Aeromexico makes domestic and US network changes after profit falls

An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800. Photo: © BriYYZ

The Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico intends to make ‘rational and disciplined’ network changes, after experiencing a financially though year, with net losses of around US $65 million in the first nine months (US $32.8 million in the third quarter of the year).

This has been one of the most challenging years in the last decade for the [Mexican] aviation industry. The industry has lost $1.6 billion pesos [US $84.7 million] at an operating profit level in the first six months of the year. While Aeromexico has continued to deliver an operating profit, the Company has delivered a net loss so far this year.Aeromexico

Aeromexico also mentions high oil prices and an overcapacity in the market as reasons for its net losses.

The airline now plans to retire three Embraer E170 and two Boeing 737-700 from its fleet, as well as cut several routes.

Following connections of Aeromexico’s network will be suspended:

  • Mexico City (MEX) to Washington Dulles (IAD), Boston (BOS) and Portland (PDX)
  • Monterrey (MTY) to Las Vegas (LAS), Tijuana (TIJ), Veracruz (VER) and Merida (MID)
  • Guadalajara (GDL) to San Jose (SJC) and Cancun (CUN)

Its total seat offering in 2019 will remain unchanged compared to 2018: “This the first time since 2009 that the airline will not grow.”

Unlike many other airlines, Aeromexico does not want make any changes to its product, which may affect customer experience.