MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4179 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.
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2519 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3966 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!!
NAVEGA From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2920 times:
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