Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, has announced the expansion of its service to the south central United States from Mexico City with the addition of Austin to its route network on November 17, 2016, making this its fourth destination in the state of Texas.
“The addition of this new service represents the carrier’s 17(th) destination in the United States, making Aeromexico the Mexican airline serving the largest number of destinations in the U.S.,” said Grupo Aeroméxico Chief Revenue Officer Anko Van der Werff.
“The Austin route allows us to offer customers increased flight connectivity options with an average of 6,500 seats per week, facilitating increased educational and cultural exchange opportunities between Texas and Mexico,” added Mr. Van der Werff.
Austin is the fourth destination Aeromexico serves in the State of Texas, in addition to Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Many large companies are based in Austin, and the capital city is among the major U.S. metropolises experiencing the most significant growth.
“This new nonstop service is a step forward in strengthening ties between these two capital cities, as it not only draws our people closer together but will also increase our economic and commercial potential,” said Mexico’s Consul General in Austin, Carlos González Gutiérrez.
The addition of this new destination increases Aeromexico’s extensive global route network to meet its domestic and international customers’ growing demand for both business and leisure travel from Mexico and Latin America to the United States.
Aeromexico’s fleet of more than 130 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777, and 737 jet airliners and state-of-the-art Embraer 190, 175, 170, and 145 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 B737 MAX jet airliners and ten B787-9 Dreamliners.
As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world.