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Delta Applies For ATL-PVR  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32731 posts, RR: 72
Posted (9 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4784 times:

Delta will further expand its list of vacation destinations from Atlanta. Today they filed with the US DOT for daily, year-round service 737-800 service between Atlanta and Puerto Vallarta. Docket:

http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.c...m?documentid=340965&docketid=22025


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User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6606 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4723 times:

No surprise to see more international expansion. Hopefully, more of these routes will improve DL's finances during the winter months (when traffic levels are weakest). The only concern I have is that many of these "fun and sun" markets are getting flooded with capacity, which may eventually kill the yields.

I'm not totally sure if DL can sustain year-round service to PVR. I think having daily SLC-PVR and ATL-PVR will be a little bit of overkill during the off-peak season.

With SLC having service to SJD, MZT*, PVR, CUN and ATL having service to CUN, CZM, SJD, PVR*, the only major Mexican resort towns still missing from DL's system are Acapulco and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.

* pending gov't approval


User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

Take the increased fleet utilization and throw it into International. That seems to be the new route stategy. PVR was always in demand from the East Coast but always difficult to serve because of the connection in MEX, or some overnight flight fron ONT.

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

Destination number 208 and Mexican destination number 7 from ATL Big grin .

Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 1):
the only major Mexican resort towns still missing from DL's system are Acapulco and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.

Could see EMB-170 service to these two from SLC (Saturday-only) and 738 service from ATL (at least Saturday-only).


User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2637 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 3):
Could see EMB-170 service to these two from SLC

I don't see that happening.



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4553 times:

Phew. I was worried DL wasn't going to add yet another spoke from ATL. And yes, I am being sarcastic.

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4418 times:

A bit off topic, Didn't Comair or ASA used to fly to MTY, whatever happened to that?

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

One more thing, how many Mexican destinations from all airports does Delta/ASA/Comair have? just trying to figure out where they stand against CAL, AA, HP, and UAL.

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2637 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 6):
Didn't Comair or ASA used to fly to MTY, whatever happened to that?

ASA stilly flies that route ATL-MTY 2x daily. It used to be 3x daily, however.



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

Quoting B4real (Reply 8):
Quoting Juventus (Reply 6):
Didn't Comair or ASA used to fly to MTY, whatever happened to that?

ASA stilly flies that route ATL-MTY 2x daily. It used to be 3x daily, however.

It even were 4 flights most of the time, on the 40-seat CRJs. Never understood the need for 4 flights, as loads just svcked (below 50%).

Quoting B4real (Reply 4):
Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 3):
Could see EMB-170 service to these two from SLC

I don't see that happening.

I could  Wink . But looking at all the certification problems at Republic/Shuttle America, I even have my doubts about the applied-for SLC-MZT route.

Quoting Juventus (Reply 7):
One more thing, how many Mexican destinations from all airports does Delta/ASA/Comair have? just trying to figure out where they stand against CAL, AA, HP, and UAL.

This should be a good overview:
MEX (ATL 2x 757; JFK 757)
CUN (ATL 763, 9xweekly 738; CVG 738; SLC 738; MCO 738*)
GDL (ATL 738; LAX 738)
MTY (ATL 2xCRJ)
CZM (ATL SaSu-only 738)
PVR (ATL 738; SLC 738 eff Nov 1st)
SJD (SLC CR7 in off-season, 738 in high-season; ATL seasonal 738)
MZT (SLC E70*)
*indicates applied for routes.


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 weeks ago) and read 4225 times:

Thanks for the info DAL767. I find it hard to believe they don't do LAX-MEX

User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 10):
I find it hard to believe they don't do LAX-MEX

It was done by DL up until last year. DL at one time had just about every Mexican destination served from LAX after the Western merger.



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Well correct me if I am wrong (which I am sure many will  Wink ) but for USA airlines, AA is #1 in terms of pax to Mexico and CO is #1 in terms of destinations served-- as IAH is slowly becoming Mexico's biggest hub  Wink
not sure about #s 3 and 4 but I am sure MAH/mark knows.

Good for Delta BTW!

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Hermano bebe, que la vida es breve


User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4008 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4077 times:
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What about DL's strong codeshare alliance with AM? I think DL would do well in PVR as they did from LAX after they took it over from Western but then I believe took that over along with the rest and DL code shared. I have a feeling LAX-GDL-LAX days are numbered.

LACA773


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

LACA773, you really think LAX-GDL will be suspended soon? Sometimes it seems that GDL does better than MEX on a couple of routes.

User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2716 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 14):
LACA773, you really think LAX-GDL will be suspended soon? Sometimes it seems that GDL does better than MEX on a couple of routes.

MEX is a very important destination from LAX, but I think that the mayority of the Mexican population in California comes from those areas that are within a day's road trip from GDL. Because there is a lot of competition to GDL and because it has developed a good road infrastructure with its neighboring states it serves as the primary gateway to the central highlands of Mexico. It is the same story for those flights coming into GDL from the Chicago area.

I wonder if DL would do well to Acapulco. According to my brother, there is quite a large community of people living in ATL from the state of Guerrero. But being that these are recent immigrants that have arrived within the last 10-15 years or so, it is highly probable that a good percentile of this community is residing illegaly in the area and thus does not have the ability to travel back home. A good and bad thing for Mexico - the good is that these are the kind of people that send the most in monetary aid back home.


 Smile LatinPlane


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