Some of Mexico’s largest airlines grew its passenger traffic in the first six months of 2018. With 23 percent, VivaAerobus grew the most and had a busy week as it brought new aircraft, inaugurated and announced new routes.

In global news, Airbus changed the name of Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300 to A220-100 and A220-300 after taking over the program. The European OEM also highlighted it would leave the UK if Brexit takes place without an agreement on future trade relations, which could impact 16,000 families in the UK. In terms of orders and deliveries of commercial aircraft, Boeing beat Airbus. The US planemaker registered orders for 460 aircraft against Airbus’s

206 and delivered 378 planes against Airbus’s 303 deliveries.

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Mexico’s Aviation Thrust

Volaris announced its new Bajio-Ciudad Juarez route and reached a growth in passenger growth of 14.1 percent in June.

Aeroméxico reports a growth in passenger traffic of 4.5 percent in 1H18.

Interjet transported 6.7 million passengers in 1H18, which meant a 14.4 percent increase compared to 1H17.

In 1H18, VivaAerobus increased its passenger traffic by 23 percent to a total 4.5 million passengers transported.

VivaAerobus saw its fleet and national destination network grow this week. The low-cost carrier introduced two new Airbus A320s to its fleet, inaugurated a new Morelia-Tijuana route and announced its Toluca-Cancun and Toluca-Monterrey routes.

According to Mexico’s next head of SCT, NAIM will be finished by 2023.

Racing in the Commercial Aircraft Market

Airbus took over Bombardier’s CSeries program and renamed it A220. JetBlue is the first airline to order these aircraft by requesting 60 A220-300s.

Boeing beat Airbus in 1H18 in aircraft orders and deliveries. The US planemaker received orders for 460 aircraft and delivered an additional 378 compared to Airbus’s 206 orders and 303 delivered aircraft.

Around 16,000 families would be affected if Airbus leaves the UK because of Brexit.

Viva Aerobus A320-232 XA-VAO by Alí Cruz Ruiz. CC BY-SA 2.0

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