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Continental Announces 30th Mexican Destination  
User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6592 times:

Continental will start (subject to governemnt approval) twice daily Houston-Tuxtla Gutierrez aboard ERJ145 aircraft

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Contin...nes-prnews-768472347.html?x=0&.v=1

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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5706 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6418 times:

Quoting netjetsintl (Thread starter):
twice daily

Just a slight correction - and thanks for the news on this flight - but it will be twice weekly and not twice daily.  

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6392 times:

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 1):
Just a slight correction - and thanks for the news on this flight - but it will be twice weekly and not twice daily.

thanks for catching that. yes it will be twice weekly....

hard to believe Continental will have 30 destinations in Mexico and they're not even the largest airline between the two countries...

how do you like'em apples???


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6090 times:

I think CO had previously reached the level of 30 Mexican cities served a few years back, but one or two routes were dropped bringing the number of Mexican cities served back below 30 until today.


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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5706 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5905 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 3):
I think CO had previously reached the level of 30 Mexican cities served a few years back, but one or two routes were dropped bringing the number of Mexican cities served back below 30 until today.

That sounds right. I seem to remember them saying that they served 30 cities, and saw that potentially going to 45. I think that may even have been pre-9/11.

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlinepzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5747 times:

Good news for Chiapas tourism. I can see this flight aimed at tourists wishing to visit San Cristóbal de las Casas, los Altos de Chiapas.

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 4):
I seem to remember them saying that they served 30 cities

Monclova was one of the cities abandoned by CO



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User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

I remember seeing a thread about CO reaching 32 Mexican destinations a few years back... around the time CO's CEO (I think it was Bethune) said "if there is a piece of concrete long enough to support a jet downthere, we're looking at it"

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7330 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5210 times:
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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4760 times:

They fly almost everywhere in Mexico but they have pretty much forgotten about northwestern Mexico. Maybe that will change now that Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) has a huge new airport that literally just opened.

User currently offlineolli From Mexico, joined Mar 2001, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

Quoting pzurita1 (Reply 5):
Monclova was one of the cities abandoned by CO

Add HMO, ZCL & LTO.

Best Regards,


User currently onlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 8):
They fly almost everywhere in Mexico but they have pretty much forgotten about northwestern Mexico. Maybe that will change now that Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) has a huge new airport that literally just opened.

I love PPE but isn't there runway just under 5,000'? and I personally don't think it makes much sense from IAH, maybe LAX/PHX/SAN



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User currently offlineanthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

That is going to be a long leg for an ERJ145.


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User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5226 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

Quoting anthsaun (Reply 11):
That is going to be a long leg for an ERJ145.

Not to mention, maybe the longest?

g77



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25871 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

How many of CO's 30 Mexico destinations are served with mainline aircraft?

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 10):
I love PPE but isn't there runway just under 5,000'?

That's the old GA airport. Like I said there's a new commercial airport called Mar de Cortes International Airport. It is officially operating, has a full size 8000ft runway, and additional larger terminals will be added over the next few years.

Here's the new one, still a work in progress of sorts:

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/7812/p9270047bn7.jpg
http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/4900/p9270045ox5.jpg
http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/1231/p9270046ny7.jpg
http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/4671/p9270049cm1.jpg
http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/4248/p9270053qs8.jpg
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/8320/p9270054jz4.jpg
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/5913/p9270076mu9.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5761/ppe2qx1bd6.jpg

The old airport:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 10):
and I personally don't think it makes much sense from IAH, maybe LAX/PHX/SAN

Considering the nearest beach to IAH is crap (Galveston) I don't see why it wouldn't make sense.

PPE has seen an explosive growth, even during the recession. It could very well be the CUN of the pacific very shortly.

Quoting olli (Reply 9):
Add HMO

Yeah that one didn't last long  
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13):
How many of CO's 30 Mexico destinations are served with mainline aircraft?

Very few actually. Most of the important destinations (GDL,MEX,MTY,CUN,PVR, etc) have a mix of mostly mainline and occasional XJ flights, but the rest are all exclusively Expressjet metal IIRC.

[Edited 2010-03-18 14:07:57]

User currently offlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1737 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

Quoting anthsaun (Reply 11):
That is going to be a long leg for an ERJ145.

At only 812 nm, IAH-TGZ is nothing for CO Express ops. Continental has many routes over 1000 nm operated by XE on ERJ145's every day. Two that immediately come to mind area IAH-IAD and EWR-OKC, but there are others in the system as well.


User currently offlineolli From Mexico, joined Mar 2001, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3741 times:

Quoting steex (Reply 15):
At only 812 nm, IAH-TGZ is nothing for CO Express ops

Even Huatulco is longer, 851nm

Best Regards,


User currently offlineSlimShady From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3246 times:

Quoting ghost77 (Reply 12):
Not to mention, maybe the longest?

OKC-EWR - 1325 Miles
YYZ-IAH - 1250 Miles.


User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5226 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3155 times:

Oh well, kind of close, IAH-TAP it's just 923nm.

g77



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User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3103 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 10):
I love PPE but isn't there runway just under 5,000'? and I personally don't think it makes much sense from IAH, maybe LAX/PHX/SAN

LAX might have more O&D traffic to anywhere in Mexico, but IAH definetly has more mojo than PHX and SAN, not to mention its Conti's hub

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 14):
PPE has seen an explosive growth, even during the recession. It could very well be the CUN of the pacific very shortly.

I think Cabo will be the "Cancun" of the Pacific coast, but PPE looks nice though..... it seems like PVR continues to loose ground to SJD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pu...rto_pe%C3%B1asco_zona_hotelera.jpg


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Quoting netjetsintl (Reply 19):
it seems like PVR continues to loose ground to SJD

The problem with PVR is that it is in a very mountainous area so development and accesibility of new resorts can be tricky. But PPE and SJD both have plenty of room for growth, PPE more so than SJD.


User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6312 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

I know they were also looking at Chetumal (CTM) a while back.....and with an expansion slated to get underway there...it has to be on their radar again.

CTM would fill a nice service gap in between CUN and BZE



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13):
How many of CO's 30 Mexico destinations are served with mainline aircraft?

Nine;

Acapulco (IAH, EWR), Cancun ( CLE, IAH, EWR) , Cozumel (IAH, EWR), Ixtapa (IAH), Los Cabos (IAH, EWR), Mazatlan (IAH), Merida (IAH), Mexico City (IAH, EWR), Puerto Vallarta (IAH, EWR).



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User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 22):
Acapulco (IAH, EWR), Cancun ( CLE, IAH, EWR) , Cozumel (IAH, EWR), Ixtapa (IAH), Los Cabos (IAH, EWR), Mazatlan (IAH), Merida (IAH), Mexico City (IAH, EWR), Puerto Vallarta (IAH, EWR).

Of those... only Cancun, Cozumel, and Merida have mainline ONLY service.. the rest have a mix of mainline and ExpressJet... that means 27 of 30 destinations are operated by ExpressJet.



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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6312 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

MID has been around for 15+ years....once even part of their BZE run.....other airlines like DL have tried it and failed. ...CO must now have MID locked up tight


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25 Post contains images AeroVega : What other airlines are flying to TGZ? Mexicana, Interjet, Aero Tucan and now Continental. Anyone else?
26 captaink : I was in the ExpressJet terminal in IAH in Jan on my way down to Aguascalientes, and virtually every gate at that time was for a flight to Mexico. Se
27 Continental : Can anybody name all 30?
28 bjorn14 : Sorry for my ignorance, I keep seeing the intials VFR and I know in the context they are used it doesn't mean Visual Flight Rules. So what do they sta
29 STT757 : VFR= Visiting Friends and Relatives
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