Anybody has taken the time to take a look at the agreement to see which are these specific intermediate stops. I would assume that FRA
As many have explained, this is unlikely to happen. First, because MAD
is probably not one of the specific intermediate points in Europe for fifth freedom connections. Second, because of the lobbying that AM
would do to keep EK
away from their crown-jewel route.
|Quoting LTU932 (Reply 21):|
HAM is just their stopover point for their third DXB-JFK frequency, though EK has 5th Freedom Rights on both DXB-HAM-DXB and HAM-JFK-HAM.
I'd love it if it were HAM
and I would love it even more if it were VIE
like someone else proposed, but I wonder whether there needs to be a significant component of O&D business travelers between MEX
and the European point to ensure the route's success. In this case, I would think MUC
could be good options.
I think we will never see 5th freedom rights flights between Mexico and the U.S. again... at least not from MEX
until we have an open skies treaty with the U.S. Long gone are the days of MH
|Quoting TYCOON (Reply 37):|
On a slightly off topic, when is the new Skyteam terminal set to open in MEX? I am flying LAX-MEX-GRU in December with AM and would like to check out the new terminal.
is supposedly going to open in the second semester of 2007, but I am not sure when. Seems like AF
is not moving to T2
despite it being planned as a SkyTeam hub due to the fact that they bring a lot of cargo and being in T2
would be inconvenient.
|Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 39):|
Signing agreement doesn't necessarily means that EK will fly to Mexico,
This is perhaps the most important post of this thread. Many nations enter into bilateral agreements but service never happens. If EK
(or could be EY
) see a market and have available aircraft, they will do it. Otherwise, it will be just one more bilateral agreement.
It is an interesting question. I believe Boeing was testing an Air India 772LR with enhancements designed for hot airports. I wonder whether these enhancements would be enough. To be honest, I think MEX
is not feasible.