Lynx YYZ-CUN

Mexico is an ever-popular destination from Canada, particularly in winter for snowbirds. Indeed, examining Cirium data shows that December 2023 had more available seats than June, July and August combined. Mexico’s location, many destinations, and the extent of service mean it is Canada’s second-largest international market, behind the US. There were 3.4 million departing seats […]

Lynx Air New Route

Rebranded from Enerjet in 2021, Canada’s Lynx Air commenced operations in April 2022 between Vancouver and Calgary. Nearly two years later, the ULCC’s fleet comprises nine 189-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8s. Its first international route – from Toronto to Orlando – started in January 2023. Lynx Air is one of a handful of Canadian (U)LCCs […]

GUA-CUN

Avianca launched operations between Guatemala City and Cancun on Friday 1 September. The 815-kilometre service will be maintained 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the 180-seat A320 aircraft. It will compete against two other carriers on the route. They include the local Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos (TAG) with a 4-weekly service on the ATR72 […]

September 5, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Viva Aerobus

Viva Aerobus carried 11.34 million passengers in the first half of 2023 (January-June). Helped by the cessation of Interjet in 2020, Viva Aerobus has grown enormously. Traffic rose by 20%+ versus 1H 2022 – its previous record – and by 110% over the pre-pandemic 2019. The huge domestic market remained Viva Aerobus’ foundation, with around […]

Aeromexico NLU-IAH

Mexico to the US is the world’s third-largest international country market based on August flights. According to Cirium schedules information data, there are 2,764 weekly departures that month (nearly 400 daily). It is smaller than only USA-Canada and UK-Spain. Mexico-US August departures are 8.8% above 2019 and 2.2% greater year-on-year, the previous record. 31 airports […]

Volaris in Lima

Mexico ended 2022 with 107 million passengers, making it Latin America’s biggest aviation market – even beating Brazil. It was helped by the fast growth of ULCC Volaris, which had 31 million passengers last year (at a load factor of over 85%), according to the carrier’s own figures. Traffic grew by six million year-on-year, smashing […]

Frontier Airways at Cancun

Cancun welcomed 30.3 million passengers in 2022, according to airport operator ASUR. It surpassed the 30 million level for the first time. Total traffic rose by 19% versus 2019, the previous best. While domestic and international passengers both grew by about 19%, the absolute change tells a different story. Although already by far the biggest […]

According to our painstaking research over the course of 2022, Air Service One estimates that airlines last year launched over 650 new routes involving at least one North American airport. This compares with over 1,250 that we identified in 2021. As travel restrictions were eased in 2021 airlines tried all sorts of interesting new routes […]

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