6A needs a big improvement in order to be alliance compatible, but they are starting to realize that they have a lower cost structure than AM
and they can compete face to face with AM
with their current size. If they keep opening new routes, sometime in the future we will have the name Aviacsa flying around the offices of the big alliances... MX
was a totally different airline before they joined *A. When they signed the code share agreement with UA
(7 years ago) there were improvement conditions in the contract. MX
incorporated a business class, improved Frecuenta FF
Program and started building VIP lounges. Other improvements in reservations systems, personnel training, image, etc. were carried out.
I will love to be an Aviacsa's senior manager right now. With the incorporation of the B737-300's they could also get a simple FF
Program, a new image (totally necessary) and some other improvements and they could well be suited to become a big player in the Mexican Airline Industry... then be part of an alliance.