|Quoting SCL767 (Reply 26):|
If Uruguay wants a non-stop flight from Europe, they will need to step up and just subsidize a European carrier to operate into MVD.
|Quoting SCL767 (Reply 34):|
LAN's priority is to enhance the synergies from the combination with TAM. What would LAN gain by opening a new route to Europe via MVD with the 787s instead of via Brazil where LATAM has hubs at GRU and GIG? Also, LAN will deploy its initial batch of 787s on its own routes to LAX and MAD as LAN begins to phase out the A343s.
The issue here, as others have clearly indicated, is having a NON-STOP flight MVD
, not some connection via, GRU
The market is looking for non-stops, not hops via inconvenient hubs, especially GRU
is clearly a potential for offering MVD
. They are a SkyTeam member, and can even offer onward connections from MAD
is 6,600nm, within the range for a A330-200. UX
also has the B787 on order
The other option could be either AV
Peru or even AV
Brasil, once they get their hands on a few more A330-200
Conclusion: there is clearly a market for a non-stop to MAD
here and someone should make it happen.