Well, last year the PVR
service was only sold to Spanish customers, while GDL
was sold in both countries, so I have no reason to believe this year is different. Demand for MAD
is provably null. If the market is extremely successful this year, Jalisco's government would like for Air Pullmantur to increase its service to twice weekly. Let's just hope that PVR
becomes more and more a destination in the minds of the Spanish and European traveler so that each summer and throughout the year, such services are not uncommon sights.
According to several sources, Mexico was extremely successful this year in FITUR and attracted a lot of attention, which should translate into more demand for its destinations from the Spain/Europe market. Mexico expects to see a surge in the demand for its beach destinations this year as a consequence of the Tsunami devastation that hit a lot of the important tourist destinations that compete head on with Mexico. As you know, Cancun reported hotel occupation factors of little below the mid-ninety percentile last year, henceforth, Mexico should start promoting its pacific destinations to this same clientele, which in fact, it's what its doing with this service. You better get them while they're hot!
It is too early to tell if anything will come out of the talks to convince Iberia to fly to MTY
, but be sure that sooner or later, it will be a reality. My theory is that if any airline can have the ability to open transatlantic service to MTY
, or any other Mexican destination, it should be IB
, first and foremost. IB
has the power to capture every person needing to travel to these destinations from any part of Europe and the ability of having Mexicana further feed passengers from other parts of Mexico. The fact that your post states that they are both adding code-shares to different odd cities on both sides of the pond demonstrates that they are finding the demand to be there.
A340 2/3X MAD
, something like the Central American run, perhaps?
I don't think that I'll be visiting MEX
this year, as far as I know.
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