Aeromexico had 88% seat factor to Tokyo Narita; daily again from 2 March
Aeromexico serves two destinations in Asia from Mexico City: Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Narita. It ended Shanghai Pudong in mid-December 2019.
In pre-coronavirus 2019, Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest international airline, had 177,390 two-way seats to/from Tokyo Narita, OAG data shows.
It operated a once-daily service using 243-seat B787-8s on the 11,272-kilometre route, replacing B767-200ERs and -300ERs that historically plied it. It’ll operate daily again from 2 March.
With estimated traffic of 156,158, this route had an approximate seat load factor of 88%.
Nearly eight in ten Aeromexico passengers transited at Mexico City
Local Narita – Mexico City traffic comprised just one-fifth of total passengers. All transit traffic over the Mexican capital – starting/ending at Narita and bridging both airports – exceeded three-quarters.
At almost 50,000 passengers, Narita to across Mexico had virtually half of the ‘Narita traffic over Mexico City’ demand. It was distantly followed by Peru (18,363), Cuba (9,880), and Colombia (6,102).
At airport-level, the top O&Ds were, in order, Narita to Tijuana (19,974), Lima, Cancun, Havana, Bogota, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Sao Paulo Guarulhos, and Buenos Aires.
The demand for Tijuana, which requires significant backtracking in both directions of 2,300 kilometres, is partly from a lack of alternatives to the city. This excludes leakage to San Diego, with a three-weekly Japan Airlines service resuming from 3 March and growing to daily from mid-April.
Of bridging demand, Nagoya to Lima was top.