Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 10 Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
Lineas Aereas Azteca took delivery of the first NG B737-700. Finally, we have this new bird flying the mexican skies. I can´t wait to see it. With lots of old aircraft in Mexico it is amazing Azteca took delivery of a brand new plane.
SEATTLE, July 2, 2001 - The Boeing Company last week delivered Azteca Airlines' (Lineas Aereas Azteca) first Next-Generation 737-700, making it the first airline in Mexico to operate the advanced-technology airplane. Azteca Airlines is a new regional passenger airline that began operations in June with 737-300s.
"The 737-700 will be the star of our fleet," said Rafael Rubio, president and CEO of Azteca Airlines. "The superior reliability and maintainability of the new 737 will provide a solid basis for success and customer satisfaction for our young airline."
Azteca will operate the airplane through a leasing agreement with Pegasus Aviation, Inc. The airplane is valued at approximately $46 million.
Azteca's route destinations include Mexico City, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Morelia and Uruapan.
"We are honored that Azteca Airlines has chosen Boeing airplanes for its fleet structure," said Daniel da Silva, Boeing vice president of Sales - Latin America. "The 737's proven performance record, spacious new interiors, low operating costs and operational flexibility have made it a popular choice for successful airlines throughout Latin America."
My best wishes for Azteca, hope they start a profitable airline. I don´t know you guys, but if I have to choose a flight to Tijuana and flying on the B737NG is an option I will go for it. Just to try the new airplane.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6097 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 955 times:
Are they flying already cause I read that they had to defer startup because the Mexican Authorities still had not given them clearance to start ops.
Viva Shakira and her new single "Pide Mas"
Mexitli From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 108 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 932 times:
Excellent! I am excited about a new airline in Mexico. I hope they become the "Southwest" of Mexico and eventually serve the US. More competition can't hurt. By the way, I have been looking for their web site. Does anybody know if they have one, and the address?
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 904 times:
They don´t have a Web Site, but I´ve heard that they are planning on getting one soon. Their strategy is to start attracting medium to low class people (low class because they pay once for an airline ticket to go to Tijuana and try to cross the border), so they don´t need the web site desperately.
AeroMexico767 From Mexico, joined Jul 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 902 times:
Hello... well I think that you are wrong, well Mexican Airlines had a defficient fleet, like AeroCalifornia (All DC-9), Aviacsa (B737-200, DC-9, B727) etc... but what happen with Aeromexico and Mexicana (well except for those DC-9 and MD80), but they have an advanced fleet, B767, A320, B757... Fokker 100 etc...
But like you, I hope see this new bird flying into Aguascalientes(lol)..
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 897 times:
Welcome to Airliners.net
About the fleet, you are right, AM and MX have some new planes, but you have to understand the logic here. AM and MX were supposed to make a big order of new planes to retire the old CD9´s and B727´s. They didn´t because of their economic situation and the sale of both airlines. Boeing and Airbus are competing to get the mexican market and Azteca was the perfect way of publicising in Mexico.
Boeing even open an office in Mexico City because they now that Mexico will be a market in two or three years, there are very old aircraft in here.
By the way, I read in the newspaper and heard a rumor that Mexicana is going to excercise the 8 options of Airbus A320 family they have since 1990. Airbus is not far away of closing the deal that will give Mexicana this aircraft to retire some of the B727´s. And the rumor says that they will be A319´s.
AeroMexico767 From Mexico, joined Jul 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 875 times:
Well HMOMX, I see you are mexican, yes! me too...
Well Azteca goals are this:
Connect Tijuana (TIJ) with:
Connect Mexico City with:
Aguascalientes (my hometown!!)
Alburquerque, NM (EE.UU.)
Plus charter flights from Canada, United States and South American Countries to some Mexican cities like Puerto Vallarta, Cancun etc...
And the Third:
Intercontinental Flights (I don´t know how)
Well, this information is from the magazine "Avion Revue" (May 2001)---