Outlook for coming Latin American expansion by AMR and LATAM

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  1. jbcarioca
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    Polegar para cima for this, and for greater MIA-REC and MIA-SSA frequency.

    Hopefully soon AA will figure out that the terribly convenient SSA-REC-MIA routing as scheduled gets in far too late for many connections in the US.

    Disclaimer: AA was my first love, but their service to my current home airport is fraca demais.
     
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    i think latam deserves a lot more focus from airline and business than it currently does. there's a huge opportunity in latam.
     
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    The big boy Pluna just went under.

    Maybe LATAM can takeover some of those routes. (Wishful thinking).

    I would love to see Aerlineas Argentinos stranglehold over the Argentine market to collapse.
     
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    Muito obrigado jbcarioca, for such an informative article!

    Let's see what route expansion UA might have from IAH to Brazil, so as to bypass fortress MIA, as an alternative gateway but I doubt it. :(

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    IMveryHO UA will place more emphasis on IAD, EWR and maybe even ORD than on IAH for some time. They need critical mass in the region and do not have it now, so there will require some major investment, but *A will definitely work hard to have lots of destinations and capacity for the World Cup and Olympics, if nothing else. DL will enter the fray quite actively through their partnership with Gol.

    Pluna disappearing is inconvenient for Brazil especially because of the very active tourism market there. They only have 13 aircraft so I'd expect their routes to be well covered by other carriers quite quickly. However, there is no Uruguayan carrier now, so surprises could easily happen and probably will.
     
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    CFK is going to make it as difficult as possible for anyone to pick up any routes that use AEP. As far as other PU routes, I'm sure other carriers are looking at the actual O/D stats (including the many passengers that were just using MVD as a transit point) to decide where to fill capacity.
     
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