Aeromexico adds service to the U.S.
Mexico, D.F. – December 3th, 2010.
- The FAA’s restoration of Mexico’s rating to Category 1 allows for increased frequencies and routes to the USA.
- Seasonal flights will now become permanent flights.
- A recognition to the Mexican authorities performance to recover the category this same year.
Mexico, D.F. – December 3th, 2010. Grupo Aeromexico makes the following announcements after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) raised Mexico’s aviation safety rating to a Category 1 on December 1st:
- Aeromexico will reestablish its code share flights with its U.S. airline partner as of December 11. The airline will reinstate its 45 daily code share flights with Delta Air Lines.
- The new daily service Aeromexico recently announced to New York effective as of December 6 (one additional flight for a total of four daily Aeromexico flights in the market), Miami (one additional flight for a total of four daily Aeromexico flights in the market), Chicago (one additional flight for a total of three daily Aeromexico flights in the market), Los Angeles (one additional flight for a total of five daily Aeromexico flights in the market), and Las Vegas (one additional flight for a total of two daily Aeromexico flights in the market), are now part of the airline’s permanent schedule.
- The airline will add two daily frequencies to San Antonio, Texas as of January 11, 2011. This added service will raise Grupo Aeromexico’s offering between Mexico and the USA to 434 weekly flights.
|Mexico City – New York City||AM408||7:20||13:00||B737|
|New York City – Mexico City||AM409||14:20||19:05||B737|
|Mexico City – Miami||AM426||17:05||20:55||B737|
|Miami – Mexico City||AM427||22:10||00:50+1||B737|
|Mexico City – Chicago||AM650||14:30||18:25||B737|
|Chicago – Mexico City||AM651||19:50||00:15+1||B737|
|Mexico City – Los Angeles||AM646||7:00||9:15||B737|
|Los Angeles – Mexico City||AM645||10:30||16:05||B737|
|Mexico City – Las Vegas||AM490||20:05||22:10||B737|
|Las Vegas – Mexico City||AM491||23:20||5:05+1||B737|
|Mexico City – San Antonio||AM632||10:30||12:30||B737|
|Mexico City - San Antonio||AM634||17:00||19:00||B737|
|San Antonio – Mexico City||AM633||13:30||15:40||B737|
|San Antonio – Mexico City||AM635||20:00||22:10||B737|
Aeromexico also plans to add an additional five percent offering to its domestic service as of this month of December, while also adding a daily flight between Mexico City and Montreal as of December 15, plus two additional weekly flights between Mexico City and Sao Paulo for a total of nine flights per week, plus five additional weekly flights between Mexico City and Buenos Aires for a total of 10 flights per week. The airline plans to open the Toronto, Vancouver, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panamá and Caracas stations in the first half of 2011 to further consolidate its position in the international market.
Grupo Aeromexico recognizes the efforts of the Mexican authorities to reinstall its Category 1 safety status before the end of the year, which will allow the Group to implement a strategy to serve strong passenger demands to and from the U.S. market. The possibility of increasing seat offerings will provide customers with greater flights options and more competitive fares for both business and leisure travel.
The airline reiterates its commitment to comply with the highest worldwide operational safety standards. Aeromexico is the first airline in Mexico to obtain its third consecutive IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certificate extended by the International Airline Transportation Association, IATA. Safety in all Aeromexico flights is a fundamental part of the airline’s world class service offering.
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeroméxico is comprised of four subsidiaries: Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest transcontinental airline, Aeromexico Connect, Aeromexico Travel, its charter airline, and EMA, the Group’s aircraft maintenance company. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767, 737, and MD80 aircraft, plus next generation Embraer 145 and 190 airplanes.
Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group’s airlines operate over 500 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Europe and Asia.
Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 13 airlines: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, and Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Tarom Romanian Air Transport, and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different partners’ loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 415 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 385 million annual passengers more than 12,500 daily flights to 898 destinations in 169 countries. SkyTeam is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year (2010). www.skyteam.com