Air Transport World

Latin America/Caribbean. (1991 World Airline Report)

ACES: The Colombian carrier reported to ICAO that through September, it flew 850,247 passengers, 231.4 million RPKs and 21.7 million FTKs. It did not provide 1990 results.

Aero California: The Mexican carrier operates from Mexico City to points in the northwestern part of the nation with a fleet of 10 DC-9-15s. It also has begun an aggressive penetration into the U.S. Southwest. Its 1991 traffic results could not be obtained.

Aero Cancun: The charter carrier flies six MD-83s and is acquiring A310s, with which it will operate to Europe. It did not furnish its 1991 traffic results.

Aero Caribe: One of three regionals feeding Mexicana, Aero Caribe serves Cancun with a fleet of five F27/FH227s. Its 1991 traffic results could not be obtained.

AeroChasqui: The Peruvian third-level carrier ceased operations in mid-1991.

Aero Jalisco: The former Aerolibertad was acquired by Mexicana and feeds that carrier at Guadalajara with F27s and FH227s. Its 1991 traffic results could not be obtained.

Aerolitoral: Aeromexico's regional airline feeds its parent at Moneterrey at present but its services are to be expanded to all of Aeromexico's hubs.

Aerolitoral recently placed an order for nine Metro IIIs and 18 Metro 23s. It did not furnish 1991 traffic results.

Aeromar: Now considered the regional airline of Mexico City, this carrier recently formed a second hub in Guadalajara. It flies four ATR 42s and has 11 more on order. Its 1991 traffic results could not be obtained.

Aeromexico: Addition of Veracruz, Tampico, Frankfurt and Rome to the route system highlighted 1991 for Aeromexico, which benefited from its country's deregulation of domestic routes, rates and schedules last July. As a consequence, it returned to profitability last year and expects even better results in 1992.

Traffic records were set once again by the privately owned Mexican carrier (ATW, 12/91) last year, with boardings climbing 13.6% to 6,225,481, RPKs rising 10.8% to 7.5 billion and FTKs doubling to 57.8 million. Growth of 24.7% in passengers, 21.1% in RPKs and 9.3% in FTKs is forecast this year.

On the financial front, Aeromexico reported an operating loss of $500,000 and net earnings of $1 million on revenues of $690.6 million, up 21.2%. In 1990, it had an operating loss of $1.9 million and a net profit of $800,000.

Aero Monterrey: The regional carrier launched operations last year to feed Mexicana's Monterrey hub. It flies four F27s and is talking of adding jets to its fleet. Its 1991 traffic results could not be obtained.

AeroPeru: A sharp decline in traffic battered the Peruvian carrier last year. Passenger boardings were down 25.2% to 674,976, RPKs fell 21.6% to 943.2 million and FTKs dipped 8% to 12.6 million.

Aerovias DAP: Traffic growth resumed at the Chilean third-level carrier last year. …

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