EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7436 posts, RR: 44 Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
It'd be very interesting to see statistics. I wonder how many people originate at MSP and how many are connecting from other airports. Same with the pax flying from MEX... would be interesting to see what percentage stays in MSP and how many have onwards connections.
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16506 posts, RR: 48 Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 2): I wonder how many people originate at MSP and how many are connecting from other airports.
MSP and MEMMEX don't make too much sense even in a world without MX. The local markets aren't very big--you can count it on one hand in MEM--and the connecting opportunities are slim. I'm not sure what purpose MEMMEX serves that ATLMEX does not, or where you flow passengers beyond MSP.
slcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2885 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
I agree it dosn't see totally necessary but i give delta credit for trying the route.
There is gonna need to be o&d for MSP-MEX in the end or MEX-ATL, SLC, JFK with daily service and connections pretty much covers all the major markets that Aeromexico dosn't already fly to. MSP dosn't really add much except offer a non-stop to MSP, the timing stinks
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7436 posts, RR: 44 Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
I wonder if Best Buy, Imation, Cargill and 3M can generate sufficient traffic to make the flight profitable. I mean, a combination of the high yield traffic generated by these corporations plus a number of V.F.R. travelers might help DL turn a profit.
LAXdude1023 From Lebanon, joined Sep 2006, 7054 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 3): MSP and MEMMEX don't make too much sense even in a world without MX. The local markets aren't very big--you can count it on one hand in MEM--and the connecting opportunities are slim. I'm not sure what purpose MEMMEX serves that ATLMEX does not, or where you flow passengers beyond MSP.
I agree about MEM-MEX, but MSP-MEX does make since. There is actually a pretty large local market from YYC/YEG-MEX and with MX gone, this route is in a good place to capture that traffic.
I think MSP-MEX will do ok. I doubt it will be a barn burner, but with the Canada-Mexico market being large and with AM being a partner, it will probably hang around for the long haul.
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slcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2885 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
I know the connection options are so limited cause of the time it lands in MSP but connections are also possible to DSM, FAR, ORD. Obviously not too great a list but they will certainly see some seats connect if the price is low enough and might survive if the business traffic is high yielding and large enough which i guess we will find out in time.
The flight dosn't add much from a network and connection perspective unfortunately so i think its future will rest on how profitable the MEX-MSP business traffic is on the route. The connections will fill some seats and raise occupancy but probably will be low yielding. Even YYC and YEG the high yielding last minute business crowd will probably connect in IAH to get their Air Canada miles, more frequency options, and its shorter.
I remember getting a look at the numbers when it started, and it was pretty good. From then until this thread I guess I forgot about the new service. I just heard some info for the next 7 days, and the loads are not good at all. I don't know how well it did in the recent past, but if this keeps up I'd unfortunately bet on an imminent route cancellation. I was hoping that this would stick since it's a new route from MSP, but I think it end up like TOL.
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3437 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1407 times:
I don't understand why MSP-MEX wouldn't work, it offers similar connections to DTW in terms of flight times. Many destinations in the upper Midwest are served via MSP, as well as the aforementioned service to Canada from MSP. Also, the local market should be able to support a daily 319, in addition to the connections the flight offers, quite easily. If SLC-MEX works then MSP-MEX should certainly have a good shot, given that it's offered on smaller equipment.