Aeromar

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Aeromar
AeromarLogo1.PNG
IATA ICAO Callsign
VW TAO AEROMAR
Founded 1987
Hubs
Frequent-flyer program MileagePlus
Airport lounge Salón Diamante
Fleet size 18 (+2 orders)
Destinations 21
Parent company Grupo Aeromar
Headquarters Mexico City International Airport
Mexico City, Mexico
Key people Lic. Fernando Flores (President)
Website aeromar.us

Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V, doing business as Aeromar, is an airline based in Hangar 7 of Zone D of the General Aviation Terminal at Mexico City International Airport in Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City, Mexico.[1][2] Aeromar operates scheduled domestic services in Mexico and international services to the USA. Its main base is Mexico City International Airport.[3]

History[edit]

The airline was established on 29 January 1987 and started operations on 5 November 1987 as Transportes Aeromar. It is owned by Grupo Aeromar (private company) (99.99%) and has 864 employees (at July 2010).[3] On April 1, 2010, Aeromar signed a commercial alliance with Continental Airlines. Aeromar then announced it would lease two Canadair CRJ-200 regional jets from Export Development Canada (EDC). 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.

Destinations[edit]

Main article: Aeromar destinations

MileagePlus[edit]

Aeromar participates in the United Airlines MileagePlus program, despite not being owned by United's corporate parent, United Continental Holdings, or being a member of Star Alliance, of which United is currently a member.

Clubs[edit]

Aeromar's Salón Diamante at AICM. (Terminal 2)
Aeromar's current livery, as seen on an ATR 72 at Mexico City.

Salon Diamante is Aeromar's private airport lounge.

Codeshare agreements[edit]

On February 1, 2011, Aeromar and Continental Airlines implemented codesharing on all routes at AEROMAR's hub at Mexico City International Airport. Aeromar then started operating additional domestic service such as flights to Durango, Matamoros, Ixtapa and Piedras Negras and announced it would re-evaluate its international service. Currently, the only international destination served by the airline is McAllen, Texas (MFE) although Aeromar previously served Austin, Texas (AUS) and San Antonio, Texas (SAT). Aeromar previously codeshared with now-defunct Mexicana as well as Continental Airlines, which was then merged into United Airlines, but is still codesharing with United, according to the official website.

Current codeshare partners[edit]

Former codeshare partners[edit]

Fleet[edit]

The Aeromar fleet includes the following aircraft with an average age of 18.3 years (as of February 2015).:[4]

Aeromar Fleet
Type Total Orders Passengers Routes Notes
ATR 42-320 3 0 48 Short
Mexico and USA
XA-UFA known as "Mundo Maya".
ATR 42-500 10 0 48 Short
Mexico and USA
XA-TAH kown as "Riviera Nayarit".
XA-TPS known as "Estado de Colima".
ATR 72-600 2 0 68 Short
Mexico
In Aeromexico Express livery
Total 15 0

In early 2015 Aeromar decided to remove its Canadair CRJ-200 regional jet aircraft from the airline's operations due to high maintenance costs. The airline then supplemented its fifteen (15) strong ATR 42 turboprop fleet with two new larger ATR 72-600 propjet aircraft.[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. March 16–22, 2004. 50. "Hangar 7, Zona "D", Terminal de Aviacion General, Col Federal, Mexico DF, 15620, Mexico"
  2. ^ "DIRECTORIO DE OFICINAS DE VENTAS." Aeromar. August 16, 2007. 3/7. "CORPORATIVO MEXICO Hangar No. 1 Zona "D" Col. Federal 15620 México, D. F."
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 49. 
  4. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=VW&al_op=1
  5. ^ "Aeromar". Airliner World: 15. March 2015.