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Delta Looking To Buy Part Of AeroMexico  
User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

Thursday April 5, 9:22 pm Eastern Time

Delta says interested in Aeromexico stake

MEXICO CITY, April 5 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL - news) would be interested in acquiring a stake in its Mexican partner Aeromexico, Delta's chief executive officer Leo Mullin said on Thursday.

Mullin said Delta wanted to invest in the airline as Mexico's government breaks up the holding company Cintra , which controls the country's two main airlines, Aeromexico and Mexicana de Aviacion.

``We would anticipate an investment on Delta's part in Aeromexico's shares,'' Mullin told Reuters in Mexico, where he met with Aeromexico executives and government officials.

Aeromexico is one of Delta's partners in its ``SkyTeam'' global alliance and Mullin said other alliance members -- especially Air France -- might join it in the Aeromexico investment.

The sale of Cintra was ordered by a Mexican anti-monopoly commission last October. The details and timing of the sell-off have not been finalized but are expected to include limiting foreign investors to 25 percent in either Aeromexico or Mexicana.

``If that were the amount of shares sold to a foreign partner, we would definitely be interested in a stake of that size,'' Mullin said, pointing to a 17 percent growth in U.S.-Mexico trade last year and a seven percent increase in airline passenger numbers.

``We see a wonderful trend taking place here and Mexico will very soon be the United States' major trading partner,'' Mullin said.

He said Delta was not interested in investing in Mexicana de Aviacion, which is a partner of United Airlines (NYSE:UAL - news) in the global ``Star Alliance'' network.

Mullin said he expected other foreign carriers to look at investing in the two Mexican airlines.

``Mexico is a very attractive country so I would anticipate interest from other parties.''

(Kieran Murray, Mexico City newsroom +525 282-7153, mexicocity.newsroom@reuters.com)

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Now, the question is, will UA buy a stake in Mexicana?


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User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1741 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

What is AeroMexico like to fly? Is it normal, nice, or nasty?

I've noticed they fly a lot of MD-80s into LAX from Mexico, vs. Mexicana's Airbuses and 757s.

Anyone flown them?

User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2801 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

The airlines will go to the highest bidder. AA has already expressed interest in purchasing one carrier. Delta is sure to bid as much as possible for AM. They will loose to much if they loose them to someone else.

It makes me wonder wether United will be keen to battle it out with other bidders when at the current moment it is having too many of it's own problems. And if the U.S. Airways deal is approved then it's going to cost the airline a great deal. Don't know if that would be of benefit to Mexicana. Maybe Lufthansa will bid for Mexicana. Who knows now!

Best regards,
A. Diaz

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2514 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Yeap, Leo Mullin just came to talk to Alfonso Pasquel (Aeromexico´s CEO) and to some congressman to let them know their interest in AeroMexico.
I know Delta wants to invest in AeroMexico in order to continue as a SkyTeam partner and every newspaper had a post, today, on Leo Mullin´s visit. We will see what happends with both mexican flag carriers soon.


Flying in AeroMexico sometimes is better than flying in some US Airlines. Service is quite good and the crew is always friendly. I really enjoy flying with them. Try them some time!!!


User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Recognizing Continental's focus on Latin America, do you think a stake in either Mexicana or AeroMexico makes any sense?

With UA tied up with the US deal, and AA having just absorbed TW, might it be possible for CO to acquire an interest in either? CO has made major commitments in Latin America, with their significant route network in Mexico, and their 49% ownership interest in Copa. Here is a great opportunity to add to this powerful and profitable strategy.


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2514 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3734 times:


Be sure that Continental will be in the bidding process for AeroMexico and Mexicana. The four airlines interested in getting 25% of AM and MX are American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.


User currently offlineJavomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

GO AEROMEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO DELTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO AIR FRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO KOREAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO CSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND MORE TO COME!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineMx727 From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Delta buyng Aeromexico sounds great
United buying Mexicana sounds great.
But God saves us from AA and CO.

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