, thanks for the heads up. Those NY-Puebla flights should be a big hit and should bring some life into Puebla's sleepy airport, which from my understanding has quite an impressive and robust economy but lacks reputable air service. A have a friend who was born in NY, and who's parents are from Puebla. Severaly thing I can say about the Poblano community is that they have strong Indian blood, and are amongst the most intelligent, friendly, and hard working people I've met from Mexico.
It is interesting as to how Mexicana is usually the leader to react to the particular routes that open up with the various Mexican communities that have sprung up around different parts of the U.S. In fact, historically Mexicana takes the cake in this matter by always being the leader in the subject. My family first arrived to California in the late 1940s, and Mexicana was already flying here for almost two decades by the then.
It is impressive to see that Mexicana is now turning to new growing markets in secondary destinations, like: Sacramento, Portland, Oakland, and in the near future Fresno and Bakersfield, and keeps Mexicana up front in being the leader of the very lucrative ethnic (so to speak) U.S. - Mexico routes, and, therefore, gives the airline a profitable niche with a solid route structure that holds a promising customers base. I ponder if, for example, one day we'll be seeing Mexicana's planes in such odd places like: Des Moine, Iowa; Boise, Ohio; or Helena, Montana.
My theory is that if Mexico would have given its approval to favor the invasion of Iraq (although extremely unlikely) and the U.S. would have reciprocated the favor with an immigration policy, like the one Mexico wants, air travel to Mexico would have been the most benefited and the airlines, particulary the Mexican ones, would have had the largest to gain. But of course, that's just my belief, and realistically speaking, it's very hard in the real world to convince both sides of the pros, because the cons we already know.
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