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Aeromar shuts down TIA flights

Posted at 10:44 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 20:16:17-04

Aeromar shut down its flight service to Tucson International Airport Monday.

TIA representative Jessie Butler confirmed that Aeromar conducted its final flight Monday.

Since October, the airline flew to Hermosillo, Guadalajara, Los Mochis and Mazatlan.

Here is the airport's official statement on the situation:

The Tucson Airport Authority is disappointed but understands Aeromar’s decision to refocus its resources on flights serving niche routes within Mexico. Despite the airline’s decision to end Tucson service effective August 1, the flights provided valuable new data to show sufficient demand for air service into Mexico. The TAA and Visit Tucson, along with leaders on both sides of the border, remain committed to working with communities and airlines in Mexico to restore airline service between Tucson International Airport and Mexico as quickly as possible. The positive news is that the Aeromar flights, which operated from October 3, 2016, through July 31, 2017, verified there is demand for the flights to be successful. Several factors, including operational complexities, may have handicapped the potential for Aeromar to be more successful. It is too soon to speculate on when or if regularly scheduled international air service can be reinstated but even before this decision, the TAA and Visit Tucson were having positive discussions with other airlines regarding an expansion of routes into Mexico.