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Mexican Carriers Start April with Good News

Although Latin America is going through a difficult time due to new outbreaks of COVID-19, positive news has come out in Mexico regarding the development and recovery of its airline sector.

Viva Aerobus, Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline, surpassed one million passengers in March 2021, a growth of 67.7% compared to last February.

In a press release, the carrier announced that in March 2020, the month when the pandemic began to affect passenger demand in the aviation industry, Viva Aerobus achieved an increase by 27.3%.

The statement also stands out that this March, the number of passengers was 28.6% higher than the number of passengers registered in March 2019, even improving pre-COVID-19 demand levels.

For its part, the load factor was 84.8%, 8.2% more than in February 2021 and 4.3% more than the same month last year.

“This March, more than one million passengers chose us as their flight option, with the confidence that at Viva Aerobus we pay special attention to their well-being by offering a safe, flexible and low-priced transportation option that takes care of health and economy. of all our passengers “, mentioned Juan Carlos Zuazua, Viva Aerobus’ CEO.

Under this commitment to offer reliable and low-cost connectivity, Viva Aerobus inaugurated its regular route between Acapulco and Cancun in March and launched the new international routes between León and Houston and León and San Antonio.

As a result of this growth strategy, this March, the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier made available to its passengers a capacity, measured in available seats per kilometers (ASK), greater than that offered both in February 2021 (+50.77%) and in March 2020 (+21%).

Finally, joining efforts for the health of all and as a result of the comprehensive prevention and hygiene plan ‘Viva Contigo’, the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier signed a strategic alliance with Laboratorio Médico Polanco, Laboratorios Ruiz and Grupo Diagnóstico Aries to offer to its passengers, preferential prices in COVID-19 antigen tests or PCR COVID-19 tests.

Aeroméxico and Delta Restart Operations to U.S Cities

Starting from July 1, Aeroméxico and its partner Delta Air Lines will restart operations in Austin and Dallas from Mexico City with a daily flight to both destinations, which are added to the weekly frequencies currently offered to San Antonio and Houston. Additionally, both carriers will increase their presence in Houston as of the following week.

In a press release, the Mexican carrier stated that both the airlines will offer a total of 47 routes between Mexico and the United States United, continuing with the recovery of connectivity between the U.S. and Mexico for the benefit of its customers.

In April, both carriers plan to operate around 3,600 flights between the two countries, seven times more compared to the same month in 2020.

“We are very pleased with this announcement which helps the recovery of connectivity in the cross-border market. In April, the offer of our Joint Collaboration Agreement between Delta Air Lines and Aeroméxico will be almost 600 thousand seats for this market”, said Giancarlo Mulinelli, Senior Vice President of Global Sales of Aeroméxico.

Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
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