TAESA Lineas Aéreas

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Transportes Aéreos Ejecutivos, SA




Ceased operations

Mexico City International Airport

Focus cities
Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana

Fleet size
30 (in average)

Mexico City International Airport
Mexico City, Mexico

Key people
Alberto Abed Schekaiban


A former TAESA Boeing 737-500 at Las Vegas in 1992

A TAESA Boeing 757 in 1993

TAESA (Transportes Aéreos Ejecutivos) was a low cost airline with its headquarters in No. 27 of Hangar Zone C on the grounds of Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico.[1] The airline, owned by a business person legally represented by Alberto Abed Schekaiban, was established on April 27, 1988 operating executive business aircraft and later on in 1989 received their first Boeing 727-100 which was used to launch regular scheduled passenger service.
Taesa began growing rapidly using 727’s in airline service. In 1991, they received their first Boeing 757-200 and became the first commercial airline in Mexico to operate this aircraft type. Also in 1991, several Boeing 737-300’s were added with additional 757’s and a sole Boeing 767-300 being added as well to a fleet of Boeing 737-200/300/400/500 jetliners. Taesa was at that time the first Boeing 737-500 operator in Latin America.[citation needed]
During the first half of the 1990s, Taesa was quite successful flying cargo for DHL and Serpaprosa with their Boeing 727-100C’s. Also during this time, several 737’s were leased to Garuda Indonesia to make Asian flights. Meanwhile, they won charter contracts from companies such as Apple Vacations. By 1992, the airline was operating many charter flights to cities in Canada, Europe and the USA.[2] In the domestic market, TAESA started a fare war with the main carriers, Aeroméxico and Mexicana.[3]
After the 1995 downturn in the Mexican economy, they removed later model jetliners in favor of older Boeing 727-100 and 727-200 aircraft and also added Douglas DC-9-15’s McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30’s and later a pair of Airbus A300B4’s.
Taesa was the first Mexican airline to fly scheduled passenger service to Japan with two flights a week operated during