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Aeromexico has record US capacity; serves 22 US airports, with two new and two returning in 2024

Aeromexico

Aeromexico is the fourth largest of 12 airlines between Mexico and the US. Using Cirium to examine July-August (Q3) data shows that the Mexican flag carrier plans 761,000 departing seats and has 13% of the non-stop market. It is smaller than American Airlines, United Airlines and Volaris.

Enabled by Mexico regaining US Category 1 status, multiple new and returning routes means that Aeromexico’s capacity has risen by nearly a fifth (19%) versus its prior peak in Q3 2018. It has scheduled an average of 55 daily departures to the US in the peak summer.

Aeromexico to the US Q3 months 2010-2024

Aeromexico operates from seven Mexican airports to the US

Three-quarters of Aeromexico’s US available seats are, of course, from its hub at Mexico City MEX. It is one of seven Mexican airports from which the airline has transborder service:

  • Mexico City MEX: 563,000 departing seats in Q3 2024
  • Guadalajara: 108,000
  • Monterrey: 46,000
  • Mexico City NLU: 18,000 (US flights launched in 2023)
  • León/Bajio: 9,100 (US flights return in 2024)
  • Merida: 9,100 (returns in 2024)
  • Queretaro: 8,000

Merida and León/Bajio return to Aeromexico’s US network in March 2024 having last been served in 2020. Each has a daily route route to Atlanta to feed transborder joint venture partner Delta Air Lines’ busiest hub. Aeromexico served Merida-Atlanta between 2017 and 2018 and León/Bajio-Atlanta from 2017 to 2019. Both replaced Delta.

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22 US airports are served; Los Angeles leads

Los Angeles has been Aeromexico’s leading airport for many years for obvious reasons. It remains number one, although Q3 capacity is down by nearly a fifth versus the previous high in 2018. Its network comprises three routes: Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

Raleigh Durham and McAllen, on the US-Mexico border, are new to Aeromexico’s network in 2024. Boston (last served in January 2019) and Washington Dulles (last served in 2018) return in 2024.

Top 10 Aeromexico airports in the US Q3 2024

13 new and returning routes in 2024

More than half of the following routes were previously served by Aeromexico. What is notable is the extent of the carrier’s presence at Delta’s hubs. Such routes now include two entirely new offerings: to Guadalajara-Detroit and Monterrey-Salt Lake City. It will be the first time those airport pairs have had non-stop flights by any operator.

  • 7 January: Queretaro-Detroit (6-weekly); last served in March 2020
  • 8 January: Guadalajara-Atlanta (daily); last served in April 2019
  • 8 January: Monterrey-Atlanta (daily); last served in April 2018
  • 1 February: Mexico City NLU-McAllen (daily)
  • 14 March: Guadalajara-Detroit (daily)
  • 14 March: León/Bajio-Atlanta (daily); last served in September 2019
  • 14 March: Merida-Atlanta (daily); last served in August 2018
  • 14 March: Monterrey-Salt Lake City (daily)
  • 21 March: Mexico City MEX-Boston (daily); last served in January 2019
  • 16 May: Monterrey-New York JFK (daily); last served in March 2020
  • 1 July: Mexico City MEX-Raleigh Durham (daily)
  • 1 July: Mexico City-Salt Lake City (daily); last served in March 2018
  • 1 July: Mexico City-Washington IAD (daily); last served in December 2018

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