Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V. operating as Aeroméxico, is the flag carrier airline of Mexico based in Mexico City. It operates scheduled services to more than 80 destinations in Mexico; North, South, and Central America; the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Its main base and hub is in Mexico City, with a secondary hub in Monterrey, and focus cities in Cancún, Guadalajara, and Tijuana. Aeroméxico Headquarters Building is in the financial district on Paseo de la Reforma overlooking the Diana the Huntress Fountain.
Grupo Aeroméxico includes Aeroméxico mainline and Aeroméxico Connect (regional subsidiary). The group held #1 place in domestic market share with 36.6%, and #2 place behind American Airlines with 15.3% of the international market share, in the 12 months ending March 2014, becoming Mexico’s largest domestic airline group. Aeroméxico is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, along with Air France, Delta Air Lines, and Korean Air.
Aeroméxico works closely with the U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines, which owns part of Aeroméxico and in 2015 announced its intention to acquire up to 49%. On May 8, 2017 a joint commercial agreement (JCA), came into effect, whereby the airlines share information, costs and revenues on all their flights between the United States and Mexico.
In 2016, the company flew 19,703,000 passengers (up 5.0% vs. previous year), of which 13,047,000 domestic (+3.7%)and 6,656,000 international (+7.6%). It flew 34,776,000 revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), had 43,362,000 available seat kilometers (ASKs), and an 80.3% load factor.
Aeroméxico finalizes order for 737 MAX 8s and 9s
Aeroméxico has announced a firm order for 60 737 MAX 8s and 9s, which includes reconfirmation rights for an additional 30 MAXs. The firm order by Mexico’s largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $6 billion at published list prices.