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Introduction to Magnicharters
The Magnicharters airline codes are: IATA Code: N/A // ICAO Code: GMT
Grupo Aereo Monterrey S.A. de C.V. -operating under the commercial name of Magnicharters– promotes itself as ‘Mexico’s Favourite Vacations Airline’ and was founded in 1984 to offer commercial charter airline services as a travel agent; in 1995, the company began specialising in all-inclusive package holidays with its own fleet of aircraft offering trips to Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, almost exclusively sun and sand oriented.
Initially, Magnicharters’ main operational base was in Monterrey but it is now in Mexico City
Magnicharters operates its main base at Mexico City International Airport (MEX), but also has two secondary bases, in Cancun and Monterrey. Almost all its operations are in Mexico, though it currently offers one international option to the United States (see below) and one to the Dominican Republic (see below).
The company currently operates three bases in Cancun, Mexico City and Monterrey
Although Magnicharters is aimed at the package-tour sector, the company does actually sell flight-only options, though not on all its routes. We are unaware at the moment which routes are available regarding the flight only option, but the company currently operates in 17 destinations, 15 domestic and two in the US, plus packages to the Dominican Republic.
Magnicharters offered -Summer 2019- packages to Cayo Santa Maria and veradero, in Cuba
Besides obviously promoting its services through travel agancies, Magnicharters operates its own well-organised network of sales outlets: in Mexico City (5), Ecatepec and Satélite (State of Mexico), Cancún and Playa del Carmen (Quintana Roo), Guadalajara (Jalisco), León (Guanajuato), Mérida (Yucatán), Monterrey (Nuevo León) and Puebla (Puebla), thus covering the majority of the Republic.
In the first edition of the RIU Awards Mexico -Jan. 2019- the Spanish hotel chain named Magnicharters as the tour operator with the highest production throughout the country, in the Caribbean and -more specifically- in Los Cabos
Magnicharters Passenger Numbers
As far as passengers are concerned, Magnicharters registered peak in its passengers in the domestic market thoughout 2015, closing the year with over a million -or more precisely- 1,097,886 passengers; meanwhile, the total passenger figure for its international services showed a decrease of 6.8%, with 12,633 passengers at the close of 2015.
Throughout 2018, Magnicharters registered 871,921 passengers in the domestic niche to register a contraction in its numbers from 908,481 in 2017.
In 2017, Magnicharters added the Rep. Dominicana and Cuba to its destination portfolio
Magnicharters Main Base:
The Mexico City International Airport (MEX) – the capital city of Mexico
Magnicharters Secondary Bases:
The Monterrey Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY) – in the State of Nuevo León
The Cancun International Airport (CUN) – in the State of Quintana Roo
Magnicharters Fleet: Average Age: 27 yrs. with 8 aircraft @ June 2019
The above fleet age (and number) was released by Mexico’s DGAC (General Directorate of Civil Aviation).
10 x Boeing 737-300*
1 x Boeing 737-500*
*Planespotters.net provided the above Magnicharters fleet data; to see further details of Magnicharters’ fleet, visit this external link to Planespotters.net (Consulted on Aug. 5, 2019).
Magnicharters Destinations – Nov. 2019
Magnicharters Mexican destinations:
ACAPULCO (ACA) – AGUASCALIENTES* (AGU) – CANCÚN (CUN) – CHETUMAL* (CTM) – CHIHUAHUA* (CUU) – COZUMEL* (CZM) – GUADALAJARA (GDL) – HUATULCO (HUX) – LEÓN-GUANAJUATO (BJX) – LOS CABOS (SJD) – MANZANILLO* (ZLO) – MAZATLÁN (MZT) – MÉRIDA (MID) – MEXICO CITY (MEX) – MONTERREY (MTY) – PUERTO VALLARTA (PVR) – SAN LUIS POTOSÍ* (SLP) – TIJUANA (TIJ – as of June 2020) – TUXTLA GUTIERREZ (TGZ) – ZUHUATANEJO*** (ZIH)
*Magnicharters operates these destinations on a seasonal basis
Magnicharters will launch Chihuahua (CUU-MZT) Mazatlán flights as of June 2020
In the above destinations we have included Monterrey and Mexico City, though in reality these are the company’s main cities of origin. With regard to the seasonal destinations, the months covered by the airline are generally July and August, but this must be confirmed directly with the company; there are also some seasonal routes that are available during Easter Week on an annual basis.
Magnicharters Destinations in North America:
USA: LAS VEGAS (LAS) / ORLANDO (MCO)
Magnicharters Contact Information
Calle Donato Guerra #9,
Ciudad de México,
to visit the official Web site of Magnicharters (in Spanish only)