Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2746 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 6): Any word on the inaugural flight? Is this the first time MX has flown to PHX?
Yes, (as far as I know). Phoenix as well as Tucson are traditional routes of Aeronaves de Mexico operated since the the 60s.
I didn't know there was much need for PHX-GDL since I know that much of the Mexican community around the area is from the state of Sonora and Sinaloa (the Northern Mexican Pacific)
And, I concur with what SFOMEX said given that America West used to send their regional Express subsidiary to many Mexican destinations like GDL. My parents have connected in PHX on a flight from GDL to ATL, where they live because American cactus was the cheapest option.
Vegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3076 times:
Quoting Juventus (Reply 4):
There is enough room for AM, MX and US/HP out of PXH.
I would think so, large Mexican population in PHX area. On the flip side Mexican destinations in Baja and on the Pacific are popular with southwest US residents in general, like the Bahamas to MIA/FLL type of deal. I guess they don't want to go against HP on the PHX-SJD run.
From my experiences on MX, service is great, all drinks are comped, and you get a hot meal on a medium haul run in coach.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7649 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2913 times:
AM used to fly from HMO through its regional carrier AeroLitoral. They have now started mainline flights from MEX non-stop, right? Perhaps soon will be the time to schedule a shopping trip to Phoenix... with three carriers serving this route, I am sure that we will see killer fares.
Very Interesting. I think it was also the old Frontier that had a very similar route network extending into Mexico back in the days. I rememeber seeing an old Frontier sign at Guadalajara airport in the 80s, long after they had been absored into United.
Those where the days when flying to the Mexican Riviera was seen as an exotic thing...
Anthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
MX new owners plan to get agressive on the Mexican beach destinations presenting really cool offers to US travellers by combining airplane plus hotel. They have the airline and the have hotels.
Part of the plan includes several new routes from CUN, ACA, SJD, CZM, PVR & MZT to major USA cities. They are pretty sure bitting USA carriers will be easy because MX will offer better Airplane plus Hotel rates, and better flight services than any other USA airline.
True. Mexico is known around the world for its beaches, and they want to exploit that.
However, they need to promote more cities with rich cultural history and architecture, like Queretaro, Puebla, Morelia and Leon. Mexico has more to offer foreign tourists. It always bothered me when people think of Mexico, they think beach.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33505 posts, RR: 71
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2462 times:
Don't count on this being a sure thing. Mexican airlines apply for rights all the time just to have them. Examples are numberous...AeroMexico to IAD, CLE, PHL, and DTW; Mexicana to DTW and CLT, as well as QRO/TLC-MIA/LAX/SAT. I wouldn't rule it out entirely, but it is far from a sure thing.
CUL-LAX and PVR-LAX seem to me like very wise moves given the demise of JR. As for MEX-DFW, let's just hope that MX can make it work... it should because of the AA codeshare, but the reason why AM abandoned DFW was not only AA's stiff competition, but the cost of operating in the new International Terminal.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5247 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
Quoting Kezensky (Reply 21): I just got this information about new MX routes for 2006: CUL-LAX, PVR-LAX, MEX-DFW, MTY-MXL.
More over, new routes from QET will follow this year and many more, hopefully we have more news on July 06 after the election @ MX 85th anniv event! With the arrival of more Fk.100s into QA, MX will be able to free several buses and place them in these new routes.
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!