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Volaris Applies With DOT For Morelia-Chicago  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24813 posts, RR: 46
Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Today Concesionaria Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (dba Volaris) applied with the DOT for authority to commence services between Morelia Mexico and Chicago.

No start up date, or proposed frequency mentioned in the application.

OST-2011-TBA


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User currently offlinescutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Anyone know if these guys are thinking about bringing back TIJ-OAK? IT seems they have so many destinations out of TIJ that there would be tons of connection potential there... maybe even PDX, SEA, etc... Even just for vacationers - as long as the word "Tijuana" is kept on the down-low....

User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2846 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

Volaris is filling the MX void quite nicely, if I do say so myself. LAX and ORD were by far the largest U.S. outstations for MX, both seeing service from a variety of VFR interior Mexican markets. Y4 is already serving a flew of Mexican cities from LAX, and now that MDW-GDL is already going to be 2x daily, it looks like MDW expansion could be next!


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User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Exciting to see another possible international route into MDW...and a nice service for the Michoacano community here! Any chance we could see a MRY service?


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User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

Well this is excellent news. I was thrilled when they started MDW-GDL, filled the void left by TZ. Bring on more LCC service to Mexico I say!

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

I could also see Volaris expanding into more non-serviced Mexico markets that MX had...BFL even?

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 3):
Any chance we could see a MRY service?

Correction: Monterrey, Mexico, not Monterey, CA. Mixed up airport codes.



The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3029 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2494 times:

Good to see Volaris applying for MLM-MDW. Hope they start the route soon. Fares to MLM from Chicago aren't cheap. I wonder whenever they decide to open Morelia will they open it together with another of the routes they applied for from Chicago; CUN, PVR or ZCL.

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 3):
Exciting to see another possible international route into MDW...and a nice service for the Michoacano community here! Any chance we could see a MRY service?

I agree, people from that state are sure going to welcome this non-stop destination back to Chicago.

For the moment Volaris can't fly into MTY or apply for the route from Chicago. Aeromexico, Mexicana and Viva Aerobus all hold the route authorities MTY-Chicago. Once August 29th comes around and there is no MX flying Y4 can apply. AM is to start ORD-MTY-BJX July 4th. Viva hasn't stated when they will open the route and to which airport they will fly to.


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Quoting scutfarcus (Reply 1):
Anyone know if these guys are thinking about bringing back TIJ-OAK?

If I recall correctly, this route was plagued with difficulties. There were many schedule changes, cancelled flights, poor loads...The new stragedy is run flights directly to GDL, MEX or other cities and not hub in Tijuana.


User currently offlineGlobalCabotage From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Chicago to Mexico has a ton of cheap O&D traffic. Many routes would do well on a LCC.

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Quoting GlobalCabotage (Reply 8):
Chicago to Mexico has a ton of cheap O&D traffic. Many routes would do well on a LCC.

Yeah, although just because it is ethnic traffic it doesn't mean these routes cannot be money-makers. Even MX, which was a full-frill oneworld member, had a cash cow in all these ethnic routes.



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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5347 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 7):
If I recall correctly, this route was plagued with difficulties. There were many schedule changes, cancelled flights, poor loads...The new stragedy is run flights directly to GDL, MEX or other cities and not hub in Tijuana

   The route had issues, didn't seem to do well, and did not last long. I would be very surprised if they tried this again. Plus, even though I haven't been to Rodriguez for many, many years, my impression is that it is a pretty "basic" airport and not really geared toward connecting pax traffic.

Also, remember that WN runs about 11 daily r/t between SAN and OAK (similar service between LAX and OAK as well as between So Cal and places like PDX and SEA), and has some sort of alliance with Y4, so I would expect them to at least give that a try before committing to several international service from TIJ. Just my thoughts.

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