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An Aeromexico 787-8 landing at London Heathrow. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Aeroméxico To Operate Around 11,000 Flights in December

In December, Aeromexico will achieve an 84% recovery in the domestic market and 41% in the international market, with an offer of almost 11,000 flights, the airline announced Nov. 11. In a press release, the Mexican airline indicated it will increase frequencies to 31 national and international destinations.

In the domestic market the airline will increase frequencies in 11 destinations: operations between Mexico City and Tijuana, Merida, Mexicali, Oaxaca, Acapulco, La Paz, Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo; between Cancun and Mexico City, Tijuana and Monterrey; and between Guadalajara with Tijuana and Los Cabos.

In the international market, the company will restart service in six destinations from Mexico City: Montreal; Seattle; Santiago, Chile; Managua, Nicaragua; San Pedro de Sula, Honduras and San Salvador, El Salvador.

It will also increase frequencies to 20 international cities: operations between Mexico City and Guatemala, San Jose, Vancouver, Toronto, Santo Domingo, Paris, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Chicago, San Antonio and San Francisco; between Guadalajara and Fresno, California; Chicago; San Francisco and Sacramento.

By the end of the year, in the U.S. market, Aeroméxico will achieve a 95% recovery in available-seat-kilometers. In December, the carrier will fly to 74 national and international destinations in Asia, Canada, the U.S., Europe, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

A Volaris Airbus A320 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

Volaris Recovers 94% of Capacity

By November, Volaris has recovered 94% of its capacity compared to the same period last year — in addition to offering 97% of its route network with 171 routes, of which 107 are domestic and 64 international.

According to a21, Volaris became the second Mexican airline to recover more than 90% of its capacity compared to last year.

“Volaris is among the five fastest-recovering airlines in the world,” stated Holger Blankenstein, Vice President of Volaris.

As announced, the first carrier to achieve a recovery larger than 90% was Viva Aerobus, which is already at 100%, operating 109 routes — 96 domestic and 13 international — offering the same number of seats registered in November 2019.

However, airlines are still below, even by double digits, the number of passengers transported monthly in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volaris and Viva Aerobus have been able to recover their capacity and demand in an accelerated way thanks to the fact that they operate mainly in the domestic market, serving passengers traveling for tourism or visiting families rather than having a business focus.

In addition, they’ve been able to take advantage of the crisis that the other two competitors, Aeromexico and Interjet, are having. Volaris has become the new largest airline in Mexico, and this achievement is largely due to the resilience of the market segment that the carrier serves.

Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
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