Magnicharters

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Magnicharters
Magnicharters logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
GMT GRUPOMONTERREY
Founded 1994
Commenced operations 1995
Operating bases Mexico City International Airport
Secondary hubs Mariano Escobedo International Airport
Focus cities

Mexico City, Mexico Monterrey, Mexico León, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico
Fleet size 10
Destinations 7 (scheduled)
Company slogan La aerolínea turística de México
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Website magnicharters.com.mx

Grupo Aereo Monterrey S.A. de C.V.,[1] doing business as Magnicharters, is an airline with its headquarters in Colonia Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City,[2] operating domestic holiday flights out of Mexico City International Airport.[3]

History[edit]

A Magnicharters Boeing 737-200 in 1997

Magnicharters was established in 1994 and started operations in January 1995.[4] Focusing on the domestic tourism market, it mainly serves the major beach resorts of the country.

Destinations[edit]

As of June 2014, the following domestic destinations are served on a scheduled basis:[5]

 Mexico Origin Cities

 Mexico Destination Resorts

 United States Destination Resorts (from Monterrey only)

Additionally, Magnicharters offers a wide range of charter flights.

Fleet[edit]

As of September 2015, the Magnicharters fleet consists of the following aircraft, with an average age of 26.9 years; all are equipped with an all-economy class cabin layout:[6]

Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-300
10
140
Two with winglets
Boeing 737-500
1
108
Boeing 737-200
1
118
To be retired

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 14 September 2007 at 19:29 local time, the landing gear of a Magnicharters Boeing 737-200 (registered XA-MAC) collapsed upon landing at Guadalajara International Airport. The aircraft with 103 passengers and 6 crew members had been on Flight 582 from Cancún. Following the crash, an engine fire broke out, but the aircraft was evacuated in time, so that there were no fatalities.[7]
  • On 27 April 2009 at approximately at 18:00 local time another undercarriage failure occurred with a Magnicharters Boeing 737-200 (registered XA-MAF) operating a flight from Cancún to Guadalajara, this time as Flight 585. Upon approaching Guadalajara International Airport, the landing gear could not be fully lowered, so the pilots had to perform a belly landing. There were no serious injuries among the 108 passengers and 8 crew on board.[8]
  • On 26 November 2015 another landing gear problem occurred and caused the left main leg to fail and sway the aircraft, fortunately without any injuries. A photo labelled "MEXICO AIRPORT FIRE DEPT" shows the left main gear leg displaced to the rear, with a broken wing root fairing. This points out not to a folded LG, but a structural failure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contrato." Magnicharters. Retrieved on January 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "Application of Grupo Aereo Monterrey, S.A. de C.V. d/b/a Magnicharters for an exemption from 49 U.S.C. 3 41301 (U.S./Mexico Charter Air Transportation)." regulations.gov. 2 (3/53). Retrieved on January 23, 2011. "The full name and corporate address of the applicant is: Grupo Aereo Monterrey, S.A. de CV Paseo de la Reforma No. 20-308 Col. Juárez México D.F., CP 06040 MÉXICO"
  3. ^ "Application of Grupo Aereo Monterrey, S.A. de C.V. d/b/a Magnicharters for an exemption from 49 U.S.C. 3 41301 (U.S./Mexico Charter Air Transportation)." regulations.gov. 3 (4/53). Retrieved on January 23, 2011. "Magnicharters maintains its corporate headquarters and primary base of operations at Mexico City,"
  4. ^ Information about Magnicharters at airlineupdate.com
  5. ^ Magnicharters Destinations
  6. ^ Magnicharters fleet list at planespotters.net
  7. ^ Magnicharters Flight 582 at the Aviation safety Network
  8. ^ Flight 585 at the Aviation Safety Network

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