Aeromexico Connect has inaugurated the first, and for now only, US route from Mexico City's Felipe Ángeles International: Houston George Bush Intercontinental. Some 31 Mexican airports now have nonstop flights to the US, with 49 airports served.
Given Houston's location, its status as a United hub, and the city's Mexican diaspora, it is unsurprising that Bush has the second-highest number of Mexican flights and destinations of any US airport.
Aeromexico: Felipe Ángeles-Houston
On May 1st, Aeromexico Connect took off from Felipe Ángeles, which opened two years ago, bound for Houston Bush. Operating daily using two-class, 99-seat Embraer E190s, the 741-mile (1,192 km) route is scheduled as follows, with all times local:
- Felipe Ángeles-Houston Bush: AM2780, 15:10-18:10 (2h block time)
- Houston Bush-Felipe Ángeles: AM2781, 07:40-09:00 (2h 20m)
Bush's 22nd Mexican destination
Using Cirium data to examine the US-Mexico market this May-December reveals that Houston Bush has flights to 22 Mexican airports, as shown on the map below. Only Dallas Fort Worth has more (24), although Los Angeles International is not far behind (16).
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Not all the 22 are served all the time. For example, a Saturday-only United Express Embraer E175 service to Manzanillo returns on November 4th, just into the northern aviation winter season. United Express returns to Mazatlan on December 16th (twice-weekly, also by the E175).
Seven airlines from Bush
As detailed below, Bush's Mexico network is in the hands of seven operators. Dallas Fort Worth also has seven, both surpassed by Los Angeles (nine) and Chicago O'Hare (eight).
Airline (including regionals)
May-December Bush flights*
Guadalajara, León/Guanajuato, Mexico City, Monterrey
Mexico City, Felipe Ángeles
Guadalajara, Mexico City
Cancún, Los Cabos, Monterrey
** Any time in the examined period
Up to 57 daily flights
Across May-December, Bush has a maximum of 57 daily flights to Mexico (double for both ways). Cirium shows that many flights occur on some days in June, July, August, and December.
The first date is June 30th. As a simple snapshot of operations, the following are scheduled to operate on that day. Some 17 airports will be served, with Cancún and Mexico City accounting for nearly 40% of flights:
Flights on June 30th*
Destinations by flights on that specific day
Cancún, Mexico City
Guadalajara, Los Cabos
León Guanajuato, Querétaro
Aguascalientes, Puerto Vallarta, San Luis Potosi
Cozumel, Mérida, Morelia, Felipe Ángeles, Oaxaca, Tampico, Veracruz
The first departure is Spirit flight NK1336 to Cancún, leaving at 06:10. The last is Vivaaerobus VB617 to Monterrey, departing at 23:00; it is also Bush's shortest Mexico route.
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