Volaris El Salvador has officially received its AOC. It will begin operations on September 15, on the SAL-MEX route. Subsequently, it will be launching services to CUN and SAP from October 15 and 31, respectively. Under the Volaris Costa Rica brand, they're actually flying on Q6 SAL-IAD, Q6 SAL-LAX...Jump to post
UA DEN-RTB would be the first time ever linking these points by means of scheduled flights. UA DEN-RTB 1x weekly is due to start on December 18th. Frontier had already announced F9 DEN-BZE 1x weekly and F9 DEN-LIR 1x weekly, by the end of 2021 as well. UA would launch this brand new route, preventin...Jump to post
Copa Airlines has received six brand new Boeing 737 MAX in 2021, for a total of 13 working actively: ....Model..........Registration......Delivery date 737-9 MAX.....HP-9910CMP......02/02/2021 737-9 MAX.....HP-9907CMP......13/01/2021 737-9 MAX.....HP-9909CMP......23/01/2021 737-9 MAX.....HP-9912CMP....Jump to post
Finally time that airlines figure out that ONT is more convenient for several million people in So Cal than any other airport. Prior to February 2020, Frontier had announced the opening of F9 SAL-ONT and F9 GUA-ONT. They didn't materialize these flights for the known reasons. The brand new AV SAL-O...Jump to post
Granted much of the PTY MEX traffic is connecting from points beyond PTY Agreed. The robust traffic on CM PTY-MEX does not come from Mexico by itself, but from connections through PTY. I was illustrating how the inner Mexican traffic bound for Central America through MEX should be enough to stop th...Jump to post
The inner traffic from California heading to Central America already have multiple choices. Both DL and UA are actually flying at least daily to GUA, SAL and SJO from LAX. However, these US airlnes aren't operating LAX-PTY, given the existing services of CM PTY-LAX 14x weekly. They had up to 28x wee...Jump to post
Y4 would ever start GUA/SAL/PTY - GDL. In the past five years, Volaris Costa Rica division did operate some routes that are no longer available: SAL-CUN, SJO-SAL-JFK, SJO-GDL, GUA-GDL, SAL-MGA, SJO-MGA, SAL-TIJ and SAL-GUA-TIJ. Even Q6 GUA-LAX and Q6 SAL-LAX have been operating with limited weekly ...Jump to post
The opening of AV SAL-ONT 3x weekly is indeed a good sign for the recovery of the market prior to the Covid-19 era, given the current demand of passengers which would be roughly the 50% of their former levels. We've lately seen the increase of frequencies and announcements of brand new routes, espec...Jump to post
CM requests permission to fly to CUC: Cucuta, Colombia The resumption of CUC will complete the former Colombian destinations served out of PTY: Bogota Medellín Cali Barranquilla Cartagena Pereira Bucaramanga Cúcuta Furthermore, CM PTY-AXM [Armenia] 3x weekly is due to start on December 02nd. Regards.Jump to post
Looking at SMF and FAT, which both have very successful Mexico operations, Central America does not look nearly as likely. Only about 5% of FAT's Latinos are from Central America, about 8% in SMF. It's a good point. Speaking about the O&D market between California and Central America, no doubts...Jump to post
I'd make an arithmetic exercise, regarding the performance for AV SAL-ONT 3x weekly with the 120-seater Airbus 319. AV SAL-ONT First flight: July 01, 2021. Passengers transported in July 2021: 2755 Monthly frequencies; both ways: 3*4*2= 24 flights Average of passengers: 2755/24 = 115 Estimated load ...Jump to post
The new policy of Avianca Central America and even Avianca main-line is focused in the reinforcement of their profitable routes, especially those heading to the United States. With that being said, AV SAL-LAX and AV SAL-IAD among others have increased their weekly frequencies, in the past weeks. The...Jump to post
I was expecting SNA to get a SAL flight first before ONT since it's far nearer to the LA area, though life has its surprises. Knowing their 10pm curfew, I would suspect if AV opens up at SNA, it would be for that early morning 7am flight that LAX used to have in the mid-2010s (my family used to tak...Jump to post
The usage of back-up airports is not a new story for the Central American airlines. Copa Airlines flies to both Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. They also did operate GRU and VCP. Avianca Central America used to fly to New York JFK and Newark from San Salvador, no longer in service. The former TACA flew to...Jump to post
American Airlines will begin flights from Chicago O'Hare to both San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica.
AA ORD-SJO. 3x weekly
AA ORD-LIR. 1x weekly
Effective: November 02nd.
Related press release: https://ticotimes.net/2021/08/20/american-airlines-to-fly-between-chicago-and-costa-rica
SJOtoLIR wrote:American Airlines will fly from both San Jose and Liberia bound for Chicago O'Hare.
The market may be big but I don't think it is that big. DL has been flying it for maybe 10 years, AS probably as long. TA SJO-LAX 3x weekly, 320/319. Discontinued in 2013. DL LAX-SJO 7x weekly, 757. Startred in 2013. AS LAX-SJO 4x weekly, 738. Started in 2015. B6 LAX-SJO 3x weekly, 320. Started in ...Jump to post
The launch of these new routes on Avianca has been primarily implemented in some Colombian cities, other than Bogota. Related to the Central American landscape, SJO would grow up again since the demise of its status as hub, when TA was absorbed by AV back in 2013. However, SJO has seen in the past y...Jump to post
avi8 wrote:Is there a press release?
LIR - MCO should do well. Orlando could have been working purely as a leisure station for passengers coming from Central America. On the other hand, Liberia is basically a tourist destination for foreign travelers. Don't misundestand my point... For instance, some carriers fly the Orlando - Cancun ...Jump to post
Palmerola, Honduras has been extensively mentioned as the replacement of TGU. That idea was stronger since the accident of TACA, in May 2008. In those days, all their operations were drastically moved to XPL instead, but they slowly returned to TGU due to the lack of services over there: transportat...Jump to post
Interesting developments on F9 !
DEN-BZE is currently served by UA, once a weekly. WN DEN-BZE was also in service before.
Both BZE and LIR would see the first non-stop service to Orlando.
SAL-MCO was a sector operated in the past by the binomium TA-AV.
From the last press release: Por el momento el consorcio aerocomercial latinoamericano constituido en Panamá, Avianca Holdings, cuenta con 11 aeronaves de este modelo con capacidad para 68 pasajeros, de los cuales 9 cumplen servicio en Colombia para Avianca Express y otros 2 para Avianca Guatemala. ...Jump to post
Let's study how DL JFK-SAL is operating by now: DL 1985...JFK 19.07.....22.19 SAL......Daily...738 DL 1984...SAL 23.39....06.19+1JFK....Daily...738 This schedule allocation allowing the "red-eye" itinerary on the northbound SAL-JFK doesn't interfere with the operations of AV SAL-JFK and ba...Jump to post
Times are different. 4X on JFK PTY could work. I don't think they intend to challenge CM. Agreed. By the end of 2007, DL started a venture to Central America out of New York City from JFK: GUA, PTY, SJO and LIR. However, the mortgage crisis in 2008 stopped these flights as the jet-fuel rose to unsu...Jump to post
Did AA/DL ever operate MD-80s into SJO/LIR? For some reason I have memories for seeing an AA MD-80 in LIR in the early/mid 2010s but maybe my mind is playing tricks on me. I would sort of think an MD-80 at some point operated some of the DFW-SJO/LIR flights. Perhaps any isolated operation or for ma...Jump to post
Strange incident on AA DFW-SAL, June 28th 2021. The 738 couldn't land at SAL due to metherological conditions and was diverted to LIR. However, Liberia closed at midnight and it couldn't attend that operation, despite the fact the plane was experiencied shortage of fuel. Press release in Spanish lan...Jump to post
asuflyer wrote:It would appear Volaris Costa Rica is not doing so well. LAX and IAD have been reduced from SAL and JFK temporarily suspended.
Based on the above argument, 7P PAC-DAV is facing CM PTY-DAV on the same domestic market.
PAC is actually closer to downtown than PTY, which could be sensitive for the choosing of either Air Panama or Copa Airlines for those passengers leaving Panama City.
What would it be the primary market on CM PTY-DAV ?
* Local business traffic related to Panama City.
* Visiting friends and relatives market between David and Panama City.
* Leisure traffic from South America.
* Leisure traffic from North America.
* Business traffic from North America.
Some of the Central American airports should be rather grouped as shown: N°1: David and Flores. The demand of passengers through these airports is likely focused for the VFR visiting friends and relatives traffic. They don't get scheduled flights from the United States by now. The business component...Jump to post
The movements at RTB [Roatan] could be compared to FRS [Flores]. Both stations hold domestic traffic from the capital city. Furthermore, they get leisure traffic coming from abroad. For the case of Roatan, they're receiving scheduled flights from the United States: Houston, Miami, Dallas/Ft. Worth a...Jump to post
Based on the records of the Central American aviation series, AM TAP-GUA did briefly operate as thrice a week with Embraer jets from November 2013. This will be only the resumption of that segment. I also found strange the justification for the TAP-FRS sector. These routes would be operated by means...Jump to post
As pointing out before, AV opeted in 2021 for the reinforcement of their consolidated US routes: SAL-IAD and SAL-LAX, among others. Furthermore, in July they'll launch GUA-IAD and SAL-ONT. The purpose is focused in the medical tourism bound to the US for those passengers trying to be fully vaccinate...Jump to post
The eventual AS LAX-BZE might not mean the massive spread of the airline in the rest of Central America. Related to the situation in Costa Rica, the airline is still operating AS LAX-LIR-SJO and facing to DL and UA, in such market. AS won't be alone in Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama on the way to...Jump to post