Mexico’s third largest airline, Interjet, recorded a surge in international passengers during 2016, reflecting the company’s desire to capitalise on a loosened bilateral agreement between the US and Mexico that eliminated restrictions on certain routes between the two countries. Interjet added several new routes to the US in 2016, upping competition with its Mexican rivals and the US airlines.
But Mexico-US relations remain fragile in the light of uneasiness about changing trade pacts, and the heightened rhetoric over construction of a border wall between the two countries that was a hallmark of (now) President’s Trump campaign.
Two global organisations â one respected for the scope of its programme content and the other renowned for the depth of strategic aviation and travel intelligence and data â will provide nine major Corporate Travel Summits in the Australasian markets for 2016. The Association of Corporate Travel Executives and CAPA - Centre for Aviation will jointly host education forums and full-day industry strategy summits across Australasia.
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- CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence 2016: Nominations now open
- CAPA Perspectives: All you can fly comes to Australia, but what's the point
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