Jopavon From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 304 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 2717 times:
Starting October 30, MX and JL will be codesharing on routes from Los Angeles to destinations in Asia and Mexico according to the press release on their website.
PRESS RELEASE IN JAL HOMEPAGE
Tokyo, Monday August 29: Japan Airlines and Mexicana Airlines (MX) have reached a code-share agreement based on connections in Los Angeles which will expand JAL's network in Mexico to four cities and provide Mexicana with access to Tokyo and Osaka in Japan.
Under the terms of the agreement JAL will be able to code share on daily Mexicana flights between Los Angeles and four destinations in Mexico, Mexico City, Guadalajara - Mexico's second biggest metropolis - and the popular tourist destinations of Los Cabos and Cancun. In return, Mexicana will be able to code share on daily flights operated by JAL between Los Angeles and Tokyo and Osaka. Subject to government approval, the agreement will come into effect on October 30 2005, with ticket sales scheduled to start on September 20th 2005. (The code shares are not for sale to passengers whose journey originates in or whose final destination is Los Angeles).
Currently JAL operates a twice-weekly B747-400 service between Tokyo and Mexico City routed via Vancouver.
With the inauguration of the new code share flights, JAL passengers will now have the option of daily services between Japan and Mexico.
The new agreement with Mexicana includes network expansion which, combined with smooth connections in Los Angeles, will greatly increase benefits to passengers' of both airlines with better travel options and more convenience. Implementation of a frequent flyer program (FFP) partnership is being discussed by JAL and Mexicana, and will be put into practice once its scope and terms are finalized.
Juventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
I've always said the reason why Asian airlines don't fly to MEX is because of its proximity to LAX and SFO, and codeshares. This is obviously good news, but if there will ever be direct flights from Mexico to Asia, it will have to be done by MX or AM. (just my opinion, but I hope I'm wrong)
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2669 times:
These are the kind of things I don't understand from CINTRA. After MX's exit from Star Alliance, MX decided to keep the codeshare and FF reciprocal benefits with All Nipon Airways. Since JL does fly to Mexico from NRT via YVR, AM signed a codeshare with JL to get more passengers on the MEX-YVR flights (MX is the only competitor to JL on the MEX-YVR route). Now MX signs a codeshare with JL only to feed JL’s LAX-NRT flights (I assume MX will stop feeding NH’s LAX-NRT flights) instead of AM expanding the current JL codeshare to their MEX-LAX flights and help feed JL in LAX leaving MX to do the same with NH...
Too complicated and too much stupidity from Cintra airlines. Hope they are sold sooooon, but with Iberia and Air Europa backing up from their intentions to buy AM or MX, I don’t see who is going to buy those two airlines!!
Juventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
I wish CINTRA was a little more aggresive, but as long as they post profit, or a modest result, I'm happy. In Latin America or Europe, no other airline has a more direct competition with the US airlines than MX and AM, and that's a heavy burden. I expect LHR and FRA to be served by a Mexican carrier before 2007.
Adriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1113 posts, RR: 20 Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2572 times:
Quoting Juventus (Reply 1): if there will ever be direct flights from Mexico to Asia, it will have to be done by MX or AM. (just my opinion, but I hope I'm wrong)
Just for the record: MH used to fly MEX-LAX-TPE-KUL with great success in each segment of the route. The MEX-LAX portion was cut when MH lost traffic rights between this city pair, due lobbying of DL, UA, MX and AM, who were loosing business in this traditionally excellent route (Avg. 14 non-stop and 6 direct flights per day, each way).
Also, JL continues to offer a 2x/week MEX-NRT flight via YVR.
And I agree I would very much like to see more metal making the hops between MEX and the Far East. Probably this MX/JL codesharing is an exploratory stage before MX decides to tackle or not this market with the much-discussed future A330 or A340's.