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Mexican LCC "A Volar" Sold  
User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1799 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Interesting news on the newspaper today.....it appears the majority stockholder for A Volar sold his shares of the company to a group of investors, contrary to what was previously stated that he whould bring in more partners to shore up the carriers finances.....link in Spanish only.

Do you think we might see more of these in the following months?.........I would guess that due to fleet types Volaris and Interjet could eventually end up toghether.

Interesting that the articles mentions the cost of fuel to be between 55% to 60% of A Volar's expenses.



http://www.frontera.info/edicionimpr...sp?numnota=572230&fecha=07/05/2008


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User currently offlineLH498 From Germany, joined May 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Having been reading the newspapers lately, it appears they were having some difficulties. They phased out their 732s, cut 6 routes and fired 200 people.
The new owners are incorporating Mr. Fernando Flores, former CEO of MX and AM (and very successful on both jobs), as the new CEO, which brings hope of better times for them. Lets see what happens.

Quoting Marcus (Thread starter):
Do you think we might see more of these in the following months?.........I would guess that due to fleet types Volaris and Interjet could eventually end up toghether.

For my taste, too many airlines were born too fast. So we are now looking at some natural and perhaps desirable rearrangement. Interesting and may be not so good times are ahead.

In regard of Volaris and Interjet ending up together, well why not, both seem to offer a similar service and routes. I don't see any mayor problem besides engine commonality.
But OTOH, you guys in Mexico know them better than I do.
 twocents 

Saludos


User currently offlineMX77W From Mexico, joined Apr 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2229 times:



Quoting LH498 (Reply 1):
For my taste, too many airlines were born too fast. So we are now looking at some natural and perhaps desirable rearrangement. Interesting and may be not so good times are ahead.

Well said... I'm no expert so I hope the more experienced A.nutters correct me, but I do believe that there are too many carriers right now in Mexico, and I know diversity is good, but with so many of them no one can really be successful. Just like in the US market, I think Mexico might be bound for some consolidation.

What do you guys think of say... Avolar and Aviacsa join forces (they both share MTY as a hub and B737 commonality) and Interjet Volaris in TLC, that would be 2 strong LCC's competing against 2 strong "Full Service" carriers...

Just My  twocents 



When Will MX Fly to Europe??? I guess '09 is the year!!!
User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1799 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2210 times:



Quoting MX77W (Reply 2):
What do you guys think of say... Avolar and Aviacsa join forces (they both share MTY as a hub and B737

Avolar's hub is TIJ not MTY.....maybe you are thinking about Viva Aerobus and their hub in MTY?



Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently offlineEmbajador3 From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

...and they were thinking doing longhaul to VGO...


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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2014 times:



Quoting MX77W (Reply 2):
Well said... I'm no expert so I hope the more experienced A.nutters correct me, but I do believe that there are too many carriers right now in Mexico, and I know diversity is good, but with so many of them no one can really be successful. Just like in the US market, I think Mexico might be bound for some consolidation.

I agree too many airlines. I hope there is consolidation, I'd much rather see 4-5 healthy airlines than 8-9 struggling to survice. Avolar, Aviacsa could be the first ones to be absorb. I hope Aerocalifornia makes it, and their name survives, a lot of tradition there.


User currently offlineMX77W From Mexico, joined Apr 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1937 times:



Quoting Marcus (Reply 3):
Avolar's hub is TIJ not MTY.....maybe you are thinking about Viva Aerobus and their hub in MTY?

Ooops! That is exactly who I was thinking about...  banghead  LOL, ok, so I guess they don't have THAT point in common, still... may be they could diversify a little bit??? LOL Ok... I'm done playing armchair CEO... hehehe

:D

Best,

MX 77W



When Will MX Fly to Europe??? I guess '09 is the year!!!
User currently offlineZetineitor737 From Mexico, joined Jul 2007, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

I think they need to consolidate with another airline, but the maine problem could be the money.
Who is going to buy who? If Avolar is interested in share with Aviacsa, they would think about changing
their fleet that are the oldest in Mexican airspace. Could be interesting what is going to happen.  bomb 


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1799 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

I thought it was Aerocalifornia the one that had the oldest fleet in Mexico with their DC-9's......now that NW and DL seem to be walking down the aisle, maybe JR could take a few DC-9's from them  Wink  duck 


Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6246 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1871 times:
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I believe consolidation is inevitable. How painful it will be remains to be seen, but I don't think it'll be easy. There is great demand, but as far as scheduled carriers go, only Interjet, Volaris and Alma seem to have a wholesome, coherent strategy to cover such demand. Aviacsa which was a leader in the market not too long ago is not looking too bright these days. They have lost the edge they had in fares and have not found a new way to attract customers.

Let's hope for the best.


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