Aeromar Executive Vice President Fabricio Cojuc with Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, celebrating the announcement of the route back in June. The first CRJ flight arrived in Austin from Mexico City on Monday 21 October.
- Aeromar has become the first airline to connect Mexico City (MEX) with Austin, TX (AUS) since Aeromexico dropped the route in June 2008. Flights began on Monday 21 October and will operate five times weekly (daily except Tuesday and Saturday) using the airline’s 50-seat CRJ 200LRs. Announcing the service back in August, Fabricio Cojuc, Aeromar’s Executive Vice President, Chief Planning and Commercial Officer, said: “Aeromar is very pleased to expand its presence in the great state of Texas with the addition of Austin to our growing route network. We are convinced that the convenience of our Mexico City nonstop service will be instrumental in further deepening the important and close relationship that exists between the capital city of Texas and Mexico in economic, demographic and cultural terms.” The route will also be a big boost for Mexican Grand Prix fans, who will now have a non-stop flight to see their local heroes Sergio Perez (McLaren) and Esteban Gutiérrez (Sauber), compete in the US F1 Grand Prix in Austin, at the Circuit of the Americas, on the weekend of 16-17 November. Aeromar’s fleet currently comprises 18 aircraft; 14 ATR 42s, two ATR 72-600ss and two CRJ 200LRs. In 2012, the airline carried 560,000 passengers in the Mexican domestic market, claiming a market share of around 2%. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is profiled in more in this week’s airport analysis.