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Better Air Connectivity a Must for Tourism Growth in Mexico

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Mexico is debating several amendments to its Civil Aviation Act with the goal of promoting better air connectivity within and outside of the country. At stake are 205 international routes and 89 domestic connections of the Mexican airline monopoly Aeromexico.

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Air Connectivity, Tourism Priority

Today they are at the top of the discussion, but not media-only legislation, several amendments to the Civil Aviation Act. The underlying theme seeks to promote air connectivity within and outside the country.

A reform is the proposal of Baja California PRI senator, Fernando Castro Trenti , the most complete, and there are 11 different “color” and content that are in the House of Representatives in the Transport Committee, chaired by Javier Gil .

The reform Trenti Castro seeks to update the law so that the SCT, Dionisio Perez-Jacome , be real and legal powers to require all airlines operating commercially (and are enforceable), always maintain financial solvency levels, operational, administrative and appropriate corporate ( benchmark ) and, if not met, the administrative authority has the ability to revoke the operating certificates.

The reform enables even non-public companies, these indicators are published by the SCT through the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, where, incidentally, has been almost two months and no successor to Hector Gonzalez .

This type of reasoning, and Mexican output is what is behind the reform, which aims to establish air traffic rules and the general basis for the determination of takeoff and landing schedules, and priorities shift aircraft with criteria of fairness, competition and opportunity in the allocation of hours among the participants of air transport (the famous slots ).

Look.The Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara , commented here in the Tianguis that there are 205 potential routes of which 89 are national, which the company says ICF-SH & E, which conducted a study commissioned by the Tourism Ministry, available 205 routes (89 are nationals) who currently have coverage and if they were put into operation would have a load factor of 80 percent.

Clearly, the experience has left the Mexican case explains about 75% of the content of the initiatives, which have mostly to do with tickets, refunds, sobrecupos, delays and consumer compliance.

The other 25% is of concern to airlines Canaero members, chaired by Abraham Zamora , because although companies such as Interjet, directed Jose Luis Garza , Volaris, headed by Enrique Beltranena ; VivaAerobus of Juan Carlos Zuazua , or Aeromar of Ami Lindenberg , because on one hand you have to balance competition at congested airports like Mexico City, and respect the right of seniority who have businesses in airport operations.

The problem of getting something like the law is that it is intended that the allocation is not a commercial basis and respecting the old, as in the world and this has generated a strong reaction, because not only have rights Aeromexico. Can you imagine what they think the U.S. airlines that have covered eight thousand 889 pairs of cities through hubs and two thousand 334 pairs directly?

The other issue is on the Committee on Economy, who heads the PRI also Ildefonso Guajardo , where he is expected to arrive this week an initiative (which will present a PAN deputy) to increase from 25 to 49% FDI in commercial aviation companies , which is to strengthen the capacity of capturing fresh capital, domestic or foreign, companies that I mention.

See, for the tourism industry and for purposes of branding Mexico, the issue of air connectivity is a priority and has been treated in the cabinets and economic competitiveness of President Felipe Calderon , but has now entered a strange land where the temptation to upregulate the sake of improving the competitiveness of the sector, could leave a burden rather than solving a problem, because the airlines are the fronting of an industry that comprise it, including many public entities.

Fund of Funds

He anticipated. The unequal treatment of creditors was what would give the lace to the legal strategy to prolong the Insolvency Mexicana and its subsidiaries before Judge Philip Consuelo . At the AICM, of Hector Velazquez , ASA, of Gilberto Lopez Meyer and Bancomext, of Hector Rangel , may add the two airport groups and Banorte, of Alejandro Valenzuela , because the resolutions that were accumulated in favor of civil and administrative bodies second instance he was told to Consuelo exclusion of their claims of the insolvency by being guaranteed.

There are summary trials, but strict judicial proceedings headed the joint complaint to the Judicial Council and, for that sum of its decision to nominate White & Case, who heads to Mexico Vicente Corta , as auditor by the creditors to review the performance of Gerardo Badin , you may return from Easter, the direction of this contest is different.

In contrast, here in the Tianguis, the investor group headed by Elliot H. Bedolla and Gabriel Rosillo , president of Five Star Airlines, were active in promoting that, once approved by the SCT, is the first Mexican regional airline. Based in Guadalajara, aims at an early stage (one year) operating with 12 aircraft of 50 passenger Bombardier CRJ200.

In a second step, expand the aircraft fleet with 75 passengers. It is not an inexpensive proposition but regional entering the segment only offered by Aeromar and Aeromexico Connect, to Andres Conesa , and signed here with more than 15 states to check your connectivity needs and conduct joint promotions with destinations.

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