|Quoting Aaway (Reply 1):|
Wasn't TLC being touted as potential reliever for MEX? I was under the impression that the Mexican government had plans to develop that airport.
Yes it is, but as I said above, infrastructure at TLC airport is very limited. They lack a decent passenger terminal and TLC’s tarmac for commercial operations it’s too small. Of course, if they built the second runway and the new terminal which has been promised on the other side of the airport that would totally be another story.
But problem is that expansion at TLC is being done at a very slow speed. It should be a priority from the local and federal government to get TLC airport ready as it currently is MEX T2
which will boost MEX
capacity from 25 to 35M pax a year, that is, if airlines continue flying narrow body jets, but in the future those carriers who want to increase their passengers they will be forced to fly wider bodies, otherwise they will not have any other option for growth.
|Quoting Captaink (Reply 3):|
Maybe a dumb question, but what is the MEX, TLC and PBC project? Is MEX needing to be relieved? Or was TLC just being looked at as another option to fly out of? Does TLC see any international commercial flights? How many gates are there at TLC?
-TLC-PBC project is a federal decentralization project. SCT wanted to divert flights from MEX
from several airlines (most of them domestic traffic) to TLC or PBC airport and offer lower fares and same connections to passengers thru this terminals in order to give a longer period of life to MEX
, on others words, yes, to relieve it.
Yes, TLC is being considered as another option to fly out of. # of Gates…? If they clear hal of the tarmac currently being used by some old veterans in bad airworthy conditions they could easily arrange 10 aircraft at the time (B737/320 size)., but currently I see 5 non-contact positions.
|Quoting Rojo (Reply 8):|
providing extra benefits (like no traffic during peak hours using the toll highway, cheap parking
I would suggest lowering the fee at the toll highway and making parking free during the first months!!! This would certainly help.
|Quoting XA744 (Reply 9):|
We Mexicans love to keep everything centralized, that’s been our mistake for so many years. However, in order to develop a healthy and competitive airline industry, decentralization is the way to go. Toluca must be pushed at all costs, before is too late to regret not having done it !
I think we Mexicans like to get the highest profits with the minimum effort. I’m still not so sure about decentralization on its way… I’ve heard once T2
start running with AM
+Skyteam and probably 6A
, several gates at different hours will be left free at T1 which could allow more carriers to land at MEX
. I’ve heard lots of slots will be free and MEX
authorities of course will be wiling to accept all that additional traffic. They will have new and more space on ground but in the air things will get very worse and very interesting for ATC’s and pilots!
[Edited 2005-10-24 20:35:25]