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Guest Aerovias Mexico

Early Jetliners to Florida

Guest Aerovias Mexico Mexico's third airline (after Mexicana and Aeronaves de Mexico) was Guest Aerovias Mexico, specializing in international routes from a base in Mexico City. Inaugurated in 1948, the "Ruta del Sol" served Mexico City - Miami - Bermuda - Santa Maria - Lisbon - Madrid - Paris. At various times in the 1950s it was operated with Douglas DC-4, DC-6 and Lockheed 1049G Constellation propeller aircraft.

Guest Aerovias Mexico Guest Aerovias Mexico joined the jet age in 1961 with two de Havilland Comet 4C's from Mexicana taking over the transatlantic and Miami service. By January, 1962 European service had been temporarily discontinued, but the remaining flights to Miami and South America were operated by the Comets. Within a year, a Douglas DC-8-50 jet was obtained from Aeronaves de Mexico to operate six weekly Mexico City - Miami flights. In April 1963, European service resumed with four weekly DC-8 flights on the Mexico to Miami sector, of which three continued nonstop 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 (F)$102; Day coach (Y)$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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