I didn't mention the RJ
that I (or, my imagination) was talking about, and to be precise, it was the Embraer 190, which is actually the plane that COPA just officially ordered. I was just asking Ghost77, if the -190 has the range to make it nonstop between PTY
Is the 190 still considered an RJ
By the way, feel free to correct me, but my imagination also tells me that AeroLitoral should have waited and ordered the 170/190 instead of the -145s. This, to not just jump into regional jet service equipment, but to effectively fill the gap left by the DC-9s, (of which AM
now does not have a proper substitute for) while also offering AM
the benefit of the lower cost that AeroLitoral theoretically can offer, while targeting certain domestic/international segments where AM
cannot properly compete to the likes of AeroCalifornia and Aviacsa because of their lower cost and smaller and better suited equipment. Of course, AeroLitoral can also order and add newer 170/190s to accomplish this, but this would be adding an extra type to their fleet, and this I consider not a good move for such a small airline: It won't do itself a favor by trying to be everything to everyone.
I've read that AeroLitoral is quite happy with the -145s, but are they only extremely effective to certain high yield business destinations, because quite apparently, certain others will not be able to support it and will continue to be flown with the turboprop based SAABs. I am now even thinking that perhaps, they could have even kept a few of the newer Metroliners (were they owned outright?) to serve certain destinations more effectively and even open ones that don't support the SAABs (idea taken from Pzurita1's thread) like Monclova, which as you know was recently closed.
I am no expert, and have no insight into AeroLitoral's well run business, but for the sake of conversation on Mexican aviation, what do you think?
Am I off? Sorry for deviating from the subject, "as usuall". Feel free to blast me, if you consider it proper.
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