Flights to Serve Nation’s Fourth Largest Hispanic/Latino Population in Chicago Area
Houston, TX–(Marketwire – December 2, 2008) – AeroMexico, the global airline of Latin America, has announced that it will launch non-stop flights between Chicago and Morelia, Mexico beginning December 4. Flights will be available four days a week initially with an increase to daily service between December 15 and January 11, 2009, for the holiday season. The airline will offer the best value in the market with competitive fares and premier service on these non-stop flights with connecting service throughout Mexico. Attractively priced vacation packages, which include airfare, hotel and rental car, will also be available through AeroMexico Vacations. The new flights expand the airline’s current international service between Chicago and Mexico City or Guadalajara of three daily flights.
Frank Galan, Vice President, U.S. Division, AeroMexico, said, “Connecting Chicago and Morelia with these non-stop flights increases AeroMexico’s ability to meet the international travel needs of one of the largest populations of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. We have added these non-stop flights in response to increased market demand from customers and travel agents.”
He added, “We expect many passengers on this route will include U.S. Mexicans who are visiting friends and relatives in Morelia. Morelia is also becoming an increasingly important destination for international business and tourism.”
Flights will depart from Chicago at 8:30 p.m. CST and arrive in Morelia at 1:30 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Departures from Morelia to Chicago are scheduled at 2:20 a.m. with arrivals in Chicago at 6:20 a.m. CST on the same days. Convenient connecting flights are available to Mexico City and 40 destinations in Mexico as well as 12 cities in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Passengers on every AeroMexico flight between Chicago and Morelia will enjoy the airline’s distinctive style of service, which has been recognized with major industry awards. While on board the airline’s spacious Boeing 737 jets, passengers will receive complimentary beverages, including cocktails, and complete meals at meal times along with attentive, personalized service.
The Chicago metropolitan statistical area ranks as the nation’s fourth largest concentration of residents of Hispanic/Latino origin, according to 2006 U.S. Census estimates. Almost one in five area residents, or more than 1.8 million individuals, is of Hispanic/Latino origin. Almost three-fourths of the City of Chicago’s Hispanic/Latino residents, or more than 560,000 individuals, are Mexican/Mexican Americans.
Morelia, the capital of the state of Michoacán, is a thriving metropolitan area of more than 640,000 that lies in an agricultural region between Mexico City and Guadalajara. The city serves as a regional center of government, education, light manufacturing, tourism, and retail and agricultural trade. The city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site with more than 1,000 colonial-era buildings, including the 18th century Cathedral of Morelia and the Universidad Michoacán a de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, the second oldest university in the Americas.
AeroMexico and its subsidiary, AeroMexico Connect, operate more than 300 daily flights through the airline’s Mexico City International Airport hub to 40 destinations in Mexico, 14 U.S. locations as well as major cities, (including Shanghai, Paris and Buenos Aires), in 12 other countries worldwide. AeroMexico Vacations provides customized vacation travel packages. 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 www.aeromexico.com or 1-800-237-6639.