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Aviacsa To Restart Ops In Mexico. Tix On Sale 3/28  
User currently offlineshanxz From Singapore, joined Apr 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

Aviacsa, the Mexican Low Cost airline that halted operations in 2009 was acquired by new investors last year and is about to restart operations.

Grupo Madero is now the majority shareholder of Aviacsa, owning 99.49% of the shares. Grupo Madero hired Andres Fabre (former COO of Volaris and Aerolineas Argentinas) for the CEO post, with the responsibility to relaunch the carrier.

Aviacsa left the “Concurso Mercantil” (equivalent to the US Chapter 11) in January and last week obtained it’s re-certification through a new AOC. Aviacsa already had certification from the Mexican DGAC and the US FAA for it’s maintenance facility, where it was already working on third party US and Mexican aircraft.

Aviacsa will restart operations by April with initial routes to Monterrey, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Villahermosa and Cancun, with part of it’s owned 737-200 fleet, and it’s embarking in an aggressive re-fleeting plan, agreed with the Mexican DGAC.

Tickets go on sale on 3/28 and the airline put up a big show at Tianguis Turístico Acapulco.

http://www.aviacsa.mx/

http://www.aviacsa.com/img/aviacsa.jpg


Airlines are in the service business, not transport. Brand matters...
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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

I hope it's for real this time. Sick of beating the same old dead horse over and over. I gotta say though they're not up to the task to filling the gaping hole left behind by MX. Even talking strictly about domestic ops.

[Edited 2011-03-26 15:21:35]

User currently offlinespartanmjf From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Looks like a 733[?] on the ad....good for them!


"Nuts to the man in 21D!"
User currently offlineskyone From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

[quote=spartanmjf,reply=2]
Looks like a 733[?] on the ad....good for them!


Nop, only 732s for the time being! Maybe next year they will bring something younger.


User currently offlineshanxz From Singapore, joined Apr 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Quoting skyone (Reply 3):
Nop, only 732s for the time being! Maybe next year they will bring something younger.

Yeah, only 737-200 for now, and they're planning to lease a few for this year. New planes should be in next year onwards I'm guessing...

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):
I hope it's for real this time. Sick of beating the same old dead horse over and over. I gotta say though they're not up to the task to filling the gaping hole left behind by MX. Even talking strictly about domestic ops.

Big opportunity still, in the wake of Mexicana..



Airlines are in the service business, not transport. Brand matters...
User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Quoting skyone (Reply 3):
Nop, only 732s for the time being! Maybe next year they will bring something younger.

We used to bash them because of their very old fleet, specially when compare to Volaris, Interjet and Aeromexico, but now I think there is something nostalgic about those 737-200s....

best of luck to Aviacsa


User currently offlineskyone From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2431 times:

We used to bash them because of their very old fleet, specially when compare to Volaris, Interjet and Aeromexico, but now I think there is something nostalgic about those 737-200s....

best of luck to Aviacsa
[/quote]

Well, now imagine the president of Interjet breaking the secret rule of airlines and saying to the press that Aviacsas old fleet is insecure!!! That and high fares is why I only fly VivaAerobus and Volaris intra Mexico. And depending on fares, maybe also Aviacsa.


User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5222 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

I'm so disconnected from aviation in the last days, but WOW.

400 pesos 1/w fares, that's even lower to 500 pesos from Y4.

I´m pretty sure Ándres Fabre will do a great job at 6A.

6A is starting from scratch and will go with the routes flown looooooooong time ago on early 90s in the south.

Can´t wait for May 2nd 2011. The skies are smiling  

Vámos Pakal!

g77

[Edited 2011-03-28 02:49:34]


Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

We can really use some lower fares on certain routes in Mexico... Question is whether lower fares will stimulate more demand. I don't remember the last time I was on a domestic flight in Mexico where all the seats were taken. Which raises the question as to whether we already have too much capacity, even without Mexicana and Aviacsa? Interjet has built up a pretty good route network, and offers quality service at (normally) reasonable prices.

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17504 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Quoting shanxz (Reply 4):
Big opportunity still, in the wake of Mexicana..

Most of the domestic capacity has been backfilled, and they're operating 732s at 100+/barrel oil. Big opportunity to burn cash perhaps...



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineskyone From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 9):
Quoting Coyoteguy (Reply 8):
We can really use some lower fares on certain routes in Mexico... Question is whether lower fares will stimulate more demand. I don't remember the last time I was on a domestic flight in Mexico where all the seats were taken. Which raises the question as to whether we already have too much capacity, even without Mexicana and Aviacsa? Interjet has built up a pretty good route network, and offers quality service at (normally) reasonable prices.

Fly TLC/MEX-TIJ on a friday and back on sunday or monday am and you'll see full flights.

By the way, I am going to CUN 7 times in a period of two months thanks to the $299 and $399 fares, otherwise I wouldn't be going so many times  


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2429 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Quoting netjetsintl (Reply 5):
We used to bash them because of their very old fleet, specially when compare to Volaris, Interjet and Aeromexico, but now I think there is something nostalgic about those 737-200s....



Not true at all... Flew last year Magnicharters B732 and it was OUTSTANDING, much better than any other Mexican airline- great new comfy leather seats, sparkling and well maintained cabin and superb inflight catering. A B732 can still win customers for sure!

Quoting skyone (Reply 10):
By the way, I am going to CUN 7 times in a period of two months thanks to the $299 and $399 fares



Looking for a TR soon!


User currently offlineskyone From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 11):
Looking for a TR soon!

I have a combination of flights, going out on 6A and returning on Y4 some of those weekends, and the other way around on the others,  

Will take tons of pictures from those 732´s and some pics also from the A319s

Quoting debonair (Reply 11):
Not true at all... Flew last year Magnicharters B732 and it was OUTSTANDING, much better than any other Mexican airline- great new comfy leather seats, sparkling and well maintained cabin and superb inflight catering. A B732 can still win customers for sure!

You are correct!!! Magnicharters still fly those babys into and around MEX. To bad I never buy holiday packages, I usually make mine from Y4 and Viva Aerobus (now also 6A) ultra low fares and buy hotels either with my miles/points or with cash on heavy sales like Westin CUN $79 USD for a room friday and saturday nights. Two persons in one room and that is $79 for your hotel expense + $50 to $60 for your airfare + meals and drinks. That is what I call, a great VTP (airplane + hotel package)!!! AM wants no less than $500 for it, so guess will keep NOT flying AM,  


User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5222 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 11):
Not true at all... Flew last year Magnicharters B732 and it was OUTSTANDING, much better than any other Mexican airline- great new comfy leather seats, sparkling and well maintained cabin and superb inflight catering. A B732 can still win customers for sure!

Many don´t know it because they´ve never flown. Few give credit, but Magnicharters gotta have the best service on board out from all Mexican carriers. Fresh food and all the alcohol you want to drink.

g77



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Quoting skyone (Reply 12):
Magnicharters still fly those babys into and around MEX. To bad I never buy holiday packages, I usually make mine from Y4 and Viva Aerobus (now also 6A) ultra low fares and buy hotels either with my miles/points or with cash on heavy sales like Westin CUN $79 USD for a room friday and saturday nights.

Magnicharters also has regularly scheduled operations in addition to its charter flights. Have you checked their fares?



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineAirFrance744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Aviacsa has begun selling tickets for their first flights on May 2nd, 2011. The restart services will be MEX to: CUN, MTY, OAX, TGZ, TAP, and VSA. More information such as the next flights to be added and official links and maps can be found here: http://www.gcmap.com/featured/20110330

[Edited 2011-03-30 13:52:19]


Flown over 115,000 miles and I'm only 19!
User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

I am at MEX at the moment, and went past the Aviacsa ticket desk earlier. Quite a brisk business going on, with a line of people waiting.

User currently offlineskyone From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Quoting Coyoteguy (Reply 16):

I am at MEX at the moment, and went past the Aviacsa ticket desk earlier. Quite a brisk business going on, with a line of people waiting.


Took me 2 hours on hold to get to an agent and buy a couple of tickets for summer MEX-CUN. Well, hope to see a web site soon, as Volaris alloud me to buy plenty of sunday CUN-TLC for $299 in a matter of minutes.


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