United has disclosed comprehensive information about their future plans in Central America, in the short-term: December 17: UA IAD-SAL. 7x to 11x weekly. December 17: UA SAP-LAX. 3x weekly, 738 NEW December 17: UA SFO-LIR 1x weekly, 739 NEW December 19: UA DEN-BZE 1x weekly, 738 NEW December 19: UA ...Jump to post
AASAP777 wrote:AA had service from both SAL and SJO to LAX, but with separate flights. AA798 was SAL-LAX and AA928 SJO-LAX.
SJOtoLIR wrote:AA LAX-SAL-GUA with 752
SJOtoLIR wrote:The regular non-stops services linking Los Angeles and Costa Rica just began in 2014: DL LAX-SJO with 752.
UA has announced an entire bevy of new routes to Central America including DEN SJO/BZE, LAX SAP. Interesting developments ! I have my doubts about UA LAX-SAP 3x weekly. Los Angeles metropolitan area is not a large VFR market for Honduras as Texas is. As far as I know, even UA EWR-SAP has never oper...Jump to post
Last time SAP was linked directly with LAX was with a two-stop in the late 80s with LACSA routing SJO-SAP-GUA-MEX-LAX on 72S. Yes, indeed. I can almost remember this route stopping in San Pedro Sula. LACSA since 1980 was also flying LR SJO-SAL-MEX-LAX with 72S. Sometimes LR SJO-GUA-MEX-LAX. Pan Am ...Jump to post
Very interesting developments. I believe both LAX-GUA and LAX-SAL were recent service resumptions, and are already being increased! LAX-SJO operated previously via GUA; this may be the first time UA operates this route nonstop. These LAX-Central America routes seem to have attracted the interest of...Jump to post
Smart for UA to fill those Central America gaps from LAX after DL pulled out. SJO and PTY are the highest yielding Central America destinations from the US. DL LAX-SJO 7x weekly with 752 and AS LAX-SJO 4x weekly with 738 were operating prior to the Covid-19 crisis. However, I ignore their resumptio...Jump to post
LAXdude1023 wrote:I wish UA would launch IAH-FRS. That would be a great route for a leisure market.
it makes no sense to have further country restriction if a protocol is implemented Point taken. It should be noted that all the nations have been facing a new and deadly disease. They're acting with caution. The local authorities are allowing foreigners here gradually, in different stages. From the...Jump to post
make it sense to allow negative test for somebody that arrives from the US but not from somebody from Colombia? Nobody from the Caribbean and South America can enter in Costa Rica by now. I'd expect it'll happen soon. Restraints are changing every 15 days, in average. Local authorities stated how t...Jump to post
Costa Rican authorities are slowly allowing more passengers from abroad to enter here, based on how nobody infected from coronavirus has arrived to either SJO or LIR, since the resumption of their operations in August. That demonstrates by itself how all the controls have worked successfully: negati...Jump to post
Recapitulation of the mainline airlines operating in Central America by now: United, American, Delta, Spirit, InterJet, AeroMexico, Iberia, Lufthansa, KLM, Avianca and COPA. International inner routes: CM PTY-GUA, CM PTY-SAL, CM PTY-SAP, AV SAL-GUA, AV SAL-TGU, AV SAL-SAP Some of them barely operati...Jump to post
Also there has been 50 charter flights from Canada to Guatemala to pick up workers. Planes and Airlines that has been used 737-800 from Flair 737-800 from Sunwing A321 from Hifly A320 from Air Canda 767-300 from Air Canada 787-8 from Air Canada A321 from Air Transat A330 from Air Transat Regards. D...Jump to post
10 September 2020 Miami Florida – The recent resurrection of the famed Pan American Airlines has caused quite a stir in the aviation community. The iconic airline has opened temporary offices in Miami, Florida as they negotiate for a South American home. “We are looking for a corporate center in the...Jump to post
Lots of obvious dots in CenAm for B6. PTY, MGA, GUA, SAL, SAP, BZE I couldn't imagine the spread of jetBlue in Central America, after the Covid-19 crisis. Panama is very well served on Copa Airlines. Belize and Nicaragua are tiny markets for the usual B6 destinations touching Central America. Even ...Jump to post
what happened to B6 and GUA. Weren't they supposed to commence GUA? Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, some US airlines announced an incursion in Central America, adding some 2020 new routes that obviously didn't come into fruition: F9 MIA-SAL, F9 ONT-GUA, F9 BWI-SAL, F9 MIA-GUA, F9 ONT-SAL and B6 JFK-G...Jump to post
From KLAX. The upcoming B6 LAX-SJO 7x weekly means more competition for DL LAX-SJO 7x weekly and AS LAX-SJO 4x weekly. They still haven’t released any notice about their resumption from Los Angeles, whereas B6 is ready to start their new flights. JetBlue will start again their usual flights in Cost...Jump to post
American Airlines is planning the following regional routes: AA DFW - SJO 7x weekly. Effective: September 09. AA MIA-SJO 7x weekly. Effective: September 10. AA MIA-LIR. Effective: October 08. They might resume operations to El Salvador and Guatemala, in September. UA IAH-SJO 7x weekly is already in ...Jump to post
The following information speaks by itself related to the behavior of the virus, in selected US states. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2305/GRvTLd.jpg The Government is also eyeing closely to Colorado, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, given how the disease looks like under control there. The ...Jump to post
The government is allowing tourists from two states to come, where the death rate has been the highest??? Not at this time. New York and New Jersey were extremely hit by the coronavirus in March and April. The US crisis is now basically focused in California, Florida and Texas, among the largest st...Jump to post
Costa Rica to allow US tourists from September 01st and coming from those states where the Covid-19 disease is under control: New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut. This will represent five flights per week and offering limited routes to both SJO and LIR. No info yet ab...Jump to post
I'd save the source, but TV-news commented here about the water-cannon salute to welcome the first scheduled-flight, after almost 150 days of zero operations. Someone told that it was rather forming part of the process of desinfection of such plane against the Covid-19. Just kidding ! Sorry, I had t...Jump to post
for sure the eastbound will be fully with fresh and juicy Tico Pineapple! Local newspapers have actually mentioned the pineapple cargo on IB MAD-SJO heading to Europe. IB MAD-SJO 2x weekly is switching passengers and cargo, in both ways. Cargo has been properly transported among their empty seats. ...Jump to post
Costa Rica received IB MAD-SJO on August 03rd, after 138 days of closure of their international scheduled operations:
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Costa Rica opens their airports again, since March 16th.
Effective: August 01st.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post