Based on a google-earth exercise, the area marked within the ellipse belongs to the Pacaya volcano, which lies from 20 to 25 kilometers from GUA and following purely a straight line. The above caption featuring IB landing at GUA confirms this hypothesis. It's remarkable how the approach procedure fo...Jump to post
Engine covers installed on all the RONs, that should make recovery easier. The attachment illustrates by itself how dangerous could be the ingestion of the ash when entering through the inlets of their engines. These particles are extremely abrasive and they could damage the inner systems of their ...Jump to post
Watching some photos in other sources, it's sad how all the planes were coated for the volcanic ash. The jets belonging to the mainline carriers parked the last night at GUA looked with an unusual gray color. It's odd why they didn't cover the inlets of both engines of that private jet. https://imag...Jump to post
The main regional airlines have temporarily suspended some routes. In most cases, it's uncertain when they would operate again. The routes in service are of course, all those qualifying as the most profitable segments for them. Some of them, are working with limited weekly frequencies as compared to...Jump to post
The former TA flew SAL-LIR with ATR-42 for a while from 2010. It was scheduled as 4x weekly. They could catch some inbound traffic from North America through SAL. CM PTY-LIR began in 2012 twice a week, until the known temporary suspension in 2020. Even SAL-BZE and SAL-RTB are sadly no longer in serv...Jump to post
InterJet hasn't returned to Central America. They' re not operating even for the domestic market in Mexico.
Copa Airlines, AeroMexico and Volaris are attending this market.
AeroMexico Connect is not flying yet to Belize City, Managua and Liberia.
I don't stand convinced if the opening of B6 JFK-GUA would mean the spread of the airline in the rest of Central America nowadays. Even Mexico is only operated at SJD, CUN and MEX. In my view, SAP and SAL are holding the chance of future planes of the airline and coming from New York City area. AV/T...Jump to post
juanchito wrote:They will have to compete against Jetblue on the JFK Market
Do you know if AV will return to ORD? The press release didn't mention any word about the return of AV SAL-ORD. It rather states about the temporary suspension of selected routes served from San Salvador: AV SAL-MIA, AV SAL-MEX, AV SAL-YYZ, AV SAL-IAH and AV SAL-DFW. AV and TA flew to Miami from ma...Jump to post
Before the Covid-19 era: Ft. Lauderdale - Panama City: CM and NK, 1x daily flight in average, adding both services. New York JFK - Panama City: CM PTY-JFK 3x daily. JetBlue won't be alone at PTY, resulting in a complicated scenario for their profitable operations. Furthemore, B6 doesn't have a good ...Jump to post
My hypothesis is there's no room for AV GUA-FRS for the time being. One more point: AV is currently operating under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to the known ongoing crisis. They have recently dropped some routes and destinations as well as the sudden withdrawal of their E90s. On the other hand, t...Jump to post
During the jet era, the former TACA usually stopped at BZE on their way to Miami, New Orleans and Houston: BAC 1-11, Boeing 737 and so on. GRUPO TACA continued this legacy operating TA SAL-BZE-IAH 7x weekly with 319/320. Probably, it was only flown as AV SAL-BZE and back with E90, 319, 320, ATR-72, ...Jump to post
Looks like TAG will have a nice monopoly to FRS until someone comes in or AV decides to give the GU legacy route a chance again. Volaris can't fly the route because they would have to set up a Guatemalan subsidiary and more importantly have a smaller airplane; FRS demand can't fill up an A319 daily...Jump to post
Rumor is that AV has given notice to RTB and BZE that they are closing those stations permanently. It's a pity the possible demise of these destinations on AV network. Belize City had been active for years on TACA. I haven't seen Copa Airlines operating at BZE again. If I recall correctly, AV SAL-B...Jump to post
Before COVID hit the US, Frontier was going to start ONT-SAL and GUA-SAL You meant F9 ONT-GUA. Frontier indeed planned some routes touching Central America before the Covid-19 crisis that never came true: ONT-SAL, ONT-GUA, MIA-GUA, MIA-SAL and BWI-SAL. On the other hand, AV SAL-LAX is 3x daily in a...Jump to post
Managua, Nicaragua is featuring the slowest recovery in all our geographical area. Only some routes prior to the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis are operating there. We haven't found any evidence about the resumption of CM MGA-SJO, CM MGA-GUA, AM MEX-MGA, NK FLL-MGA, UA MGA-IAH and so forth. DL had...Jump to post
Based on some Honduran press releases, SAP is officially opened once again since the last days of 2020.
However, the operations haven't reached their normal levels yet.
LightChop2Chop wrote:Don't forget December 18: SY MSP RTB, 1Xweekly 738 NEW
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5103/b0l0Yh.jpg This retro imagine introduces a recap of the 2020 regional aviation behavior. The airlines operating Central America are slowly resuming their normal operations. January 04: [WN BZE-DEN] END January 28: CC LCE-RTB 3x weekly L4T NEW May 10: [F9 ...Jump to post
We have to take into account the worldwide sanitary period, prior to wish the spread of new routes touching Central America. The aviation industry was extremely hitted last year and probably the demand of passengers through our regional airports hasn't reached at least the 50% of its normal volume. ...Jump to post
This month we are celebrating 14 years of the Cent Am aviation series: December 2006 - December 2020. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=432713&p=5733797&hilit=Central+American+aviation+thread#p5733797 Here’s the attachment of the first edition. Just take a look to check...Jump to post
UA 2156.... LAX 08.55.....15.35 BZE.......Sa......738
UA 2157.....BZE 16.35.....20.00 LAX.......Sa......738
Effective: January 09th
AA 2346....LAX 08.00......14.57 BZE......Sa.......321
AA 2253....BZE 16.00......19.31 LAX......Sa.......321
Effective: January 09th
A friend told me that he saw UA has a nonstop LAX BZE. I didn’t believe him so I checked UA.com and sure enough it was there. Sat only, starts Jan 9. 738. If it is true, UA LAX-BZE would complement UA DEN-BZE 1x weekly, as new routes from Belize on UA. UA has an aggresive expansion linking Los Ange...Jump to post
I'd expect the resumption of CM PTY-GDL and CM PTY-MTY next year. Only their stellar Mexican stations are working on Copa Airlines at this time: Mexico City and Cancun. Speaking about Volaris Costa Rica, their flights are due to start again from November 23rd. Their expansion plans haven't been as l...Jump to post
Both GUA and SAL have a good coverage to LAX by now and supplied by their competitors. So, it's hard to believe any resumption to Tijuana on Volaris as back-up for L.A. within the covid-19 crisis. Copa Airlines hasn't started many of their former destinations prior to March 2020. Perhaps it's not ti...Jump to post
the return of TIJ-SJO and TIJ-GUA by Volaris. Based on the records of this series, I don't recall Volaris flying the SJO-TIJ sector, in the past. They briefly flew Q6 SJO-GDL instead till September 2018. Q6 GDL-GUA was also in service before. The route heading to Tijuana was scheduled as Q6 SAL-GUA...Jump to post
Copa Airlines has a new safety video that showcases touristic areas of Panama: Thanks ! I've watched it. The safety video starts at 40:20' for those who want the skip the first part. It mentioned the 737 as the sole equipment on Copa Airlines at this time. Their E90s were active last year. However,...Jump to post
How's Avianca operating in Central America by now ? Bogota - Guatemala City 3 weekly A319/320 Bogota - Panama City 3 weekly A319 Bogota - San Jose 4 weekly A319 Guatemala City - Los Angeles 4 weekly A320 San Salvador - Managua - Miami 4 weekly A320 San Salvador - Bogota 7 weekly A319/320 San Salvado...Jump to post
UA 1741....LAX 08.15.....16.00 SJO UA 2065....SJO 16.55.....21.25 LAX Effective: December 19. 7x weekly, 738 The southbound path on UA LAX-SJO is not working as daylight schedule. Both DL LAX-SJO and B6 LAX-SJO will be deployed as red-eyes. Too much competition for the LAX-SJO sector from December: ...Jump to post
United is acting agressively in Central America: they're not only Houston and New York/Newark. Analyzing the situation in El Salvador, UA IAD-SAL and UA LAX-SAL had been routes dominated in the past only by Grupo Taca / Avianca. Denver will be only operated as weekly services from the beginning for ...Jump to post
United has disclosed comprehensive information about their future plans in Central America, in the short-term: December 17: UA IAD-SAL. 7x to 11x weekly. December 17: UA SAP-LAX. 3x weekly, 738 NEW December 17: UA SFO-LIR 1x weekly, 739 NEW December 19: UA DEN-BZE 1x weekly, 738 NEW December 19: UA ...Jump to post
AASAP777 wrote:AA had service from both SAL and SJO to LAX, but with separate flights. AA798 was SAL-LAX and AA928 SJO-LAX.
SJOtoLIR wrote:AA LAX-SAL-GUA with 752
SJOtoLIR wrote:The regular non-stops services linking Los Angeles and Costa Rica just began in 2014: DL LAX-SJO with 752.
UA has announced an entire bevy of new routes to Central America including DEN SJO/BZE, LAX SAP. Interesting developments ! I have my doubts about UA LAX-SAP 3x weekly. Los Angeles metropolitan area is not a large VFR market for Honduras as Texas is. As far as I know, even UA EWR-SAP has never oper...Jump to post
Last time SAP was linked directly with LAX was with a two-stop in the late 80s with LACSA routing SJO-SAP-GUA-MEX-LAX on 72S. Yes, indeed. I can almost remember this route stopping in San Pedro Sula. LACSA since 1980 was also flying LR SJO-SAL-MEX-LAX with 72S. Sometimes LR SJO-GUA-MEX-LAX. Pan Am ...Jump to post
Very interesting developments. I believe both LAX-GUA and LAX-SAL were recent service resumptions, and are already being increased! LAX-SJO operated previously via GUA; this may be the first time UA operates this route nonstop. These LAX-Central America routes seem to have attracted the interest of...Jump to post
Smart for UA to fill those Central America gaps from LAX after DL pulled out. SJO and PTY are the highest yielding Central America destinations from the US. DL LAX-SJO 7x weekly with 752 and AS LAX-SJO 4x weekly with 738 were operating prior to the Covid-19 crisis. However, I ignore their resumptio...Jump to post