Guadalajara Miguel Hidal Airport
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- Carretera Guadalajara Chapala km 17.5
Municipio de Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P.45659 Guadalajara Jalisco.
- Domestic | International
- 1818m x 29m
4000m x 60m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- ABX Air
Cargolux Airlines International
Delta Air Lines
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
Air Europa Lineas Aereas
All Nippon Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Guadalajara International Airport serves Mexico's second city of Guadalajara and is the country's third busiest airport after Mexico City Juarez International Airport and Cancun International Airport. Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America in terms of both population and GDP. The airport serves as a focus city for Aeromexico and was formerly a hub for defunct Mexicana. The airport is one of 12 operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), as is also known as Miguel Hidal y Costilla International Airport.
Location of Guadalajara Miguel Hidal Airport, Mexico
Ground Handlers and Cargo Handlers servicing Guadalajara Miguel Hidal Airport
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A promising transborder push by VivaAerobus has become short lived, leaving the Mexican low cost carrier with only one US route. With the recent suspension of Cancun-Houston, six US routes that VivaAerobus launched over the last year have now been axed.
On most of the routes VivaAerobus faced formidable competition from both large US global network airlines and Mexican rivals Aeromexico, Interjet and Volaris. VivaAerobus’ international passenger numbers have grown at a steady clip in 2015, but its larger rivals Aeromexico and Volaris have also directed most capacity growth this year to international operations, particularly to the US.
VivaAerobus’ decision to end transborder routes occurs as the Viva Group is reportedly aiming to launch a third affiliate in Costa Rica by the end of 2015. Presently there is no coordination between VivaAerobus and the second airline created by the group VivaColombia, so it remains to be seen if the new airline will have any effect on VivaAerobus’ network strategy.
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Houston Intercontinental has enjoyed solid expansion into Asia during the last couple of years, which has helped to bolster its international passenger numbers while domestic passenger growth has also charted a steady course.
Although Houston Intercontinental is a hub airport dominated by United Airlines, the facility does have some penetration from ULCCs, particularly Spirit, which recently capped off a domestic push from Intercontinental with new international service.
Orlando International Airport is capping off a couple of years of impressive growth in Sep-2015 with the highly anticipated launch by Emirates of new service from Dubai, opening up strategic access for the airport’s passengers to the Middle East and Asia.
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Copa does foresee some slight sequential improvement in its yield performance from 2Q2015 to 3Q2015, but third quarter yields are still expected to decline in the double digits.
The company has issued a second downward revision to its unit revenue and operating margin guidance for CY2015, and it seems some of the obstacles Copa has faced throughout the last year are lingering into 2016.
Mexican low cost airline Volaris is continuing both domestic and international expansion during 2015, but adhering to previous projections that the bulk of its capacity growth will be deployed into international markets, including its first flights outside the US transborder market.
Domestically, Volaris appears to be increasing its competitive overlap with VivaAerobus, the smallest of the four largest Mexican airlines, adding some routes where VivaAerobus previously held monopoly status, from bases where it can leverage positions of strength.
Volaris seems well positioned to take advantage of a still-slow recovery in Mexico’s domestic market while branching out internationally where it can gain more yield traction to strategically diversify its network into markets ripe for low cost service.
Cautious optimism remains the underlying theme in the Mexican domestic market as conditions, while improving, remain fragile. After battling depressed yields for a good portion of 2014, Mexico’s two publicly traded airlines Aeromexico and Volaris are posting gains in yield growth, albeit from a fairly low base.
The improving conditions in Mexico’s domestic market are reflected in 12% passenger growth for the first four months of 2015 to a respectable 11 million, with each of the country’s largest airlines maintaining their respective market share year-on-year.
International passenger growth among Mexican airlines jumped 18% during the first four months of the year as Aeromexico and Volaris in particular direct the bulk of their planned 2015 capacity growth to international markets to offset some of the pricing weakness that remains in Mexico’s domestic market.