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American Airlines will enter the New York-Mexico market by launching a new route on November 4. It will complete its connectivity with Mexico’s largest city, currently served from Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Phoenix, Charlotte and Los Angeles.
The New American Road
Starting November 4, American Airlines will launch a new daily service between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and New York JFK Airport (JFK). The new route will operate a daily flight on a Boeing 737, with a capacity of 172 passengers.
The planned expansion into the Mexican market, however, represents a setback in Colombia. Prior to launching this route, American Airlines will cease daily service from JFK to Bogotá El Dorado International Airport (BOG) on November 3. That month, American will also end its services to Cali (CLO) and Medellin (MDE).
Regarding the new route to Mexico City, José María Giraldo, American’s general manager for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, said:
“There’s no better way to celebrate 80 years of service in Mexico City than with a new route to New York, one of the most popular destinations in the United States and a major hub for Americans. Our commitment to Mexico is unwavering and we are proud to see our operations continue to grow, providing more connectivity and travel options for our customers.
American Airlines has over 21% of the passenger market share between Mexico and the United States. Photo: Guillermo Quiroz Martínez via @gquimar.
Mexico – a strong market
American Airlines is the main US carrier operating in Mexico. According to data provided by the Mexican government, American Airlines dominates 21.1% of the market share between these two countries, the most among the 13 airlines offering commercial services.
With this new route, starting in November, American will offer up to 14 daily flights from Mexico City to six US destinations, including Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX), Charlotte (CLT) , Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK).
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In June, American announced a new service between Monterrey (MTY) and JFK, which will also launch in November. With these routes, American Airlines will connect JFK to four destinations in Mexico, Cancun (CUN), MEX, MTY and San Jose del Cabo (SJD).
American Airlines will launch a new route between New York and Mexico City in November. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Single flight.
US market dominance
US-based carriers strongly dominate the market between Mexico and the United States. According to the latest data, in May the four Mexican airlines serving the United States had about 25% market share in passenger transport. American Airlines alone holds 21.1% of the shares.
In 2022, American Airlines carried 2.8 million passengers in this market, up 35% from traffic levels it had in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Airlines offers 638 weekly flights to Mexico. Some are operated by Envoy Air and SkyWest Airlines.
Dallas Fort Worth is American Airlines’ main gateway to Mexico. It offers 336 weekly flights from this hub to Mexico, followed by Miami (93 weekly flights), Phoenix (75), Charlotte (42), Chicago O’Hare (30), Los Angeles (24), Philadelphia (15), Austin (15), New York (seven) and Boston (one).
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