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Spirit Applies For DTW-CUN  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25054 posts, RR: 46
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Today Spirit Airlines filed with the DOT for authority to operate between Detroit and Cancun Mexico.

Spirit previously held this authority which lapsed due to failure to operate.

Spirit states its intention to reinstate the route effective the upcoming winter season.

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User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Interesting. I wouldn't see why the DOT wouldn't approve it. It will be nice to see how it would compete with DL and indirectly with LAN.

LAN will also resume CUN service this winter on SY



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7551 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

They've flown this route before. Not hard to fill a plane between DTW - MCO, TPA, FLL, RSW, or CUN in the winter.

User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

How long does it take to the authority to lapse... they flew it last winter!!

actually, according to their website, they are flying it on Sat. right now

[Edited 2011-06-07 16:53:51]


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25054 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

Route authorities in general are issued for either 1 or 2 years, with a dormancy period of 90-days unless if it was approved as seasonal to start with.

Could there be a 90-day+ dormancy planned ? (eg end of Summer till January 12 ?)



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User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7110 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Three carriers can operate the route and if NK will lapse, that will only leave DL.

User currently onlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6088 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

another day..another CUN route.....


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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2862 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Interesting that NK somehow lost the authority to serve a route that it has flown for years now. This isn't some highly coveted frequency being warehoused. Are there other U.S.-Mexico route authorities that have or may soon lapse(d)?


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User currently offlineSkyPriorityDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

I can see this route being very successful. DL was operating two or three daily non-stops at peak travel times during Winter last year. I can also see many loyal NK Detroiter's loving this route! They have a little niche here... not quite sure why they've abandoned DTW so much. Then again, this is a step in the right direction!


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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Sorry to jumping in - I'd rather not start a specific thread about it for now - but which Mexican and Caribbean sun/tourism-based destinations are the most popular with Americans? CUN is surely the number-one in Mexico.

Does anyone have any figures/sources?

Cheers.



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User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7110 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9):
but which Mexican and Caribbean sun/tourism-based destinations are the most popular with Americans? CUN is surely the number-one in Mexico.
CUN is clearly #1
MBJ is up there.
NAS is fairly high as is SJD.
I assume you aren't counting Puerto Rico?
PVR is pretty big.

Also PUJ/SDQ, but it is hard to tell how much of SDQ is beach traffic.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9):
Does anyone have any figures/sources?

Go to T100 Intl on the BTS.gov site.

[Edited 2011-06-08 06:23:04]

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25054 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Approved.

Authority reinstated by DOT and valid till June 2013.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1297 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1267 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 11):
Approved.

Authority reinstated by DOT and valid till June 2013.

I wonder if ORD-CUN is far behind?


User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

Quote:
... which Mexican and Caribbean sun/tourism-based destinations are the most popular with Americans? CUN is surely the number-one in Mexico. ...

San Jose Cabo, MX (SJD) is very popular, particularly in the western U.S. This may be second to CUN

Punta Cana, DO (PUJ) is also very popular both with western and European tourists.


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