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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 12, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Maybe if they add San Jose and Managua could help more. I don't foresee TAG flying the [GUA-SJO] sector. It looks totally unattactive compared to the jet-line services supplied by their competitors: Q6 GUA-SJO, CM GUA-SJO and AV GUA-SJO. CM GUA-MGA hasn't returned, since March 2020. This route migh...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu May 12, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Avianca is pushing hard again on SJO on its new point to point strategy. Given the opening or resumption of several stations in 2022 like Lima, Medellin, Cartagena, Quito and Washington soon, AV is indeed boosting this project at SJO. UA SJO-IAD 1x weekly is poorly serving this market. Same with UA...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue May 10, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

While GUA-MID, GUA-TGZ and GUA-OAX are already in service, rumor has it that TAG from Guatemala is also studying Huatulco, as part of its extension plan in south-east Mexico.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue May 03, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The departure time of the northbound AV LIM-SAL at 03.50 seems to be odd for such operations.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue May 03, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Avianca resumes AV SAL-LIM, twice a week.
That route operated up to 14x weekly with 320/330 mix, when LIM was a hub for TACA Peru / Avianca.

AV 427.....SAL 21:30.........LIM 02:45+1......Fr, Su.....319, 320
AV 426.....LIM 03:50.........SAL 07:05..........Mo, Sa...319, 320

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

How wealthy is San Miguel, which is its largest eastern city compared to San Salvador, in order to load flights on their own to either Los Angeles, Washington or South Florida ? The develoment of this new airport should be profitable, only in the long-term. For instance, RIH was opened almost 10 yea...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The international airport Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez is located in a isolated area, where its possible expansion doesn't seem to find issues. Some areas like an extra runway as well as the expansion of the ticketing building and the tarmac should be easily developed, in such flat and e...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Nayib Bukele believes it would stimulate the economy in the eastern side of the country and can eventually handle a couple of million of passengers a year. LIR managed 8435 international operations in 2019, based on official figures of Dirección General de Aviación Civil de Costa Rica. Making simpl...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Back in 2008, there were projects related to the expansion of the ticketing building at SAL. The expansion of such terminal was planned alongside the old 01-36 runway. Nothing happened. Having said that, I would ask what is the realistic financial, technical and environmental plan for such ambitious...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Volaris Costa Rica will begin Bogota - San Jose service.

Q6 4106....SJO 09:43.....BOG 12:45......Mo, Th, Sa.......319
Q6 4103....BOG 13:30....SJO 14:43.......Mo, Th, Sa.......319
Effective: June 20th

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Back in the 1970's TAN Airlines (TX) operated non stop service TGU-MEX-TGU on Lockheed L-188 Electra flights TX370/TX371 same days as AM nowdays: TUE/THU/SAT. Fantastic ! TX TGU-MEX in the 70s with Electra planes ! These route maps also showed TGU-ADZ-PTY, many years ago TACA, SAHSA and LACSA utili...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

AM MEX-SAP has been operating, so long ago.
LACSA also stopped at SAP sometimes, in their flights to MEX.
COPA during the 727-200 era, also flew PTY-SAP-MEX.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

AeroMexico Connect on behalf of AeroMexico mainline inaugurated the Tegucigalpa-Mexico City service as shown: AM 2696....MEX 08.45...10.03 XPL.....Tu, Th, Sa...E90 AM 2697....XPL 11.05....14.35 MEX....Tu, Th, Sa....E90 Effective: April 07th As far as I know, TGU didn't have non-stop flights bound fo...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

JannEejit wrote:
It's certainly got a pressurisation issue now ! :lol:

Just quoting what I've read on local newspapers. :wink2:

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

Quoted from local media: DHL plane suffered an emergency two weeks before the accident. It states the 757 experienced issues on the pressurization system at 10 000 feet above sea level in March and immediately returned to SJO. It landed safely. Authorities are evaluating all the scenarios. https://i...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

Is it still there? Was it a good place? I used to operate in to SJO years ago, always wanted to check it out but never made it over. No, it was demolished when the extension of the taxiway-south began, some years ago. It could be in service more than 25 years. I was never there. That was a perfect ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

flyPIT wrote:
wasn't there an outdoor restaurant/bar in that corner of the airport before they built that taxiway extension?

Yes, it was named "La Candela"... The candle.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

The rainy season is just starting in Costa Rica by now. We're experiencing heavy rain after 02.00pm, in average. The runway was totally dry on the DHL accident. It occurred at 10.30am, local time. SJO has a good management of the water coming from the rain, in my view. It sustains aircraft operation...

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

How long was SJO closed? Most diversions flew to LIR? SJO was closed from 10.00' till 15.30', local time. IB MAD-SJO landed safely, in the afternoon. From six to eight flights diverted to Liberia, based on local media. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1521/nNgPOK.jpg Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

I've read the source from the cabin desk in Spanish, which is my natural language. They literally said: "somos dos almas... we're two souls..." The crew is from Guatemala. Check this caption from today's local media: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1521/nNgPOK.jpg Edited on April 08...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

SJO is opened again. No more than six hours after the accident.
However, many flights were previously canceled for the known reason.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

From local press releases as I live very close to San Jose, Costa Rica downtown. The 757 took off from SJO at 09.36 local time bound for Guatemala City. Translation from the cabin desk when climbing at 21 000 feet above sea level: "Mayday, mayday, mayday. We've got issues in the left hydraulic ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25767

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

BlueberryWheats wrote:
It's incredible how many accidents/incidents are caught on camera these days.

Crew members had announced hydraulic problems before landing at SJO.
Fire equipments were ready as well.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Condor Flugdienst never returned to Central America. DE FRA-PTY had left their services prior to March 2020 and DE FRA-SJO is not in the radar again. These flights stopped in Dominican Republic. LH FRA-PTY and LH FRA-SJO are the only choices for this market. Check the new paint-scheme announced on C...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

GU GUA-MID-IAH 4x weekly, 733
GU GUA-MID-MSY 3x weekly, 733

Source: Aviateca timetable, 1990.


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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

If I recall correctly, when Guatemala City was a base for Pan Am back in the 70s, MID used to be a layover for their flights heading to Chicago.
I couldn't validate this sentence with official sources.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Check this sentence: back in the 80s and 90s and prior to the merger within Grupo Taca, Aviateca from Guatemala used to stop in Merida, in their flights to either Houston and New Orleans.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Based on other sources, TAG is also studying Tuxtla Gutierrez.

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Based on other sources, TAG is also studying Tuxtla Gutierrez.

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

TAG from Guatemala will begin new Mexican stations shortly. Guatemala City - Merida 5U 124.....GUA 10:40......MID 14:00....Mo, We, Fr, Su 5U 125.....MID 15:00.......GUA 16:20...Mo, We, Fr, Su Effective: June 29 Guatemala City - Oaxaca 5U 126....GUA 10:40.....OAX 13:00......Tu, Th, Sa 5U 127....OAX ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

TAG from Guatemala will begin new Mexican stations shortly. Guatemala City - Merida 5U 124.....GUA 10:40......MID 14:00....Mo, We, Fr, Su 5U 125.....MID 15:00.......GUA 16:20...Mo, We, Fr, Su Effective: June 29 Guatemala City - Oaxaca 5U 126....GUA 10:40.....OAX 13:00......Tu, Th, Sa 5U 127....OAX 1...

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Mar 14, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Spirit Airlines will become the first US carrier to come back to Nicaragua. AV SAL-MGA-MIA 14x weekly with 320/321 mix is currently the sole route linking these countries. NK 435.....FLL 23:45......MGA 00:27+1.......Daily........321 NK 434.....MGA 01:30....FLL 06:11..............Daily.......321 Effe...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sun Mar 13, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Copa Airlines has recently opted for the inauguration of new stations in South America: June 28: Panama City - Santa Marta, 3x weekly June 30: Panama City - Barcelona, 3x weekly. They would follow this idea, over the resumption of some destinations that are not available since March 2020: Port au Pr...

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by SJOtoLIR
Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Alaska Airlines will resume its flights between Los Angeles and San José de Costa Rica on June 16. Alaska has been steadily operating in Costa Rica, since late 2020 as AS LAX-LIR-SJO. Their non-stop flights will return in June and following a red-eye pattern, into the northbound sector. With respec...

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The connectivity of Volaris Costa Rica is quite limited at SJO.
Prior to March 2020, LATAM did operate LP LIM-SJO 3x weekly as well, with 319/320 mix.
I did a quick check and both AV SJO-LIM and LP LIM-SJO are in service at this time, meaning three competitors in such market soon.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

LP LIM-SJO hasn't returned yet to Central America and Volaris is rapidly taking that place.

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Volaris Costa Rica to start [San Jose-Lima] service, thrice a week.
Effective: June 03rd.
The airline has received one Airbus 320-Neo and registered as N545VL.

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by SJOtoLIR
Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

CM PTY-ORD 7x weekly is getting the highest level of frequencies between Central America and Chicago by now as non-stop flights. I totally agreed with the argument stating that connections through PTY are sustaining these operations. Both AA ORD-SJO 2x weekly and AA ORD-LIR 1x weekly began in 2021. ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

LAXdude1023 wrote:
The Central American population is Chicago is relatively small. Guatemalans are really the only sizable group.

However. other Central American stations like Panama City, San Jose and Liberia are getting flights heading to Chicago and most likely based on the leisure component instead.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Copa Airlines will begin services to Santa Marta, Colombia.
CM PTY-SMR 3x weekly, 737.
Effective: June 28th

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm waiting for the return of the [Chicago-Central America] service on Avianca.
They did operate it from Guatemala City and San Salvador, in the past.
However, both AA and UA are now flying the ORD-GUA segment.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The next stage of new brand routes served from San Jose on Avianca would be Quito, Medellin and Cartagena, starting from March 2022.
AV SJO-MEX 7x weekly is already in service.
The airline has previously announced the opening of more routes from several stations, in the forthcoming months.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The launch of 9N SAL-BZE 3x weekly is partially filling the gap of AV SAL-BZE.
TACA served in the past TA SAL-BZE-IAH on a daily basis with the 320 family.

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Tropic Air Belize started SAL/BZE flights, I think its running 3x a week with a Beech 1900D. The airline is expanding its international network out of Belize City: Cancun [Mexico] Guatemala City, Flores [Guatemala] Roatan [Honduras] Is 9N GUA-BZE operated by Tropic Air or any interline agreement ? ...

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by SJOtoLIR
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

avi8 wrote:
Frontier is only flying GUA/SAL-MIA 2x a week

Add F9 MCO-BZE 1x weekly, F9 MCO-SAL 2x weekly, F9 MCO-SJO 2x weekly and F9 MCO-LIR 2x weekly.

Regards.

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by SJOtoLIR
Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

Frontier Airlines announced its expansion in Central America by late 2019, taking into account several routes heading to San Salvador and Guatemala City: F9 MIA-GUA, F9 BWI-SAL, F9 MIA-SAL, F9 ONT-SAL and F9 ONT-GUA. They didn't materialize their former plans due to the known crisis. The airline cha...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The trouble with the possible Q6 LAX- LIR or Q6 LAX-SJO is the heavy competition, in these routes. Los Angeles - Liberia: United - jetBlue, Alaska. Los Angeles - San Jose: United, Delta, Alaska, Avianca. Even Alaska is working as AS LAX-LIR-SJO with limited weekly flights. B6 LAX-SJO is no longer in...

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by SJOtoLIR
Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

vedatil4 wrote:
I don't remember a direct flight from TIJ to SJO. I do remember to GUA. I think the flight maybe continued to SJO.

Based on the records about this series, it was routed as Q6 SAL-GUA-TIJ 3x weekly with 319, in 2017-2018.
Regards,

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by SJOtoLIR
Mon Jan 31, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 20346

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2022

The international in-transit terminal at TIJ will open in May. Maybe they'll be back? Volaris Costa Rica flew to Tijuana from both San Salvador and Guatemala City from 2017-2018, because these Central American cities have a huge point to point traffic to Los Angeles metropolitan area. They never op...

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