It still amazes me how many cities now have direct service to IAH. CO hopes to serve 35 cities in Mexico by 2005. Once the new international terminal dedicated solely for Continental's usage is completed in 2003, look for CO to increase from the current 20 or so markets served to their goal of approximately 35.
AeroMexico and Mexicana need to respond quickly before CO becomes THE airline for Mexico-US travellers.
Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 918 times:
I can see that that article is quite old, as Santa Creuz is no longer served as well as Santiago. I don't understand why they had to drop both of them, three weekly flights to Lima connecting to two dailies to Houston and Newark should have found a way to be profitable. I hope they restart services to both of those destinations soon.
After Continental has added nearly every Mexican city to its route network from Houston, I hope that they launch a series of point-to-point routes across the border in cities pairs that are greatly underserved. They could fly routes like Boston-Cozumel, San Francisco-Guadalajara, and Orlando-Mexico City. Although I doubt that this will EVER happen, I'll just keep it in my fantasy bank.
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 879 times:
Currently, Coex flights from Mexico arrive at the hardstand at Terminal D (IAB), and the passengers are bused to FIS/customs. Departures are from Terminal B. It would follow that when CO's new IAB, the new Terminal E is finished, these arrivals would move to the new CO international terminal. AeroLitoral will remain at the hardstand at Terminal D
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2395 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 866 times:
Aeromexico and Mexicana´s response won´t happend until they are sold and this may take like a year. This was stated yesterday by Aeromexico´s CEO Alfonso Pasquel in a Mexican newspaper, where he urged the mexican authorities to accelerate the sale of both carriers, so they can start planning their fleet and their future.
Continental will face competition of American and Northwest for now.