FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6967 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5393 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.
Padcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5390 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.
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4807 times:
Well correct me if I am wrong (which I am sure many will ) 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
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
LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4747 times:
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.
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2762 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3494 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.