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Transportes Aéreos Ejecutivos, SA
Logotaesa.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
GD TEJ Transejecutivos
Founded 1988
Ceased operations 2000
Hubs Mexico City International Airport
Focus cities Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana
Fleet size 30 (in average)
Headquarters Mexico City International Airport
Mexico City, Mexico
Key people Alberto Abed Schekaiban
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 business aircraft and later on in 1989 received their first Boeing 727-100 which was used to launch regular scheduled passenger service.

Taesa began growing rapidly using 727's in airline service. In 1991, they received their first Boeing 757-200 and became the first commercial airline in Mexico to operate this aircraft type. Also in 1991, several Boeing 737-300's were added with additional 757's and a sole Boeing 767-300 being added as well to a fleet of Boeing 737-200/300/400/500 jetliners. Taesa was at that time the first Boeing 737-500 operator in Latin America.[citation needed]

During the first half of the 1990s, Taesa was quite successful flying cargo for DHL and Serpaprosa with their Boeing 727-100C's. Also during this time, several 737's were leased to Garuda Indonesia to make Asian flights. Meanwhile, they won charter contracts from companies such as Apple Vacations. By 1992, the airline was operating many charter flights to cities in Canada, Europe and the USA.[2] In the domestic market, TAESA started a fare war with the main carriers, Aeroméxico and Mexicana.[3]

After the 1995 downturn in the Mexican economy, they removed later model jetliners in favor of older Boeing 727-100 and 727-200 aircraft and also added Douglas DC-9-15's McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30's and later a pair of Airbus A300B4's.

Taesa was the first Mexican airline to fly scheduled passenger service to Japan with two flights a week operated during a four-month time period 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.[4]

TAESA was one of Mexico's first low-cost air carriers.

Affiliates[edit]

Cities Served[edit]

TAESA served the following cities in Mexico: [5][6]

  • ACA - Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico - Alvarez International
  • AGU - Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes - Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airpor
  • BJX - León/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 - Abraham Gonzalez International
  • CUL - Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • CZM - Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • GDL - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico - Miguel Hidalgo International
  • HMO - Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico - General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia
  • 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
  • TIJ - Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - General Abelardo L. Rodríguez
  • TRC - Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico - Francisco Sarabia
  • UPN - Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico - Lic. Ignacio Lopez Rayon International
  • ZCL - Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico - La Calera

Airports served in the United States:

  • EGE - Vail/Eagle, CO, USA - Eagle County Regional
  • IAD - Washington, VA, USA - Dulles Airport
  • JFK - New York, NY, USA - John F. Kennedy International
  • LAS - Las Vegas, NV, USA - McCarran Airport
  • LAX - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Los Angeles International
  • 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[7]

Airports served in Japan:

  • NRT - Tokyo, Japan - Narita Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

TAESA operated code sharing services with the following airlines:

Incidents and accidents[edit]

Various incidents damaged the airline's image:

Fleet[edit]

TAESA's Commercial Fleet throughout its history included the following airplanes:[8]

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. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1992/11/13/business/mexico-s-little-airline-that-could.html
  3. ^ http://www.joc.com/budget-mexican-airline-adjusts-meet-crisis_19951120.html
  4. ^ Flight International 5–11 April 2005
  5. ^ North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways International Inc 1997
  6. ^ http://aerolineasmex.es.tl/Afiches--de-Aviaci%F3n.htm
  7. ^ http://www.departedflights.com/MEXI96intro.html
  8. ^ North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways International Inc 1997

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