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Half of Mexico’s commercial air fleet now operated by low-cost airlines

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico's airline industry readjustment due to the pandemic has led low-cost airlines to concentrate half of the commercial fleet, a trend driven by the contraction of mainline airlines leaving a capacity gap that this segment is looking to fill.

At the start of the first quarter 2020, low-cost Viva Aerobus and Volaris operated 34% of the passenger airacraft fleet. In the same period this year, the ratio has risen to 50%. Both companies' aircraft in operation increased by 9% in relative terms, while the overall domestic air fleet declined 26% in the same . . .

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