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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 566247

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Costa Rica received IB MAD-SJO on August 03rd, after 138 days of closure of their international scheduled operations:

https://ticotimes.net/2020/08/03/watch-iberia-plane-receives-water-cannon-salute-as-commercial-flights-resume-in-costa-rica

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

IB MAD-SJO just landed at SJO becoming the official first scheduled flight, since the airport was closed almost for five months. They were welcomed by a water-cannon salute. Date: August 03, 2020. Flight number: IB 6317. Equipment: Airbus 330-200. Registration: EC-MNL. Flight time: 09:59' Passengers...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

how IB wants to make flights to SJO work despite the EU ban. Reading La Nacion - August 02nd, IB MAD-SJO will transport 250 passengers on August 03rd, being the first scheduled flight since the airport was opened again. I guess the Airbus 350 would be still programmed as pointing out in June. The b...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

The Panamanian government has authorized on July 31 a limited opening at PTY There are some points here: ⋅ If PTY was opened for in-transit passengers from July 31, this could mean operations through the main operator in Tocumen exclusively, but CM had initially quoted the resumption of t...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Things should necessarily get better for entering in Costa Rica, taken into account the resumption of SJO for commercial flights on August 01st. Finally, our regional airports start to work once again, after almost five months of none revenue operations, disregarding cargo and repatriation planes. T...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Finally, Avianca Colombia is scheduling flights to Central America for September and pending Government approval, of course: Bogota - Panama City. Effective: September 01. 3x weekly, 320. Effective: October 02. 5x weekly, 319. Bogota - San Jose Effective: September 02. 5x weekly, 319. Effective: Oct...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 566247

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Costa Rica opens their airports again, since March 16th.
Effective: August 01st.

https://ticotimes.net/2020/07/23/costa-rica-reopening-for-tourists-from-eu-uk-and-canada

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

how they're going to make flights to Europe work if Costa Rica isn't yet an authorised destination for the EU? I mean, if IB does come immediately after the reopening, how is it going to work. I've watched today's press conference on TV and authorities firmly confirmed the resumption of the interna...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone know the plan or what’s going on with the SAL terminal expansion? I can almost remember the former layout related to the expansion of the airport, back in 2008 roughly. The design showed the new terminal building alongside to the runway 18/36, which is no longer in service. The followin...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

The Panamanian Government extended the restriction of international flights for another 30 days The coronavirus is sadly leading the battle and all the optimistic projections for the reopening of our main regional airports have been delayed time after time. CM had previously announced June 26th as ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm still puzzeled about how the Costa Rican Government had previously announced that only those countries with airlines operating here and who are successfully controlling the pandemic would be able for entering in Costa Rica, once the airports would resume their operations, in the short term. Base...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

New tentative date: August 01st. Local authorities declared firmly once again about the resumption of the Costa Rican airports for August 01st. IB, UA and LH are keeping the intended dates for their returning flights at SJO. As far as I know, all the Latin American countries are even banned for tho...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Both Edelweiss and Lufthansa are still asking for their flights to the ishtmus. This announcement is probably disregarding the recent ban of the countries blocked by the European Union. LH has steadily sought from May for the resumption of their flights heading to Costa Rica. New intended schedule a...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

The Council of the European Union left all the Central American countries out of the former list of places authorized to resume commercial flights to the 27 nations that make up the block. This statement is valid as of July 01st and it would be revised every 15 days, depending on the local control o...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

SJOtoLIR wrote:
No official date has been released yet related to the opening of the international Costa Rican airports.

New tentative date: August 01st.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Update: No official date has been released yet related to the opening of the international Costa Rican airports. Many tourist operators, hotels and other entities are stubbornly requesting this resumption for July, after more than 100 days of zero revenue-activitites. Local authorities are studying ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

There has been no official announcement for the opening of the airports in Belize.
On May 14th, local authorities indicated that July 01st is steel a tentative target date on reopening the Philip Goldson International airport [BZE] and allowing travel to Belize.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

there was an article saying IB wanted to return to SJO already by July 1st. Their comprehensive plans for the resumption of several long-haul routes were taken from this source: oneWorld member Iberia recently filed preliminary long-haul operation for the month of July 2020, as the airline graduall...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

juanchito wrote:
Guatemala has posponed the opening of La Aurora until August 15 this year.

I've just read that the intended date for the opening of SAL is scheduled on August 06th.
Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Honduras is preparing for the opening of their airports and starting the trials that will begin under biosecurity measures supervised by local authorities. They indicated that following an optimistic scenario, operations may begin between July and August with domestic flights and gradually resume th...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Should CM PTY-DAV survive without relying on their connections through PTY or not ?
So far, Air Panama on 5P [PAC-DAV] was attending the domestic market.
It's easier for locals get into PAC than PTY.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Update: Based on today's lecture by Dr. Daniel Salas who's heading the Ministery of Health of Costa Rica, their international airports would be opened when they meet all the safety regulations related to the control of the SARS CoV-2: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Those passengers...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Iberia is willing ro resume their Central American operations in July, pending Government aprroval:

IB MAD-PTY...2x weekly......330.....July 20
IB MAD-SJO..3x weekly......359.....July 17

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5990/Jh4D5I.jpg Based on the above replies, the intended schedule posted by Copa Airlines above is no longer valid. It's time to face the truth, the epicenter of the pandemic is centralized in Latin America and nobody would dare to open their boundaries, takin...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 31, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I even have my doubts related to the full implementation of the new features in our regional airports. The safety screens are allegedy compulsory in all the counters for the check-in process, among other new procedures. Who will pay them? Probably, all the governments must supply these new accesorie...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 31, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

ua900 wrote:
Hopefully, June 15th will hold for a number of places in LatAm / Central America / Europe so that things can gradually return to normal provided that the current progress visible in many regions holds up.


Update: New date for the opening of all Costa Rican borders: June 30th.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

For the first time, CM PTY-DAV was announced as 2x weekly. I would elaborate my earlier point better: airlines are expecting just a 10% from the original demand of traffic, once the confinment would be lifted softly. We'd probably see a low speed related to the recover of the former traffic worldwi...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed May 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

DAV has been included into the first stage of the resumption of the routes flown by Copa Airlines. For the first time, CM PTY-DAV was announced as 2x weekly. The rest of the stations programmed by June are: BOG, CLO, CCS, CUR, GUA, GRU, GYE, HAV, JFK, LIM, LAX, MAR, MEX, MIA, MCO, UIO, SJO, SAP, SCL...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 24, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Kilgen wrote:
in the weekly OAG thread stated that they will return to BOS by late November:

That sounds good !
I wasn't aware of that.
There are also movements in November for Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans, Tampa and Las Vegas.
Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

CM had previously reported that they would resume their services, allowing no more than 10% of the original operations before the crisis.
It's expected a low demand of passengers from June 26th, a high level of cancelations as well as a lot of restrictions for travelers, in different countries.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

georgiabill wrote:
Is CM returning to BOS or dropping the route?

The current status of CM PTY-BOS is: temporarily suspended.
No more official info in this regard by now, as far as I know.
Same with the rest of the stations listed on my earlier quote.

Regards,

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 24, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

United Airlines has been working to repatriate regional travelers who are stranded in the United States, in the wake of the novel coronavirus crisis. There are reports from several flights originated out of Houston to Guatemala City, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, Roatan, San Salvador, Panama City and...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 24, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

CM of course is needing the resumption of their activities as soon as possible.
However, the local Government authorized the opening of PTY till June 22nd.
That would depend if everything is going under control, in terms of the sanitary control.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Copa Airlines has undisclosed their intended plans for the resumption of their activities, pending Government approval. Only the routes operated out of Panama City are listed here. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5990/Jh4D5I.jpg Analysis: The Panamanian flagship carrier is programming their r...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Maybe it won't be operated by Avianca Peru anymore but flown by Avianca El Salvador. Perhaps AV SAL-BOG and then AV BOG-LIM would be the solution, given the closure of the hub in Peru. AV SAL-LIM looked as a solid route into the network, given how they connected most inbound flights coming from Nor...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Avianca Peru is definitely closing all their international operations and affecting the following regional routes: AV LIM-SAL 14x weekly and AV LIM-SJO 7x weekly. AV MIA-MGA-SAL 7x weekly goes from 320 to 321. Effective: August 01st. AF CDG-SJO 3x weekly won't be in service till March 2021. The Fren...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Speaking about these 787s, the medical supplies were properly packed among their seats, in the overhead compartment and in the baggage area. Many airlines around the world have temporarily transformed thier wide-bodies, in order to grab a chunk of the cargo component. This wasn't the case of AeroMex...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I've read multiple reports about the Boeing 787 from Aeromexico in Central America lately and carrying medical supplies.
Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica have seen this plane, in the past weeks. I think all these flights came from China.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

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Rummaging among the Honduran airports web-site, the island of Utila is regularly served domestically from Roatan, La Ceiba and San Pedro Sula.
On the other hand, the island of Guanaja supports isolated flights from La Ceiba and Roatan.

Utila: UII
Guanaja: GJA

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm surprised that the region doesn't see stronger protests like much of Europe is currently experiencing and the parts of the US saw as well. I live in Costa Rica permanently and my perception is that most citizens like me are strictly following all the recommendations commanded by health authorit...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat May 16, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

It's unpredictable the resume of the regular operations of the Central American airports for the time being. It would directly depend on the progress of the spread of the virus. Let me put it this way: on March 15th most of the regional airports were closed for just one month, but the ban was sudden...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri May 15, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Speaking about the Latin American landscape, DL has canceled both Cozumel and Managua.
They also axed many destinations within the United States temporarily.
The airline will also retire its entire Boeing 777 fleet by the end of the year.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 14, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

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Delta Air Lines suspends indefinitely their services in Nicaragua.
The first flight on DL ATL-MGA was scheduled in 2005 and the airline had planned the return to Managua on June 13th.
However, both DL ATL-MGA and DL LAX-MGA won't operate anymore.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon May 11, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

The Central American civil aviation will be strongly impacted as Avianca Holdings has filed under the Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy. Further info has been actually posted into the dedicated thread, in this regard: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446029

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon May 11, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 162
Views: 29945

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

We have to remind all the troubles experienced by Avianca in the mid-term: in 2017 a large pilot strike in Colombia meant the cancelation of a huge number of their flights, the airline also suspended the domestic operations within Peru, they sold the E90 fleet as well as the withdrawal of a certain ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

SJOtoLIR wrote:
both SJO and LIR wouldn't be opened again on May 15th as scheduled before.


Update: All the Costa Rican borders will be close till June 15th.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 07, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

So Copa Airlines has changed their intended plans consisting in the retirement of the Embraer E90 fleet.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

La Aurora will algo got the visit from Aeromexico B787-9 She's a beauty and her name is Quetzalcoatl the feathered serpent , in different Mayan languages. The nick-name is written into their engines. The following caption from the database shows the full paint-scheme, in a different angle. 5465551 ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 03, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 44362

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Based on the Costa Rican Ministry of Health speach on local media yesterday, the forecast for the opening of our borders seem to be focused into a long-term path. Having said that, the national borders including both SJO and LIR wouldn't be opened again on May 15th as scheduled before. My concern is...

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