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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Fri May 11, 2018 3:01 am

LTU932 wrote:
CM is actually a sponsor of São Paulo FC in the Brasileirão.


Copa Airlines is still promoting to São Paulo in two of their 738s as shown:


HP-1829CMP


HP-1831CMP

Their safety cards and some articles posted within Panorama include the Portuguese language.

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Fri May 11, 2018 9:00 am

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Their safety cards and some articles posted within Panorama include the Portuguese language.
PTY also has signage in Portuguese, along with Spanish and English. Anyone who passed through PTY will have seen that as well.
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Fri May 11, 2018 7:35 pm

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If I remember correctly from their own Twitter, CM is actually a sponsor of São Paulo FC in the Brasileirão. Dunno if they still are but for what it's worth, they do have a major connection to Brazil.
Probably a Brazilian could answer this, Why is better for CM to be an sponsor of just São Paulo FC instead of all the Brasilerão?
B.T.W. CM is sponsor of MLB not a single team.
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Fri May 11, 2018 11:38 pm

Maybe in the case of MLB, it could be because baseball is the national sport of Panama. Football is still growing, but going to the World Cup certainly helps its growth, but I presume baseball is still number 1 down in Panama. This certainly favours an engagement by a Panamanian company, especially CM, in more commercial partnerships in baseball than in football.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind my club, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (yes, I AM a liguista), to call CM one of its sponsors, but I believe they currently have Volaris as one of its sponsors.
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sat May 12, 2018 1:50 am

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Maybe in the case of MLB, it could be because baseball is the national sport of Panama. Football is still growing, but going to the World Cup certainly helps its growth, but I presume baseball is still number 1 down in Panama. This certainly favours an engagement by a Panamanian company, especially CM, in more commercial partnerships in baseball than in football.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind my club, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (yes, I AM a liguista), to call CM one of its sponsors, but I believe they currently have Volaris as one of its sponsors.


CM is the official airline of the Panamanian Football Association. They even have a plane:
 
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Sat May 12, 2018 2:00 am

Thats just cause everyone is hyped for the World Cup, wait till we get Shalacked by Belgium in our opening game and you'll see about that airplane. The national baseball season just wrapped up last week "we won" 25k people showed to the final 2 games. I will say soccer is fashionable but baseball is still relevant.
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sat May 12, 2018 9:04 am

2travel2know2 wrote:
LTU932 wrote:
If I remember correctly from their own Twitter, CM is actually a sponsor of São Paulo FC in the Brasileirão. Dunno if they still are but for what it's worth, they do have a major connection to Brazil.
Probably a Brazilian could answer this, Why is better for CM to be an sponsor of just São Paulo FC instead of all the Brasilerão?
B.T.W. CM is sponsor of MLB not a single team.


LTU932 wrote:
Maybe in the case of MLB, it could be because baseball is the national sport of Panama. Football is still growing, but going to the World Cup certainly helps its growth, but I presume baseball is still number 1 down in Panama. This certainly favours an engagement by a Panamanian company, especially CM, in more commercial partnerships in baseball than in football.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind my club, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (yes, I AM a liguista), to call CM one of its sponsors, but I believe they currently have Volaris as one of its sponsors.


There's quite a few Panamanians playing in MLB teams. That could be another reason why they sponsor it.
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Sat May 12, 2018 1:07 pm

My picture accepted of Air India 747-400 in Guatemala and it went to TOP in the last 24 hours.

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Sat May 12, 2018 4:26 pm

I didn't know that was you, but I already saw that picture earlier. Nicely done!
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sat May 12, 2018 4:48 pm

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MLB teams.

Copa Airlines is sponsoring the Major League Baseball on this shiny 738:


National League teams.



American League teams.




Type: Boeing 737-8V3
Registration: HP-1533CMP

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Sat May 12, 2018 5:11 pm

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Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (yes, I AM a liguista)

I would rather leave this nicer caption related to my favorite club: Deportivo Saprissa. :bouncy:
I even have my ticket for the match on May 13th in Tibás, Costa Rica ! :rotfl:
Back to aviation-wise, Nature Air signed an agreement in 2013, where this plane featured to the emblematic team in purple colors.

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Sat May 12, 2018 11:47 pm

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I didn't know that was you, but I already saw that picture earlier. Nicely done!


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Sun May 13, 2018 12:45 am

SJOtoLIR wrote:
LTU932 wrote:
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (yes, I AM a liguista)

I would rather leave this nicer caption related to my favorite club: Deportivo Saprissa. :bouncy:
I even have my ticket for the match on May 13th in Tibás, Costa Rica ! :rotfl:
Don't come to me with Saprissa... :talktothehand: :banghead:
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Back to aviation-wise, Nature Air signed an agreement in 2013, where this plane featured to the emblematic team in purple colors.

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I was still in Germany back then, so I missed that. How long did that last anyway? I mean, fast forward 5 years and we all know Nature Air is pretty much done and shutting down.
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sun May 13, 2018 2:47 am

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Honestly, I wouldn't mind my club, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (yes, I AM a liguista), to call CM one of its sponsors, but I believe they currently have Volaris as one of its sponsors.


Unfortunately Volaris Costa Rica is no longer an sponsor for L.D.A, they cancelled their commercial agreement just before starting this season, only Saprissa kept them as business allies. Information from a friend with knowledge inside of the team told me the deal between the airline and La Liga was not really beneficial for this last one. No idea to exactly what he meant about that.
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Mon May 14, 2018 1:24 am

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How long did that last anyway? I mean, fast forward 5 years and we all know Nature Air is pretty much done and shutting down.

I think it didn't last too much: no more than one year or so.
The only fact I can remember was a summer training, where that Twin Otter transported them to Punta Islita and back.

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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Mon May 14, 2018 1:40 am

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Volaris Costa Rica.

The jets belonging to Volaris mainline usually bears the name of some of their passengers.
This policy applies to Volaris Costa Rica as well.

Airbus 319...N501VL....Nick-named as Erika.
Airbus 319...N503VL....Nick-named as Ray.
Airbus 319...N504VL....Nick-named as Guatemala - Alux Nahual. See the photo on post 177.

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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 12:58 pm

Current frequencies of Spirit in Central America:

NK FLL-GUA 6x weekly
NK FLL-SAL 2x weekly
NK FLL-SAP 6x weekly
NK FLL-MGA 6x weekly
NK FLL-PTY 7x weekly
NK FLL-SJO 11x weekly

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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 4:49 pm

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The reason why Viva is leaving Panama, is that with the opening of Viva Air Peru, they need the capacity for the flights within Colombia and in Peru.

Last flight on FC BOG- BLB 4x weekly on 320: May 20th.
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Tue May 15, 2018 10:56 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
Kilgen wrote:
The reason why Viva is leaving Panama, is that with the opening of Viva Air Peru, they need the capacity for the flights within Colombia and in Peru.

Last flight on FC BOG- BLB 4x weekly on 320: May 20th.
Most people complaining Viva is leaving BLB have no idea about that. They all think is a CM move to force Viva out of the Panamanian market.
However, in the news today, Panama Tourist Authority is trying to woo Viva to fly to ONX.
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Wed May 16, 2018 1:37 am

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Panama Tourist Authority is trying to woo Viva to fly to ONX.

Does Colón ONX really provide proper conditions to attend this commercial flight ?
In terms of the distance to Panama City downtown, it seems too far to face all the airlines flying BOG-PTY.

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Wed May 16, 2018 1:58 am

SJOtoLIR wrote:
2travel2know2 wrote:
Panama Tourist Authority is trying to woo Viva to fly to ONX.

Does Colón ONX really provide proper conditions to attend this commercial flight ?
In terms of the distance to Panama City downtown, it seems too far to face all the airlines flying BOG-PTY.
Unless they want to lure people to the free zone in Colón, it's a one hour drive (in normal traffic) on the Panama-Colón expressway and part of the Corredor Norte. If you're taking one of the regular buses between the two cities, you'd end up in the Grand National Transportation Terminal in Albrook (which ironically is near PAC, with Albrook Mall between PAC and the bus terminal). I've passed by there a few times when I was in Panama City.

Wouldn't be that different from what we'd expect if the new SJO in Orotina would ever get opened. That being said, unless there are limiting factors that prevent it to happen, it would make more sense to fly to PAC than to ONX, unless it's what I said, to lure people to the free zone (or perhaps to one of the nearby national parks).

I need to take that ride myself whenever I'm back, just for kicks.
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Wed May 16, 2018 3:45 am

LTU932 wrote:
SJOtoLIR wrote:
2travel2know2 wrote:
Panama Tourist Authority is trying to woo Viva to fly to ONX.

Does Colón ONX really provide proper conditions to attend this commercial flight ?
In terms of the distance to Panama City downtown, it seems too far to face all the airlines flying BOG-PTY.
Unless they want to lure people to the free zone in Colón, it's a one hour drive (in normal traffic) on the Panama-Colón expressway and part of the Corredor Norte. If you're taking one of the regular buses between the two cities, you'd end up in the Grand National Transportation Terminal in Albrook (which ironically is near PAC, with Albrook Mall between PAC and the bus terminal). I've passed by there a few times when I was in Panama City.

Wouldn't be that different from what we'd expect if the new SJO in Orotina would ever get opened. That being said, unless there are limiting factors that prevent it to happen, it would make more sense to fly to PAC than to ONX, unless it's what I said, to lure people to the free zone (or perhaps to one of the nearby national parks).

I need to take that ride myself whenever I'm back, just for kicks.
ONX terminal has all the features BLB lacks and it’s a much larger building.
Passengers and airlines shouldn’t neglect using ONX instead of BLB, because there are times during the day when it might be faster to get between ONX and certain areas of Panama City than between BLB and Panama City.
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:41 pm

Special posts related to the past schedules of the main Central American airports.
Frequencies are listed in terms of weekly services.

Belize City [BZE] JULY 1983

MW BZE-SPR-SJX-CZH.........12x....BNI
MW BZE-DGA-INB-PND.........12x....BNI
MW BZE-SPR..........................26x....BNI
QH SAP-TGU-BZE-MIA............2x....73S
QH SAP-TGU-BZE-MIA-DCA...1x....73S
TX TGU-SAP-BZE-MIA.............7x....73S
SH TGU-SAP-BZE-MSY............4x...727
SH TGU-SAP-BZE-IAH..............3x...727
TA SAL-BZE-IAH........................2x...B11
TA SAL-BZE-MSY......................4x...B11
TA SAL-BZE-MIA.......................7x...73S

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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sat May 19, 2018 9:38 pm

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Do you know which routes it will be flying?

First revenue flight: AV SAL-LAX for Airbus 320 NEO. May 19th. Registration: N769AV

AV 3528 SAL 09.38......12.04 LAX


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Tue May 22, 2018 6:32 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
YSAPW wrote:
Do you know which routes it will be flying?

First revenue flight: AV SAL-LAX for Airbus 320 NEO. May 19th. Registration: N769AV

AV 3528 SAL 09.38......12.04 LAX


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Nice! I hope well see eventually some NEOS doing regional routes. Say SAL-SJO.
 
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Wed May 23, 2018 3:52 am

Now that yet another aircraft had issues with TGU runway, question is: Is Sotocano Palmerola ever going to become Tegucigalpa international airport?
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Wed May 23, 2018 12:15 pm

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Now that yet another aircraft had issues with TGU runway, question is: Is Sotocano Palmerola ever going to become Tegucigalpa international airport?


If you land half of the runway you will have issues with TGU, bad procedure by the pilot, it should be a go-around and a new attempt to land or go to you alternate airport, same problem was with Taca A320 and USAF C130 accidents in the past.
A 2KM runway is enough for yesterdays aircraft accident.

Don't really know if they are constructing the terminal in Sotocano.

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Wed May 23, 2018 9:11 pm

Guatemala City [GUA]. July 1983

KL GUA PTY AUA CCS LIS AMS.......1x.....D10
IB GUA PTY SDQ MAD......................2x....D10
MM GUA SJO ADZ BOG....................3x....727
CM GUA SAL MGA SJO PTY..............7x....737
MX LAX MEX GUA SJO......................6x....72S
QH SAL GUA MIA...............................6x....73S
PA LAX MEX GUA..............................7x.....72S
PA MIA GUA.......................................7x.....72S
SH GUA SAL TGU..............................7x.....737
GU GUA FRS......................................5x.....727
GU GUA MSY IAH...............................2x....727
GU GUA MID MSY IAH.........…............1x....727
GU GUA MID MSY...............................3x....727
TA LAX SAL GUA................................4x....73S
TA GUA SAL........................................14x...B11

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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 pm

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Don't really know if they are constructing the terminal in Sotocano.

There were strong talks since the accident on May 30th 2008 involving the TACA A320 aircraft.
Palmerola worked as temporary substitution of TGU for most airlines.
The lack of proper facilities there and poor ways of communications with the capital city detered the idea and TGU rapidly returned as its main airport.
I didn’t hear news about the new airport which is being constructed in Comayagua.

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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Wed May 23, 2018 9:30 pm

LTU932 wrote:
SJOtoLIR wrote:
LTU932 wrote:
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (yes, I AM a liguista)

I would rather leave this nicer caption related to my favorite club: Deportivo Saprissa. :bouncy:
I even have my ticket for the match on May 13th in Tibás, Costa Rica ! :rotfl:
Don't come to me with Saprissa... :talktothehand: :banghead:
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Back to aviation-wise, Nature Air signed an agreement in 2013, where this plane featured to the emblematic team in purple colors.

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I was still in Germany back then, so I missed that. How long did that last anyway? I mean, fast forward 5 years and we all know Nature Air is pretty much done and shutting down.


Lasted about 2 months and mainly used to take them to their training camp. It was in the news and frankly one of the most hideous looking things in the sky. I saw it while landing at Islita a couple of times. (Note: I'm a Limon fan, not an LDA, so not hating).

Considering the vast majority of those who travel by regional air transport within Costa Rica are foreigners, I don't think they'll really care if they see an LDA or Saprissa livery, cause they won't know what it is.

On the other hand I really wished that Volaris Costa Rica and Avianca would sponsor more of the local sports, not just football, but other sports as well. They would get some nice attention.
 
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Wed May 23, 2018 10:54 pm

Clarification.

All are the same:

Palmerola airport
Comayagua airport
Enrique Soto Cano air base

IATA code: XPL
ICAO code: MHSC

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Wed May 23, 2018 11:38 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
juanchito wrote:
Don't really know if they are constructing the terminal in Sotocano.

There were strong talks since the accident on May 30th 2008 involving the TACA A320 aircraft.
Palmerola worked as temporary substitution of TGU for most airlines.
The lack of proper facilities there and poor ways of communications with the capital city detered the idea and TGU rapidly returned as its main airport.
I didn’t hear news about the new airport which is being constructed in Comayagua.

Regards.


I don't think Palmerola was used as the alternate. Airlines landed in SAP and passenger where translated to Tegucigalpa on bus.
But that was 10 years ago and don't remember exactly.
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Thu May 24, 2018 1:50 pm

Copa Airlines outlines their weekly frequencies changes on CM PTY-CUR as shown:

CM PTY-CUR. 7x weekly, E90. October 29 - January 21.
CM PTY-CUR. 4x weekly, E90. January 22 - March 03.
CM PTY-CUR. 6x weekly, E90. March 04 - March 23.

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Thu May 24, 2018 2:50 pm

San Salvador [SAL]
JULY 1983.

QH SAL-GUA-MIA.......................6x....73S
TA SAL-MGA-SJO-PTY...............7x.....B11
TA SAL-TGU.................................7x....B11
TA SAL-IAH.................................2x.....B11
TA SAL-BZE-IAH.........................2x.....B11
TA SAL-BZE-MSY.......................4x.....B11
TA SAL-BZE-MIA........................7x.....73S
TA LAX-SAL-GUA.......................4x.....73S
TA SAL-GUA..............................14x....B11
SH TGU-SAL-GUA.....................7x.....737
RL MGA-SAL-MEX.....................1x......727
RL MGA-SAL..............................1x.....727
CM GUA-SAL-MGA-SJO-PTY....7x.....737
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Sat May 26, 2018 2:23 am

Will the new PTY terminal begin operations this year? Also what about the metro line which is planned to reach the airport?
 
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Sat May 26, 2018 1:32 pm

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Will the new PTY terminal begin operations this year? Also what about the metro line which is planned to reach the airport?

Due to the construction strike it will open partially on Nov. But will fully open on May-June of next year.

The extension of the 2 line of the metro to the airport has not been started nor awarded to any company. But the licitation has started, so they need to evaluate and select the builders.
 
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Sat May 26, 2018 2:07 pm

Kilgen wrote:
The extension of the 2 line of the metro to the airport has not been started nor awarded to any company. But the licitation has started, so they need to evaluate and select the builders.
I thought they already have construction of the viaduct to PTY under way? When I was in a taxi on the way to PTY, and the guy took the Transístmica instead of the Corredor Sur (regular taxi, not airport taxi), I saw that some parts of the viaduct to Tocumen on Line 2 were well under way, some of them with the raw structures even done.
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Sat May 26, 2018 3:29 pm

LTU932 wrote:
Kilgen wrote:
The extension of the 2 line of the metro to the airport has not been started nor awarded to any company. But the licitation has started, so they need to evaluate and select the builders.
I thought they already have construction of the viaduct to PTY under way? When I was in a taxi on the way to PTY, and the guy took the Transístmica instead of the Corredor Sur (regular taxi, not airport taxi), I saw that some parts of the viaduct to Tocumen on Line 2 were well under way, some of them with the raw structures even done.

Indeed, most of the major structural work for the metro line 2 is at a very advanced stage. However, as Kilgen mentioned, in order to reach PTY airport, there is an extension loop of the metro line which hasn't been awarded (or started) yet. Basically, the metro line turns away from the airport at the entrance of the corredor sur highway. That will be the exchange point for the airport loop. As far as I know, there is no info on expected date for metro service all the way to the airport.
 
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Sat May 26, 2018 3:30 pm

LTU932 wrote:
Kilgen wrote:
The extension of the 2 line of the metro to the airport has not been started nor awarded to any company. But the licitation has started, so they need to evaluate and select the builders.
I thought they already have construction of the viaduct to PTY under way? When I was in a taxi on the way to PTY, and the guy took the Transístmica instead of the Corredor Sur (regular taxi, not airport taxi), I saw that some parts of the viaduct to Tocumen on Line 2 were well under way, some of them with the raw structures even done.


They have started the second line of the metro which will be open next year. But it did not have a direct connection to the airport.

The connection project is been scheduled to start as soon as a someone wins the construction bid.
 
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Sat May 26, 2018 6:01 pm

Kilgen wrote:
LTU932 wrote:
Kilgen wrote:
The extension of the 2 line of the metro to the airport has not been started nor awarded to any company. But the licitation has started, so they need to evaluate and select the builders.
I thought they already have construction of the viaduct to PTY under way? When I was in a taxi on the way to PTY, and the guy took the Transístmica instead of the Corredor Sur (regular taxi, not airport taxi), I saw that some parts of the viaduct to Tocumen on Line 2 were well under way, some of them with the raw structures even done.


They have started the second line of the metro which will be open next year. But it did not have a direct connection to the airport.

The connection project is been scheduled to start as soon as a someone wins the construction bid.


How close will the line under construction be to the airport?
 
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sat May 26, 2018 6:35 pm

slickvik wrote:
How close will the line under construction be to the airport?

It's about 1.5Km between the metro line and the new terminal.
Perhaps only a connector would have been enough but the government wants the line 2 extended to the terminal, even if it's forbidden to ride the metro with suitcases/baggage.
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sun May 27, 2018 12:41 pm

2travel2know2 wrote:
it's forbidden to ride the metro with suitcases/baggage.
Then they will have to change the rules, at least for line 2. In Hamburg, when they built the S-Bahn from Ohlsdorf to HAM, you'll see many people coming back and forth anywhere with luggage in the train. Then again, the S-Bahn in Hamburg (and in Berlin), while built like a metro, is legally considered heavy rail, while the U-Bahn (the actual metro) is legally considered a tram. But I also remember that there were no restrictions about luggage in the U-Bahn unless it was something extremely oversized (and these same regulations were valid for all companies running their services under the HVV banner, like Hamburger Hochbahn AG, S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH/Deutsche Bahn AG, etc.).

I could've saved myself 35 Dollars for the taxi ride from Vía España to PTY. When I took the taxi from PTY to Vía España after I arrived, I also paid 35 Dollars, so I would've saved a total of 70 Dollars and instead paid 35 Cents per ride if that line was operational today. My hotel was about 400 metres or so away from Santo Tomás station, plus I could've switched lines without paying the entire fare (or at least I would've just paid the difference if that line charges extra to/from PTY). Even the ride with one of the Corredores buses would've saved me a lot at 75 Cents per ride (but I believe the Corredores lines do not allow luggage either, so as of right now, you MUST pay for a taxi).
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Tue May 29, 2018 1:31 pm

Tegucigalpa [TGU]
July 1983

QH SAP-TGU-BZE-MIA-DCA.....1x...73S
QH SAP-TGU-MIA-DCA..............1x...73S
QH SAP-TGU-BZE-MIA..............2x...73S
QH SAP-TGU-MIA......................3x...73S
TA TGU-SAL-MEX......................4x....B11
TX TGU-MEX..............................3x...737
TX TGU-SAP-BZE-MIA...............7x...737
SH TGU-SAL-GUA.......................7x...737
SH TGU-SAP...............................11x...737
SH TGU-SAP-LCE.......................3x...737
SH TGU-SAP-BZE-MSY..............4x...727
SH TGU-SAP-BZE-IAH...............3x...727
SH TGU-MGA-SJO.....................7x...727
SH TGU-SAP-ADZ-PTY..............4x...737




San Pedro Sula [SAP]
July 1983

QH SAP-TGU-BZE-MIA-DCA.....1x...73S
QH SAP-TGU-MIA-DCA..............1x...73S
QH SAP-TGU-BZE-MIA..............2x...73S
QH SAP-TGU-MIA......................3x...73S
TX TGU-SAP-BZE-MIA...............7x...737
SH TGU-SAP...............................11x...737
SH TGU-SAP-LCE.......................3x...737
SH TGU-SAP-BZE-MSY..............4x...727
SH TGU-SAP-BZE-IAH...............3x....727
SH TGU-SAP-ADZ-PTY..............4x....737
SH SAP-LCE-RTB......................14x...DC3
LR SJO-SAP-CUN-MSY.............3x....727
"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
 
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 5:55 pm

Looks like CM is going to start flying to PTY-PVR on Dec 16.

FromTwitter:
Periódico InverTour @Invertour
Puerto Vallarta y Riviera Maya estarán más unidas que nunca a Panamá gracias al vuelo directo que .@CopaAirlines comenzará a operar a estos destinos desde el 16 de diciembre de este año, volando desde el Hub de las Américas hacia el Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Díaz Ordaz.

[url="https://twitter.com/Invertour/status/1002232686356942848"]https://twitter.com/Invertour/status/1002232686356942848[/url]
 
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 6:03 pm

Doing a quick search at CM website, looks like they are going to fly twice a week. Sunday and Thursday.

Flight CM0345
From PTY to PVR 09:48 AM - 01:40 PM Boeing 737-700
Flight CM0346
From PVR to PTY 02:43 PM - 08:07 PM Boeing 737-700
 
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 9:07 pm

Kilgen wrote:
Doing a quick search at CM website, looks like they are going to fly twice a week. Sunday and Thursday.

Flight CM0345
From PTY to PVR 09:48 AM - 01:40 PM Boeing 737-700
Flight CM0346
From PVR to PTY 02:43 PM - 08:07 PM Boeing 737-700
Taking bets that PVR was in some Brazilian Tour Operator wish list, either that or CM is going to ask something from Mexico and needs to show them some token route.
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 am

2travel2know2 wrote:
Kilgen wrote:
Doing a quick search at CM website, looks like they are going to fly twice a week. Sunday and Thursday.

Flight CM0345
From PTY to PVR 09:48 AM - 01:40 PM Boeing 737-700
Flight CM0346
From PVR to PTY 02:43 PM - 08:07 PM Boeing 737-700
Taking bets that PVR was in some Brazilian Tour Operator wish list, either that or CM is going to ask something from Mexico and needs to show them some token route.


Full Press release here: https://www.copaair.com/en/web/gs/direc ... ra-nayarit
 
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:15 am

Kilgen wrote:
“Puerto Vallarta y Riviera Maya estarán más unidas que nunca a Panama”.

I think the journalist rather meant Riviera Nayarit.
The Riviera Maya is close to Cancun.

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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:03 am

Looks like there is a possibility that CM will fly to Salta in Argentina. Looks like the Argentinian Government has granted authorization for Salta to Panama flights.

En Cachi, Macri y Urtubey se reunieron con el sector turístico de la región norte
El gobernador Juan Manuel Urtubey junto al presidente de la Nación, Mauricio Macri, encabezaron una reunión con empresarios del sector turístico de todo el norte argentino.

Junto al ministro de Transporte de la Nación, Guillermo Dietrich, el ministro de Turismo de la Nación, Gustavo Santos, y el ministro de la Producción, Francisco Cabrera, los representantes del sector público y privado de las provincias de Salta, Jujuy, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero y Tucumán plantearon diferentes temas vinculados a la realidad del sector, inquietudes, potenciales y problemáticas.

En este marco el ministro de Transporte de la Nación, Guillermo Dietrich, anunció a la autorización de la ruta aérea Salta – Panamá, “lo que implica un paso más para seguir creciendo en conectividad aérea” expresó el ministro de Cultura, Turismo y Deportes de Salta, Juan Manuel Lavallen.

“Desde el sector turístico de Salta valoramos muchísimo estos espacios de diálogo con y planteamos la importancia que tiene el turismo para el desarrollo y la generación de empleo en el Norte”, dijo el ministro de Cultura, Turismo y Deportes, Juan Manuel Lavallen.


Source: http://www.salta.gov.ar/prensa/noticias/en-cachi-macri-y-urtubey-se-reunieron-con-el-sector-turistico-de-la-region-norte/58878

Two airlines have been mentioned: CM and Flybondi, but most likely is Copa.

From Twitter:
Radio 10 Salta @R10Salta
"Primero tiene que haber acuerdo bilateral de rutas aerocomerciales y recién se autorizan las rutas aéreas. Básicamente era #CopaAirlines y otra más. Son dos las líneas interesadas de volar y hacer la ruta #Salta - #Panamá", @JuanMLavallen #Turismo @GobiernoSalta

https://twitter.com/R10Salta/status/1002530928982462465
 
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Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:09 am

Kilgen wrote:
Looks like there is a possibility that CM will fly to Salta in Argentina. Looks like the Argentinian Government has granted authorization for Salta to Panama flights.

Great news for Northern Argentina.
IMHO, depending on how CM performs in SLA, there might be a possibility of PTY-TUC too.
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