Yes, but are they using their 747 on the same routes where they were using their MD-80?
Nope but still is a good example of how other airlines increase their offer. Indeed Surinam's movement I consider it very aggressive!
I thought the routes codeshared by AM and MX on Aeromar metal were flown with Aeromar metal precisely because they had enough traffic for an ATR, but too little traffic for one of their mainline aircraft.
Ironically all those routes flown by VW
go always full out of MX
), Mexico">MEX with 50pax (usually from Thur to Sunday)... so maybe VW
along with MX
are considering that it is time for VW
to increase the offer. More over looks like a deal for 3 EMB170 is about to be closed.
AeroMar is finally growing! For 15 years they only grew their fleet to 13 aircraft. Now 2 ATR's -500 are on their way to MX
XA-UAU - Spotted on June 19th, 2004 @ GLA
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2 ex. MX
F100 and possible 3 new EMB170 at the end of the year and probably more planes in the future! I think this are excellent news!
I don´t understand why Ghost mentions passengers complain about flying in the ATR-42. It´s a nice, exciting ride. You get to actually feel the lateral acceleration when the crew is using the rudder, a sensation that is almost non-existent these days. If it weren't for the flight-time, I would prefer and ATR-42 over a regional jet anytime.
What most pax say... its noisy, the looong flight-time and going from Terminal I to Terminal II
), Mexico">MEX in a 15-20 min bus ride and viceversa.
MX operates 10 F100, while QA operate 9 DC-9's, so, with 2 less F100's for VW, we have 8 remaining. Aerocaribe would have to operate both DC-9 and F100 or let MX to take some of their routes.
So far I've heard from the last rumors that from the current 10 MX
F100s, looks like the last two PH
-registered will be returned. All other XA-s which are 8, will stay in VW
. 2 will go to VW
and other 6 to AeroCaribe. QA
currently flies 9 Dc9s. So airline will be resized to 6 jets and MX
will take some routes. More over the Puentes Aereos made once with Cessna Caravan 208 and Fokker 27 flown by AeroCaribe, linking MID-CZM
-CTM-etc, since this past week AeroLitoral's has took complete control and they've been flying those routes with 340 with 5D crews, metal and titles but all flights are from AeroCaribe. CINTRA is totally doing a mess and a lot of changes with AeroCaribe, Mexicana, AeroMar, AeroMexpress, Aerolitoral and AeroMexico.