TAG from Guatemala will begin new Mexican stations shortly. Guatemala City - Merida 5U 124.....GUA 10:40......MID 14:00....Mo, We, Fr, Su 5U 125.....MID 15:00.......GUA 16:20...Mo, We, Fr, Su Effective: June 29 Guatemala City - Oaxaca 5U 126....GUA 10:40.....OAX 13:00......Tu, Th, Sa 5U 127....OAX ...Jump to post
TAG from Guatemala will begin new Mexican stations shortly. Guatemala City - Merida 5U 124.....GUA 10:40......MID 14:00....Mo, We, Fr, Su 5U 125.....MID 15:00.......GUA 16:20...Mo, We, Fr, Su Effective: June 29 Guatemala City - Oaxaca 5U 126....GUA 10:40.....OAX 13:00......Tu, Th, Sa 5U 127....OAX 1...Jump to post
Spirit Airlines will become the first US carrier to come back to Nicaragua. AV SAL-MGA-MIA 14x weekly with 320/321 mix is currently the sole route linking these countries. NK 435.....FLL 23:45......MGA 00:27+1.......Daily........321 NK 434.....MGA 01:30....FLL 06:11..............Daily.......321 Effe...Jump to post
Copa Airlines has recently opted for the inauguration of new stations in South America: June 28: Panama City - Santa Marta, 3x weekly June 30: Panama City - Barcelona, 3x weekly. They would follow this idea, over the resumption of some destinations that are not available since March 2020: Port au Pr...Jump to post
Alaska Airlines will resume its flights between Los Angeles and San José de Costa Rica on June 16. Alaska has been steadily operating in Costa Rica, since late 2020 as AS LAX-LIR-SJO. Their non-stop flights will return in June and following a red-eye pattern, into the northbound sector. With respec...Jump to post
The connectivity of Volaris Costa Rica is quite limited at SJO.
Prior to March 2020, LATAM did operate LP LIM-SJO 3x weekly as well, with 319/320 mix.
I did a quick check and both AV SJO-LIM and LP LIM-SJO are in service at this time, meaning three competitors in such market soon.
CM PTY-ORD 7x weekly is getting the highest level of frequencies between Central America and Chicago by now as non-stop flights. I totally agreed with the argument stating that connections through PTY are sustaining these operations. Both AA ORD-SJO 2x weekly and AA ORD-LIR 1x weekly began in 2021. ...Jump to post
LAXdude1023 wrote:The Central American population is Chicago is relatively small. Guatemalans are really the only sizable group.
The next stage of new brand routes served from San Jose on Avianca would be Quito, Medellin and Cartagena, starting from March 2022.
AV SJO-MEX 7x weekly is already in service.
The airline has previously announced the opening of more routes from several stations, in the forthcoming months.
Tropic Air Belize started SAL/BZE flights, I think its running 3x a week with a Beech 1900D. The airline is expanding its international network out of Belize City: Cancun [Mexico] Guatemala City, Flores [Guatemala] Roatan [Honduras] Is 9N GUA-BZE operated by Tropic Air or any interline agreement ? ...Jump to post
Frontier Airlines announced its expansion in Central America by late 2019, taking into account several routes heading to San Salvador and Guatemala City: F9 MIA-GUA, F9 BWI-SAL, F9 MIA-SAL, F9 ONT-SAL and F9 ONT-GUA. They didn't materialize their former plans due to the known crisis. The airline cha...Jump to post
The trouble with the possible Q6 LAX- LIR or Q6 LAX-SJO is the heavy competition, in these routes. Los Angeles - Liberia: United - jetBlue, Alaska. Los Angeles - San Jose: United, Delta, Alaska, Avianca. Even Alaska is working as AS LAX-LIR-SJO with limited weekly flights. B6 LAX-SJO is no longer in...Jump to post
vedatil4 wrote:I don't remember a direct flight from TIJ to SJO. I do remember to GUA. I think the flight maybe continued to SJO.
The international in-transit terminal at TIJ will open in May. Maybe they'll be back? Volaris Costa Rica flew to Tijuana from both San Salvador and Guatemala City from 2017-2018, because these Central American cities have a huge point to point traffic to Los Angeles metropolitan area. They never op...Jump to post
Does anyone know why they came back and how long they will stay with the airline? This is only my interpretation: 1. Their 100-seater Embraer 190 are no longer in service, since 2020. CM currently operates up to five 73G for their low-density routes. The airline may deploy these 73Gs until the next...Jump to post
SAL-HAV, SAL-EWR and SAL-CUN were also operated in the past. For the case of San Salvador, SAL-SFO, SAL-JFK, SAL-LAX and SAL-IAD have a robust presence on AV. AV SAL-OAK seems to be also a route oriented to the point to point traffic as back-up for the bulky SAL-LAX segment. They're now deploying th...Jump to post
SJO and CTG have the potential to form a touristic circuit which may generate significant traffic. I see potential in that route. We'll pay attention in the performance of the upcoming AV SJO-CTG 4x weekly and AV SJO-MDE 3x weekly from March 27. The SJO-CUN route as non-stop was zero, five years ag...Jump to post
AV SAL-CTG failed in 2019 and prior to the Covid-19 era. My concern is for the upcoming AV SJO-CTG 4x weekly, based purely on the point to point traffic. The demand of passengers doesn't seem to be enough, in order to operate it sustainably. I didn't find too much differences among SAL-CTG and SJO-C...Jump to post
Most of their routes resumed in 2021 from SJO were dropped, since the TA-AV merger in 2012: SJO-LAX, SJO-JFK, SJO-MIA and SJO-MEX. However, in the last 10 years other competitors rapidly entered to the same market. Let's analize the situation for Los Angeles - San Jose. LAX-SJO in 2012 as non-stop s...Jump to post
MIA-GUA/SAL/SAP have been operating sin October 2021. If I'm not mistaken, GUA was 4x weekly, SAL 3x weekly and SAP 4x weekly. Yes, but NK MIA-SAL doesn't report operations this week, based on some reliable sources monitoring the current traffic world-wide. San Pedro Sula appears as the Central Ame...Jump to post
Spirit recently announced the opening of NK MIA-SJO, on a weekly basis.
The airline is boosting the Central American service out of Miami: NK MIA-GUA 1x weekly, NK MIA-SAP 3x weekly and NK MIA-XPL 4x weekly.
NK keep their [Ft. Lauderdale - Central America] flights, speaking about South Florida.
One more hypothesis that sustains why Copa Airlines would never utilize long-haul equipments. They usually launch two 738s simultaneously, in their high density routes. Both planes may cater up to 300 passengers, in average. Santiago - Panama City CM 118.....SCL 05.48....10.30 PTY...738 CM 112.....S...Jump to post
2travel2know2 wrote:DIdn't UA flew that route once?
If I recall correctly, the former TACA did operate the GUA-ORD sector, in the past.
It was basically served as TA SAL-ORD.
AV is not operating [Chicago - Central America] at this time.
Back to the ORD-GUA segment, the market really exists there, regarding AA ORD-GUA and UA ORD-GUA.
Happy new year 2022 to all the posters and readers of this board ! Recapitulation of the 2021 Central american civil aviation. Please, let me know if something has been missing. I didn't check if all the routes actually started as planned. January 08: UA LAX-LIR 3x weekly, 739 NEW January 09: UA LAX...Jump to post
Dallas/Ft. Worth couldn't be fairly compared to Atlanta, given the potential supplied by Copa Airlines. AA DFW-PTY is not in service anymore and it poorly worked in the past, taking into account the limited demand of passengers. Based on the interline agreement between DL-CM, the CM PTY-ATL is not e...Jump to post
CM to ATL 1st flight was this past Sunday Dec 12. The brand new sector called CM PTY-ATL was surprisingly launched first than the resumption of CM PTY-MSY, which is being programmed for 2022. I've always thought Copa Airlines may run successfully, in many US stations like Atlanta. Based on some ear...Jump to post
On December 11th 2021, Palmerola International airport [MHPR/XPL] in Comayagua, formally started their commercial operations as the imminent substitution of Toncontin. This airport would serve Tegucigalpa. NK 1314 routed as IAH-XPL became the first revenue flight operating there. Equipment: Airbus 3...Jump to post
Belize is strengthening its US network, allowing new destinations and weekly frequencies at this time: Los Angeles: AS LAX-BZE 3x + AA LAX-BZE 1x Seattle: AS SEA-BZE 2x Houston: WN HOU-BZE 7x + UA IAH-BZE 14x Dallas / Ft.Worth: AA DFW-BZE 7x Denver: WN DEN-BZE 1x + UA DEN-BZE 4x Chicago: UA ORD-BZE ...Jump to post
Did they actually had service JFK-LIR at some point? I think the route was announced just before the pandemic started. B6 JFK-LIR. 4x weekly. Started: November 2011. B6 JFK-SJO. 4x weekly. Started: November 2019. AA JFK-SJO. 7x weekly. Started: November 2019. AA JFK-LIR. 1x weekly. Started: Decembe...Jump to post