DCAYOW
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Could Ensenada (ESE) Support Cessna402 Operation?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:04 am

I went down to Baja recently and noticed the Ensenada Airport (ESE) which apparently has Migracion services (FIS). My question deals with 9-seat Cessna operations primarily to San Diego. Could a Cessna 402 find a market for SAN-ESE services for the ex-pats that have housing down there or is the distance too short (drive market too strong)?

I figured it would be easier than the toll and police hassles sometimes people get on the drive to ESE. A major plus would be the benefit of not having to wait at San Ysidro for re-entry to the US. Of course you would have to find your wheels once down in Ensenada.

What would be the season of operation and frequencies per day if feasible?
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RE: Could Ensenada (ESE) Support Cessna402 Operation?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:18 am

how far of a drive is it? Be taking a cruise out of ESE next month and flying into SAN...
 
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RE: Could Ensenada (ESE) Support Cessna402 Operation?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:32 am

It is about 70 miles from SAN, southbound is not much of a wait at the border, however northbound can be problematic. It takes about 1H20 - 1H30 southbound.

Speaking of charters, there are some cruise ships which end their cruises at ESE and then they bus up the pax to SAN.
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RE: Could Ensenada (ESE) Support Cessna402 Operation?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:59 am

Do you mean like a Cape Air operation? maybe

What about turbo-prop flights from LAX and ONT to Tijuana, and connect there to other parts of Mexico. There are thousands of people who drive to Tijuana for a cheaper flight. You can save between $150 to $200 by driving to TIJ, instead of flying out of LAX....
 
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RE: Could Ensenada (ESE) Support Cessna402 Operation?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:32 pm

A little off topic, but doesn't Aerocalifornia operate between LAX and TIJ? I was trying to find a schedule for that route, but I had no luck. Anyone know?
 
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RE: Could Ensenada (ESE) Support Cessna402 Operation?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:45 pm

Quoting Mjt909 (Reply 4):
A little off topic, but doesn't Aerocalifornia operate between LAX and TIJ? I was trying to find a schedule for that route, but I had no luck. Anyone know?

Its a positioning flight only. It is only scheduled when the flight needs to leave TIJ the next day and current schedule I guess doesn't require repositioning.

Recently, when flight operated, it was often once a month, not even once a week.
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RE: Could Ensenada (ESE) Support Cessna402 Operation?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting DCAYOW (Reply 2):
It is about 70 miles from SAN, southbound is not much of a wait at the border, however northbound can be problematic. It takes about 1H20 - 1H30 southbound.

Speaking of charters, there are some cruise ships which end their cruises at ESE and then they bus up the pax to SAN.

Thanks - we're on the cruise that leaves ESE and returns from HNL. Sure wish PVD had a nonstop to SAN...