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Airlines serving the Japan-Mexico international niche
The international market niche between Mexico and Japan is currently served by direct flights operated by Mexico’s flagship carrier: Aeroméxico, and Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA); both cover their routes using their Dreamliner aircraft. See below for airline specific informaton.
During a meeting with a Japanese business delegation from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) -in Feb. 2019- Mexico’s Toursim Minister: Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that the number of Japanese tourists arriving to Mexico -by air- in 2012 was 85,687 and by 2018 the number had risen to 156,472 to post growth of 82.6% over the period; the Minister also posted on his Twitter account that from the above totals 55.4% arrived to the Mexico City Airport and 18.7% landed in the Cancun International Airport.
Mexican airlines with direct flights to Japan
AEROMÉXICO in Japan
The Mexican carrier Aeroméxico currently offers direct services between the Mexican capital: Mexico City, and the Japanese capital: Tokyo. This carrier has connected Mexico with Japan since 2016, when it introduced its MEX – NRT flights with 2 weekly frequencies; since then it has upped its options on this route to offer daily direct services between these two capital cities.
Aeroméxico’s direct flights between Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) are operated using the airline’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft with 27 Business Class seats.
See Aeromexico in Mexico City: Domestic / International
Aeroméxico is currently the only Mexican airline offering direct Mexico – Japan flights, in this case direct MEX-NRT flights.
Aeromexico office – Tokyo:
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Japan-based airlines with direct flights to Mexico
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS in Mexico
The Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in the Asian country regarding passenger numbers and is a member airline of Star Alliance. The airline launched direct services between Japan and Mexico on Feb. 15, 2017., connecting the Japanese capital: Tokyo, with the Mexican capital: Mexico City.
The services are provided from the airline’s main international hub at Terminal 1 of the Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) and arrive direct to Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) in a time of (approx.) 12 hours 15 minutes, with daily frequencies operated using the company’s Boeing 787-8 aircraft, offering seating for up to 169 passengers; some of these flights may be operated by the airline’s Star Alliance partners.
The report by Brand Finance Airlines 50 -published on Feb. 13, 2017- placed ANA at #10 on its Top 50 most valuable airline brands for 2017; last year, All Nippon Airways was selected as the Air Transport World’s ‘2018 Airline of the Year’ and received the Award on March 27, 2018., in a ceremony held in Dublin, Ireland.
ANA operates its main hubs at the Tokyo airports of Haneda and Narita, with two secondary hubs at the Osaka–Kansai and Osaka–Itamiin airports; according to Planespotters.net (consulted on Sept. 6, 2019), this carrier has a fleet of 238 aircraft. for further fleet information on ANA, please visit the external site of Planespotters.net.
According to DATATUR,* All Nippon Airways transported 65,917 passengers to Mexico from Japan in 2017; in 2018, figures released by Mexico’s Transport and Communications Ministry (SCT) stated the company had upped its Japan-Mexico passenger count by almost 10,000 over the previous year, to close 2018 having transported 75,877 passengers between these two countries.
*DATATUR: the National Statistical Information System of Mexico’s Tourism Sector
All Nippon Airways – Tokyo:
All Nippon Airways – Tokyo: