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An Emirates 777-200LR on the ramp in Dubai (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Emirates Outlines Highly-Disputed Dubai to Mexico City Route

Emirates announced that it will start a new daily service between Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN) from Dec. 9, 2019. The flight from Emirates to Mexico City will be operated with a stop in Barcelona, Spain, ​​which means that customers can travel between the two cities. The citizens of Mexico, Spain and the United Arab Emirates will only need their passports to enjoy the trip without the need for a visa. The route is finally set…

American Closes Mexico City to Philadelphia Route

Over the weekend, American Airlines made a change in its reservation system, indicating the airline will be stopping its service between its Northeastern hub in Philadelphia and Mexico City on Jan. 9, 2019, according to a Flightglobal report. The daily flight, operated by an A319, was recently launched in early…

VivaAerobus Inaugurates New Service Between New York and Mexico City

Mexican low-cost airline VivaAerobus inaugurated a new route on Thursday from Mexico City to New York. The first flight, VB3940, departed Mexico City on-time just after 7:00 a.m. and arrived 4 hours later just before 1:00 p.m. Its arrival in New York marked the sixth U.S. destination for the airline…

VivaAerobus Joins Mexico City to New York-JFK Market

VivaAerobus, a low-cost Mexican carrier, has announced plans to launch service between Mexico City and New York-JFK. The route is scheduled to start on Oct. 18, 2018 utilizing the airline’s 180-seat Airbus A320s. The flight is scheduled to depart Mexico City at 7:15 a.m. CST arriving at 12:40 p.m. EST with…

Aeromexico Drops Planned Barcelona Route, Cites Unfair Emirates Competition

Last week, Aeromexico rushed to announce the reopening of the Mexico City to Barcelona route, after the Mexican aviation authority denied Emirates the possibility to operate a Dubai-Mexico route with a fifth freedom stop in Barcelona. While accusations of protectionism and unfair privilege for Mexico's flag carrier grew, the communications…

Aeromexico Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8

Aeromexico joined the ever-growing fraternity of airlines around the world that have received their first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The long-awaited delivery comes six years after the airline placed the order for the MAX in 2012 when the concept for this type of aircraft was a revolutionary idea. Wednesday’s delivery…

One Out, Three In: How Mexicana’s Bankruptcy Made Mexico More…

Mexico's formerly largest and flagship airline, Mexicana de Aviación, was one of the longest-running airlines in the world. After almost 90 years of service, the airline ceased operations indefinitely, ending its streak as the longest running airline in Mexican aviation. While the loss of Mexicana de Aviación initially left a…

Mexico City International Airport: Dealing With the Earthquake Aftermath

More than 200 lives were lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage was done on Tuesday after an earthquake struck Mexico City. The earthquake also shook the airline industry as dozens of flights were either canceled or diverted from the Mexican capital, leaving airline and airport employees to…