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by dcajet
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 767-222 routes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: United 767-222 routes?

I used to go to IAD to watch planes when I was a young AvGeek, that was when the 767-200 was new. At one point they operated it to all the hubs domestically, I'm guessing for crew proving/training IAD-DEN (Stapelton) IAD-ORD/DEN/SFO/LAX It may have operated to SEA from IAD but I can't remember, she...

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Applies For MIA-EZE/VVI
Replies: 21
Views: 3728

Re: Eastern Airlines Applies For MIA-EZE/VVI

As someone already mentioned, AR is back on the route, 4x w and AA is back with daily services. Loads are pretty soft, with today's AR1303, operated by an A332, arriving with 103 paxs. AA's Friday arrival into EZE brought 123 paxs on a B772.

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Applies For MIA-EZE/VVI
Replies: 21
Views: 3728

Re: Eastern Airlines Applies For MIA-EZE/VVI

What happened to those flights they announced, I think from JFK to LAX? Did they follow through or did they decide against those flights? What scheduled flights do they operate at the moment? I've seen an EA 763 on FR24 operating a red-eye LAX-EWR, preCovid, not sure if it was a charter or schedule...

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AR retrojet
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

Re: New AR retrojet

Retrojet LV-GOO made earlier today its first international appearance at Sao Paulo GRU, where it was paired with a retro 70s van.

Image

Photo: Aerolineas Argentinas

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by dcajet
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2774

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020

https://twitter.com/ArgSpotters/status/ ... 6992841728
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Ethiopian returned today to Buenos Aires EZE, ADD-GRU-EZE route. Initially it will be 1x w during October, to be increased to to 3x w during November and December, and then 4x w from January onwards.,

https://twitter.com/ArgSpotters/status/ ... 6992841728

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is Air France's PPT flight routed via YVR instead of LAX?
Replies: 36
Views: 8730

Re: Why is Air France's PPT flight routed via YVR instead of LAX?

Do Canada and the EU have Open Skies? Yes, but for some reason, Canada - Tahiti rights are still covered by the old 1970s agreement between Canada and France. Regardless, as I said, all three airlines have the rights, be choose not to exercise them. Because Tahiti, and other DOM-TOM (Départements d...

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3363
Views: 597308

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/AndyPNino/status/13 ... 3726425094
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After a 6-month absence, United returned today to Buenos Aires EZE from its Houston IAH hub.

https://twitter.com/AndyPNino/status/13 ... 3726425094

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by dcajet
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2774

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020

Far away from home... Xiamen Airlines operating today at Buenos Aires EZE, route XMN-AMS-EZE, flown with 787-8 B-2763. It carried 45 passengers and cargo. Most Chinese living in the Buenos Aires area are from Fujian province, which is where Xiamen is HQ'd. https://twitter.com/ArgSpotters/status/1315...

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas

Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral merger moved one step closer as an agreement was signed between pilots. https://www.lanacion.com.ar/economia/la-fusion-aerolineas-argentinas-austral-anunciaron-acuerdo-pilotos-nid2468741 This includes a rather infrequent occurrence in Argentina: the disappearance o...

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by dcajet
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2142
Views: 265398

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://crankyflier.com/2020/10/05/very ... ts-roll-in


And eliminates planned 2nd daily LAX-HND.
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Ishrion wrote:
AA's suspending passenger DFW/LAX-HND until March 27, 2021.

https://crankyflier.com/2020/10/05/very ... ts-roll-in


And eliminates planned 2nd daily LAX-HND.

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by dcajet
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline orders that never were.
Replies: 59
Views: 3569

Re: Airline orders that never were.

I thought it would be pretty cool to have a discussion about airlines that placed orders for aircraft that were never delivered and why those aircraft were never delivered. Some that come to mind are. Libyan Arab Airlines 747 Those 3 747-2L5B ended up with VARIG as PP-VNA/B/C. Isn't a picture about...

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by dcajet
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline orders that never were.
Replies: 59
Views: 3569

Re: Airline orders that never were.

klm617 wrote:
I thought it would be pretty cool to have a discussion about airlines that placed orders for aircraft that were never delivered and why those aircraft were never delivered.

Some that come to mind are.


Libyan Arab Airlines 747


Those 3 747-2L5B ended up with VARIG as PP-VNA/B/C.

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by dcajet
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58462

Re: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread

mark1484 wrote:
CU-T1251 back in the air again!


:scratchchin: Now, where is CU-T1250?

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by dcajet
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2142
Views: 265398

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Isn’t it the third Brazil route AA had canceled? Is LAX-GRU scheduled to return? You are correct. American has pretty much dismantled long haul international flying out of LAX. 2x LHR 2x HND 1x SYD 1x AKL 1x CHC (still planned) not exactly. still a pretty decent schedule. would be shocked if HKG an...

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by dcajet
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2142
Views: 265398

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It looks like AA is cancelling for good the JFK-GIG route, which was slated for return Dec. 17th. Second route to Brazil AA cancels, having previously announced the cancellation of MIA-BSB. If DL does not resume its own JFK-GIG flights, Rio de Janeiro will be left w/o a direct service to NYC. https...

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by dcajet
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2142
Views: 265398

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It looks like AA is cancelling for good the JFK-GIG route, which was slated for return Dec. 17th. Second route to Brazil AA cancels, having previously announced the cancellation of MIA-BSB. If DL does not resume its own JFK-GIG flights, Rio de Janeiro will be left w/o a direct service to NYC. https...

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by dcajet
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2142
Views: 265398

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It looks like AA is cancelling for good the JFK-GIG route, which was slated for return Dec. 17th. Second route to Brazil AA cancels, having previously announced the cancellation of MIA-BSB. If DL does not resume its own JFK-GIG flights, Rio de Janeiro will be left w/o a direct service to NYC. https...

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by dcajet
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2142
Views: 265398

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It looks like AA is cancelling for good the JFK-GIG route, which was slated for return Dec. 17th. Second route to Brazil AA cancels, having previously announced the cancellation of MIA-BSB. If DL does not resume its own JFK-GIG flights, Rio de Janeiro will be left w/o a direct service to NYC. https:...

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by dcajet
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 12622

Re: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

I'm shocked it has taken this long Pre-COVID, and provided airlines navigated successfully the difficulties that operating in Venezuela entail, CCS could be a profitable destination with very limited seat supply, high fares and a small-ish but consistent demand. Enter COVID and the whole operation ...

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by dcajet
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 12622

Re: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

I'm surprised that TP still flies to CCS, even if on leased metal. The main reason is the inability to repatriate money. TP will probably be next to go. I wouldn't be surprised if IB decides to quit, and if successful in buying UX, UX would quit too. Ultimately, I see only CM/P5, BW, and TK in CCS ...

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by dcajet
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 12622

Re: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

I'm shocked it has taken this long Pre-COVID, and provided airlines navigated successfully the difficulties that operating in Venezuela entail, CCS could be a profitable destination with very limited seat supply, high fares and a small-ish but consistent demand. Enter COVID and the whole operation ...

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by dcajet
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 12622

After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

One part COVID 19, one part Venezuela's own crisis. It was announced yesterday that after 68 years of serving CCS, AF will not resume flying to Venezuela. CCS used to be one of AF's premier destinations in South America, including Concorde service in the late 70s and 80s. Recently AF was serving CCS...

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by dcajet
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2142
Views: 265398

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

American Airlines has become the first airline authorized by Argentina's ANAC to resume daily MIA-EZE service. Effective Oct. 7. Presently the airline is only operating MIA-EZE 2x w on a special waiver authority. AA907/08 will operate with the 77E.

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by dcajet
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rossiya Airlines acquiring 7 of BA’s 747-400’s
Replies: 37
Views: 9119

Re: Rossiya Airlines acquiring 7 of BA’s 747-400’s

https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/med ... 981-2a.pdf
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smartplane wrote:
Would these aircraft have had the fuel tank inerting mod completed?


Unless BA was operating them under some sort of waiver, they should. It was due years ago.

https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/med ... 981-2a.pdf

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by dcajet
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 534
Views: 59110

Re: The Fate of DLs 73Gs?

https://www.reuters.com/article/health- ... SL4N2CP483
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xdlx wrote:
I thought Copa wanted some or all


COPA is early-retiring its own 73G

https://www.reuters.com/article/health- ... SL4N2CP483

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by dcajet
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In post Covid, do you think Delta's Atlanta-Chennai will work again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: In post Covid, do you think Delta's Atlanta-Chennai will work again?

Did I miss something? When did Delta ever fly between Atlanta to Chennai?

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by dcajet
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3363
Views: 597308

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Change of gauge on the IAH-EZE route, scheduled to return Oct 1st: goes from the 77E to the 789, with a slight reduction of seats (around 15-20 less per flight). Until Oct 18th the route will be flown once a week, then 3x w from Oct 19th.

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by dcajet
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 350106

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Surpirse! said no one, ever. The new Alitalia runs into trouble. It's 100 days late and its business plan, # of lay offs, appointment of key staff and EU approval are still on the table, being discussed. What could go wrong? https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/alitalia-decollo-difficile-nuova-compagnia-...

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by dcajet
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuatoriana coming back
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Seems investors have adopted the name of the company that ceased operations in 2006, for a new startup and applied for AOC from CNAC (National Council of Civil Aviation). The airline, as reported, will initially launch service domestically and is looking at both prop and jet fleet types. The eventu...

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by dcajet
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AR retrojet
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

Re: New AR retrojet

The lack of winglets helps with the retro vibe jaja. Indeed. There are only 2 73G sans winglets in AR's fleet and they came new from Boeing in 2009; originally ordered by AirTran but not taken up. They have a different configuration than the rest of the 73G fleet (all coach) and they are deployed m...

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by dcajet
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 213
Views: 10956

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/CCA042/256436d0
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Interesting (and long!) Air China flight operated between Sep 1 - 3, with an A332, B-6132. Carrying medical personnel and supplies; stopping for only 90 min to 2 hours at each stop.

PEK-MAD-LIM-EZE-MAD-PEK

https://www.flightradar24.com/CCA042/256436d0

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by dcajet
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AR retrojet
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

New AR retrojet

To commemorate the airline's 70th anniversary. Unveiled today at FAdeA MRO in Cordoba: LV-GOO 737-7BD (35962/2932) sporting the 70s and 80s livery. https://i.postimg.cc/8PGDkMRf/Eg63j-Lt-Xg-Agr-BHA.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/P5rjYHFt/Eg6z-NE6-Xg-AAy-XYo.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RhQkJp76/Eg6z-NE6-WAAEg...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21641

Re: Emirates axes MEX

That, and TK's absence, says the problem is the Latin American market and lack of demand to relevant destinations. TK is returning to EZE & GRU in late October with the A359. Not sure about TK's other regional destinations (BOG/PTY/CCS/HAV). I'd argue the above statement is more relevant to EK ...

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by dcajet
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7242

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

The BBC's "Come Fly with Me" (a spoof on documentaries such as Airline and Airport) had Simon and Jackie Trent – A husband and wife pilot team, flying for Great British Air. Jackie constantly brings up the fact that Simon committed adultery with a female flight attendant (the reason they n...

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by dcajet
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A300s?
Replies: 88
Views: 11516

Re: TATL A300s?

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by dcajet
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: QR axes EZE

Today, the airline published an statement confirming the rumours that had been circulating the last few days in Argentina, expressing they would not resume the GRU-EZE leg of the DOH-GRU-EZE route. After NZ and EK, QR becomes the third airline to leave EZE since the pandemic started. The uncertaini...

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by dcajet
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21641

Re: Emirates cancels SCL

The above info is not correct. Emirates has laid off its staff at SCL, while the company line at EZE and GIG is that they will return once the market and operational conditions warrant it, but no lay offs have happened there.

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21641

Re: Emirates axes MEX

I had a gut feeling this was going to happen, after they cut the GIG flights. Not surprised GRU is still going, but I am surprised they cannot maintain at least a GIG terminator (like when that route originally started). Why are you surprised? Rio's long haul demand has been pretty much wiped out o...

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by dcajet
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21641

Re: Emirates axes MEX

I had a gut feeling this was going to happen, after they cut the GIG flights. Not surprised GRU is still going, but I am surprised they cannot maintain at least a GIG terminator (like when that route originally started). Why are you surprised? Rio's long haul demand has been pretty much wiped out o...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21641

Re: Emirates axes MEX

That, and TK's absence, says the problem is the Latin American market and lack of demand to relevant destinations. TK is returning to EZE & GRU in late October with the A359. Not sure about TK's other regional destinations (BOG/PTY/CCS/HAV). I'd argue the above statement is more relevant to EK ...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21641

Re: Emirates axes MEX

Been told flight's not coming back; flight schedules are being updated.

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21641

Re: Emirates axes MEX

such a mess --- all the drama that started over this route and seemed to continue in perpetuity between DL, EK, and AM. noticeably, TK has not resumed any of its South American ops to my knowledge, either. Turkish will be returning to GRU & EZE with the winter schedule, Oct 25th, Equipment has ...

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by dcajet
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21641

Emirates axes MEX

Another Latin destination axed by Emirates: Mexico City. It is no longer available for sale. MEX was the latest addition in the region (2019) to the EK network. It was the subject of controversy at the time as it included a 5th freedom leg between MEX and BCN, that did not make Aeromexico happy at a...

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA
Replies: 7
Views: 3654

Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Kamila88 wrote:
It would be nice if civilians could book! :)


You would have had stuck out like a sore thumb!

Image

Image via Aviacionline.com

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by dcajet
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA
Replies: 7
Views: 3654

Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

https://twitter.com/CyprusAeropolis/sta ... 9315661831
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LV-GHQ @ LCA

https://twitter.com/CyprusAeropolis/sta ... 9315661831

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA
Replies: 7
Views: 3654

Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

voxkel wrote:
This is one long A332 flight especially WB. Much longer than LV BCN-SCL or AR's own FCO-EZE. Almost certainly will be heavily weight restricted.


I doubt it will go out full in terms of paxs or carry any cargo.

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA
Replies: 7
Views: 3654

New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Aerolineas Argentinas will be operating over the next few weeks a series of special flights between Argentina and Cyprus with the A330-200 242T MTOW. The purpose of the flights is to transport members of the Argentinian Armed Forces who perform functions in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission (U...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL begins nonstop SCL and BOG, drops CTG
Replies: 16
Views: 4387

Re: KL begins nonstop SCL and BOG, drops CTG

BOG- Ams are Probably cargo flights, Colombia is closed to passenger flights ( only repatriation) to at least mid Sept. You are correct, these are cargo flights only as Colombia is closed to regular passenger flight until September 1st. Naturally, they operate to BOG, where there is a cargo/logisti...

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by dcajet
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL begins nonstop SCL and BOG, drops CTG
Replies: 16
Views: 4387

Re: KL begins nonstop SCL and BOG, drops CTG

With Delta's investment in LATAM, SkyTeam will become #1 in Latin America with dual west-east hubs in SCL & GRU. LATAM has no plans to join Skyteam; it is to remain an "independent player". At least that is what was announced before the pandemic. They actually are keeping some of the ...

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