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,
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:...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
juanchito wrote:That would be break this route was operated by UA Express with E145 3 weekly
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/Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
DHL Boeing 757 cargo crashed at SJO.
April 07, 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...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 ...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.