MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 15729 posts, RR: 47 Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1644 times:
Just curious if MEX-NRT is possible with any aircraft and a full load, or even decent load? JNB-SYD is about the same in terms of length, but JNB is about 2000' lower than MEX. Could a 747-400/A340/777 take a full load out of MEX bound for NRT?
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5127 posts, RR: 53 Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1377 times:
The short answer is NO. MEX-NRT its impossible given MEX classification of being a HOT and HIGH airport! Perhaps a NRT-MEX could be possible in A345.
But, we already have a link to Japan via YVR, we just need a link to China.
Because of the possible operation restrictions in MEX, it will be almost if not impossible for a Chinese carrier to launch flights with their own metal to MEX unless 5th freedom rights are given to stop @ YVR which I highly doubt it since Mexican government recently has not been so friendly with this kind of rights requests from foreign carriers. So, at the end we have that the only true possible options left are our two mexican carriers, much likely MX or AM, and given MXA's current Airbus fleet my vote goes to them, I bet MX will sooner or later will be flying to Asia with A340s via TIJ!
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
Britmex From Mexico, joined Nov 2000, 207 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1192 times:
From what I have asked from flight operations staff sometimes a 20% performance decrease happens. Now tranaslate that to a transpacific flight and now many may figure why serving Asia from MEX is a very difficult task without 5th freedoms.
N405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 11 Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1081 times:
NRT-MEX possible, MEX-NRT possible, but not very profitable because of the weight and balance restrictions.
Why you crack up your head sending it to YVR or LAX, why don´t you think on a little bit closer points, like TIJ, just a fuel stop (in that case ACA could serve, it receives all the heavy traffic when MEX gets closed) and maybe pick up some passengers, not telling that TIJ is ready right now for an A340, but, why not .......... ?
Life is what happens when you have other plans.....
Britmex From Mexico, joined Nov 2000, 207 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1009 times:
Honestly everything is possible, however it depends most on government airport policies and not the airlines themselves. Just look at Reynosa mayor`s answer after an AM DC-9 overran the runway and crashed into a house some years ago; "..well our airport was made long before those huge aircraft(sic) were on service, only lightplanes(avionetas) used it...and time passed...". With those enourmosly stupid answers it is no wonder we still have centralized operations in MEX and we have not developed alternatives like CUN, ACA, MTY or TIJ which coud easily become international hubs and why not? attract some US passengers with low fares and superb service. Most foreign passengers, both US and European are highly pleased with AM and MX service. Just imagine a British passenger flying in an Aeromexico 767-300 from LGW and then making a short hop to IAD (or SAT or any other place) from MTY instead of enduring a nAAeless AAirline dismal service. Or a Korean pax flying from Seoul into ACA and then connecting into MEX with a very short flight. He could even spend some of his spare time in ACA and bring extra money to the economy.
However for this to happen Mexico needs more committed entrepreneurs and not only self styled "tycoons" who need government help to start a business and give abysmal service and dubious products, go bankrupt...and them blame "globalization" and the NAFTA for their own incompetence.
In order for MExico to develop markets and flights to Asia and other destinations more hubs are needed and a much improved airport infraestrucutre. I`m optimistic, we may see this happen in the not so distant future.
ps Emirates and Singapore Airlines developed in the same principle, a mega hub to offer connections and a superb service