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Aeromexico's first 737 MAX 8 (Photo: Boeing)

Aeromexico Seeks to Add 12 Boeing 737 MAXs to Its Fleet

Aeroméxico is currently working to incorporate new aircraft into its fleet with plans to add 12 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the coming months, with the first arrival planned for October. In a press release, the Mexican carrier stated that these orders were in addition to the 28 that the company announced in April, meaning there will be a total of 40 aircraft joining the fleet over the course of the next year to replace other aircraft and improve…

Viva Aerobus Increases Domestic Destinations and Beats Passenger Record

Viva Aerobus surpassed its monthly passenger record for the second time in a row in June after reaching 1.36 million registered passengers. According to a press release, the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier increased passenger counts by 31% compared to June 2019. For its part, the company's load factor was 88.1% for…

VivaAerobus Moves Key Operations to Terminal A at Monterrey Hub

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAerobus immediately moved its Mexico City, Cancún, Guadalajara and Tijuana operations at its Monterrey hub to Terminal A, citing a surge in summer travel. All arrivals and departures for those cities will now be attended to at Terminal A. The change was made effective July 1 and…

Aeroméxico Resumes International Routes, Starts Flying 737 MAX

Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico is starting the second half of the year and the beginning of the summer by returning to operating international routes and launching new aircraft. Little by little, the airline is returning to operate at pre-pandemic levels. Aeromexico restarted its operations on July 1 from Mexico City…

Viva Aerobus Reaffirms Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

As part of LGBT+ Pride month, Viva Aerobus inaugurated its new Viva Store at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport with the airline's rainbow logo as a permanent testament to its commitment to diversity. According to a press release published by the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier, this commitment is materialized in various…

Mexico’s Volaris and VivaAerobus Expand to Colombia and South America

This week Mexican Low-Cost Carriers (LCC's) Volaris and VivaAerobus officially announced the expansion of their international operations to Colombia and South America. Volaris and VivaAerobus will begin flying to Bogotá, Colombia later this year, with VivaAerobus being first in line to launch service on August 21, followed by Volaris on…

Reports Suggest FAA to Downgrade Mexico Air Safety Rating

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to downgrade Mexico's air safety rating in the coming days, hindering the U.S.-Mexico aviation market. The move will see the country's safety rating drop from a Category I rating to a Category II rating, according to Reuters.  With a Category I rating, flights and…

Alliance between Aeroméxico and Delta Air Lines Celebrates Four Years

Aeroméxico and its partner Delta Air Lines celebrate four years of their joint collaboration, the cross-border alliance between Mexico and the United States that begun in May 2017 creating multiple services and benefits to more than 22 million customers. In a press release, the Mexican carrier stated that despite the…

Viva Aerobus Continues Charge to Compensate For Its Carbon Footprint

Viva Aerobus signed a strategic alliance with Anaconda Carbon, a company dedicated to the promotion and development of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability initiatives, to launch its voluntary footprint compensation program carbon for passengers. The carbon footprint refers to all GHG emissions…

Volaris Announces Incorporation of Eight A320neo Aircraft In 2021

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost carrier that operates in Mexico, the U.S. and Central America, announced the addition of eight A320neo aircraft to its fleet in 2021, in addition to the three aircraft from its purchase order with Airbus, thus closing the year with at least 98 aircraft. Volaris has been able…