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 16
Destinations 28
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 United States. 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 had 864 employees in July 2010.[3] On April 1, 2010, Aeromar signed a commercial alliance with Continental Airlines. Aeromar then announced it would lease two Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. 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)
An ATR 42 at Mexico City.
Aeromar's current livery, as seen on an ATR 72 at Mexico City.
CRJ200 about to land 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 services such as flights to Durango, Matamoros, Ixtapa and Piedras Negras; and announced it would re-evaluate its international services. Currently, the only international destination served by the airline is McAllen, Texas although Aeromar previously served Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas. When Continental Airlines merged into United Airlines, the codeshare agreement was transferred to United

Current codeshare partners[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As of November 2016 the Aeromar fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4]

Aeromar Fleet
Type Total Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42-300 4 0 48
ATR 42-500 10 0 48
ATR 42-600 0 2[5] TBA
ATR 72-600 2 6[5] 68
Total 16 8

In early 2015, Aeromar decided to remove its Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft from operations. The airline then supplemented its fleet of fifteen ATR 42 turboprops with two new larger ATR 72-600 aircraft.[6] In November 2016, the airline ordered eight new ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft and optioned another six ATR 72s.[5]

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. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 21. 
  5. ^ a b c "Aeromar signs for 8 firm ATR -600 series aircraft" (Press release). ATR. 14 November 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Aeromar". Airliner World: 15. March 2015. 

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