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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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.
The airport during the last year has also welcomed new service to Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Denmark and Ireland. The service additions reflect the unique ability of Orlando International, a non-hub for the large three US global airlines, to attract international service in the post consolidation era of US aviation.
As American, Delta and United ratchet up their anti-Gulf rhetoric, Orlando International is stressing the importance of open skies in its ability to secure new international service. And, ironically, Delta aims to capitalise on the US open skies agreement with Brazil when it launches new Brazilian service from Orlando International in late 2015 as it continues to shake the foundations of the US' open skies regime with opposition to the UAE and Qatar open skies agreements.
Weak economies in Latin America continue to drag down the results for Panama’s Copa Airlines, reflected in a 10.4ppt drop in its 2Q2015 operating margin to 9.1%. The airline’s results were worse than expected, driven by a particularly challenging Jun-2015.
Central American poster airlines Copa has been battling difficult dynamics in Venezuela and Brazil for roughly a year, and during 2Q2015 some challenges emerged in its Colombian markets. The airline is taking steps to adjust its network to lessen its exposure to those regions, but they still comprise a sizeable portion of Copa’s operations.
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.
Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris is expanding its international network in 2H2015 with new service from Guadalajara and Cancun to Guatemala. The new routes mark the first time Volaris has ventured into other Latin American markets but are not surprising given its focus on international capacity growth in 2015 and the fact it has looked for several years at expanding south.
Volaris is particularly focusing on international expansion at Guadalajara as slot constraints limit growth opportunities at Mexico City Juarez. Volaris is already the largest airline at Guadalajara, a position it is keen to leverage as it continues expanding its international network.
Volaris has built up its US transborder network to nearly 20 destinations, and still believes that the market holds vast potential. Volaris is still expanding US transborder service based on the premise that its target VFR passenger sector generates lower levels of competition. But its Mexican rivals Aeromexico, Interjet and VivaAerobus have also been expanding their transborder reach, which is no doubt crowding the market.
Denver International Airport marks an important milestone in 2015, celebrating its 20th anniversary on a good note after reaching its highest passenger levels in four years during 2014. The airport also marked a banner year in 2013 when United inaugurated Denver’s first service to Asia with the launch of flights to Tokyo Narita.
The airport has a good representation of all the airlines business models, serving as a hub for United, Southwest Airlines’ fourth largest base measured by ASMs and ULCC representation from Frontier Airlines, which is headquartered in Denver, and Spirit.
But obviously the airport is not resting on its laurels as it reaches its anniversary. It is in intense competition with other airports to secure additional long-haul flying, angling for service to Asia and Europe and perhaps flights to the Middle East and South America.