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Mexico’s airlines report substantial passenger growth in November

Mexico City, Mexico — Three of Mexico’s main airlines have reported substantial passenger growth during the month of November. Aeroméxico has reported a 30.6% increase in passengers for November.

The airline says they transported just over 2 million passengers in November, which represented a year-on-year increase of 30.6%. They said their international passengers increased by 32.8%, while domestic passengers increased by 29.8%.

Aeroméxico also reported that as of March 2023, it will begin operations to Rome, Italy (FCO) and Tokyo, Japan (NRT) from Mexico City (MEX) with three and seven weekly frequencies respectively.

On Wednesday, Viva Aerobus announced its preliminary traffic results for November saying they transported 1.93 million passengers, an increase of 28.1% compared to November 2021.

The airline added that their figures were driven by an increase of 31.5% and 4.6% in the domestic and international traffic, respectively. From January to November, Viva has transported 18.68 million passengers.

“In November, demand remained strong, allowing us to maintain healthy levels in our load factors in a good revenue-per-passenger environment.

On the occasion of our 16th anniversary, we are proud to have been recognized as ‘Low Cost Airline of the Year 2022’ by the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation. We are the first Mexican airline to receive this award,” reported Juan Carlos Zuazua, the General Director of Viva Aerobus.

Volaris also reported increased November capacity figures by nearly 20%. During the month, Volaris transported 2.7 million passengers, an increase of 13.7% compared to the same month in 2021. Demand in the Mexican domestic and international markets had an increase of 12.2% and 37.4%, respectively, they said.

Enrique Beltranena, Volaris Executive Chairman and CEO said, “demand remains strong and we are convinced of our revenue management strategy. Advanced bookings remain strong and we expect to continue to maintain strong load factors in the coming months. We continue with our flexible route network strategy and will continue to stimulate our markets with our ultra-low-cost model.”