HMOMX From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4411 times:
In an interview with a local newspaper, HMO's Administrative Director announced that Aeromexico will be operating a non-stop flight from Hermosillo to Detroit by April or May, using a 757 or a 737-700 because they are the only planes capable or covering the distance between these two cities. The main reason he cited for the flight, is because of the second plant that Ford is currently building in Hermosillo. He offered no more details about the flight and noted that the number of U.S. cities served from HMO is now going to be 7 (SLC, LAS, LAX, PHX, TUS, ELP and DTW).
He also announced a couple of more flights that have been confirmed by the airlines. Those flights are:
Hermosillo - Mexico City - Hermosillo (which was cancelled last year)
Hermosillo - Morelia - Hermosillo
Hermosillo - Los Angeles - Hermosillo
And this is where I have a doubt. LAX is currently being served by Aerolitoral and Aerocalifornia from HMO, which means that in order for Mexicana to operate this flight, one of these two companies is going to have to drop service to LAX from HMO. Being this a very profitable flight for both airlines, why would they drop the flight?
Reason tells us that Aerolitoral being a Cintra owned company, is probably going to pass the route rights to Mexicana
Aerocalifornia is not going to be in business anymore and then Mexicana can get the rights to fly this route.
Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4323 times:
Is this posted on their site? Or is there any confirmation of the source? If so a new airline for DTW. I bet they will get stuck in the Berry Terminal unless they clear customs in Mexico in which case they will get the "glamorous" LC Smith Terminal.
Javomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4242 times:
Well a couple of days ago, we took the northern regional director of AM to mty, and he told us that now with the embraers , one of them was to be put on HMO-LAX, becuase the saab is to poor for that flight! I remember when i used to fly that leg, that on the dc9s, we were almost always full, and on the MDs we had good load factors. Also he told us that they also wanted a MTY-DTW, so thats maybe the start of DTW with HMO and maybe then MTY. or vice-versa
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33443 posts, RR: 71
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4031 times:
I flew to IAH this week and noticed a lot of passengers connect on CO to MTY. Is this a tourist spot or production?
Not really a tourist spot. The city's residents are, for the most part, very wealthy, especially in comparison to others in Mexico. They have a very large upper class. Hence, Monterrey has a lot of transborder destinations, including tourist destinations like Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami, and New York City, more for the purpose of Monterrey travelers than visa-versa.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7647 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3988 times:
Monterrey is a huge industrial center, home to a very large number of companies listed in the Mexican Stock Exchange and in the NYSE. It is Mexico's third largest city behind Mexico City and Guadalajara and has superb universities, convention facilities, hotels and entertainment venues. Some of the municipalities that comprise Monterrey's metro area are perhaps some of the most prosperous not only in Mexico but in all Latin America.
DFWMEX From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3847 times:
On a similar new route, AM just posted FareSavers BOS-MEX for $255 roundtrip and includes the inaugural flight. Those of you over there should consider this cheap option to make history on the inaugural flight. They also posted BOS-CUN for around $300 (can't remember exactly), but very good deal (all roundtrip).
If I had the time, I would do it. I love to fly on inaugural flights!
HMOMX From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
Do you know if it's going to be scheduled to depart or arrive (can't do both because of the distance and time) with the rest of AM's flights to the rest of Northwest Mexico (TIJ,CUL,MAZ,CUU, etc...) as to take advantage of AM's HMO hub or this flight is only going to serve HMO? Also, probably, this flight is starting and MEX and finishing there, right?
Also, thanks for the reply in my other post.
Cheers from sunny (and right now very chilly) HMO =)
Pzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1398 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3604 times:
It seems odd to add a HMO-DTW, even 4x. Not that I disregard market in HMO, but I am always very skeptical on such topics. If AM is adressing this service to carry executives and engineers from Ford plants and other feeder plants between the two places, probably will face a huge failure.
See, NW, whose main hub is DTW, barely flies 7x with a A319 between DTW and MEX. Both cities have very strong economic ties since MEX is the site of the local General Motors HQ. GM in Mexico is not a tiny firm, but the 10th largest firms in Mexico (in terms of income). However, demand between DTW and MEX support only one daily flight... not to mention that some pax could use DTW as a connecting point with NW.
We could think in a service originating in MEX and then heading to HMO to continue to DTW. But, wouldn't it be a little bit off the road? HMO might become a hub to Western US, but why to DTW? Instead MTY seems to be better placed (in geographical and economic activity terms).
Anyway, you know I am always skeptical. In case AM really decides to start this route, I wish them all the best... but will not last long. I would like to stand corrected otherwise.
Marcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3582 times:
with the rest of AM's flights to the rest of Northwest Mexico (TIJ,CUL,MAZ,CUU, etc...) as to take advantage of AM's HMO hub or this flight is only going to serve HMO?
I think you can pretty much take TIJ out of the list, people here commute to SAN and fly from there to the US and other international destinations.
Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5245 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3533 times:
Do you know if it's going to be scheduled to depart or arrive (can't do both because of the distance and time) with the rest of AM's flights to the rest of Northwest Mexico (TIJ,CUL,MAZ,CUU, etc...) as to take advantage of AM's HMO hub or this flight is only going to serve HMO?
I didn't asked that, but I want to guess that the flight will be coordinated with all those AM operations and it might origin at GDL or perhaps MEx. Definitely the MTY-DTW flight might origin at MEx.
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!