AeroMexico Confirms Service Between Albuquerque and Chihuahua City

AeroMexico Confirms Service Between Albuquerque and Chihuahua City

Houston, Texas – July 16, 2009 Airline actively marketing three weekly non-stop flights to build traffic AeroMexico, the global airline of Latin America, confirmed today its commitment to provide non-stop service between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico. The historic launch of the first scheduled flight service between these two cities occurred this year on February 9 with a major event and ribbon cutting attended by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Chihuahua Governor Jose Reyes Baeza..

Frank Galan, Vice President, U.S. Division, AeroMexico, said, “The airline plans to continue this international airline service and is working hard to make the route a success by actively marketing it, giving it all the attention it deserves to build passenger traffic.”

“We have discussed our service with officials in Albuquerque and all agree these flights serve an important purpose.  It is our intention to continue service as long as we have an agreement that makes sense with our partners and in the current marketplace,” Galan said. AeroMexico has scheduled non-stop flights three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between Albuquerque and Chihuahua City. Connecting service is available in Chihuahua City to Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Torreon and Tijuana, Mexico.

While passenger loads have continued to be a challenge for AeroMexico on the flights between Albuquerque and Chihuahua City, Galan said the airline is committed to giving this service every opportunity to be successful.

Challenges to the new AeroMexico route have been the health-related travel advisories and sharp decline in tourism between the United States and Mexico due to the recent health issue as well as the impact of the current economy.

The airline believes that there still can be sufficient market demand for the route now that the travel advisories have been lifted, the economy is showing some signs of recovery, and the service has an opportunity to succeed on its own merits.

“AeroMexico is proud to be part of efforts to expand travel, business and tourism opportunities between these two neighboring international states,” added Galan.

AeroMexico and its subsidiary, AeroMexico Connect, currently operate more than 600 daily flights through the airline’s new Terminal 2 at its Mexico City International Airport hub to more than 45 destinations in Mexico, 16 U.S. locations in 11 states, two cities in two Canadian provinces, and 12 major cities that include Buenos Aires, Paris and Tokyo in 11 other countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia.  U.S. cities served  are Los Angeles, Ontario (Ca.), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, Orlando and Miami.  AeroMexico Vacations provides customized vacation travel packages throughout this network.  The airline also offers connecting service to other international destinations through its SkyTeam global airline alliance with 11 full member carriers and three associate carriers.
 
AeroMexico has been recognized for its award-winning style of personalized in-flight service, one of the world’s best on-time flight records, the highest safety and quality standards ratings, outstanding reliability and baggage handling performance, and exceptional value based on its competitive fares and superior service.  Additional information is available at http://www.aeromexico.com/ or 1-800-237-6639.

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