Articles Tagged ‘TLC’

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?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 22 November – Friday 28 November):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThis week sees several airlines venturing into new markets including Bahrain Air, Cimber Air, Kenya Airways, Pacific Blue, Qantas, Shenzhen Airlines and Volaris. So where were Ryanair’s new routes this week? Well, surprise surprise, there weren’t any.


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 15 November – Friday 21 November):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 18 October – Friday 24 October):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes feature airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Jetairfly, jetBlue and Volaris. Which new country is easyJet serving for the first time from this week? Watch out for next week’s newsletter when we provide a spreadsheet of all the new routes starting with the introduction of the winter schedules.

New routes launched during the last week
Saturday 4 October – Friday 10 October

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes are provided by AerArann, Allegiant Air, Austrian, Baboo, jetBlue and Volaris.


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.

Volaris emerges as leading Mexican LCC

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisIn just 18 months Volaris has grown from nothing to be Mexico’s largest LCC and Mexico’s fourth biggest domestic airline. What routes does it operate from its Toluca base and how does it schedule its current fleet of 12 A319s? Which other airports does it fly to? What impact has rapid growth had on the airline’s load factor?