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AeroMexico To Return To Rome

Sun Dec 10, 2000 11:56 am


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.

Best regards,
Apollo Diaz
Los Angeles

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RE: AeroMexico To Return To Rome

Sun Dec 10, 2000 12:00 pm

Now if only they would start nonstops from Aguascalientes to Svalbard....
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RE: AeroMexico To Return To Rome

Sun Dec 10, 2000 2:35 pm


Is MTY a hub for AM? Is the new JFK-MTY flight timed for connections, or designed as point to point service. I'm not that familiar with the extent of AM's operations at MTY, but I was under the impression that AM's hub was MEX.

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Mon Dec 11, 2000 2:07 am

Hi Republic.

Yes, Monterrey is a connector of AM's flights. I don't think that you can call it a true hub, but it is considered a mini-hub. As a matter of fact, AeroLitoral is based at MTY. So I guess that you can call MTY a true hub. My brothers and parents live in Atlanta and when they have traveled to GDL, they have often connected through MTY via AM. Hermosillo is also considered a hub because you can make a lot of connections to various Mexican cities. This is also a city that is very much served by AeroLitoral.

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RE: AeroMexico To Return To Rome

Mon Dec 11, 2000 3:23 am

Go HMO! I say let's start JFK-HMO! Or at least ORD-HMO!
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RE: AeroMexico To Return To Rome

Mon Dec 11, 2000 12:34 pm

Well i sure am proud that Aeromexico (The company i work for) is starting on the 8th of Jan 2001 to JFK via MTY. Ive got that flight on the 10th of Jan 2001, and FYI we leave GDL on flight 440 at 620 am then on to MTY then to JFK.
This flight will start as a daily flight with the MD-88, and we will layover at NEW YORK and come back the next day around 230pm back JFK-MTY-GDL, and then continue with other flights the next day.

About the Mexico-Rome via Madrid, i havent heard anything yet around here, but if true hope it starts out soon.

FYI MTY is quite an important city for us at AM, we fly out of there to : ACA,BJX,GDL,CUN,CUU,CJS,HMO,TIJ,LAS,ATL,HAV, AND SOON TO JFK starting Jan 8, 2001. Not to mention AEROLITORAL that has much more cities served being the commuter for AM.

So all of this means more work for us, im very glad, for our former pilots of AEROLITORAL, which means a step up to the big leagues to AM, just how i did 3 years ago.

Thanks and take care!!!
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Go Mty!

Mon Dec 11, 2000 12:56 pm

Questions questions and more questions:  

I'm so glad to hear this news, MTY actually is an Aerolitoral hub, but the question are:
Does AMX really want to make MTY as a major hub? Is AMX going to increase flights from MTY??? if they do this I can ask: Does MTY can hold AMX as a hub??? I mean the airport is ok, it has some free gates everytime but if AMX increases flights then they probably will have some problems, is not the same to be a hub of Metro's and Saab's but of MD80's, 757, etc.

Why they are going to use MD80's?? they are good planes but is the use of MD80's only for start??? are they going to fly the 757 GDL-MTY-JFK???

Is AMX planning to have a flight MTY-CDG or MTY-Madrid??? That would be awesome!!!

The only thing I can say is that AMX made a great move with this, because MTY is an important city and this means more work for everyone.



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RE: AeroMexico To Return To Rome

Mon Dec 11, 2000 2:48 pm

Hi David,
Well actually right now, at MTY AEROMEXICO has 2 757, and like 6 md80s just spending the night for the early flights, so this in a way tells you that MTY can handle more flights., not to mention all the saabs and metros, and ofcourse the 2 crj's that Delta connection or asa has spending the night, so it is getting crowded, but they are going to have to arrange the schedules to fit everyone in there i guess!
Just to say the other day at a employee conference, it was told that AM might build a hangar to give more service to future AM planes spending the night, so i guess that they are looking forward to expanding the station!

Hope everything goes well!

Take care and see ya!
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RE: AeroMexico To Return To Rome

Mon Dec 11, 2000 11:04 pm

I also read in a Mexican newspaper that Aeromexico wants to start service to Rome once more. I don´t know if it would be the final destination of AM001 but they shure need the fifth freedom rights if the flight goes through Madrid, because that flight is always full.

Hope Aeromexico starts service to London Heathrow sometime in the future. They can do great with that route. A lot of Mexicans travel to London and they use US carriers or British.


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