010 and cancel the close relationship they had. They needed a new one (G3 has minimal presence outside of Brazil). Second: Th...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca painting airplane to commemorate 100 years!
Replies: 12
Views: 3036

Re: Avianca painting airplane to commemorate 100 years!

They're also running a poll now for vintage uniforms. I personally voted for the second option which is the one from the 1960s.

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by RCS763AV
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca painting airplane to commemorate 100 years!
Replies: 12
Views: 3036

Re: Avianca painting airplane to commemorate 100 years!

Are they not bankrupt? Where do they get the money to do this? No. They're not bankrupt. And also, painting one aircraft which is probably due for a repaint in a commemorative livery is a very small cost for any airline. I'm so happy to hear this news! It's one of two airlines in the whole world tu...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada - Rouge launching year round flights between Montreal and Bogota
Replies: 23
Views: 3745

Re: Air Canada - Rouge launching year round flights between Montreal and Bogota

Demand from Colombia to Europe and specially demand from Europe to Colombia is booming. Flights are packed to the brim, with airlines charging very high fares with the exception of BOG-MAD which has 5-6 scheduled departures per day, without particularly low fares either. Traffic to France is growing...

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by RCS763AV
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada - Rouge launching year round flights between Montreal and Bogota
Replies: 23
Views: 3745

Re: Air Canada - Rouge launching year round flights between Montreal and Bogota

This is great news for BOG, especially since we've lost a couple of international destinations due to AV's reorganization (MVD, BOS, BGI and ORD in the past year). We had all heard the route was in the making for some time and it's great to see it finally coming to fruition. This further consolidate...

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by RCS763AV
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic: A Skyteam hub at LHR ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3429

Re: Virgin Atlantic: A Skyteam hub at LHR ?

Title may sound clickbait, but consider all the following : 1. In July, VA announced they wanted to become the UK's second Flag carrier, rivalling British Airways for capacity and status https://simpleflying.com/virgin-atlantic-heathrow-growth/ 2. That was following VA's April declaration to the Br...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16231

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

The A300F are the ones operated by Aerounión in Mexico which is owned by AVH. The 787F must have been a typo, I do think they operate 2 767F though.

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by RCS763AV
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16231

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

Well, it appears they have only a short time to pull this off and they are already on burrowed time, things are awfully difficult right now, 14 aircraft sold, elimination of business class on the A320 family and route cancellations, there’s even talk of Munich getting axed. For the sake of the almo...

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by RCS763AV
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16231

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

AV needs a total strategic rethink. Anko is smart enough, so that is a plus. However, they need to replace everyone else to make this work, and most importantly, make the airline more global. It is way tooo Colombian right now. No airlines in the region have succeeded by having management being ent...

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by RCS763AV
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16231

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

To be a fanboy? Oh my god. If anything I'm critical of many things from the management of the company, to their sometimes flaky customer service, to their recklessness in ordering aircraft and launching routes without proper market studies. Not to mention how there was no arm's length principle in ...

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by RCS763AV
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16231

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

To be a fanboy? Oh my god. If anything I'm critical of many things from the management of the company, to their sometimes flaky customer service, to their recklessness in ordering aircraft and launching routes without proper market studies. Not to mention how there was no arm's length principle in t...

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by RCS763AV
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16231

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

It is clear that the words were taken out of context. One thing is to say "we're broke" colloquially during a meeting as in our financial situation is delicate, than to actually being legally and financially broke, forcing the company to go through a reorganization proceeding which may end...

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by RCS763AV
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16231

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

Avianca clarifies Kirete's statement: We're not broke, but our financial situation is dire. However, we're taking the necessary steps to solve it. Also, the video was illegally taken during a closed door directives meeting in El Salvador. https://www.portafolio.co/negocios/empresas/avianca-esta-queb...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings Network Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Re: Avianca Holdings Network Thread

Avianca Holdings, following the demise of AV Brasil, has started a wide interline agreement with Azul to access the brazilian market:

https://www.valoraanalitik.com/2019/07/24/avianca-firmo-alianza-con-azul-la-mayor-aerolinea-de-brasil/

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by RCS763AV
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 11905

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

Let's see how Delta does again in the BOG-JFK. When they operated that route like 4 years ago, it was only saturdays and in a 737-700. For sure the new service looks much better, with 757-200 and daily, they can now compete. NYC to Bogota is having double daily BOG-EWR in a 737-700 from United, and...

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by RCS763AV
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings Network Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Re: Avianca Holdings Network Thread

Well, it will be interesting to see what the new CEO does. Their network planning team has been sleeping on the wheel that led to such poor financial performance. If I was the new CEO, I would replace the whole lot! Have a feeling we will be seeing many more changes. Saludos, Alex Truth is correcti...

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by RCS763AV
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings Network Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Avianca Holdings Network Thread

After the initial route cuts announced a couple of months ago, Avianca Holdings has announced several network changes in the past few weeks. Here is a recount of the past weeks' announcements: Central America: Return of TGU-SAP 1 daily rotation with ATR-72. Already in operation. Increased frequency ...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico cancels MEX-GYE and reduces frequencies to UIO
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: Aeromexico cancels MEX-GYE and reduces frequencies to UIO

Well I'm surprised they're not postponing the launch of MEX-CLO (Cali, Colombia) which starts in less than a week, 4x weekly on 737, and has a similar somewhat shorter stage length than MEX-GYE. It's a shame they had to cancel GYE and downgrade UIO but they'll surely be back to the original schedul...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico cancels MEX-GYE and reduces frequencies to UIO
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: Aeromexico cancels MEX-GYE and reduces frequencies to UIO

Well I'm surprised they're not postponing the launch of MEX-CLO (Cali, Colombia) which starts in less than a week, 4x weekly on 737, and has a similar somewhat shorter stage length than MEX-GYE. It's a shame they had to cancel GYE and downgrade UIO but they'll surely be back to the original schedule...

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by RCS763AV
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 mos. after leaving it, Avianca returns to the Honduran domestic market
Replies: 13
Views: 2924

Re: 9 mos. after leaving it, Avianca returns to the Honduran domestic market

Sorry for pointing out the OP didn't have a source, any schedule posted or any substantialt content. It was an empty post which didn't even seem to deserve a thread as it had no real topic. We should raise the quality of posts in the forum. This goes to my fellow forum members and to the mods, stop ...

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by RCS763AV
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Avianca CEO
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: New Avianca CEO

This is good news! Someone was needed at the helm in the midst of the crisis! This guy seems to know a lot about pricing and yield management, which is sorely needed at AV. I'm glad that everything Synergy/Efromovich is being ousted from the organization. He really did a number in the past couple of...

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by RCS763AV
Sun May 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5450

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

I can, I'm Colombian. I've read the article a couple of times. Nothing in it is saying they are at the brink of collapse, rather that measures are being taken to avoid a possible crisis in the future. Avianca is a profitable company, just just too indebted. Measures to reduce that debt and lower co...

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by RCS763AV
Fri May 03, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5450

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

I love these one word statements with no context and without reading the actual thread. No, they are not. If you can read spanish, check this article: https://www.eltiempo.com/economia/empresas/efromovich-habla-de-las-medidas-para-evitar-crisis-en-avianca-354470 I can, I'm Colombian. I've read the ...

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by RCS763AV
Wed May 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5450

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

They should bring the Taca management back, and kick the hell out of Efromovich and co., they have destroyed all what TACA took so many years to build in Central America. What a bunch of bozos. I disagree with your statement. Avianca's management are not a bunch of bozos. They managed to transform ...

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by RCS763AV
Wed May 01, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5450

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

As has been said, Avianca is not as in trouble as Synergy's other "Avianca" brand subsidiaries of Synergy. It is Synergy, through the SPV they created to accept the loan from United, that is in default. As Synergy's shares in Avianca Holdings are the collateral to the loan, this means UA h...

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by RCS763AV
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca increases BOG-MCO, BOG-BCN and BOG-SCL
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Avianca increases BOG-MCO, BOG-BCN and BOG-SCL

I understand the increase to BCN is seasonal but the MCO increase is year-round. BTW, SCL will be seeing 3x daily B788s? That's the same amount of capacity as MAD! Anyways these are good news in line with their operation optimization plan. It was a shame to see BOS, ORD and MVD be cancelled from BOG...

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by RCS763AV
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca increases BOG-MCO, BOG-BCN and BOG-SCL
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Avianca increases BOG-MCO, BOG-BCN and BOG-SCL

I understand the increase to BCN is seasonal but the MCO increase is year-round. BTW, SCL will be seeing 3x daily B788s? That's the same amount of capacity as MAD! Anyways these are good news in plan with their operation optimization plan. It was a shame to see BOS, ORD and MVD be cancelled from BOG...

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by RCS763AV
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia's Avianca cancels 17 Airbus plane orders, delays 35 deliveries
Replies: 28
Views: 5868

Re: Colombia's Avianca cancels 17 Airbus plane orders, delays 35 deliveries

I think this is a great thing for Avianca. They had too much debt, with debt service eating away their profits. Acquiring the debt was necessary at one point because the company needed to grow after the merger with TA and to actually get some economies of scale but now is the time to reorganize and ...

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by RCS763AV
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA and the Max9 - Routes
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Re: COPA and the Max9 - Routes

One of the planes rotates PTY-BOG-PTY-SFO-PTY daily. Flew the route in January, same plane all the way.

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by RCS763AV
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia
Replies: 10
Views: 2602

Re: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia

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 players We'll see how that ...

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by RCS763AV
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia
Replies: 10
Views: 2602

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 RCS763AV
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia
Replies: 10
Views: 2602

Re: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia

250% increase in Cali flights, 60% increase in Medellin. Pretty good growth for what is already a pretty well-covered pair of markets. Wish them the best of luck These markets are well covered by their main competitor. LA's schedule to Medellín with +- 10 daily flight resembles very much that of Vi...

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by RCS763AV
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia
Replies: 10
Views: 2602

LATAM Announces major expansion in Colombia

LATAM Airlines Colombia, part of the LATAM Airlines group, has announced its plan to expand capacity in the Colombian domestic market, essentially doubling their offer from the current schedule. The first round of expansion will start in July this year with a major boost in frequency to three of the...

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by RCS763AV
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?
Replies: 38
Views: 6695

Re: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?

Adding to the above, BOG-ATL could be easily doable by A32SNEO or B737MAX (these aircraft already fly BOG-EZE and BOG-JFK sectors which are considerably longer without significant payload restrictions). Isn't Delta receiving a bunch of NEOs in the coming years?

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by RCS763AV
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10679

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

.. Uhhhh … Colombia? Who got bribed? Gotta be KIDDING me ... Not all Colombians are dishonest people, and not all dishonest people are Colombians.... There is dishonest people everywhere, as a Colombian I find your comment very offensive. I wish people would stick to talk about aviation Of course n...

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by RCS763AV
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10679

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

Would be better if it were in major connection airports like LHR or DXB. The interventions of some users on these threads sometimes leave so much to be desired. BOG is a major connection airport to the US form South America. It hosts a very decent amount of non-stops to the United States, which I w...

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by RCS763AV
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10679

BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

https://www.eltiempo.com/politica/gobierno/duque-anuncia-que-inmigracion-para-estados-unidos-se-podria-hacer-en-el-dorado-321324 (link only in spanish sorry) Today Colombian president Iván Duque mentioned that talks with US authorities to install US Pre-Clearance facilities in BOG are well advanced...

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by RCS763AV
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 29698

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

I can't begin to imagine the amount of damage that this is doing to the Avianca brand, even if they're two completely separate entities. Too bad.

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by RCS763AV
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia increases Bogota service in S19
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Iberia increases Bogota service in S19

It had been discussed in another thread but anyways I'm glad IB is increasing service again (they used to fly up to 10x weekly years back). They were getting their asses kicked by AV frequency wise (AV flies 3x daily) and UX just announced MDE. Finally they're stepping up. I can see this service con...

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by RCS763AV
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'
Replies: 24
Views: 3620

Re: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'

Ok, may thoughts since the quote system on this forum sucks: Pu752: There hasn't been an official statement from the airline yet. I don't agree with starting threads based on possible outcomes until there is certainty from the airline, in general. Regarding your other posts, certainly there is deman...

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