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AirTran Decides Not To Start TPA-CUN  
User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 16
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3016 times:

http://dmses.dot.gov/docimages/pdf97/407150_web.pdf

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User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

thank high fuel prices and Wilma.


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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

well, it's only 550 miles away and NK is dumping the route in less than 2 weeks.

I remember reading an article about TPA being really happy about getting CUN service. They went from 2 airlines applying for the rights, to niether offering the service!


User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

I honestly can not understand the allure of CUN and why practically every airline in North America wants to fly there...it's a leisure LOW yield market, for the most part.

User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

At least it shows there's still intention to begin ATL-CUN service. I imagine the company is waiting through this year's hurricane season to see if it get's hit again. If not, it's likely we'll see service started by the holidays.

- Travis


User currently offlineB6WNQX From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Anyone have any ideas if anyone will come in to offer that service? Maybe B6 with an E190 or DL. It would be cool to have Frontier offer service, although unlikely.

User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

It is leisure and low yeild, but just like Las Vegas and Orlando, you can count on it to fill seats up. so while it might not be a giant money maker, it is consistent.

I think the Cancun market is still trying to rebound from the Hurricane. It was a market that seemed to be growing and growing before that and has taken a few steps back.


User currently offlineRookinla From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 307 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 2):
I remember reading an article about TPA being really happy about getting CUN service. They went from 2 airlines applying for the rights, to niether offering the service!

Hmmm...sounds like MCO as well...THREE airlines dogfighting for the route...NK, FL and DL. FL only wanted weekend service but didn't want to compete with 2 other carriers so they dropped their route request. NK didn't want to compete with DL so...BAM...they dropped their request for authority. And guess what...what a shocker...after running NK and FL off by applying for 1X Daily 2-Class 738 service to CUN (That I'm sure they had no intention of ever flying) ...DL drops their application! Imagine that! DL doesn't want to build up MCO any more except for some dog RJ routes but they are trying to defend "their" turf against competing airlines. Free competition? No...as much as I like DL I think this borders on predatory competition. Flame away if you like, but I feel that the DOT should be able to levy fees on airlines committing this practice. I feel pretty certain that at least FL would have actually started this route...serving the public interest. Delta (and others) should NOT be able to play "Guard the Bone". Apply and then fly. Walk away and you pay! Just my $.02..... We'll see if they actually start the recently applied for MCO-MEX...


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