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The inaugural Spirit Airlines flight to Cancun pushes back in Austin. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Spirit Airlines Celebrates Anniversary, Growth In Austin

Spirit Airlines inaugurated new flights to Cancun from five U.S. cities on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in time for spring break travel. The Miramar, Flo.-based carrier now serves Cancun from 11 U.S. destinations with Austin, Nashville, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh joining the list. For Austin, the departure of Spirit flight 1054 on Wednesday marked Spirit’s 11th nonstop route from the Texas capital and the carrier’s first international service from the city. From Austin, Spirit will fly to Cancun four times per…

VivaAerobus to Serve Chicago From Five Cities in Mexico

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAeroBus is landing in Chicago with flights to five destinations in Mexico to be operated in one-time seasonal basis, taking advantage of increased VFR demand during the busy Christmas holidays period. Starting December 7, VivaAerobus will serve Chicago O’Hare daily from Guadalajara, three times a week from…

VivaAerobus to Serve Chicago From Five Cities in Mexico

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAeroBus is landing in Chicago with flights to five destinations in Mexico to be operated in one-time seasonal basis, taking advantage of increased VFR demand during the busy Christmas holidays period. Starting December 7, VivaAerobus will serve Chicago O’Hare daily from Guadalajara, three times a week from…

Allegiant Seeks DOT Permission to Fly to Mexico

U.S. leisure carrier Allegiant Air has filed an application with the Department of Transportation to offer scheduled air services between the United States and Mexico. This would mark the beginning of international services for the Las Vegas-based carrier, which has so far limited its operations to 117 destinations all within…

Interview: Talking with Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena

Last year was an interesting year for Volaris, Mexico's largest low-cost airline, taking Aeromexico's domestic market crown after following through on a solid growth plan. A big part of that success comes directly as a consequence of Enrique Beltranena's leadership. Under Beltranena's command, Volaris has set the standard for Mexico's…

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…

Interjet Looking to Sell Its SSJ100s

Following what could be denoted as a long and rough relationship lasting about seven years, Mexican hybrid carrier Interjet decided that it’s time to get rid of its Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100 fleet, after major recurrent headaches with the model. The airline has had several issues with these Russian airliners…

Interjet Receives Compensation for Faulty Sukhoi Aircraft

Mexican carrier Interjet placed its first order for 28 Russian Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100s in 2011 claiming to have made an unbeatably good deal, as they were offered for significantly cheaper than what was proposed by competitors such as Embraer and Bombardier. Looking back six years later, the airline has…

An Inside Look at Mexico’s Volaris

As one of the pioneering and largest ULCC carriers in the Mexican aviation sector, Volaris offers a unique take on what it means to be an airline in the 21st century. When compared to other ULCC carriers such as InterJet, VivaAerobus, and even Spirit, there is a corporate sense of…

Four Options For Cargo: A Glimpse at Mexico’s Air Cargo…

The structure of Mexican commercial aviation has dramatically changed in the 2000s with major players such as Mexicana disappearing and up and comers like VivaAerobus, InterJet and Volaris coming into play. But its not just commercial carriers that have appeared in Mexico, as some new cargo carriers have been making…