MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31155 posts, RR: 76 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1010 times:
Aviacsa has opened a CTO (city ticketing office) in downtown Miami, located on the first floor of SunTrust tower, right next to elevator to Ross. It is located were an AA CTO was previously located (that location moved to the rent-free first floor of the American Airlines Arena), though that one closed after 9.11. I was very surprised seeing this, especially considering CTO's are now a thing of the past. I remember after 9.11, airlines closed down CTOs everywhere, since it was an easy place to cut costs. American Airlines, for instance, only kept seven CTOs open - three of them in Miami (downtown, Coral Gables, and Little Haiti). Three other airlines have CTOs in downtown Miami: Lloyd Aero Bolivano, Varig, and El Al. I was pleasantly surprised to see them open a CTO. I've always though they were kinda cool, though kind of pointless in today's world.
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1788 posts, RR: 23 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 957 times:
ScottysAir: Yes, Aviacsa's code is 6A on IATA and CHP on ICAO...
Expect an announcement about fleet renewal in the short term. More routes and destinations both within Mexico and in the US....
About the CTO in Miami I can just applaud that; true that it is becoming something of the past, but at this time, it is still a major revenue generator for the company as a lot of the sales are done straight with the airline at its sales points and directly at the ticket counters at the airports. This is not, however, 100% the case of MIA, as Aviacsa caters leisure travelers who most of the times have their travel arrangements already done.
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!