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Mexicana To PDX?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 11:21 am

there will apparently be a joint news confrence with POP and mexicana officals tomorow (thurs)
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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 11:24 am

sweet, one more reason to make the trip up to P-Town to spot.

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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 11:39 am

Looks like it's been released a bit early...excellent news for PDX!
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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 12:22 pm

Wow, PDX is getting a bunch of new intl' flights! Wow!


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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 2:06 pm

Cool, wow Mexicana seems to be expanding its routes fast. Nice to see Mexicana add new cities to its schedule.  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:45 pm

Can anyone explain why to Guadalajara and not Mexico City?

PS Yeah, I read the link and i'm still scratching my head. Does Guadalajara have a Nike sweat shop?
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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:59 pm

Johnboy, I was wondering the same thing. Well not about the sweat shop. Why Guadaljara? If they can do three times a week to Guadalajara then you would think they could do at least the same number to Mexico City.

P.S. I suck at spelling and never realized how many a's there were in Guadalajara, tehehehehe.
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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:13 am

Guadlajara is Portland's "sister city". I don't know if that really factored into it. The main push seems to be there are some economic / business ties between these 2 cities. Plus, connections or one-stop service is available to Mexico City whereas if the flight were NS to MEX, then a connection to Guadlajara would not be as feasable.
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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:55 am

Guadalajara was likely chosen because a larger percentage of the local (Central/Southern WA and OR) immagrant and migrant population comes from that part of Mexico, as well as cultural/business ties between PDX and GDL. Its actually a pretty smart move, since that same population would otherwise go through SEA and at least one other (LAX) connection/stopover.

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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 2:59 am

Don't forget that Alaska announced LAX-GDL last month. I would think that route had been expected to attract Portland-area travellers on a PDX-LAX-GDL routing. I wonder how heavily the PDX traffic figured into the decision and what adjustments AS will decide to make.
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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 5:28 am

Nike does have a factory in Guadalajara and the majority of Nike operations in this Country are in Guadalajara, although they have small offices here in Mexico City. I can tell you this because my brother's girlfriend works for Nike and she travels to Portland once a month. Although the decision of Mexicana's new service between PDX and GDL instead of MEX is because of the large Mexican immigrant population that lives in the Portland area with family ties in Guadalajara and the states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Colima.

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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 8:35 am

The official announcement was just made. The flights will be on 319s and operate Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They will go NS to GDL then onto either Mexico City or Morelia. They will arrive in PDX at noon and depart at 1:30. There are now 6 int'l carriers at PDX (including cargo): Lufthansa, Mexicana, Air Canada Jazz, Cargolux, Korean, & Air China so it's at least becoming a better place for spotters!
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RE: Mexicana To PDX?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:33 pm

Well, I must admit I was being a bit facetious when I spoke about a sweat shop. My point was that this flight was probably more for the immigrant population all along, yet this fact is glossed over in the gushing business announcement.

Not the stuff of which Chambers of Commerce are made of, i'm afraid.

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