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Aeromexico, Mexicana To Add LIT?  
User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2639 times:

from KATV-Little Rock


"Two airlines based in Mexico are in talks to offer direct flights between Little Rock and Mexico. "

"Little Rock National Airport spokesman Phil Launius says the airport hopes that the airlines will make Little Rock the hub for operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Tennessee. "

"Discussions between the airport and two airlines have been taking place for about a year."

This would be huge news for LIT and it would possibly speed up the decision on whether to add to or build a whole new terminal.

NW7E7

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User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2078 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2607 times:

That would be quite the shocker.

Last time I heard St. Louis had talked to Mexicana but to no avail. Does Little Rock have something to offer over 2.5-3.0M places like MSP, STL, CLE?


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2594 times:

I'm with the poster above. Nashville has "talked" with the Mexican airlines, but that doesn't mean they are going to start service to here. Let alone hub the place out. LIT and places like MEM and BNA do have larger amounts of Mexican people in them than most people on here would think though. That alone would warrant a good look from those two airlines. I would be surprised, but I wouldn't be "shocked" if it happens. But I see it happening in larger markets first and then perhaps in LIT.


Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2586 times:

It's hard to believe. I mean Little Rock has a relatively miniscule Mexican American population. I guess if there is strong cargo potential, it might work, but even that is difficult to understand. At less than 1000nm between MEX and LIT, they could use a small aircraft. On the other hand, this may be a 2nd tier Mexican Airline and not MX or AM, such as Aero California, etc (DC9-32s).. Interesting though..

User currently offlineMX77W From Mexico, joined Apr 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

I highly doubt either airline would choose to go to LIT over bigger markets in Central and South America where both of these airlines are concentrating on for now. Also, I would imagine that BNA, MSY, or even NAS, MSP, and DTW would be better choices for them, though I think that for now they have nowehere left to turn to in terms of a US Profitable route... specially after MX just pulled out of BWI. Perhaps I think that AM might be the more likely choice (thought doubtful) to even fathom the thought of going to LIT as they are making some rather senseless choices as MGA and SAP which have been discussed on a separate thread as mere ¨Aircraft Utilization Practices". But it this ever comes to fruiction.... good luck to either of them.

Best Regards,

MX77W



When Will MX Fly to Europe??? I guess '09 is the year!!!
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3294 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

I knew this topic looked familiar.  Smile

Mexicana To Fly GDL-LIT? (by Jmc1975 Jan 25 2007 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Hispanic growth in Arkansas is greater than North Carolina but CLT and LIT both have consulates.

from Wikipedia,

By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
North Carolina:
Growth 2000-2005 (Hispanic only) 48.62% 20.36% 25.79% 27.15% 21.63%

Arkansas:
Growth 2000-2005 (Hispanic only) 51.65% 43.64% 30.22% 28.97% 16.86%


It would be a shocker though if LIT got it.


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6775 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Quoting NW7E7 (Reply 6):
Hispanic growth in Arkansas is greater than North Carolina but CLT and LIT both have consulates.

% Growth may be a but higher, but actual popn is still significantly below: NC (569,000) and Arkansas (126,000).



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User currently offlineJUVENTUS From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

I've read about a few airports trying to lure MX, AM and any other foreign carrier that wants to give it a go. I don't see AM or MX landing at LIT anytime soon.

User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Quoting MX77W (Reply 4):
NAS, MSP, and DTW would be better choices for them

NAS, as in Nassau,The Bahamas?

That's pretty obscure considering when most Mexicans visit the Caribbean they go to Cuba,Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. They have bigger fish to fry right now, but in 10 years it may not be such a bad idea  twocents 

I'm not going to hold my breath considering Aeromexico and Mexicana have applied for Austin, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Oakland, San Fransisco, Stockton, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Toronto, Washington Dulles (probably missing a few) to no avail. They love sitting on dormant frequencies  wink 



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33038 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 9):
I'm not going to hold my breath considering Aeromexico and Mexicana have applied for Austin, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Oakland, San Fransisco, Stockton, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Toronto, Washington Dulles (probably missing a few) to no avail. They love sitting on dormant frequencies

Small correction, but Austin and San Antonio did happen for AM. Austin is doing quite poorly, though.



a.
User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 10):
Austin is doing quite poorly, though.

Exactly, not every city in the US means a gold pot for AM/MX. They have to make a good search in their US expansion plan in order to hit the nail within the coffin. It's sometimes not that obvious as people think and AUS is the perfect example of a poorly performing route.

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 9):
They love sitting on dormant frequencies

Specially Aeromexico, but yes they do love doing that. Though MX's been pretty passive lately regarding expansion.

Quoting JUVENTUS (Reply 8):
I don't see AM or MX landing at LIT anytime soon.

Me neither, they don't have a small branch of their airlines with small planes in order to start cities which won't fit A318's or 737's. ( Even though they have Aerolitoral and Click, they go MAINLY, with it exceptions into domestic traffic)

That's why Continental and Delta have a huge success with their millions of routes into their Mexican destinations as they send RJ's, etc..



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User currently offlineOrbis From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 244 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Quoting KLM685 (Reply 11):
That's why Continental and Delta have a huge success with their millions of routes into their Mexican destinations as they send RJ's, etc..

Couldn´t agree more. there are several city pairs both domestic and intl that could justify a daily RJ´s, or even a Turboprop. See Aeromar success.

Just to name a few, which BTW I fly often (having to connect if course)

TIJ-LAS (I have to go to SAN)
TIJ-LAX /SFO (I have to go to SAN or drive instead) Although I read DL is starting this route soon.
GDL-SAT
GDL-VSA (Alma is starting this route but with a stopover at VER, and the price is NOT that attractive. So I stick to AM)
GDL-OAX (Avolar serves this, but it is not daily)



we should live our lives as if we were really alive!!! H.M.
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5224 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Quoting Orbis (Reply 12):
See Aeromar success.

As they have no competition!! But they better be careful... IMHO Aerolitoral should enter the scene!!! In order to survive, Aerolitoral should go and push more routes out from MEX and compete directly and against VW and get more revenue just reducing by little AeroMar's outrageous fares!!!



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

I don't see how it would be so far fetched as some has said before. I mean, BFL and FAT both now have flights to Mexico on Mexicana.

User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 14):
BFL and FAT both now have flights to Mexico on Mexicana.

They (the two cities you mentioned) are part of a larger metropolitan area, and already have a large base of affluent Hispanics and tourist to pull from. None of which LIT has yet in large amounts. I mean seriously, if they don't even serve markets that are larger and more lucrative than LIT, what makes you think they would serve LIT before them? The economics are just not there. LIT doesn't even have service to Canada yet. If I was LIT, I would worry about getting Toronto on the map before getting any routes south of the border.



Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 10):
Small correction, but Austin and San Antonio did happen for AM. Austin is doing quite poorly, though.

I was referring to the AUS/SAT-CUN service they applied for recently.



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