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Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:21 am

In the past was there any other routes to North America?The only one i know is PA(Panam) service to LPA.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:16 am

Quoting lesfalls (Thread starter):
In the past was there any other routes to North America?The only one i know is PA(Panam) service to LPA.

I can't recall Pan Am ever operating scheduled service to LPA. It doesn't appear in any timetables I can find.

The only Pan Am flight to LPA I can recall was the 747 that diverted from LPA to TFN in 1977 and was involved in the collision with the KLM 747. That was a charter flight carrying cruise passengers.
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:34 am

I remember there were (charter flights) on AIr Europa between EWR To the Canary islands in the mid 90's. Not sure if it was LPA or TFS.
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:41 am

Quoting AMS (Reply 2):
I remember there were (charter flights) on AIr Europa between EWR To the Canary islands in the mid 90's. Not sure if it was LPA or TFS.

Air Eruopa also operated TFN-MIA for a while. It ended a couple of years ago.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:59 am

But I hear loads of American accents in the Canary islands. Surely there must be demand from Los Angeles.

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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:30 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 4):

Well ok maybe the LPA/TFN-LAX flight isn't going to be a top seller but being originally from Tenerife myself I can say that the islands have a closer relationship to Latin America than mainland Spain. Venezuela and Uruguay in particular have very high numbers of people with Canarian descent. I think CCS-TFN has been tried before with limited success by SBA Air.
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:31 am

I think there is potential for one or two flights.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:01 pm

Quoting EGPH (Reply 5):
I think CCS-TFN has been tried before with limited success by SBA Air.

As far as I know this still operates into TFN.

I am sure there is a market for the Canary Islands to the US, however needs a interline with Binter to
allow connections and feed this end plus conection options at whichever US airport was used.
Plus to be cost efective from a passinger point of view. I can fly cheaper to the US routing
via the UK than via MAD so something direct is going to have to be ok cost wise
to beat/be the same and I just don´t see that. One of the reasons Air Europa stopped.
A B757 sized plane might work better, if the range.

Most Americans I meet at work have either routed through Madrid or else come via the UK.

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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:01 pm

We discussed this a few months back and the SBA flight did indeed fail. ACE has a wish for a seasonal TATL link with the plan to also extend the runway but it's just a wish and LPA wanted one too. Most Latin ex pats go IB via MAD and it certainly would not sustain a TATL. It is very low yield too. The only way I can see this work is a tag /stop but would people in MAD want to touch down in LPA etc for an hour! Probably not especially if they had already connected in MAD.
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:09 pm

The runway issue at ACE is more about being able to fit ILS to the 21 end by displacing the LZ yet having stopping distance.Anyway unless the money appears it will just remain a wish.
Never say never but I don´t ever see TATL from ACE or China for that matter.
Plus with Tenerife and Gran Canaria always trying to out do each other, they will just scare away any
airlines half tempted when the infighting starts.
Wasn´t aware SBA had finished, noticed it inbound on FR24 a few months ago so a shame.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:52 pm

Cubana flew Il-62 transatlantic Havana to Las Palmas, some ethnic links between the Canaries and Cuba. It was a fairly well established service in the 70s, 80s and early 90s, although it's gone away now, I guess the Il-96 is too big but a 160 seater was perfect for the route.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:21 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
We discussed this a few months back and the SBA flight did indeed fail.

It didn't fail. Loads were quite good and it was a flight used by O&D passengers. It was a once a week flight and finding a ticket on it was almost impossible. Mostly of the canaries that live in Venezuela used this flight instead of the actual painful connection at MAD with IB or UX. The problem was the end of the partnership with Smartlynx and Icelandair that made the route being axed. In the present time SBA operate the 767 but the company is not ETOPS certificated, that's why they can't resume the route. The other TATL routes that were axed under different circumstances were MAD and FNC.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:29 pm

It must be a mega annoyance having to fly a 1,000 miles east to then fly back west. I feel for them.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:47 pm

Viscount724, I'm certain you'll find something in 1977 if you search for PA1736 LAX-JFK-LPA
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:09 pm

Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 13):
Viscount724, I'm certain you'll find something in 1977 if you search for PA1736 LAX-JFK-LPA

Viscount724 is correct. This was a charter flight, operated for cruise ship passengers.

It was NOT a scheduled flight.
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:45 pm

wasnt there a call for a subsidised route from Canaries to US ?
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:47 am

I seem to recall IB operating MAD-LPA-JFK in the early '70s.
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:57 am

Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 13):
Viscount724, I'm certain you'll find something in 1977 if you search for PA1736 LAX-JFK-LPA

Did you not read my reply? I referred to that. It was a charter flight. I think we're talking about scheduled services in this thread.
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:49 am

Could American do a MIA with a 757? This would have the benefit of Alliance presence on both sides of the route, and be a good connection hub into Latin America.

[Edited 2014-12-12 23:51:25]
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:23 am

I think US - Canary Island service would be a perfect fit for the proposed A321neoLR. That aircraft will open up lots of routes that are less viable with today's equipment.
 
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:32 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 4):
But I hear loads of American accents in the Canary islands. Surely there must be demand from Los Angeles.

Irony off.

Missed by some. When does FUE-ANC commence?
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:23 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 20):
Missed by some. When does FUE-ANC commence?

Right after FUE-KOA does. I think this route would have lots of potential, linking the two most arid islands (or in the case of the Big Island, the most arid half-island) in the two archipelagos...
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:36 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 18):

No its too far.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:12 pm

Quoting stratacruiser (Reply 16):
I seem to recall IB operating MAD-LPA-JFK in the early '70s.

That is true. I flew IB from JFK to LPA roundtrip on a IB DC-8 in the early 1970s.
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:21 pm

Quoting Frostyj (Reply 22):

And so expensive also. Imagine how successful it would be if there were cheap direct flights ftom Fuerteventura to Los Angeles. Americans could afford Fuerteventura so if fares were €500 it would be really successful. From ancorage too
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RE: Canary Islands Tatl Service?

Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:03 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 24):
From ancorage too

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