Category Archives: AeroMexico

AeroMexico reports a first quarter loss

Ex Airberlin D-ABKK, delivered on June 1, 2016

AeroMexico reported a net loss of $722 million pesos ($40.1 million) for the first quarter 2018.

Grupo Aeromexico’s first quarter 2018 revenue reached $16.3 billion pesos, a 15.4% year-on-year increase.

During the quarter, the Company incorporated two aircraft into its fleet under operating lease agreements and one under a finance lease agreement.

As of March 31, 2018 Grupo Aeromexico’s operating fleet comprised 130 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 737-86J WL N377AR (msn 37753) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941616.

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AeroMexico adds its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

AeroMexico added its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (XA-MAG, msn 43704) on February 23, 2018.

The pictured XA-MAG is the first of up to 90 737 MAX airplanes.

In 2012 Aeromexico placed an order for up to 90 MAX airplanes, including the MAX 8 and the larger MAX 9 variant. The two models offer the airline the flexibility to fly between approximately 160 and 190 passengers on flights of about 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 kilometers), both with better operating costs and passenger experience.

Photos. Boeing.

AeroMexico to add Leon – Detroit flights

AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-FAC (msn 19000234) MIA (Brian McDonough). Image: 925858.

Aeromexico, in partnership with Delta Air Lines, will launch new nonstop service between Detroit and Leon, Mexico, beginning on April 30.

Service on this new route will be operated by Aeromexico using Embraer 190 aircraft with 99 passenger seats, including 11 in Clase Premier, three days a week.

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-FAC (msn 19000234) MIA (Brian McDonough). Image: 925858.

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AeroMexico to drop Calgary service

AM's 2017 Club Premier special livery

AeroMexico (Mexico City) will end its Mexico City – Calgary route on April 8, 2018. The current route is operated daily with Boeing 737-800s per Airline Route.

In other news, Gogo has announced AeroMexico will install 2Ku on an additional 9 Boeing 737-800s, bringing the total to 29 aircraft.  Today, 20 of AeroMexico’s 737-800 aircraft are flying with Gogo’s 2Ku inflight connectivity technology.

 

The new aircraft are expected to be installed in 2018.

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 737-852 WL XA-JOY (msn 35121) (Club Premier) MIA (Brian McDonough). Image: 940918.

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AeroMexico to operate its last Boeing 777-200 revenue flight

The last 777 flight to be operated on February 26, 2018 (AM031 EZE-MEX)

AeroMexico (Mexico City) is retiring its last Boeing 777-200 from the fleet. The Triple Seven fleet has been replaced with newer Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

According to Airline Route, the last revenue flight is currently scheduled for February 26, 2018 between Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) and Mexico City as flight AM 031.

The carrier added the type on March 23, 2006 with N745AM.

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 777-2Q8 ER N774AM (msn 28689) GRU (Marcelo F. De Biasi). Image: 906595.

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Delta, AeroMexico announce nonstop service between Atlanta and Queretaro

AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-ACJ (msn 19000531) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 922941.

Delta and its partner AeroMexico, launched their new nonstop service between Atlanta and Queretaro, Mexico, on November 1.

The Atlanta-Queretaro route will be operated using Embraer 190 aircraft with 99 passenger seats, including 11 in Clase Premier—AeroMexico’s Business Class cabin—with the following schedules:

Departure Arrival Frequency
Atlanta-Queretaro* AM 2711 8:36 p.m. 11:23 p.m. Daily
Queretaro-Atlanta* AM 2710: 6:30 a.m. 10:53 a.m. Daily

 

In the framework of this celebration, AeroMexico also announced the beginning of its new Monterrey-Atlanta service uniting two of the leading hubs in North America.

*Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice.

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-ACJ (msn 19000531) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 922941.

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AeroMexico celebrates the return of its first aircraft

AeroMexico issued this statement:

AeroMexico, Mexico’s global airline with more than 80 years of history, celebrated the return of the Stinson SR-5A, the first airplane in its fleet. This four-seat airplane with registration number NC14163 operated the carrier’s maiden flight between Mexico City and Acapulco on September 14, 1934.

The first flight was piloted by Julio Zinser, the first commercial pilot in Mexican history. Captain Zinser flew the Stinson SR-5A over Chalco-Cuautla-Iguala-Chilpancingo and landed in the port of Acapulco, Guerrero. The flight lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes and was the first nonstop scheduled flight ever operated by a Mexican airline.

Antonio Diaz Lombardo, Aerovias de Mexico (today AeroMexico) founder, ensured the airline’s rapid growth and expansion over the following decades. By 1955, the airline had 15 aircraft in its fleet and offices in 21 cities across Mexico and in two cities in the United States. In 1957, the airline operated its first international flight on the Mexico City-New York route.

In 2014, AeroMexico learned of the exciting opportunity to bring its first aircraft home and started working on this grand project that took two years to complete. The Mexican Air Force and the Mexican Civil Aviation Authorities worked in strong cooperation with AeroMexico to bring the project to fruition.

On May 27, 2016 the Stinson left Manassas, Virginia on its way home to Mexico City. The trip lasted one week, with 13 stopovers in different airports in the United States and Mexico. Aeromexico is proud to celebrate the return of this 82-year old legend with a documentary directed by Spanish director and screenwriter Miguel Catalan, that tells the airplane’s story starting with its manufacture all the way through its journey back home.

Today, the plane looks just as it did, during its first flight in 1934, thanks to the Aeromexico maintenance team that worked together with the Mexican Air Force painting the plane in the original colors displayed on its inaugural flight. The teams also completed a technical inspection to make sure that the legend could continue flying in Mexico. They checked the engine, fuselage, cockpit, controls, and applied the livery to make sure it looked just like it did on its maiden flight.

From March 1, the Stinson SR-5A will be on display at the Santa Lucia Military Air Force Base Museum in the State of Mexico.

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