Aeromexico Starts to Serve the Mexico City-Shanghai Route with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner

- On February 22, the airline started to use its Dreamliner on its flights to Shanghai

- The Dreamliner is considered one of the most modern aircraft in the sky

- Aeromexico is the only Latin American airline offering direct flights to Asia

Mar 01, 2016, 15:43 ET from Aeromexico

MEXICO CITY, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced that starting on February 22nd, it would operate its Mexico City-Shanghai route with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner, considered one of the most modern aircraft in the skies.

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The aircraft is configured with 243 seats, including 32 in Clase Premier, Aeromexico's Business Class Cabin. Some of the Dreamliner's main benefits include extra legroom, more storage space for carry-on luggage, bigger windows that can be dimmed at the touch of a button, an entertainment system with individual touchscreens featuring 20 movies and 36 TV series, improved cabin pressurization to reduce fatigue and ease jet-lag effects, Sky Interior LED lighting, and new menus to enhance the inflight dining experience, among others.

This year, Aeromexico celebrates eight years operating this route, and currently offers three weekly flights equal to more than 1500 seats available per week for business and leisure customers traveling between these two cities.

When speaking of this new service, Aeromexico's Corporate Sales Director Jorge Goytortua said, "Connectivity and service are currently keywords in commercial aviation, which is why Aeromexico is always looking to improve our options to offer our customers a world class travel experience".

It is also important to note that Aeromexico will change this flight's stop over to San José del Cabo between March 13 and July 31 this year, due to the maintenance of the runways at the Tijuana International Airport, going back to its regular scheduled stopover on August 1.

Actions like this confirm Aeromexico's commitment to providing high quality services to its customers, as well as extensive network connectivity to more than 80 destinations including 46 cities in Mexico and 41 international cities on three continents.

Adding the Boeing 787 to this route will allow Aeromexico to offer customers the characteristic benefits the Dreamliner features.

Aeromexico will serve this new route with the following flight schedules:

Mexico City - Shanghai*

AM 098

10:41 p.m.

8:45 a.m. (+2)

Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday

Shanghai - Mexico City*

AM 099

1:35 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

About Grupo Aeroméxico

Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide commercial aviation services and promote passenger loyalty programs in Mexico. 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 route network includes 80 cities on three continents including 46 in Mexico, 16 in the United States, 16 in Latin America, four in Europe, three in Canada, and two in Asia.

The Group's fleet of more than 130 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777, and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 190, 175, 170, and 145 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 B737 MAX airliners and ten B787-9 Dreamliners.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 179 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 636 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel options through its code share partners Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines and WestJet with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. and

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