Aeromexico Resumes Boeing 737 MAX Operations, Starting With Mexico City to Cancun Service
The carrier currently has six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that have over 14,500 flying hours and will resume operations with the type on domestic routes, starting with the Mexico City-Cancun route.
On Friday (December 18, 2020), Aeromexico announced that following the FAA’s November 18th certification for the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX and further coordination of tests with Boeing and the Federal Civil Aviation Agency of Mexico (AFAC), the aircraft will resume domestic operations. Aeromexico’s pilots have completed the prerequisite training and the MAX will resume commercial service starting with the Mexico City-Cancun route. Aeromexico currently has six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in their fleet which deliver a 14 percent reduction in fuel burn per seat, reduced emissions, 20 percent greater range and a reduced noise footprint of up to 40 percent. Compared to previous generation aircraft, the MAX offers an overall operating cost reduction of nearly 10 percent.
In Friday’s announcement, Grupo Aeromexico’s Vice President of Flight operations, Captain Pablo Aram Aznavurian Roure, said,
“As a pilot and Grupo Aeromexico representative, I am very proud to welcome back into our operations one of the most efficient, modern, less polluting and safest aircraft in the world. Our pilots, technicians and all airline employees are ready to fly, and we appreciate the detailed assessments that AFAC has carried out to guarantee the safety and strict compliance with all the requirements.”
As previously mentioned, the aircraft will resume commercial service with Aeromexico on the Mexico City-Cancun route, followed by service to other domestic destinations including Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana.
Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. (Aeromexico) is Mexico’s global airline and maintains their primary hub at Mexico City International Airport’s Terminal 2. The Group’s fleet is comprised of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 737s and Embraer E190s. Aeromexico is a founding member of the global SkyTeam alliance which includes 19 members serving destinations in over 170 countries and territories.