FlyHappy wrote:I'm not exactly sure "go to Hell" was a part of the discussion.
Clearly, there was an initial agreement for subsidies to start the route in the first place, but that amount isn't mentioned. I'll add that isn't clear Volaris was looking for 2 x $32,000, very possibly 1 x $32,000.
More significantly, that the figure may be in Mexican pesos (also represented by the $ symbol) , so something more in the $1600 or $3200 USD area, which sounds a whole bunch more likely to me.
I'm not willing to crucify Volaris over this. (at least yet)
Volaris320 wrote:Now that Volaris won't fly into Albuquerque anymore, is there a possibility of Interjet or VivaAerobus flying non-stop into Albuquerque from Mexico? If Interjet did so they would definitely fly ABQ-MEX. VivaAerobus could do ABQ-GDL, ABQ-CUU, ABQ-MEX, and ABQ-MTY.
Alias1024 wrote:The problem most people don't get about ABQ-Mexico is that the VFR market just isn't that strong.
What I think will work from ABQ is MEX with onward connects. A daily AeroMexico E190 or maybe even 737 to MEX would be perfect. Unfortunately MEX is capacity constrained, the new president is trying to cancel the new Mexico City airport, and there's probably a more profitable use of a MEX slot. And none of this twice a week service crap. The business community isn't going to buy in and change their travel habits for that kind of frequency.
Aliqiout wrote:ELP-MEX and ELP-CUU has been tried quite a few times before. Unlike ABQ, ELP definitely has the traffic, but it's hard to compete with CJS for flights to Mexico, although it hasn't been tried since border crossings have become so difficult.
Venatt wrote:I you read the two articles in Spanish it says Dólares, so yes Dollars
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