AeroMexico Inaugurates Only Scheduled Nonstop Service Between Los Angeles And Acapulco This Summer

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from AeroMexico

    HOUSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- AeroMexico,
 Mexico's largest airline, today announced plans to start the only scheduled
 nonstop service between Los Angeles and Acapulco on July 9, pending DOT
 approval.  Operating from Thursday through Sunday, the new flights restore the
 historic "jet-set" connection between the two cities that was formed at the
 height of Hollywood's heyday.
     "Hollywood discovered Acapulco in the 1940s, and American movie stars
 flocked to the popular resort for several decades," said Rolf Hoehn,
 AeroMexico's U.S. Division Vice President.  "Since Acapulco launched its
 citywide beautification program in 1994, it has returned to popularity as a
 vacation destination among Americans.  Our new nonstop flights provide tour
 operators and travel agents in California with the fastest and most convenient
 service for their clients to this exciting and vibrant jewel on the Pacific
 coast.  We also expect strong demand from the other Western states for these
 flights."
     AeroMexico Flight #433 will leave Los Angeles (LAX) at 11:40 a.m. and
 arrive Acapulco (ACA) at 5:30 p.m.  Flight #432 will depart ACA at 9:35 a.m.,
 arriving LAX at 11:30 a.m.  The flights will be operated with an MD82.
 AeroMexico currently provides connecting service from Los Angeles to Acapulco
 via Mexico City and Guadalajara.
     "Acapulco has always been viewed as the Queen of Mexican beach
 destinations by residents of Mexico," said Hugo Garcia, AeroMexico's Mexico
 Division Vice President.  "Due to Acapulco's proximity to Mexico City and its
 spectacular scenic backdrop, the resort has remained the favorite holiday
 getaway destination for most Mexicans.  The Acapulco Convention and Visitors
 Bureau deserves a great deal of credit for spearheading the city's
 beautification effort and for AeroMexico's decision to start nonstop service
 to Los Angeles."
     For reservations or flight information, call AeroMexico at (800) 237-6639
 or visit the airline's Web site at www.aeromexico.com.
     AeroMexico serves 43 cities in Mexico, more than any other airline, 80
 destinations in the United States and Canada  including the gateway cities of
 Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami,
 New York City, Ontario, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego  and six countries in
 Europe and South America.  AeroMexico is a founding member of the SkyTeam
 global airline alliance, which provides customers with extensive worldwide
 destinations, flights and services.  The airline's corporate headquarters are
 in Mexico City and its U.S. operations are based in Houston.
 
      Contact:  Mayte Sera Weitzman
                (713) 744-8446
                mweitzman@aeromexico.com
 
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    HOUSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- AeroMexico,
 Mexico's largest airline, today announced plans to start the only scheduled
 nonstop service between Los Angeles and Acapulco on July 9, pending DOT
 approval.  Operating from Thursday through Sunday, the new flights restore the
 historic "jet-set" connection between the two cities that was formed at the
 height of Hollywood's heyday.
     "Hollywood discovered Acapulco in the 1940s, and American movie stars
 flocked to the popular resort for several decades," said Rolf Hoehn,
 AeroMexico's U.S. Division Vice President.  "Since Acapulco launched its
 citywide beautification program in 1994, it has returned to popularity as a
 vacation destination among Americans.  Our new nonstop flights provide tour
 operators and travel agents in California with the fastest and most convenient
 service for their clients to this exciting and vibrant jewel on the Pacific
 coast.  We also expect strong demand from the other Western states for these
 flights."
     AeroMexico Flight #433 will leave Los Angeles (LAX) at 11:40 a.m. and
 arrive Acapulco (ACA) at 5:30 p.m.  Flight #432 will depart ACA at 9:35 a.m.,
 arriving LAX at 11:30 a.m.  The flights will be operated with an MD82.
 AeroMexico currently provides connecting service from Los Angeles to Acapulco
 via Mexico City and Guadalajara.
     "Acapulco has always been viewed as the Queen of Mexican beach
 destinations by residents of Mexico," said Hugo Garcia, AeroMexico's Mexico
 Division Vice President.  "Due to Acapulco's proximity to Mexico City and its
 spectacular scenic backdrop, the resort has remained the favorite holiday
 getaway destination for most Mexicans.  The Acapulco Convention and Visitors
 Bureau deserves a great deal of credit for spearheading the city's
 beautification effort and for AeroMexico's decision to start nonstop service
 to Los Angeles."
     For reservations or flight information, call AeroMexico at (800) 237-6639
 or visit the airline's Web site at www.aeromexico.com.
     AeroMexico serves 43 cities in Mexico, more than any other airline, 80
 destinations in the United States and Canada  including the gateway cities of
 Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami,
 New York City, Ontario, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego  and six countries in
 Europe and South America.  AeroMexico is a founding member of the SkyTeam
 global airline alliance, which provides customers with extensive worldwide
 destinations, flights and services.  The airline's corporate headquarters are
 in Mexico City and its U.S. operations are based in Houston.
 
      Contact:  Mayte Sera Weitzman
                (713) 744-8446
                mweitzman@aeromexico.com
 
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