Aeromexico to ground three Embraer E170 and two Boeing 737-800


Mexico - Aeromexico will ground three Embraer and two Boeing aircraft, and remove five routes to the United States from its network.

Aeromexico decided to restructure its single-aisle fleet because of the challenges faced in the regional market, where it competes with the low cost Interjet, VivaAerobus and Volaris. Mexican national will ground three Embraer E170 of Aeromexico Connect and two Boeing 737-800.

Aeromexico has seen a net loss this year amid the fierce competition and rising fuel prices. The operational environment remains complicated, the airline said. Five fewer planes match its fleet flexibility strategy enabling the operator to rapidly reduce or increase the capacity according to the state of the market.

But the new fleet arrangement forced the SkyTeam alliance airline to suspend five cross-border routes - the Washington-Dulles, Boston-Logan, Portland, San Jose, and Las Vegas.

Aeromexico operates more than 600 daily flights to 44 domestic destinations, 22 in the US, 15 in Latin America, three in Canada, four in Europe, and three in Asia.