gkirk
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AeroMexico

Wed Nov 22, 2000 5:55 pm

Can anyone tell me what a/c this airline operates, where they operate to and if they have any plans to start ops to the UK soon? When were they formed and where are they based?
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CV990
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RE: AeroMexico

Wed Nov 22, 2000 10:00 pm


Hi!

Aeromexico is quite an "oldie" in civil aviation. They started in late 40's and as far as I know they had DC-6's, then they migrated to DC-8-33 and latter 50's series, also for short haul they had the DC-9. When the "wide-body" era came Aeromexico bought the DC-10 and they had transatlantic flights to Europe but only in Madrid I think. Well at least I saw one of their DC-10 there in 1980 ( XA-DUH ). As you know Mexico is a country with extreme economic problems so I'm sorry to dissapoint you but I don't think they will come to UK, perhaps if you fly around Europe or USA you might see them, I think they have quite a strong service to some cities in USA, LAX, Miami and JFK.
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sn330
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RE: AeroMexico

Thu Nov 23, 2000 2:28 am

Aeromexico is based out of, surprise, Mexico City and the majority of its fleet is made up of the DC9/MD80 family. They also operate around 8 757's, and have 4 767's (2 -200ER, 2-300ER). They have an extensive North American network, and have lots of feeders who offer flights to border cities as well. Their european flights are to Madrid and Paris, and maybe Frankfurt.
 
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RE: AeroMexico

Thu Nov 23, 2000 2:36 am

Thanks guys,
GKirk
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LatinPlane
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RE: AeroMexico

Thu Nov 23, 2000 2:41 am

Hello,

AeroMexico is my favorite airline because it was the first airline that I flew when I was just 3 or 4 years old.
The airline has been around for quite a while. It was established around 1934, I believe, and was originally named Aeronaves de Mexico then shortened in the 70's to simply "AeroMexico". It's first International route Mexico City-JFK wasn't flown until the airline took delivery of the brittanias in 1959.

Currently the airline operates a fleet of 68 aircraft jets, making it the second largest airline in Latin America after Brazil's national airline Varig. The fleet is composed of: 767, 757, MD-80, DC-9's. It's affiliate AeroLitoral operates: Saab340, and Metro lll on domestic services as well as to the U.S.

Like most Latin American airlines, AeroMexico is not too strong in Europe. It operates on a daiy basis to Madrid and Paris. However it has been flying those routes since 1960 after it took over another Mexican airline that had been previously flying those routes. Through out it's history it has also tried other destinations such as Lisbon, Frankfurt, and Rome but at one point or another they have had to be dropped because the economic instability of the country.

AeroMexico however has a strong precence in the U.S. serving: Los Angeles, Ontario, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, New York,and Chicago. In South America it flies to: Lima, Santiago de Chile, and Sao Paolo.

Mexico has two national airlines namely AeroMexico and Mexicana. If one airline doesn't fly to a certain country or destination then the other one does. For more info on the exact details of the fleet and routes check out: http://www.aeromexico.com

Here are some pictures of the airline through the ages:


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Apollo Diaz
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johnboy
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RE: AeroMexico

Thu Nov 23, 2000 5:10 am

Not exactly on the subject, but there was a large story in USA Today on Nov.22 regarding the explosive growth in transborder USA-Mexico air travel, especially after NAFTA. I left the paper on the plane, but it was impressive to see the expansion of routes, especially between second-tier cities in both US and Mexico. I'm not too keen on Mexico City, so therefore I'm glad to see air travel opportunities expand to cities such as Monterrey, Puebla, and Hermosillo. Since the advent of the RJ, dozens of new routes have opened in Mexico from the US, mainly on US airliners.

I'm visiting Phoenix right now, and I usually step over to the AM counter to grab a copy of their inflight magazine, Escala. AeroMexico seems to have a real presence here, with flights to Guaymas, Hermosillo, Guadalajara, and (of course) MEX. Now about those cobalt blue pantsuits on the flight attendants with those ugly scarves.......
 
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Johnboy

Thu Nov 23, 2000 9:03 am


Hi Johnboy,

I don't know about those new scarfs. I am trying to figure out where they got the idea? The other scarfs with the AeroMexico bird man logo (Caballero Azteca) where retired last year in favor of these along with the new uniforms.

Though I'm glad to see that the these flight attendants still wear scarfs, unlike all the other cheap large american airlines, I can't figure out the designs. They look like they should be worn only during the christmas holidays but they're actually the standard uniform.

Anyway, AeroMexico's flight attendants change uniforms about every 5 years unlike the American carriers which change every 20 or so years. So about 4 more years to go...

Who knows?


Happy Thanksgiving day, (for those in the U.S.)
Apollo Diaz

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LatinPlane
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RE: Johnboy Again

Thu Nov 23, 2000 9:19 am


Hello again,

Yeah, I think you're so right! Since the NAFTA agreement was signed about 6 years ago the Mexico-U.S. market had had a great tremendouse increase. just look at Continental, American, and Delta's precence before and after this treaty. Continental vertually serves every single large city in Mexico. Hopefully with the same case will apply now that Mexico has a free trade agreement with the European Union.

Take care!
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johnboy
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RE: AeroMexico

Thu Nov 23, 2000 1:48 pm

Happy Turkey Day to you also Apollo. You seem to have good insight into the Latin American, esp. Mexican aviation market. Always a pleasure to read your comments.
 
CactusA319
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RE: AeroMexico

Thu Nov 23, 2000 5:14 pm


Hey Apollo,

Good post on Aeromexico. You know you're stuff on latinamerican aviation. One little correction, though. Aeromex does not fly to Chicago, Mexicana does.

Talk to you later,
Gabe
 
rojo
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RE: AeroMexico

Thu Nov 23, 2000 11:01 pm

Cactusa319

Aeromexico has a twice weekly service to Chicago on B757´s. The route was granted after Taesa drop it.

Rojo

PD for all: Aeromexico is a 13 year old airline. They started flying in 1988.
 
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RE: AeroMexico

Fri Nov 24, 2000 5:52 am


Really? I hadn't heard about that. Then again, I've been out of town for a while...Thanks for the update Rojo.