On 15th September 1934, Aeronaves de México was established by Antonio Diaz Lombardo. From 1934 to 1988, the company has been operating under this name, expanding it network to 21 Mexican cities and 2 in the U.S., as well as the fleet. The economic crisis of 1982 has lad the company to bankruptcy and the suspension of operations. Then on October 1st 1988, Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. was created, using the trading name Aeromexico and the emblem of the Eagle Warrior, followed by a series of improvements in punctuality, trustworthiness, service quality and care in the use of its equipment. The next 5-year-perios witnessed the most serious challenge in the airline’s history, in which the Gulf War of 1991 and severe financial crisis of 1994 have resulted in a restructuring of the company. The creation of the International Air Transport Corporation (CINTRA – acronym in Spanish) as a holding company for the shares of various air transport companies, but mainly for Aeromexico and Mexicana, has helped to create competitive and geographical advantages for Aeromexico. Today, the company has a structure of three market segments—businesses, beaches and borders—allowed it to better respond to client needs and offer more competitive products.
About the airline
Airways of Mexico, SA de CV (Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V.), operating as Aeroméxico, is the flag carrier airline of Mexico. Its main hub is Mexico City International Airport, with secondary hubs at General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, in Monterrey, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, in Guadalajara, and General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia International Airport in Hermosillo. The Aeroméxico Group includes Aeroméxico mainline and Aeroméxico Connect (regional subsidiary) which together hold the 41.7% of the domestic market share, becoming México"s largest domestic airline group, and the 79.8% of the international market share, again in first place. Its logo shows the head of an Aztec eagle warrior.
It operates scheduled domestic and international services to North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Aeroméxico and Aeroméxico Connect together operate a total of 553 daily flights to 70 destinations on 4 continents, with a global fleet of 102 airplanes.
Domestic routes include these destinations: Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Campeche, Cancun, Chihuahua, Ciudad Del Carmen, Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Obregon, Colima, Culiacan, Durango, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Huatulco, La Paz, Leon, Los Cabos, Los Mochis, Matamoros, Mazatlan, Merida, Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, Morelia, Nuevo Laredo, Oaxaca, Paza Rica, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, Reynosa, San Luis Potosi, Tampico, Tapachula, Tijuana, Torreon, Veracruz, Villahermosa and Zihuatanejo.
Aeroméxico operates a fleet of 30 Boeing 737 – 700, 13 Boeing 737 – 800, 5 Boeing 767 - 200ER, 2 Boeing 767 300ER, 4 Boeing 777 - 200ER, 10 Embraer E – 190, 39 Embraer ERJ – 145. This is a total of 103 and is still on the go with 57 planes in order.