Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Aeromexico cuts fleet and axes routes as losses bite

Aeromexico has confirmed today that it is cutting its fleet as its losses mount and costs continue to rise during challenging times for the aviation industry.

The company says it will retire three Embraer 170s and two Boeing 737-700s from service after a fleet review in an effort to ensure fleet flexibility and reduces its operational costs. Aeromexico has continued to deliver an operating profit, the company has delivered a net loss so far this year. 

As a result of this capacity reduction, these aircraft retirements will cause, the airline will suspend a number of routes, including - Mexico City to Boston, Washington Dulles & Portland; Monterrey to Las Vegas, Tijuana, Merida & Veracruz; and Guadalajara to Cancun and San Jose, California. Aeromexico has indicated that the affected routes will start to be halted during the spring of 2019.