Tourists looking for rest and relaxation in the southern part of the Mexican state of Baja California now have new cities to visit and more nonstop flights to get them there. Aereo Calafia received its first 50-seat ERJ 145 on August 9. The airline intends to grow its network with routes along the west coast of Mexico. Based in Los Cabos, Aereo Calafia has long been a turboprop operator. The addition of jets to the fleet will allow the carrier to add new cities and frequencies throughout the airline’s route network. Today, Aereo Calafia flies to 17 cities along the Gulf of California, the peninsula, and Mexico’s Pacific coast.
These E145s will increase the size of the Embraer jet fleet operating in Mexico to 31 ERJs and 24 E-Jets. Every day, Embraer commercial jets fly passengers to more than 45 cities within the country.
Embraer jets also have a significant presence on transborder routes between Mexico and the USA. In 2012, American and Mexican airlines operated more than 40,000 flights using Embraer jets between the two countries. These flights carried approximately 1.8 million passengers.