Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V, doing business as Aeromar, is a Mexican airline that operates scheduled domestic services in Mexico and international services to the United States, Guatemala, and Honduras. Its main base is Mexico City International Airport.[2][3]

Aeromar
Aeromar Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
VW TAO AEROMAR
FoundedJanuary 29, 1987
AOC #TVRF761K[1]
HubsMexico City International Airport
Secondary hubsGuadalajara International Airport
Frequent-flyer programMileagePlus
Fleet size12
Destinations64
Parent companyGrupo Aeromar
HeadquartersMexico City, Mexico
Key peopleLic. Fernando Flores (President)
Websiteaeromar.us

HistoryEdit

 
An Aeromar ATR 72-600 at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France, 2013

The airline was established on January 29, 1987 and started operations on November 7, 1987 as Transportes Aeromar.

It is owned by Grupo Aeromar (private company) (99.99%) and had 864 employees in July 2010.[2] On April 1, 2010, Aeromar signed a commercial alliance with Continental Airlines. Aeromar then announced it would lease two Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. These twin jet aircraft were subsequently removed from the airline's fleet.

On August 30, 2010, Aeromar and Continental Airlines announced a frequent flyer partnership that allowed each carrier's passengers to earn and redeem miles on either airline. In addition, Continental international first- and business class passengers, Presidents Club members and Star Alliance Gold customers were able to access Aeromar's Salon Diamante lounge in Mexico City at that time. When Continental Airlines merged into United Airlines, the codeshare agreement was transferred over to United.[4]

As of 2018, Avianca is attempting to acquire or merge with Aeromar to become "Avianca Mexico".[5] The airline is awaiting a 100 million USD injection from Avianca's parent company, Synergy Group.[6] Avianca would first acquire up to 49% of the failing airline over the next five months.[7]

DestinationsEdit

Frequent Flyer ProgramsEdit

Aeromar participates in the United Airlines MileagePlus program and the Air Canada Aeroplan program,[8] despite not being owned by United Airlines Holdings or Air Canada, nor being a member of Star Alliance, of which those airlines are currently a member.[4]

ClubsEdit

 
Aeromar's Salón Diamante at AICM (Terminal 2)

Salon Diamante is Aeromar's private airport lounge.[9][10]

Codeshare agreementsEdit

On February 1, 2011, Aeromar and Continental Airlines implemented codesharing on all routes at Aeromar's hub in Mexico City International Airport. Aeromar then started operating additional domestic services such as flights to Durango, Matamoros, Ixtapa, and Piedras Negras; and announced it would re-evaluate its international services. Currently, the only international destination served by the airline is McAllen, Texas although Aeromar previously served Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas. When Continental Airlines merged into United Airlines, the codeshare agreement was transferred over to United.[4]

On August 1, 2019, Aeromar and Turkish Airlines signed a codeshare agreement, after the latter carrier commenced operations to Mexico City.[11][12]

On August 3, 2021, Aeromar and Emirates signed an interline partnership that will provide customers with connectivity between destinations in Mexico and the United States through Mexico City with the Emirates global network.[13]

On March 29, 2022, Aeromar and Air Canada signed an interline agreement to boost connectivity between Mexico and Canada. The agreement is planned to grow by the summer season.[14][15]

FleetEdit

Current fleetEdit

As of July 2022, the Aeromar fleet consists of the following aircraft:[16][17]

Aeromar fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42-500 03 48
ATR 42-600 02 48
ATR 72-600 07 72
Total 12

In early 2015, Aeromar decided to remove its Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft from operations. The airline then supplemented its fleet of fifteen ATR 42 turboprops with two new larger ATR 72-600 aircraft.[18] In November 2016, the airline ordered eight new ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft and optioned another six ATR 72s.[19] Aeromar's first ATR 42-600 was handed over by the airframer in December 2016.[20]

Former fleetEdit

Aeromar previously operated the following aircraft:[citation needed]

Aeromar former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
ATR 42-300 03 1988 1997
ATR 42-320 08 1991 2018
ATR 42-500 10 1995 2017
Bombardier CRJ200ER 03 2010 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aeromar Air Operators Certificate". av-info.faa.gov/detail.asp?. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 49.
  3. ^ "DIRECTORIO DE OFICINAS DE VENTAS Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine." Aeromar. August 16, 2007. 3/7. "CORPORATIVO MEXICO Hangar No. 1 Zona "D" Col. Federal 15620 México, D. F."
  4. ^ a b c "Fly with Aeromar". United Airlines. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Avianca seeks to rename Aeromar as Avianca Mexico". 2018-03-04.
  6. ^ "Colombian airline Avianca Holdings files for bankruptcy". 10 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Aeromar: Se acorta a 5 meses el plazo de Avianca para invertir". 24 May 2019.
  8. ^ "New: Air Canada Aeroplan & Aeromar Partnership". OneMileAtATime. Retrieved 17 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-08-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Aeromar Salon Diamante - Terminal 2 - MEX".
  11. ^ "News for Airlines, Airports and the Aviation Industry | CAPA".
  12. ^ "Aeromar se alía a Turkish Airlines tras su aterrizaje en México". August 2019.
  13. ^ "Emirates and Aeromar sign interlineal partnership". EnElAire (in Spanish). August 2021. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  14. ^ Curran, Andrew (29 March 2022). "Air Canada Inks A Partnership With Mexican Airline Aeromar". Simple Flying. simpleflying.com. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  15. ^ Casey, David (30 March 2022). "Air Canada, Aeromar Seek To Boost Canada-Mexico Connectivity". Routes Online. Informa PLC. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  16. ^ "Aeromar Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  17. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 21.
  18. ^ "Aeromar". Airliner World: 15. March 2015.
  19. ^ "Aeromar signs for 8 firm ATR 72-600 series aircraft". ATR. November 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  20. ^ Blachly, Linda (16 December 2016). "Mexico's Aeromar takes delivery of first ATR 42-600". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 18 December 2016.

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