Aeromexico Announces New Service on the Mexico City - Rio de Janeiro Route

-- The carrier will begin serving this route on June 29th this year.

-- Rio de Janeiro is the second Brazilian city Aeromexico adds to its network of destinations.

-- The new route will serve the growing demand for business and leisure travel between these two cities.

Feb 13, 2014, 11:24 ET from Aeromexico

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's largest airline, announced the beginning of its new service between Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro with four nonstop flights per week as of June 29th this year.


Rio de Janeiro thus becomes the second destination Aeromexico serves in Brazil and its 13th destination in Latin America, thereby consolidating its position as Mexico's global airline with the strongest presence in the region.

The addition of this Brazilian destination will allow the carrier to respond to business passenger demand in Rio de Janeiro, known as the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the region.

Passengers traveling to Rio de Janeiro will be able to visit the city's numerous natural and cultural attractions including, the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, recently named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; the Copa Cabana and Ipanema beaches; the Sambodromo, the Tijuca Forest National Park, one of the largest urban forests in the world, and enjoy the traditional folklore characterizing this paradisiac destination.

The Aeromexico flight schedules to this Brazilian city are:

Mexico CityRio de Janeiro*

Flight number




AM 024

6:40 p.m.

06:20 a.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Rio de JaneiroMexico City*

Flight number




AM 025

7:55 a.m.

5:05 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

* Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice.

In the other direction, Carioca passengers traveling to Mexico City will be able to connect to the more than 45 domestic destinations Aeromexico serves nationwide while this new flight will also increase Rio de Janeiro's connectivity with the world, through any one of the 17 cities the carrier serves in the U.S., such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, among others, plus three destinations in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

Flights between the two cities will be operated with Boeing 767 airplanes configured with 171 seats, 30 in the front Clase Premier cabin.

This new route represents the second city Aeromexico has added to its network of destinations in Latin America within the last year, thereby reaffirming its commitment to serve and meet the needs of its customers.

Passengers can book and buy their travel tickets at

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 47 destinations in Mexico, 17 in the United States, 12 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

The Group's fleet of 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 19 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 530 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel options through its code share partners Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru. and

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