BJX Volaris

Volaris introduced twelve new domestic routes from Leon/Guanajuato in central Mexico during the second week of July for a total of 25 routes, 21 of which are domestic. 10 July: Hermosillo (2-weekly) 10 July: Ciudad Obregon (3-weekly) 10 July: Culiacan (3-weekly) 10 July: Torreon (3-weekly) 10 July: Tuxtla Gutierrez (3-weekly) 11 July: La Paz (2-weekly) 11 July: Los Mochis (2-weekly) […]

July 19, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last Week Americas January 17th

Analysis of Cirium schedule data for January 2022 and pre-pandemic January 2020 reveals that several airlines are now offering more seats from US airports than they did two years. The top six airlines for additional seats are two established ULCCs (Allegiant and Spirit), two new airlines (Avelo and Breeze) and two Mexican carriers (vivaaerobus and […]

January 17, 2022 | Airlines, News & Analysis, North America

US and Mexico Market Sept 2021

Latest daily figures provided by the US TSA show that average weekly passenger numbers passing through US airports are now at around 75%-80% of the level they were back in 2019, with that figure rising to around 85% on national holidays such as Independence Day (4 July) and Labor Day (6 September). However, the biggest […]