Aeromexico Giveth, Aeromexico Taketh AwayBy Pedro Alcalá | Fri, 03/06/2020 - 17:43
At the beginning of this week, Aeromexico shuffled its catalogue of destinations as a response to a number of ongoing national and global developments. According to the airline’s sales director José Zapata, this catalogue currently includes 550 daily flights to 42 national destinations and 43 international destinations, 19 of those in the US, five in Europe and two in Asia.
The first announcement was the limiting of all flights to South Korea´s capital Seoul over COVID-19 concerns. For passengers who already purchased tickets for cancelled flights, Aeromexico promised no to make additional charges for a change of date.
The second announcement was a new regular flight from Mexico City to Quintana Roo´s capital Chetumal starting June 1st. This matches last year’s inauguration of the Guadalajara-Chetumal flight from competitor Volaris.
Ready for more? Here’s the Week in Aerospace!
Interjet Traffic Goes Up 13 Percent
Mexican low cost airline Interjet reported a 13 percent passenger traffic increase for February 2020, attending 1,148,401 customers. The airline also reported a 7.4 percent increase in its operation volume when compared to February 2019, with a total of 9,069 flights.
Recently Interjet signed an agreement with US low cost airline Jet Blue to share destinations, connections and passengers through their respective booking and distribution systems.
Querétaro Requests Public Aerospace Investment
Querétaro Aerocluster President Juan Carlos Corral declared this week that direct national investments must reach the aerospace sector, and that public investments through federal and state governments should account for up to 10 percent of the average company’s value in the sector.
Corral added that the aerospace sector’s strategic nature should earn the attention of the private sector, although significant returns on this type of investment should not be expected before 15 years.
Aguascalientes Polytechnic Interested in Aerospace
The Polytechnic University of Aguascalientes held a meeting with the Queretaro Aeronautical University this week to explore the possibility of increasing Aguascalientes’ participation in this industry by linking statewide resources and independent companies with the needs and characteristics of the market.
As part of this effort, 15 Aguascalientes companies were chosen to be trained in order to begin participating in the aerospace sector. Aguascalientes Polytechnic leader Luis Carlos Ibarra Tejeda hopes this type of economic diversity can accelerate the state’s development.
NASA Reveals New Mars Image
NASA’s Curiosity rover just captured and produced the image with the largest resolution ever of Mars’ surface. This panoramic picture of the planet’s superficial landscape contains 1.8 billion pixels and is a composite of over a thousand individual photographs taken over several days.