Aeromexico Statement in regards to the Federeal Aviation Administration
The safety category downgrade from the FAA refers exclusively to the Mexican aeronautics authority.
This grade does not refer to the level of safety of the airlines, nor does it reflect the safety of Aeromexico, which complies with the highest international standards of operational safety.
Aeromexico’s international and national routes will continue to operate under normal circumstances.
The downgrade to Category 2 is a result of an audit performed by the FAA to the Civil Aeronautics Board (DGAC) of Mexico. The result of this audit exclusively refers to the Mexican aeronautics authority and does not reflect the level of safety that national airlines maintain.
Aeromexico and its affiliate company Aeromexico Connect are routinely audited by the FAA in all of its outbound operations to the United States, as is its affiliate, Aeromexico Connect and the highest international standards of operational safety are always fulfilled. Aeromexico is the first Mexican airline that has received its third consecutive IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) re-certification given by the International Air Transport Association, IATA.
Aeromexico collaborates with American authorities in other safety programs such as the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) “Prevention Against Acts of Illegal Interference Program” and the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) “Security Program”.
Cargo operations have been certified in theft and terrorism prevention by the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), and the airline is an active member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), a world-wide association committed to promoting the prevention of accidents and air incidents.
As founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, in which 13 airlines participate, Aeromexico is required to comply with security standards in order to operate the codeshared flights with other partners.
Aeromexico will cooperate with the aeronautics authority to reestablish the Category 1 rating and will work hard to mitigate the effects and inconveniences that this measure could cause its passengers in Mexico and the US.
All domestic operations of Aeromexico as well as flights to Central and South America, Europe and Asia will remain unaffected.
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico is comprised of four different affiliates: Aeromexico, Mexico's largest transcontinental airline, Aeromexico Connect, charter airline Aeromexico Travel, and EMA, the Group's airline maintenance company. Its fleet includes 777, 767, 737, and MD80 aircraft, and next generation Embraer 145 and 190 airplanes.
Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. The Group operates over 600 daily flights to different destinations in Mexico, the United States, Central and South America, and Europe and Asia.
Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance partnering 13 members including: Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Tarom Romanian Air Transport y Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers its passengers mileage accrual and redemption benefits, global flights and connections with one single check-in process for the entire flight. The alliance serves its more than 393 million annual passengers through its worldwide system that includes more than 13,000 daily flights to 884 destinations in 169 countries. SkyTeam is celebrating its 10th anniversary.