Running scared: Like Speedy Gonzales, Aeromexico is still outrunning its competitors when it comes to maintaining its position as Mexico’s biggest airline. However, it increasingly needs the capacity of its regional subsidiary Aerolitoral (branded as Aeromexico Connect), to hold this position under growing pressure from LCCs InterJet and Volaris.
Aeromar inaugurates services from Mexico City to McAllen in Texas with CRJ-200s.
Volaris snatches #1 ranking in Mexico from Interjet in December; domestic traffic up 10% in 2012 to record 28 million
The MIST countries (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey) are ear-marked to replace the BRIC nations in terms of delivering the fastest economic growth. We take a look at Mexico’s air traffic trends this week.
Volaris launches flights from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutierrez.
Volaris commences services on the domestic Mexican route from Mexico City to Merida.
AeroMexico launches flights from Mexico City to London Heathrow.
Volaris launches services to its seventh US destination from Mexico City, Denver, CO.
AeroMexico resumes services from Mexico City to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX with twice-daily frequencies.
Interjet, #2 in Mexican domestic market, now expanding international network to US (New York and California)
Mexico’s domestic market is still showing double-digit growth but how many passengers did Interjet carry last year on domestic flights? When did it start international flights and which markets does it now serve? And which new aircraft type is scheduled to join the fleet next spring?
Intejet starts serving two daily routes to Orange County in California from Mexico City and Guadalajara.
AeroMexico starts flying a new domestic route from Mexico City to Saltillo in the north east.