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Delta Applies For ATL-ZIH  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33043 posts, RR: 71
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

Delta has applied with the US DOT to offer service between Atlanta and Ixtapa. They propose year-round SaSu service using 737-800 aircraft.

They currently don't fly to Ixtapa, but have also applied to fly Los Angeles-Ixtapa.

http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.c...m?documentid=347379&docketid=22620


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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

Here we go again. Do you think Airtran will match this application from ATL or AA/UA from LAX?

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):
Do you think Airtran will match this application from ATL

What incentive does FL have to match it? It's not like 2 more carriers would be interested in the route.



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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25426 posts, RR: 86
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4190 times:
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Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
It's not like 2 more carriers would be interested in the route.

I'm amazed that one carrier is interested in the route.

February/March/April maybe. The rest of the year - forget it.

cheers

mariner

[Edited 2005-10-04 06:16:40]


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

Ixtapa loads are actually quite high year round oddly enough. Been travelling down there this past year and flights have been packed, both on 4x weekly ERJ and Sat 735 service on CO.

I'd love DL to fly the route and hope it's successful so I can fly LGA-ATL-ZIH!

GO WIDGET!



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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

Is Delta attempting to unseat Continental as the unofficial foreign flag carrier of Mexico?  Wink


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 5):
Is Delta attempting to unseat Continental as the unofficial foreign flag carrier of Mexico?

Who knows. DL is adding new routes and destinations to Mexico like crazy, but unlike CO mainly on mainline and not dreaded RJs  Wink .


User currently offlineCOfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

Every Mexican destination that DL offers on mainline, CO does as well. While CO uses ERJs to many of the smaller Mexican markets, CO offers mainline service to the following Mexican cities

Los Cabos, Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Leon/Guanajuato, Cancun, Cozumel, and Merida.


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 6):
Who knows. DL is adding new routes and destinations to Mexico like crazy, but unlike CO mainly on mainline and not dreaded RJs

Isn't ATL-MTY still a 1000 mile long CRJ route... not even CR7?

'902



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 8):
Isn't ATL-MTY still a 1000 mile long CRJ route... not even CR7?

Yes, but it is currently DL's only RJ route to Mexico. Every other route uses at least the E70 like SLC-MZT, but the sheer majority of flights is 738s.


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

That ramp is tiny, I'd love to see it at the peak hours with more airlines. It will be like Cabo!


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33043 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 9):

Yes, but it is currently DL's only RJ route to Mexico. Every other route uses at least the E70 like SLC-MZT, but the sheer majority of flights is 738s.

SLC-SJD uses a CRJ-700 during the off-season.



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User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3563 times:
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Well, Delta is restructuring, could it be to boost revenue? They also said they were going to wean the Domestic Market.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26605 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):
Here we go again. Do you think Airtran will match this application from ATL or AA/UA from LAX?

UA already holds one of the ZIH route authorities from LAX. The other is held by AS, who have done quite well on the route for quite a time. I really hope AA or F9 jumps on this and the DOT tells DL to shove it considering their crap service and tear down of the WA network out of LAX



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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3482 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
UA already holds one of the ZIH route authorities from LAX. The other is held by AS, who have done quite well on the route for quite a time

Thanx for the info. I knew Alaska flew to ZIH with very good load factors, but I wasn't aware about UA.


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

DL wants to increase Mexican routes by 124%...

http://biz.yahoo.com/bizj/051004/1172805.html?.v=2


User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
. I really hope AA or F9 jumps on this and the DOT tells DL to shove it considering their crap service and tear down of the WA network out of LAX

If anything I would only expect AA to file as they have a larger presence in LAX than F9 which would give them a better chance of DOT approval. Also with all other airlines quiet for this long about the new routes I owudn't expect too much competition with the DOT slots for DL.

Regards,
DeltaGuy767
(Also I'm not up to the most current info so if an airline filed no  flamed  please)



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