Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2428 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 2300 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.
Vega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 2292 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..
MX77W From Mexico, joined Apr 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 2119 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.
When Will MX Fly to Europe??? I guess '09 is the year!!!
MD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7 Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1988 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
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
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31729 posts, RR: 72 Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1928 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.
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.
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..
Orbis From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 244 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1864 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-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.
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!!!
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2428 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1788 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.