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Encyclopedia > ALMA de Mexico
Aerolíneas Mesoamericanas
ALMA
IATA
C4
ICAO
MSO
Callsign
ALMA
Founded 2006
Hubs Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l Airport
Fleet size 17
Destinations 26
Parent company Aerolíneas Mesoamericanas
Headquarters Guadalajara, Mexico
Key people Guillermo Heredia (CEO)
Website: www.alma.com.mx

Aerolíneas Mesoamericanas (Commercial name: 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, Guadalajara[1]. IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Guadalajara International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), also known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (IATA: GDL, ICAO: MMGL). ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... A Cebu Pacific Airbus A319 parked on the apron at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... Guadalajara International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), also known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (IATA: GDL, ICAO: MMGL). ...

Contents

History

The airline was established by former Aeromexico Director, Guillermo Heredia and received its air operator’s certificate in September 2005[1]. 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.[citation needed] is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Puebla in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico State Puebla Founded 1531 Government  - Mayor Enrique Doger (PRI) Area  - City 546 km²  (211 sq mi) Elevation 2,175 m (7,136 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,485,941  - Density 5,741/km² (14,869. ... GECAS (GE Commercial Aviation Services, formerly GE Capital Aviation Services, though the acronym is the more common usage) is a unit of GE Capital, itself part of the large conglomerate General Electric. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... Motto: Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria Location of La Paz within Bolivia Coordinates: , Country Departament Province Pedro Domingo Murillo Province Founded October 20, 1548 Incorporated (El Alto) 20th century Government  - Mayor Juan Del Granado Area  - Total 470... This article is about the state in Mexico. ... Misi n de Nuestra Se ora de Guadalupe Ciudad Ju rez (2000 population 1,142,354) is a city in Chihuahua, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, USA. It is the major port of entry and transportation center of north central Mexico and the fifth largest city... Location of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Ahome Founded in 1893 Founded by Benjamin F. Jonhston Government  - Mayor Policarpo Infante Fierro PRI Elevation 10 m (33 ft) Population (2005)  - City 231,977 Time zone Pacific Time zone (UTC-7)  - Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-6) 1... Tijuana (Spanish [], English usually []), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ... Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Oceans Bahía de Banderas. ... Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Mazatlán Government  - Mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna Area  - Municipality 3,068. ... Obregón may refer to: Álvaro Obregón, President of Mexico from 1920 to 1924 Álvaro Obregón, D.F., in the Mexican Federal District Ciudad Obregón, in the Mexican state of Sonora Progreso de Álvaro Obregón, in the state of Hidalgo Cañadas de Obregón, in... Torreón is a city in Coahuila, Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 860 km²  (332 sq mi) Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,133,814  - Density 1,989/km² (5... Other Mexican States Capital Santiago de Querétaro Other major cities San Juan del Río list of municipalities Area 11,449 km² Ranked 27th Population (2000 census) 1,402,010 Ranked 24th Governor (2003-09) Francisco Garrido Patrón (PAN) Federal Deputies (4) PAN = 3 PRI/PVEM = 1 Federal... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 212 Largest City Veracruz Government  - Governor Fidel Herrera Beltrán (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 6 PAN: 11 PRD: 2 Convergencia: 2  - Federal Senators PRD: 1 PAN: 1 Convergencia: 1 Area Ranked 11th  - Total 71,699 km² (27,683. ... This article is about a city in Mexico. ... This article is about a city in Mexico. ... Reynosa is a primarily industrial city in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. ... Tuxtla Gutiérrez is a municipio (municipality), capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Chiapas. ... Places named Mérida or Merida include: Mérida, Yucatán, capital city of the Mexican state of Yucatán Merida, Leyte, a municipality in Leyte province in the Philippines Mérida, Mérida, capital city of the Venezuelan state of Mérida Mérida (state),Venezuelan state of M... Giant Mexican flag in the Hotel Zone Cancún (pronounced as IPA: ) is a coastal city in Mexicos easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. ...


By March the 2nd of 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. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


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 México), 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.[citation needed] Motto: Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria Location of La Paz within Bolivia Coordinates: , Country Departament Province Pedro Domingo Murillo Province Founded October 20, 1548 Incorporated (El Alto) 20th century Government  - Mayor Juan Del Granado Area  - Total 470... San José del Cabo is a city located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the seat of the municipality of Los Cabos, at the south end of the California Peninsula. ... Cabo is well known for its pristine beaches Lands End is at southern tip of Baja and its arch can be seen in a December sunset San Lucas Marina This view of Cabo San Lucas shows the rapid growth of the area (November 5, 2005). ... Tijuana (Spanish [], English usually []), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ... The port of Ensenada Ensenada is a city in the state of Baja California, Mexico. ... Mexicali is the capital of the State of Baja California, Mexico as well as the seat of the municipality of Mexicali. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A computer reservations system, or CRS, is a computerized system used to store and retrieve information and conduct transactions related to travel. ...


ALMA is considered one the fastest growing regional airlines in México.


Destinations

[citation needed] ALMA operates services to the following domestic destinations (as of June 2007):


 Mexico

Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Aguascalientes IPA: is a state of Mexico, situated in the center of the country. ... Aguascalientes IPA: is a state of Mexico, situated in the center of the country. ... Lic. ... Location within Mexico Municipalities of Baja California Country Capital Municipalities 5 Largest City Tijuana Government  - Governor José Guadalupe Osuna Millán (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 8  - Federal Senators Alejandro González (PAN) Rafael Díaz (PAN) Fernando Castro (PRI) Area Ranked 12th  - Total 69,921 km² (26,996. ... Tijuana (Spanish [], English usually []), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ... General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport (IATA: TIJ, ICAO: MMTJ) in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, is Mexicos second northernmost airport after Mexicalis. ... Baja California Sur (English: South Lower California) is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California Peninsula south of the 28th parallel. ... Motto: Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria Location of La Paz within Bolivia Coordinates: , Country Departament Province Pedro Domingo Murillo Province Founded October 20, 1548 Incorporated (El Alto) 20th century Government  - Mayor Juan Del Granado Area  - Total 470... Manuel Márquez de León International Airport (IATA: LAP, ICAO: MMLP) is an international airport located at La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 11 Largest City San Francisco de Campeche Government  - Governor Jorge Carlos Hurtado Valdez (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI:2  - Federal Senators PRI:2 PAN:1 Area Ranked 18th  - State 50,812 km²  (19,618. ... Puente El Zacatal, the bridge connecting Ciudad del Carmen to the mainland. ... Ciudad del Carmen International Airport (IATA airport code: CVM) Is an international airport located at Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Country  Mexico Capital Tuxtla Gutiérrez Municipalities 118 Largest City Tuxtla Gutiérrez Government  - Governor Juan José Sabines Guerrero ( PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 7 PRD: 5  - Federal Senators PRI: 1 PRD: 1 PVEM: 1 Area Ranked 8th  - State 74,211 km²  (28,653 sq mi) Population (2005... Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital of the state of Chiapas in Mexico. ... Angel Albino Corzo International Airport is a new international airport located at mexican municipal of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico. ... This article is about the state in Mexico. ... This article is about the state in Mexico. ... General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport (IATA: CUU, ICAO: MMCU) is an international airport located in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. ... Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ... Abraham González International Airport (IATA: CJS, ICAO: MMCS) is an international airport located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, near the U.S.-Mexico border opposite with El Paso, Texas. ... Coahuila (formal name: Coahuila de Zaragoza) is one of Mexicos 31 component states. ... Torreon Centennary logo Torreón also known in Mexico as Tierrón (Full of Sand) is a city and its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Coahuila. ... Francisco Sarabia International Airport (Torreón International Airport) (IATA: TRC, ICAO: MMTC) is an international airport located in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. ... Guerrero is a state in the United Mexican States. ... Sport fishing and boating on the bay at Zi Zihuatanejo (see wah tah NAY ho) is located in the municipality of José Azueta (aka Zihuatanejo de Azueta) in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific Coast of Mexico about 240 km (approx. ... Ixtapa Beach Resort Ixtapa Playa Linda Zihuatanejo (aka: Zihuatanejo de Azueta) is a Mexican town. ... Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (IATA: ZIH, ICAO: MMZH) is an international airport in the state of Guerrero on Mexicos Pacific Ocean coast. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 30,534. ... Guadalajara may refer to: Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, the capital of the state of Jalisco Chivas de Guadalajara, aka Chivas, a Mexican association football team Spain Guadalajara (province), a province in Castile–La Mancha Guadalajara, Spain, the capital of the above province This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages... Guadalajara International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), also known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (IATA: GDL, ICAO: MMGL). ... Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Oceans Bahía de Banderas. ... Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (IATA: PVR, ICAO: MMPR) is an international airport located at Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. ... Nuevo León (Spanish for New León, after the former kingdom in Spain) is a state located in northeastern Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 860 km²  (332 sq mi) Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,133,814  - Density 1,989/km² (5... General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (IATA: MTY, ICAO: MMMY) is an international airport located in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico. ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... Xoxocotlán International airport (IATA airport code: OAX) Is an international airport located at Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... Hermanos Serdán International Airport (IATA: PBC, ICAO: MMPB) is an international airport located near Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. ... Querétaro (formal name: Querétaro Arteaga) is a state in central Mexico. ... Querétaro (formal name: Querétaro Arteaga) is a state in central Mexico. ... Querétaro International Airport (IATA: QRO) is an international airport located in Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico. ... Quintana Roo is a state of Mexico, on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Giant Mexican flag in the Hotel Zone Cancún (pronounced as IPA: ) is a coastal city in Mexicos easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Cancún International Airport (IATA: CUN, ICAO: MMUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula. ... Front of the palace of the Governor of the state of Quintana Roo in Chetumal Chetumal (coordinates: ) is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. ... Chetumal International Airport (IATA airport code: CTM) is an international airport located at Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. ... Sinaloa is a state in northwestern Mexico. ... Location of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Ahome Founded in 1893 Founded by Benjamin F. Jonhston Government  - Mayor Policarpo Infante Fierro PRI Elevation 10 m (33 ft) Population (2005)  - City 231,977 Time zone Pacific Time zone (UTC-7)  - Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-6) 1... Federal del Valle del Fuerte International airport (IATA airport code: LMM) Is an international airport located at Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. ... Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Mazatlán Government  - Mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna Area  - Municipality 3,068. ... General Rafael Buelna International Airport (IATA: MZT, ICAO: MMMZ), also known as Mazatlán International Airport, is located in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. ... Sonora is a state in northwestern Mexico, bordering the states of Chihuahua to the east, Sinaloa to the south, and Baja California to the northwest. ... Central Plaza and Catedral del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús on Hidalgo Avenue Ciudad Obregón (locally known as Obregón) is the second largest city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora and is situated 525 km south of the states border with the U.S. state... Ciudad Obregón International Airport (IATA: CEN, ICAO: MMCN) is an international airport located in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico. ... This article is about the Mexican state of Tabasco. ... This article is about a city in Mexico. ... Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport or Villahermosa International Airport (IATA: VSA, ICAO: MMVA) is an international airport located at Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. ... Tamaulipas is a state in the northeast of Mexico. ... Reynosa is a primarily industrial city in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. ... General Lucio Blanco International Airport (IATA: REX, ICAO: MMRX) is an international airport located at Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, near the U.S.-Mexico border. ... This article is about a city in Mexico. ... General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport or Tampico International Airport (IATA: TAM, ICAO: MMTM) is an international airport located at Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 212 Largest City Veracruz Government  - Governor Fidel Herrera Beltrán (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 6 PAN: 11 PRD: 2 Convergencia: 2  - Federal Senators PRD: 1 PAN: 1 Convergencia: 1 Area Ranked 11th  - Total 71,699 km² (27,683. ... Poza Rica (formally: Poza Rica de Hidalgo) is a city and its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Veracruz. ... El Tajín International Airport (IATA airport code: PAZ) is a national airport located near Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 212 Largest City Veracruz Government  - Governor Fidel Herrera Beltrán (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 6 PAN: 11 PRD: 2 Convergencia: 2  - Federal Senators PRD: 1 PAN: 1 Convergencia: 1 Area Ranked 11th  - Total 71,699 km² (27,683. ... General Heriberto Jara International Airport (IATA airport code: VER) is an international airport located at Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 106 Government  - Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco PRI  - Federal Deputies PAN: 4 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Hugo Laviada (PAN) Alfredo Rodríguez (PAN) Cleominio Zoreda (PRI) Area Ranked 20th  - State 38,402 km²  (14,827. ... Places named Mérida or Merida include: Mérida, Yucatán, capital city of the Mexican state of Yucatán Merida, Leyte, a municipality in Leyte province in the Philippines Mérida, Mérida, capital city of the Venezuelan state of Mérida Mérida (state),Venezuelan state of M... Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (IATA: MID, ICAO: MMMD) is an international airport located in the Mexican city of Mérida, Yucatán. ...

Fleet

As of July 2007 the ALMA de Mexico fleet includes[1] :

The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-03-27, pp. 48-49. 

Flight International (or Flight) is a leading global aerospace weekly. ...

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