AeroMexico, New Mexico and Chihuahua, Mexico officials commemorate historic first airline service between markets
Houston, Texas - February 09, 2009
Government, civic and business officials from New Mexico, Chihuahua, Mexico, and AeroMexico commemorated today the historic launch of the first scheduled airline service between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Government, civic and business officials from New Mexico, Chihuahua, Mexico, and AeroMexico commemorated today the historic launch of the first scheduled airline service between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico. Jose Luis Barraza, Chairman of the Board of AeroMexico; Governor Bill Richardson, New Mexico; Governor Jose Reyes Baeza, Chihuahua; and Mayor Martin J. Chavez of Albuquerque officially marked the occasion with presentations and a ribbon-cutting event at Albuquerque International Sunport. Other participating dignitaries included Frank Galan, Vice President, U.S. Operations, AeroMexico; Secretary Fred Mondragon, Economic Development Office, New Mexico; Secretary Mike Cerletti, Tourism Department, New Mexico; and other civic and business officials as well as leading travel agency representatives.
Jose Luis Barraza said, “AeroMexico is proud to be part of this historic start of airline service that will help expand travel, business and tourism opportunities between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Chihuahua City in Chihuahua. Our new flights will make it much easier to travel between these two neighboring international states and will strengthen the connections they already share.”
A VIP delegation led by Governor Baeza filled the first flight from Chihuahua City that departed at 11:05 a.m. MST and arrived in Albuquerque at 12:25 p.m. MST, as well as the inaugural flight from Albuquerque that departed at 3:00 p.m. and arrived in Chihuahua City at 4:20 p.m. Governor Richardson; Secretary Mondragon; Secretary Cerletti; Mayor Chavez; travel agency representatives and other dignitaries joined the delegation from Chihuahua City on the return flight and also participated in ceremonies and meetings at the airport in Chihuahua City.
Barraza added, “We appreciate the support from Governor Richardson, Governor Baeza, Mayor Chavez and other government, business and civic officials which made it possible to begin this vital, long-needed airline service. They also recognize the need that exists for this service and have been committed to improving transportation links and stimulating economic and tourism development for the people and businesses they serve.”
AeroMexico has scheduled non-stop flights three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between Albuquerque and Chihuahua City. Connecting service is available in Chihuahua City to Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Torreon and Tijuana, Mexico. Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets, which comfortably accommodate 50 passengers, will be used on the route.
Travelers on this route will 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 is committed to serving the needs of international travelers by providing an exceptional travel experience and by expanding our routes between the United States and Mexico this year,” said Barraza. “In addition to our new Albuquerque service, we have added service to Denver, expanded routes in Las Vegas and scheduled new San Francisco service that starts later this week. We’re also extending our North American network with our first Canadian service, starting in Toronto in early March, as part of our Company’s overall growth strategy.”
AeroMexico and its subsidiary, AeroMexico Connect, currently 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, 15 U.S. cities in 11 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, Seattle-Tacoma, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Orlando and Miami. Service will be added to San Francisco on February 12 and 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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