Mexican LCCs Interjet and vivaaerobus report highest ever domestic market share in July despite 0.5% drop in traffic
Mexico’s domestic market continues to evolve and adjust to the loss last August of Mexicana and its various subsidiaries. Domestic traffic was up 1.2% in May, up 1.4% in June but down 0.5% in July. Interjet, which had less than 6% of the market in early 2007, has now emerged as the single biggest domestic airline with over 26% of the domestic market in July, its highest ever share.
However, AeroMexico and AeroMexico Connect combined still have about 40% of the domestic market, although this fell to 38% in July. Volaris (17%) ranks third, while vivaaerobus continues to grow its share of the market, reaching a record 13.5% in July. As a result, Mexico’s LCCs (Interjet, vivaaerobus and Volaris) now have a record 57% of the domestic market.
International traffic up in May and July, down in June
International traffic has been fairly stable in recent months; up 0.8% in May, down 0.9% in June and up 1.3% in July.
Since the beginning of July, new international services have been started by:
- AeroMexico: Cancun to Miami (double-daily), Guadalajara to San Francisco (daily), Gudalajara to Sacramento (daily), Mexico City to Guatemala City (double-daily), Monterrey to Brownsville (twice-weekly).
- Interjet: Mexico City to Guatemala City (daily), Mexico City to Havana (daily).
- Volaris: Guadalajara to San Diego (daily), Mexico City to San Diego (daily), Mexico City to Las Vegas (daily), Mexico City to Los Angeles (daily).