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AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:37 pm
by FLYKTPA
“As part of its plans for future growth in Mexico, American Airlines (AA) plans to make the Cancun International Airport its new hub for the Caribbean region”

“José María Giraldo, general director of AA in Mexico, said that the destination of Quintana Roo is one of the most attractive for travelers, which is why the airline intends not only to increase the number of flights, but to also provide different connectivity options to its passengers.”

What are your thoughts?
https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/ameri ... /2018.html

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:46 pm
by FSDan
This just makes no sense to me... From the article:

He says American Airlines will advance in its alliance with Interjet to position itself better in Mexico, explaining that they plan to have their new Cancun hub operate at the same level as those in US cities such as Dallas, Chicago and Philadelphia.

What!? Advancing an alliance with Interjet is one thing, but comparing the scale of a new hub to DFW, ORD, or PHL seems laughable.

Also:

He added that in June of 2019, the company will begin their Durango-Dallas route, increasing its total frequencies to DFW and anticipated the possible creation of DFW-Cancun and Chicago-Cancun routes.

Apparently American's own spokesperson doesn't realize that AA has been flying these routes for decades?

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:48 pm
by airzim
There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm
by FLYKTPA
airzim wrote:
There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly.


Maybe AA will handle the US service and Interjet
will do everything else? Interjet could continue adding Caribbean, Central and South American service for AA’s US flights to connect with.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:05 pm
by alasizon
FLYKTPA wrote:
airzim wrote:
There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly.


Maybe AA will handle the US service and Interjet
will do everything else? Interjet could continue adding Caribbean, Central and South American service for AA’s US flights to connect with.


What would be the benefit? AA serves 95% of the markets already via DFW or MIA and transit through CUN isn't exactly a breeze.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:10 pm
by RJNUT
So "new hub forr Caribbean region" , does that mean it replaces old hub at SJU?

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:15 pm
by airzim
FLYKTPA wrote:
airzim wrote:
There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly.


Maybe AA will handle the US service and Interjet
will do everything else? Interjet could continue adding Caribbean, Central and South American service for AA’s US flights to connect with.


Why would you have a hub in CUN when MIA is 500 miles away and serves all the same markets, all on AA metal, without dealing with sterile transit and Mexican Immigration in CUN.

I just don't see the point.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:16 pm
by GSPSPOT
RJNUT wrote:
So "new hub forr Caribbean region" , does that mean it replaces old hub at SJU?

I thought MIA already had done that.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:21 pm
by maps4ltd
I feel like this article is trolling a.netters. I'm taking nothing seriously.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:27 pm
by winginit
I mean... okay? If true, which I'm not convinced of, seems a bit embarrassing that AA would deem CUN a 'hub' when they don't even have 10% seat share at the airport compared to 12% for Y4 and 14.5% for the combined AM/DL.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:28 pm
by LAXintl
Odd story.

Interjet has lots of its own problems to solve not the least financial. They are way behind on bills and just had their check-in services at San Diego cross border xpress suspended.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:31 pm
by joeblow10
IF there was an element of truth to this... I think it's misconstruing the term "hub"

I could definitely see AA adding more P2P to/from CUN and connecting to and from Interjet... that at least seems realistic. Hardly a "hub" but that would at least make sense. US carriers have been running non hub P2P to/from CUN for years now

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:28 pm
by janders
Does not make sense.

Where would one connect on Interjet via CUN arriving on AA? Most domestic markets would be backtracking and they really don't serve the Carribean except Havana.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:52 pm
by many321
LAXintl wrote:
They are way behind on bills and just had their check-in services at San Diego cross border xpress suspended.
That's hilarious and same time sad. Just a few days ago they announced flights from MEX to SAL. I thought, umm I think you should focusing on clearing your financial situation before starting a new route. Plus, it doesn't help that AM and Y4 via Costa Rica already serve SAL.

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:26 am
by Boof02671
There is no CEO of American Airlines Mexico.

How did you all not pick up on this?

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:05 am
by Midwestindy
FAKE NEWS


https://www.travelagentcentral.com/tran ... cancun-hub

"American Airlines: No Plans for Cancun Hub"

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:18 am
by Janj
Boof02671 wrote:
There is no CEO of American Airlines Mexico.

How did you all not pick up on this?


It didn't say CEO of "American Airlines Mexico," it said

general director of AA in Mexico

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:15 pm
by Boof02671
Janj wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
There is no CEO of American Airlines Mexico.

How did you all not pick up on this?


It didn't say CEO of "American Airlines Mexico," it said

general director of AA in Mexico

https://yucatanexpatlife.com/american-a ... bbean-hub/

José María Giraldo, the CEO of American Airlines in Mexico, said the carrier plans to increase flights out of Cancun and also provide better connections. AA has hubs in Dallas and Philadelphia.