The main base of this airline, which will be operated by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), will be located at AIFA, from where it will fly to various routes, as stated on its website. Mexicana de Aviación has already put its flight tickets on sale through its website; flights will begin in December of this year, with prices starting at 509 pesos from the Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA).
The main base of this airline, which will be managed by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), will be located at AIFA, from where it will fly to various routes, as stated on its website.
Among the destinations it will serve are Acapulco, Campeche, Cancún, Chetumal, Ciudad Juárez, Cozumel, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Huatulco, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, La Paz, Los Cabos, Mazatlán, Mérida, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana, and Villahermosa.
For example, a flight from AIFA to Cancún on December 2, 2023, costs 509 pesos; while on Volaris, it costs 898 pesos, and on Viva Aerobus, it ranges from 755 to 1,851 pesos. On another flight to Tijuana, on the same day and from AIFA, the ticket on Mexicana de Aviación is 649 pesos, and on Viva Aerobús, it ranges from 915 to 4,307 pesos.
Mexicana de Aviación was the country’s main airline until it ceased operations in August 2010 after going bankrupt; this year, the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador agreed to pay 815 million pesos to the 7,407 former employees of this company to use the brand for the new state-owned airline.
The Mexican government announced on August 10th an “historic agreement” with the 7,407 former employees of the defunct Mexicana de Aviación, to whom it will pay 815 million pesos (almost 48 million dollars) for the Army to use the brand for its new commercial airline.
The operation, formalized on Wednesday, includes three properties and a flight simulator, and the money will be distributed among all the former employees who have been fighting for 13 years, since the then-largest airline in Mexico went bankrupt, said Luisa María Alcalde, Secretary of the Interior.