COEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1067 posts, RR: 18 Posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3361 times:
AeroMexico and Continental are going to start code sharing. CoO is getting closer to skyteam in my oppinion. Heres the link.. What does everyone think??
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3299 times:
Yeah, me too and I can't wait to see it with added more airlines will join skyteam alliance. Great news for AM is join with Continental Airlines cooperation codesharing on this flight from United States & Mexico.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7647 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 3186 times:
I believe that it is already official that CO and NW will join SkyTeam. There was a meeting of the CEO's of the SkyTeam member airlines in Mexico last month and they agreed to admit CO and NW. One could see this coming because DL has been getting closer to CO and NW in the past year and KLM (the European partner of CO and NW) was recently acquired by AF, so no surprises here.
I do believe this is great news for AM. It still trails MX in terms of market share of passengers transported between the U.S. and Mexico, so this will certainly help it become more competitive. I was just thinking that other than CO and AM, no other major airline flies the MX), Mexico">MEX-IAH route so I don't know if this is actually good for us consumers, since they can raise prices in the absence of competition. Same with the NY market. DL and AM are the main (only?) airlines that fly MX), Mexico">MEX-JFK and CO has the most flights from MX), Mexico">MEX to EWR (MX does not even fly daily), so...
Javomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3069 times:
Well as an Aeromexico Employee i am really happy for all of us! This means more passengers and better service, and specially all of this rounds up to SKYTEAM! Im proud of what our new CEO is doing and as he said 2004 is a takeoff year for AM! more 767s, more 737NG new regional jets for commuter !, also new routes have been mentioned: MEX-BOS/MTY
DETROIT/MEX-BARCELONA-MILAN/MEX-AMSTERDAM! all great news
and being a founder of SKYTEAM well this is just great!
Im really happy that KLM,CO, and NW are going to be the new members, welcome to the best alliance in the world!
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13874 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3032 times:
I'll admit it; I'm confused.
CO is already the single largest U.S. carrier to Mexico. They've got all the service there they need. Why codeshare with AM? There's plenty of upside for AM; access to CO's domestic and international markets out of IAH and EWR...but where's the benefit for CO?
The only potential is if CO's planners have found the Mexican marketplace is lacking Mexico - U.S./international flowthrough AND they're unwilling to fly CO alone but have no problem if the perception is that it's really AM they're supporting.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2939 times:
"The airline's corporate headquarters are in Mexico City and its U.S. operations are based in Houston. "
Sidenote: I didn't know that.
Isn't CO adding even more Mexican cities over the next few months-with ERJs out of IAH? Seems the IAH int'l traffic will grow even more, I hope the new customs facility is done soon. I always have good luck and fast service at IAH customs, and hope that continues- even with more pax.
So who has a big list of what FF programs 'should' be linked by 2004? Who is going to be in what alliance?
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate