I am skeptical about the fact MX
was getting 57 planes. If i'm not wrong it would have been the largest single order in MX
's history. Plus, with 5 airlines coming on line, of which I know at least 2 are real, what is MX
going to do with so much growth?
The focus for MX
right now are international routes. They already have nice cashcows in some domestic routes and are quite happy to let the ones with low margins go to the LCC's.
Plus, 2006 is an electoral year in Mexico and any big expense by the current government would be viewed as "suspicious" and used by the opposition to gain votes.
My question is, then, why would they issue such a strange statement. Maybe it was market signaling.