- IATA/ICAO Code:
- Airline Type:
- Full Service Carrier
- Mexico City International Airport
- Year Founded:
- Airline Group:
- Grupo Aeromexico
- Andrés Conesa Labastida
The Mexican legacy carrier Aeromexico wants to increase its international reach in the coming months. On Monday, the airline announced it will resume its flights from Mexico City International Airport (MEX) to Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT), as well as increasing its weekly connectivity to Madrid Barajas International (MAD), and launching a new route to Rome, Italy. These services will be operated with the company’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet.
Aeromexico’s newest route
Rome has become the new destination for Aeromexico. The legacy carrier announced its intentions to fly from Mexico City to Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) starting on March 25, 2023. This new route would begin with three weekly flights before moving on to five weekly services by next year’s summer. Aeromexico will deploy its Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleets to operate these services. These jetliners can carry up to 243 and 274 passengers, respectively. They have a three-class configuration, with Clase Premier, AM Plus, and Main Cabin Economy seats.
Moreover, the clients flying with Aeromexico will also have access to other destinations in Italy, such as Milan, Torino, Genoa, Venice, Florence, Naples, Catania, and Bolonia. Aeromexico is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, as well as the Italian flag carrier, ITA Airways.
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Increasing connectivity to Madrid
As of November 2022, Aeromexico operates 20 weekly flights to Madrid Barajas International Airport. The Mexican carrier has two daily services from Mexico City as well as three weekly flights from Guadalajara and Monterrey, each. Overall, Aeromexico offers only one flight fewer –but from more origin points– than Iberia (which has three daily services to Mexico City).
The routes from Guadalajara and Monterrey to Madrid have proven to be successful, and the airline will increase its connectivity from these two cities next year. Aeromexico will add two weekly frequencies on March 27, 2023. Then on June 1 of next year, these two routes will become daily. By that month, Aeromexico will offer 28 weekly flights between Mexico and Spain.
With these new services to Madrid and Rome, Aeromexico will increase by over 20% its number of weekly frequencies between Mexico and Europe compared to 2022’s summer.
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What about Japan?
Finally, Aeromexico announced that it will also resume flights to Tokyo Narita International Airport next March. Following a three year-hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aeromexico is returning to the Asian country.
Currently, Aeromexico is not servicing its Asia market. In the past, the Mexican airline flew to Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai. Nonetheless, Aeromexico canceled its Shanghai route in 2019, prior to the COVID pandemic, to launch its service to Barcelona (and compete against Dubai-based Emirates). Then, in the midst of the pandemic, it suspended its routes to Japan and South Korea.
As of November 2022, Aeromexico offers 382 international flights, mostly to the United States (51% of all the flights). Compared to November 2019, prior to the pandemic, Aeromexico is offering 21.3% more flights and 14.8% more seats per week currently. Nonetheless, it has lost connectivity to certain cities, such as Barcelona, Panama City, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo (temporarily).
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