Articles Tagged ‘Mexico’

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?

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?

Mexican airport groups report traffic slumps of 40-50% in May after swine flu outbreak

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWhile Europe’s airports and airlines panic about a 10% reduction in demand spare a thought for their Mexican counterparts. Things weren’t looking great even before the swine flu outbreak, but which airport groups suffered most in May?


vivaaerobus optimises Monterrey network; Texas routes developing slowly

Article ThumbVivaaerobus has been operating in the dynamic Mexican market for just over two years. How many passengers have been carried and at what load factor? Which routes does it operate from Monterrey and which has it dropped? And in what unusual way has it copied Ryanair?

Demand at UK airports down 2% in Q3; four Central European markets still reporting double-digit growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOnly a few UK airports reported traffic growth during the third quarter. Which ones? Which London airport suffered most in September? A dozen major country markets are still reporting double-digit growth. We name them!

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?


Interjet has grabbed 10% share of Mexican domestic market; has applied for California and Texas flights

Image: Interjet has grabbed 10% share of Mexican domestic market; has applied for California and Texas flightsWith a dozen A320s based in Toluca Interjet has grabbed 10% of the Mexican market in less than thee years. It competes head-to-head with Volaris on several domestic routes. Now, after abandoning flights to Guatemala the airline is targeting the US.

Mexico’s phenomenal domestic growth starts to slow

Mexico’s phenomenal domestic growth starts to slowDomestic air traffic growth during the last quarter of 2007 fell to below 20% for the first time in over a year. LCCs continue to grow their market share, but which carrier grew the fastest in 2007? Which were the top 10 domestic routes last year and which of them saw traffic decline?

Mexican domestic market maintains 20% growth in Q3

Image: Market Trends - MexicoWhat’s been happening since we last looked at Mexico? No new carriers but plenty of growth in the domestic market, averaging around 20%. The ‘legacy’ carriers, Aeromexico and Mexicana, appear to be fighting back as the LCC’s market share fell for the first time in September. Mexican carriers are also reclaiming market share in the international arena.