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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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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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: 43699

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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: 43699

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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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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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: 43699

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: 91
Views: 22211

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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: 43699

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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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by SJOtoLIR
Fri May 01, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

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https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6830/Hu0WT4.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5897/CgQlyz.jpg Highest: April 2019. Lowest: September 2019. The flow of travelers during the slow season peaked in September is only 30% less than the highest rate as shown.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri May 01, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

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Some math exercises to relief the sanitary lockdown. Based on the above figures, the following info describes graphically the participation of each airline at GUA last year. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8708/AW2StQ.jpg Avianca: Taca, Lacsa and Avianca mainline. Copa: Copa Airlines mainline...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Kilgen wrote:
CM says that it may not have enough reserves to last COVID-19 Pandemic.

Panamanian authorities stated before that the operations at PTY may come back to normal on May 31st, depending on the progress of the disease.
However, it looks like extremely umpredictable for the time being.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

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If CM starts flying in June 1, they have published a list of destinations and weekly frequencies. I think CM as the other mainline airlines worldwide would follow a bunch of safety recomendations stated by health authorities: 1. Face masks for passengers and crew at all times. 2. Keep social distan...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

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Three flights from China and routed as PVG-MEX-SJO are bringing medical supplies to Costa Rica donated from Asia. The 787s belonging from AeroMexico did such services and covered by local health authorities: Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social . More than likely, this is the first time of any 787 fr...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

All ground and air borders are now closed in Costa Rica till May 15th, meaning 15 more days than the intended date. Speaking strictly about aviation-wise through SJO, some isolated repatriation flights from Houston, Mexico City, San Salvador and others have landed in the past week. Depending on the ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Major airlines worldwide had no choice but to cancel a huge number of flights due to government restrictions, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. They obviously have no revenue coming in. They hold a significant ongoing financial commitments such as fuel suppliers and leasing agents. On ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

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SJOtoLIR wrote:
Costa Rica: Both SJO and LIR are closed to foreigners. Period: March 18th till April 12th..


Update: Costa Rica is extending the suspension to April 30th.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

On march 26th, El Al operated a rescue flight carrying 113 israeli travelers stranded in Costa Rica.
Type: Boeing 787-9.
Registration: 4X-EDM.
Route: SJO-TLV.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

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Avianca also suspends all their international operations from March 23 till April 30.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania
Replies: 34
Views: 3845

Re: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania

RG830 SAO-RIO-LAX-NRT RG831 NRT-LAX-RIO-SAO RG832 RIO-SAO-LIM-LAX-NRT RG833 NRT-LAX-LIM-SAO-RIO RG834 SAO-RIO-LAX-NRT RG835 NRT-LAX-RIO-SAO (Jan 1991) RG838/JL23 RIO-SAO-LAX-NRT RG839/JL24 NRT-LAX-SAO-RIO (Jan 1992) https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1112/L2tcnl.jpg Source: VARIG Timetable. Mar...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Status of the main Central American airports: Belize. BZE remains opened. Guatemala: GUA banned all non-resident arrivals and suspended all flights from March 16th to 30th, except for cargo. El Salvador: SAL shut down operations on March 16th to all commercial flights. On March 11th, it had banned e...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

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Spirit has applied with authorities for the New Orleans - San Pedro Sula sector as thrice a week.
This fact will put SAP as the regional destination supplying more services in Central America on NK: Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Orlando and New Orleans from June 11th.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43699

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Costa Rica has declared national emergency because of COVID-19. It will close its borders for a month during the time between March 18, 23:59 hrs CST and April 12, 23:59 hrs CST. Unlike Guatemala, where IB MAD-GUA-SAL-MAD has been cancelled until further notice, both SJO and LIR haven't suspended a...

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