Mexico - Mexico’s domestic air traffic grew 9.1 percent in September year-over-year, while international traffic increased 6.6 percent, according to the country's Director General of Civil Aviation.
Grupo Aeromexico was the domestic market leader with a 37 percent share, followed by Interjet - 24.2 percent, Volaris - 20 percent, and VivaAerobus - 13.4 percent.
In the international market, Aeromexico leads Mexican carriers with an 18 percent market share, followed by Volaris at 5.4 percent. Systemwide traffic increased grew 8 percent.
Boarding passengers keep growing in Mexico. The National Air Transport Chamber (CANAERO,) an independent think tank set up by different players in the air transport industry, estimates Mexico is on track to break all records this year for the number of boarding passengers.
The organization foresees more than 55 million boarding passengers in Mexico this year, up at least 3 percent compared to the previous breaking record year of 2008. Of this total, 51 percent is estimated to correspond to the domestic market and 49 percent to the international market.In the first half, domestic traffic grew 11.2 percent, while the international traffic increased 7.3 percent. CANAERO said the increases in flight frequencies and fleet expansions are the main causes of industry growth in the country.