Copa doesn't do that, say, in Chile From what I've read in other sources: CM doesn't fly to secondary cities in Chile, if LATAM doesn't fly to Panama City. The business model of CM in Argentina is like CM in Brazil, offering multiplle cities and weekly frequencies, in those large countries. Regards.Jump to post
]While FLL only goes up to 4 per week !? I cannot remember CM PTY-FLL operating on a daily basis before. Probably CM PTY-MIA is loaded mostly with passengers originated in deep South America, where FLL is not a common destinations for them: SCL, MVD, ASU, EZE, GIG, CNF, POA and so on. The current m...Jump to post
I think the top destination from PTY is MIA: CM: 21 fx per week AA: 14 fx per week. 35 fx per week. Edit: I think it is CUN: CM: 42 fx per week. I did a new research and Miami is the top destination for Panama City at this time, over CUN and BOG. Only CM PTY-MIA is more than 6x daily sometimes, add...Jump to post
wnflyguy wrote:WN returning to SJO and LIR seasonally June 6-September 6. So far seems like HOU daily and BWI on Saturdays only.
Top jet-line destinations from the main Central American cities by now: Belize City - Houston: 9x weekly flighs UA IAH-BZE 9x Guatemala City - Miami: 23x weekly flights AA MIA-GUA 21x + F9 MIA-GUA 2x San Salvador - Los Angeles: 30x weekly flights AV LAX-SAL 14x + Q6 LAX-SAL 2x + DL LAX-SAL 7x + UA L...Jump to post
This caption is featuring the inaugural flight on F9 MIA-SAL 2x weekly and edited on April 15th. After Spirit, Frontier is the first US airline offering services to El Salvador, in more than ten years. It's remarkable how some US airlines are recently expanding their services in Central America, lik...Jump to post
KLM officially announced the return of their operations to Costa Rica starting June 29th, as announced weeks ago by the Ministry of Tourism. The airline is flying for the first time to Costa Rica outside of the European Winter Season so their service looks now more like an all-year round one. That ...Jump to post
The opening of these routes is part of the expansion plans of Frontier out of Miami and heading to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. This year, the airline has announced F9 MIA-CUN, F9 MIA-STT, F9 MIA-PUJ, F9 MIA-GUA and F9 MIA-SAL. I cannot understand why AV MIA-SAL as non-stop is no longe...Jump to post
TUI resuming LGW-LIR BA LGW-SJO with 772 hasn't returned to Costa Rica yet. Same with DE FRA-SDQ-SJO. They also briefly flew DE MUC-SDQ-SJO. The increase of frequencies on LH FRA-SJO from 3x to 5x weekly could be also influenced for the absence of Condor Flugdienst in Costa Rica. IB SJO-MAD is also...Jump to post
SAP-MIA 3 weekly (MON, WED, SAT) on board A320 will start in July AV536 - SAP 10:15 - MIA14:30 AV537 - MIA 15:55 - SAP 16:10 AV and even the former TACA scheduled their routes to MIA starting in San Salvador: SAL-MIA, SAL-MGA-MIA, SAL-TGU-MIA, SAL-GUA-MIA, SAL-TGU-SAP-MIA, SAL-SAP-MIA and so forth....Jump to post
GUA-TGU 4 weekly on board A319; starts June 2nd AV454 - TGU 10:15 - GUA 11:15 AV455 - GUA 15:05 - TGU 16:05 SJO-MIA Daily on board A320; no start date AV 690 - SJO 10:35 - MIA 15:38 AV 691 - MIA 14:20 - SJO 15:23 AV did operate GUA-TGU and GUA-SAP with their ATRs, no longer in service within Centra...Jump to post
PTY-VRA might be on CM radar. Varadero seems to be a feasible idea for Copa Airlines, in the long-time. The proximity between Varadero and Havana couldn't represent any problem as the airline also flies CM PTY-MIA and CM PTY-FLL. This comparison is not totally fair as VRA is focused for leisure tra...Jump to post
Cuba has experienced a large reduction of the amount of travelers coming to the island due to the sanitary crisis. CM PTY-HAV had been ranked within the top-ten routes for the Panamanian airline before and now they're flying no more than thrice a week. This segment had been operated up to 6x daily s...Jump to post
Jet Blue and AA had JFK-SJO/SJO JFK scheduled evening flights for April and May. Then flights were canceled. I had purchased 4 trips for April/May. Now I have to go through UA Ewr-SJO. Too bad I like flying home Sunday night. I get the whole weekend with my family. They both resume service from JFK...Jump to post
any idea why LH increased? This is solely my own interpretation: as of November 2020, Costa Rica eased their policies for the entrance of visitors from both LIR and SJO. Few countries worldwide like Costa Rica have their air-boundaries opened by now. As tourism represents the primary source of reve...Jump to post
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