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Mexico Service Expanded

F9 Driver

Wear The Fox Hat
Dec 15, 2001
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FWIW - Good news to the third airline (like F9 :) ) after a legacy and their commuter unfairly sucked up the two previously allowed slots!

DOT 133-05
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Contact: Bill Mosley
Tel.: (202) 366-4570

U.S., Mexico Agree on Expanded Aviation Services

The United States and Mexico today agreed to allow expanded aviation services between their two countries, paving the way for more flights and lower fares on many routes in the third-largest U.S. international air market. Today’s action updates the U.S.-Mexico agreement for the first time since 1999.

“Easing restrictions on air services between our countries will allow our carriers to better meet demand in this large and fast-growing aviation market,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said. “We will continue to work with the Mexican government to liberalize our aviation agreement even further.”

Under the new agreement, three airlines from each country may fly between any U.S. city and any of 14 Mexican cities, including all the major resort destinations in Mexico: Acapulco, Cancun, Cozumel, Guadalajara, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Loreto, Manzanillo, Mazatalan, Merida, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo. Previously, only two airlines from each country could operate on each U.S.-Mexico city-pair market.

Any number of scheduled all-cargo carriers may fly between the countries under the new agreement, and three all-cargo carriers may fly in each U.S.-Mexico city-pair market. The previous agreement allowed only five scheduled all-cargo carriers from each country, and only one from each country could operate between any U.S.-Mexico city pair except in a very limited number of markets.

The agreement adds a new provision for U.S. and Mexican carriers to enter into code-sharing arrangements with carriers from third countries for their U.S.-Mexico services. It also increases from four to ten the number of U.S. and Mexican carrier codes that may be carried in each city pair.

In addition, Washington and Baltimore are listed as separate points in the new agreement. This will allow additional airlines to fly between these cities and Mexico.

The agreement will take effect when signed in the near future.

General Lee

Well-known member
Aug 24, 2002
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A lot
Well, we are adding a lot of Mexico flights too.

ATL-PVR, SLC-PVR, SLC-CZM, LAX-CZM, JFK-SJD, JFK-ACA, JFK-PVR, SLC-MZT, ATL-CZM, and adding 2 extra flights to CUN from ATL, one daily from CVG, and CVG-SJD.

We can all party there! Adios.

Bye Bye--General Lee

PS---Where will you go in that article above? I missed it.


On Point
Jan 24, 2002
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Pretty soon everyone is going to be in Mexico with all the new service!