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Can TLC (Mexico) Handle The Surge In Air Traffic?  
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

From what I've heard, the Mexican government is trying to persuade airlines to fly to TLC instead of MEX to relieve congestion. Also, I understand there are a few LCCs launching operations from TLC next year. Then I came accross this article, which says that there are 441 corporate aircraft in Mexico, which most , I assume are base at TLC.
http://www.ainonline.com/Publication...ABACE04/la_businessaviationp1.html


Is TLC big enough for all this, anybody know how many gates TLC has?

saludos..

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User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2550 times:

Juventus,

Those numbers of corporate jets are not that reliable. Many exec a/c in Mexico (and I assume in whole Latin America) are registered in US. Half of corporate jets used by Telmex members of the Board have US registration.

PZ



Next flight: IAH-DBX-MRU-ANT
User currently offlineCun757 From Mexico, joined May 2004, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2545 times:

Hi Juventus...
Last time I was in TLC it was just for private aircraft, only Aeromar that uses ATR42 was flying there and UPS, Fedex...
Now its growing and I know Magnicharters fly from there to CUN, and few new airlines wants to start operations from there because its very close to Mexico City...
It have only one runway and its very long 4 kms I believe, because the altitude.
I don't remember how many gates he have but 10 years ago they have only one entrance and one exit...



757 forever
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5219 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

The list is wrong, until March of 2005, Mexico had 498 mexican registered private jets (props and jets)., and that number has increased in the last months, probably we now have around 550-600., that said, Mexico has the largest private aviation after the US. Include the choppers too... around 500, largest fleet of helicopters outside the US.

Brazil is third with 450-500 biz jets and 450 choppers.


Ricardo APM



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

My friend is a pilot, he delivers lear jets to customers all over the world. He thinks that of all Latin America, Mexico owns around 60% of all corporate aircraft. That being said, I understand that TLC is the busiest corporate airport in Mexico, and if we add to that all the LCCs starting next year, TLC could exceed its capacity...

User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Continental offers ERJ service to TLC from IAH on a regular basis as well.

User currently offlineUtapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Doesn't FedEx use TLC?

On a separate note, there are days that TLC would be more convenient from Periferico/Reforma-Polanco than MEX is! Especially when naked farmers, or naked women from the mountains or other groups are demonstrating!



Sawasdee khrab!
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Internationals are CO and Air Madrid.
Anybody know how many gates the airport has? Also, any remodeling to the terminal going on? (I park on the corporate side when I go)


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7575 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Quoting Utapao (Reply 6):
there are days that TLC would be more convenient from Periferico/Reforma-Polanco than MEX is!

I will go even further and say that other than Sundays, late late evenings and pre-dawn mornings, driving to TLC is faster from Mexico City's westside than driving to MEX.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineUtapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Every Friday afternoon when that guy's helicopter takes off from his roof... across the alley from my office window... I just want to BEG him to "drop me off" at MEX so I don't have to deal with the Periferico traffic. And now with the hold-up guys robbing cars stopped on the Periferico because of traffic....

I love my 3rd city, but there are times I wish...l.



Sawasdee khrab!
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

I like Puebla a hundred times better than Toluca, but my company (Netjets) never sends me there. We fly to Mexico a lot, and I hear a lot of complaining from our passengers about not being able to land at MEX. We explain why we can't land at MEX, but that's not good enough for them.

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