Just found out that AeroMexico is very likely to resume service to Rome, after it was dropped 5 years ago during the economic crisis. The flight, if in fact resumed, will be flown: Mexico-Madrid-Rome.
From my point of view, this flight should do great for AeroMexico as there is a lot of tourist traffic from Italy to Mexico. Secondly, this flight will further enhance Alitalia's membership into Skyteam, granted that Alitalia joins the partnership.
If the flight is in fact resumed. Do you think that this will be a totally new flight and will become the rumoured second flight to Madrid from Mexico City? Or will it be a continuation of the prestigious flight 001 and 002. Secondly, how many times per week will it be flown and will it have 5th freedom rights on the Madrid-Rome-Madrid sector?
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AeroMexico has officialy announced it will begin to fly the Monterrey-JFK route in conjuction with codesharing with Delta Airlines. How many times will this route be flown and is it expected to be flown with 757's? I believe this route will be a good choice for passengers as it will allow passengers traveling from New York to geographicaly better connect to other cities in Mexico, rather than having to fly all the way to Mexico City.
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And what about Chicago? Shouldn't the route be switched from twice weekly to Daily? I don't know how the load factors are doing but this route is better of with more frequencies. The current route only serves coach passengers returning to Mexico because of the schedule (Red eye flights) and the frequencies.
In other news Aviacsa is getting ready to receive some more hush-kitted 737's. It is believed that they are expected to come in from Air New Zealand.
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While AeroCaribe, will take delivery of 4 more DC-9 series 30 aircraft from U.S. Airways. Should be used for new routes and more frequencies.