• Aeromexico Boeing 737 MAX 8 XA-MAQ


    IATA/ICAO Code:

    Airline Type:
    Full Service Carrier

    Mexico City International Airport

    Year Founded:


    Airline Group:
    Grupo Aeromexico

    Andrés Conesa Labastida


Earlier this week, Grupo Aeromexico announced it will launch a new route between Mexico City Benito Juárez International (MEX) and Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) next year. This route will be opened on March 25, 2023, and will be operated with the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. Rome will be the airline’s fifth open destination in Europe. Which ones are the other?

Aeromexico’s European route map

The Mexican legacy carrier Aeromexico has been looking to heavily increase its international reach in the last few months. By March 2023, the airline will operate seven different routes between Mexico and Europe, plus two additional routes to Asia (serving Tokyo and Seoul).

Rome will become the newest Aeromexico destination on March 25. First, Aeromexico will operate three weekly flights to Rome, adding up to five weekly services by June 1. Moreover, the airline –through its SkyTeam partner ITA Airways– will offer connections to other Italian destinations such as Milan, Torino, Genoa, Florence, Naples, Catania, and Bolonia.

Once this route is open, Aeromexico will fly the following services to Europe:

  1. From Mexico City: Madrid (MAD), London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS), Rome (FCO).
  2. From Guadalajara: Madrid.
  3. From Monterrey: Madrid.

Additionally, Aeromexico expects to increase its weekly frequencies in the routes from Guadalajara and Monterrey to Madrid –launched last year– increasing them to daily services by June 1, 2023 (up from three per week currently).

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Aeromexico's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Photo: Guillermo Quiroz Martínez via @gquimar .

European capacity

As of November 2022, Aeromexico offers 43 weekly flights to Europe, with 11,441 seats available on average. The airline employs both its Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleets to operate these services. These widebodies have capacities for 243 and 274 passengers, respectively, in a three-class configuration, with Clase Premier, AM Plus, and Main Cabin Economy seats. In Simple Flying, we have made trip reviews onboard Aeromexico’s Dreamliners on flights to São Paulo and Bogota (onboard the 787-9).

Once Aeromexico adds its new route in March (along with an increase to five flights per week in the routes from Guadalajara and Monterrey), the airline will offer 50 weekly flights. By the summer, it will increase its capacity again to 54 weekly flights between Mexico and Europe, a 20% increase compared to 2022’s summer, and Aeromexico’s largest capacity available to Europe in its history.

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Aeromexico's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Photo: Guillermo Quiroz Martínez via @gquimar .

What about Barcelona?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aeromexico briefly operated three weekly flights between Mexico City and Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN). This route was launched in 2019 to directly compete with Emirates’ fifth-freedom flight between Dubai and Mexico City via Barcelona. Nonetheless, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Aeromexico to temporarily shut down most of its flights to Europe, including those to Barcelona.

While all the other European routes have restarted, and some even have more capacity than before the pandemic, Aeromexico has not yet relaunched its services to Barcelona. It will most likely not do it, and this route remains canceled. Simple Flying reached Aeromexico for comment; the airline declined to do so. This means Emirates will remain the exclusive operator of the Barcelona-Mexico City segment (Iberia currently only flies between Madrid and Mexico City).

Have you traveled long-haul with Aeromexico? How did you find the experience? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: simpleflying.com

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