Aeroméxico appears to be cutting back its operations in Chihuahua. The Mexican airline has canceled five flight routes from Chihuahua, to Ciudad Juarez, Hermosillo, Tijuana, Guadalajara and Torreon, according to El Financiero.
In an interview, El Financiero, Cristina Muñoz Alcocer, leader of the Mexican Association of Hotels and Motels, emphasized that the city of Chihuahua has enjoyed constant growth in the construction of hotels and that its convention center is one of the best in the country. The cancellation of routes, she said, is a detriment to the tourism sector, although no events scheduled for the end of 2017 have been canceled.
Chihuahua’s Mayor María Eugenia Campos confirmed the cancellation of flights by the airline, another news website reported. She said the decision taken by the airline would damage local investments and entrepreneurs, who allocate large sums of money to boost the economy, and that efforts will be made to re-establish connections.
Another website claims that the aviation company has warned that current flights to Mexico City are not guaranteed and could also be canceled if they become unprofitable.
The canceled flights according to different media are: flights 2032, 2020 and 2001 that left Chihuahua to Monterrey six days a week; flight 2270 from Chihuahua to Juarez, which departed seven days a week; flights 2193 and 2335, from Chihuahua to Guadalajara; flight 2335 from Chihuahua to Torreon; flight 2344 from Chihuahua to Hermosillo; and flights 2270 and 2102 from Chihuahua to Tijuana.