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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

The new policy of Avianca Central America and even Avianca main-line is focused in the reinforcement of their profitable routes, especially those heading to the United States. With that being said, AV SAL-LAX and AV SAL-IAD among others have increased their weekly frequencies, in the past weeks. The...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

I was expecting SNA to get a SAL flight first before ONT since it's far nearer to the LA area, though life has its surprises. Knowing their 10pm curfew, I would suspect if AV opens up at SNA, it would be for that early morning 7am flight that LAX used to have in the mid-2010s (my family used to tak...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

The usage of back-up airports is not a new story for the Central American airlines. Copa Airlines flies to both Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. They also did operate GRU and VCP. Avianca Central America used to fly to New York JFK and Newark from San Salvador, no longer in service. The former TACA flew to...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

As far as I know, the community from Guatemala and El Salvador in L.A. is huge compared to the other Central American countries.
The existing AV SAL-LAX 21x weekly justifies the launch of AV SAL-ONT 3x weekly.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 802
Views: 156517

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

American Airlines will begin flights from Chicago O'Hare to both San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica.

AA ORD-SJO. 3x weekly
AA ORD-LIR. 1x weekly
Effective: November 02nd.

Related press release: https://ticotimes.net/2021/08/20/american-airlines-to-fly-between-chicago-and-costa-rica

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

SJOtoLIR wrote:
American Airlines will fly from both San Jose and Liberia bound for Chicago O'Hare.


Related press release:

https://ticotimes.net/2021/08/20/american-airlines-to-fly-between-chicago-and-costa-rica

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

American Airlines will fly from both San Jose and Liberia bound for Chicago O'Hare international airport.
Effective: November 02nd.

AA ORD-SJO. 3x weekly
AA ORD-LIR. 1x weekly.

AA AUS-LIR 3x weekly would also start on November 02nd.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

The following route map displays the new routes offered by Avianca:

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

estefanovich wrote:
TAG Airlines inaugurated the route Tapachula - Guatemala City today.

Excellent news !
Based on the illustration, it's being operated with Embraer 110 jets.
5U GUA-CUN is also in service and facing Q6 GUA-CUN.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

The market may be big but I don't think it is that big. DL has been flying it for maybe 10 years, AS probably as long. TA SJO-LAX 3x weekly, 320/319. Discontinued in 2013. DL LAX-SJO 7x weekly, 757. Startred in 2013. AS LAX-SJO 4x weekly, 738. Started in 2015. B6 LAX-SJO 3x weekly, 320. Started in ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

The launch of these new routes on Avianca has been primarily implemented in some Colombian cities, other than Bogota. Related to the Central American landscape, SJO would grow up again since the demise of its status as hub, when TA was absorbed by AV back in 2013. However, SJO has seen in the past y...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Avianca is planning new routes from San Jose, Costa Rica: AV SJO-CLO, AV SJO-MGA as well as the resumption of AV SJO-LAX, AV SJO-JFK, AV SJO-MEX and AV SJO-MDE,

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

CM has chosen AXM for international flights, rather than the expansion of its national subsidiary there.
NK FLL-AXM 4x weekly is active since 2009 and CM PTY-AXM 3x weekly would be the second international route from Armenia.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

LIR - MCO should do well. Orlando could have been working purely as a leisure station for passengers coming from Central America. On the other hand, Liberia is basically a tourist destination for foreign travelers. Don't misundestand my point... For instance, some carriers fly the Orlando - Cancun ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

LightChop2Chop wrote:
UA DEN BZE is showing as 4X for November onwards. WN resumes DEN BZE In November too. so that makes 3 carriers on DEN BZE

For Belize City, that means more weekly flights heading to Denver than New York City.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Palmerola, Honduras has been extensively mentioned as the replacement of TGU. That idea was stronger since the accident of TACA, in May 2008. In those days, all their operations were drastically moved to XPL instead, but they slowly returned to TGU due to the lack of services over there: transportat...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Interesting developments on F9 !
DEN-BZE is currently served by UA, once a weekly. WN DEN-BZE was also in service before.
Both BZE and LIR would see the first non-stop service to Orlando.
SAL-MCO was a sector operated in the past by the binomium TA-AV.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Odd schedule for UX SAP-MAD 2x weekly:

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IB is not present in San Pedro Sula, whereas UX MAD-PTY is timed to match IB MAD-PTY,

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

From the last press release: Por el momento el consorcio aerocomercial latinoamericano constituido en Panamá, Avianca Holdings, cuenta con 11 aeronaves de este modelo con capacidad para 68 pasajeros, de los cuales 9 cumplen servicio en Colombia para Avianca Express y otros 2 para Avianca Guatemala. ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Let's study how DL JFK-SAL is operating by now: DL 1985...JFK 19.07.....22.19 SAL......Daily...738 DL 1984...SAL 23.39....06.19+1JFK....Daily...738 This schedule allocation allowing the "red-eye" itinerary on the northbound SAL-JFK doesn't interfere with the operations of AV SAL-JFK and ba...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Times are different. 4X on JFK PTY could work. I don't think they intend to challenge CM. Agreed. By the end of 2007, DL started a venture to Central America out of New York City from JFK: GUA, PTY, SJO and LIR. However, the mortgage crisis in 2008 stopped these flights as the jet-fuel rose to unsu...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Did AA/DL ever operate MD-80s into SJO/LIR? For some reason I have memories for seeing an AA MD-80 in LIR in the early/mid 2010s but maybe my mind is playing tricks on me. I would sort of think an MD-80 at some point operated some of the DFW-SJO/LIR flights. Perhaps any isolated operation or for ma...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Air Europa from Spain was flying to Central America prior to the beginning of the Covid-19 era as UX MAD-PTY and UX MAD-SAP.
We'd hopefully expect for the resumption of their activities soon.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Strange incident on AA DFW-SAL, June 28th 2021. The 738 couldn't land at SAL due to metherological conditions and was diverted to LIR. However, Liberia closed at midnight and it couldn't attend that operation, despite the fact the plane was experiencied shortage of fuel. Press release in Spanish lan...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Air Canada is not flying to Central America since some months ago.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

asuflyer wrote:
It would appear Volaris Costa Rica is not doing so well. LAX and IAD have been reduced from SAL and JFK temporarily suspended.

It's not a healthy sign.
They offered in past flights from Central America to Guadalajara and Tijuana; both no longer in service.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

For the first time: Austin, Texas to Central America as scheduled flights:

AA AUS-LIR-3x weekly. Effective: November 02



Furthermore:

WN DEN-LIR 1x weekly. Effective: November 13.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

estefanovich wrote:
Interesting to see they will add destinations from an airport very closely to their current major base in South Florida.

In my view, NK would undermine the expansion of F9 in the rest of Central America from MIA.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Based on the above argument, 7P PAC-DAV is facing CM PTY-DAV on the same domestic market.
PAC is actually closer to downtown than PTY, which could be sensitive for the choosing of either Air Panama or Copa Airlines for those passengers leaving Panama City.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

What would it be the primary market on CM PTY-DAV ?

* Local business traffic related to Panama City.
* Visiting friends and relatives market between David and Panama City.
* Leisure traffic from South America.
* Leisure traffic from North America.
* Business traffic from North America.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Some of the Central American airports should be rather grouped as shown: N°1: David and Flores. The demand of passengers through these airports is likely focused for the VFR visiting friends and relatives traffic. They don't get scheduled flights from the United States by now. The business component...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

The movements at RTB [Roatan] could be compared to FRS [Flores]. Both stations hold domestic traffic from the capital city. Furthermore, they get leisure traffic coming from abroad. For the case of Roatan, they're receiving scheduled flights from the United States: Houston, Miami, Dallas/Ft. Worth a...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon May 31, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

2travel2know2 wrote:
maybe that airport would finally be able to sustain an IAH twice weekly Embraer RJ operation.

Why not ?
Continental Airlines flew IAH-FRS, twice a week.
Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon May 31, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Based on the records of the Central American aviation series, AM TAP-GUA did briefly operate as thrice a week with Embraer jets from November 2013. This will be only the resumption of that segment. I also found strange the justification for the TAP-FRS sector. These routes would be operated by means...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon May 24, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

avi8 wrote:
IAD-GUA route. I haven't seen the route announced anywhere but I'm sure it's a matter of time.

See reply 56 in this series.
The attached press release from March 17th, 2021 states about their intended plans for AV GUA-IAD.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 23, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

As pointing out before, AV opeted in 2021 for the reinforcement of their consolidated US routes: SAL-IAD and SAL-LAX, among others. Furthermore, in July they'll launch GUA-IAD and SAL-ONT. The purpose is focused in the medical tourism bound to the US for those passengers trying to be fully vaccinate...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 20, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

The eventual AS LAX-BZE might not mean the massive spread of the airline in the rest of Central America. Related to the situation in Costa Rica, the airline is still operating AS LAX-LIR-SJO and facing to DL and UA, in such market. AS won't be alone in Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama on the way to...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed May 19, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Actually I think that ORD-ANC will remain the longest flight in AS’s system at 2473nm. Point taken. AS ORD-ANC is slightly farther. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2608/RUEAIS.jpg AS ORD-ANC is flown with 737 equipment. However, I've understood the point about the limited length of the BZE r...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun May 16, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

AS has acknowledged that service will be from LAX and SEA. I wish I could figure out how to put a photo of the instagram feed in this thread. The name of the JPEG/GIF/PNG image would need to be transformed as URL direction [ https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3269/hGpEvk.jpg] by means of any co...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri May 14, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 14027

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

FlyingSicilian wrote:
TACA pulled out of the BZE US market as all the other entrants started up IIRC.

GRUPO TACA also flew SAL-BZE-IAH on a daily basis with 320 equipment.
This route was axed due to the merger TA-AV in 2013 or so, resulting on AV SAL-IAH and AV SAL-BZE later.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri May 14, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

SunsetLimited wrote:
NK is starting MSY-SAP in July. Better late than never!

Nice to see Spirit once again in San Pedo Sula !
On the other hand, nothing official yet about any AS SEA-BZE.

Image

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 14027

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

Having said that, why would AS sudddenly launch 5x weekly frequencies from LA, if both UA and AA are currently working on a weekly basis ? AA flies to BZE twice daily, once from MIA and once from DFW. On top of that they've scheduled some sub-daily CLT and LAX turns (or at least they have in the pa...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 13, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 14027

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

Does anyone know AA / UA's precovid winter schedule from LAX? That never happened. UA LAX-BZE was forming part of the 2021 expansion routes out of LA to Central America: Belize, Honduras and Costa Rica. The airline also increased their weekly frequencies on both UA LAX-GUA and UA LAX-SAL. January 0...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 13, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 14027

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

BZE will be 5x weekly LAX, 2x weekly from SEA. Seasonal, potentially year round if it performs well. This schedule allocation doesn't seem to fit the dimension of the annual demand of passegers heading to Belize. It had been posted their limited weekly frequencies from LAX, ORD, DEN, CLT and EWR. H...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed May 12, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 14027

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

Alaska Airlines actually operates a vast network out of LAX to Mexico and Central America: Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, San Jose del Cabo, Loreto, Guadalajara, Cancun, Liberia and San Jose. On the other hand, Belize City operates many flights coming from the USA with...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed May 12, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 14027

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

The only logical choice is LAX. LAX has the second largest Belizean community in the US. :checkmark: I recall someone operating LAX-BZE 1x weekly back in the day, was it TACA? EDIT: Saw an article from 2013 where DL announced1x weekly LAX-BZE, but during the TACA days, perhaps they flew it as well?...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed May 12, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 14027

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

Alaska Airlines actually operates a vast network out of LAX to Mexico and Central America: Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, San Jose del Cabo, Loreto, Guadalajara, Cancun, Liberia and San Jose. On the other hand, Belize City operates many flights coming from the USA with ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed May 12, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Alaska adds Belize to its international destinations Alaska also announced today new nonstop service to Belize City, Belize, in Central America from the West Coast. Belize will be the fourth country Alaska flies to from its West Coast hubs, joining Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Routes and schedules...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri May 07, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 52021

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Impressive the new frequencies into the Panama City - South Florida sector ! That demonstrates the supremacy of CM in such segment, over the rest of their competitors. If CM PTY-FLL goes to daily, these flights are being loaded with a sizeable percentage of passengers coming from abroad. NK FLL-PTY ...

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