I smell DL applying for Saturday-only 738 service on SLC-PVR to be exact. When F9 applied for SLC-CUN, DL reacted fast, and applied as well. Although, DL's flights is going daily, while F9's remains a Saturday-only service.
Nonetheless, nice to see that F9 is further continuing its focus on service from Mexico, both from its DEN hub, and p2p.
Jkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3086 times:
If anyone is interested, this docket has been pretty interesting to read over the last couple weeks. It is regarding ASA's plan to offer daily SLC-SJD service this summer during the low peak season to compliment DL's SLC-SJD service during the winter. The responses from F9 and ASA are quite interesting.
Mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 26472 posts, RR: 84
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2946 times:
This is not the first time this has happened. United protested some America West/Mesa applications last year for service from LAX to Mexico..
The problem is as stated by United - since only two US ailrines can serve any city pair between the US and Mexico, one airline can effectively control the market if its express airline gets the authority as well.
Obviously, this is extremely anti-competetive.
The DOT is aware of the problem but says that - at the moment - there isn't a lot they can do. It is perfectly legal within the bilateral, since the express provider operates under a sperate AOC.
Thus - theoretically - two airlines are serving the route.
Theoretically. I assume it is one of the things being discussed in the present ongoing talks with Mexico about the bilateral.