Mexicana will begin shuttle bus service between its flights at FAT and 10 California cities on Dec 1. The buses will allow Mexicana passengers to avoid up to 2 hour drives from outlying communities to FAT.
I wonder if this indicates more flights being announced soon at FAT. Start a service to bring in more passengers then use that to feed more flights.
The buses range in size from 36 seats to 52 seats. They are equipped with amenities such as TV monitors.
Cities initially served will be Delano, Tulare, Hanford, Goshen, Dinuba, and Selma to the south of Fresno. Northern cities include Modesto, Merced, and Madera with Kerman to the west of Fresno.
The northern most point, Modesto, is 100 miles north of Fresno, 90 miles south of SMF and 75 miles east of OAK. Nice demarkation line to split up the geographic market.
I find Delano interesting since it is 75 miles south of Fresno but only 30 from Mexicana's planned BFL service. I wonder if the bus will later be changed to go from Delano to BFL.