Mexicana de Aviacion

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Mexicana
Mexicana de aviacion.jpg
IATA
MX
ICAO
MXA
Callsign
MEXICANA
Founded 1921
Commenced operations 1921
Ceased operations 2010
Hubs Mexico City
Frequent-flyer program Mexicana Go
Airport lounge Elite Lounge
Alliance Oneworld[1]
Fleet size none
Destinations none
Headquarters Mexico City
Website http://www.mexicana.com

Mexicana de Aviacion was one of the largest airlines of Mexico. It was one of the oldest airlines in the world. It began flying in 1921. It stopped flying in August 2010.[2]

History[change | change source]

Mexicana began in 1921 at Tampico. At first, it only carried mail. By the early 1930s, Mexicana was almost entirely owned by Pan American World Airways. In the late 1920s, Mexicana started flying to airports in Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador and Guatemala. Mexicana was also the first international airline to begin flights to Los Angeles International Airport.

By the 1960s, Mexicana's main competitor was Aeroméxico. Mexicana almost went into bankruptcy. Mexicana got its first Boeing 727 in 1969. However, two of its Boeing 727s crashed in 1969. The accidents killed some people.[3]

In the 1990s, Aeroméxico and Mexicana formed an agreement. Mexicana started flying the Airbus A320 family in 1991.

Mexicana kept growing. It eventually became one of the largest airlines in North America. In August 2010, Mexicana filed for bankruptcy. The company ended a few weeks later. Mexicana has never flown since then.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mexicana". oneworld Alliance, LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  2. "Mexicana Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  3. Harro Ranter. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Operator index > Mexico > Mexicana de Aviación". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  4. "Adios Mexicana; North America's oldest airline ceases operations". centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015.