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by LatinPlane
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM Grows 787 Fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 6036

AM Grows 787 Fleet

AM's widebody fleet may jump up to 30 787s in the not-to-distant future. Not official yet, but as part of what looks like compensation from Boeing for the 737MAX grounding, the manufacturer is offering firm 787 options to the carrier. All the 19 originally ordered batch composed of 9 788 and 10 789 ...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 5556

Re: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA

Looks like Taos Air ran a relatively successful operation out of Texas last year; its first season of operation. It was popular with the hip crowds of Dallas and Austin. They own their Dornier 328 and the airline's primary goal is to promote and bring people to Taos, NM. A lot of investment has take...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 5556

Re: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA

5832589 Forgot to add, that flights are operated on a 30-seat Dornier 328. In fact, I just realized, you can book yourself a Hawthorne to Dallas flight via Taos, New Mexico for a cool $290.00 one way. You can also book a Carlsbad - Austin TX for about the same price. Not bad! Because what is there ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 5556

Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA

Effective this week and until March, you can fly scheduled air service to two of SoCal's most interesting airports. Taos Air begins flights from Taos, New Mexico to Hawthorne Airport - a private airport about a mile away from LAX and home to SpaceX, The Boring Company, and Tesla Design Studios. Hawt...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ
Replies: 43
Views: 7511

Re: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ

Can someone shed a little more light on Condor's operations at Anchorage and Fairbanks? What clientele do these flights attract? Anchorage of course was a stopover for Lufthansa flights to Asia in the past. It's interesting to see one of a few remaining passenger transoceanic routes that survives. h...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is AeroMexico's non-stops to Asia doing? (NRT, ICN & PVG)
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: How is AeroMexico's non-stops to Asia doing? (NRT, ICN & PVG)

AM is reporting an 83% load factor on its MEX-ICN route for 2019. Pretty good and hence the reason that it goes to daily as of Feb 2020.

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by LatinPlane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa starts MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 4472

Re: Conviasa starts MEX

Flights started yesterday and according to the CEO, bookings have been a success. The airline will be upgrading to the A340 once this is operational in the next year to fly CCS-TLC directly. Picture of the first flight on its arrival to rainy Toluca airport yesterday. https://planamayor.com.mx/recib...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12969

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

From a good source, I can tell you that Iberia will soon reconsider GDL and possibly also look into MTY, which are productive business centers of Mexico longing to be connected Europe to increase business ties. The development of IAG's purchase of Air Europa will help IB expand further into new oppo...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa starts MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 4472

Re: Conviasa starts MEX

This has to be a cruel joke. A 4+ hr flight on an E190? What kind of clientele are they expecting to attract? I know, it's Chavismo's Venezuela. Securing slots should not be an issue. Mexico's current government has not made a secret of their admiration of their "compadres" at Caracas. On...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa starts MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 4472

Conviasa starts MEX

Effective Nov 15, Conviasa launches regular nonstop CCS-MEX - 2x weekly on their EMB-190. Flights are weight restricted and passengers will be allowed only a certain amount of luggage weight to be carried as the aircraft will be heavily penalized. http://www.conviasa.aero/ Conviasa has yet to secure...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 10978

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

The closure of Shanghai is surprising, but the route was showing weakness for the past year. Demand has really softened and this has to do a lot with the trade wars and the Chinese economy cooling off. Hainan and China Southern have also decreased their service to MEX to just 2x per week! Both Chine...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK gets court approval for December flights to MEX via BCN
Replies: 87
Views: 9812

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285435/aeromexico-aug-oct-2019-barcelona-aircraft-changes/ I can see AM not doing too bad... already upgrading to 789 Apparently the route is performing quite nicely hence the need to upgauge from the start to 789 instead of the planned 788. While t...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico cancels MEX-GYE and reduces frequencies to UIO
Replies: 12
Views: 3211

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

The 737-MAX's continued grounding and its postponed restart has affected its planned schedules throughout the year. This is something the CEO had warned may happen if the problems with the plane would not be fixed soon. Similar to what other carriers are going through. Other recently started routes ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri May 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas publishes 2018 financial results
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas publishes 2018 financial results

In other words, In good years it reports losses, in bad years it reports BIGGER losses.

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by LatinPlane
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRaibweIjXs
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I wonder how well SCL-GRU-TLV is doing for LATAM Chile. Although this one is a special case as the only non-stop market from TLV to South America, I have to think it may also fall in the low-yielding category routes given the multiple connections offered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRaibweIjXs

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by LatinPlane
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

It is not just Rome that gets axed from LATAM's route map. Munich also got axed recently and Lisbon may also be going away according to various sources. https://www.airway1.com/latam-suspends-flight-between-brazil-and-munich/ LATAM Brasil: GRU-LIS (6X) GRU-LHR (7X) GRU-MAD (7X) GRU-BCN (7X) DOWNGRAD...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 8407

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Wonderful! Looking forward to reading your articles. Thanks in advance.

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by LatinPlane
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG's First 777 Parted Out
Replies: 14
Views: 4560

VARIG's First 777 Parted Out

0640195 VARIG's first factory delivered 777, PP-VRA, has been parted out nearly 17 years since first delivered to the airline in February 2001. VARIG's 777 intro commercial for its home market - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbYulp_3KeE Full video presentation of aircraft construction by Boeing: ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE

Congrats to AM, CLO and GYE! AM had already served GYE many years ago. I am sure in a year or so this flight will become daily. With respect to the 5th freedom rights, I don't really expect AM to use them. What could they offer? CUZ, VVI or COR? I doubt any of those would be profitable. This is AM'...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE

AM is growing its Latin American network, a region that has become more profitable than its domestic service, which is operating at a loss due to extreme competition from low-cost Mexican rivals. Effect May 16, AM starts Cali, Colombia. Complementing its 2x daily BOG service and almost daily MDE ser...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes non-stop flights to Barcelona in S19
Replies: 16
Views: 2474

Re: Aeromexico resumes non-stop flights to Barcelona in S19

Wondering if they are just shifting their 3x daily flight from MAD to BCN?

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by LatinPlane
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23899

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Pretty good, except the 5th image from top down. The colors are appropriate for employees who work for Alaska instead.

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by LatinPlane
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 145
Views: 30112

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Here's something you'll never see again:

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Oporto Sa Carneiro - 1986

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by LatinPlane
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terminated AF destinations
Replies: 38
Views: 4324

Re: Terminated AF destinations

AF flew to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta for several years in the late 60s and early 70s. ORY-JFK-GDL-PVR. GDL is still served as a cargo route.

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by LatinPlane
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 5235

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

I really like this video of an AR 742 taking off from Rio Gallegos (technical stop) on its way to Auckland and Sydney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqxLe8OPwvE I vaguely recall that in the '90s AR had two 747 flights into MIA. One was nonstop MIA-EZE and one was MIA-GRU-EZE (with 5th freedom righ...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 5235

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

Wonderful article. Thanks for posting! I found interesting in the article that AR's long-haul flights in '80s averaged a 60% load factor. This was pretty much the case when national air carriers were heavily protected by their governments and fares were governed by IATA strict fare rules. Under thos...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC
Replies: 47
Views: 7530

Re: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC

First quarterly net-loss in something like 8 years? Blood bath with too much competition on the domestic market and transborder market! Aircraft being removed from service are actually 2 737-700s and not -800s as article states. Early phase out of 2 737-700s that were already planned to leave fleet.

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by LatinPlane
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With EK out of the picture, BCN is back on AM's plans
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: With EK out of the picture, BCN is back on AM's plans

They're going to have to do it. Otherwise, someone else will jump in. TK would love the opportunity. Perhaps this route is best served on a seasonal basis. My guess is that other new destinations in Europe will be either Frankfurt or Milan. These two have been mentioned by AM's CEO in the past as po...

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by LatinPlane
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 13501

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Me thinks AM will have to announce the route now for resumption either early 2019 or Summer at the latest. Otherwise, it does face the risk of another airline more amenable to a 3x per week offer (such as Turkish) to try to swoop in and take the 5th freedom option. AM did leave BCN at the height of ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 13501

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

I'm sorry but slot related or not who in sane mind would fly to that bus station which is MEX? Did any of you fly to/from MEX airport in recent times? If EK had a choice and was looking for reasons not to fly somewhere, a single visit to that place would answer it. The kettle calling to pot black! ...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 13501

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

It was reported yesterday or so by Mexico's Expansión. Apparently three weekly service (which is what the slots they were able to obtain would allow) would result in an unprofitable operation for EK, so they decided to not launch DXB-BCN-MEX. I wonder if AM will relaunch this flight or not. It will...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM requests authority to fly EZE-CUN - and other requests
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: LATAM requests authority to fly EZE-CUN - and other requests

A rather strange route request under the current economic circumstances. How lucrative would it be for LATAM to start an EZE-CUN? Many economists within the country are recommending that people stay home and avoid using their dollar-based credit cards abroad due to the extreme weakening of the Argen...

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by LatinPlane
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 16289

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Actually, not only AR flew to SCQ, they also flew to VGO various charter flights using a mix of A310s and A342s. Here is a link to a picture of AR's A342 in VGO. https://www.google.es/search?biw=1366&bih=662&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=3bSVW7naEMSWa-yFrZAJ&q=aerolineas+argentinas+A340+VGO&...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 16289

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Even from Argentina, with its huge ties with Galicia, a flight to Santiago de Compostela or A Coruña struggles. AR used to fly on Mondays a 747-200 non stop service to A Coruña (or was it SCQ? I forget now) but the flight was marketed by Llongueiras & Llongueiras, a Buenos Aires wholesaler, and...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing
Replies: 18
Views: 4558

Re: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing

Ha ha ha... Too funny. Thanks for posting. :lol: :lol: Fell off my chair at work.

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKIFT: "The Quick Descent of Surf Air"
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: SKIFT: "The Quick Descent of Surf Air"

I've always had my reservations about their business model; a tech startup that tries to "disrupt the air carrier industry". My feelings have proved to be on the right track. I've had the opportunity to hire away some of their talent and with it the inside scoop of how they run things. The...

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by LatinPlane
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 6240

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

Alitalia also flew into LIM.

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by LatinPlane
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 6395

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

Is this a move by AM to capture some of the US-sourced traffic to PUJ and LIR (like the west coast) or catering to Mexican travelers? If the latter, how robust is that traffic? Without previous knowledge it'd seem with Mexico having world class resorts/beaches on 2 oceans... Is there an added "...

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by LatinPlane
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 6395

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

According to this article, Colombia is AM's most important Latin American market and the airline is studying more destinations in the country. https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/Aeromexico-espera-movilizar-400000-pasajeros-a-Colombia-en-2018-20180517-0055.html I would think they would be consi...

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by LatinPlane
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 6395

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

= Cool. Thanks. I did not know UIO had gone to 10x. That is a pretty strong build up for AM then. UIO 10x, BOG 21x, LIM 21x, and MDE 7x. As much as I'd love it, I would be shocked if it was CCS. BTW, I hear they are looking at GIG. Thoughts on that? Saludos, Alex In my opinion, GIG sounds far fetch...

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by LatinPlane
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 6395

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

I believe it will be flown Saturday and Sunday. If it works out, they will add service on Thursday and Friday. As far as service to Guayaquil, it could be a possibility since Ecuador and Mexico have an unlimited bilateral agreement whereby Ecuador grants AM unlimited service in frequencies and shoul...

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by LatinPlane
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 6395

AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

Seasonal weekend service to Punta Cana starts November flown by AM Connect. Complements daily mainline 737 service to Santo Domingo, which is doing extremely well since it was launched. Will also announce one more destination in Latin America this quarter. https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/-A...

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by LatinPlane
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ and one more Latin American destination
Replies: 0
Views: 396

AM adds PUJ and one more Latin American destination

Punta Cana starts November. Weekend seasonal service to start with AM Connect aircraft. Will increase service depending on demand. This complements its daily 737 service to Santo Domingo, which is doing quite well. Hints of at least one more destination in Latin America to be announced shortly. [url...

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by LatinPlane
Thu May 31, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Announces 2017 Financial Results
Replies: 1
Views: 401

AR Announces 2017 Financial Results

Aerolineas Argentinas posted its 2017 results: $248 million (USD) in net losses, a 10.3% reduction from the previous year. Good turnaround results when considered the history of the company, which has never actually reported a real profit since its inception in the 50s. - For the first time in 21 ye...

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by LatinPlane
Fri May 11, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 12219

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

In effect, as expected, EK was denied 5th freedom rights from BCN to MEX with AM's resumption of service to BCN. Spanish only: http://noticaribe.com.mx/2018/05/09/el-vuelo-mexico-dubai-se-estanca-por-boicot-de-aeromexico/ While Catalan authorities cleared the way for EK to start service, on the oth...

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by LatinPlane
Thu May 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 12219

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

In effect, as expected, EK was denied 5th freedom rights from BCN to MEX with AM's resumption of service to BCN. Spanish only: http://noticaribe.com.mx/2018/05/09/el-vuelo-mexico-dubai-se-estanca-por-boicot-de-aeromexico/ While Catalan authorities cleared the way for EK to start service, on the othe...

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by LatinPlane
Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 138
Views: 13449

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

If the Ultimate folks get to run the operation, the outcome should be good. Rising fuel prices, of course, are not good news for 30-seaters. Agreed, but usually that is not the case with acquisitions. OneJet has ambitious growth plans and it appears that there's a lot of money backing it up. I'm sa...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 12219

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Does AM have enough 787 for all their requirements to EZE & GRU plus Asia and all the flights to Europe listed above ? Flying to Barcelona sounds like a great thing but it shouldn't come at the price of cancelling existing flights to other cities. Better to serve CDG at the proper level then co...

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by LatinPlane
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 12219

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Preemptive move to convince Mexican authorities to deny 5th freedom rights to EK. Spain - Mexico market is booming and competition with IB is fierce. AM is also going almost 3x daily to MAD. MEX - MAD 20x per week MEX - BCN 4x per week MEX - CDG 7x per week MEX - AMS 7x per week MEX - LHR 7x per wee...

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by LatinPlane
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 24803

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

Doubtful, unless Argentina's economic recovery somehow accelerates drastically and/or Brazil manages to tame political uncertainty with a winning presidential candidate offering desperately-needed policy reforms. As mentioned, UA 'inherited' PanAm's South American routes a quarter century ago, acqu...

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