|Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 2):|
They started Monterrey a long time ago (about 3-4 years ago now) from MEM with a CRJ-200, the service however didn't last long though.
Had no idea about that Burnsie... well, it definitely was a bad choice for a new route.
I would not go as far as Mark to say that Hermosillo is Mexico's Detroit, because Ford is really the only major auto company with large operations in Hermosillo... while there may be several autoparts businesses in the HMO
-vicinity, they all revolve around Ford's plant, but other manufacturers are absent from the area. Strictly speaking, Mexico does not have something like Michigan... Toyota assembles in Baja, Honda in Jalisco, Nissan/Renault in Morelos and Aguascalientes, VW
in Puebla, Ford in a Mexico City suburb, Hermosillo and perhaps Chihuahua (just engines, but not entirely sure), Chrysler in Toluca and elsewhere, GM
has different plants all over the country, etc. Truck-assembly operations are also fairly scattered around the country if I am not mistaken.
On the other hand, I agree with PSU.DTW
. The MTY
catchment area has a lot of factories that produce components for the automotive industry. We recently worked on the divestiture by a client of its cylinder-liners and piston rings operations, and one of the two major plants that were sold is located in Ramos Arizpe (near Saltillo), which is in the MTY
catchment area. Several years ago, I also worked on the buy-out of a large cast aluminum engine blocks manufacturer worldwide, and the Mexican assets were located outside Monclova, which is also in the MTY
catchment area... those are only 2 examples of how the area is full of automotive and autoparts operations, which might produce interesting traffic. Besides, Nuevo León has a lot of other large corporations, including steel foundries, food companies, financial services companies, breweries, bottlers, etcetera that can generate important traffic to the midwest.