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Aeromexico

by Giuseppe TovarNovember 19, 2013

Aeromexico is Mexico’s largest airline. It is based out of the Mexico City International Airport. Together with its subsidiaries this airline owns a fleet of more than 100 aircraft. In July of 2012 it made a public announcement to invest $11 billion dollars to purchase new equipment for the Boeing Company, It ordered  90  aircraft the new 737-8 MAX, MAX 737-9 and 10 787-9 Dreamliners in addition to their previous orders, this with the intention of renewing its fleet.

The airline offers direct flights to/from Mexico, Central and South America, the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia; additionally it offers code-share flights with their colleagues in the Skyteam alliance, of which it is a founding member along with Air France, Delta Airlines and Korean Air.

It’s first aircraft was a Stinson SR with an inaugural to the City of to Acapulco from Mexico City on September 14 1934. In 1996 it began a code-sharing agreement with Delta Airlines, Air France, and in 2000 became a founding member of the previously mentioned SkyTeam alliance.

2003 marked a renewal of their fleet with the acquisition of Boeing 737-700 aircraft equipped with winglets. In the year 2006, this airline, continuing with the renewal of their fleet and to be able to cover routes at greater distances, acquires several Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. One of these is for the route they began to cover on November 16 2006: Mexico-Tijuana -Tokyo, being the first Mexican airline to fly to the Asian continent after the now defunct Taesa, which operated flights to the Asian continent in 1995.

The Mexican Government (its previous owner) put the airline up for sale. After the long process, a group of businessmen led by Grupo Financiero Banamex, acquired a majority of the airlines shares and this airline was transferred to the private sector on October 17th 2007.

The August 01 2011, 11 days after Interjet hosted the first flight using biofuel in a national route in America (and fourth in the world), this airline flew the first transcontinental flight of this type, with the City Mexico-Madrid route.

On 4 June 2012, the U.S. airline Delta, acquired 4.17 % of the equity of This airline, for a price of $65 million dollars. This financial transaction is part of the global agreement signed in 2011 between both companies, which allows them to create a unique partnership in Latin America.

Currently, the two airlines, handle 93 code-share destinations, which represents a total of 733 daily flights in 8 countries.

On 25 July 2012, this airline announced the purchase of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. With this purchase this airline will become the first Mexican airline to have a fleet with this most recent model. The new order is added to the package of 20 aircraft which the company had announced in 2011 and nine other Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner already provided for. The delivery of the Dreamliner will begin in the summer of 2013. The amount of investment is $11 billion already that includes the acquisition of 90 Boeing 737-8 aircraft Boeing 737-9 MAX and MAX, which will be delivered starting in 2018.

 

Registered head office and customer service contact details for this airline’s Corporate Offices:

Phone:

513-34000

Physical Address:

Aerovías de México S.A. de C.V. (Aeroméxico), Av. Paseo de la Reforma No. 445, piso 8°, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06500, México, Distrito Federal

We would appreciate if other passengers of the airline could share with us their reviews and feedback about this airline.

 

 

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  • Izabella
    November 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Contrary to what many people typically say about their air travel experience, I had a very good experience with Aeromexico. I was departing from SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica), to MEX (Mexico DF). The price of the airline tickets changes too often, and I bought my ticket in advance to get it for a cheap price with a major operator. Although still in the airport, since I am a nervous flyer, the captain was so friendly that I felt reassured about the flight. The flight crew on board were very nice and friendly, even giving me advice on which specific transport to take to the touristy places in Mexico City, you know, for a newcomer in the city. The food was good, and the film was good, although I bought my own set of entertainment. Overall the flight and the service was pretty good.

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