The brand new Mexican airline Aerus has introduced it’s going to launch operations on April 27, working 5 regional routes from its base at Monterrey Worldwide Airport (MTY). This new provider will start flying with a fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops, with extra planes coming sooner or later, together with the primary all-electric plane sure for industrial service in Mexico.
Aerus will function 450 month-to-month flights beginning on April 27, the airline’s administration introduced yesterday. Based mostly in Monterrey, Mexico’s most necessary metropolis within the north, the brand new firm will provide point-to-point flights primarily aimed toward enterprise vacationers.
The startup introduced the primary 5 locations it’s going to serve. These are Ciudad Victoria (CVM), Matamoros (MAM), Piedras Negras (PDS), Tampico (TAM), and, clearly, Monterrey. 4 routes will depart from Monterrey, however the airline may also function a Tampico-Matamoros service. It is a map of Aerus’ new routes:
As a result of proximity of those cities, Aerus will provide many flights per week. In keeping with a schedule launched by the corporate, it’s going to function 99 weekly flights on routes that “have been stopped being served a long time in the past.” By restarting flights in these cities, the airline appears to “permit financial, touristic, and cultural improvement in Mexico’s northeast.”
For a one-way, costs for the route Monterrey-Piedras Negras vary from round 3,200 Mexican pesos (about $176). That’s double what it prices to journey by way of automotive between each cities. Nonetheless, the flight time is just one hour and 25 minutes versus six hours by automotive.
The one route that’s presently being served by different airways is Monterrey-Tampico. Viva Aerobus and Transportes Aéreos Regionales now fly this route providing ten weekly flights between each.
Aerus will start operations with a fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan EX. These turboprops have the capability to hold 9 passengers. Aerus’ fleet plan for the subsequent few years is to have 14 planes, of which seven will probably be Grand Caravan EX, and 7 will probably be Cessna SkyCourier, with a capability for 19 passengers.
However that’s not all. Aerus and Eviation signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 30 Alice all-electric plane earlier this 12 months. When obtained, they might be Mexico’s first all-electric industrial aviation planes.
The Alice is a nine-seater absolutely electrical commuter plane. It’s anticipated to supply a single-charge vary of about 250 nautical miles initially. Alice is projected to enter service in 2027, and Aerus is seeking to deploy its items on routes protecting the north and east of Mexico.
Aerus is seeking to develop into Mexico’s latest regional provider. The corporate is seeking to take the place of Aeromar, an airline that ceased operations in February.
Aerus is about to have an funding of about $98 million over the subsequent three years. The corporate is beginning with 100 staff, together with many former Aeromar staff. Its enterprise mannequin is regional and centered on protecting routes left by different carriers. Within the close to future, Aerus would even be excited about flying to the US as soon as Mexico regains its Class 1 standing.
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