|Quoting SANFan (Reply 8):|
...yet still no formal announcement on their website... Very strange way of doing business; after a couple of months they will probably yank the flight (claiming not enough traffic) without ever putting the word out to try to generate some business!
has a very peculiar way of doing business... I blame some of its CEO's who do not have airline experience and they are trying to run an airline as a supermarket. The biggest example is its current CEO, Mr. Conesa, who comes from the Ministry of Finance and was appointed CEO in order to sell the airline, but does not have a clue of what an airline is. Right now AM
is trying to change its union contracts claiming that MX
did so and, therefore, they have a disadvantage. This happens less than a year after they increased benefits and accepted salary increases for all its union employees attached to productivity levels (weird, they have a first I agree, now I disagree attitude). Anyway, don't expect much from AM
in the coming months, they are losing market share in domestic routes at a fast pace and they will try to start international routes to compensate. The only problem is planning, they don't have much time so they will open and close routes depending on bookings. Take for example MX
, who started selling tickets for its MEX
flights and now they cancelled both flight and re-booked all passengers in any flight they could find. I just got a refund for one of my tickets, since they couldn't find me a seat to SJO
|Quoting AS739X (Reply 10):|
I will personally fly to Ohio and hand you a $100 cash the day AM starts MEX-CAK over CLE. I'd love to see some more expansion and possible international routes or route from CAK, but business Mexico will not happen soon. I'd love to see at least Jazz on YYZ-CAK. Hopefully more expansion as CAK will allow for a small area for Customs on-call. But time will tell considering the economy of the Canton-Akron area is really in the pits right now.
will never start MEX
-CAK, since they are a full frills airlines serving major airports. They don't like to serve small markets close to big cities. But I'm still confident that one of our new LCC's will start flying to cheap airports in the United States. My bets go to Viva Aerobus, who is going strong in the Mexican domestic market and will soon start US flights. They have a superb operation and I had the pleasure to see one of its turnaround in CJS
last Sunday (25 minutes to turn the aircraft using an airbridge). Flight was booked with 140 passengers (think their B733's hold 144). I was talking to the police officer who works inside the gates and she told me that Viva's flight to CJS
is almost always on time and always full and that it has better on-time performance than AM
About Jazz, I would like to see them fly to CAK too, but they already fly to CMH
(3x day) and to CLE
(3x day) using the DH1, so they have the area well covered. Additionally, their fares are outrageous for the distance, so I don't see a market for AC
, but maybe for FL
if it ever decides to include Canada in its routemap...