US and Mexico markets soar as Canada plays catch-up

The US and Mexican markets have set themselves apart for their fast-paced growth during the all-important second and third quarters of 2024, boasting record capacity volumes and outstripping their pre-pandemic performance. Mexico becomes North America’s fastest-growing market during the summer, while Canada will be the only of the three yet to reach its 2019 record. […]


France is the third-largest non-stop European market from North America this summer, comprising Canada, Mexico and the US. This is about available seats; it does not show where passengers go. Cirium schedules information shows that France has 13% of available seats. Capacity has risen by 5% versus S23 and 8% compared to S19; it is […]


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 […]

Ciudad Victoria celebrates

Mexican regional carrier Aerus (IATA code ZV) commenced domestic flights from Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the state of Tamaulipas in northeast of the country, to five destinations on Monday 22 January. Matamoros (6-weekly) Monterrey (daily) Reynosa (6-weekly) San Luis Potosi (daily) Tempico (6-weekly) All the new routes will be maintained by the airline’s nine-seater Cessna Grand […]

January 24, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Vivaaerobus new routes

Vivaaerobus introduced five new domestic routes from Mexico City NLU between Monday 8 January and Wednesday 10 January. 8 January: Reynosa (daily) 8 January: Chihuahua (3-weekly) 8 January: Nuevo Laredo (weekly) 9 January: Huatulco (3-weekly) 10 January: Tampico (3-weekly) The ULCC currently faces no competition on any of its new routes as it continues to develop its base at Felipe Ángeles International […]

January 12, 2024 | Latest Route News +


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, […]


Mexico’s Vivaaerobus launched two new domestic routes from Tijuana to Oaxaca and Puebla, on Friday 20 October. The 2,665-kilometre service to Oaxaca will be maintained daily, while the 2,375-kilometre flight to Puebla will run 12-weekly with a 2-daily service each day except on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Both will be operated by the A320-famly aircraft. The airline will compete […]

October 23, 2023 | Latest Route News +


Mexico’s Vivaaerobus launched a new domestic service between Merida and Puebla on Monday 2 October. The 930-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the 240-seat A321 aircraft. The LCC faces no competition between the two cities. What they said Juan Carlos Zuazua, the CEO of Vivaaerobus, said: “We continue to improve […]

October 5, 2023 | Latest Route News +


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 +