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Avianca
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:49 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
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.


yes nobody can enter, well yes residents of Costa Rica and Costa Ricans can even from these origens but with a sanitary order.
But my point is it makes no sense to have further country restriction if a protocol is implemented ...
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm

Avianca wrote:
it makes no sense to have further country restriction if a protocol is implemented

Point taken.
It should be noted that all the nations have been facing a new and deadly disease. They're acting with caution.
The local authorities are allowing foreigners here gradually, in different stages.
From the very beginning, only Canadians and residents from the European Union.
The next filter periods considered selected US states, some Asian countries, Mexico, all the United States and finally Central America from October 15th.
The rest of nationalities might be welcomed here into the following weeks.
On the other hand, Central Americans cannot enter in Europe by now for the same reason.
Some medical sources state that the risk of contagious is very low for those passengers flying on a jet-plane and following are the protocols, of course.
The trend might be focused in open boundaries internationally and implementing these strict sanitary controls worldwide.

Regards.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:34 pm

More resumptions in Central America for the forthcoming weeks:

October 29: Q6 MEX-GUA-SJO
November 26: Q6 CUN-SJO
December 10 - January 02: KL AMS-SJO 2x weekly, 772
January 05: KL AMS-SJO-LIR-AMS 4x weekly, 789
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:59 pm

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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:01 pm

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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:34 pm

UA has announced an entire bevy of new routes to Central America including DEN SJO/BZE, LAX SAP (which should really well), and a few others.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:41 am

In terms of Costa Rica, United is going to introduce 3 new routes:

- LAX-SJO (1xWeek starting December 19th and then becoming daily on Jan 5th 2021)
-LAX-LIR (3xWeek starting Jan 8th 2021)
-SFO-LIR (1xWeek starting Jan 9th 2021)
-DEN-SJO (No starting date or number of frequencies mentioned)

Source: https://hub.united.com/2020-10-16-unite ... 28755.html
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:24 pm

Avianca is also increasing GUA-SAL to twice daily and increasing GUA-LAX to 10 weekly.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:27 pm

LightChop2Chop wrote:
UA has announced an entire bevy of new routes to Central America including DEN SJO/BZE, LAX SAP.

Interesting developments !
I have my doubts about UA LAX-SAP 3x weekly. Los Angeles metropolitan area is not a large VFR market for Honduras as Texas is.
As far as I know, even UA EWR-SAP has never operated daily, speaking about the behavoir on the Honduras - New York City market.
Anyways, good luck for United in this new venture in Central America !
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:55 pm

Iberia in Central America as of October 18th:

IB MAD-GUA-SAL-MAD: 3x weekly, 330
IB MAD-PTY: 2x weekly, 330
IB MAD-SJO: 3x weekly, 330
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:35 pm

United has disclosed comprehensive information about their future plans in Central America, in the short-term:

December 17: UA IAD-SAL. 7x to 11x weekly.
December 17: UA SAP-LAX. 3x weekly, 738 NEW
December 17: UA SFO-LIR 1x weekly, 739 NEW
December 19: UA DEN-BZE 1x weekly, 738 NEW
December 19: UA DEN-SJO 1x weekly, 738 RESUMPTION
December 19: UA LAX-SJO 7x weekly, 738 NEW
December 20: UA LAX-GUA 7x to 10x weekly
December 20: UA LAX-SAL 7x to 11x weekly
January 05: UA LAX-SJO 7x weekly, 738 to 739
January 08: UA LAX-LIR 3x weekly, 739 NEW
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:56 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
United has disclosed comprehensive information about their future plans in Central America, in the short-term:

December 17: UA IAD-SAL. 7x to 11x weekly.
December 17: UA SAP-LAX. 3x weekly, 738 NEW
December 17: UA SFO-LIR 1x weekly, 739 NEW
December 19: UA DEN-BZE 1x weekly, 738 NEW
December 19: UA DEN-SJO 1x weekly, 738 RESUMPTION
December 19: UA LAX-SJO 7x weekly, 738 NEW
December 20: UA LAX-GUA 7x to 10x weekly
December 20: UA LAX-SAL 7x to 11x weekly
January 05: UA LAX-SJO 7x weekly, 738 to 739
January 08: UA LAX-LIR 3x weekly, 739 NEW


UA SFO/DEN-SAL, SFO-GUA?
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:18 pm

United is acting agressively in Central America: they're not only Houston and New York/Newark.
Analyzing the situation in El Salvador, UA IAD-SAL and UA LAX-SAL had been routes dominated in the past only by Grupo Taca / Avianca.
Denver will be only operated as weekly services from the beginning for BZE and SJO.

UA 2134...DEN 09.45....14.48 BZE
UA 2135...BZE 14.15.....17.40 DEN
Effective: December 19. 1x weekly, 738

UA 1028....DEN 11.15....17.25 SJO
UA 1085....SJO 07:00....11.40 DEN
Effective: December 19. 1x weekly, 738

UA 1597....LAX 22.45....05.57+1 SAP
UA 1117....SAP 07.00.........10.40 LAX
Effective: December 17. 3x weekly, 738

UA 1741....LAX 08.15.....16.00 SJO
UA 2065....SJO 16.55.....21.25 LAX
Effective: December 19. 7x weekly, 738

UA 0775...LAX 08.15......15.50 LIR
UA 1993...LIR 16.50........21.05 LAX
Effective: January 08. 3x weekly, 739

UA SFO-LIR hasn't loaded yet.
The red-eye schedule on the southbound UA LAX-SAP is usual for most flights to Central America and coming from L.A.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:33 pm

Sort of surprised UA has never operated MGA-EWR. I wouldn't expect it at the moment but you'd think they could make that route work 3-4x weekly or something.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:43 pm

N292UX wrote:
Sort of surprised UA has never operated MGA-EWR. I wouldn't expect it at the moment but you'd think they could make that route work 3-4x weekly or something.
Would be a good way to make use of a UA frame coming from IAH spending the night in MGA.
Red-eyes MGA-EWR and a red-eyes EWR-MGA with aircraft flying onto IAH later.
However, IMHO, it might only work seasonal, a couple of nights, 6-8 week period; same as twice weekly LAX-MGA and once per week ORD-MGA, red-eyes both ways. SFO-MGA, IAD-MGA and DEN-MGA? no way, until Nicaragua becomes a very popular tourist destination for US travellers.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:42 pm

How's Avianca operating in Central America by now ?


Bogota - Guatemala City 3 weekly A319/320
Bogota - Panama City 3 weekly A319
Bogota - San Jose 4 weekly A319
Guatemala City - Los Angeles 4 weekly A320
San Salvador - Managua - Miami 4 weekly A320
San Salvador - Bogota 7 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - Dallas/Ft. Worth 2 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - Guatemala city 3 weekly ATR72, 4 weekly A320
San Salvador - Houston 2 weekly A320
San Salvador - Los Angeles 14 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - Managua 7 weekly A320
San Salvador - Mexico City 3 weekly
San Salvador - Miami 4 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - New York JFK 7 weekly A320
San Salvador - Newark 2 weekly A320
San Salvador - San Francisco 7 weekly A319
San Salvador - San Jose 7 weekly A320
San Salvador - San Pedro Sula 7 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - Tegucigalpa 7 weekly ATR72
San Salvador - Toronto 2 weekly A320
San Salvador - Washington 10 weekly A319/320

Not operating yet:
San Salvador - Belize City
San Salvador - Havana
San Salvador - Cancun
San Salvador - Roatan
San Salvador - Lima [perhaps gone forever]
San Jose - Lima [perhaps gone forever]
San Jose - Guatemala City
San Jose - Panama City

Edited on October 26th, 2020
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:00 am

SJOtoLIR wrote:
How's Avianca operating in Central America by now ?

...

Not operating yet:
San Salvador - Belize City
San Salvador - Havana
San Salvador - Cancun
San Salvador - Roatan
San Salvador - Lima [perhaps gone forever]
San Jose - Lima [perhaps gone forever]
San Jose - Guatemala City
San Jose - Panama City

Edited on October 26th, 2020
NO mention of SAL-PTY.
IMHO, AV will keep SAL-LIM, maybe not daily, as SAL hub would offer LIM several connections BOG doesn't, but SJO-LIM definitely will be gone.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:08 am

SJOtoLIR wrote:
How's Avianca operating in Central America by now ?


Bogota - Guatemala City 3 weekly A319/320
Bogota - Panama City 3 weekly A319
Bogota - San Jose 4 weekly A319
Guatemala City - Los Angeles 4 weekly A320
San Salvador - Managua - Miami 4 weekly A320
San Salvador - Bogota 7 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - Dallas/Ft. Worth 2 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - Guatemala city 3 weekly ATR72, 4 weekly A320
San Salvador - Houston 2 weekly A320
San Salvador - Los Angeles 14 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - Managua 7 weekly A320
San Salvador - Mexico City 3 weekly
San Salvador - Miami 4 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - New York JFK 7 weekly A320
San Salvador - Newark 2 weekly A320
San Salvador - San Francisco 7 weekly A319
San Salvador - San Jose 7 weekly A320
San Salvador - San Pedro Sula 7 weekly A319/320
San Salvador - Tegucigalpa 7 weekly ATR72
San Salvador - Toronto 2 weekly A320
San Salvador - Washington 10 weekly A319/320

Not operating yet:
San Salvador - Belize City
San Salvador - Havana
San Salvador - Cancun
San Salvador - Roatan
San Salvador - Lima [perhaps gone forever]
San Jose - Lima [perhaps gone forever]
San Jose - Guatemala City
San Jose - Panama City

Edited on October 26th, 2020



Also missing.

GUA-FRS
GUA-TGU
GUA-SAP
GUA-MIA (not sure if it was axed before COVID-19)

I wouldn’t be surprised to see AV venture into the P2P markets (GUA-MEX, SJO-USA, etc.)
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:32 am

avi8 wrote:
GUA-FRS

Is TAG already flying Guatemala City - Flores ?
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:30 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
avi8 wrote:
GUA-FRS

Is TAG already flying Guatemala City - Flores ?


Yes they are already flying GUA-FRS and GUA-SAP
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:13 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
How's Avianca operating in Central America by now ?

Edited on October 29th, 2020


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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:33 pm

Copa Airlines has a new safety video that showcases touristic areas of Panama:

At #CopaAirlines, we are very proud and honored to present to the world, together with #VisitPanama, our new onboard safety video, inspired by the wonders of this unique country, Panama.

It is the first time in our history that we have adapted and dedicated our safety video in this exceptional way. We trust that you will receive it as a gift full of spectacular landscapes, a lot of color and dynamism, and the heartfelt warmth of this beautiful country's people.

It was filmed towards the end of 2019, and we decided to share it at this time, given the gradual reopening of our America's borders and to celebrate the national festivities in Panama this November. We invite you to fasten your seat belts and prepare to enjoy the beauty of the unique country of Panama, with so much to offer. And when considering your future travel plans, now more than ever, take advantage of the benefits of the Panama Stopover program. For more information, please go to http://www.copa.com .

#Letstakeofftogether to Panama!


Safety Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4tUk3353Gg

Launch Video (in Spanish):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ579ucnTjc
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:30 am

AA sending 788 MIA - SAL this Christmas. A few other for the holidays too. SAL and PTY most notably.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:06 pm

I loved the new video. I wonder how they were able to film it without wearing masks though. Regulations in Panama were very strict.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:18 pm

avi8 wrote:
I loved the new video. I wonder how they were able to film it without wearing masks though. Regulations in Panama were very strict.

It was filmed at the end of 2019.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:43 pm

AMP44 wrote:
Copa Airlines has a new safety video that showcases touristic areas of Panama:

Thanks !
I've watched it. The safety video starts at 40:20' for those who want the skip the first part.
It mentioned the 737 as the sole equipment on Copa Airlines at this time.
Their E90s were active last year. However, they weren't taken into account, disregarding the Covid-19 crisis.

Regards.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:29 pm

I'm hoping to see the return of TIJ-SJO and TIJ-GUA by Volaris. They were effectively flights to San Diego because of the CBX bridge.

One of the weird things for passengers was that they'd have to go through Mexican customs and immigration because of the few hundred feet to walk into the US. A new "in-transit" terminal being built should address this problem.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:58 pm

vedatil4 wrote:
the return of TIJ-SJO and TIJ-GUA by Volaris.

Based on the records of this series, I don't recall Volaris flying the SJO-TIJ sector, in the past. They briefly flew Q6 SJO-GDL instead till September 2018. Q6 GDL-GUA was also in service before.
The route heading to Tijuana was scheduled as Q6 SAL-GUA-TIJ, thrice a week with 319 from September 2017. It was canceled over Q6 SAL-LAX plus Q6 GUA-LAX, in March 2018. Both El Salvador and Guatemala drive a large O&D market to South California area.
In other news: AF, AC and B6 resume operations in Costa Rica from November 2020. AF CDG-SJO started again on October 30th.

Regards.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:42 am

vedatil4 wrote:
I'm hoping to see the return of TIJ-SJO and TIJ-GUA by Volaris. They were effectively flights to San Diego because of the CBX bridge.

One of the weird things for passengers was that they'd have to go through Mexican customs and immigration because of the few hundred feet to walk into the US. A new "in-transit" terminal being built should address this problem.


I found an old news article. You're right. GUA and SAL were available out of TIJ but not SJO.

I must've mistakenly remembered SJO because I met some Volaris Costa Rica crew on the tolley coming from downtown San Diego once. Their accent was unusual for my ears. I zeroed in on them being from Central America but which country? They were very friendly folks when I asked. It was kind of like the bar scene in "Inglorious Bastards".

The TIJ route was an interesting experiment. LAX was clearly the better destination since most of the passengers were probably going that way. I wonder if TIJ vs LAX fees made it worth attempting? If so, I'm hoping once the in-transit terminal is built, and shuttle service routes to/from the CBX to the LA area are improved, similar exotic flights show up.

Copa was on the brink of starting TIJ-PTY before covid. There must've been good reasons why they would consider landing a few hundred feet south of the US border when practically all of the passengers would be heading to the US then the LA area.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:29 pm

vedatil4 wrote:
Copa was on the brink of starting TIJ-PTY before covid. There must've been good reasons why they would consider landing a few hundred feet south of the US border when practically all of the passengers would be heading to the US then the LA area.
I've been hearing rumours about CM in SAN since it started SFO.
As for Western USA, my guess was that CM would fly to PHX before SAN.
Most likely CM eventually choosing TIJ over SAN might be due to TIJ operations being more affordable than SAN.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:40 pm

Here's a recent interview with the CEO of GAP airports (TIJ being one of them), http://www.oag.com/podcasts/raul-revuelta-musalem, people here might be interested in.
It's a very long interview. I think the key moments are at minutes 19, 22, 28, and 44. Copa Airlines was mentioned twice. The new international terminal being built wasn't mentioned but it's already a steel frame structure at TIJ.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:48 pm

Both GUA and SAL have a good coverage to LAX by now and supplied by their competitors. So, it's hard to believe any resumption to Tijuana on Volaris as back-up for L.A. within the covid-19 crisis.
Copa Airlines hasn't started many of their former destinations prior to March 2020. Perhaps it's not time for thinking in new destinations; they began Puerto Vallarta in 2018.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:28 pm

Eastern Airlines will start weekly schedule flights to GUA starting November 28, flights will be operated by 767 on Saturdays.

JFK - GUA 10:00 - 14:30
GUA - JFK 16:35 - 23:05
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:04 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
Both GUA and SAL have a good coverage to LAX by now and supplied by their competitors. So, it's hard to believe any resumption to Tijuana on Volaris as back-up for L.A. within the covid-19 crisis.
Copa Airlines hasn't started many of their former destinations prior to March 2020. Perhaps it's not time for thinking in new destinations; they began Puerto Vallarta in 2018.
I don't think PVR will return any time soon.. maybe perhaps 2022?
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:44 am

I'd expect the resumption of CM PTY-GDL and CM PTY-MTY next year.
Only their stellar Mexican stations are working on Copa Airlines at this time: Mexico City and Cancun.
Speaking about Volaris Costa Rica, their flights are due to start again from November 23rd. Their expansion plans haven't been as large as they planned in 2017.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:04 am

juanchito wrote:
Eastern Airlines will start weekly schedule flights to GUA starting November 28

I've just counted nine new flights heading to Central America for the second half of 2020 !
All of them are scheduled to the United States.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:05 pm

Ramón Villeda Morales international airport in San Pedro Sula was seriouly damaged due to the direct impact of hurricane and tropical storm Eta.
Their normal operations have been actually suspended for a while.

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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:36 am

U.S. Government advisory regarding SAP.

Honduras:
Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport is expected to remain closed for the next 35 days due to flooding damage during Hurricane Eta.
U.S. citizens with previously scheduled flights during this time period should contact their airline.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:34 pm

Surprise visit yesterday in Guatemala



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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:58 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
AMP44 wrote:
Copa Airlines has a new safety video that showcases touristic areas of Panama:

Thanks !
I've watched it. The safety video starts at 40:20' for those who want the skip the first part.
It mentioned the 737 as the sole equipment on Copa Airlines at this time.
Their E90s were active last year. However, they weren't taken into account, disregarding the Covid-19 crisis.

Regards.


Copa's E90s fleet did not have PTVs or screens so all safety announcements were performed by flight crew. The only difference vs old video was when the video showed 6 or 8 emergency exits if you were on a 737-700 or -800.I believed they may have make that part for the -700 but not relevant any longer since they stored all their -700s. 737-MAX has 8 emergency exits too so the video is suitable for both type of aircrafts in their fleet nowdays.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:26 am

I grew up in Panama and and although I haven't returned in many years, I watched the video and I really enjoyed watching it. Wow. Gorgeous video, gorgeous country. I'm going back as soon as it's feasible to do so. Thank you for sharing!

AMP44 wrote:
Copa Airlines has a new safety video that showcases touristic areas of Panama:

At #CopaAirlines, we are very proud and honored to present to the world, together with #VisitPanama, our new onboard safety video, inspired by the wonders of this unique country, Panama.

It is the first time in our history that we have adapted and dedicated our safety video in this exceptional way. We trust that you will receive it as a gift full of spectacular landscapes, a lot of color and dynamism, and the heartfelt warmth of this beautiful country's people.

It was filmed towards the end of 2019, and we decided to share it at this time, given the gradual reopening of our America's borders and to celebrate the national festivities in Panama this November. We invite you to fasten your seat belts and prepare to enjoy the beauty of the unique country of Panama, with so much to offer. And when considering your future travel plans, now more than ever, take advantage of the benefits of the Panama Stopover program. For more information, please go to http://www.copa.com .

#Letstakeofftogether to Panama!


Safety Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4tUk3353Gg

Launch Video (in Spanish):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ579ucnTjc
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:37 am

A friend told me that he saw UA has a nonstop LAX BZE. I didn’t believe him so I checked UA.com and sure enough it was there. Sat only, starts Jan 9. 738.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:28 pm

LightChop2Chop wrote:
A friend told me that he saw UA has a nonstop LAX BZE. I didn’t believe him so I checked UA.com and sure enough it was there. Sat only, starts Jan 9. 738.

If it is true, UA LAX-BZE would complement UA DEN-BZE 1x weekly, as new routes from Belize on UA.
UA has an aggresive expansion linking Los Angeles and Central America, given UA LAX-SAP 3x weekly, UA LAX-LIR 3x weekly and UA LAX-SJO 7x weekly, starting from December till January.
Both UA LAX-GUA and UA LAX-SAL will increase their frequencies, in such filter period.

Regards.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:41 pm

Impressive Latin American expansion from UA at LAX. They pretty much have Mexico and Central America covered, which are the highest O/D destinations to LAX in Latin America.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:43 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
I'd expect the resumption of CM PTY-GDL and CM PTY-MTY next year.
Only their stellar Mexican stations are working on Copa Airlines at this time: Mexico City and Cancun.
Speaking about Volaris Costa Rica, their flights are due to start again from November 23rd. Their expansion plans haven't been as large as they planned in 2017.


CM is resuming PTY-GDL this month along with HAV, ORD, FLL, SFO, GEO, ASU, SXM and CCS. Looks like MTY will be suspended until 2021.
In December, they will be resuming AUA, CNF, YUL, BOS and DEN.

https://mobile.twitter.com/CopaAirlines ... 2981855234
 
LightChop2Chop
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:32 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
If it is true, UA LAX-BZE would complement UA DEN-BZE 1x weekly, as new routes from Belize on UA.


It is so. Both AA and UA will be on LAX BZE starting January 9th. Both at 1X. Almost identical non-redeye schedules. AA with a 321 and UA with a 738. UA replaces DL that was on the route for many years with a 752/738
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:39 pm

UA 2156.... LAX 08.55.....15.35 BZE.......Sa......738
UA 2157.....BZE 16.35.....20.00 LAX.......Sa......738
Effective: January 09th

AA 2346....LAX 08.00......14.57 BZE......Sa.......321
AA 2253....BZE 16.00......19.31 LAX......Sa.......321
Effective: January 09th
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:16 pm

I follow 9N's Facebook feed and they just announced BZE SAL on their B1900. Perhaps they are being opportunistic with AV out of the market. I believe TA and now AV have served SAL BZE for 75 years or so. Hope this link works: https://www.facebook.com/TropicAir/post ... 3614339592
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:54 am

LightChop2Chop wrote:
9N's Facebook feed and they just announced BZE SAL on their B1900

They chose SAL over San Salvador Ilopango.
Regards.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:40 pm

CM will start flying the B39M on January 4tth: https://aviacionaldia.com/2020/12/exclu ... enero.html
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