Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4941 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
I know Allegiant haven't even started Canada flights yet but could Mexico be another possible market for Allegiant out of LAS, and maybe even SFB and PIE too (although the Mexican's have plenty of coastal resorts of their own). I know there are many regional airports in Mexico - could G4's formula in the USA be transferred to some of those?
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5254 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
IIRC, Allegiant is owned or at least RyanAir has an stake, right? RyanAir has too an stake in VivaAerobus. Most feasible to see soon Viva flying MTY-LAS or vv! Allegiant down to MTY and then connect with Viva to Mexico.
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ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6828 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
With G4 going international, that could open up a world of possibilities for them at medium size airports, too! Since they are going Canadian, and if they go Mexican.. the possibilities are virtually ENDLESS... In addition to 2 weekly flights out of Fort Wayne (just for an example) to Mexico or Canada, they could also offer 2 weekly flights from IND or somewhere else..
In addition to 2 weekly flights out of ROA or ISO, they could offer international flights out of RIC or GSO..
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5910 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 3): IIRC, Allegiant is owned or at least RyanAir has an stake, right?
Not RyanAir itself, but the Ryan family has a stake. I think Declan Ryan has something like 5% of the company. Another 5% is owned by Viva Air Limited.
Quoting Humberside (Reply 4): That would be interesting (like F9 at CUN) but I was thinking more of taking Mexicans to LAS - could that work?
Possible, they do see quite a bit of cross border travellers at McAllen. But I think there are few markets they would actually take on in Mexico right now. Too many US choices left without dealing with international flying.
Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 5): In addition to 2 weekly flights out of Fort Wayne (just for an example) to Mexico or Canada, they could also offer 2 weekly flights from IND
Doubtful they would go to an airport the size of IND in the next few years. There are about 50 smaller airports in the US that are in the current model's crosshairs. The larger airports put them in competition with other airlines that would also be interested in those markets.
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