SO FAR THIS YEAR, 60% OF INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS HAVE COME FROM MEXICO
In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, Mexico has become the main international market for American Airlines and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). In 2019, travelers from Mexico represented 25% of all international passengers passing through the terminal facilities, and by 2021, this figure has increased to 60%.
During the contingency, DFW has seen the opening of new routes to Manzanillo, Mérida, Loreto, La Paz, and Hermosillo, while in recent months traffic from Mexico has increased by more than 100%, said representatives of this airport during a press event held in Mexico City.
“There are many parts of the world that are still closed and that has favored the growth of the Mexico-United States market, but it is a clear sign that the Mexican continues to fly. Traffic originating in Mexico has increased more than 100% in recent months, compared to 2019. Despite the pandemic, DFW opened 19 routes, “he said. Lilian Toro, representative of the airport in Mexico.
The US airline (which in 2022 will celebrate 80 years operating flights to Mexico) has increased the number of seats to our country by 14.4%, with some destinations with a greater increase, such as Monterrey with a 27% increase in capacity, and Oaxaca with more than 60%.
American Airlines plans to operate 703 weekly flights in Mexico, and during the winter season, it will make up to 100 daily flights to 28 high-demand destinations, said Claudia Carranza, the airline’s sales manager in Mexico.
From DFW there are 50 daily flights to 24 cities in Mexico. In December 2020, American managed to open two new routes to Loreto and La Paz to Phoenix and Dallas and before the end of 2021 it will connect Culiacán from Phoenix and inaugurate the Chetumal-Miami route, “said Carranza.