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Delta Suspends MCO-MEX  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33280 posts, RR: 71
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

Delta will suspend service between Orlando and Mexico City on 3 January 2009.

Service will resume again for a short time during the summer-only, between 12 June and 15 August, before ending again.

Mexico City is the 25th non-stop route that Delta has ended from Orlando this year.


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User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Do you think JetBlue could do well on this route with an E190?

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33280 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3704 times:



Quoting SKYYBLUE (Reply 1):
Do you think JetBlue could do well on this route with an E190?

Possibly, it is a large tourist market.

However, like Delta, they would likely face the same problem that since the traffic is mainly coming from MEX (probably at least 85%+), Mexicans tend to keep with Mexican airlines. It is also a big charter market, so they'll have to compete with holiday companies for passengers. Not exactly the type of market B6 wants to be in.



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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

Mexicana is about to start schedule non-stop flights between MEX and MCO in December, which will bring more competition to this market. As pointed in reply 2, MEX-MCO is a big charter market which MX has been serving for years (along with other airlines). Seats for these flights are sold through travel agents (mainly) who add hotel, car rental, attraction tickets, etc. Overall, DL was never a real competitor, since they never did a strong marketing on the route or pushed travel agencies in Mexico enough to establish themselves as an airline serving MCO. MX will try to fill its MCO flights using its VTP vacation packages and AM already fills its schedule flights using its Gran Plan vacation packages which are well known in Mexico.

Additionally, DL fare structure was never set to offer cheap connecting flights through MCO. I had to fly MEX-LGA and MEX-DCA on two separate ocasions and saw a great fare offered by DL. I tried to get the connection through MCO instead of ATL knowing that there were "T" fares available on both flight (knowing that DL's revenue management system uses nested fares mostly instead of opportunity cost fares) and the fare didn't allow an MCO connection. So how is DL going to compete on this route if its pricing analysts didn't even bother to allow connections through MCO... same was happening with the MEX-SLC flight but apparently they finally got it right!!


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5236 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

With Aeromexico's 10 daily charters during the season and MX charters, it's a very hard route to compete. I guess DL will sell tickets via AM metal from now on.

Add to that MX charters flights that are turning into schedule year round service effectively December 1st, 2008.

g77



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User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3421 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
Service will resume again for a short time during the summer-only, between 12 June and 15 August, before ending again.

I doubt we wil lever see this....this is what they said about a bunch of routes LAX-C.America and they never re-materialized.



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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5793 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3394 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
Mexico City is the 25th non-stop route that Delta has ended from Orlando this year.

Wow. The number of routes that some of these airlines cut from a city are the equivalent of a start-up-size carrier. It tells you how large their operations really are.

-Dave



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User currently offlineNAVEGA From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Wow,

I did not realize how big the Charter Market is. I remember when Mexicana had 15 to 20
flights on certain days during the hight season. This reminds me of Las Vegas which
also does well with charter flights during September.

Good luck to Mexicana and Aeromexico who now certainly have very little competion from
USA carriers.


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2149 times:



Quoting NAVEGA (Reply 7):
Aeromexico who now certainly have very little competion from
USA carriers.

AM has resumed SLC-MEX service 2x per week and DL will continue 2x per week: http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_10862233
Good to see SkyTeam still providing good hub to hub service.



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