KLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 20 Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3978 times:
Well basically the new terminal is not precisely to attract more new airlines into MEX, as only new gates are opening, not slots. The idea is to take the heavy traffic to the other side of the airport to release congestion from T1.
Of course it would be amazing that SK, AZ, and Cathay would come to MEX. But the demand is still not there unless they are a gate to
European and Asian destinations.
About domestic ones, I doubt LCC want to change MEX, as that would hit the prices immediatly. But we never know!
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7434 posts, RR: 44 Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3943 times:
Indeed Gus, T2 (which will be linked to T1 with a monorail the structure of which can already be seen) will be the home to SkyTeam carriers. I have also read here that perhaps a couple of LCC's can be welcome to T2 too but I can't confirm that. I have also read here that, as Alonso says, there will be one or two gates at T2 capable of accomodating the A380, but I insist that MEX might need some runway/taxiway upgrading first (I am no expert, so it is just my opinion).
(By the way Gus, when's your next trip to ZIH? You really have to consider a one-day stop at MEX.)
Juventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3874 times:
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 4): there will be one or two gates at T2 capable of accomodating the A380, but I insist that MEX might need some runway/taxiway upgrading first (I am no expert, so it is just my opinion).
You are right Eddie.
Also, I think when foreign airlines decide to send the A380 to MEX, they will demand upgrades.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5169 posts, RR: 52 Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3760 times:
Certainly MEX T2 won't attract that many new carriers. As Alonso said, many new gates will open but the increase in number of slots will be minimum.
We still have to wait a few more months until it opens in February 2007, but it is said, that T2 will be mainly used by all carriers which have its mx hangars on the east side of the airport in order to avoid crossing and increase efficiency of taxiways and the runways in use.
I wish VS to arrive home as well as AZ!!
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!