MFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3798 times:
CO and AA for years and years have always dominated MFE and still, they keep on dominating. Over the years, MFE has had a variety of airlines, but unfortunately last only a while.
Now, I was giving my opinion on another topic on when will DL serve MFE, but who knows.
My point is when is it that other airlines will likely go to MFE, and maybe stay, instead of lasting a couple of months to a year. Or if not why not AA or CO open more destinations to other cities instead of always IAH and DFW.
G4 is the third airline, and I sure do hope they stay!
All you a.netters that could help me, sure would like your feed back.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10415 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3728 times:
Is McAllen Texas really that big of a market? At least it has two carriers and it makes sense that it is two Texas based carriers serving the city rather than just one. That area is rather fast growing and far away from other large cities in Texas and probably could use another carrier to lower costs.
By the way, when you are referring to small cities that might not be in the Anet database for the mouse over to work, please include the name of the city/airport to help some of us out.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
HAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1475 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3699 times:
Given the fact that three airports (MFE, BRO, HRL) are competing for the traffic from the RGV, I could consider it rather unlikely that either DL or NW would offer any service from MFE. I do not think that the market is big enough to accommodate more than one Skyteam carrier.
BTW am I correct in assuming that HRL is the airport of choice for the LCCs serving the valley while BRO which is served only by CO EX is primarily used by tourists heading for the beaches of South Padre ?
MFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3689 times:
Yea, we have 3 airlines serving the area, and trust me, McAllen it's not a town, it's a mid-size city with about 120,000 people. A very fast growing city.
Plus with one international destination.
And like psu dtw sce said, a manufacturing city right next to the Mexican border, just like ELP.
The city has alot of potential to lure in more airlines, that's what MFE is trying to do. But my guess is that many Airlines think that MFE is no good.
I could be pretty sure if a major airline were to come in to MFE, the loads would be great.
Unfortunately NW didn't do so well to MEM, but if it were to do MSP or DTW, even though they're thin routes, they'd have pax every day getting connected to the Rio Grande Valley to the Northern part of the U.S.
And thats what MFE needs, more connections to the east coast and to the west coast.
I mean, G4 does connect RGV people to the west coast via LAS. And fortunately they opened SFB-MFE. But we sure do need more airlines, and destinations.
CIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2463 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3629 times:
what I find interesting about MFE is that, yes, it is dominated by 2 carriers, but those carrierss put mainline jets on those routes to their hubs(AA to DFW and CO to IAH) I think CO also throws in a couple ERJ's to supplement the mainline to IAH and also as an ERJ flight to MEX. Most cities this size would just have the RJ's to the hub.