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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 8863

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 143
Views: 26327

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 6696

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: 6696

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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: 276
Views: 34507

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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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 276
Views: 34507

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

AM MEX-SAP has been operating, so long ago.
LACSA also stopped at SAP sometimes, in their flights to MEX.
COPA during the 727-200 era, also flew PTY-SAP-MEX.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 276
Views: 34507

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

AeroMexico Connect on behalf of AeroMexico mainline inaugurated the Tegucigalpa-Mexico City service as shown: AM 2696....MEX 08.45...10.03 XPL.....Tu, Th, Sa...E90 AM 2697....XPL 11.05....14.35 MEX....Tu, Th, Sa....E90 Effective: April 07th As far as I know, TGU didn't have non-stop flights bound fo...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

JannEejit wrote:
It's certainly got a pressurisation issue now ! :lol:

Just quoting what I've read on local newspapers. :wink2:

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

Quoted from local media: DHL plane suffered an emergency two weeks before the accident. It states the 757 experienced issues on the pressurization system at 10 000 feet above sea level in March and immediately returned to SJO. It landed safely. Authorities are evaluating all the scenarios. https://i...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

Is it still there? Was it a good place? I used to operate in to SJO years ago, always wanted to check it out but never made it over. No, it was demolished when the extension of the taxiway-south began, some years ago. It could be in service more than 25 years. I was never there. That was a perfect ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

flyPIT wrote:
wasn't there an outdoor restaurant/bar in that corner of the airport before they built that taxiway extension?

Yes, it was named "La Candela"... The candle.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

The rainy season is just starting in Costa Rica by now. We're experiencing heavy rain after 02.00pm, in average. The runway was totally dry on the DHL accident. It occurred at 10.30am, local time. SJO has a good management of the water coming from the rain, in my view. It sustains aircraft operation...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 276
Views: 34507

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

How long was SJO closed? Most diversions flew to LIR? SJO was closed from 10.00' till 15.30', local time. IB MAD-SJO landed safely, in the afternoon. From six to eight flights diverted to Liberia, based on local media. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1521/nNgPOK.jpg Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

I've read the source from the cabin desk in Spanish, which is my natural language. They literally said: "somos dos almas... we're two souls..." The crew is from Guatemala. Check this caption from today's local media: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1521/nNgPOK.jpg Edited on April 08...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

SJO is opened again. No more than six hours after the accident.
However, many flights were previously canceled for the known reason.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

From local press releases as I live very close to San Jose, Costa Rica downtown. The 757 took off from SJO at 09.36 local time bound for Guatemala City. Translation from the cabin desk when climbing at 21 000 feet above sea level: "Mayday, mayday, mayday. We've got issues in the left hydraulic ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26230

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

BlueberryWheats wrote:
It's incredible how many accidents/incidents are caught on camera these days.

Crew members had announced hydraulic problems before landing at SJO.
Fire equipments were ready as well.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 276
Views: 34507

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Condor Flugdienst never returned to Central America. DE FRA-PTY had left their services prior to March 2020 and DE FRA-SJO is not in the radar again. These flights stopped in Dominican Republic. LH FRA-PTY and LH FRA-SJO are the only choices for this market. Check the new paint-scheme announced on C...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 276
Views: 34507

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

GU GUA-MID-IAH 4x weekly, 733
GU GUA-MID-MSY 3x weekly, 733

Source: Aviateca timetable, 1990.


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