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by Mex87
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Judge Blocks EK's MEX Flight via BCN
Replies: 81
Views: 4973

Re: Updated: Judge Blocks EK's MEX Flight via BCN

Couldn´t EK just fly to MEX via another destination? Say CPH or SVO. Or is it naive of me to think about that? I´m not an expert...

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by Mex87
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?
Replies: 20
Views: 3222

Re: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trav ... -reef.html
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Also, an arab (by the looks of it, ex-Saudia) A333 was sunk off the coast of Turkey to enhance tourism and create an artificial reef.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trav ... -reef.html

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by Mex87
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 219
Views: 27743

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Here are some more : CX Aeroflot? Will AF operate any or are they all for KLM? Aeromexico? Regarding Aeroméxico, I ´ve read in other forums that the Boeing 787-10 could serve well on the airline´s services to Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris and ocassional North America (LAX, JFK) ...

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by Mex87
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss inaugural ZRH-EZE-ZRH
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Edelweiss inaugural ZRH-EZE-ZRH

Alitalia has been flying to Buenos Aires since the late 1940´s, and KLM´s Buenos Aires service (also started in the 1940´s) was restarted in 2011 after being absent for a decade or so... They are not that new... but Norwegian, LEVEL and Edelweiss surely are.

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by Mex87
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 97
Views: 23911

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Mexico City has a large population. But the city itself is not that big. I mean, distances are not excessive. The thing is that the whole city is congested, traffic is hellish and mass transportation is not enough. Besides, topography doesn´t help much either... I think building a new PCA, upgrading...

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by Mex87
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 97
Views: 23911

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Those techincal issues were already solved. The other proyect is also going to be developed on top of a low ground, flood-prone zone and even worse ground quality. This has nothing to do with democracy, and has all to do with corruption from the new ruling party, even ignoring mexican businessmen, e...

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by Mex87
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 65946

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

LH520/521, MUC-MEX-MUC, was changed from an A350-600 to A350-900. In fact, the A359 is on it´s way from Germany to Mexico, over Québec, as I write this post.

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by Mex87
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15419

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Sorry, can´t recall where, but I read that Iberia won´t send the A359 to MEX and UIO -two of the airline´s top routes- because the plane would struggle to haul all those passengers and freight, an achievement done almost effortlessly by the A340-600. Instead, they remarked that A346s were recently u...

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by Mex87
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61164

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

FORGOT TO QUOTE REPLY # 50, BY pabloeing But Iberia is all about Airbus. I see the 350K instead of a 777. For increased capacity to some stellar transatlantic routes (MEX, BOG, EZE,etc) I´m sure they´ll order the A350-1000, and for cargo hauling and range the A330/340/350 families have the capacity...

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by Mex87
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54879

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

SCT, Mexico's Ministry of Transport , said that the aircraft never left the ground. But the cabin video appears to show otherwise, as the plane rose a little bit and then slammed against the runway at least a couple of times. Mmmmm.....As a mexican, I have some doubts regarding SCT. Not Aeromexico, ...

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by Mex87
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 81204

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

If corruption is a "human error", yes, the article is right. Everyone knows that Global Air operates aircraft beyond their limits, omits security measures and pays authorities to avoid negative press. Recent intwerviews with former captain, mechanics and stewardess confirms it. But well, i...

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by Mex87
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico 787 during 2017 earthquake
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

Re: Aeromexico 787 during 2017 earthquake

The thing is that most of Mexico City´s ground has varying amounts of water, so normal movement is amplified and tends to last longer than the actual earthquake. Add a mountain range bordering the city and you get amplified waves coming back and forth, creating peaks. That´s why a not so damaging ea...

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by Mex87
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 6898

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

Looks a bit german to me...what about orange with black/grey/deep blue? It´s nice, however. Less is more.

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by Mex87
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 6031

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

AZ's routes to South America are the last profitable ones since a long time... sure EZE, GIG, CCS and BOG but also MEX are worth a 77E from FCO... Except that MEX is about 3000 km north from South America. Mexico is part of North America. Maybe you meant Latin America. But yes! If I´m not mistaken,...

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by Mex87
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to MEX?
Replies: 37
Views: 5563

Re: CX to MEX?

If I recall correctly, when they launched cargo services to GDL and MEX, they said that CX was revising stats for passenger service, a hint on their intentions for HKG-MEX. With new MEX (and those16,500ft runways) under construction and the 777Xs underway, I believe the table is being set not only ...

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by Mex87
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AeroMexico's New Website Destinations
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Re: AeroMexico's New Website Destinations

Also shown are Berlin, Geneva, Rome, Glasgow, Manchester and Rome....but they don´t fly there. Weird, you might think. But they are reachable thanks to AM´s codeshares with other airlines, such as Air France, Alitalia or Delta. They don´t physically operate there. Im not seeing those destinations t...

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by Mex87
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AeroMexico's New Website Destinations
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Re: AeroMexico's New Website Destinations

Also shown are Berlin, Geneva, Rome, Glasgow, Manchester and Rome....but they don´t fly there. Weird, you might think. But they are reachable thanks to AM´s codeshares with other airlines, such as Air France, Alitalia or Delta. They don´t physically operate there.

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by Mex87
Fri May 11, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to MEX?
Replies: 37
Views: 5563

Re: CX to MEX?

If I recall correctly, when they launched cargo services to GDL and MEX, they said that CX was revising stats for passenger service, a hint on their intentions for HKG-MEX. With new MEX (and those16,500ft runways) under construction and the 777Xs underway, I believe the table is being set not only f...

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by Mex87
Mon May 07, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11430

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

I believe some 4x 787-10s sitting around 300-320 pax. could be useful on the South America (EZE,GRU) and Europe (MAD, CDG) routes. That could free some 787-8/9s for Asia, upgrading AMS or LHR (a success, or so I´ve heard) and opening a new Asian or European destination.
Don´t you think?

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by Mex87
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent: Emirates eyes on Mexico
Replies: 21
Views: 3523

Re: Recent: Emirates eyes on Mexico

Could a DXB-Scandinavia/Moscow-MEX or DXB-LIS-MEX work?

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by Mex87
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will be the first A350 service to MEX?
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: What will be the first A350 service to MEX?

Lufthansa´s flight 520/521, now operated with an A340-600, will change to A350-900 this October and, according to some sources, on a daily basis. As of now, LH520/521 operates 5 times a week between MUC and MEX. And still, the airline is waiting for the new MEX to send in their A380s between Frankfu...

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by Mex87
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC
Replies: 33
Views: 7043

Re: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC

FSDan wrote:
Not surprised at all. As these are added, I'm sure the 346 will disappear from MUC.


It was reported that, in October, Lufthansa will replace the A346 with the A359 on the MUC-MEX run.

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by Mex87
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19408

Re: Mexico City new Airport

It will replace the current one, mostly for technical reasons, as flight paths might intersect. Actual MEX will close at the same time the first flight lands at new MEX. The old MEX will be urbanized; a park, residential and commercial development are considered. Some say a transportation hub will b...

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by Mex87
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to increase offer to GIG
Replies: 12
Views: 1775

Re: Alitalia to increase offer to GIG

If I recall correctly, MEX is not cancelled. The flight will resume, supposedly, next week.

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by Mex87
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212244

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I think one´s opinion could drastically change if the circle was painted a mustard yellow...maybe even the crane. A color inversion, so to speak, kind of the crane eclipsing the sun.

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by Mex87
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 5370

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

Finally! hadn't HU been trying to plan this route years ago? Well I'm glad to see it finally materialize. Good luck to them and hopefully we can see more than a 3 weekly service. Asian airlines are starting to target Mexico and Latin America for destinations. I was reading not too long ago that Chi...

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by Mex87
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 5370

Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

Hainan Airlines plans to operate a 3x week flight, linking the chinese capital (Beijing) with Tijuana and Mexico City. Spanish only, but it states that this will be the first chinese airline to fly non-stop to Latin America ( CZ Guangzhou-Mexico City flight has a stop at Vancouver, and CA flights fr...

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by Mex87
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 9208

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

It seems to me that you can´t compare, at least as of today, Córdoba and Cali with Monterrey and Guadalajara. Besides being almost three times larger and being the second and third most important cities in Mexico , the last two cities have been growing in almost all sectors steadily for over a decad...

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by Mex87
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 9208

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

MEX can handle multiple large planes. Of course it can. It can be a hellish experience as a passenger. But again, there has been up to 2 A380s at the same time, a situation that isn´t as rare as it might look. Many have said it before, A380s could cover at least EZE and MEX. But again, they seem to ...

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by Mex87
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal
Replies: 24
Views: 4482

Re: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal

I believe that the issue Alitalia has with MEX has something to do with Aeroméxico and Delta´s JV and with MEX being a hot and high airport (someone said in another aviation forum that only 70% of the seats are bookable on the return flight from MEX)...Besides, there are some rumors on AM launching ...

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by Mex87
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who else will order the 787-10?
Replies: 19
Views: 4630

Re: Who else will order the 787-10?

What about AM? I can see some from MEX to MAD, CDG, GRU and EZE, as well as some domestic (TIJ, for example) and Mexico-US flights.

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by Mex87
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 11327

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

I know they fly the 787-8 within the Americas from Bogotá to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. Also to some domestic destinations. So I suppose the A333 will operate those routes to free some 787 to increase Madrid and start Munich. I´ve heard the...

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by Mex87
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 17479

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

BA no longer operates the 744 between London-Heathrow and Mexico City....it has been a 789 since November 2017.

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by Mex87
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22301

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

Well, not Boeing/Airbus, but McDonnell Douglas completed seven DC-10-15, based on the DC-10-10, by request of Mexicana and Aeroméxico, for their MEX-elsewhere hot and high operations. Aeroméxico operated them with some 260 seats on some regional and transatlantic routes (mostly via MIA) but Mexicana...

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by Mex87
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Milan & OPO network changes. Increase EZE and SCL
Replies: 49
Views: 11217

Re: IB Milan & OPO network changes. Increase EZE

¿A chance to see the A350 first route to EZE? First A350 route will be deployed on BOG, which Also will be increased to 10 weekly frequencies (7 A346 3 A359) ¡¡¡ amazing news ¡¡¡....¿do you know the timetable of this plane in this route to Colombia? What about MEX? It´s also Hot and High, and frequ...

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by Mex87
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 25064

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Last week they retired the 744 from the LHR-MEX route... They introduced the B789 and some say it might send the A351 when ready. Not because of the retirement per se, but there’s some relation, isn’t it?
All LHR-Latin America routes are now operated with the 772, 77E, 77W and the 789.

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by Mex87
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 46
Views: 10056

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

LH658 wrote:
Why not Mexico City?


Well, MEX is not part of the USA... but Aeroflot flew to Mexico City for the last time in 2004, I believe. They serve MEX via their Sky Team partners, mainly AF/KL.

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by Mex87
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switzerland grant fifth freedom for EK to Mexico
Replies: 35
Views: 4680

Re: Swiss grant fifth freedom for EK to Mexico

First of all...EK is in no alliance. So what does it matter what alliance SK, SU or AM are in? Demand? Sure! (At least from BCN.) But profitable demand? That's a totallly different thing... AM tried BCN and dumped it. And no way would Spain give EK rights to MEX. SVO is out of the way and Russian e...

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by Mex87
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switzerland grant fifth freedom for EK to Mexico
Replies: 35
Views: 4680

Re: Swiss grant fifth freedom for EK to Mexico

And what about BCN or even SVO or a Scandinavian city? I mean, I'm no expert. But I'm sure there's some demand between Mexico and those regions, specially since EK could create some agreements with Skyteam's Aeroméxico and/or Aeroflot or Star Alliance's SAS... As I said, I'm no expert. But feedback ...

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by Mex87
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico to Seoul, Moscow and Milan in 2017-2018?
Replies: 2
Views: 975

AeroMexico to Seoul, Moscow and Milan in 2017-2018?

Does anyone knows if this is true? http://www.dineroenimagen.com/2017-01-10/82184 It comes from a reliable source, but this came as a surprise for me (or maybe for others?) It states that AeroMexico has already signed agreements with the Russian, Italian and South Korean governments to open the rout...

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by Mex87
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plans on secondary Chinese cities to Mexico
Replies: 13
Views: 2374

Re: China Southern plans on secondary Chinese cities to Mexico

I think that they (Aeromexico, that is) will launch MEX-ICN (don´t know if it will be via TIJ) this 2017 with a Boeing 787-8. Hainan´s PEK-MEX has been planned since 2012, and in 2014 Cathay Pacific *expressed* some interest on a HKG-XXX-MEX route when it launched it´s cargo flights to GDL and MEX. ...

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by Mex87
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back
Replies: 44
Views: 11371

Re: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back

I know MEX-Switzerland market is fairly well covered, sadly I don´t have statistics, but there was a rumor not so long ago that stated that EK was planning to launch DXB-ZHR/GVA-MEX using 77W. But it was a rumor only. Do you think EK will open the route or will wait for the new MEX to open in 2020-2...

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by Mex87
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA announces Mexico City service
Replies: 38
Views: 5871

Re: ANA announces Mexico City service

As a Mexican, I also agree that AM or KE would begin MEX-ICN service, both founder members of SkyTeam. AM with its 787-8 and KE... 747-8 or at least A330-300 IMO Unfortunately, I also heard that the NH service will be delayed. Remember that MEX is a saturated hub. This note explains all... http://w...

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by Mex87
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia new Mexico City Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: Alitalia New Mexico City Flight

Does anybody knows how is this flight performing? I've heard that the plane comes in almost full.
Cheers!

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by Mex87
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA announces Mexico City service
Replies: 38
Views: 5871

Re: ANA announces Mexico City service

AM or KE should really start MEX-ICN. I'm sure there's a ton of auto industry traffic there. AM has, in fact, applied for MEX-MTY-ICN-MEX route using 787-8. Lots of business and a steadily growing Korean community in northern Mexico -specially Nuevo Leon, where MTY is located- and Mexico City. It i...

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by Mex87
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City (MEX) international flights history
Replies: 37
Views: 4270

Mexico City (MEX) international flights history

Hello, hope you are all doing well. Started this thread because I live in Mexico City and, as an amateur, would like to know a little bit about MEX and it´s history of international flights and destinations. With new Mexico City International Airport looming ahead, the airport´s history has been of...

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by Mex87
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16663

Re: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

Yes, that's my thought on it too. The Bay is to frail to be intervened, and environmentalists are an issue. A logical one, though. But imagine that they do grant permission and the airport has a change to expand. What would you change on it? Thanks for the info on the International terminal. As I sa...

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by Mex87
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16663

New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

Hello everyone! I have been here following you for years now but never had the need of posting, since I prefer learning from your comments in other topics. But I posted today because I have been wondering if the city of San Francisco could, eventually, replace SFO with a newer airport, since it's op...

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