|Quoting COfaninBOS (Reply 3):|
Who would have ever thought that 6A would have the same amount of mainline service into IAH as AeroMexico. I wonder if they (6A) would ever expand service from IAH? Cancun and Guadalajara seem likely candidates
Unfortunately bilateral agreements along with a severe lack of available aircraft prevents Aviacsa from expanding in the US-Mexico market. Nevertheless it is considered in the medium term to return to DFW and increase existing frequencies to MIA (AFAIK) and opening NYC.
|Quoting A388 (Reply 5):|
By the way, does anyone know if Aviacsa is planning on replacing their current fleet with new aircraft any time soon? Which aircraft would best suite Aviacsa looking at their route network/organization/financial status?
As a matter of fact it is a real hot topic nowadays. The ghost of fleet renewal have floated through the company aisles in many times; first with more 732s, then 733s, then a combo of 733-735s and even with the not-so-crazy idea of 757s, but it is clear that -with the exception of the last two years additions-, nothing was brought to reality. Now it seems to be different, as the amazing increase in fuel prices have made the board reunite and decide about the 727 substitute and the model in which the whole route expansion will rely on.
A week ago we carried our CEO in one of our MTY
flights and when he went greet us to the cockpit, he literally said "you guys better enjoy your toy, as it won't be around for much longer". We inquired the reason and he exposed the problem of fuel prices. He mentioned also that the decision for the renewal was going to be taken in these days and that at least we could expect the 727 to be gone in as soon as 4 months.
Crew management hasn't stopped promoting upgrades from one aircraft to the other, just as they have not balked giving training for what will be -most likely- the next addition, second-generation 737s. (Although there is the slight possibility of getting 8 732s as the proper combination of price, commonality and availability on newer aircraft is not adequate. We believe that sooner or later, both Aviacsa and the seller will give up and the deal will be finally landed).
Seems that the enthusiasm is again around... hope this time they truly fulfill our expectations.
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!