Aeromexico Announces Second Daily Flight to Honduras and Nicaragua – MarketWatch

Jan 12, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Starting on January 10 and February 7, Aeromexico will add new flights to the San Pedro Sula and Managua markets, respectively. The airline serves six cities in Central America

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO–(Marketwired – January 12, 2017) – Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announces a second direct daily flight from Mexico City to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Managua, Nicaragua, starting on January 10 and February 7, respectively.

Aeromexico’s Chief Revenue Officer, Anko van der Werff said, “These new flights allow us to deliver a product offering better options for business and leisure travelers alike, and for those traveling to visit relatives. Both flights will undoubtedly provide enhanced connectivity options to our customers traveling from Honduras and Nicaragua, thus reinforcing the airline’s presence in Central America.”

The addition of these new flights increases Aeromexico’s offer on the routes to 4,100 seats per week with the following schedules:

Mexico City - Managua   Managua - Mexico City AM 650 09:01 a.m. 11:51 a.m. Daily   AM 654 12:55 p.m. 4:05 p.m. Daily **AM 620 03:20 p.m. 06:25 p.m. Daily   **AM 654 07:25 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Daily
Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice **New weekly flight starting on February 7, 2017 Flights operated with Embraer 190 and Embraer 170 aircraft
Mexico City - San Pedro Sula   San Pedro Sula - Mexico City AM 674 09:15 a.m. 11:34 a.m. Daily   AM 675 12:34 p.m. 03:20 p.m. Daily **AM 638 03:30 p.m. 05:51 p.m. Daily   **AM 639 07:25 p.m. 09:50 p.m. Daily
Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice **New weekly flight starting on January 10, 2017 Flights operated with Embraer 190 and Embraer 170 aircraft

Aeromexico thus renews its commitment to offer increased connectivity options for Central American, based on the airline’s presence in 45 cities in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, four in Canada, four in Europe, and two in Asia, offering quality service on each of its trips.

About Grupo Aeroméxico

Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide commercial aviation services, and promote passenger loyalty programs in Mexico. Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its route network spans more than 80 cities on three continents including 45 in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, four in Europe, four in Canada, and two in Asia.

Grupo Aeromexico’s fleet of close to 130 aircraft includes Boeing 787, 777, and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 190, 175, 170, and 145 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX 737 airliners and ten 787-9 Dreamliners.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by its top 20 airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel options through its codeshare partners Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, and WestJet with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. www.aeromexico.com and www.skyteam.com.

Alejandro Bosquez Gonzàlez Comunicación Externa & R.P. / Norteamérica External Communications & P.R / North America Tel. +52 (55) 9132 4604 Mail. abosquez@aeromexico.com Sita: MEXPR

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Source: Aeromexico Announces Second Daily Flight to Honduras and Nicaragua – MarketWatch

Some more good economic, travel and business news! Aeromexico will now have two daily flights from Mexico City to Managua. It’s a great way to combine the two locales, the very international metropolitan city of Mexico and then you get a very much more relaxed setup here in Nicaragua! We’ve had a few guests do a couple of days in Mexico before coming to Managua and they really rave about the exciting big city feel of the Mexican capital.

Johnnysast at English Wikipedia

Managua – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

Re: Managua

There are several private shuttle services serving Nicaragua.

There are several private shuttle services serving Nicaragua.

elportonverde Managua, Nicaragua Level Contributor 754 posts 22 reviews 2.

Feb 08, 2016, 2:13 PM

Greetings winger88: Coming in at night there would be no public bus available. If you are up for another 2 1/2 hours in a vehicle after flying all day and are okay with arriving late at night, then you can use a private shuttle service like iSKRA Travel, NicaRoads, etc.

The last scheduled (shared) shuttle is cheaper but leaves the airport at 5:30pm so you might not be able to make it. The private shutlle is $80 for one or two passengers.

Taking the bus the next morning would be a lot cheaper if that is important to you, If you go that route, I would suggest staying at a place off of Carretera a Masaya so you could catch the bus as it heads out of town. Otherwise, go to the Mercado Huembes and get the bus to SJdS or to Rivas, then switch to a bus to SJdS from there.

Cheers, Mike @ El Portón Verde, Managua

Source: Managua – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

United Airlines Increases Flights to Nicaragua • El Nuevo Diario

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A greater flow of tourists and visitors to Nicaragua has helped United Airlines to increase its number of direct flights from Houston to our country Now we have a frequency of 17 flights per week this year, said Salvador Marrero, United Airlines’ Executive Director for Central America.

“The extra flights that we have implemented on Saturdays illustrates this new reality. What was done last year only in the high season, this year of 2015, has been the permanent level of service. We constantly analyze what happens to our destinations and to the extent that the market requires, we add more crews and add more seats, “said the airline representative.

Meanwhile Gloria Callejas, Manager of United Airlines in Nicaragua, said that “this year we added a fourth flight on Saturdays leaving at 1:30 am, arriving in Houston at 5:00 am,” this is because ” the boom that is taking place in Nicaragua, the boom in the number of tourists forced us to put an additional flight on Saturdays, in high season we had three daily flights available. “

Better services

Callejas said another aspect that has been the expansion in the services of the airport terminal. “The extended hours, more extensive migration and increased capacity has facilitated customs operations and made the process more expeditious”, meeting the demands that airlines have asked for, he said.

About the capacity of passengers, Marrero explained that the types of aircraft that serve direct service from Houston with our country are models 737, 800 and 900, meaning that on average more than 200 passengers are transported by the company They are then able to connect to 162 destinations worldwide.

United Airlines celebrated in Managua 25 years of being present in our country and they planned to increase the number of direct flights to the extent that the level of tourism, business or visits demands. The number of visitors is increasing, company executives announced .

Source: Más vuelos de United Airlines a Nicaragua • El Nuevo Diario

Another good data point for those following tourism in Nicaragua. This is a story about United Airlines and how they have increased the number of flights per week to 17, and that additional flights they added last year in the high season are now permanent. In addition, the airlines’ executives said that as tourism grows in Nicaragua, so will the number of flights.

Here on this blog, we’ve discussed the growing number of flights to Nicaragua, here and here for example. Also, how the services and hours of operation at the Augusto C. Sandino International airport have increased.

All good stuff! Another observation would be that those thinking that the new Costa Esmeralda airport would somehow decrease flights to Managua appear to be incorrect. United and other airlines would not be investing in new flights if they didn’t have the data to back up the proposal that additional flights and seats are required.

This combined with the recent article written by folks working for the IMF: Nicaragua, a success story in the making would add confidence to anyone looking to invest in, or relocate to, the Central American country of Nicaragua.

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Thanks for the kind review Isak!

Looks like we’ve been hitting the mark as far as our continued commitment to providing our “soft landing service” to our Farmstay visitors. Thank you for the five-star review! Isak and family flew in from New York to have a quick getaway and a bit of a relax. As a film maker, Isak has done some work recently in Guatemala filming a documentary, so he and his wife have some experience in Central America but had never visited Nicaragua before. We sure hope he visits again with his lovely bride and daughter!

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Airport improvements “noticeable”

Airport improvements “noticeable”

In Managua International Airport, where US $ 95 million has been invested in the past eight years, the bags are on-time and the paperwork is agile, following recent reforms made by the government, according to national and international users.

 

 Foto: Melvin Vargas Better and faster service is being felt at the Managua airport.

Foto: Melvin Vargas
Better and faster service is being felt at the Managua airport.

Managua, Nicaragua | August 30, 2015 | 12:05 am | Print edition
Faster clearance of bags and customs & immigration working more expeditiously when leaving or arriving in the country are the main improvements that users of Augusto C. Sandino International Airport then perceive as the terminal begins operating 24 hours a day this week.
“I had no delay. I was only asked for my papers for immigration and had a quick security check performed on my luggage. I passed the checkpoint and within minutes I left,” shared Maria Castillo, a visitor coming from Panama.
A similar view was shared when yesterday Nohelia Alvarado, who came from Miami and stressed that in addition to the expedited landing process, the attention of the staff has improved and the hassles from immigration are less.
“I just filled out the customs form when I noticed that at least three people from immigration are ready to assist in landing procedures,” said Alvarado.

Operations Around the Clock

Earlier this week, government authorities reported that given the high increase air connectivity with Nicaragua, Augusto C. Sandino International Airport would have an extended office hours.
The measure was supported by representatives of the private sector and the airlines operating in the country.
On Wednesday officials of the Nicaraguan Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC), the Administrator Company of International Airports (EAAI) and representatives of the airlines provided details on improvements.
Speaking to the official website 19 Digital, Orlando Castillo, general manager of the airport, mentioned that one of the measures implemented is related to the increase in personnel to provide care for 24 hours, allowing, among other factors, to guarantee full service for night flights.
They also have a new X-ray system to inspect the bags. They settled breaks in passenger flows for better organization, for example, reordering of rows in immigration to ease inflows and outflows; improved lighting in all areas of international and domestic terminal; relocation of domestic flights counters for the reorganization of passenger flow, signage location for the orientation of airport users, among other improvements.
Meanwhile Maria Antonieta Novoa, director of Immigration, said that “we managed to hire 30 new employees in Immigration.”
“At the same time we have increased to 12 the number of kiosks dedicated to the attention of travelers leaving the country. As for services for incoming passengers, we increased to 15 the number of kiosks. Among them we have to care for the crew, pregnant women, the elderly, people with disabilities,” according to the EAAI website.
The Directorate General of Customs said that increasing the amount of existing airport scanners, allows greater streamlining of customs clearance processes.
95 million dollars have been invested in the past eight years at the airport Augusto C. Sandino and other air terminals in the country, according to official data.

Source (in Spanish): Mejoras en Aeropuerto “se notan”

So this is undeniably good news for tourism and for the visitors themselves. More lines to go through customs and immigration, better attention to the clients, and improvements in passenger flows are all good things and much needed to help improve the experience of the customers of the Managua airport.

Also notable is the Managua airport going to a 24 hour schedule of operations. As it stands now, there at least two flights coming in at the wee hours (thanks Spirit Air!) and undoubtedly there are some more new routes coming in at that late night/early A.M. time frame.

Congratulations airlines, EAAI, and INAC for a job well done, keep up the good work!

Leaving Nicaragua, Have a Vehicle to Store? Park & Fly Special

Leaving Nicaragua, Have a Vehicle to Store? Park & Fly Special

(km. 10 1/2 Carretera a Masaya)

 

PARK AND FLY SPECIAL

If you need to come to Managua to fly out of the country but don’t know where to park your car, and if your flight is early in the morning, why not take advantage of our Park and Fly Special?We offer lodging for two persons with transport to the airport and up to 14 days parking for $70 total. If you are out of the country for longer, the parking charge for each day after 14 days is only $1 per day.We have secured parking on our tranquil farmstay property that is only ten minutes from Galerias but feels like it is a hundred miles away from the noise and pollution of Managua.If interested in the Park and Drive Special, please contact Mike @ Farmstay El Porton Verde, Managua

 

APARCAR Y VOLAR ESPECIAL

Si usted necesita llegar a Managua para volar fuera del país, pero no sabe dónde aparcar su coche, y si su vuelo es temprano en la mañana, ¿por qué no tomar ventaja de nuestro Aparcar y Volar especial? Ofrecemos alojamiento para dos personas con el transporte al aeropuerto y hasta 14 días de aparcamiento por $ 70 USD total. Si usted se encuentra fuera del país por más tiempo, el cargo de aparcamiento por cada día después de 14 días es de sólo $ 1 por día. Nos hemos asegurado de aparcamiento en nuestra propiedad farmstay tranquilo que está a sólo diez minutos de Galerias, pero se siente como que está a cientos de millas lejos del ruido y la contaminación de Managua. Si está interesado en el Aparcar y Volar especial,  por favor póngase en contacto con Mike @ Farmstay El Porton Verde, Managua

Source: Leaving Nicaragua, Have a Vehicle to Store? Park & Fly Special

This is our latest advertisement in Craigslist, aimed at expats and Nicaraguans who are leaving the country via air, have a vehicle, and would prefer to drive themselves close to the airport, stay overnight in a place so quiet and tranquil that it is way better than spending more money to stay somewhere else, get taken to the airport to catch their flight, leaving their vehicle to rest in a nice shady spot where it will be well looked after and safe.

We’ve had three guests come in this way, so my ever so astute marketing sense tells me this must be some kind of a need folks have that the Farmstay can and does provide. If you would like to take advantage of this deal too, just get in contact with me by filling out the form below:

Beat this deal: Spirit Air IAH-MGA, all-inclusive $257 per person!

Cheaper than going anywhere in the States!

Sure there's not much legroom but it's only a short flight!

Sure there’s not much legroom but it’s only a short flight!

Beat this deal: Spirit Air IAH-MGA, all-inclusive $257 per person!

We’ve had a mini-rush of visitors lately taking advantage of the new Spirit Air flight out of Houston to Managua. They are telling me that they couldn’t have done anything cheaper anywhere in the USA and in looking at the figures, I agree!

Let’s look into the dollars and cents of this deal for a short, first-time visitor to Nicaragua. Let’s assume two people, with two nights lodging and two full days of activities. (The Spirit Air flights arrive at about 1 am and depart about 2 am, so no sleep means you have all day to do stuff in Nicaragua!

It is easy enough to take local buses to get around to the hiking areas, so that helps keep your costs down. Also, eating local is cheap and tasty.

The round-trip flights run as low as $169. You can stay at the farmstay for a measly $38 per night. Breakfast included! Local buses for two days adventures, $4. Fees for national parks and reserves, $8. Local lunches and dinners $18 (for two days). Airport pickup and drop off, $40.

What would be the total per person for this extravaganza? $257 !!!! Folks, this is airfare, transportation, food, entry into national parks with active volcanoes, hiking private reserves where you see waterfalls and birds, eating local, getting to know a foreign, yet safe country, etc. Wow, how can you beat that I ask you!

Nicaragua, more attractive to airlines | La Prensa Noticias

ECONOMY

Nicaragua, more attractive to airlines

  • Central America in general has become a good choice for airlines, whereas Nicaragua stands out for both passenger and freight

Los Angeles is the second most-visited destination to which Nicaraguan traveling to America go -after Miami, but until ten days ago Nicaragua had no direct connection with the city.

Since last June 5th, Managua is one of 18 international non-stop flights of Delta Airlines departing from Los Angeles International Airport, where the company has invested about $229 million as part of its expansion plan, where Central America occupies an important position.

Jose Antonio Torres, general manager for Delta Central America, explained that during the last three years, growth in demand has prompted an “explosion” in seat capacity to the region, especially in the last year, when capacity has grown by thirty percent.

“Nicaragua has begun to make a very important for the tourism sector in Central America position.” Jose Antonio Torres, general manager for Central Delta.

“Right now Delta is the largest airline in Central America that is flying to the United States (…). And we have done very well, we are very happy with the results, “says Torres.

Delta executives inaugurated an investment in Terminal 5 at the Los Angeles International Airport. La Prensa / COURTESY OF DELTA AIRLINES

The expansion between Central America and Los Angeles “began with the flight from Guatemala, we continued this expansion with the flight from San José, then from there we went to Liberia, Costa Rica, then to San Salvador and a few days ago the flight from Managua to Los Angeles,” explains the regional manager, who claims that Delta “is the US airline with the most flights to Los Angeles from Central America,” for which we have increased sales teams, have hired more staff in the various countries, and invested in marketing campaigns, among other measures.

“Central America is the only area of ​​the portfolio in Latin America where Delta has no partner, an alliance with another airline, Delta decided then yes we will do by ourselves, but we will do it very well,” added the official.

In this process, the airline has adapted so that the flight crews and terminals have staff who speak Spanish and its terminals at US airports have also added signage translated in Spanish.

Why the interest in the region? Torres, general manager for Central Delta Airlines, and Abimael Ortiz, regional director of sales and Delta Cargo operations for Latin America and the Caribbean, argue that the isthmus is an attractive market for growth in demand.

It is estimated that thirty percent of flights between Central America and the United States are billed from the region.

ALSO FREIGHT AND TRANSPORT OF MERCHANDISE

In the case of transport of goods, Ortiz mentioned that the region has sustained four to five percent annual growth, because the planes they use are “perfect” for the type of products that is flown to Central America, where Nicaragua is among the most dynamic countries  recently.

Through Delta Cargo, as mentioned by Ortiz, Nicaragua sent to the United States primarily cigars, sea cucumbers and clothing. Even during the inaugural flight Managua-Los Angeles the plane was carrying 1,300 kilos of merchandise, above the regional average of 1,200 kilos per flight.

That first flight was also a success for the transfer of passengers, as it had an occupancy rate of 85 percent.

“Nicaragua is a very important country for Delta, has grown in profitability in its offer and is one of the routes where we have increased the supply, we brought in a larger plane from Atlanta. Seeing the very positive trend we have seen in Nicaragua over the past two years we have decided to bet with the opening of flights to Los Angeles, “said Torres.

Although it started with a weekly flight between Managua and Los Angeles, it is projected to increase the frequency to two, then three times a week, and ultimately, into a daily flight. “It started conservatively because it is a market that traditionally has not been profitable for other airlines,” he said.

Delta Airlines has invested more than $ 229 million in a terminal of Los Angeles International Airport. La Prensa / Courtesy of Delta Air Lines

Delta Airlines has invested more than $ 229 million in a terminal of Los Angeles International Airport. La Prensa / Courtesy of Delta Air Lines

TO INVEST

According to the Index of Travel and Tourism Competitiveness 2015, compiled by the World Economic Forum, the aviation infrastructure of Nicaragua was evaluated with 1.91 points out of 7, one of the most lagging indicators. However, regional manager for Delta, “the Managua airport infrastructure meets the needs” of the airline and “is on par with other airports in Central America.”

Torres, however, suggests that alongside the recently announced expansion of the runway of the International Airport of Managua, that investments be made in the areas of customs, immigration (to leave the country) and Security, as well as airline counters .

Recently the Administrative Company of International Airports (EAAI) for the Managua Airport announced it will invest between six and ten million dollars to expand the runway of the international airport, which would lengthen from 2.440 meters to 3.240 meters. The terminal is also expected to expand.

80% of passengers flying from Managua to Los Angeles have Los Angeles as their final destination, 15 percent use this destination as a connection to other US cities and five percent as connection to Asia.

THERE IS CONFIDENCE

The president of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) and president of the Association of Airlines, Sylvia Ramirez Levy believes that Nicaragua is experiencing a boom in air connectivity, demonstrating the confidence of airlines.

“The dynamics experienced by the country in terms of air connectivity is certainly an effort of years which seeks to facilitate the conditions for tourists and businessmen and even family to come to the country and found no obstacles,” said Ramirez Levy.

He also explained that the opening of direct flights to Nicaragua helps position in the minds of foreigners, who for many years had not taken into account this destination. Yohany LOPEZ

Source (in Spanish): Nicaragua, más atractiva | La Prensa Noticias

This is from the business section of the La Prensa newspaper here in Nicaragua and is obviously a very positive indicator of a good economy and a real bump in current and future tourism numbers. The part where Delta says they will eventually up the number of flights to one per day is really fantastic news.

Before this direct flight was inaugurated, you had to choose where your layover and change in planes had to occur. Having non-stop flights from Los Angeles is a great time-saver for tourists and business people so you don’t waste too much time waiting for your connection.

Overall, very positive news and it is good to see that a large U.S.-based airline like Delta is developing a real presence in the region without any alliances with other airlines. This means they are in the Central American market for the long haul.

MGA Airport pickup, drop off, concierge Farmstay service

5br – MGA Airport pickup, drop off, concierge Farmstay service (km 10.5, Comarca San Antonio Sur, MGA)

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5BR / 4Ba furnished houseavailable now
laundry on site off-street parking
wheelchair accessible
dogs are OK – wooof

You won’t believe you are actually in Managua! No va a creer que estás en Managua!

About the Farmstay

Located in Managua, but being here feels like a world away. . .visit us at: http://www.elportonverde.com/

Ubicados en Managua, pero se siente en otro mundo…visitenos, estamos a sus ordenes!

Mission

To bring a comfortable stay for guests who desire to be near the best of the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua but want to be in a pleasant environment with excellent views, amenities, and hospitality.

Para traer una estancia cómoda para los huéspedes que desean estar cerca de los mejores de la capital nicaragüense de Managua, pero quieren estar en un ambiente agradable, con excelentes vistas, comodidades y hospitalidad.

Description

Farmstay El Porton Verde is a small guesthouse, your “first night and last night alternative” to chain hotels near the Managua Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto C. Sandino) or in downtown Managua. If you like a cool & breezy location in a peaceful tropical farm environment, check us out!

Estamos su alternativo a los hoteles de cadena, y su posada del “primer y ultima noche” en Nicaragua. Si te gusta un lugar fresco y ventoso en un ambiente pacífico en finca tropical, visítenos!

General Information

We are a family-friendly farmstay guesthouse B&B offering accommodations for a maximum of 14 guests. We offer a fully-furnished one bedroom apartment, two rooms with bunk beds for backpackers that sleep up to four, and two en-suite rooms with queen-sized beds.

Somos una posada estilo B & B que ofrece alojamiento para un máximo de 14 invitados. Ofrecemos un apartamento totalmente amueblado, dos habitaciones con literas para los mochileros que pueden alojar hasta cuatro, y dos habitaciones con baño privado, camas de tamaño queen

via MGA Airport pickup, drop off, concierge Farmstay service.

Farmstay El Porton Verde Reviews – Airbnb, Alexandra

Alexandra

Mike was very helpful with our traveling logistics, he picked us up from the airport for $20 and helped us get cordobas and on a bus the next day . His farm,family and Bnb were all lovely . His wife made a delicious local breakfast and mike gave us a tour of the farm . We enjoyed the quiet location and pool. Thanks so Much Mike , Tara and señor Micky!

Pool Bunkbeds Tranquil Farm B&B (w)

December 2014

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