Word of mouth in TLC confirms what Billy says about pax loads; In the original post, I forgot to mention that the apparent driver of this move would be the cargo, most specifically a big deal with DaimlerChrysler to bring spare parts as air freight for the latter's Toluca motor assembly plant.
Since this would be in the in-bound, TLC high-altitude (8455 Ft) restrictions would not apply. On the outbound, payload restriction ranges between 24% and 30%, depending on the weather and air temperature (it's mostly cold up there). Since pax density is not expected to increase by a lot, it still makes sense.
In addition, Rojo's opinion about availability of premium cabin services makes a lot of sense too, considering the catered market.
Either way, CO
's aggressiveness in this untapped market is an example to others, most specially for MX
, who made semi-formal announcements (on a meeting with the local import/export community and the customhouse and other government officials) of services to be started ex-TLC as of last July... And nothing has happened yet.
CatIII(b) works are supposed to be concluded NLT January 31, 2005.
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