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South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:18 am

Welcome to the South Florida Aviation thread - 2022 edition. Please continue to post your news and discussions below.

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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:19 pm

 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:23 am

In December 2021, Miami was the 10th busiest airport in the world in terms of both 1) monthly seat capacity and 2) monthly international seat capacity. In the U.S. it's only behind Atlanta, Dallas, O'Hare, LAX and Denver.

https://www.oag.com/busiest-airports-world
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:37 am

Avianca will resume Miami-Cartagena on March 27th. Daily A320. I think it's been about 5-6 years since AV operated this.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:38 am

Air France will go double daily year round starting at the end of March.

In May, American Eagle will resume daily service to Columbia, resume Saturday service to Huntsville and begin new Saturday service to Chattanooga.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:42 pm

I was looking at Flightradar24, and there is an Avelo 738 N803XT at MIA right now (2/8/22 5:30pm est) flew in from PHX and a Breeze E190 on final from ATL (N110BZ) operating as MXY6325. Any idea what these birds are doing here? Charters? Maintenance?
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Fri Feb 11, 2022 9:01 pm

Aer Lingus have announced the return of DUB - MIA from October 2022, 3x weekly.

DUB 15.30-19.45
MIA 22.00-11.15
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Sat Feb 12, 2022 9:51 pm

FI sent 2x 752 here, to operate Cuban charters:

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A nice change of aircraft scenery as Santa Barbara went defunct and of course, we retired all of our 752s at the onset of the pandemic.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:24 am

lpdal wrote:
FI sent 2x 752 here, to operate Cuban charters:

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A nice change of aircraft scenery as Santa Barbara went defunct and of course, we retired all of our 752s at the onset of the pandemic.



Nice photos, thanks for sharing them with us!
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:46 am

N62NA wrote:
lpdal wrote:
FI sent 2x 752 here, to operate Cuban charters:

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A nice change of aircraft scenery as Santa Barbara went defunct and of course, we retired all of our 752s at the onset of the pandemic.



Nice photos, thanks for sharing them with us!


No problem! I was just thinking that, in the eight years I have worked at MIA, I’ve seen a lot of airlines that have gone defunct that used to fly here:

1. Santa Barbara (Venezuela)
2. Avior (Venezuela)
3. InselAir (Curaçao)
4. TACA (El Salvador)
5. Centurion Cargo (United States)
6. LASER (Venezuela)
7. Air Berlin (Germany)
8. MiamiAir (United States)
9. Eastern Airlines - the recent reboot (United States)
10. SwiftAir (United States)
11. TransAero (Russia)
12. Alitalia (Italy)

I’m sure there’s more that I’m missing, but it’s just weird to see an airline flying around your workplace and then find out months later that it’s gone.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:46 pm

I didn’t see it anywhere else, but the Eagle operation at MIA is all 175 now. All the 145s have been moved elsewhere or decommissioned.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:42 pm

American is finally launching non-stops from Miami to Asheville. Saturday service begins June 4th for the summer months.

Also in April both Arkansas flights - Little Rock and Fayetteville - go to daily through the summer season.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:40 am

MAH4546 wrote:
Air France will go double daily year round starting at the end of March.

In May, American Eagle will resume daily service to Columbia, resume Saturday service to Huntsville and begin new Saturday service to Chattanooga.


Are the Saturday only services designed to cater to people going on cruises?
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:06 am

dfwjim1 wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:
Air France will go double daily year round starting at the end of March.

In May, American Eagle will resume daily service to Columbia, resume Saturday service to Huntsville and begin new Saturday service to Chattanooga.


Are the Saturday only services designed to cater to people going on cruises?

Not necessarily. While cruises may be part of the demand for those flights, there are also connections to Caribbean tourist destinations. A decent chunk of those people will be on weeklong vacays in Montego Bay, Punta Cana, Barbados, Antigua, etc.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:18 pm

MAH4546 wrote:
American is finally launching non-stops from Miami to Asheville. Saturday service begins June 4th for the summer months


Ah AVL, my old sleepaway camp stomping grounds! Camp Rockmont!! I would fly FLL-ATL-AVL on DL, with the second flight being on ASA’s ATR42 and later CR2s
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:35 pm

American Airlines will continue it's expansion into smaller Caribbean airports from Miami with Ochos Rios twice weekly ERJ-175 service launching November 5th.

Also SAS will be adding capacity for winter 2022/23. This year it was one daily flights split with 3w Copenhagen, 3w Stockholm and 1w Oslo. Next winter each city gets one additional flight for a total of 10w flights (4w CPH/4w ARN/2w OSL). Tu/Th/Sa will see two flights. And in late December/early January during Christmas break, some days will see three daily flights as ARN and CPH will operate nearly daily.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:38 pm

Echo 11 at MIA has been removed, and the new jetbridge is being installed. E11 was the last stationary (IE-non wheeled, non-moving) jetway at MIA.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:54 pm

lpdal wrote:
Echo 11 at MIA has been removed, and the new jetbridge is being installed. E11 was the last stationary (IE-non wheeled, non-moving) jetway at MIA.


The last relic of the "Super 80's" expansion?
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:42 am

*Sky Airlines will begin service between Miami and Lima on June 7th, operating 5x a week with an A320.

*Due to staffing issues, British Airways will temporarily suspend one of it's Miami-Heathrow frequencies between June 4 and September 7th (the 777 flight. Daily A380 continues). However during this same period, American will add an additional Miami-Heathrow flight (and suspend Charlotte-Frankfurt) to keep frequency the same.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:36 am

Monitoring MIA departures lately and it’s been booming even overtaking CLT for the past month or so in terms of take offs and landings.Can’t wait to overtake MCO as Florida’s busiest for passengers.MCO benefits for being a one airport town SFB is relatively insignificant compared to how FLL dilutes Miami’s numbers and even so MIA still overtakes MCO in daily flights and right there in passengers 40 mill for MCO and 38 for MIA.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Tue May 03, 2022 11:20 pm

French Bee will be Miami's newest European airline.

Thrice weekly service to Paris-Orly begins December 15th. Equipment will be A350-1000.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Fri May 27, 2022 9:30 am

Qatar Airways will temporarily operate double daily service to Miami during the World Cup, between 17 November and 20 December.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Sat May 28, 2022 5:45 pm

LATAM will resume its first Miami-secondary Brazil
Market since COVID. Fortaleza relaunches on July 25th, twice a week with 787-9.

Before COVID they also has Belem, Manaus, Recife and Salvador. Hope to see them all resume.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon May 30, 2022 3:24 am

Whats happening in MIA today? It looks like almost all of the flights tonight on AA, and some other airlines, are severely delayed
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon May 30, 2022 1:28 pm

maverick4002 wrote:
Whats happening in MIA today? It looks like almost all of the flights tonight on AA, and some other airlines, are severely delayed

Likely weather related.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon May 30, 2022 5:53 pm

MIA was hammered by late afternoon thunderstorms that resulted in delays for 4+ hours, and several MIA bound flights diverted to TPA, RSW, and MCO. The storm affected turnarounds for peak evening European and South America departures so it was a mess of an evening for passengers, crew and ground staff.
I watched the storm and airport activity on PTZtv.com which is a LiveCam link to several cruise ports, beaches, city and airport locations. For instance, the Maho Beach cam on St. Maarten is actually the airport, along with a separate cruise pier and beach view. I literally watched a family member's plane taxi and takeoff from SXM on Saturday from an airport fence location.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon May 30, 2022 5:58 pm

maverick4002 wrote:
Whats happening in MIA today? It looks like almost all of the flights tonight on AA, and some other airlines, are severely delayed


We had a lot of very active weather conditions here in South Florida yesterday. Things started moving again around 6:30pm local time.

Summer is here in South Florida!
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:51 pm

Echo 11 is nearing completion at MIA
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:19 am

Air France is further boosting Miami service. Effective November 1, it will operate 19 weekly flights to Paris. The new flight will use a 777-200 operating daily except Monday and Wednesday.

The existing frequencies will be operated by 77W and 359.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:42 am

MAH4546 wrote:
Air France is further boosting Miami service. Effective November 1, it will operate 19 weekly flights to Paris. The new flight will use a 777-200 operating daily except Monday and Wednesday.

The existing frequencies will be operated by 77W and 359.

Wow. They must be doing extremely well to MIA right now. That was a once daily flight pre-pandemic. When does AA return to MIA-CDG (if it hasn’t already)?

Edit: I’m guessing this also coincides with French Bee starting flights. This may also be a way to run them off the route.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:53 am

The Red Air MD has been relocated successfully and now repairs to MIA airport infrastructure begin.

Also I found an Antonov AN12 on the cargo ramp while doing a work run, pictures here soon.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:09 am

Alaska will go double daily to MIA starting November 18.

Complimenting the flight number AS 305, the second eastbound flight will be AS 786.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:37 pm

Looks like American will go daily to Tel Aviv starting end of October. With DFWTLV plans cancelled guess they are just moving that capacity onto MIATLV.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:03 pm

MAH4546 wrote:
Looks like American will go daily to Tel Aviv starting end of October. With DFWTLV plans cancelled guess they are just moving that capacity onto MIATLV.


What happened to DFW-TLV?
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:11 am

Also a new ski route for Miami. AA will launch daily service to Jackson Hole for ski season, reduced to Saturday only for parts of January and February.

Runway765 wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:
Looks like American will go daily to Tel Aviv starting end of October. With DFWTLV plans cancelled guess they are just moving that capacity onto MIATLV.


What happened to DFW-TLV?


Never launched and was supposed to launch November 1st but will not.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:21 pm

*Air Canada will resume Miami-Vancouver for the first time since 2002. Thrice weekly 737-MAX8 service starts on December 17th.

*American Airlines will resume service to five Cuban airports at the start of November, now all bookable on AA.com. Those are:

-1x daily A319 to Camaguey effective November 4.
-1x daily 738 to Holguin effective November 4.
-2x daily 738 to Santa Clara effective November 3.
-1x daily A319 to Santiago de Cuba effective November 5.
-1x daily 738 to Varadero effective November 3.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:54 pm

Delta will resume service between Miami and Los Angeles. Twice daily flights begin December 17th.

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