Mexicana Plans Revival Before New Years Day 2024


Reuters reports the carrier – now run by the Mexican military – is planning to launch new routes despite having an agreement for aircraft fall through.


Revival Plans Calls for Flights with Boeing 737 Airframes

Mexicana was once one of the oldest airlines in the world, before being forced to fold in 2010. The revival of the name will be backed by the country’s government and run using military aircraft.


The company’s goal was to relaunch with as many as 10 Boeing 737-800 airframes by October 2023, alongside another agreement to rent Embraer 145 regional jets. With the deals falling through, the airline will now launch with two military aircraft: A Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-300.


To keep their operator license, Mexicana will need to take the two aircraft into possession. The 737s are currently being inspected before they can be “delivered” to the airline. From there, the airline will need to determine which “initial” routes will be offered by their target launch date of December 26, 2023.


With the government relaunch, officials in Mexico promised to offer a lower-cost option for air travel than other airlines operating in Mexico. It is unclear where the airline will fly, if they are looking to add international service sooner rather than later, or if they will seek to join an airline alliance.


If the carrier does look to U.S. expansion, Mexicana could be the first new carrier to fly north since the Federal Aviation Administration restored Mexico’s Category 1 safety rating. The FAA downgraded Mexico’s status in 2021, before bringing it back to the highest tier in September 2023.


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