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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:29 pm

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Guatemala will open La Aurora airport on September 18.

https://twitter.com/guatemala_dgac/stat ... 60608?s=20
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Thank god. It was about time. Let’s see which airlines decide to operate the first few weeks.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:35 am

avi8 wrote:
juanchito wrote:
Guatemala will open La Aurora airport on September 18.

https://twitter.com/guatemala_dgac/stat ... 60608?s=20
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Thank god. It was about time. Let’s see which airlines decide to operate the first few weeks.


For sure the US Airlines and Aeroméxico.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:08 am

So no inner Central American flights by now.
Can't find reliable information about the current status of the airports in El Salvador and Honduras.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:08 pm

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So no inner Central American flights by now.
Can't find reliable information about the current status of the airports in El Salvador and Honduras.


Honduras started receiving flight from de US. Inner Central American flights will depende to much from Avianca in El Salvador and Copa (They have started limited operations but no C.A.) starting operations and the Governments allowing fellow Central Americans into their countries.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:40 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
So no inner Central American flights by now.
Can't find reliable information about the current status of the airports in El Salvador and Honduras.


I received this AV info yesterday, shared by a Honduran travel agent. Hope this helps.
SAPSAL 3X WEEK EFF 19SEP
TGUSAL 4X WEEK EFF 22SEP (no specification what days of the week, sorry)

SAL EFF 19SEP
SALMIA, SALSAP 3X WEEK
SALGUA, SALMGA, SALSFO, SALSJO , SALTGU 4X WEEK
SALLAX 14X WEEK
SALJFK SAL IAD: 7X WEEK

Source: AV information sent, sorry I cannot attach the pic
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:02 pm

Chele737 wrote:
SJOtoLIR wrote:
So no inner Central American flights by now.
Can't find reliable information about the current status of the airports in El Salvador and Honduras.


I received this AV info yesterday, shared by a Honduran travel agent. Hope this helps.
SAPSAL 3X WEEK EFF 19SEP
TGUSAL 4X WEEK EFF 22SEP (no specification what days of the week, sorry)

SAL EFF 19SEP
SALMIA, SALSAP 3X WEEK
SALGUA, SALMGA, SALSFO, SALSJO , SALTGU 4X WEEK
SALLAX 14X WEEK
SALJFK SAL IAD: 7X WEEK

Source: AV information sent, sorry I cannot attach the pic


Exciting news, and consistent with previous information on SAL's reopening date for non-transit flights.

https://ticotimes.net/2020/08/18/el-sal ... ptember-19
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:12 pm

ua900 wrote:
Chele737 wrote:
SJOtoLIR wrote:
So no inner Central American flights by now.
Can't find reliable information about the current status of the airports in El Salvador and Honduras.


I received this AV info yesterday, shared by a Honduran travel agent. Hope this helps.
SAPSAL 3X WEEK EFF 19SEP
TGUSAL 4X WEEK EFF 22SEP (no specification what days of the week, sorry)

SAL EFF 19SEP
SALMIA, SALSAP 3X WEEK
SALGUA, SALMGA, SALSFO, SALSJO , SALTGU 4X WEEK
SALLAX 14X WEEK
SALJFK SAL IAD: 7X WEEK

Source: AV information sent, sorry I cannot attach the pic


Exciting news, and consistent with previous information on SAL's reopening date for non-transit flights.

https://ticotimes.net/2020/08/18/el-sal ... ptember-19


I found the info just available in Spanish (El Savador web portal) in avianca.com
https://www.avianca.com/sv/es/descubre- ... omociones/
Rutas Fecha de inicio Frecuencia
San Salvador – Miami 19 de septiembre 3 por semana
San Salvador - Ciudad de Guatemala 19 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - Los Ángeles 19 de septiembre 14 por semana
San Salvador - San Pedro Sula 19 de septiembre 3 por semana
San Salvador - Nueva York 19 de septiembre 7 por semana
San Salvador - Washington D.C. 19 de septiembre 7 por semana
San Salvador – Managua 19 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - San Francisco 20 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - San José de Costa Rica 20 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador – Tegucigalpa 22 de septiembre 4 por semana
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:22 pm

Chele737 wrote:
ua900 wrote:
Chele737 wrote:

I received this AV info yesterday, shared by a Honduran travel agent. Hope this helps.
SAPSAL 3X WEEK EFF 19SEP
TGUSAL 4X WEEK EFF 22SEP (no specification what days of the week, sorry)

SAL EFF 19SEP
SALMIA, SALSAP 3X WEEK
SALGUA, SALMGA, SALSFO, SALSJO , SALTGU 4X WEEK
SALLAX 14X WEEK
SALJFK SAL IAD: 7X WEEK

Source: AV information sent, sorry I cannot attach the pic


Exciting news, and consistent with previous information on SAL's reopening date for non-transit flights.

https://ticotimes.net/2020/08/18/el-sal ... ptember-19


I found the info just available in Spanish (El Savador web portal) in avianca.com
https://www.avianca.com/sv/es/descubre- ... omociones/
Rutas Fecha de inicio Frecuencia
San Salvador – Miami 19 de septiembre 3 por semana
San Salvador - Ciudad de Guatemala 19 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - Los Ángeles 19 de septiembre 14 por semana
San Salvador - San Pedro Sula 19 de septiembre 3 por semana
San Salvador - Nueva York 19 de septiembre 7 por semana
San Salvador - Washington D.C. 19 de septiembre 7 por semana
San Salvador – Managua 19 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - San Francisco 20 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - San José de Costa Rica 20 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador – Tegucigalpa 22 de septiembre 4 por semana


Thanks for sharing. Btw, those change waivers blow the US3 right out of the water. I'm surprised no one in the US picked up on that. No fare difference or change fee through Nov 30th, and no change fee after that through the end of 2021. Don't know anyone else who also waived fare differences for that long.

https://www.avianca.com/us/en/about-us/ ... y-changes/
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:48 am

ua900 wrote:
Chele737 wrote:
ua900 wrote:

Exciting news, and consistent with previous information on SAL's reopening date for non-transit flights.

https://ticotimes.net/2020/08/18/el-sal ... ptember-19


I found the info just available in Spanish (El Savador web portal) in avianca.com
https://www.avianca.com/sv/es/descubre- ... omociones/
Rutas Fecha de inicio Frecuencia
San Salvador – Miami 19 de septiembre 3 por semana
San Salvador - Ciudad de Guatemala 19 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - Los Ángeles 19 de septiembre 14 por semana
San Salvador - San Pedro Sula 19 de septiembre 3 por semana
San Salvador - Nueva York 19 de septiembre 7 por semana
San Salvador - Washington D.C. 19 de septiembre 7 por semana
San Salvador – Managua 19 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - San Francisco 20 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador - San José de Costa Rica 20 de septiembre 4 por semana
San Salvador – Tegucigalpa 22 de septiembre 4 por semana


Thanks for sharing. Btw, those change waivers blow the US3 right out of the water. I'm surprised no one in the US picked up on that. No fare difference or change fee through Nov 30th, and no change fee after that through the end of 2021. Don't know anyone else who also waived fare differences for that long.

https://www.avianca.com/us/en/about-us/ ... y-changes/


I really don't think that the US3 is concerned or worried about what Avianca El Salvador is really doing...
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:18 pm

They should since that policy applies all of Avianca, not just AV El Salvador. United should care to align policies because they wanted to get closer to AV like they did to CM, and DL and AA should care for competitive reasons. I hope that travel in Central America will resume quickly and successfully, it's been such a long time of restrictions.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:22 pm

ua900 wrote:
They should since that policy applies all of Avianca, not just AV El Salvador. United should care to align policies because they wanted to get closer to AV like they did to CM, and DL and AA should care for competitive reasons. I hope that travel in Central America will resume quickly and successfully, it's been such a long time of restrictions.


In my experience, people in Guatemala have adapted quickly to the new normal. I’ve heard of several people booking flights ASAP to see family members and to just get out of the country in general. It’s anecdotal, but still nice things to hear.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:54 pm

DL LAX-SAL route is coming back online after pulling out last summer(2019).

*DL LAX-SAL DEC 0>0.4[0] JAN 0>1.0[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] APR 0>1.0[0] MAY 0>1.0[0] JUN 0>1.0[0
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:15 am

American Airlines is planning the following regional routes:

AA DFW - SJO 7x weekly. Effective: September 09.
AA MIA-SJO 7x weekly. Effective: September 10.
AA MIA-LIR. Effective: October 08.
They might resume operations to El Salvador and Guatemala, in September.

UA IAH-SJO 7x weekly is already in service.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:21 am

SJOtoLIR wrote:
American Airlines is planning the following regional routes:

AA DFW - SJO 7x weekly. Effective: September 09.
AA MIA-SJO 7x weekly. Effective: September 10.
AA MIA-LIR. Effective: October 08.
They might resume operations to El Salvador and Guatemala, in September.

UA IAH-SJO 7x weekly is already in service.



Indeed, they are resuming DFW-GUA daily and MIA-GUA 5 weekly effective September 18th. Don’t know about SAL.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:11 pm

New flights from Jetblue to Costa Rica

Liberia, Costa Rica Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)*
Launching December 18, 2020 | 2x weekly | MINT on select flights

San José, Costa Rica Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)*
Launching December 18, 2020 | 1x daily
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:12 pm

Tag Airlines will resume flights on October 5.

Juanchito
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:15 pm

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New flights from Jetblue to Costa Rica

Where will jetBlue come from ?
New York JFK, Boston, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale ?
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:57 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
juanchito wrote:
New flights from Jetblue to Costa Rica

Where will jetBlue come from ?
New York JFK, Boston, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale ?


jaja forgot that. From KLAX.

Juanchito
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:50 pm

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From KLAX.

The upcoming B6 LAX-SJO 7x weekly means more competition for DL LAX-SJO 7x weekly and AS LAX-SJO 4x weekly.
They still haven’t released any notice about their resumption from Los Angeles, whereas B6 is ready to start their new flights.
JetBlue will start again their usual flights in Costa Rica as shown:

October 17. B6 FLL-SJO
October 25. B6 JFK-SJO
October 25. B6 BOS-LIR
October 28. B6 MCO-SJO
November 07. B6 JFK-LIR

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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:52 pm

CM keeps adding new destinations as cities / countries are opening, details

https://twitter.com/CopaAirlines/status ... 36770?s=20
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:57 pm

Delta Air Lines to start New York City - San Salvador service and following the "red-eye pattern" as shown below:

DL 1985 JFK 18.00 - 22.30 SAL 738 Daily
DL 1984 SAL 23.45 - 0530+1 JFK 738 Daily
Effective: December 19th
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:45 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
Delta Air Lines to start New York City - San Salvador service and following the "red-eye pattern" as shown below:

DL 1985 JFK 18.00 - 22.30 SAL 738 Daily
DL 1984 SAL 23.45 - 0530+1 JFK 738 Daily
Effective: December 19th


Lucky SAL. Seems like they are the only ones getting DL love during these times.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:52 pm

seems like DL is trying to beat B6 to the punch here. That was an obvious dot for JetBlue to add.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:25 pm

what happened to B6 and GUA. Weren't they supposed to commence GUA?
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:26 pm

tphuang wrote:
seems like DL is trying to beat B6 to the punch here. That was an obvious dot for JetBlue to add.

Lots of obvious dots in CenAm for B6. PTY, MGA, GUA, SAL, SAP, BZE
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:20 pm

LightChop2Chop wrote:
what happened to B6 and GUA. Weren't they supposed to commence GUA?

Since the country has been closed till the 18th, B6 pushed it back until, in theory, it got moved to next year. No idea when it hasn't beed added to the OAG yet.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:40 am

LightChop2Chop wrote:
what happened to B6 and GUA. Weren't they supposed to commence GUA?

Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, some US airlines announced an incursion in Central America, adding some 2020 new routes that obviously didn't come into fruition: F9 MIA-SAL, F9 ONT-GUA, F9 BWI-SAL, F9 MIA-GUA, F9 ONT-SAL and B6 JFK-GUA.
Guatemala City was indeed into the expansion plans of B6 in Central America for 2020. B6 JFK-GUA was announced for the first time on a daily basis and starting in June, like the press release from January 2020 posted:

https://forbescentroamerica.com/2020/01/17/jetblue-llega-a-guatemala-estos-son-horarios-de-vuelo-de-su-nueva-ruta/

Central America is even a dormant market due to the known sanitary shutdown and we couldn't expect the soon activation of the intended US plans from January.
Some of the largest US - Central America routes, in terms of the weekly supply of flights aren't still operating or they're barely working for the time being: Miami, Atlanta, New York/Newark, Los Angeles, Washington, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas/Ft. Worth and so on.

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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:54 am

LightChop2Chop wrote:
Lots of obvious dots in CenAm for B6. PTY, MGA, GUA, SAL, SAP, BZE

I couldn't imagine the spread of jetBlue in Central America, after the Covid-19 crisis.
Panama is very well served on Copa Airlines. Belize and Nicaragua are tiny markets for the usual B6 destinations touching Central America.
Even Spirit who is flying to most Central American countries had limited weekly services from Ft. Lauderdale to GUA, SAL, MGA, PTY and SAP.

Regards,
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:40 am

SJOtoLIR wrote:
LightChop2Chop wrote:
Lots of obvious dots in CenAm for B6. PTY, MGA, GUA, SAL, SAP, BZE

I couldn't imagine the spread of jetBlue in Central America, after the Covid-19 crisis.
Panama is very well served on Copa Airlines. Belize and Nicaragua are tiny markets for the usual B6 destinations touching Central America.
Even Spirit who is flying to most Central American countries had limited weekly services from Ft. Lauderdale to GUA, SAL, MGA, PTY and SAP.

Regards,



NK was flying FLL-GUA on a daily basis and was increasing it to twice daily before the pandemic hit. It was also going to increase MCO-GUA to daily in July.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:46 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
LightChop2Chop wrote:
what happened to B6 and GUA. Weren't they supposed to commence GUA?

Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, some US airlines announced an incursion in Central America, adding some 2020 new routes that obviously didn't come into fruition: F9 MIA-SAL, F9 ONT-GUA, F9 BWI-SAL, F9 MIA-GUA, F9 ONT-SAL and B6 JFK-GUA.
Guatemala City was indeed into the expansion plans of B6 in Central America for 2020. B6 JFK-GUA was announced for the first time on a daily basis and starting in June, like the press release from January 2020 posted:


Flights from Frontier are now schedule to begin April 12, 2021 to both Miami and Ontario, 4 weekly.
Jetblue has not schedule a date, But Guatemala is still on their reservation website.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:47 pm

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NK was flying FLL-GUA on a daily basis and was increasing it to twice daily before the pandemic hit. It was also going to increase MCO-GUA to daily in July.


Yes they where going to duplicate flights to Guatemala. Maybe to challenge Frontier.

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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:58 pm

juanchito wrote:
SJOtoLIR wrote:
LightChop2Chop wrote:
what happened to B6 and GUA. Weren't they supposed to commence GUA?

Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, some US airlines announced an incursion in Central America, adding some 2020 new routes that obviously didn't come into fruition: F9 MIA-SAL, F9 ONT-GUA, F9 BWI-SAL, F9 MIA-GUA, F9 ONT-SAL and B6 JFK-GUA.
Guatemala City was indeed into the expansion plans of B6 in Central America for 2020. B6 JFK-GUA was announced for the first time on a daily basis and starting in June, like the press release from January 2020 posted:


Flights from Frontier are now schedule to begin April 12, 2021 to both Miami and Ontario, 4 weekly.
Jetblue has not schedule a date, But Guatemala is still on their reservation website.


I think they pushed it back because it cost money to open a new station and maintain it. There are uncertain demand during this time. I fully expect them to open this before next summer season when demand is likely to be quite high. I also see them possibly adding LAX down the line.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:20 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
LightChop2Chop wrote:
Lots of obvious dots in CenAm for B6. PTY, MGA, GUA, SAL, SAP, BZE

I couldn't imagine the spread of jetBlue in Central America, after the Covid-19 crisis.
Panama is very well served on Copa Airlines. Belize and Nicaragua are tiny markets for the usual B6 destinations touching Central America.
Even Spirit who is flying to most Central American countries had limited weekly services from Ft. Lauderdale to GUA, SAL, MGA, PTY and SAP.

Regards,
I can't imagine B6 @ PTY at all.
Perhaps FLL-BLB or FLL-RIH (2-3 times per week)?
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:47 pm

2travel2know2 wrote:
SJOtoLIR wrote:
LightChop2Chop wrote:
Lots of obvious dots in CenAm for B6. PTY, MGA, GUA, SAL, SAP, BZE

I couldn't imagine the spread of jetBlue in Central America, after the Covid-19 crisis.
Panama is very well served on Copa Airlines. Belize and Nicaragua are tiny markets for the usual B6 destinations touching Central America.
Even Spirit who is flying to most Central American countries had limited weekly services from Ft. Lauderdale to GUA, SAL, MGA, PTY and SAP.

Regards,
I can't imagine B6 @ PTY at all.
Perhaps FLL-BLB or FLL-RIH (2-3 times per week)?


PTY would not be high on their list. I think BZE would be more desirable than PTY.

GUA is already announced. I think SAL has been heavily rumoured for a while. Maybe this DL announcement will push things back a little bit, I don't know.

MGA and SAP could also work. It really depends on JFK VFR demand. There are enough VFR demand to MGA and SAP from NYC I think.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:12 pm

10 September 2020
Miami Florida – The recent resurrection of the famed Pan American Airlines has caused quite a stir in the aviation community. The iconic airline has opened temporary offices in Miami, Florida as they negotiate for a South American home. “We are looking for a corporate center in the South American marketplace. The new headquarters will directly employ a staff of 1200.”, stated Gene Tatum the Pan American newly appointed President.
On top of the Pan Am list is Ecuador as they negotiate for the troubled TAME Airlines. Alternative locations are Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica.
“We are hoping to enter a joint venture agreement with the Ecuadorian Government for their recently closed, state owned TAME Airlines; however negotiations seem to have stalled as the officials from TAME wish to sell off the assets rather than try and salvage the Airline.” Tatum continues, “Both Colombia and Costa Rica have expressed interest in housing Pan Am.”


I haven't heard nothing about it here...
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:18 am

SAL was officially opened again after six months.
On September 19th, the airport resumed their operations gradually and following all the sanitary rules given by local autorithies.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:05 pm

So now all 7 countries have borders open. Hope aviation in Central America recover quickly.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:30 am

Copa has finally started operations in Guatemala today.

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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:33 am

Also there has been 50 charter flights from Canada to Guatemala to pick up workers.
Planes and Airlines that has been used
737-800 from Flair
737-800 from Sunwing
A321 from Hifly
A320 from Air Canda
767-300 from Air Canada
787-8 from Air Canada
A321 from Air Transat
A330 from Air Transat

Regards.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:15 pm

juanchito wrote:
Also there has been 50 charter flights from Canada to Guatemala to pick up workers.
Planes and Airlines that has been used
737-800 from Flair
737-800 from Sunwing
A321 from Hifly
A320 from Air Canda
767-300 from Air Canada
787-8 from Air Canada
A321 from Air Transat
A330 from Air Transat

Regards.


Do all these flights come from Toronto ?
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:40 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
juanchito wrote:
Also there has been 50 charter flights from Canada to Guatemala to pick up workers.
Planes and Airlines that has been used
737-800 from Flair
737-800 from Sunwing
A321 from Hifly
A320 from Air Canda
767-300 from Air Canada
787-8 from Air Canada
A321 from Air Transat
A330 from Air Transat

Regards.


Do all these flights come from Toronto ?


Airplanes came ferry from different cities, specially Montreal, little from Vancouver and Toronto.

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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:42 pm

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So now all 7 countries have borders open. Hope aviation in Central America recover quickly.


Not just yet. Belize opens Oct 1
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:44 pm

Jonathan Layton, TAG Airlines CEO passed away yesterday because of Covid19, he was 40 years old.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:22 am

AV BOG-GUA is due to begin again on October 17th.
One isolated weekly flight and operated by 319.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:22 pm

CM adds more destinations starting November. Via Twitter: https://twitter.com/CopaAirlines/status ... 9679318016

Also, looking at Wingo's web page, looks like they are moving to PTY (not sure if temporarily or permanently).
 
SJOtoLIR
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:12 pm

Recapitulation of the mainline airlines operating in Central America by now: United, American, Delta, Spirit, InterJet, AeroMexico, Iberia, Lufthansa, KLM, Avianca and COPA.
International inner routes: CM PTY-GUA, CM PTY-SAL, CM PTY-SAP, AV SAL-GUA, AV SAL-TGU, AV SAL-SAP
Some of them barely operating with limited weekly frequencies.
Please, complete the information if something has been missed.
Edited on October 09th.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:35 pm

Costa Rican authorities are slowly allowing more passengers from abroad to enter here, based on how nobody infected from coronavirus has arrived to either SJO or LIR, since the resumption of their operations in August.
That demonstrates by itself how all the controls have worked successfully: negative test for Covid-19, medical insurance, temperature checks, keep social distancing, wear face-mask and so on.
Travelers from all the United States, Mexico and Central America are welcomed in Costa Rica from October 2020.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:32 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
Costa Rican authorities are slowly allowing more passengers from abroad to enter here, based on how nobody infected from coronavirus has arrived to either SJO or LIR, since the resumption of their operations in August.
That demonstrates by itself how all the controls have worked successfully: negative test for Covid-19, medical insurance, temperature checks, keep social distancing, wear face-mask and so on.
Travelers from all the United States, Mexico and Central America are welcomed in Costa Rica from October 2020.


I agree that all controls have worked successfully, so open up for all countries, specially for residents or ticos... make it sense to allow negative test for somebody that arrives from the US but not from somebody from Colombia?

regards
Avianca
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:23 am

Today PTY opened for all passengers both incoming and outgoing. The only restriction, is that all passengers that plan to enter Panama need a COVID test. If they don't have one, then they can take one in the airport at a cost of $50 and the results will be given within 30 minutes. If negative they can enter Panama, otherwise they need to be quarantined for 14 days.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:38 am

Avianca wrote:
make it sense to allow negative test for somebody that arrives from the US but not from somebody from Colombia?

Nobody from the Caribbean and South America can enter in Costa Rica by now.
I'd expect it'll happen soon. Restraints are changing every 15 days, in average.
Local authorities stated how these 45 days acted as a laboratory mainly at SJO. If nobody infected came to Costa Rica by air, it's time to open boundaries gradually. It's actually happening slowly.
Regards.
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