Air France at RDU

Few mid-sized US airports have welcomed so many new airlines recently as Raleigh Durham, which includes a raft of international operators. They have contributed to the airport having a record-high traffic volume in 2023. It welcomed just over 14.5 million passengers, about 2% higher than in 2019. Eight airlines added since 2022 The three additional […]

GDL-ATL

Aeromexico introduced flights from Guadalajara and Monterrey to Atlanta on Monday 8 January as part of its new Joint Cooperation Agreement (JCA) with Delta. Both the 2,635-kilometre service from Guadalajara and the 695-kilometre route from Monterrey will be maintained daily with the 99-seat E190 aircraft. The carrier will complement Delta’s daily operations from both cities. […]

January 11, 2024 | Latest Route News +

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, […]

Monterrey Launch

The Mexican city of Monterrey has a considerable 5.4 million people in its metro area. Its airport welcomed 10.94 million passengers in 2022, 2.1% below that of 2019. That recovery is impressive given the exit of what was the airport’s third-largest carrier, Interjet, which was backfilled by enormous growth by Vivaaerobus and Aeromexico in particular. […]

NLU-IAD

Aeromexico introduced flights between Mexico City NLU and Houston IAH on Monday 1 May, marking the first US route to be served out of the Mexican capital’s newest international airport – Felipe Angeles (AIFA). The 1,235-kilometre service is maintained daily by Aeromexico’s regional subsidiary Aeromexico Connect and its E190 jet. Flight AM2780 departs Mexico City […]

May 8, 2023 | Latest Route News +

KWI-MAD

Last year Madrid ranked as Europe’s fifth busiest airport (after Istanbul IST, London LHR, Paris CDG and Amsterdam) handling 50.6m passengers. For comparison, in 2019 it also ranked fifth with 61.7m passengers, meaning that last year’s traffic was 18% lower than in the last pre-pandemic year. The dramatic drop in passenger numbers between 2011 and […]

NLU - ACA

Mexico City’s newest airport, Felipe Ángeles International Airport (IATA code NLU), opened earlier this year on 21 March. Initially, Mexico’s three main airlines (Aeromexico, Vivaaerobus and Volaris) each operated daily service to two domestic destinations, with no route overlap. There was also a weekly service to Caracas with Conviasa, the airport’s first international route. Aeromexico […]

September 7, 2022 | Airports, News & Analysis, North America

Airport of Mexico

Mexico City’s new airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Ángeles (IATA code NLU) opened to much fanfare on Monday 21 March 2022. A pet project of the country’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the new facility has been built on the site of a former military airfield at Santa Lucia, around 50 kilometres north-northeast of the historic […]

GDL - MAD

The Europe-Mexico market has seen considerable activity in the last few months with several airlines launching new routes, especially to Cancun, which is the gateway to Mexico’s main tourism area. While seat capacity between Europe and Mexico City increased by 75% between 2006 and 2019, capacity to Cancun increased more than fivefold. As a result, […]

February 3, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, North America