Aeromexico to expand Las Vegas service
Houston, Texas - January 27, 2009- Aeromexico, the global airline of Latin America, has announced today that it will link two of North America’s busiest and most popular travel destinations when it begins non-stop flights between Las Vegas and Mexico City on January 29. Twice weekly flights will be offered on Thursdays and Sundays. In Mexico City, travelers also will be able to connect with Aeromexico flights to 40 destinations throughout Mexico and cities in 12 other countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia. The airline currently offers weekly flights between Las Vegas and Monterrey, Mexico.
Frank Galan, Vice President, U.S. Division, Aeromexico, said, “Aeromexico is excited about expanding service in Las Vegas, which is a top destination for people in Mexico. This route will also appeal to people in Las Vegas who appreciate quality travel and entertainment experiences at great prices. With the current strength of the U.S. dollar to the peso, Mexico is definitely one of North America’s most affordable destinations.”
Aeromexico’s new Las Vegas – Mexico City route will serve the travel needs and interests of leisure and business travelers in both markets, which are expected to remain strong in 2009. Las Vegas ranks as one of the top tourism destinations for people in Mexico, according to the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Passenger load factors on existing flights averaged 80 percent in 2008, a 17 percent increase over 2007, with more than 40,000 passengers traveling from Mexico to Las Vegas. Mexico is also one of the most popular travel destinations for people in the Las Vegas area, according to the Mexico Tourism Board. Additionally, more than 480,000 Las Vegas-area residents, representing more than 27 percent of the population, are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Galan added, “Aeromexico is confident that our premier style of service at affordable rates will appeal to travelers in both Las Vegas and Mexico City. We see demand for our service in both the leisure and business travel sectors with the biggest opportunities in the international vacation market”.
Flights will depart from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas at 3:00 p.m. PST and arrive at Mexico City International Airport at 8:45 p.m. CST. Departures from Mexico City are at 12:05 p.m. CST with arrivals in Las Vegas at 2:00 p.m. PST.
The airline will offer the best value available on these routes with its competitive fares and premier style of service, which earned Aeromexico the “Best Airline in Mexico” award for 2008 from both Global Traveler and Business Traveler, two of the world’s leading travel magazines. Passengers will travel on spacious, ultra-quiet Boeing 737 jets and enjoy personalized in-flight service that includes complimentary beverages, cocktails and meals at meal times. Travelers will also benefit from attractively priced vacation packages being offered through Aeromexico Vacations.
and its subsidiary, Aeromexico Connect
, currently operate more than 600 daily flights through the airline’s Mexico City International Airport hub to 40 destinations in Mexico, 13 U.S. locations in nine states as well as major cities that include Tokyo, Paris and Buenos Aires in 12 other countries worldwide. U.S. cities served currently are Los Angeles, Ontario (Ca.), San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle-Tacoma, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Orlando and Miami. Service will be added to Denver on February 1, Albuquerque on February 9, San Francisco on February 12 and Toronto, Canada, on March 3. Aeromexico Vacations provides customized vacation travel packages. 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
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