The market between Mexico and Spain is one of the largest and most profitable in Latin America, and within it, Mexico City (MEX) – Madrid (MAD) was the route that reported the biggest profits during 2019.
Currently, there are four daily flights between the two capitals, with the recovery strengthened by the recent opening of Spain to Mexicans with a completed vaccination scheme.
To this, Guadalajara (GDL) – Madrid (MAD) will be added by Aeromexico, as the Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez announced today in a press conference, with three weekly flights starting in December of this year operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and offering fares starting from USD 599 in Economy and USD 1,999 in Premier.
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«On December 15, the first flight from Madrid to Guadalajara will be arriving in our city. Today is a step for which many have fought for a long time, I want to thank Aeroméxico for its solidarity with Guadalajara and with our state, to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico also as a fundamental promoter in this achievement; to Germán Ralis, who at the head of the Ministry of Tourism has headed the efforts and Alejandro Guzmán’s team, who has been together with Ernesto Sánchez and the entire team of the economic cabinet, pushing this initiative, which today I insist becomes great news for Guadalajara,» said Alfaro Ramírez.
Flight AM36 will depart from Guadalajara on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 2:25 p.m. to arrive in Madrid at 8:00 the next day after 10 hours 35 minutes of flight.
Flight AM39 will depart from Barajas airport on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 11:35 pm, landing in Guadalajara at 5:45 am the next day after a 13-hour flight.
At the moment, Jalisco is in an epidemiological red traffic light, so it has been noted that the announcement of this route may sound strange.
Aeromexico transported 1,669 million passengers during July, a figure that represented an increase of 18.6 percent, compared to June 2021; A good part of the statistics is due to the fact that the airline restarted operations from Mexico City to Austin and Dallas, Texas with an offer of seven weekly flights to each destination, and also restarted operations in Managua, with three flights a week.
From almost all sides, this is a spectacular announcement, for both Aeromexico and Guadalajara airport. The fact of knowing my home airport will become an intercontinental airport for passengers this year is just insane, and I can’t wait for this route to begin operations! Tell me what you think.