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Amid Global Air Capacity Drop, Flights to Mexico Increase

By Alfonso Núñez | Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:38

Although global air capacity fell by 7.2 percent in the last week, both LATAM and Frontier Airlines announced plans to increase their flights to Mexican cities.

 

Meanwhile, a new carbon cycle and climate change program coordinated by UNAM, the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and NASA will begin operations in 2022 and Teague’s Senior Director of Airline Experience speaks to MBN about industry trends for the coming year.

 

This week in Aerospace:

 

Global Air Capacity Falls in January

 

Increased travel restrictions going into effect the second week of January following the mass spread of COVID-19 resulted in a 7.2 percent decrease in global air capacity, one of the largest weekly decreases in the last six months. Despite the fall, the industry is still expected to surpass 2021’s air capacity by 70 percent. However, travel restrictions present a danger to the needed recovery of the sector.

 

UNAM, AEM and NASA Join Forces to Build Climate Observatory

 

UNAM, AEM and NASA have announced plans to work on the “Mexican Observatory of Climate and Atmospheric Condition,” a carbon cycle and climate change observatory that will begin operations in 2022. Supported by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the observatory will provide groundbreaking information regarding atmospheric gases to better study climate change and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Teague Forecasts Future Airline Industry Recovery, Innovation

 

Senior Director of Airline Experience at Teague, Anthony Harcup, spoke with MBN about the company’s services to the airline industry. The company seeks to improve customer experience even amid a continued crisis led by the COVID-19 pandemic. Teague’s award-winning innovations place it among the top design consultancies in Latin America. In an interview, Harcup discussed future plans for the company as well as trends for the industry at-large.

 

LATAM Increases Flights to Mexico City

 

Chilean airline LATAM announced plans to increase flights between Santiago de Chile and Mexico City starting on March 24, with six weekly services between the country’s capitals. This will double current travel options and increase tourism from the South American country.

 

Frontier Airlines Announces Affordable Nonstop Flights at Hobby Airport to Cancun

 

The US Airline company announced this Tuesday new additions to the Hobby Airport including new affordable travel options to three of the most popular travel destinations for US passengers: Las Vegas, Orlando and Cancun. Services to the Mexican beach city will include three nonstop services a week, with an introductory rate of US$79. The news comes after the holiday season saw Mexico have the largest pull of tourism worldwide, largely due to relaxed safety restrictions during the last month of 2021.

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