Articles Tagged ‘Mexico City’

Mexico's VivaAerobus: the 'super low-cost' is to be even more super

Mexico’s VivaAerobus: the ‘super low-cost’ is to be even more super

95% of VivaAerobus’ capacity is dedicated to the domestic market, which is in stark contrast to its Mexican competitors’ network strategies. VivaAerobus has grown strongly since 2015. And with 66 aircraft on order – including 40 A321neos – this ‘super low-cost’ will be even more super.

Volaris snatches #1 ranking in Mexico from Interjet in December; domestic traffic up 10% in 2012 to record 28 million

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.

Interjet, #2 in Mexican domestic market, now expanding international network to US (New York and California)

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?


vivaaerobus celebrates 10 millionth passenger; international expansion focuses on Monterrey

vivaaerobus celebrates 10 millionth passenger; international expansion focuses on Monterrey

Since launching in November 2006, the Mexican LCC vivaaerobus has now carried just over 10 million passengers. How have passenger numbers and load factors developed month-by-month, and which airport may soon become its biggest? What has been the history of the airline’s international services?

Mexico City replaces Tijuana as Volaris' biggest base; three Chicago Midway services to start in November

Mexico City replaces Tijuana as Volaris’ biggest base; three Chicago Midway services to start in November

Mexican LCC Volaris had a record month in July and carried more than 400,000 domestic passengers for the first time. It is also the second biggest Mexican carrier in the international market. Which are its leading airports and how many US airports does it now fly to?

Interjet leading LCC in Mexico with 25% of domestic market; recently relaunched international flights to Guatemala

Interjet leading LCC in Mexico with 25% of domestic market; recently relaunched international flights to Guatemala

How have Interjet’s monthly passenger numbers and load factors evolved since December 2005? How many routes does the airline now operate from each of Mexico City’s two major airports? What other routes does it serve? With almost 30 A320s in its fleet which new aircraft type has the carrier ordered?


Aeromexico now biggest Mexican domestic airline; Volaris and Interjet each have 20% of market; Aviacsa returning?

Aeromexico now biggest Mexican domestic airline; Volaris and Interjet each have 20% of market; Aviacsa returning?

Interesting times in Mexico, as Aviacsa plans a re-launch in May, while Mexicana is still hoping for a fresh start. But who has gained most market share since Mexicana’s demise last year? What has happened to domestic and international traffic overall? And which were the top 10 domestic routes in 2010 and how much competition […]

Delta gets the blues in Memphis; passenger traffic down 16% in last decade; new Mexico City service started this week

Delta gets the blues in Memphis; passenger traffic down 16% in last decade; new Mexico City service started this week

Delta’s hub at Memphis used to belong to Northwest. Passenger numbers have been in gradual decline for most of the last decade, but Delta has added several new destinations in the last couple of years. We examine how average air fares compare with other US airports.

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.


vivaaerobus starts six new routes from Mexico City; now has 10% share of Mexican domestic market with 11 737s

vivaaerobus starts six new routes from Mexico City; now has 10% share of Mexican domestic market with 11 737s

Another Mexican carrier is grabbing newly available slots at Mexico City. But which two airports form the basis of vivaaerobus’ network? Which milestone did the airline not celebrate recently and what’s happening to its US routes?

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?