MEXICO CITY, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 2014 edition of the Tianguis Turistico travel trade show, Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced the growth of its domestic and international connectivity network in recent years, thanks to the development of its main hubs and its fleet renewal plan.
Between 2010 and 2014, Aeromexico increased its 66 destinations in 14 countries to 80 destinations connecting 19 countries to and from Mexico, as well as more than 1,000 destinations on its global route map, thanks to its airline alliances. In this period, the carrier increased its connectivity 10 percentage points and is expected to continue this trend at year end.
Aeromexico strengthens its presence in the main hubs it operates in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Hermosillo by increasing the number of flights it offers at peak times to make sure its clients are able to connect to the largest number of routes and destinations possible.
Furthermore, the carrier is now offering its business market Aeropuente, a new shuttle service that offers increased connectivity to Mexico's three major business destinations with an average of 17 daily flights offered between Mexico City and Monterrey and Mexico City and Guadalajara, as well as an average of eight daily flights offered between Monterrey and Guadalajara.
Regionally, the airline offers code share flights operated by Aeromar to nine destinations from Mexico City, and two daily operations on the Monterrey-Tamaulipas-Veracruz-Villahermosa-Merida Gulf routes.
In this market, the airline has increased the number of seats it offers on its 20 weekly flights to its European destinations, including Madrid, Paris, and London, with the addition of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. In the case of Asia, Aeromexico added its fourth weekly flight to Tokyo and its third weekly flight to Shanghai for a total of seven weekly flights between Mexico and that continent.
In addition to its new service to Quito, Ecuador, the carrier will start to serve Rio de Janeiro from Mexico City in June this year. Rio de Janeiro is Aeromexico's second destination in Brazil, for a total of 13 destinations in Latin America.
The airline also launched its Aeromexico Contigo product, aimed at the migrant market, to serve the Guadalajara to Tijuana, Chicago, Ontario, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco markets, in addition to offering flights between Morelia and San Francisco and Chicago, plus San Francisco to Leon with more attractive rates, a dedicated Call Center, and special check in counters, assistance with immigration forms, more legroom, and increased luggage allowance.
As part of its fleet renewal plan, the airline has added Embraer 170 and 190 airplane models to meet its domestic and international short-haul market demands. The carrier has also added Boeing 737 Sky Interiors jet airliners and five Boeing 787 Dreamliners to its fleet, of the total of 19 it has on order that have changed the travel experience for its customers.
Aeromexico believes that the Tianguis Turistico travel trade show is one of the most important platforms the country has to promote its business and tourist destinations.The company continues to work to maintain its position as Mexico's global airline, and the best option to unite all Mexicans and the Mexican people with the world.
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, Mexico's global airline operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network spans more than 80 cities on three continents, including 45 destinations in Mexico, 16 in the United States, 13 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 737 jet airliners and ten 787-9 Dreamliners.
As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners, rewarding passengers with benefits that include access to 564 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel options through its code share partners 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 and www.skyteam.com.