Wednesday, September 7, 2011


AEROMEXICO HAS NOT BEEN PAID $500,000 - AGAIN A LIE ALWAYS SERVES BETTER THAN THE TRUTH, WHEN YOU SEEK TO DECEIVE

The story is not new - the Herald ran the story on August 10, 2011.  Brownsville will dish out $100,000 in marketing costs.  This is true.  GBIC has agreed to guarantee $500,000 in subsidies if needed.  The period is for one year.  If you need to believe that GBIC has dished out $500,000 in subsidies in one month, then you are an idiot who needs to destroy anything good which comes to Brownsville.

$500,000 is about $2 million less than Fly Frontera was demanding, of which $1.5 million was to be up front to include paying per diem for their employees and bringing the planes to Brownsville.  AeroMexico is now flying on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.  Tickets start at $117 each way.  AeroMexico has opened all of Mexico to the LRGV, via Brownsville.  I myself am planning 4 days in Mexico City.  I will fly AeroMexico, via Monterey. 

Again there is no evidence at this time GBIC has paid any incentive money to AeroMexico.  They would not be expanding service if they had empty planes.  But then again, a lie is always better when seeking to deceive.  And even if GBIC ends up paying out the entire $500,000 in subsidies over one year - it is still a $2 million savings over Fly Frontera, and less than paid to American and Continental. 

From the Herald:
"The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, based on a recommendation from the Brownsville Economic Development Council, on Thursday voted to approve subsidies of up to $500,000 for a year to help AeroMexico get established here. In addition, GBIC has pledged $100,000 for marketing and promoting the Brownsville-to-Monterrey service on both sides of the border. The hope, says BEDC’s Gilberto Salinas, is that heavy promotion on the front end will translate into robust ticket sales and therefore less dependency on subsidies. The amount of subsidies ultimately spent could be from “zero to $500,000,” he said. AeroMexico’s bookings have been very solid so far, Salinas said."

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/service-129831-aeromexico-year.html

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i am so thankful that we have aeromexico instead of the boondoggle flyfrontera!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bobby get you numbers right.