Commercial Airlines

Aviation is a strong contributor to the global economy, facilitating trade across cities, countries and continents, and increasing market access. Global air travel has grown an average of 5 percent yearly from 1980. While Latin America is facing somewhat harsher conditions caused by economic crises in Brazil and Venezuela, Mexico’s aviation sector is growing at an accelerated pace. During the first quarter of 2016 the number of passengers transported by air carriers rose 12.6 percent in comparison to the previous year, according to CANAERO.

Focusing exclusively on commercial airlines, this chapter will compile and analyze trends and opportunities within the Mexican aviation market. This section will explore emerging passenger and technology trends, and efforts from many players to enhance and support air connectivity.