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Transportes Aéreos Ejecutivos, SA
Logotaesa.png
IATA
GD
ICAO
TEJ
Callsign
Transejecutivos
Founded 1988
Ceased operations 2000
Hubs Mexico City International Airport
Fleet size 30 (in average)
Headquarters Mexico City International Airport
Mexico City, Mexico
Website taesa.com.mx
A former TAESA Boeing 737-500 at Las Vegas in 1992
A TAESA Boeing 757 in 1993

TAESA (Transportes Aéreos Ejecutivos) was a low cost airline with its headquarters in No. 27 of Hangar Zone C on the grounds of Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico.[1] The airline, owned by a business person legally represented by Alberto Abed Schekaiban, was established on April 27, 1988 operating executive planes and later on 1989 received their first Boeing 727-100 launching regular service.

Taesa began growing rapidly with 727's later on 1991 received their first 757-200 and became the first commercial airline in Mexico with this aircraft model, on the same year some 737-300's were added, later on more 757's and a sole 767-300 was added among a bunch of 737's 200/300/400/500 Taesa was at that time the first 737-500 operator in Latin America.[citation needed]

The first half of the 90's Taesa was quite successful flying cargo for DHL and Serpaprosa on their 727-100C's, on this first half some 737's were leased to Garuda Indonesia to make Asian flights. Meanwhile, they won charter contracts like Apple Vacations. In the domestic Market, TAESA started a fare war with the main carriers, Aeroméxico and Mexicana.[citation needed]

After the 1995 break-down in the Mexican economy, they gave up the new planes in favor to re-using more the 727-100/200, adding DC-9-15's DC-10-30's and later a pair of A300B4's.

Taesa was the first Mexican airline flying to Japan with 2 flights a week during 4 months in 1995.

The airline was having regulatory and maintenance issues for quite some time with a constant anti-labor politics, the accident of Flight 725 resulted in the suspension of its license, hastening the airline's demise.

After the accident the airline went through a huge inspection on behalf of the Mexican DGAC and was subject to comply certain security issues to resume operations, the airline was declared bankrupt on February 21, 2000.

Some of the staff and assets were taken over[citation needed] and Líneas Aéreas Azteca was established on 9 May 2000 and started operations on 1 June 2001 operating domestic services with Boeing 737 aircraft.[2]

It was one of Mexico's first special low-cost carriers.

Affiliates[edit]

Cities Served[edit]

TAESA served the following cities in Mexico: [3][4]

  • ACA - Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico - Alvarez International
  • AGU - Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes - Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airpor
  • BJX - Leon/Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico - Del Bajio
  • CEN - Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
  • CUN - Cancun, Mexico
  • CUU - Chihuahua, Mexico - General Roberto Fierro Villalobos
  • CJS - Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - International Abraham Gonzalez
  • CUL - Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • CZM - Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • GDL - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico - Miguel Hidalgo International
  • HMO - Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico - General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia
  • TIJ - Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - General Abelardo L. Rodríguez
  • MID - Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico - Mérida International
  • MEX - Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico - Benito Juarez International Airport
  • MTY - Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico - Escobedo
  • MLM - Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico - General Francisco J. Mujica
  • PVR - Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
  • SLW - Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico - Plan de Guadalupe International
  • TAP - Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico - Tapachula International
  • TRC - Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico - Francisco Sarabia
  • ZCL - Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico

Airports served in the United States:

  • EGE - Vail/Eagle, CO, USA - Eagle County Regional
  • JFK - New York, NY, USA - John F. Kennedy International
  • LAS - Las Vegas, NV, USA - McCarran Airport
  • LRD - Laredo, TX, USA - International
  • MIA - Miami, FL, USA - Miami International
  • OAK - Oakland, CA, USA - Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
  • ORD - Chicago, IL, USA - O'Hare International Airport

Airports served in Puerto Rico:

  • BQN - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - Rafael Hernandez Airport[5]

Airports served in Japan:

  • NRT - Tokyo, Japan - Narita Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

TAESA had codeshared with the following airlines:

Incidents and accidents[edit]

Various incidents damaged the airline's image:

  • On June 1994 during the United States hosted soccer World Cup a Learjet crashed near Washington D.C. All 12 on board were killed in the accident.

Fleet[edit]

TAESA's Commercial Fleet throughout its history included the following airplanes:[6]

Airbus A300

  • 2 - Airbus A300B4-203(F)

ATR 42

  • 1 - ATR 42-312
  • 1 - ATR 42-320

Boeing 727-100

  • 1 - Boeing 727-014(F)
  • 3 - Boeing 727-022
  • 2 - Boeing 727-023
  • 1 - Boeing 727-024(C)
  • 1 - Boeing 727-027
  • 2 - Boeing 727-031
  • 1 - Boeing 727-035
  • 1 - Boeing 727-051
  • 1 - Boeing 727-064
  • 1 - Boeing 727-114

Boeing 727-200

  • 1 - Boeing 727-225
  • 1 - Boeing 727-290

Boeing 737-200

  • 2 - Boeing 737-2H6
  • 3 - Boeing 737-2T4

Boeing 737-300

  • 1 - Boeing 737-3Q8
  • 1 - Boeing 737-382
  • 6 - Boeing 737-3Y0
  • 1 - Boeing 737-3Y0(F)
  • 5 - Boeing 737-33A
  • 3 - Boeing 737-3K2
  • 1 - Boeing 737-3M8

Boeing 737-400

  • 1 - Boeing 737-4Y0
  • 1 - Boeing 737-4Q8

Boeing 737-500

  • 5 - Boeing 737-5Y0

Boeing 747-400

  • 2 - Boeing 747-422 (never delivered)

Boeing 757-200

  • 2 - Boeing 757-2Y0
  • 1 - Boeing 757-2J4
  • 1 - Boeing 757-225
  • 1 - Boeing 757-2K2
  • 1 - Boeing 757-236
  • 1 - Boeing 757-23A(F)

Boeing 767-300

  • 1 - Boeing 767-3YO(ER)

McDonnell Douglas DC-9

  • 2 - Douglas DC-9-14
  • 3 - Douglas DC-9-15
  • 1 - Douglas DC-9-32

McDonnell Douglas DC-10

  • 2 - Douglas DC-10-30
  • 1 - Douglas DC-10-30(CF)

McDonnell Douglas MD-80

  • 3 - McDonnell Douglas MD-87

Fokker F27

  • 1 - Fokker F-27(F) Friendship

Lockheed JetStar

  • 1 - Lockheed 731 Jetstar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "avicom2.htm." TAESA. Retrieved on July 4, 2010.
  2. ^ Flight International 5–11 April 2005
  3. ^ North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways International Inc 1997
  4. ^ http://aerolineasmex.es.tl/Afiches--de-Aviaci%F3n.htm
  5. ^ http://www.departedflights.com/MEXI96intro.html
  6. ^ North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways International Inc 1997

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