|Quoting r2rho (Reply 2):|
But UX has successfully picked up several ex-IB routes over the past year. I think they could make SJU work.
|Quoting SKY1 (Reply 5):|
While UX has been able to establish itself as the Spain's second network carrier and growing slowly but surely I find a mistake insist again on MIA as that route has show there is not room for 3 players. Not at all! If my memory serves me well, I recall UX having 3 unsuccessful attempt to have profit with the MIA routes
This discussion topic is very interesting. UX
has been developing its route network to the Americas [North and South] for years. They now find themselves in a truly unique position as Spain's second-largest carrier, with the opportunity to offer IB
/AA/LA/JJ real competition on TATL routes to key markets from MAD
, including EZE
. These five markets are the most important to IB
and will only see greater service improvements as competition heats up, thanks to UX
. One cannot exclude the impact of AV
either, or even efforts by LH
/LX and AF
/KL to develop the Europe-S. America market, but we'll leave that for another thread.
had always played its 'secondary market' strategy well, with the leisure/friends-and-family market to Latin America, the US and the Caribbean. The real story today, however, is UX
entering massive 'bread-and-butter' markets, with high-margin business customers as well as wealthier travelers.
An IPO is the right decision for UX
, as a public listing will facilitate access to capital and provide resources to fund expansion [aircraft/facilities/routes/working capital growth] and enhance its transition from a 'captive carrier' serving an affiliated tour group business to a truly viable stand-alone network from Spain to the Americas, and Europe.
finally has friends in the region, with an interest in developing the carrier. Sky Team members, AF
/KL/AZ all work closely with UX
, as does DL
/AM and G3.