Dvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1730 posts, RR: 11 Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4680 times:
Quoting TUNisia (Reply 3): Why such hate for IB @ BOS? All we hear is how horrible the loads are and how AA will surely take the route over with a 763 or 757.
I don't think anyone has hate for IB at BOS, I enjoy seeing their jets. It just seems like a very seasonal route to most and that economically it would probably make more sense to go to a 763 (BA or AA) during the winter and use the A340 during the summer months.
AM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1732 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4569 times:
Quoting olli (Reply 7): Well, i believe there is enough demand for them to backup their decision.
Indeed. If anything can be said about direct long haul links from MEX is that there are few and expensive. Europe flights are full most of the time and deep South American routes are expensive because of lack of competition I reckon.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7437 posts, RR: 44 Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3887 times:
Quoting netjetsintl (Reply 2): Can't believe Iberia decided to go twice daily with Mexicana and Aeromexico already on the route
Well, summer is a very busy time of the year in the MAD-MEX route. And if the Mexican economy continues to grow, we will continue to see an increase in the demand for flights. AM, due to its shortage of widebodies, is only doing 7 weekly 77E flights per week, whereas other years it has done 11x weekly flights during the summer with a combination of 77Es and 767ERs.
LatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2666 posts, RR: 14 Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3291 times:
I am wondering when IB will decide to launch service to both Monterrey and Guadalajara. A MAD-MTY-GDL 3x weekly theoretically should work during the high-season, while going down to 2x during low season. Now that IB is opening up secondary destinations in Latin America one can only assume that this is the way to go and only a matter of time for IB if it plans to grow its Mexican operation.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11324 posts, RR: 60 Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3263 times:
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At least the new business product on IB is very good. Hope they can do even better this summer, but as posted by others, it's not such a big year-round route and need less seats during winter season. IB is trying to increase their network all around!
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RobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 912 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3085 times:
Quoting RafflesKing (Reply 12): Sorry to get off topic, but does anybody know why 2 A340s were at BOS today? One was at the gate at terminal E and the other seemed to be near one of the hangers.
Oddly, when I flew into Boston on Monday night (arrival at 12:30am), an A340 was also parked in a nearby spot overnight.
The departure on June 30th aborted takeoff, some kind of engine fire. Fire and rescue equipment were mobilized, but there never was a passenger evacuation. There is a thread about this already. I am trying to learn any updated info.
But the IB A340 has been parked on the north ramp at Logan ever since. Here is the original thread:
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7437 posts, RR: 44 Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 17): GUA is served by Iberia without interruptions since 1971.
I think migair54 meant GDL - Guadalajara, Mexico. AM tried MTY-MAD but it no longer flies the route. It is not clear to me if the route was cancelled because it was not profitable, or because AM needed the widebodies for deployment on other routes and therefore decided to funnel all pax via MEX.
I am sure GDL and/or MTY can sustain service to Europe a few times weekly.
Not exactly sure. But definitely on or before the H1N1 outbreak. The problem is that the flight was only 2 or 3x weekly, so it basically catered to flexible leisure travelers. I guess many people from the Monterrey area continued to use U.S. carriers such as DL via its ATL hub to get to Europe.
Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 20): Air Pullmantur tried GDL a few years ago and failed. I hope the next airline to try that route has better luck.
They did GDL in tandem with PVR right? It was a 1 or 2x weekly flight with 747s if I am not mistaken.
migair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1417 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
Quoting migair54 (Reply 16): also starting soon COR in Argentina....I think this fall..... GUA and MTY is a matter of time......
My mistake is was Guadalajara....
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 19): I think migair54 meant GDL - Guadalajara, Mexico. AM tried MTY-MAD but it no longer flies the route. It is not clear to me if the route was cancelled because it was not profitable, or because AM needed the widebodies for deployment on other routes and therefore decided to funnel all pax via MEX.
The main advantage for IB is that they have a big network in Europe beyong MAD but AM don´t have so many feeding flights in MTY or GDL, so I consider that IB can sustain the flight well.... same for Air pullmantur they just have O&D traffic....
LatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2666 posts, RR: 14 Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2046 times:
Quoting migair54 (Reply 23): The main advantage for IB is that they have a big network in Europe beyong MAD but AM don´t have so many feeding flights in MTY or GDL, so I consider that IB can sustain the flight well.... same for Air pullmantur they just have O&D traffic....
Exactly! There is a steady demand for busines traffic to both destinations as both are very industrial. European investment in both areas is significant. Cargo is also an important factor to consider. However, I don't know if IB is focused on the transportation of cargo from Latin America to Europe? In terms of cargo, Guadalajara is already well served by the likes of Air France Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, and CargoLux, which pick up shipments from GDL to Europe as well as other parts of the world like the Middle East and Asia using their very efficient cargo hubs located CDG, FRA, and LUX.