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Azteca B737-700 Ready For Delivery  
User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2514 posts, RR: 8
Posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Lineas Aereas Azteca will take delivery next month of a brand new B737NG.

Eng Type:CFM56-7B26

Finally the NG of the B737 will fly the mexican skies with a mexican flag, after many rumors that AeroMexico will place an order. AeroMexico and Mexicana wont be placing any new aircraft order until they know what will happend with their parent company CINTRA and with the stake own by the mexican government.

Lineas Aereas Azteca (IATA: ZE) has been flying for two weeks and they are planning on taking delivery of two more B737-300 before the end of the year. That will take the airline fleet to 6 Boeing Aircraft to start flying on the former TAESA routes.

Do you think Azteca will be a succesful airline with the B737NG? Will they be able to make a profit this year, specially when AeroMexico and Mexicana have posted red numbers and with one more low fare airline planning to start schedule service in Mexico?

I will love to fly on those NG Aircraft!!


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User currently offlineAlvaro From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

I think it will be a succesfull airline but it will take some time. I hope we can finally have a great airline in our country.

En Mexicana cumplimos 85 años de hacerte sentir el placer de volar sin limites
User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2804 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

This sounds great.

What are their current flights and what others are they planning on flying? It's going to be hard for them due to the high fuel prices. Don't expect them to be a success story at least in the short term future. However, this is great news for us the Mexican airline fans and the general public as well. All of the the other no frills airlines are operating pretty much worn out equipment.

Have you ever tried Aerolineas Internacionales? Do you know how many planes they have in their fleet? I wouldn't know but I've heard they don't have such a great reputation.

By the way, I found this really cool Mexican site. Its made by this pilot from Guadalajara and contains mostly pics from GDL. Check it out.


Best regards,
A. Diaz

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2514 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2535 times:


Azteca is currently flying MEX-TIJ-MEX with and introductory one way fare of $140USD including taxes. I was in the airport yesterday and their flight was announced as non-stop, although I was told they will be flying MEX-ZCL(Zacatecas)-TIJ-ZCL-MEX. There was a report on a mexican newspaper where the CEO stated that they will go international next january. Planning on serving California cities with major hispanic population.

Abouto Aerolineas Internacionales, my brother flew on them from MEX to AGU (Aguascalientes) once for $45USD one way walk fare. He is also a fan of airplanes and airlines and he told me that they need to improve lots of things, you fly them just because of the chep fares they offer, but their reputation is not good. Their fleet is over aged and they are flying ex-American Airlines B727´s.
N4 current fleet is:

B727-023 XA-SKC (1966)
B727-023 XA-SNW (1965)
B727-223 XA-AAD (1976)
B727-223 XA-SPU (1969)
B727-223 XA-TPV (1968)
B727-223 XA-TQT (1969)
DC9-14 XA-RSQ (1966)

This gives us an average fleet age of like 30 years.


User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2804 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Thanks Rojo,

Do they still operate the DC-9? I believe that they returned it in favor of another 727. Do you think Azteca will be serving food on their flights? And I wonder if they intend of having T.V. movie screens in their new 737 NG.

Best regards,
A. Diaz

User currently offlineAeromexico757 From Mexico, joined Aug 2000, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Does anybody knows the day that this ariplane will arrived to MEX.

User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1842 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

TIJ-MEX-TIJ on a 737?............hmmmmm and I thought the TIJ-GDL-TIJ on Aeromexico's MD-88's were boring.

Does Azteca plan any in flight entertainment?, and another question, I have flown TIJ-GDL-TIJ on Aeromexico's 767 and 757, and also Mexicana's 757 on the same route...........nowadays you only get MD's and A320's respectively....anyone know why the equipment change?

Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2514 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2503 times:


I don´t know exactly if N4 (Aerolineas Internacionales) returned the DC9, but I remeber it was based at Curnavaca Mariano Matamoros Airport, so we didn´t get the airplane here in MEX so often. It will be dumb to return it, because it flew the Cuernavaca - Acapulco route and if you get the B727 in that route the airline will never be profitable, because the 727 was designed for medium range. Well there are many things I don´t understand about Aerolineas Internacionales.
There are no news about inflight entertainmen on ZE (Azteca) I will bet they are getting the Flip-up TV´s because they plan to go international and for those destinations it will be boring to take a flight and don´t have some kind of entertainment.

Aeromexico 757

I don´t know the exact delivery day, but it is close, believe me. Today Boeing made the first official delivery of a NG B737 to a Mexican corporation. Grupo Omnilife S.A. of Guadalajara, Jalisco took delivery of:

Aircraft: B737-7EJ BBJ
MSN: 32774
Registration: XA-AEX

if you want more information on this delivery go to:


Mexicana changed the equipment on the GDL-TIJ-GDL route because they drop TIJ as a big destination for them. Since CINTRA took control of AM and MX, MX had to stop flying the MEX-TIJ route non-stop, they only fly the route with stops in GDL, ZCL, SLP and some others, so they don´t get most of the business man and the route no longer supports the B757, that is why they send the B727´s and the A320´s. I know that AeroMexico still flys the GDL-TIJ route with a B757, and they also use the MD80´s to make it profitable.


User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2804 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

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Photo © AirNikon

AM flies both MEX-TIJ and GDL-TIJ with 757's and MD-80's on both routes. Or is it that MEX-TIJ only gets 757's? In any case, MX has more flights scheduled on the GDL-TIJ route than does AM. Gone are the days when there was daily DC-10's on both the TIJ-GDL and TIJ-MEX route  Sad

And the TIJ-GDL route perfectly fits the use of MD-80's since its only a 2:45 hour flight. Of course, it's always pleasant to catch those nicer 757's but with the stiff competition they face from Azteca, AeroCalifornia, Aerolineas Internacionales, Mexicana, and Aviacsa then you can't expect them to fly profitably with a 767 like they did in the early 90's.

Best regards,
A. Diaz

User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1863 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2480 times:


Aeromexico's last timetable shows that there are no flights between TIJ and GDL with other a/c than MD80's, however there are three daily nonstop flights between TIJ and MEX with 757, (flights 173, 185 and 171)

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2514 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

On Saturday June 23, 2001 AeroMexico will operate flight AM116 GDL-TIJ with a B757-200, departing 10:50am and arriving 11:45am.

So AM does operate the B757 from GDL-TIJ, they just don´t do it frequently.


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