Guest Aerovias Mexico

Early Jetliners to Florida

Guest Aerovias Mexico Mexico's third largest airline (after Mexicana and Aeronaves de Mexico) was Guest Aerovias Mexico, specializing in international routes from a hub in Mexico City to Miami and onward to Europe. At its begining in 1948, service was operated by Douglas DC-4 propeller aircraft, however in 1950 the route was cut to Mexico City - Miami only. In 1959, Guest Aerovias Mexico obtained larger DC-6's and later Lockheed L-1049 Super G Constellations. The "Ruta del Sol" was restored with three weekly flights operating Mexico City - Miami - Bermuda - Santa Maria (Azores) - Lisbon - Madrid.

Guest Aerovias Mexico Guest Aerovias Mexico joined the jet age with two de Havilland Comet IV's taking over the Miami route in 1961. Later in the year a Douglas DC-8-20 jet was obtained from Aeronaves de Mexico to operate six weekly Mexico City - Miami flights. In April 1963, the schedule was adjusted again to four flights weekly to Miami, with three extended transatlantic to Madrid and on to Paris. In the fall, Guest Aerovias Mexico was fully merged into Aeronaves de Mexico.


Sample one-way fares from Miami to Mexico City: First class $102; Day coach $82; All fares are in U.S. dollars.


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DC8 - Guest Aerovias Mexico
Douglas DC-8 Guest Aerovias Mexico
Series: 50 Engines: 4 x PW JT3D-3B Thrust: 18000lb (8165kg) Wingspan: 142ft (43m) Length: 150ft (46m) Height: 42ft (13m) Passengers: 189 Max weight: 315000lb (142884kg) Range: 6735mi (10839km) Max cruise: 555mph (893kph)
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