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Airlines

Name: AZTECA AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: AZX
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: MEXICO CITY
Country: MEXICO
Employees 873
Web: aazteca.com.mx
Email: info@aazteca.com
Telephone: +52 55 571 68980
Fax: +52 55 571 68978
Sita: MEXRSZE
Background
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Click below for data links:
AZX-LOGO
AZX-SEP04
AZX-STORED 737-NOV08
AZX-VISIT MORELIA

FORMED IN 2000 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2001. A K A "LINEAS AEREAS AZTECA SA DE CV." DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
COL. AVIACION GENERAL
ZONA HANGARES "C," NO 27
15620 MEXICO CITY, (DISTRICT FEDERAL), MEXICO

Mexico was established in 1821, covers an area of 1,958,201 sq kms, its population is 101 million, its capital is Mexico City, and its official language is Spanish.

FEBRUARY 2001: GOVERNMET OK'S TAKING OVER OUT OF BUSINESS AIRLINE, TAESA (TES)'S ROUTES.

25% OWNED BY AMERICA WEST AIRLINES (AMW), MEXICAN GAS TRANSPORT CO, AND SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (SWA). 75% OWNED BY LEONARDO SANCHEZ DAVALOS.

EMPLOYS 2,700 FORMER TAESA (TES) EMPLOYEES. INITIALLY STARTS WITH 800 EMPLOYEES, WITH +700 IN 2ND PHASE.

WILL TAKE OVER 18 DOMESTIC AND 6 INTERNATIONAL ROUTES. STARTS 3/01, TO MONTERREY, GUADALAJARA, TIJUANA, ACAPULCO, CANCUN, MORELIA & URUPAN.

2 737-3K9'S, BAVARIA (BAV) 3 YEAR LEASED. 2 ORDERS (11/01) 737-700'S. PLANS TO GROW FLEET TO 20 737'S.

MAY 2001: 1ST FLIGHT TO TIJUANA.

PLANS FOR A FLEET OF 39 737-300'S, AND 737-700'S WITHIN 6 YEARS. PROJECTS 450K PASSENGERS (PAX) IN 1ST YEAR (1% OF MEXICO'S DOMESTIC MARKET) WITH 2.5% BY 2ND YEAR, & CARRY 7.4M PASSENGERS (PAX) BY END OF 4TH YEAR.

JUNE 2001: TO ZACATECAS.

JULY 2001: 1ST 737-7EA DELIVERY IN MEXICO.

MARIANO LADRON DE GUEVARA, OPERATIONS & TECHNICAL MANAGER, REPLACES JORGE CENDEJAS. MARIANO LOPEZ, MAINTENANCE CHIEF, REPLACES BENJAMIN AVILA.

AUGUST 2001: MARCO SHUSTER, CEO. GONZALO CANALES, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE MANAGER. EDUARDO CHAVEZ, QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER, EX-TAESA (TES).

OCTOBER 2001: IN 12/01, TO EL PASO - ALBUQUERQUE & ALBUQUERQUE - CHIHUAHUA.

NOVEMBER 2001: REMOVES 737-700'S FROM SERVICE AFTER LOSING SOME SLOTS ORIGINATING IN MEXICO CITY. 1 737-300 CONTINUES TO OPERATE OUTSIDE MEXICO CITY.

(TELEPHONE: (5) 115 32 70). (FAX: (5) 115 32 74).

JANUARY 2002: PLANS TO INTRODUCE BUSINESS CLASS (C) ON ITS 737-700'S FOR SERVICE TO THE USA. TO CAPITALIZE ON GROWING IMPORTANCE OF USA - MEXICO BORDER FOR BUSINESS, SHOPPING, AND TOURISM, LAUNCHES NONSTOP MEXICO CITY - EL PASO, TEXAS (737-700, 135 PAX). PLANS FOR SERVICE TO LAREDO, TEXAS, AND ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, VIA CHIHUAHUA, AND LATER TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH (DFW); SAN JUAN, (PUERTO RICO); AND PANAMA. PLANS FOR DOMESTIC ROUTES INCLUDE MAZATLAN, PUERTO VALLARTA, MERIDA, AND CANCUN.

STARTS CARGO AIRLINE NAMED "AZTECA CARGO."

FEBRUARY 2002: TO CIUDAD JUAREZ/ - CHIHUAHUA/ - EL PASO, TEXAS (737-700).

MARCH 2002: CODE SHARE WITH CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL) TO USA.

APRIL 2002: (TELEPHONE: +52 (5) 115 3270). (FAX: +52 (5) 716 8978).

OWNER: LEONARDO SANCHEZ AVALOS (99.99%).

December 2002: Mexico City - Ontario, California.

March 2003: Received its heavy maintenance certificate from the (DGAC). Last month, Lineas Aereas Azteca (AZX) completed "C" checks on a 737-300 and a 737-700.

September 2003: Guadalajara - Ontario (California).

April 2004: 674 employees (including 42 Flight Crew (FC), 93 Cabin Attendant (CA), & 54 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(http://www.aazteca.com). (info@aazteca.com).

(azteca@aztecaairlines.com).

October 2004: 2 737-33A's (1831-24460, XA-UCL; 1654-24030, XA-UCP), ex-JetConnect (QNZ), AWAS (AWW) leased, two class.

May 2005: 873 employees (including 75 Flight Crew (FC); 96 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 122 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

2004 = +40% passengers. Plans to double its fleet over the next 12 months.

September 2005: 737-322 (23948, XA-CAS), ex-United Airlines (UAL), AAR (AFD) leased.

November 2005: 737-322 (23949, XA-CAS), AAR Aircraft Sales & Leasing (AFD) leased.

March 2006: Lineas Aereas Azteca (AZX) launched thrice-weekly services from New York (JFK) to Monterrey and Puebla aboard 737-700s.

May 2006: Lineas Aereas Azteca (AZX) provides scheduled jet airplane services in Mexico and cross-border jet airplane flights to the USA.

(IATA) Code: ZE - 994. (ICAO) Code: LCD - LINEAS AZTECA.

Parent organization/shareholders: Leonardo Sanchez Avalos (99.99%).

Main Base: Mexico City Lic Benito Juarez International (MEX).

Hub: Tijuana International (TIJ).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Acapulco; Cancun; Chihuahua; Ciudad Juarez; Guadalajara; Hermosillo; Mexico City; Monterrey; Morelia; Oaxaca; Puerto Vallarta; Tijuana; Uruapan; Veracruz; & Zacatecas.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Laredo; & Ontario.

June 2006: United Services, United Airlines (UAL)'s Maintenance and Engineering division, recently signed a contract with Azteca Airlines (AZX) for services, that include the overhaul of a 737 landing gear set.

March 2007: Lineas Aereas Azteca (AZX) had its operations suspended for safety and financial violations, Mexican Transport Minister Luis Tellez said, according to Reuters. The carrier, which launched in June 2001, operates a fleet of six 737-300s and two 737-700s on an extensive domestic network. Tellez said the government gave Azteca (AZX) 90 days to resolve its issues, which were not detailed.

See attached photo of Azteca Airlines (AZX) 737-322 (XA-CAS) stored at the Aviones S.A complex, Mexico City with other airplanes from other failed Mexican airlines, Nova Air & Republicair - - "AZX-STORED 737-NOV08.".

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
AZX
AZX1

March 2007:

0 737-3K2 (CFM56-3B2) (1198-23412, /86 XA-TWG), (PSS) LSD 2002-09. RTND 2007-06. 136Y.

2 737-3K9 (CFM56-3B2) (1623-24211, /88 XA-AAU; 1796-24214, /89 XA-AAV), EX-(SEW), (BAV) 3 YR LSD 2001-02, 136Y.

2 737-322 (CFM56-3c1) (1491-23948, /88 XA-CAS, 2005-09; 1493-23949, XA-CAS, 11/05), (AFD) LSD. 136Y.

0 737-33A (CFM56-3B2) (1831-24460, /90 XA-UCL; 1654-24030, /89 XA-UCP), EX-(QNZ), (AWW) LSD 2004-10. 24030; 24460; RTND 2007-06. 136Y.

0 737-7EA (CFM56-7B24) (859-32406, /01 XA-AEP), (PSS) LSD 2001-06, RTND 2007-06. 136Y.

1 737-7EA (CFM56-7B24) (904-32407, /01 XA-AEQ), 2001-07, 136Y.

0 737-76N (CFM56-7B24) (124-28577, /98 XA-TWF), (PSS) LSD 2002-09. RTND 2007-06. 136Y.

Management:
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LEONARDO SANCHEZ AVALOS, CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT (OWNS 99.99%).

MARIANO LOPEZ PINEDA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

MARIANO LADRON DE GUEVARA, DEPUTY (CEO) (mariano.ladron@aazteca.com).

RAFAEL RUBIO, GENERAL MANAGER.

CAPTAIN MARCO ALFONSO DIAZ MAGNA, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR (2002-09) (marco.diaz@aazteca.com).

SERGIO GARRIDO GONZALEZ, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

MANUEL ESCUDERO CERNA, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR.

JORGE ADAME GARCIA, LEGAL DIRECTOR.

HECTOR RODRIGUEZ MEDINA, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

GABRIELA VARGAS GOMEZ, VP MARKETING.

PATRICIA SCHWEBEL, VP USA SALES.

PABLO BASURTO, MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

PEDRO ROBLES LARA, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE MANAGER (2002-09) (pedro.robles@aazteca.com).

MARIANO LOPEZ, MAINTENANCE MANAGER (2001-07).

CAPTAIN RICARDO HERNANDEZ REBOLLO, MANAGER AIR SAFETY (ricardo.hernandez@aazteca.com).

EDUARDO CHAVEZ, QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER (2001-08), EX-(TES).

LUIS LOPEZ LIRA, PURCHASING MANAGER.

 
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