We had mentioned Aeromexico was gearing up for more international expansion with the addition of the 787-9 to their fleet – and they have done just that with the latest raft of additions and frequency beef ups to their international network. Asia and Europe seem to be the primary focus for this latest expansion, which is particularly significant because it comes at a time when fellow SkyTeam member Delta is actively scaling down in Asia and are introducing cuts throughout Europe, especially in the UK (hello, Brexit).
Some of the changes include:
- London Heathrow to go daily, up from 6x weekly
- Amsterdam Schipol to go daily, up from 3x weekly
- Madrid to go 12x weekly, up from 7 weekly
In Asia Shanghai will be upped a whopping 65% while in deep South America Santiago De Chile will go to a daily operation.
This is in addition to the airline’s previously announced introductions to their network of Vancouver, Panama City, Santo Domingo, Austin, Toronto and Boston.
All these moves to further bolster Aeromexico’s international operations is a testament to the value the airline continues to add to the Skyteam alliance as they make further inroads to use their Mexico City hub as a gateway to Latin America for Skyteam passengers based in Asia and Europe on top of Delta’s existing hubs in New York and Atlanta.
Furthermore, the 787-9 may just prove to be pivotal to Aeromexico’s plans for the future as it gives them about the same uplift of their existing 777-200 fleet but with much more added efficiency. This opens a host of new markets the airline might just seek to tap into as they grow their presence in Asia and Europe and assert themselves as a major player in SkyTeam.
What next SkyTeam hub for them? Seoul? Detroit? Guangzhou? Rome?