Mexico City to Chicago ORD:
Volaris has moved its Chicago service to Mexico City from its Midway Airport (MDW) to O’Hare (ORD). Daily flights our of ORD commenced at the end of 2013. The Chicago Midway Airport will continue to connect with Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Morelia, and Zacatecas. Volaris serves other US destinations including Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego.
Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato:
Delta Air Lines launched its 19th route to Mexico in December 2013. The new Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) route is being offered on a daily basis.
Montreal to Ixtapa:
Sunwing Airlines, added another service to its seasonal offering with the launch of weekly flights (Tuesdays) between Montreal (YUL) and Ixtapa (ZIH) in Mexico.
New York to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos:
AeroMexico has increased its New York (JFK) to Cancun frequency from 7 flights a week to 10. It also launched seasonal, twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta and once weekly service to Los Cabos; both will run through August 2014.
Fort Myers, Florida to Cancun:
The Wisconsin-based charter operator, MetJet, launched weekly round trip seasonal flights from Fort Myers, FL, to Cancun in December and the service will run through May 15, 2014. The Saturday flights originate in Green Bay, Wisconsin, stop en route in Fort Myers, and continue on to Cancun. The service will be operated by Sun Country Airlines.
Miami, Florida to Cozumel:
American Airlines began nonstop service between Miami (MIA) and Cozumel (CZM) late last year. The flight runs five times weekly from Thursday to Monday.
London Heathrow to Mexico City and Cancun:
AeroMexico will operate three weekly flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Mexico City (MEX) starting in April, increasing capacity by 30%. With the arrival of the Dreamliner, the airline will offer 243 seats per flight, 32 flat
beds on Premier Class, more space between aisles and new personalized entertainment. A direct service from London to Cancun on Saturdays is also scheduled to start on April 5th.
Mexico City to Palenque:
Interjet recently launched a flight between Mexico City and Palenque. It will fly round-trip on Thursdays and Sundays.
Mexico City to San Luis Potosi:
Interjet will begin service from Mexico City to San Luis Potosi on May 22.
San Francisco to Morelia:
AeroMexico recently launched a flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Morelia (MLM). It will fly three times a week, departing San Francisdo on Mon/Wed/Fri and departing Morelia on Tue/Thur/Sat.
Chicago to Morelia:
AeroMexico will begin service from Chicago to Morelia on June 7.
Other Airline News
Delta Expands to Mexcio’s Pacific Coast
Delta Airlines will increase its flights from key U.S. gateways to Mexico’s Pacific Coast beginning in October. The expanded schedule includes:
four weekly services between Salt Lake City and Puerto Vallarta, starting Oct. 1
four weekly flights between Atlanta and Los Cabos, beginning Oct. 1
four weekly flights from Salt Lake City to Los Cabos, starting Oct. 4
four weekly flights between Atlanta and Puerto Vallarta, beginning Oct. 5
weekly flight between Minneapolis and Los Cabos, beginning Nov. 8
All new flights are available now for booking.
Southwest Takeover of AirTran
Southwest Airlines will begin international service on July 1, a transfer of existing AirTran routes. By the end of 2014, Southwest plans to take over the Cancun, Los Cabos, and Mexico City schedules.
Volaris Wants More US Routes
The Mexican airline Volaris filed at the Transportation Department to add seven more U.S. routes to its schedule proposing from Oakland and San Jose to Tijuana; from Orlando, Denver and San Antonio to Guadalajara; and from Las Vegas to Hermosillo and Culiacan.
Air France Lands The Biggest Plane In The World In Mexico
Air France’s Airbus A380, considered the biggest passenger plane in the world, landed at Cancun’s International Airport in November 2013 to inaugurate the new direct route from Paris to Cancun. It is the first time that a vessel of this size –with two floors, six bares, an art gallery, hundreds of windows and a capacity for 516 people – commercially flew into Latin America. Read More >>
New Regional Airline
Mexico launched a new carrier, Regional Air Transport (TAR), with a fleet of three aircrafts. By 2017 it expects to operate a fleet of 14 planes. Based in Queretaro, current routes include Guadalajara, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Monterrey, Durango Tampico and Los Mochis. Later this year they plan on including Toluca.