|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 109):|
MIA-DAV will work just fine as long as they get some vacation contracts. DAV-SJO or DAV-MGA is ridiculous. When Copa flies to DAV, it will be from Miami, to bring in American tourists.
DAV will be competing with all other destination served from MIA
for tourists, DAV is not LIR
and it doesn't have huge resorts to support such operation based mainly on vacation contracts. Also there's the point that passengers from the rest of U.S.A. will have to connect in MIA
to fly to/fr DAV and CM
could only offer Skyteam connections CO
I've seen how high is the % of passengers on each daily PAC
-DAV-DAV route are actually overnight connections form/to PTY
was add a Centralamerican flight with a stop in DAV, many passengers spending the night in PTY
in order to make the connection to/Fr DAV @ PAC
would choose to travel to DAV via PTY
hub. 20-30 passengers to/fr DAV per each PTY
/MGA and SJO
flights would be enough to justify a DAV stop. And there's a limited underserved market for DAV-Centralamerica flights, in the best case scenario, the number of passengers embarking in DAV to SJO
and MGA would be the same that are arriving from CM PTY
hub on a daily basis and same the other way around.
Why offer a once-weekly MIA
service, depending on a vacation contract, when CM
could apply their daily service model to DAV and offer DAV daily from its PTY
hub and a Centralamerican destination?