Amerijet Operates Direct Cargo Flights From/To México
Seventy percent of Mexico’s population is situated around three cities: Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City. Guadalajara is equidistant between the Pacific port of Mazatlan and Mexico City, while Monterrey is approximately a 10-hour drive from the nation’s capital.
Amerijet operates biweekly flights between Mexico City and Miami, connecting cargo traveling within the United States, the Caribbean and Central America to the Mexican market.
Regional Director for Mexico and Central America, Augusto Iturralde knows companies choose Amerijet for the family culture and a team that delivers success for Mexico’s freight forwarders and other Amerijet stations who have cargo to ship to and from Mexico.
Augusto jokes that while he’s been with Amerijet since 2011, he’s the new guy in the region. “The rest of the team has 20 – 25 years average time with Amerijet.”
“We’re always handling calls, and our response time is fast. We can offer a quote in 10 minutes. Dedication, commitment to performance and maintaining good relationships with our customers has given us the reputation of being a trustworthy and reliable option for global shipments.”
While there are other Asian and European-flag airlines operating into Mexico City, none have a comparable freighter network in this hemisphere giving Amerijet a unique bi-directional advantage.
Passenger airlines are limited to carrying cargo only in the belly and depending upon the aircraft type, may not be able to carry large or heavy pieces. Amerijet’s all freighter fleet routinely transports everything from aerospace turbines bound for aircraft MROs, temperature-controlled containers carrying pharmaceuticals from San Juan to equipment destined for an oil or gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Amerijet offers shippers more options.
With Mexico’s proximity by ocean to the countries bordering the Gulf and Caribbean basin, many shipments that you would think could move quickly by ocean really do not. Ocean freight, because of schedules and transshipment ports, may take upwards of three or four weeks, leading shippers to select air freight as their preferred mode of transportation.
When asked what he would like to share about Amerijet’s Mexico City operations, Augusto again reinforces their superior customer service and ability to service both forwarders and other airlines who need to reach Mexico by freighter.
“We work with all of our Amerijet stations throughout the Caribbean and Central America, the U.S. and Europe to educate them on the opportunities in Mexico. We also speak with our fellow airlines to show them how interlining with us provides excellent service to their customers and gives us the chance to add even more capacity.”
Could success bring a third frequency? “It is possible,” Augusto says hopefully. He says his team of nearly 30 in Mexico and more than 130 throughout Central America are ready to help shippers with their general, perishable, hazmat and oversized cargo moves to Mexico City.