ALMA de México

ALMA de México

Infobox_Airline
airline = Aerolíneas Mesoamericanas
ALMA
logo=Mexicana de Aviación Logo.svg

logo_size = 150
fleet_size = 20
destinations = 28
IATA = C4
ICAO = MSO
callsign = ALMA
parent =
founded = 2006
headquarters = Guadalajara, Mexico
key_people = Pablo Peralta (CEO)
hubs = Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l Airport
website = [http://www.alma.com.mx/ www.alma.com.mx]

Aerolíneas Mesoamericanas, S.A. de C.V., operating as ALMA de Mexico, is a low-cost airline based in Guadalajara, Mexico. It operates services to more than 18 domestic destinations, with future plans for international services to the USA. Its main base is Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, Guadalajaracite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | pages= 48-49 | date= 2007-03-27] .

History

The airline was established by former Aeromexico Director, Guillermo Heredia and received its air operator’s certificate in September 2005. On June 12 2006, ALMA launched operations with their first flight from Guadalajara to Puebla. It has already signed lease agreements with GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) for Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft. The other routes provided by ALMA will consist of many flight that may initiate from its hub at Guadalajara to Puebla, La Paz, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Los Mochis, Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Obregon, Torreon, Monterrey, Queretaro, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Tampico and Reynosa. Also by June the 15th, the carrier will add flights to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Merida and Cancún.Fact|date=May 2007

By March 2 2007, ALMA has obtained one of the most important security and safety certification known as (IOSA) from IATA. This verifies totally what is ALMA’s operational and maintenance procedures of the fleet. Being the first Mexican airline, that in less than a year of the start of its operation. It has obtained such distinguished title and with zero observations.

ALMA has successfully combined air travel with bus services in what they call a Multimodal service. This service is offered from:
* Any flight coming to La Paz and its final destination is: San Jose del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas
* Any flight coming to Tijuana and with final destination to Ensenada or Mexicali
* Any flight coming to Puebla with a final short trip to its center (4 Poniente) and vise versa. In this last case, there’s no extra charge. With the same price you pay for your flight you can use this service.

On the June 21 2006, ALMA started operating through their online portal www.alma.com.mx. Customers are able to enjoy booking through their online reservation system as well as other sales channels like its: Call Center (1 888 811 ALMA from the US / 01 800 800 ALMA in Mexico), Global Distribution Systems GDS (Sabre, WorldSpan and Amadeus) and Travel Agencies. ALMA offers competitive prices for its destinations, around the same price level as other low cost airlines. It expects to expand its fleet to 21 aircraft within the end of this 2007.Fact|date=May 2007ALMA is considered one the fastest growing regional airlines in Mexico.

Destinations

Fleet

As of December 2007 the ALMA de Mexico fleet includes :

*20 Bombardier CRJ-200
*2 Orders of Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen for delivery in 2008

Codeshare agreements

At June 1, 2007, ALMA de México codeshared with the following airlines:
*Mexicana

References

External links

* [http://www.alma.com.mx ALMA de Mexico]



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