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Tikal Jets Quits Service To SAP  
User currently offlineHR001 From Honduras, joined Nov 2004, 303 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Tikal jets has canceled it´s GUA-SAP-MGA. service after operating for six months only. low loads are the reason

news paper article part:
TIKAL JETS CANCELA VUELOS

Seis meses después de haber ingresado a San Pedro Sula, la compañía guatemalteca Tikal Jets canceló sus cuatro vuelos semanales para quedar ahora operando únicamente con viajes chárter.

Las autoridades aeroportuarias informaron que la empresa reportó que no estaba moviendo la suficiente cantidad de pasajeros como esperaba, lo cual no le permite siquiera cubrir sus costos de operaciones.

Tikal Jets abrió en enero pasado su ruta entre San Pedro Sula, Managua y Guatemala, volando los días lunes, miércoles, viernes y domingo.

El avión con el que operaba es un jet DC-9, con capacidad para 123 viajeros.
La representación de Tikal Jets Airlines en San Pedro Sula está a cargo de Travel Internacional, empresa mayorista de viajes.

Tikal empezó operaciones en 1992 en Guatemala. En noviembre de 1998 cambió de propietarios, siendo la única aerolínea de bandera guatemalteca. El gerente del aeropuerto sampedrano, Alexander Hernández, manifestó que la compañía esperaba un movimiento de pasajeros del 60 por ciento de los asientos del DC-9, pero “no consiguieron posicionarse en el mercado”, dijo.

Eso obligó a los ejecutivos de la aerolíneas a retraer la operación de los vuelos semanales y quedar trabajando solamente con vuelos chárter entre San Pedro Sula, Guatemala y Costa Rica. Para Tikal Jets, San Pedro Sula fue su primera ruta abierta en Centroamérica y el primer paso para ingresar a los otros destinos de la región.

La aerolínea entró en enero con un precio bajo de los pasajes, pues el boleto de ida y vuelta de San Pedro Sula a Guatemala o de San Pedro Sula a Nicaragua tenía un costo de 169 dólares viajando por Tikal Jets, pero enseguida la competencia le respondió con tarifas más bajas.

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User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Last year Tikal Jets also quit MEX after little less than 8 months, GUA is the first Latin American destination from MEX in terms of pax carried (2004).

They had big plans to start flights to MTY as well. But they shut even before exploring the market.

Sad that SAP, MGA and MEX have lost a carrier.

PZ



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User currently offlineAer From Guatemala, joined Mar 2004, 1048 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 3638 times:

Quoting Pzurita1 (Reply 1):
Last year Tikal Jets also quit MEX after little less than 8 months

The reason for quitting MEX was due to the slots that they were given, the aircraft was stranded at MEX for about 4 to 5 hrs and that in the industry means a lot of money not being made. The airline said that until they could find a good slot time they'll return to MEX since it was a successful route.

MTY is very far fetched, I don't think there would be enough pax loads for that route. Unfortunately they want Central America but intra-regional travel is very small, they should focus on other destinations like BOG which was being discussed a few months ago.



nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

Aer,

Market might be small, indeed. But there is a considerable (and growing) Central American community in MTY, especially Honduras, Salvadorean and Guatemalans... And that does not include Tec de Monterrey students.

PZ



Next flight: IAH-DBX-MRU-ANT
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5217 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

Quoting Pzurita1 (Reply 3):
And that does not include Tec de Monterrey students.

But there will probably be a reduction of students at TEC in MTY, just recently, TEC announced a construction of a campus in Guatemala, according to p.r. this is as an option for Central Americans to stay near their home countries.

Ricardo APM



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Quoting HR001 (Thread starter):
La aerolínea entró en enero con un precio bajo de los pasajes, pues el boleto de ida y vuelta de San Pedro Sula a Guatemala o de San Pedro Sula a Nicaragua tenía un costo de 169 dólares viajando por Tikal Jets, pero enseguida la competencia le respondió con tarifas más bajas.

That´s the most obvious reaction from competition...


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 5):
Quoting HR001 (Thread starter):
La aerolínea entró en enero con un precio bajo de los pasajes, pues el boleto de ida y vuelta de San Pedro Sula a Guatemala o de San Pedro Sula a Nicaragua tenía un costo de 169 dólares viajando por Tikal Jets, pero enseguida la competencia le respondió con tarifas más bajas.

That's the most obvious reaction from competition...

Although it should be noted that TA launched its low-fare strategy in October 2004, a couple of months before Tikal Jets started GUA-SAP-MGA. What I can't remember is whether the fare for this route was already as low... (I think it was)

Anyway, I wish the best for WU, hopefully they will be able to consider expanding again in a near future

Saludos

[Edited 2005-06-17 16:13:58]


What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3526 times:

Carmen,

At the same time CM did it if my memory doesn´t fail.

I clearly remember a bitter discussion about Tikal (about 3 months ago), how great or bad it is, and somebody blaming TA for the misfortune of some smaller airlines in the area. As well as somebody saying at that time that he will be flying soon Tikal and will be also posting a "trip report". I´m still waiting for it...

It seems that what I said then, is a reality now.


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3521 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 7):
At the same time CM did it if my memory doesn�t fail

Yes, they did... an interesting story there.

TA had been carefully planning this strategy for months before that. It was supposed to be strictly confidential, so the competition wouldn't be prepared to react when the time came. Well, somehow the information was filtered to CM beforehand, and thus they were able to retaliate.

(Next thing we know, Security Chief drops by our office to have a friendly talk with us... *shudder*)

From your posts, I deduct you must be not pleased to see this man come up every time TA is mentioned... Neither am I, but what can I say? You eventually get used to it.  Wink

Feliz fin de semana!



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

[Feliz fin de semana!]

Lo mismo le deseo!


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