Mexican operator Aeromexico has asked for regulatory approval to launch three US transborder offerings on 1 July.

Aeromexico plans to operate narrowbody aircraft on new routes from Guadalajara-San Jose, California; Puerto Vallarta-San Francisco; and San Jose del Cabo-San Francisco.

Requests for the latest city pairs come as Aeromexico continues to bolster its North American presence with more US service this year. The carrier has launched at least three new US gateways since February, and has increased competition with rival Mexicana in to the Canadian destinations of Toronto and Montreal.

SkyTeam member Aeromexico will also face competition on its newly proposed routes if it receives regulatory approval to launch the city pairs.

Mexicana flies between Guadalajara and San Jose six times per week, according to schedules published in Innovata.

US carriers Alaska Airlines and United Airlines currently connect San Jose del Cabo and San Francisco, while United, Mexicana and Alaska also offer Puerto Vallarta-San Francisco flights.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news