EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7431 posts, RR: 44 Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
Quoting Flyyul (Reply 8): So AM is going to fly 2 weekly red-eye with 737-700 vs. daily AC319 and 9/7 MX319?
Where is the logic? Unless this is a strictly a Farm worker's shuttle.. I dont see the business case, especially if its a red-eye flight.
I agree that launching a route with only 2 weekly flights does not seem very auspicious. Business travelers will not be interested... and if one of the legs is a red-eye, less!!!
I would think that AM wants to test the waters and also wants to improve its aircraft utilization times. I really hope AM will succeed in its Canadian adventure and that eventually YUL frequencies can be increased.
AM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1727 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 10): Same for YYZ. I can't see the demand for 3 carriers operating dailies on YYZ-MEX. AM is advertising heavily in YYZ also.
I used to think that too, but couldn't it be that direct flights will take pax from US airlines? I know CO offers good fares on MEX-YUL connecting at EWR. Maybe if competition brings that the $700USD+ fares they could succeed.
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 11): Let's see, YYZ-MEX is what, like 750 seats per day now that AM has launched this route? You think this is too much offer?
Exactly. I don't have the numbers but I'm under the impression that direct Mexico-Canada flights have room for growth.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5167 posts, RR: 52 Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
Quoting Orbis (Reply 12): Does anyone know why -starting next week. AM57 NRT-MEX is a nonstop flight? AM58 however, remains with the stop at TIJ.
Better aircraft utilization. Less delayed flights. More people happy to fly non-stop to MEX. Plus the cargo that once was the 25% on the TIJ-NRT-TIJ leg, has gone down dramatically to 8%, 2007 vs 2008, who knows why. If AM could, they would fly MEX-NRT-MEX and MEX-PVG-MEX.
Quoting Orbis (Reply 14): However AC has been downgrading YYZ-MEX for the last 3 years. From B767 to A320 and now A319.
MEX was downgraded because AC had less frequencies. They reduced equipment but increased frequencies and at the same time seats on YUL and YYZ.
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