FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5887 posts, RR: 28 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
Mexicana's success at FAT continues.
MX is currently planning to increase the route to daily flights starting March 18.
The FAT-GDL route started in March 2006 as 5 days/wk on an A318. It has increased equipment size over the past 2 years to an A319 and now to its current A320.
Over the past 2 years service has seen temporary frequency increases to daily to accomodate holiday travel.
But this would be a permanent increase.
Additionally the word is that the airport is in discussions on additional flights to other Mexico cities. Once again they are dropping hints that a Mexican resort city is one route that may be added from Fresno.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
Thank you for the stats. Overall, in 2007 BFL gave Mexicana a load factor of 70%. I don't know if the flight was changed to 4 weekly over just the holiday period, or if its for the entire year given that things tend to die down in late Jan, Feb, and Mar. I guess many passengers are choosing to purchase tickets directly from the airline as they decided to open up a ticket office at the terminal. Fresno on the other hand has its own dedicated city ticket office, meaning that sales are very good to warrant the expense of renting out office space in Fresno.
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2746 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
Quoting WhatUsaid (Reply 12): Hum, I didn't think MX had an office in BFL. So they've opened the ticket counter during the day to serve as an office
I don't know if its just a ticket counter, or an sales office in what used to be the old stores located at the old terminal. But yes, this one is open during the day for customers to purchase tickets. The thing with this community is that many times most of these trips are not planned in advance and purchased near or on the same day of travel. This is why at all Mexicana ticket counters throughout the U.S./Canada you see a counter dedicated solely for the purpose of purchasing tickets cash - something that you would never see on other airlines. What was probably happening is that they must have noticed people showing up at the terminal during the day to purchase last minute seats and there was nobody around to help them.
WhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
I wonder if the move to open ticket offices will help move more bodies onto the MX flights from both FAT and BFL. There are several travel agencies that promote AM and their bus connections that run up and down the valley.