March 16, 2016 : TIJUANA, Mexico
The carrier will add new direct flights to Chihuahua and Los Cabos and increased service to Hermosillo, as it enhances connectivity options via Tijuana
With this expansion, Aeromexico will boost its on-board capacity from Tijuana by more than 2,000 seats per week
TIJUANA, Mexico, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, is set to consolidate its presence in Tijuana by launching two new direct flights from the city, as well as expanding another. The carrier will begin operating four weekly flights to Chihuahua and three weekly flights to Los Cabos, as well as adding a second daily flight to Hermosillo, for a total increase in capacity of 2,000 seats per week from the border city.
The new routes will be operated using Embraer 145 and 170 aircraft with 50 and 76 passenger seats respectively, with the following schedules:
Hermosillo - Tijuana* Tijuana - Hermosillo* AM2884 11:15 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Daily AM2339 01:41 p.m. 03:33 p.m. Daily AM2100** 06:40 p.m. 08:07 p.m. Daily AM2101** 08:30 p.m. 09:54 p.m. Daily Chihuahua - Tijuana* Tijuana - Chihuahua* AM2102 01:20 p.m. 02:35 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and AM2103 09:50 a.m. 12:53 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday Friday Los Cabos - Tijuana* Tijuana - Los Cabos* AM2104 01:20 p.m. 02:29 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday AM2105 09:50 a.m. 12:52 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday *Times are published in local time and are subject to changes without notice. **New service
On announcing the new services, Aeromexico's Corporate Sales Director Jorge Goytortua, said, "As a major city on the Mexican side of the border, Tijuana is a key destination for the airline that enhances connectivity throughout Southern California on account of its geographical location and the availability of direct service with our carrier to eight destinations in Mexico and to Shanghai, China, allowing us to cater to leisure and business customers alike."
Speaking on behalf of the State of Baja California, Secretary of Tourism Oscar Escobedo, explained that the state is ranked as the second best destination in terms of air connectivity in Mexico, having reported 5% year-over-year growth in 2015.
"With the opening of the new Cross-Border Express Bridge at Tijuana airport, we are looking to attract new routes in association with our main partners such as Aeromexico to enhance the state's reputation as a tourist destination that offers world-class food, wine, accommodations, and eco and adventure tourism, plus many other services."
With this service expansion, Aeromexico continues to consolidate its position in Tijuana, offering enhanced connectivity throughout the region, Mexico and the world, as it looks to provide passengers with more and better travel options.
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico, 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 with 46 in Mexico, 16 in the United States, 16 in Latin America, three in Canada, four in Europe, and two in Asia.
Grupo Aeromexico's fleet of close to 130 aircraft is comprised of the 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 MAX 737 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 including access to 636 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel options with 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. www.aeromexico.com and www.skyteam.com
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