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Mexican LCCs look north to USA as the market continues to reshuffle


The Mexican market was certainly one of the more eventful in 2010. After a bumpy two years, Mexico’s airlines are likely to demonstrate some solid growth in 2011. But as local airlines continue to get a feel for the market following Mexicana’s demise and jostle to fill the void, the collapsed major has been putting plans together to spoil the party with a relaunch by the end of Feb-2011. [2617 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Survivors pick up Mexicana’s slack
  • LCCs make their move on the market
  • Mexico “more sustainable” since Mexicana demise
  • Mexican international markets show the loss
  • Mexico cedes market share to international competition
  • FAA rating hurt international expansion in 2HY2010
  • Volaris plots bold US expansion
  • InterJet and Vivaaerobus also looking at growth
  • AICM caps others’ growth
  • Mexicana plans comeback
  • Fragmented market to return?

Graphs and data:

  • Mexico domestic passenger numbers Jul-Dec-2010
  • Mexican domestic passenger market share pre-Mexicana collapse (Nov-2009)
  • Mexican domestic passenger market share post-Mexicana collapse (Nov-2010)
  • Mexican domestic and international load factors 2009/2010
  • International passengers on Mexican airlines Nov-2009
  • International passengers on Mexican airlines Nov-2010
  • International passengers on Mexican airlines 2HY2010
  • Passengers travelling internationally on Mexican airlines Jun-Nov 2009 vs 2010
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