What Denver really needs is a bit more access to Latin/South America (Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Belize, Honduras)
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.Jump to post
juanchito wrote:YSAPW wrote:
Some flights will be via SAL and others via GUA.
[/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 ...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
IB just added Managua (via GUA)Jump to post
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,Jump to post
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 experienceJump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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
Looks like 9N has suspended BZE-SAP/MID/CTM. its been zeroed out in the GDS.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
How is BA doing in SJO now. Initially loads were bad.Jump to post
Still a ton of mid size destinations left for them to link into their system. PBM, MID, BGI, SAT, AUS all come to mindJump to post
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...Jump to post
I highly doubt the govt of Panama is in the business of subsidizing foreign airlines.
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.
Clearly the survey didn't include some airports like NBO.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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&theaterJump to post
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
"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.Jump to post
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.
Looks like AC has announced YYZ-BZE.
in the footsteps of WS
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post