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The Future Of MX And Legacy Service In Mexico  
User currently offlineAM001 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 226 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 4097 times:
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I have very little doubt that the "Mexicana" brand will survive this dark hour...

And I am fairly confident that the management will get what they want and get rid of the labor costs for CMA, and perhaps that CMA will itself disappear indeed, giving way to a new, leaner, cost-efficient, money-making airline.

However, if either Link or -most likely- Click take up the "Mexicana" brand in the future, I am very skeptical that they will be able to reproduce the same level of service that the current MX has... at least in the mid-term (I'm talking about years here).

I am sure many of the most experienced pilots and flight attendants will opt for retirement, and, lets face it, neither QA nor I6 have service standards remotely close to those of MX... the younger Cabin Crews are FAR from trained for a long-haul flight service, Clase Ejecutiva is still a novelty on Click, uniforms, cabin equipment, on-board amenities, airport services, and still far from MX's... You can't just "copy and paste"... and, boy, any re-hired worker with less salary and benefits will not be a happy camper...

Is it possible that the intention of Xola is to make out of the new MX a "light legacy" competing with the LCCs, sort of the way US or FL work?

IMHO, Mexico will require a legacy with higher costs per pax, higher standards of service, more experienced (and consequently, more expensive) crews... neither AM's nor MX's current labor cost is sustainable... but I do not think the future of Mexico's aviation, especially for big city pairs and international routes (MEX, MTY, CUN, GDL, TIJ, and all US, South America, European and Asian service) could be done with extremely lean costs...

Interesting times, for sure...

"Je vole car cela libere mon esprit de la tyrannie des choses insignifiantes" - St. Exupery
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