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by pzurita1
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia schedules its first A350 service to Latin America
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: Iberia schedules its first A350 service to Latin America

May be a little bit off topic, but still related to IB and Latin America :smile: Does anyone know if IB is seriously considering flying to MTY? In the last months I have seen so many adds on the streets of Monterrey and San Pedro about IB Business Class services. It seems they are trying to create s...

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by pzurita1
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia schedules its first A350 service to Latin America
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: Iberia schedules its first A350 service to Latin America

May be a little bit off topic, but still related to IB and Latin America :smile: Does anyone know if IB is seriously considering flying to MTY? In the last months I have seen so many adds on the streets of Monterrey and San Pedro about IB Business Class services. It seems they are trying to create s...

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by pzurita1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7562

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

Thenoflyzone wrote:
There is also the fact that Mexicans need a visa to visit Turkey. That is not the case at most other European countries. Will be interesting to see how TK will perform on this route.


Not a real problem as e-visa is available for Mexicans for free. It takes no more than 5min to issue.

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by pzurita1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7562

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

Thenoflyzone wrote:
There is also the fact that Mexicans need a visa to visit Turkey. That is not the case at most other European countries. Will be interesting to see how TK will perform on this route.


Not a real problem as e-visa is available for Mexicans for free. It takes no more than 5min to issue.

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by pzurita1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7562

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

That is great and sweet news. I have been waiting for this flight for the last 5 years. Flights are already loaded in the website. Fares are not that bad, but far from the great deals TK used to have when entering new markets. However, US$1,200 for MEX-TBS returning from GYD-MEX seems a fair price. ...

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by pzurita1
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2092

Re: African Aviation Thread 2018

Not sure if it true or not but, there are talks for opening up a direct route service between Ghana and Mexico the next coming months. Does it make sense? https://www.myjoyonline.com/business/2018/September-13th/mexico-presents-proposals-to-fly-national-carrier-directly-to-ghana.php https://newsaer...

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by pzurita1
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 16505

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

TK finally lands in Mexico City. Though it is not passanger service, Turkish Cargo started linking IST and MEX last 3rd October. Flights are 4x. Westbound flights are always via MAD. Eastbound flights are sometimes via BOG-CUR-Maastricht and some others via IAH. I wish this is the first step into ve...

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by pzurita1
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10382

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

I wonder why they haven't eyed MEX as a destination. It is an airport with over 44M pax and a booming activity to Europe. TP will not have the problems EK, TK and QR have regarding distance to their hubs. LIS-MEX is short and LIS offers a very convenient connection from every single European airport...

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by pzurita1
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK mulls ULH aircraft order
Replies: 26
Views: 5314

Re: TK mulls ULH aircraft order

jfk777 wrote:
Beyond flying to Sydney nonstop from IST where is Turkish going to fly for 18 hours ?

Though not really a 18hrs route, MEX could very well benefit from ULR aircraft. It is known its high altitude has been a deterrent for the ME3 and TK from serving the city.

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by pzurita1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal to fly LIS-EZE in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3854

Re: TAP Portugal to fly LIS-EZE in 2019

EddieDude wrote:
Wow! Congrats to EZE and TP. EZE is on fire.

I wish TP would consider flying to MEX too.



So do I, dear EddieDude!

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by pzurita1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11552

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Resumption of BCN comes at the price of slashing service to PVG. MEX - PVG goes down to 4x per week. Perhaps increased competition from Hainan Airlines and China Southern service to Mexico. Sad to read that. Thought Chinese market was boomimg and could support daily to PVG and services to PEK and C...

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by pzurita1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16580

Re: EMIRATES start BCN-MEX

EK has never announced MEX before. PTY, yes, but it was postponed, postponed and then cancelled even before the first flight. Rumours on this board said that there were dates with zero (0) bookings. EK requested DXB-ZRH-MEX, but Switzerland said no. As far as I remember, they offered DXB-GVA-MEX, b...

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by pzurita1
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 8255

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

Given the current relationship between the US and Mexico, I doubt there are many Mexicans interesting transiting the US on their way to Europe - unless it was fire sale cheap... I doubt the connecting market of UA/AA/DL for Mexico-Europe/elsewhere has been significantly affected by the ideology, rh...

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by pzurita1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 5503

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

Though it has been officialy announced by both Chinese and Mexican authorities, flights are still not loaded. Despite being said services will start in 31st March, no operation days have been disclosed (only 3x, but not specific days). You cannot buy tickets on Hainan Airlines (MEX and TIJ are alred...

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by pzurita1
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 16729

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

-Also TK to open routes to Freetown (Sierra Leone), Samarkand (Uzbekistan), Aqaba (Jordan) and Krasnodar (Russia) in 2018. Please continue with your views, news, photos, rumors and good old sense of humor. Thank you. Safe travels and Happy Landings to all :) Well, it seems nor MEX nor CUN are still...

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by pzurita1
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to drop Malabo
Replies: 22
Views: 5925

Re: IB to drop Malabo

This is so sad at so many levels. The article states that local government refuses to accept the financial reasons why IB is ceasing the route. Thye also demand the Spanish government to notify governmnet to government about a private company decision. Ceiba Airlines, the competition refered by IB a...

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by pzurita1
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?

No... PER-NAN is simply too far, expecially as DPS is only 3 hours away. Even MEL-NAN can be a dog at times, but risk is mitigated using a 737, so launching an A330 flight to PER isn't feasible + any PER-North America traffic routes through Eastern Australia/AKL/SIN. but a PER/LAX or PER/SFO direct...

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by pzurita1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 6390

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

This thead is awesome. Thanks planemanofnz for putting it all together. Thanks also to kivalliqboy1 for sharing that amazing recount.

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by pzurita1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 6390

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

Future role of aviation There has recently been a significant amount of activity from airlines, who are seeking to fly to, and land at, Antarctica, for commercial flights: - In 2015, a commercial Boeing 757 passenger jet successfully landed on a blue-ice field on Union Glacier in Antarctica, for th...

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by pzurita1
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 56
Views: 10260

Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

After flying 4 segments in the last few days with FJ, I have learnt a little bit about this interesting airline and made me wonder about their mid term strategy. Currently they are offering flights from LAX and SFO to Australia and NZ connecting in Nandi, Fiji (NAN). They also have a notorious netwo...

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by pzurita1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3734

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

Dutchy wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

As for smallest country, I can imagine that some small island nations will have domestic flights, which are smaller than Denmark.



What about the largest country w/o domestic flights?
Uruguay?
Sierra Leone?
Ghana?

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by pzurita1
Sun May 28, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 busiest airports in Latin America 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4640

Re: 30 busiest airports in Latin America 2016

Amazing how Argentinian aviation sector is underdeveloped... AEP with 11.6 milllion and EZE 9.8... the only 2 in the 30 in Latin America... I wonder why... Protecting some shitty government airline as Aerolineas Argentinas = making Argentina some 20 years behind the rest of the region... I agree wi...

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by pzurita1
Fri May 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 busiest airports in Latin America 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4640

Re: 30 busiest airports in Latin America 2016

It seems we can finally have a thorough list on Latin America busiest airports. http://www.viaxico.com/latin-america-busiest-airports-2016/ Interesting facts: 1. GRU lost ground and now MEX is on top of the list. I seem to remember that up to 2010 MEX was on top. Last year they were just about the ...

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by pzurita1
Fri May 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 148
Views: 16078

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

Sorry. Edited due to repetition. Repeated

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by pzurita1
Fri May 26, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 busiest airports in Latin America 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4640

30 busiest airports in Latin America 2016

It seems we can finally have a thorough list on Latin America busiest airports. http://www.viaxico.com/latin-america-busiest-airports-2016/ Interesting facts: 1. GRU lost ground and now MEX is on top of the list. I seem to remember that up to 2010 MEX was on top. Last year they were just about the s...

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by pzurita1
Mon May 08, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 148
Views: 16078

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

TK and COPA commencing codesharing. TK will initially place its code on CM flights from PTY to: Pending governmental approvals will be expanded to cover flights to: Cancun, Guadalajara and Mexico City Mexico; CM will place its code on service to IST to begin with and in future add up to 22 beyond m...

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by pzurita1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China suspend its flight to Pyongyang.
Replies: 18
Views: 7902

Re: Air China suspend its flight to Pyongyang.

Yeah, I never really understood who used this flight. Chinese consultants and government workers providing aid? Pretty much every other visitor to the country is set up with a flight on Air Koryo when they get their visa. You can choose to fly Air Koryo or Air China. The latter is a little bit more...

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by pzurita1
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 27374

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Could we really see the Fiesta Route again? Distances per gcmap.com PER-LHR - 9009mi SYD-MEX - 8068mi. I am not knowledgeable of how winds are different between these two, but face value the 789s could do it perhaps. Hi everyone..following this forum for a few years now and first time poster, so go...

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by pzurita1
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 270
Views: 22764

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

Anyone know about the plans to fly IST-MEX? For a time it was told that route would be IST-HAV-MEX. Now that HAV is linked to CCS route, I wonder if TK is still looking at MEX. In my view, MEX is that largest market still not served by any of the ME4. With Trump rhetoric, I would expect much more pe...

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by pzurita1
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 27374

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

On a different subject, and related to a little spoken region, LATAM is starting flights to its second Australian destination, Melbourne. That all seems quite logical given the growth of traffic between the two countries. However, when I read this article http://www.viaxico.com/5-most-popular-latin-...

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by pzurita1
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 8049

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

Answering OP question, 85.900 Japanese residents visited Mexico in 2015 Only 49.1% used MEX as their entry point to the country. Others used Cancun, Bajio, Aguascalientes and Monterrey among others (clearly connecting in the US for that purpose). In 2016, the figure will have risen to anything betwe...

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by pzurita1
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX
Replies: 49
Views: 6572

Re: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX

No doubt China is promoting more trade and more integrated relationship with Mexico. As it becomes more and more inconvenient to transit thru US, Asia is definitely going to have more direct flights to Mexico, and YVR or TIJ will be the only logical and viable choice for technical stop for such fli...

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by pzurita1
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX
Replies: 49
Views: 6572

Re: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX

Wish them very well. Hopefully at one point, YVR-MEX will be open for 5th freedom traffic.
April 10th is very soon. I have not seen any ad yet in MEX regarding this new flight.
AM is already selling at US$1099 their flight to ICN from MTY. An offer worth considering.

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by pzurita1
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 7145

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

Last I was in Iceland there were many tourist of Chinese origin. Later I discovered most of them were from Hong Kong. It is really a surprising number, especially in winter time

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by pzurita1
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico loads ICN schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 4739

Re: AeroMexico loads ICN schedule

Is the MTY a technical stop or is it just to pick up more passengers/cargo? Anyhow, congrats to AM !! It is a technical stop. It happened also with MEX-NRT until AM got the new 787s. If they could AM would fly ICN nonstop from MEX. Although this is not doing much for TIJ in the sense that AM stated...

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by pzurita1
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico loads ICN schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 4739

Re: AeroMexico loads ICN schedule

That is great news!!!! Especially for locals in MTY as were are getting a flight back to Asia since NRT is only flown from MEX. About 66K South Korea residentes traveled to Mexico during 2016 and about 10K Mexicans are estimated to fly in 2017 (estimation made even before this flight was announced)....

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by pzurita1
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair launching Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta & Puerto Plata
Replies: 46
Views: 6892

Re: Finnair launching Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta & Puerto Plata

Interesting move. Who would be AY's target market for these flights? AY seem to have built a good business flying Europeans east to Asia and beyond (and, conversely, flying Asians west to various points in Europe) but I am not sure how their west-bound business model (toe beyond Europe) works. It m...

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by pzurita1
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 largest airports in MEXICO 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

15 largest airports in MEXICO 2016

Data for almost all major airports in Mexico during 2016 has already been released. Here the complete list. (figures in million pax. 2016) 1. MEX 41,7 First airport in Latin America passing the 40M mark. GRU was very close in 2014, but has dropped ever since (2016 is estimated to be 36,5M) 2. CUN 21...

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by pzurita1
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country
Replies: 33
Views: 4305

Re: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country

Mexico has lost quite a few in the last few years, all to bankruptcy and not mergers:

Aviacsa
Mexicana
Avolar
Alma de México
Republic Air

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by pzurita1
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which major airline has the worst business class hard product?
Replies: 54
Views: 5363

Re: Worst Business Class

From my experiencia, Air Koryo. Though it is not actually that bad as many think, it still lacks of amenities of other seats in business class. I guess for a two hour flight (PEK-FNJ), service and seat was enough. So, as said, not bad but still years from others.

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by pzurita1
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport in two time zones?!
Replies: 15
Views: 6714

Re: Airport in two time zones?!

Guerrero Negro in Baja, Mexico comes to my mind. The city it serves is in Baja California Sur state. However, the airport is located 4kms north, in Baja California State. Both states have different time zones. Baja California has Pacific time (similar to LAX) while Baja California Sur has Mountain t...

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by pzurita1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plans on secondary Chinese cities to Mexico
Replies: 13
Views: 2389

2017 the year where 3 Chinese cities are linked to MEX

It might be possible that during the first half of 2017, there will be a total of 3 routes from China to MEX. AM has been flying for years MEX-TIJ-PVG. If I remember correctly, they will be adding some frequencies during 2017. Hainan Airlines has also expressed interest and plans to fly PEK-MEX 3x w...

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by pzurita1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...
Replies: 21
Views: 3866

Re: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...

jetero wrote:
Are you sure those are actual arrivals from Australia and not just arrivals by Australian passport holders? Big difference ...

In fact they are arrivals by Australian residents, regardless of their passport. However, arrivals by Australian passport holders and Australian residents are very similar.

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by pzurita1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...
Replies: 21
Views: 3866

Re: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...

About 50 years ago QF used to fly its Fiesta Route connecting Acapulco and Mexico with both Australia, Bermuda and UK It has been a long time since Aussies and Mexicans have to rely in connections through LAX and lately DFW. However, the market has grown considerably in the last few years. In 2015 ...

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by pzurita1
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada-France route outside of Toronto & Montreal
Replies: 12
Views: 2991

Re: Canada-France route outside of Toronto & Montreal

Though not big traffic, do not forget Saint Pierre et Miquelon, which is part of France. Its airport has flights to Halifax and Saint John's.

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by pzurita1
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Etihad A350 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 8056

Re: Possible Etihad A350 routes?

What about the very long overdue flight to MEX? None of ME4 has opened a route to that city. That aircraft seems perfect for that route.

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by pzurita1
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...
Replies: 21
Views: 3866

Re: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...

90K visitors annually, from all points in Australia, to all points in Mexico (where major airports are going to be hot, high, or both), don't even begin to justify ULH non-stops. Look at USA-India flights. There are more than 3 million American residents of Indian birth. They represent a high famil...

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by pzurita1
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...
Replies: 21
Views: 3866

Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...

About 50 years ago QF used to fly its Fiesta Route connecting Acapulco and Mexico with both Australia, Bermuda and UK It has been a long time since Aussies and Mexicans have to rely in connections through LAX and lately DFW. However, the market has grown considerably in the last few years. In 2015 a...

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by pzurita1
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA announces Mexico City service
Replies: 38
Views: 5893

Re: ANA announces Mexico City service

I have to wonder for both AM and NH -- how many dual Spanish/Japanese F/A speakers do they have on their roster? It's not really a pair of languages that overlaps that much; Japan struggles as it is with English ability, so the number of Spanish speakers in Japan has to be miniscule (and people tha...

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by pzurita1
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA announces Mexico City service
Replies: 38
Views: 5893

Re: ANA announces Mexico City service

I am amazed that in 2017 there will be 2 daily flights between MEX and NRT, as AM has also announced that it will bring its current flight to a daily service. Not that long ago it was JL service 2 days a week with a stopover in YVR. Traffic has grown a lot in the last few years. In 2012, 65k Japanes...

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