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Delta28L
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:18 pm

2travel2know2 wrote:
CM to ATL 1st flight was this past Sunday Dec 12.
While the flight was about 50% capacity, seemed that most of the passengers were actually connecting in ATL (!) - with Sky Team airlines.
Return flight Tuesday was full, most passengers had connections in ATL and/or PTY, and most PTY bound passengers were students and others going to spend holidays in Panama.
Given the few crowds, my feeling was that arriving/departing ATL international terminal felt like being in different airport than the rest of ATL.
IMHO, depending days of operation, CM could well survive in PTY-ATL route, because of the CM - "Sky Team" interline connections.
Depending on CM PTY-ATL performance, I hope that CM (at least) studying PTY-DFW is now a question time.


Would be great to have a reliable carrier on the DFW route since AA shows no interest in flying the route.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:28 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
On December 11th 2021, Palmerola International airport [MHPR/XPL] in Comayagua, formally started their commercial operations as the imminent substitution of Toncontin. This airport would serve Tegucigalpa.
NK 1314 routed as IAH-XPL became the first revenue flight operating there.
Equipment: Airbus 319.
Registration: N535NK.

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We'd expect the migration of all the jet-line operations from TGU to XPL shortly.


AA & UA operated their last TGU flights yesterday (12/15/21). They fly to XPL beginning today. I’m looking forward to reasonable air fares to the Tegucigalpa area now that Spirit is in the mix.
 
SJOtoLIR
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:29 am

2travel2know2 wrote:
CM to ATL 1st flight was this past Sunday Dec 12.

The brand new sector called CM PTY-ATL was surprisingly launched first than the resumption of CM PTY-MSY, which is being programmed for 2022.
I've always thought Copa Airlines may run successfully, in many US stations like Atlanta.
Based on some earlier posts, CM PTY-ATL could be a response for the opening of DL JFK-PTY, DL MCO-PTY and DL LAX-PTY, starting from December 18th.
On the other hand, both DL and CM are actually holding an interline cooperation service. They're partners not rivals.

Regards.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:49 pm

SJOtoLIR wrote:
I've always thought Copa Airlines may run successfully, in many US stations like Atlanta.
Totally agree.
Based on some earlier posts, CM PTY-ATL could be a response for the opening of DL JFK-PTY, DL MCO-PTY and DL LAX-PTY, starting from December 18th.
It was actually the other way around, DL was upset CM would dare flying to ATL.
DL also adds an extra ATL-PTY today.
IMHO, most likely only that extra ATL-PTY and maybe JFK-PTY (depending on schedule/days of operation/connections @ JFK) will remain in operation after this holiday season.
On the other hand, both DL and CM are actually holding an interline cooperation service. They're partners not rivals.
Without CM code-share on DL flights and DL on CM's, seem CM ATL flights will actually carry a sizeable % of ATL Sky-Team connecting traffic. CM's ATL bearing AF/KL code-share is a question of time.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:40 pm

Dallas/Ft. Worth couldn't be fairly compared to Atlanta, given the potential supplied by Copa Airlines.
AA DFW-PTY is not in service anymore and it poorly worked in the past, taking into account the limited demand of passengers.
Based on the interline agreement between DL-CM, the CM PTY-ATL is not exclusively focused in the point to pont traffic.
This won't be the same situation at DFW, where CM would be alone there. Furthermore, AA offers non-stop services heading to DFW, in most of the airports served by CM that may load the fictitious CM PTY-DFW.
 
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Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:21 am

Please continue in the 2022 edition

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