Mexico is one of the strongest aviation markets in Latin America and has strong aviation relations with a variety of Member States.
Delegations of the European Commission and Mexico signed on 15 December 2010 in Brussels a Horizontal Aviation Agreement. This agreement allows any EU airline to operate flights between Mexico and any EU Member State where it is established and where a bilateral agreement with Mexico exists and traffic rights are available. It does not replace the bilateral agreements but adapts them to bring them into line with EU law. This is a major step change from the traditional set-up of aviation based on nationality restrictions and complements the EU's internal aviation market on the external side.
In order to further encourage traffic between the EU and Mexico, in December 2015 the European Commission requested negotiating authorisation from the Council for the conclusion of a comprehensive aviation agreement between the EU and Mexico.
For further information and figures on EU-Mexico aviation relations and EU aviation in general, please consult the Atlas of the Sky.