Articles Tagged ‘Mexicana’

Two years after Mexicana: 11 international routes still vacant; AeroMexico slow to respond

Two years after Mexicana: 11 international routes still vacant; AeroMexico slow to respond

The sudden demise of Mexicana de Aviación two years ago gave Mexico’s domestic market a shake around, but the airline also had a significant international presence. What happened to Mexicana’s international network? Which routes are still left unserved? And which airline moved the fastest to take up vacant services?

Mexicana’s demise has minimal impact on Mexican traffic; almost 30 new international routes starting this winter

Mexicana’s demise has minimal impact on Mexican traffic; almost 30 new international routes starting this winter

Remember the panic when Mexicana collapsed in August? We look at what impact the airline’s demise has had on Mexican traffic and reveal which new international routes will be starting during the winter season.

Volaris sets new passenger record in July; may consider expansion at Mexico City after Mexicana’s collapse

Volaris sets new passenger record in July; may consider expansion at Mexico City after Mexicana’s collapse

How rapidly has Volaris grown since it launched in March 2006? What domestic market share does it now have in Mexico? Which are its busiest airports? And which US airports does it serve? How many routes does it already operate from Mexico City?


Mexicana’s uncertain future: Big network shake-up posed by possible removal of biggest player; 30% of domestic market and 20% of US-Mexico market up for grabs

Mexicana’s uncertain future: Big network shake-up posed by possible removal of biggest player; 30% of domestic market and 20% of US-Mexico market up for grabs

The airline’s situation is changing on a daily basis but what was its route network before it was forced to make changes? What would its collapse mean for the US-Mexican market and how much competition does it face on its main domestic routes?

Swine flu had only brief impact – Mexican domestic air traffic down less than 5%

Swine flu had only brief impact - Mexican domestic air traffic down less than 5%Mexico’s domestic air travel market returned to ‘normal’ quite quickly after the swine flu outbreak in May. Which airlines have lost and gained market share since then? How long has it taken for international traffic to rebound?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 28 November – Friday 4 December):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAnother healthy crop of new routes this week. We have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, the UK and the USA.


Cancun opens second runway as traffic grows 30% in two years; US routes lead way

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusCancun has just opened a second parallel runway and remains the #1 tourist destination in Latin America. How has traffic developed during the last decade and which are the leading routes at the airport? Which are the leading carriers and which new routes have been added?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 7 February – Friday 13 February):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsNew routes this week from AeroMexico (Mexico), Alaska Airlines (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Blue1 (Finland), Cimber Sterling (Denmark), easyJet (France), Jet2.com (UK), Mexicana (Mexico) and Virgin America (USA).

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 17 January – Friday 23 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAnother nine new routes were started around the world this week by Aer Arann (Ireland), Air France (France), EVA Air (Taiwan), Kingfisher (India), Mexicana (Mexico), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Sun-Air (Denmark) and Wizz Air (Poland).


Mexico’s airports see traffic fall 5.7% in 2008 Q3; Avolar and Alma cease operations; Cancun’s tourist appeal sees double-digit international growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAfter a period of rapid growth Mexico’s airports (and airlines) are suffering in the current climate. Which airlines have grown their market share and what’s new in the international market?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 6 December – Friday 12 December):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsA brief lull this week before we have over 50 new routes starting next week. However, BA started a new route to India, easyJet launched four new routes including a domestic French route, and Transavia (a Dutch airline) started a whopping eight new routes from Copenhagen (in Denmark). Ah, the joys of EU liberalisation. Plus new routes from Mexicana, SriLankan and TUIfly.com. Ryanair took the week off but will be back with a bang next week!

Boom times are over in Mexico (except Cancun); Q2 growth is back to below 5%

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsMexico’s domestic traffic was up 17% in Q1 but just 3% in Q2. Early indications are that it will be down in Q3. Which airlines are still gaining market share and which have recently been grounded? Which airline has opportunistically started 11 new routes from Mexico City?