Download Aeromexico Logo – Aeromexico is the largest airline in Mexico , and the only Latin American to fly to East Asia . It is based on the International Airport of Mexico City . Together with its subsidiary Aeromexico Connect and Aeromexico Travel owns a fleet of 129 aircraft. [ citation needed ] It has flights to Mexico, USA, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Aeromexico is a founding member of the airline alliance SkyTeam . is based in the Colonia Cuauhtemoc , Cuauhtemoc , Mexico City .
Aircraft of Mexico, was founded in 1934 by Antonio Diaz Lombardo . The first plane was a Stinson SR , manned by the pilot Julio Zinser , who starred in the inaugural flight on route from Mexico City – Acapulco on September 14th of 1934 . The shortage of aircraft parts and engines caused by the Second World War, Antonio forced to seek a partner in the aviation environment: the April 30 of 1941 aircraft sold to Mexico Pan American World Airways for 25% of its shares. In 1955 the company had offices in 21 cities and two in the United States . Its fleet consisted of 15 aircraft (12 were DC-3 , two DC-4 and C-47 cargo) and soon incorporated four Convair . In 1957 obtained permission to fly routes from Mexico City – New York and Acapulco – Los Angeles . In the same year, recovered Mexican shareholders shares held by Pan Am . Two years later, the federal government by decree acquired all shares and assets of Aircraft of Mexico. In 1964 Mexico had aircraft and 2.980 employees, offered service to 32 cities in Mexico as well as cities in the United States , Europe , Canada and South America . Acapulco, the first route, offering nine daily frequencies.
It is early in the decade of 1970 establishing its first subsidiary regional Feeder Aircraft . In February 1972 the company changed its name to Aeromexico in 1974 reaching its first two DC10-30, in 1981 received two DC10-15. In 1982 , the economic crisis increased the dollar debt of the aviation sector and hampered operations in that currency. International traffic decreased 27% and 7% for nationals. On April 15 of 1988 broke out strike on Aeromexico led to the bankruptcy of the company and the suspension of operations. On October 1 of 1988 was born Aerovias de Mexico, SA de CV, maintaining the airline’s trade name and emblem of the Eagle Knight . The airline started its operations with 25 aircraft and a workforce of around 3,500 employees. The company’s priorities were to consolidate the business and achieve standards of punctuality, reliability, careful baggage handling and service, to win the public’s preference.
In mid-1995 after a fraud of $ 75 million for the Director General Gerardo de Prevoisin, Aeromexico became part of the International Air Transport Corporation (CINTRA) with Mexicana . In 1996 started a code share with Delta Airlines and Air France , and in 2000 became a founding member of SkyTeam . In 2003 began the renewal of the fleet with the acquisition of aircraft Boeing 737-700 equipped with winglets. Boeing 757-200 of Aeromexico in the International Airport of Mexico City .
In 2006, Aeromexico continuing renewal of the fleet and routes to cover greater distances, aircraft acquired Boeing 777-200ER . One of these is the route that started on 16 November 2006: Mexico – Tijuana – Tokyo , the first Mexican airline to fly to Asia after missing Taesa I operate flights to the continent in 1995 . Aeromexico went through a parastatal divestiture process. The Mexican government (former owner) went on sale for 90% of the shares of Consorcio Aeromexico. After the long process in which they competed: Saba Group , Grupo Posadas ( Mexicana Airlines ) and Banamex , Aeromexico was transferred to the private sector on October 17, 2007. Its new owner is a group of several Mexican businessmen led by Banamex , which paid $ 249.1 million dollars.  is a subsidy Banamex group Citibank . After the July 21, 2011 Interjet held in a domestic route the first flight with biofuel in America (and fourth worldwide), Aeromexico announced that it would make the first transcontinental flight of this kind, with the route Mexico City- Madrid .