SSJ 100s for Interjet are delayed. The airline was expected to receive 4 frames this year but now will only have one SSJ100 delivered.
Thomson first international airline to fly the 787 to Mexico starting summer 2013 to CUN.
and Eddie asked this about AM schedule change to the AM MEX-IAD flights:
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 217): What do you think of the schedules for MEX-IAD? Mexicana757 told us:
Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 133):
Aeromexico will start flights to IAD May 21. AM will fly the route daily with 737s. Flights are bookable on their website. I wish AM good luck on this route. Lets see if the redeye works for them in this new destination. I wonder if having the aircraft RON at IAD would be better and have a departure around 8am.
AM 622 MEX 6:00pm- 11:20pm IAD
AM 623 IAD 1:15am- 5:00am MEX
It seems AM has retimed its flights and there will be no red-eye return flight (which I think is good). I personally think the outbound flight's schedule is good for someone who needs to work the full day in Mexico City before going to the airport, but I can appreciate that many people will hate it and that it will no doubt be annoying to commute from Dulles to Washington proper and points in the metro area at such late hours. What do you guys think?
Based on the experience of the Central American airlines, the red-eye pattern is apparently doing well for years in selected flights leaving from the United States.
Thus, CM and especially TA are getting very early departures from LAX, IAD, JFK, ORD and so forth.
By the way, thank you for the new thread. I will follow it.
Fyano773 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 747 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 24106 times:
One step forward for SSJ100 program. Mexico's civil aviation authority provided the certificate to operate the aircraft in the country without restrictions:
Mexican authorities approve Superjet
By: David Kaminski-Morrow London 12:19 25 Apr 2012
Mexican authorities have certificated the Sukhoi Superjet 100 ahead of deliveries to local carrier Interjet later this year.The Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil provided a type certificate validation to Sukhoi's civil aircraft division on 16 April, the airframer states.
"This document confirms the compliance of the [Superjet] to the certification requirements of the Mexican aviation authority and allows the delivery and operations of aircraft of such a type in Mexico without limitations," it adds.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft first vice-president for development and certification Igor Vinogradov says the confirmation is "important" for the delivery to Interjet, which has 15 Superjets on order. The first will arrive at the end of this year.
SJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4128 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 24074 times:
Volaris will initiate the [MEX-OAK] 4x weekly seasonal-service on July 01st.
It will be temporary suspended on August 21st and it will be launched again as Y4 OAK-MEX 2x weekly from September 06th to September 25th.
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8318 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 23989 times:
Starting next week, AM will decrease frequency on the MEX-SCL route from 6x weekly to 5x weekly through September. AM will again reduce frequency on the MEX-SCL route from 5x weekly to 4x weekly through October.
captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5095 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 22701 times:
Where can I find Airport information? I live in Aguascalientes, a city that doesn´t usually see much air traffic. Only lately, I have been hearing alot of action, but I don´t know where to look to see what airlines are scheduled during the day. The airport´s website doesn´t seem to be too correct..
SJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4128 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 21970 times:
Quoting captaink (Reply 12): Where can I find Airport information? I live in Aguascalientes, a city that doesn´t usually see much air traffic. Only lately, I have been hearing alot of action, but I don´t know where to look to see what airlines are scheduled during the day.
Let me post the departing flights from Aguascalientes on May 14th:
globalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 812 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 21086 times:
In today's issue of CAPA (18.05.12), it states the following:
Mexicana will reportedly resume services in Jun-2012 with nine aircraft (economia.terra.com.mx, 17-May-2012). Med Atlantic CEO Cristian Chains reportedly stated that Mexicana will begin operations with an investment of MXN400 million (USD28.9 million) and expects to operate 55 aircraft by Dec-2013
Full article in (economia.terra.com.mx, 17-May-2012)
I find this very interesting as this is a very quick re-start time frame wise. Wonder what aircraft and cities will be served? Some many open questions.
Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
25 LJ: MP didn't serve MEX in W11, thus they've been gone a while
26 EddieDude: Blah, blah, blah. I mean, that MX might restart ops this year with 9 aircraft is perhaps somewhat believable (not a lot though). That it will have a
27 Fyano773: MX is gone. It would be more financially wise to start an airline from scratch rather to relaunch MX. Ha, I hadn't noticed that
28 SJOtoLIR: Absolutely no more flights on the AR CUN-MEX sector for the time being. That gives more power to AM MEX-EZE 10x weekly with 762. Regards
29 LH498: They have a fleet of 4 B744BCFs. I´ve found the following flights: 6U 3205 HHN-MEX Arr. Wed. at 04:15 LT 6U 3206 MEX-ATL-HHN Dep. at 06:45 LT 6U 320
30 DesertAir: If this were true I would expect to see publicity and articles in the Mexican newspapers. Since MX shut down, Volaris, Interjet, AM and Viva have fil
31 laca773: How's Volaris doing out of SJC? Is there any chance we may see them add MEX-SJC several times a week? Is there any chance we'll see AM enter SJC?
32 Tomassjc: I can't vouch for Volaris, but AS has been operating full 4x a week SJC-GDL. Rumor has it AS will go daily SJC-GDL with the winter schedule. However,
33 Mexicana757: Volaris must be doing well on SJC-GDL. They operate the flight daily at the moment and for the summer they will be adding three additional weekly fre
34 SANFan: I've found it interesting to (try to) follow Volaris in SAN since we're quickly approaching Y4's first anniversary in our city. And AFAIK, SAN is the
35 SJOtoLIR: The fare war has begun in Costa Rica since 4O announced the new service heading to SJO. Copa Airlines is here proving tickets to MEX via Panama City
36 SJOtoLIR: Costa Rica is experiencing new flights to Mexico in the forthcoming weeks: InterJet. Mexico City - San Jose. 4O 2920.......MEX 09:30.......SJO 11:25..
37 whatusaid: What's with Y4 running a second flight GDL-FAT-GDL on June 30th only. Are they projecting heavier traffic or is there something in the works? I've hea
38 Mexicana757: Thanks for re-posting the information that was deleted from my post by the system.
39 Mexicana757: They have the same thing happening for GDL-MDW. They're running a second flight but with weird departure times on June 22, 23, & 27. Its not the
40 SANFan: Y4 runs additional sections between SAN and MEX sometimes, generally around holidays (well, US ones that I'm aware of) but not only then. Sometimes I'
41 laca773: Is SAN-GDL not doing so well because of AM flying the route as well or perhaps most who fly to GDL and or transfer there, prefer to cross the border
42 SANFan: AM doesn't serve SAN anymore laca' so competition is not the reason Y4 has trouble on the route. TIJ's proximity certainly is a factor but I would ha
43 AM744: I'd think GDL is more VFR than MEX. I can see MEX generating more business traffic (if there's any, I don't really know) and affluent shoppers that w
44 EddieDude: Qualcomm, Sempra and probably some biotech and I.T.
45 SANFan: Definitely. But I had been under the impression that both GDL and MEX were primarily business markets for SAN (and v.v.) yet I know that there is a l
46 Mexicana757: It looks like Volaris will not be flying GDL-SAN after August 20, 2012 for the slow fall season. The bookings for this flight stop on the 19th of Aug
47 SANFan: Ahhhh, gracias '757. So GDL is underperforming MEX to the point of becoming seasonal. May I ask where you got this schedule information? Anywhere on
48 Mexicana757: Its all posted on their website. You can check out the information when you go to book flights or in the 'Where We Fly' section.
49 SJOtoLIR: Copa Airlines will increase their frequencies into the Panama City - Cancun service from 21x to 28x weekly. New flight: CM 325.......PTY 09:51........
50 SKY1: Does anyone know how long AM will maintain their newest Madrid night-departure? (AM-022) just for the high season?
51 olli: [quote=SKY1,reply=50] Does anyone know how long AM will maintain their newest Madrid night-departure? (AM-022) just for the high season? Yes, until th
52 EddieDude: Moreover, AM 0021/0022 is operated with a 767ER, as opposed to 0001 and 0002, which are operated with 77Es.
53 ghost77: Until they have the fleet as of October, XA-AMX will be returned to the lessor. g77
54 EddieDude: So how many 767s will AM have once XA-AMX leaves the fleet? They will have to wait quite a bit before they get their hands on the first 788 so will A
55 ghost77: If XA-AMX was to leave today, the fleet would remain with: 5xB767-200ER 2xB767-300ER For a total of 7, right now AM is flying 8 Boeing 767's. AM was j
56 EddieDude: Thanks for the info. I hope that happens; it would be nice. Would it be a fifth 77E or is there any chance it could be an L or a W?
57 SJOtoLIR: Alaska Airlines will modify some of their routes involving Mexico: AS SJC-GDL 4x to 7x weekly, 738. Effective: December 15th AS SJC-SJD 2x to 7x weekl
58 SCL767: It appears that AM will not increase frequency on the MEX-SCL route later this year as planned. What is the status of XA-JBC? Did AM purchase this a/
59 Tomassjc: I believe this is at the expense of dropping SMF-GDL all together Tomas SJC
60 olli: [quote=ghost77,reply=53]Quoting SKY1 (Reply 50): Does anyone know how long AM will maintain their newest Madrid night-departure? (AM-022) just for the
61 Mexicana757: Last week Volaris applied for an extra bilateral on MEX-MCO. I don't know if the authority has been granted by the DOT but Y4 has put up MEX-MCO for s