Mexico City service today with events and presentations by airline, airport and civic officials
Houston, Texas - February 12, 2009
Government, civic and business officials from AeroMexico, San Francisco International Airport, the Mexican Consulate and other organizations celebrated today the airline’s inauguration of daily, non-stop service between San Francisco and Mexico City.
Government, civic and business officials from AeroMexico, San Francisco International Airport, the Mexican Consulate and other organizations celebrated today the airline’s inauguration of daily, non-stop service between San Francisco and Mexico City. The first flight departed San Francisco International Airport at 7 a.m. PST with arrival in Mexico City scheduled at 1:20 p.m. CST. Presentations marking the occasion were made by Frank Galan, Vice President, U.S. Operations, AeroMexico; Consul General Carlos Felix, Mexican Consulate; Kandace Bender, Deputy Airport Director, San Francisco International Airport; and Giancarlo Mulinelli, U.S. Western Region Director, AeroMexico. A ribbon-cutting event and special festivities for the passengers and dignitaries were also held at the departure gate.
Frank Galan, Vice President, U.S. Operations, AeroMexico, said, “AeroMexico is excited about launching service in San Francisco, the airline’s fourth city served in California. This makes California our largest market in the United States and signifies our commitment to being a leader in meeting the state’s international air travel needs to Mexico.”
“Today’s new service is also the fourth route the airline has launched in the U.S. in the last 15 days, a clear signal that AeroMexico is also determined to expand our overall U.S. operations,” he added.
Today’s presenters described the importance of AeroMexico’s new flights in expanding international economic development, travel and tourism opportunities between two of North America’s largest metropolitan areas and in serving the international travel needs of San Francisco’s Latino population. The airline’s strategic growth in the U.S., award-winning service and the importance of strategic partnerships were also covered.
Daily flights from Mexico City depart at 7:05 p.m. CST and arrive in San Francisco at 10:15 p.m. PST. In addition to the new San Francisco service, AeroMexico currently operates non-stop flights in Los Angeles, Ontario and San Diego, California, to Mexico City with connecting service to other destinations in Mexico. Boeing 737/700 aircraft are used on the international flights.
The airline now services 16 major U.S. cities in 11 states. Service added since January 29 includes Las Vegas – Mexico City; Denver – Mexico City; and Albuquerque – Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, non-stop jet flights. Other U.S. cities served are Seattle-Tacoma, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Orlando and Miami. On March 3, the airline will expand its overall North American operations with its first Canadian service featuring non-stop flights between Toronto and Mexico City.
Travelers on AeroMexico flights benefit from the outstanding value provided by AeroMexico with its competitive fares and premier style of award-winning service. The airline earned “Best Airline in Mexico” awards in 2008 from readers of both Global Traveler and Business Traveler magazines. Personalized, attentive in-flight service includes complimentary beverages, cocktails and meals at meal times.
AeroMexico and its subsidiary, AeroMexico Connect, operate more than 600 daily flights through the airline’s new Terminal 2 at its Mexico City International Airport hub to 40 destinations in Mexico, 16 U.S. cities in 11 states as well as major cities that include Tokyo, Paris and Buenos Aires in 12 other countries worldwide. Service will be added to Toronto on March 3. AeroMexico Vacations provides customized vacation travel packages throughout this network. The airline also offers connecting service to other international destinations through its SkyTeam global airline alliance with 11 full member carriers and three associate carriers. AeroMexico has been recognized for its award-winning style of personalized in-flight service, one of the world’s best on-time flight records, the highest safety and quality standards ratings, outstanding reliability and baggage handling performance, and exceptional value based on its competitive fares and superior service. Additional information is available at www.aeromexico.com or 1-800-237-6639.
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