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Uh Oh: Aeromexico Is Cutting Routes to the United States

Uh Oh: Aeromexico Is Cutting Routes to the United States
Scott Dylan

It’s looking like 2018 isn’t going to end on a high note for Aeromexico. All airlines around the world are bracing for the worst as we approach the winter months and fuel prices continue to rise. However, several factors are placing Aeromexico in a worse spot than other airlines.

The airline has revealed that 2018 has been one of the most challenging years that it has experienced in the last decade. The aftermath of this year’s difficulties could leave travelers who frequently fly between the United States and Mexico with fewer choices.

Aeromexico is trimming routes to the United States in an attempt to cut costs. The Mexican carrier will discontinue a total of five routes between Mexico and the United States next year. This comes following Aeromexico’s decision to retire five of its aircraft. Here are the routes that will be gone next year:

  • Mexico City to Boston

  • Mexico City to Washington Dulles

  • Mexico City to Portland

  • Monterrey to Las Vegas

  • Guadalajara to San Jose

It won’t just be international routes to destinations within the United States that get the boot from Aeromexico next year. The airline is also cutting four domestic routes within Mexico as part of its cost-saving measures. Here’s a look at those routes:

  • Monterrey to Tijuana

  • Monterrey to Mérida

  • Monterrey to Veracruz

  • Guadalajara and Cancún

Aeromexico is experiencing a rough time. The carrier actually reported a net loss of $31.9 million during the third quarter of the year. Much of the trouble being experienced by the airline is due to the rising price of fuel. In fact, fuel prices are up more than 45 percent.

Most airlines will be able to weather the storm caused by higher oil prices as we go into winter. However, Aeromexico is also battling another issue simultaneously. A weak peso has placed the airline in a tough spot. The peso has fallen more than 6 percent versus the dollar.

Aeromexico’s decision to drop some routes between the United States and Mexico will impact Delta customers. That’s because Aeromexico partners with Delta as part of an alliance for flights between the United States and Mexico. Financial troubles at Aeromexico also come as bad news for Delta executives and shareholders. That’s because Delta owns a minority stake in Aeromexico.

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  1. DBCubix

    November 7, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Makes sense. Most people are walking rather than flying these days.

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