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How Is MEX-China Doing?

Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:38 am

Oooops, scratch that. . . that would be just ex-PP-VRA doing mx over there, at least for now.

Any ways, any news from the proposed flight?

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RE: How Is MEX-China Doing?

Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:05 am

It is not certain whether Mexicana will launch their proposed flights to Beijing and Shanghai. However, LAN Cargo has intention of expanding its service to China via Mexico through its Mexican subsidiary MAS Air. The plan is to fly cargo from South America to Mexico City, where it will connect with a MAS Air 767 that will fly MEX-TIJ-China, on a weekly basis. I think this is the most concrete plan as of yet, unless Air China all of sudden announces that they'll fly to Mexico City, in order to increase ties between the two countries as is the current scenario with Brazil.

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RE: How Is MEX-China Doing?

Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:13 pm

Quoting Latinplane (Reply 1):
LAN Cargo has intention of expanding its service to China via Mexico through its Mexican subsidiary MAS Air. The plan is to fly cargo from South America to Mexico City, where it will connect with a MAS Air 767 that will fly MEX-TIJ-China, on a weekly basis.

That's interesting. They could fly their own planes to Brazil or just get ABSA (partially owned by LAN Cargo) to fly up to MEX or TIJ.

What kind of planes does MAS Air fly, B767Fs too?
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RE: How Is MEX-China Doing?

Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:33 am

HI!

Yes, MAS Air flies 767F´s leased from its parent company, LAN.

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RE: How Is MEX-China Doing?

Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:55 am

http://www.masair.com

That is correct. ABSA doesn't fly yet to Mexico, but MAS Air flies to Viracopos and Manaus in Brazil, as well as Bogota and Caracas, while LAN flies to Santiago. The plan is to use MAS Air's cargo hub in MEX and connect their flights to Viracopos, Manaus, and Santiago with the flight to China. LAN being a company that gets a good percentage of its profits from its Cargo divisions, sees that there is growth demand of cargo between Latin American and Asia, especially between China and Brazil. Hence the reason why they want to tap into the market.


Mas Air 767 in Santiago doing the Miami - Merida - Santiago flight.


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RE: How Is MEX-China Doing?

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:53 pm

Quoting Latinplane (Reply 1):
where it will connect with a MAS Air 767 that will fly MEX-TIJ-China

A 767 does not have the range for Tijuana-China. Sure is not Anchorage, its usually where everyone techs???
 
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RE: How Is MEX-China Doing?

Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:40 pm

Quoting Juventus (Reply 5):
A 767 does not have the range for Tijuana-China. Sure is not Anchorage, its usually where everyone techs???

Could very well be Juventus. You as pilot would know better than I about such matters. But it is certain that LAN's intentions are to fly from Mexico to Asia beating Mexicana's proposed service.

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