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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa announces BWI-PTY
Replies: 23
Views: 5531

Re: Copa announces BWI-PTY

They could potentially steal traffic from AA, LATAM and AV. Copa Airlines has indeed demonstrated how some secondary cities like Chiclayo may work profitably into its network. In my view, CM PTY-MEC makes a resemblance to CM PTY-CIX as pointing out above. On the contrary, some segments like LP LIM-...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

Volaris El Salvador had announced N3 SAL-OAK and N3 SAL-IAH for March 26.

Source: https://www.oaklandairport.com/volaris-announces-new-nonstop-flights-between-oak-and-san-salvador/

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa announces BWI-PTY
Replies: 23
Views: 5531

Re: Copa announces BWI-PTY

It's going to be interesting to see how long MEC sticks around, considering the only other flights at the moment are to UIO. It's probably not orientated towards JFK travellers. It's like asking how CM PTY-CIX 2x weekly is loading passengers, taking into account that CIX-LIM is the sole commercial ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca facing passenger outrage, negative media coverage as LCC transition woes mount
Replies: 40
Views: 6940

Re: Avianca facing passenger outrage, negative media coverage as LCC transition woes mount

AV announced in December 2021 that it successfully completed its financial restructuring process and emerged from Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code. Like many airlines worldwide, after the devastating impact of covid-19, they're slowly trying to return to a profitable venture again. It won't be e...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca facing passenger outrage, negative media coverage as LCC transition woes mount
Replies: 40
Views: 6940

Re: Avianca facing passenger outrage, negative media coverage as LCC transition woes mount

AV is competing with Volaris which offers the same service. I didn't get this statement clearly. For the case of San Salvador, N3 Volaris El Salvador is offering some limited routes where AV used to fly at this time: New York JFK, Washington and Los Angeles. N3 had announced Ontario and Houston for...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa announces BWI-PTY
Replies: 23
Views: 5531

Re: Copa announces BWI-PTY

As previously commented in the Central American aviation thread, CM PTY-BWI may work as back-up for CM PTY-IAD which is operating as 2-3x daily nowadays. CM could have identified that a sizeable proportion of these passengers are coming from Baltimore area. They're actually utilizing this same patte...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

Copa Airlines. Panama City - Manta
PTY 15.10.......17,28 MEC.....Tu, Fr, Su
MEC 18.18.......20.30 PTY......Tu, Fr, Su
Effective: June 27th


Copa Airlines. Panama City - Baltimore
PTY 09.07......15.07 BWI.....Mo, We, Sa, Su
BWI 16.22.......20.22 PTY....Mo, We, Sa, Su
Effective: June 28th

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

The connectivity between Baltimore and Central America has been historically limited and only allowing the existance of both WN BWI-LIR 2x weekly and WN BWI-SJO 1x weekly on a seasonal basis.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

CM PTY-IAD is 18x weekly at this time and CM PTY-BWI may work as back-up for the D.C. area. I can almost remember 15 years ago, when CM PTY-IAD was 5x weekly or less. Some people had thought that such route didn't last too much in service... With respect to the new services in Ecuador, CM PTY-UIO 4x...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

before the pandemic, flew MGA and SJO twice daily. Yes, prior to March 2020 they had routes focusing basically in the O&D market from both Guatemala and Costa Rica: CM GUA-MGA-GUA and CM SJO-MGA-SJO. I can't remember for sure if CM GUA-SJO-GUA was in service before. The point is that none of th...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

The association of pilots of Copa Airlines announced they would go on strike from February 02nd onward. They have demanded better working conditions, including fair and balanced compensation seeking the recovery of the purchasing power they have lost in recent years; improvements in the quality of l...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

Speaking about CM, New Orleans, Puerto Vallarta, Recife, Salvador de Bahia and Liberia are expected to resume operations in 2023.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

Copa Airlines has already announced the resumption of their services heading for Salta, Argentina. Argentina had slowly opened their boundaries again due to the sanitary crisis, compared to their neighbouring countries. The current schedule of the airline in Argentina is: CM PTY-EZE 28x weekly, CM P...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

All of CM baggage claim is on the T2, regardless in which terminal you arrive. The same is for the check in. All CM check in is on the T2. Point taken. The cabin crew told us when landed at PTY: immigration stations are located at both T1 and T2. However, the baggage claim is only available at T2 a...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

CM seems to have maxed out T1 and T2 already. How did they ever manage just with T1? Based on my own point of view: I stayed the earlier days of January 2023 at PTY and I didn't experience any trouble, in both ways. The terminal T2 looks massive and featuring a high level of service. This was actua...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central America Aviation - 2023
Replies: 46
Views: 4468

Re: Central America Aviation - 2023

Happy new year to everyone on this board ! What have we seen in 2022, in terms of the regional civil aviation ? Copa Airlines is robusting its presence at PTY, increasing the fleet of their 737-MAX 9 and supported with the brand new terminal T2. NK FLL-PTY, DL MCO-PTY, DL LAX-PTY and DL JFK-PTY left...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Dec 25, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Recapitulation of the 2022 Central American civil aviation. January 08: NK MIA-SJO 1x weekly. NEW February 22: 9N BZE-SAL 3x weekly, Beech 1900D NEW March 27: [AV SJO-CTG 4x weekly + AV SJO-MDE 3x weekly] NEW March 28: AV SJO-UIO 3x weekly. NEW April 07: AM XPL-MEX 3x weekly, E90 NEW April 29: 5U GU...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Dec 24, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Is there a link for this?. Source: https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/12/dominicans-low-cost-arajet-applies-for-flights-to-brazil-guyana-honduras-and-more/ AraJet is planning to emulate some like PTY in the Dominican Republic, given the connectivity of DM towards MAO, GIG, SAP, BZE, POS, GEO, AUA, B...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Dec 24, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

AraJet from Dominican Republic has applied for the following routes touching Central America:

DM SDQ-SAP
DM SDQ-BZE

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Is AV GUA-FRS on the 319/320 too much, in terms of seats supplied ? As pointing out before, their ATR's lately operated such route. Same on GUA-SAP and GUA-TGU, among others. Their competitors fly GUA-FRS with smaller turbo-propellers. One of the policies of AV mainline consists in having only the B...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

juanchito wrote:
Today, Avianca started flying GUA-FRS and GUA-SAP

These routes are now operated with 319s and 320s. Same on GUA-XPL.
I can almost remember their ATRs, in some of these routes.
The experience in the 320 jet-liner is obviously better than flying on the turbo-propeller.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Seems like SAL is Volaris’ largest Central American station (I think). I think so. Volaris will even increase the supply of seats out of San Salvador having LAX, JFK, IAD, CUN, GUA, SJO and the upcoming OAK, IAH and SAP-MIA. However, their Central American flights heading for South America are leav...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The paint-scheme of the tail looks identically as compared to the livery of the early 90s:



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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

United Airlines will resume the Houston - Managua service as shown:

UA 1432......IAH 09:27........MGA 13:08......Daily......738
UA 1433......MGA 14:15......IAH 17:41........Daily......738
Effective: January 04th.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

avi8 wrote:
the flight departs so early. Not many connecting opportunities to make the flight work if you ask me.

F9 ATL-SJO doesn't care about connections.
They want to serve the ATL-SJO route.
Frontier Airlines is following the low-cost model, where only the point to point market matters.

Reagrds.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Frontier F9 SJO-ATL starts today.

F9 215....ATL 07.00......10.06......32N.....Tu, Sa
F9 214....SJO 11.11......16.16......32N.....Tu, Sa
Effective: November 17th

F9 ATL-LIR 1x weekly is due to begin on December 17th

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

many0311 wrote:
I think you meant SAL-ONT route lol. Just flew back on it last week. Far better experience than crazy house at LAX.

I'm sorry, you're right !
AV SAL-ONT is actually in service, since July 2021. I've never seen more frequencies than thrice a week.
TACA briefly flew SAL-OAK, many year ago.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Does anyone think Copa or Avianca could fly from TIJ with the new international building opening? I wouldn't believe so. Volaris did briefly operate GUA-TIJ and SAL-TIJ in 2018, given the massive O&D traffic heading for Los Angeles metropolitan area. These segments were in service less than one...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

News from Costa Rica:

Air Europa studies the chance of MAD-SJO services soon.

AF CDG-SJO 4x weekly is going seasonally to 5x weekly.
Effective: December 10th till May 2023.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

So Air Canada is robusting the participation in Central America, given their services in Belize, Panama and Costa Rica.
Some of them from Toronto and Montreal.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Air Canada returns to Panama City after the Covid-19 crisis.

AC 1874.......YYZ 08:30.......PTY 14:05.......Fr, Su.....319
AC 1875.......PTY 15:05.......YYZ 20:35.......Fr, Su.....319
Effective: November 04th 2022

They will face CM PTY-YYZ 4x weekly.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

This morning a photo (see aviationcr.net FB page link) began to circulate on social networks, An Avianca Airbus A320 tail number N567AV that has been in Guatemala (GUA) for maintenance since October 16, now wearing the new Avianca image with the particularity of the TACA tail livery. It seems like ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

AV SJO-UIO and back started on March 28th as 3x weekly. The airline has modified its former schedule and has also added the Buenos Aires extension as shown: AV 647 SJO 16:55.......20:00.....UIO.....21:10........05:00+1 EZE......Mo, We, Th, Sa....319 AV 646 EZE 06:05.......10:00.....UIO.....11:10.......

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Oct 27, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Did not saw that coming, will that flight be restricted, Palmerola runway is 2.4 km at 2,060 feet above sea level? I don't get this information, but that makes sense of logic. Keep in mind, E9 long-haul planes are only configured in economy class, meaning more than 400 passengers. :crowded: San Ped...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

IberoJet from Spain will begin the Madrid - Tegucigalpa service as shown: E9 MAD......13:00.......18:00 XPL ...........We, Sa.....359 E9 TGU.......20:00........12:00+1 MAD.....We, Sa.....359 Effective: December 13th This would be the first time linking these stations as non-stop flights as well as t...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

CM PTY-CTG goes slowly from 18x weekly to 21x weekly for the Christmas season.
These extra frequencies will be available till late February.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Oct 13, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

CM PTY-EZE is operating as 24x weekly.
That route goes to 28x weekly in November.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa 737-800 overruns runway at PTY
Replies: 24
Views: 5942

Re: Copa 737-800 overruns runway at PTY

we are going into northern hemisphere autumn. Its getting darker earlier, the winds are picking up and rain is picking up in many locations. Panama is located within the tropical zone, between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. We cannot speak about the autumn season, in this country. Du...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

avi8 wrote:
Seems like no connections are being offered yet.

DM Arajet is being promoted as an ultra-low cost airline.
So, they're only focused in the point to point services.
It's a good picture the early increase in their services, taking into account that DM just started their scheduled flights.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

TK has succeeded in PTY where EK failed. It's a good point. EK DXB-PTY never started in 2016 and TK has demonstrated how an airline can work successfully, in such geographical area. I'm not sure where the demand of passengers on IST-PTY is heading as their final destinations. My point is that TK wo...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

As a result, Panama City will experience the following schedule: TK IST-BOG-PTY-IST, 7x weekly, 777 TK IST-PTY-IST, 3x weekly, 789 from October 30 IST-PTY is the third busiest European route for Panama, only behind AMS-PTY and MAD-PTY. CDG-PTY and FRA-PTY are placed behind IST-PTY. This new level of...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Southwest will start Denver - San Jose service.

WN 710......DEN 07:00 - SJO 13:10....Sa
WN 707......SJO 12:30 – DEN 18:10...Sa
Effective: March 11, 2023.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

LightChop2Chop wrote:
9N adding BZE SAP starting November. I think they used to fly it before.

It might be Roatan instead ?
Since the demise of AV SAL-BZE, other regional carriers have started services from Belize to either Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Regards,

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm looking forward to seeing this very nice Copa retro jet in Curacao. Does anyone have the registration of that 737-800 wearing the retro livery and when it will enter commercial operations? Update. Copa Airlines Retro-jet. Type: Boeing 737-8V3. Registration: HP-1841CMP. Delivery date: September ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Chele737 wrote:
DL already cancel MCOPTY as well, right?

DL MCO-PTY is not available anymore.
Speaking about the [Los Angeles - Central America] segment on Delta Air Lines, LAX-GUA, LAX-SAL and LAX-SJO are still in service.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

asuflyer wrote:
DL is cancelling LAX-PTY and reducing JFK-PTY to 1w.

CM PTY-ATL was the response for the launch of both DL LAX-PTY and DL JFK-PTY or vice versa.
All began in 2021, but I couldn't remember who started the fire...

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

A388 wrote:
Any news on when the Copa retrojet 737-800 will start flying?

I've been searching lately more information about it.
No photos and detailed info have been released yet.
Back in the 90s, when that retro livery was active, the airline was named Copa Panama.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Kilgen wrote:
Wingo is planning to fly to DAV in 2023, 7fx per week. It is opening HAV and SDQ in Sept and Oct of this year from BLB, 2fx weekly each.

Both P5 BLB-SDQ 2x weekly and P5 BLB-BAQ 2x weekly will start the same date: October 06.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Aug 24, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 418
Views: 58496

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm from Dominican Republic and yesterday I received a lot offers from Copa to fly SDQ-CLO for 305.00 rt, SDQ-SJO for 301.00 rt, SDQ-SAL for 315.00 rt, and SDQ-GUA for 312.00, also they has been sending me offers to fly to Quito and Guayaquil, all part of the Arajet's new destinations to launch. Ae...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Servivensa - why?
Replies: 26
Views: 6389

Re: Servivensa - why?

flyaa757 wrote:
CCS-MBO-AUA on 820C in VC colors.

Did you mean Maracaibo ?
MAR / SVMC

Regards.

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