jimyvr
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AF Increase Mexico City Capacity

Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:50 am

Once again Air France will increase capacity to Mexico City in 2007 Summer Season.

Current Daily 772 (AF438) + 5x weekly 343 (AF434) will become Daily 772 (AF438) + 4x weekly 744 (AF434) eff 25MAR07.

Between 12JUN07-30SEP07, this will become Daily 772 (AF438) + 4x 744 (AF434) + 3x 343 (AF434)
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captaink
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RE: AF Increase Mexico City Capacity

Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:27 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Thread starter):

This route is popular because of, tourist, VFR traffic, business travellers or a combination of them all?
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juventus
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RE: AF Increase Mexico City Capacity

Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 1):

Its probably a combination of all. I think all the European carriers who fly to MEX have enjoyed success.

saludos
 
captaink
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RE: AF Increase Mexico City Capacity

Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:58 am

Quoting Juventus (Reply 2):
Its probably a combination of all. I think all the European carriers who fly to MEX have enjoyed success.

I think you are right. It is great to the widebodies in the evening at MEX, a bit like a mini JFK.
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HB-IWC
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RE: AF Increase Mexico City Capacity

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:20 am

This upgrade has been announced a while ago and has a lot to do with the fact that Air France has to allocate the B744s which come off the COI routes which are being returned to a mainline configuration as more B77Ws in COI configuration join the AF fleet.

At the same time, one should also notice that Aeromexico, AF's partner on the CDG MEX route has significantly downgraded its offerings on the route. AM is no longer bringing its flagship B772 to CDG and is now operating a daily B767 there, in codeshare with AF as AF432.
 
jimyvr
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RE: AF Increase Mexico City Capacity

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:36 am

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 4):
AM is no longer bringing its flagship B772 to CDG and is now operating a daily B767 there

A mix of 762 and 763.
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Fyano773
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RE: AF Increase Mexico City Capacity

Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:22 am

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 4):
AM is no longer bringing its flagship B772 to CDG and is now operating a daily B767 there, in codeshare with AF as AF432.

As far as I remember, the codeshare is with AF438 (CDG-MEX) and AF439 (MEX-CDG) with T7. The A343 flights are AF434 and AF435.

The AM's T7 are deployed to:

  • MEX-TIJ-NRT - 2X.
  • MEX-MAD - 6X.
  • MEX-GRU - 6X.


With the arrival of the 4th T7*, CDG will likely have 2X T7 weekly service by mid-year:


  • MEX-TIJ-NRT - 3X.
  • MEX-MAD - 7X
  • MEX-GRU - 7X.
  • MEX-CDG - 2X.


* If she ever arrives  Wink

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juventus
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RE: AF Increase Mexico City Capacity

Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:32 am

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 4):
At the same time, one should also notice that Aeromexico, AF's partner on the CDG MEX route has significantly downgraded its offerings on the route. AM is no longer bringing its flagship B772 to CDG and is now operating a daily B767 there, in codeshare with AF as AF432

Aeromexico flew the 777 to CDG for only a couple of months, so one can say this has been a 767 route. I wonder how many Air France passengers connect in ATL and JFK on DL???