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by yellowtail
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 16190

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

rph99 wrote:
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What Denver really needs is a bit more access to Latin/South America (Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Belize, Honduras)


It already has BZE (and that is doing quite well), and PTY is coming (back) soon.

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by yellowtail
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Understand the Mexican President is visiting BZE today. Please tell me he took his US$200 million 787-9 and someone can get a photo.

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by yellowtail
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

juanchito wrote:
YSAPW wrote:

Some flights will be via SAL and others via GUA.

Juanchito


Can a 319/320 even make it GUA-JFK nonstop without penalties?

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by yellowtail
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

[/quote] landing in SAP at 4:00am.[/quote]. I did not realize that was the arrival time. thats horrible. one gets off the plane like a zombie. Costs associated with the flight must be high though. I presume that they deadhead crew in and out via SAL or MIA. A second frequency would go a long way to ...

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by yellowtail
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

only thing left for IB in the isthmus is SAP really. Does anyone know if Air Europa is bringing back the SAP MAD next year?

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by yellowtail
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

IB just added Managua (via GUA)

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by yellowtail
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Has CM indicated what it will / or wants to replace its regional jets with. I assume it has some markets that can't handle the capacity of the 737-700 but that are viable and profitable with the Embraer. Would they go back for the E2? or try a C-series or Q400,

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by yellowtail
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 15246

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

B6 has a huge gaping hole in their network. Central America. GUA PTY MGA SAL are some very low hanging fruit especially with their Latin point of sale experience

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by yellowtail
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to operate 747 relief flight CUR-SXM
Replies: 34
Views: 7245

Re: KLM to operate 747 relief flight CUR-SXM

I assume the are tankering fuel for the R/T

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by yellowtail
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27628

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Timed correctly this flight can offer some great feed from MEX/CUN/GUA/PTY/SJO etc etc. This may even be the easiest way to get to MCO/MIA/MSY/ATL from SYD.

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by yellowtail
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55866

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Us fellow residents of the Caribbean wish our brothers and sisters in SXM/ANu etc well. Having been through some cat 4s myself, it won't be pretty. If a Cat 5 hits SXM direct, there is no way SXM airport will be up and running properly by Friday. It won't be a pick up the limbs scenario. there Will ...

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by yellowtail
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant enters hotel business - to build Florida resort
Replies: 44
Views: 5261

Re: Allegiant enters hotel business - to build Florida resort

Don't forget Sunwing of canada also owns lots of resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico and do quite a good job of filling them.

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by yellowtail
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 10256

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

having family in the oil industry in Houston, I can tell you that they are beginning to see an uptick and to travel more. Some J travel privileges are being restored (thank god!), so (anecdotally) perhaps the EKs of the world are seeing some travel demand returning.

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by yellowtail
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38544

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

I hadn't realised until recently that IAH publish figures that can be used to assess the overall loads on SQ51/52. There is a slight discrepancy between the IAH numbers and the UK's CAA numbers which is likely to be because one rotation took off from IAH in May and landed at MAN in June (or vice ve...

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by yellowtail
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Intl Air Service Announcement 8/14
Replies: 25
Views: 3162

Re: Denver Intl Air Service Announcement 8/14

Wildcard and say KX from GCM. Huge Dive market.

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by yellowtail
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

CM has been focussed on Argentina by the looks of it, Mendoza, Rosario etc. CM also likes to use E-jets to open destinations but I would think that their fleet is pretty maxed out especially doing some of the those longer runs like POS, MSY and MTY. As for BGI, who knows? Maybe CM might like to get ...

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by yellowtail
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

SJOtoLIR wrote:
Avianca resumes San Salvador - New York/Newark service as shown:

AV 398...SAL 08:00...13:40 EWR... Ex Tu, Sa....319/320
AV 399...EWR 14:55...19:05 SAL... Ex Tu, Sa...319/320
Effective: November 17

Regards.


How many times have they tried this service?

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by yellowtail
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Looks like 9N has suspended BZE-SAP/MID/CTM. its been zeroed out in the GDS.

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by yellowtail
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FJ cancelling flights to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 7213

Re: FJ cancelling flights to SFO

Most of the larger Travel agents in the US and around the world, despite the perception, continue to make commissions (although it is a smaller percentage than 20 years ago). Some also make overrides based on performance etc. there are even "travels desks" that negotiate good volume commis...

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by yellowtail
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 6390

Re: British Airways at PHL

I flew this route in May on a clapped out BA747 that looked like it was on its last legs. The plane was dirty, and was in very poor internal condition. It wasn't full by any means either. If I'm not mistaken BA dropped the Philadpelphia route from 2 flights a day to 1 a day. Not sure if this means ...

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by yellowtail
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 30 more markets by 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 10137

Re: AS 30 more markets by 2018

IMHO If AS doesn't start growing latin/mexico out of LAX in some form, when WN opens its new LAX terminal it will be very hard to do so.

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by yellowtail
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes service to Nairobi
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

Re: Air France resumes service to Nairobi

And this is a different schedule (reverse) than the other euro carriers that do an daytime south and and overnight back north. VS used to run similar schedule. It will be hard to get much connecting traffic from North America on it, but it should do ok. As someone else mentioned lots of multinationa...

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by yellowtail
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

According to the 9N website, quoting routes online, WS is to commence 1Xweekly YYCBZE Nov 3. That will be the longest scheduled flight serving Belize.

A check of OAG shows this
YYC-BZE effective 03NOV17 1 weekly
WS2216 YYC0915 – 1551BZE 73W 5
WS2217 BZE1645 – 2206YYC 73W 5

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by yellowtail
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

At what point does a European carrier do Managua. Apart from Belize (I don't know if MAD-SAP has ended its trial run yet), Nicaragua is the last country left in the isthmus without Euro service.

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by yellowtail
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38544

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

How is SQ's MAN-IAH doing? My son and his family took it the other day and said it was about 70% IAH-MAN and 55% MAN-IAH (with only 6 in J). I would like to see the route stick around as it is great for both cities and makes me visiting family in Bradford easy.

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by yellowtail
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 14335

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

How is BA doing in SJO now. Initially loads were bad.

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by yellowtail
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Curacao in the works?
Replies: 34
Views: 4614

Re: Avianca Curacao in the works?

Might this have anything to do with EU traffic rights available via CUR?

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by yellowtail
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ
Replies: 19
Views: 2842

Re: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ

Still a ton of mid size destinations left for them to link into their system. PBM, MID, BGI, SAT, AUS all come to mind

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by yellowtail
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

APCs are a great idea.

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by yellowtail
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.
Replies: 32
Views: 7998

Re: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.

And BA is not just cutting Customer Experience Managers, but also routes: NEWS June 21, 2017: British Airways removed: - London Heathrow – Bergen - London Heathrow – Stavanger from its network, with effect from 28th October. Stavanger surprises me as it (and Aberdeen) keeps the front cabin on IAH-L...

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by yellowtail
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ: success in Argentina; mulls expansion in the region`
Replies: 38
Views: 6747

Re: NZ: success in Argentina; mulls expansion in the region`

dcajet wrote:
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I highly doubt the govt of Panama is in the business of subsidizing foreign airlines.


They are, and they do.

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by yellowtail
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ: success in Argentina; mulls expansion in the region`
Replies: 38
Views: 6747

Re: NZ: success in Argentina; mulls expansion in the region`

I actually think all 4weekly AKL PTY on a 789 timed properly for connections would do very. CM would also probably welcome it.

Govt of panama would also likely bust out a rev guarantee checkbook to support the service.

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by yellowtail
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 9790

Re: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world

Clearly the survey didn't include some airports like NBO.

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by yellowtail
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to launch DXB-BCN-MEX
Replies: 16
Views: 4718

Re: Rumor: EK to launch DXB-BCN-MEX

If they have parked planes maybe EK should try to get PTY up and running a couple of times a week.

DXB-MEX in whatever form will do well. there should be enough demand from one of the largest cities in the world to one of the largest transit hubs in the world.

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by yellowtail
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline stopovers at small airports
Replies: 58
Views: 9849

Re: Airline stopovers at small airports

It is stil quite popular in the Caribbean and Latin america. 9N does PND-PLJ-DGA-TZA-CUK-SPR (and then CZH if you are lucky) for example with pax getting on and off at each segment. I've been on a SOSA jetstream RTB-LCE-SAP-TGU (don't think I will do that one again having had my fill of landing in T...

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by yellowtail
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline stopovers at small airports
Replies: 58
Views: 9849

Re: Airline stopovers at small airports

did Norwegian discontinue their stopover in St. Croix on their San Juan - Copenhagen route? I don't they're returning to St Croix or San Juan next season. Not surprised . I have seen this flight board in SJU (with the requisite "there will be no beverage or lab service on this leg" announ...

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by yellowtail
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

SJOtoLIR wrote:
yellowtail wrote:
the inaugural WN FLL-BZE

It complements WN DEN-BZE, in service from March 2017.
As far as I know, WN DEN-BZE is seasonal.



Regards.


Yes DEN BZE is seasonal (nov to aug). HOU / FLL are daily year round.

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by yellowtail
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

Since I am too old to figure out how to post photos here, there are photos of the inaugural WN FLL-BZE on the 9N FB page. https://www.facebook.com/TropicAir/photos/a.379400409591.162383.340653164591/10155386983784592/?type=3&theater

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by yellowtail
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

has TAG started their PBR BZE service yet?

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by yellowtail
Mon May 29, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 21997

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

.[/quote]
Not from their hubs...

The A321LR is ill suited for a west coast airline.[/quote]

But they would be great for Hawaii ops and routes such as LAX CUN

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by yellowtail
Sun May 28, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14678

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

"DL" returns to the ATL MID market. Maybe with AM metal they have better success this time. It's huge market but one that has proven tough for most Non Mexican carriers and a market that is used to driving to CUN and flying from there.

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by yellowtail
Tue May 23, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 52
Views: 7770

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

.[/quote]
Sorry you can't turn 189 pasenger 737 in 25 minutes safely.[/quote]

Wrong. The ground handler at BZE got so good at turning aircraft quickly that Boeing once sent a team to watch them turn a full (in and out) TA 762 with cargo in 22 min. They used to do it regularly when TA flew 762s there.

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by yellowtail
Thu May 18, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 26916

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

OzarkD9S wrote:
Wanted to load up on books but only took a shoulder bag with me. I'll be doing a day trip this December and taking a carry-on big enough to haul a good number of books home with me!


Better yet, you can check that bag for free!

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by yellowtail
Sat May 06, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

YYZ BZE on AC will be seasonal to start much as WS was...which apparently was a home run for the airline.

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by yellowtail
Wed May 03, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

http://aircanada.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1131

in the footsteps of WS
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Looks like AC has announced YYZ-BZE.
http://aircanada.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1131

in the footsteps of WS

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by yellowtail
Tue May 02, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

How are crews being rotated on those 1xweekly flights? Via IB?

Seems like a very expensive operation.

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by yellowtail
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest applies for Turks & Caicos
Replies: 42
Views: 7287

Re: Southwest applies for Turks & Caicos

WN clearly intends to go head to head with B6 and NK at FLL on the international ops. Once they get their foreign currency sales situation sorted out, they should do well to places like KIN, POS, etc with the two free bags luring the VFR. BZE, GCM starts June 4th I believe. Also heavy VFR markets to...

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by yellowtail
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

As If there wasn't enough SJO MEX capacity already. Sheesh!

I don't understand the SJO-SAP capacity either. Doesn't CM already serve that market PTY-SJO-SAP? or is this an attempt to stop CMAirlines (the other CM!) from getting expansion ideas....CMairlines already hurts them bad on SAP/TGU-RTB.

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by yellowtail
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lowest Load Factor Routes?
Replies: 39
Views: 7559

Re: Lowest Load Factor Routes?

TAAGS LAD-HAV might be a contender, as is Air Chinas PEK-YYZ-HAV (on the last sector). Some mentioned IKA-CCS....that would def qualify, if it is still around. SQs IAH-DME-SIN used to be quite empty down back but upfront and cargo seemingly made it viable. The lowest load factor flights i have been ...

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by yellowtail
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 21327

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

Seems like CM just announced service PTY-DEN to begin in Dec.

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