Articles Tagged ‘TIJ’

Tijuana closes in on eight million passengers; Volaris still leading carrier and capital connection is route king

Tijuana closes in on eight million passengers; Volaris still leading carrier and capital connection is route king

Tijuana is Mexico’s fifth busiest facility, yet it manages to offer services to not one but two Chinese destinations. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Hainan Airlines.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here […]

Hainan Airlines heads for Europe and Mexico at start of S18

Hainan Airlines heads for Europe and Mexico at start of S18

Hainan Airlines begins new services from China to Brussels, London, Madrid and Mexcio.


VivaAerobus grows traffic by 28% in 2017; Mexico City is leading departure point as domestic services dominate

VivaAerobus grows traffic by 28% in 2017; Mexico City is leading departure point as domestic services dominate

VivaAerobus enjoyed a 28% increase in passenger numbers in 2017 compared to the previous year, with the LCC more than doubling its passenger traffic since 2013. Nick Preston takes a look at the network developments of this young Mexican airline over the past 10 years, including its main airports and routes.

Monterrey Airport welcomed 9.7 million passengers in 2017; domestic traffic drives growth, VivaAerobus becomes largest operator

Monterrey Airport welcomed 9.7 million passengers in 2017; domestic traffic drives growth, VivaAerobus becomes largest operator

Monterrey Airport handled 9.77 million passengers in 2017, a 6.5% increase compared to the previous year. We take a look at some of the main network development trends that have taken place at Mexico’s fourth largest airport over the past 10 years, with a focus on its largest carriers and routes.

Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017

Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017

Seat capacity on all direct flights to, from and within Mexico increased by 8.0% in 2017, with double-digit growth in three out of the past five years. We take a look at the main movers in Mexico over the past 10 years, including airline, airport and international country market trends.


Volaris grows by 25% in 2016; fleet of 69 aircraft flies over 15 million passengers; three million on international (mainly US) services

Volaris grows by 25% in 2016; fleet of 69 aircraft flies over 15 million passengers; three million on international (mainly US) services

Now into its 11th year of operation, Mexican LCC Volaris has been growing rapidly in recent years. We reveal the airline’s top airports by ASKs. Plus analysis of which new airports were added in 2016 and the LCC’s top 10 routes and what competition it faces on these services.

Interjet about to celebrate 10 years and 50 million domestic passengers; five US destinations served; new routes to Cuba starting shortly

Interjet about to celebrate 10 years and 50 million domestic passengers; five US destinations served; new routes to Cuba starting shortly

Mexico’s Interjet now commands around one quarter of the Mexican domestic market. We reveal how quickly it has grown and which airports have seen the most new routes. Plus a look at its international operations.

Aeromexico adds three domestic routes

Aeromexico adds three domestic routes

Aeromexico now operates 78 domestic routes, 43 from Mexico City.


Volaris launches its first international service from Tijuana

Volaris launches its first international service from Tijuana

Volaris connects Tijuana twice-weekly with Oakland in California.

Interjet starts seventh route from Tijuana

Interjet starts seventh route from Tijuana

Interjet now connects Tijuana and Acapulco. Competes with Volaris.

Mexico joins the 100 million airport passenger club; air travel demand up 8.4% as Interjet and Volaris battle for domestic leadership

Mexico joins the 100 million airport passenger club; air travel demand up 8.4% as Interjet and Volaris battle for domestic leadership

The Mexican air travel market is showing signs of maturity with growth of around 8% for the third successive year. We reveal the country’s busiest airports and who’s winning the domestic battle. Plus a look at new international services for 2015.