AEROMEXICO ANNOUNCES THE POSSIBILITY OF USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES THROUGHOUT ITS FLIGHTS
- Passengers will now be able to use the authorized electronic devices from the time they board the airplane and throughout all phases of the flight
- This new policy is implemented in conformity with domestic and international safety standards
Mexico City, September 2, 2014. – Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announced that as of this month of September, passengers can keep their mobile electronic devices, such as tablets, ebooks, video games, digital music players and smartphones turned on throughout their flights, provided all data transmission functions are turned off and their devices are kept in “flight mode.”
Corneel Koster, Chief Operating Officer at Aeromexico, noted that the use of electronic devices on board during the flight means a technological breakthrough for the airline.
“We are the first airline in Mexico to apply this measure on our flights. With this important step, Aeromexico joins the leading carriers across the globe in offering the ease of use of technology and on board entertainment systems in a safe environment. This is great news for our customers, who will not have to interrupt their personal entertainment or work flows at any time during the flight,” he added.
The Mexican Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) recently approved the rules needed to apply this measure, similar to the safety provisions approved by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States (FAA), and other authorities worldwide.
Thus, Aeromexico stays at the forefront with the technology and safety needed to continue offering its passengers the best experience of travel, comfort and tranquility.
* Not apply on the Boeing 767 aircraft
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, the largest airline in Mexico, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features 77 cities on three continents, including 44 destinations in Mexico, 15 in the United States, 12 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.
The Group's fleet of more than 115 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777, 767 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliners.
As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers 1,000 destinations in 178 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 564 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru. www.aeromexico.com www.skyteam.com http://disfrutaam.tumblr.com/