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Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:10 am

As per routes on line, a 4th weekly frequency is being restored

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2018/

AR1360 EZE0635 – 1100BOG 330 x235
AR1361 BOG1245 – 2120EZE 330 x235
 
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Re: Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:15 pm

Surprising they are using an A330 when they used to fly this route with a 737-800. With the demands on the A330 fleet for USA & European flights there would seem to be better uses at AR for their A330's. Using an A330 to BOG demonstrates why the A340 should be retired and this A330 fly the A340 schedule.
 
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Re: Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:51 pm

The reason for the use of wide-body equipment to BOG is mainly due to the altitude of the airport. Although the 738 is capable of doing the route comfortably, it restricts the possibility of cargo, on a very high demand route. Also the big holds of the Airbus fleet allow for more payload.

The frequency increase goes in line with the Christmas holiday high season where lots of Colombian expats living in Argentina, go to their motherland to see their relatives, or relatives come to visit here.
 
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Re: Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:05 pm

This timing allow them to use an aircraft between red-eye rotations to USA or Europe
 
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Re: Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:32 pm

Christmas is a big deal in Colombia. AV ticket prices go up for that reason alone every Xmas season.
 
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Re: Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:40 pm

marcoantona wrote:

The frequency increase goes in line with the Christmas holiday high season where lots of Colombian expats living in Argentina, go to their motherland to see their relatives, or relatives come to visit here.


It's mostly college students returning home for the holidays which further details the seasonal increase
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Re: Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:23 pm

jfk777 wrote:
Surprising they are using an A330 when they used to fly this route with a 737-800. With the demands on the A330 fleet for USA & European flights there would seem to be better uses at AR for their A330's. Using an A330 to BOG demonstrates why the A340 should be retired and this A330 fly the A340 schedule.


Two reasons:

1. Cargo

2. Both the MAX 8 and the 738, although perfectly capable of doing the 6 hr EZE-BOG flight, are penalized on the return flight due to BOG's altitude.

This flight helps with the A330 fleet utilization as they sit idly at EZE during the day. E.g., aircraft arrives from JFK at 4 AM, leaves for BOG at 6:30 AM, is back at EZE at 8:30 PM and then leaves againg for CUN at 23:30.
Keep calm and wash your hands.

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