Recovery of airfare was consolidated during November

The recovery of air passengers in Mexico was consolidated during November (on the eve of the attractive winter season) reaching 94% of the people who traveled on national and international flights in the same period of 2019. In addition, it was the best figure of the anus.

In that month, the airlines served 8 million 041,381 people on regular flights, of which 54% were within the country with an average load factor of 82%, which confirmed that local trips propped up the industry.

In addition, in the accumulated January-November, 71 million 141,950 passengers flew, a figure that is already 22.7% lower than a couple of years ago, when there was no impact from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Based on figures from the Ministry of Communications and Transportation Infrastructure (SICT), national airlines served 39 million 676,516 passengers in that period, 18.7% less than in the first eleven months of 2019. In that period, the routes Mexico- Cancun and Monterrey-Mexico were consolidated as the busiest.

For their part, national airlines with international flights are the ones that have had the greatest difficulty in returning to the pre-pandemic figures, due to the degradation of the aeronautical authority that has prevented them from adding operations. From January to November, eight million 752,754 passengers registered, 41.1% less than in 2019.

In the case of foreign airlines, the agency reported that they served 22 million, 712,680 people, 20.1% below the 2019 figures, where United States companies have a participation of 83% and a load factor 78%. Even, due to their greater dynamism, they have practically reached the same figures as a couple of years ago (between January and November they were just 0.3% below)

For this reason, the Dallas-Cancun and Mexico-Houston routes are the ones that lead cross-border flights.

Volaris and AA Leadership

Of the total number of passengers in the previous eleven months, Volaris, with its ultra-low-cost model, consolidated the one with the highest participation in total passengers served with 27.9% (in 2019 it had 20.1%). This company now has the largest fleet in the country, 100 aircraft, and carries out nearly 500 operations per day, serving about 85,000 passengers (at its best, in 2018, Aeroméxico had 600 daily operations).

“We are the largest company at this time and in the next 18 months we will receive 36 more aircraft to continue propping up our business model,” said the director of Volaris, Enrique Beltranena, at the beginning of the month in a podcast.

In second place, and also absorbing the participation that the complicated Interjet had, the ultra-low-cost VivaAerobus reached a participation of 17.9% (a couple of years ago it was 11.1 percent).

In international operations, the two busiest companies are American Airlines and United Airlines. The first increased its market share from 4.9 to 6.8% and the second from 4.1 to 5.8 percent.

Contrary to what happens within Mexico, the ultra-low-cost model still does not have a relevant participation in operations to the United States, a situation that the VivaAerobus-Allegiant Air alliance, the second based in Las Vegas, intends to reverse as of 2023 .

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