DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1435 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
Aviateca used to fly MSY-GUA on 727s. Also SAHSA flew to San Pedro Sula from MSY and 737-200s. MSY was once a gateways for a lot of Central American flying. This might have had to do with the range of the planes the Central American airlines had in service. I liked seeing the Sahsa blue and white planes with the big stars at the gate.
I wish this new service well.
yellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 5624 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
You're are all right.....this is jsut gossip. MW is in serious financial trouble right now. Their BZE-CUN/GUA/SAP service is bleeding money (2 of the 3 ATRS were "taken back"), the domestic service is being hammered by PM (I think MW only controls about 30% of the overall market now), and the principals of the company are up to their necks with the bank.
IMHO, this is just a publicity stunt ill-conceived to see if there are any interested buyers for the company. Anyone who has ever sold a company , will tell you that if you can make it look like it is growing, you get more interest.
Not to mention, the owners of MW have a lot of family in FLL and MSY, so they would be able to use it!
Regardless, service was planned for MSY-BZE ...not MSY-SPR>.
Quoting jetskipper (Reply 3): Having been to San Pedro, I can imagine that the runway can handle a 737. I don't believe a 737 could even turn around at the end of the runway without use of a tug.
Quoting sccutler (Reply 6): I could imagine (as a foolish business decision) Maya flying to BZE from US points. Not destined to succeed, I think, but one never knows, do one?