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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa 737-800 overruns runway at PTY
Replies: 24
Views: 5425

Re: Copa 737-800 overruns runway at PTY

we are going into northern hemisphere autumn. Its getting darker earlier, the winds are picking up and rain is picking up in many locations. Panama is located within the tropical zone, between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. We cannot speak about the autumn season, in this country. Du...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

avi8 wrote:
Seems like no connections are being offered yet.

DM Arajet is being promoted as an ultra-low cost airline.
So, they're only focused in the point to point services.
It's a good picture the early increase in their services, taking into account that DM just started their scheduled flights.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

TK has succeeded in PTY where EK failed. It's a good point. EK DXB-PTY never started in 2016 and TK has demonstrated how an airline can work successfully, in such geographical area. I'm not sure where the demand of passengers on IST-PTY is heading as their final destinations. My point is that TK wo...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

As a result, Panama City will experience the following schedule: TK IST-BOG-PTY-IST, 7x weekly, 777 TK IST-PTY-IST, 3x weekly, 789 from October 30 IST-PTY is the third busiest European route for Panama, only behind AMS-PTY and MAD-PTY. CDG-PTY and FRA-PTY are placed behind IST-PTY. This new level of...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Southwest will start Denver - San Jose service.

WN 710......DEN 07:00 - SJO 13:10....Sa
WN 707......SJO 12:30 – DEN 18:10...Sa
Effective: March 11, 2023.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

LightChop2Chop wrote:
9N adding BZE SAP starting November. I think they used to fly it before.

It might be Roatan instead ?
Since the demise of AV SAL-BZE, other regional carriers have started services from Belize to either Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Regards,

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm looking forward to seeing this very nice Copa retro jet in Curacao. Does anyone have the registration of that 737-800 wearing the retro livery and when it will enter commercial operations? Update. Copa Airlines Retro-jet. Type: Boeing 737-8V3. Registration: HP-1841CMP. Delivery date: September ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Chele737 wrote:
DL already cancel MCOPTY as well, right?

DL MCO-PTY is not available anymore.
Speaking about the [Los Angeles - Central America] segment on Delta Air Lines, LAX-GUA, LAX-SAL and LAX-SJO are still in service.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

asuflyer wrote:
DL is cancelling LAX-PTY and reducing JFK-PTY to 1w.

CM PTY-ATL was the response for the launch of both DL LAX-PTY and DL JFK-PTY or vice versa.
All began in 2021, but I couldn't remember who started the fire...

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

A388 wrote:
Any news on when the Copa retrojet 737-800 will start flying?

I've been searching lately more information about it.
No photos and detailed info have been released yet.
Back in the 90s, when that retro livery was active, the airline was named Copa Panama.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Kilgen wrote:
Wingo is planning to fly to DAV in 2023, 7fx per week. It is opening HAV and SDQ in Sept and Oct of this year from BLB, 2fx weekly each.

Both P5 BLB-SDQ 2x weekly and P5 BLB-BAQ 2x weekly will start the same date: October 06.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Aug 24, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm from Dominican Republic and yesterday I received a lot offers from Copa to fly SDQ-CLO for 305.00 rt, SDQ-SJO for 301.00 rt, SDQ-SAL for 315.00 rt, and SDQ-GUA for 312.00, also they has been sending me offers to fly to Quito and Guayaquil, all part of the Arajet's new destinations to launch. Ae...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Servivensa - why?
Replies: 21
Views: 4381

Re: Servivensa - why?

flyaa757 wrote:
CCS-MBO-AUA on 820C in VC colors.

Did you mean Maracaibo ?
MAR / SVMC

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Nice to see again this retro livery on this isolated Copa Airlines plane ! :smile:
The orange-scheme disappeared once the Continental - Copa agreement came into fruition by the late 90s.
I attached some 737-200s from the database wearing these colors.



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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Aug 20, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Finally, AA would dare to start again their MIA-MGA services and facing AV SAL-MGA-MIA 14x weekly. The airline has not even released the official date of that resumption. With that being said, AA would serve to all the Central American countries out of Miami. AA 2243...MIA 10:25.....MGA 12:18...738 ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

It might be a combination of macro-economic factors in Latin America: the increase in oil prices, the reduction of future reserves, the regional inflation, the devaluation of currencies, the Covid-19 crisis and so forth.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

More announcements: August 11 - November 01: AV GUA-JFK. Temporarily suspended. August 11 - November 01: AV GUA-IAD. Temporarily suspended. August 11 - November 01: AV SAL-LIM. Temporarily suspended. August onward: AV GUA-MIA. Suspended. August onward: AV SAP-MIA. Suspended. August onward: AV SJO-LA...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

AraJet has released their starting dates for the Central American services, among other routes:

September 17: DM SDQ-SAL, 2x weekly.
September 28: DM SDQ-GUA, 2x weekly.
October 08: DM SDQ-SJO, 4x weekly.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

From the last press release: Copa has carried 7.72 million passengers in 2022, still 4.8% below pre-pandemic traffic levels. Similarly, total operating revenue, coming from passenger, cargo, and mail, is still 4.0% below 2019 levels; total operating expenses are 5.0% above pre-pandemic levels. With ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

LightChop2Chop wrote:
looks like AC is finally resuming BZE. moving to Mainline A220 from Rouge 319

AC YYZ-BZE should be the first scheduled operation in Central America with the A220.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

New York City JFK CM PTY-JFK 24x weekly DL JFK-PTY 4x weekly Atlanta CM PTY-ATL 4x weekly DL ATL-PTY 8x weekly The opening of CM ATL-PTY 4x weekly was a response for DL JFK-PTY 4x weekly. CM ATL-PTY, DL JFK-PTY and DL LAX-PTY started at the same time: December 2021. DL LAX-PTY 1x weekly is still act...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Frontier Airlines is focusing their Central American flights especially from Orlando, given the current services of F9 MCO-SAL, F9 MCO-BZE, F9 MCO-LIR and F9 MCO-SJO. All are served with some weekly services. NK also flies some MCO-Central American routes. However, nobody else is facing to Panama Ci...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do flights to LIM arrive in the evening?
Replies: 33
Views: 9044

Re: Why do flights to LIM arrive in the evening?

So the planes can fly back to their hubs overnight and arrive in the morning for maximum connectivity. Agreed. I would add one more point. For the case of routes like LIM-MIA, South Florida is one hour forward compared to Peru, in the US summer time. Having said that, the northbound flight left Per...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Can someone take now the metro from Panama City downtown to get at Tocumen international airport ? The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública de Costa Rica has sent at least three flights linking David and San Jose to rescue some stranded Costa Rican travelers. These flights were operated on the DH6 - Twin...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

I suspect CM could even have day-time rotations to ASU, VVI and BSB. Speaking about the South American destinations on Copa Airlines, they're currently managing a vast list of stations, where their services are more than a daily flight by now: CTG, BAQ, MDE, BOG, CLO, CCS, UIO, GYE, LIM, VVI, SCL, ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Jul 16, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

CM PTY-ASU goes temporarily to 17x weekly from July till August 2022.
They had never operated this route such a large amount of weekly frequencies, as far I know.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arajet News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 28924

Re: Arajet launching 23 initial destinations

Arajet will launch 23 destinations between July of this year and January 2023. The dates of launch were not yet listed and flights are not yet in the GDS. The airline already has 3 737MAX8's on property From Santo Domingo (SDQ) Daily services to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) New York (JFK) Orlando/Sanford ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The Dominican low-cost airline called Arajet is also adding DM SDQ-PTY 5x weekly to its network.
This route is widely dominated by CM PTY-SDQ 21x weekly.
The launch of DM SDQ-SAL 2x weekly had been announced before.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Not Ready To Return To Nicaragua
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Re: US Airlines Not Ready To Return To Nicaragua

MGA is pretty well just South Florida. South Florida - Managua is certainly the main market linking the United States and Nicaragua. However, NK FLL-MGA is not working yet. Spirit has been operating in Nicaragua, almost 15 years ago. Speaking about other available markets in the past, UA IAH-MGA ha...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jul 04, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Not Ready To Return To Nicaragua
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Re: US Airlines Not Ready To Return To Nicaragua

The commercial flights between the USA and Central America is being regulated upon the open skies agreement. However, Nicaraguan rules are different compared to the other Central American countries as pointing out above. Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, some US airlines had started to stop their regula...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Inside temperature buildings are usually regulated by the air conditioned at 21C.
The relative humidity is also controlled for those cooling systems.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Most US airlines, especially those regulated under the low-cost model, usually dropped or reduced their services during the slow season: September 01st till November 15th or so.
On a side note, Spirit celebrated 15 years serving Central America as NK FLL-SJO was its first scheduled route, in 2007,

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The withdrawal of SJO-MIA, SJO-JFK, SJO-LAX among others, occurred when the AV-TA merger came into fruition, in 2013. AV launched this routes again, after the Covid-19 crisis. However, these routes are now full of competitors. SJO-MIA: AA. F9 MIA-SJO 2x weekly is not operating at this time. SJO-JFK:...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Guatemala and Dominican Republic signed a open skies agreement, in June. , CM PTY-COR goes gradually to 7x weekly, in June. . Projected schedule for the Copa Airlines brand new service towards St. Lucia airport, in Mexico. CM 119....PTY 09.20.......13.32.........NLU....738....Mo, Th, Sa CM 117....NL...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

juanchito wrote:
That would be break this route was operated by UA Express with E145 3 weekly

I'm unsure about this sentence: IAH-FRS was operated by Continental Express, merged with United Express from 2012 onward.
I cannot remember the period when IAH-FRS was actively in service.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon May 30, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

AF SJO-CDG 3x weekly will shift the 772 for the 359 instead from June 29th.
AF PTY-CDG is currently operataing with 789.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 26, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The low-cost startup airline based in Dominican Republic and named AraJet is considering El Salvador and Costa Rica, in the short-time. IATA Code: DM. Related source in Spanish language: https://www.arecoa.com/aerolineas/2022/05/25/arajet-unira-santo-domingo-con-el-salvador-a-partir-de-julio/

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 26, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

juanchito wrote:
More routes to be announce this year.

TAG Airlines is also studying more services in Mexico:
Guatemala City - Acapulco.
Guatemala City - Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed May 25, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

On May 21st, the heavy rain affected the new terminal building at Palmerola airport, in Comayagua. Videos posted in social media showed the uncontrolled flow of water passing through the ceiling and damaging several counter desks of the airlines, incluiding the electronic devices. Local authorities ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 12, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Maybe if they add San Jose and Managua could help more. I don't foresee TAG flying the [GUA-SJO] sector. It looks totally unattactive compared to the jet-line services supplied by their competitors: Q6 GUA-SJO, CM GUA-SJO and AV GUA-SJO. CM GUA-MGA hasn't returned, since March 2020. This route migh...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 12, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Avianca is pushing hard again on SJO on its new point to point strategy. Given the opening or resumption of several stations in 2022 like Lima, Medellin, Cartagena, Quito and Washington soon, AV is indeed boosting this project at SJO. UA SJO-IAD 1x weekly is poorly serving this market. Same with UA...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue May 10, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

While GUA-MID, GUA-TGZ and GUA-OAX are already in service, rumor has it that TAG from Guatemala is also studying Huatulco, as part of its extension plan in south-east Mexico.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue May 03, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The departure time of the northbound AV LIM-SAL at 03.50 seems to be odd for such operations.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue May 03, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Avianca resumes AV SAL-LIM, twice a week.
That route operated up to 14x weekly with 320/330 mix, when LIM was a hub for TACA Peru / Avianca.

AV 427.....SAL 21:30.........LIM 02:45+1......Fr, Su.....319, 320
AV 426.....LIM 03:50.........SAL 07:05..........Mo, Sa...319, 320

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

How wealthy is San Miguel, which is its largest eastern city compared to San Salvador, in order to load flights on their own to either Los Angeles, Washington or South Florida ? The develoment of this new airport should be profitable, only in the long-term. For instance, RIH was opened almost 10 yea...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The international airport Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez is located in a isolated area, where its possible expansion doesn't seem to find issues. Some areas like an extra runway as well as the expansion of the ticketing building and the tarmac should be easily developed, in such flat and e...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Nayib Bukele believes it would stimulate the economy in the eastern side of the country and can eventually handle a couple of million of passengers a year. LIR managed 8435 international operations in 2019, based on official figures of Dirección General de Aviación Civil de Costa Rica. Making simpl...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Back in 2008, there were projects related to the expansion of the ticketing building at SAL. The expansion of such terminal was planned alongside the old 01-36 runway. Nothing happened. Having said that, I would ask what is the realistic financial, technical and environmental plan for such ambitious...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Volaris Costa Rica will begin Bogota - San Jose service.

Q6 4106....SJO 09:43.....BOG 12:45......Mo, Th, Sa.......319
Q6 4103....BOG 13:30....SJO 14:43.......Mo, Th, Sa.......319
Effective: June 20th

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 340
Views: 43389

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Back in the 1970's TAN Airlines (TX) operated non stop service TGU-MEX-TGU on Lockheed L-188 Electra flights TX370/TX371 same days as AM nowdays: TUE/THU/SAT. Fantastic ! TX TGU-MEX in the 70s with Electra planes ! These route maps also showed TGU-ADZ-PTY, many years ago TACA, SAHSA and LACSA utili...

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