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AEROMEXICO ANNOUNCES NEW ROUTE Boston – Mexico City

Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announced that it will begin serving its new route between Boston and Mexico City as of June 1st, 2015 with six nonstop flights per week.

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• The airline will begin to operate this route with six weekly flights with Boeing 737 aircraft as of June 2015.
• Boston becomes Aeromexico’s 16th destination in the United States and will permit connectivity throughout Latin America from Mexico City.

This new route will be served with Boeing 737-700 airplanes with 124 seats —12 in the Aeromexico Clase Premier Business Class cabin— with the following flight schedules:

Boston – Mexico City
AM 699 04:35 p.m. 08:55 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Sunday
Mexico City – Boston
AM 698 09:00 a.m. 03:25 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Sunday
*Times are published in local time and are subject to change without notice.

“We are very pleased to announce the addition of our 16th destination in the United States, reflecting the airline’s commitment to increase our presence in one of our most important markets. Boston is a city of great importance for Mexico and Latin America because of its global economic potential and extensive academic offerings that draw many students from Mexico and Latin America every year,” said Aeromexico CEO Andrés Conesa.
Boston attracts over 50,000 passengers per year and this market represented a total of USD $15 million just last year, which is why this nonstop Aeromexico flight will open new opportunities for businesses in Massachusetts, generating an economic impact for the region estimated at USD $49 million per year.

Passengers traveling from Boston to Mexico City will be able to connect with the carrier’s 45 destinations in Mexico such as Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Cancún, Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana and Villahermosa, plus 16 major cities in Latin America, such as Buenos Aires, Río de Janeiro, Lima and Bogotá, among others; three leading capitals in Europe and two in Asia.

With the start of this route, Aeromexico will offer 80 daily flights between Mexico City and the United States on which it will be able to carry close to 9,000 passengers a day between these two countries, an action that confirms the airline’s commitment to offer its customers better network connectivity with its world-class service.

Aeromexico Begins its Seasonal Flights to Denver – Starting December 15th

Aeromexico Begins its Seasonal Flights to Denver – Starting December 15th, the airline will again begin operating its traditional seasonal service from Mexico City to Denver – It will also offer new seasonal flights from Guadalajara to Denver as of December 18th

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, has announced that on December 15th, it will again be operating its traditional seasonal service between Mexico City and Denver, offering 17 flights a week for passengers interested in enjoying winter skiing at leading resort destinations, such as Vail and Aspen.

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Also, and in order to offer additional flight choices to customers, Aeromexico will operate seven direct flights from Guadalajara to Denver between December 18th, 2014 and January 4th, 2015.
Anko van der Werff, Senior Vice President of Revenue Management at Aeromexico said “The Mexico City flights are scheduled to connect passengers from other domestic destinations, such as Bajio-Leon, Morelia, Veracruz and Villahermosa, as well as those connecting from international destinations, such as Bogota and Guatemala, among others; while the Guadalajara flight schedules to Denver will offer connections for passengers traveling from Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta and Tijuana.”

These new routes will be served with Boeing 737 aircraft with 124 passenger seats, including 12 in the Clase Premier cabin. Aeromexico also features its Gran Plan packages to Vail that include hotel accommodations, round trip ground transportation between the airport in Denver to the hotel in Vail, tours and a four-day lift ticket package.

Denver, known as the Mile-High City because its elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 feet) above sea level, offers entertainment for all visitors with a fantastic choice of museums and its unique “Denver Beer Trail.” Once you’re in the city, getting to Vail —the largest ski resort in North America built in the style of an Alpine village—, is easy.

Aeromexico continues working to provide more connectivity options between Mexico and the United States, making Denver its 16th destination in North America, as it looks to increase its choice of destinations and to enhance tourism between both countries.
About Grupo Aeromexico Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide commercial aviation services in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. 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 network includes service to 79 cities on three continents, including 45 destinations in Mexico, 15 in the United States, 14 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

The Group’s fleet of more than 115 aircraft features Boeing 787, 777, 767 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 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 178 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 564 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel options through its code share partners Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru. www.aeromexico.com

Mexico City Named No. 3 Most Inspiring City in the World

2014 GOOD City Index Names 50 Most Inspiring Global Destinations; Cities That “Best Capture the Elusive Quality of Possibility” Using A Criteria of Eight Attributes

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Mexico City is ranked No. 3 on the GOOD City Index (GCI), which ranks the most inspiring cities in the world. The annual list compiled by GOOD, media company that also publishes the quarterly GOOD Magazine, features cities that deliver on eight key attributes that “best capture the elusive quality of possibility,”: progress, civic engagement, street life, defining moments, connectivity, green life, diversity and work/life balance.

Zocalo, Mexico City, MexicoGOOD praised Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera for his progressive approach to city government and reports reasons why Mexico City is continuing to emerge as a top global destination. In addition to Mexico City’s rich cultural history and deep traditions, the capital city is gaining acclaim as one of the world’s most influential culinary destinations citing attractions such as Michelin-starred restaurant Pujol and gastro-hall Mercado Roma. Mexico City also gained recognition for its sustainability innovations such as its bike share program and key initiatives overseen by Mayor Mancera including mobile health clinics, free uniform distribution, arts discount program for teens, expanded bike lanes and technological advances.

“It’s a huge honor for Mexico City to be recognized as one of the most inspiring cities in the world on the GOOD City Index,” said Armando Lopez Cardenas, director of the Mexico City Tourism Promotion Fund. “We welcome visitors from around the globe to experience our great city again or for the first time, whether for business or leisure. Now is an exciting time to visit Mexico City.”
North American cities include Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Santa Fe in the U.S. and Montreal and Vancouver in Canada. The GOOD City Index is available online now at http://magazine.good.is/guides/good-cities-index-2014.

Mexico City is the country’s premier tourism destination, welcoming more than 12.5 million visitors a year. The ancient capital offers a vibrant, contemporary culture that combines pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern influences that span nearly seven centuries. With more than 160 museums, 30 distinct archaeological and historic sites, and 100 art galleries, the city is a mecca of fine art and treasures that speak to its vast history. The Mexico City Tourism Promotion Fund (Fondo Mixto de Promocion Turistica del Distrito Federal) supports and enhances city tourism. For more information and daily updates please visit/follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MexicoCityLive) and Twitter (@MexicoCityLive).

August 12 #MexMonday Travel Hangout

by Ron Mader

Planeta.com’s next #MexMonday Travel Hangout takes place Monday, August 12, from 4-5pm Mexico City time and will focus on Mexico. Planeta’s Mexico hangouts are unscripted conversation mostly in English and a smattering of Spanish and indigenous languages. Prepare to be adventurous and learn new words and phrases like yakxon and baax ka walik.

Questions are welcome before and during the livestreaming hangout. We pay special attention to the tweets on Twitter that have used the #MexMonday hashtag.

Our August conversation will be eclectic, reviewing on-the-ground and under-the-radar attractions in Mexico as well as Mexico on the Web, including social web channels Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Ranker, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube. We will discuss current and upcoming events, recommended places, travel tips and tours, language classes and favorite foods including chocolatemole and mezcal.

You can RSVP and post your favorite Mexico resources online our Google+ event page:
https://plus.google.com/b/117694449145790663688/events/cvsrhu0gd04alv31hns328nav3g

Trivia Questions

Which Mexican park was recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List? Tip: the answer is on their Facebook page.
In November which Mexican city hosts a congress for World Heritage Cities?
Which Mexican churches are dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary?
Which Mexican baseball teams are in contention in the 2013 playoffs?

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#MexMonday Travel Hangout August 12

Aeromexico Announces its Second Frequency from San Francisco to Mexico City

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– Starting on July 15th, Aeromexico will operate its second frequency with Boeing 737 aircraft – 132 seats.

– The airline is also adding frequencies in Houston and Chicago, as well as new routes to Mexico, from Los Angeles to La Paz, Loreto, Cancun and Huatulco.

Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announces its new frequency from San Francisco to Mexico City starting on July 15 th, adding its second daily direct flight between these major destinations.

The frequencies offered by the airline from San Francisco increase due to the demand of business and leisure travelers that take advantage of the wide network of connections that Aeromexico offers within Mexico and Latin America.

The flight will be operated with Boeing 737 aircraft – 132 seats -, allowing customers to go and return the same day, with the following schedule:

San Francisco – Mexico City

Flight Number Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 0665 01:00 am 07:14 am Daily
AM 0669* 01:25 pm 07:53 pm Daily

Mexico City – San Francisco

Flight Number Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 0664 08:26 pm 11:25 pm Daily
AM 0668* 09:30 am 12:07 pm Daily

*New flights schedules available starting July 15 th, all in local time and subject to change without notice.

This new frequency allows its clients to connect from Mexico City to Cancun, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Veracruz and Merida, some of the most beautiful beaches around the world. Also, to the most important cities in Latin America, such as San Pedro Sula (Honduras), Guatemala, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Lima (Peru), Sao Paulo (Brazil), San Jose (Costa Rica), Caracas (Venezuela) and Santiago (Chile).

At the same time, from July 15 th, Aeromexico will increase its frequencies from Chicago and Houston to Mexico City, being the 3rd and 4th respectively, among these cities. Besides, due to increase travel during the summer, the carrier also added new routes from Los Angeles to Loreto as well as to La Paz, Cancun and Huatulco, starting in June.

Aeromexico continues incrementing its connectivity between important cities of these neighboring countries, promoting around the US the many attractions of the various touristic destinations in Mexico.

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of frequent flyer loyalty programs. Aeromexico operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. The airline serves more than 80 cities on three continents including 46 in Mexico, 19 in the United States, 11 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

Aeromexico’s fleet is comprised of Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. In 2012, Aeromexico announced the most important investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico with its intention to buy 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 B737 MAX jet airliners and ten B787 Dreamliners. The carrier will begin to operate its first Dreamliner in October 2013.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers 1,000 destinations in 187 countries served by the 19 SkyTeam airline members rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 552 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its code share partner flights with Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

AEROMEXICO, ASA, AND BOEING ANNOUNCE THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHT IN AVIATION HISTORY TO USE BIOFUEL

Mexico City, MX August 1st 2011. – Aeromexico, Boeing, and the Mexican Government proudly announce their participation in a historic achievement in global aviation: the first transcontinental flight, powered by a General Electric engine, in a commercial airplane powered by bio-combustible fuel.

The Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) along with the Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA), in coordination with Aeromexico and the aircraft manufacturer Boeing, launch this unprecedented flight today; which will fly over 250 passengers from Mexico City to Madrid.

The flight will use a blend of 70 percent traditional fuel and 30 percent biofuel, which will be provided by ASA. This is composed of a mixture of petroleum-derived jet fuel and oil obtained from Jatropha Curcas oilseed plant, which is grown in several regions of the world including Mexico.

Aeromexico, as a member of SkyTeam and Sustainable Aviation Fuels Users Group (SAFUG), demonstrates its commitment to promoting the development of sustainable, alternative low-carbon fuels as part of the ecological initiatives

It is important to point out that despite the fact that this fuel is currently priced at a premium, starting with this flight Aeromexico will implement a program over the next year with Boeing 737-700 equipment powered by CFM56-7B22 engines, in coordination with ASA, of commercial flights using biofuel to destinations such as San Jose, Costa Rica.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes who is providing the biofuel used for this flight, has repeatedly stated that the development of sustainable biofuel is strategic plan and has long worked closely with other industry players, such as academic institutions , governments and environmental organizations, to accelerate the availability of sustainable fuel sources and low carbon emissions.

In October 2009, Boeing and ASA signed memorandum, agreeing on a series of studies and formalizing this collaboration by a commitment to work through the roundtable for sustainable biofuels, a global multi-sector initiative.

Meanwhile, the Spanish Department of Civil Aviation Airworthiness (ASTAM) and the Spanish Department of Aero Navigation and Civil Aviation, in various occasions, has said that the low carbon fuel complies with all safety and security requirements.

With this unprecedented transcontinental flight, the Mexican Government, Boeing and Aeromexico establish themselves as world leaders in biofuel development for aviation and reaffirm their commitment to work together to preserve the environment and contribute to reversing the impact caused by the aviation industry on the environment.

• The flight will be on a Boeing 777-200ER, with a General Electric engine that produces 12% less carbon dioxide per seat than its competitors.
• The biofuel was provided by Boeing Commercial Airplane and supplied by Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA).
• Biofuel is composed of a mixture of jet fuel and from the oilseed plant Jatropha Curcas.
• This low-carbon fuel meets all requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), The Department of Civil Aviation Airworthiness of Spain and the Mexican authorities.
About Grupo Aeromexico

Aeromexico, S.A.B. Ltd., is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. It has a fleet of Boeing 777, 767, 737 and the latest models of Embraer 145 and 190.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group’s airlines operate over 500 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 14 airlines: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different partners’ loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 465 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 474 million annual passengers more than 14,000 daily flights to 921 destinations in 168 countries. www.skyteam.com

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Mexico City is a Touch Away with New Travel App

Guide to the Ancient City Offers Contemporary Insight for First-Time and Frequent Visitors

MEXICO CITY, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — One of the world’s largest metropolitan spaces is now easier to maneuver with the launch of the StyleMap Mexico City application, now available to download for free at the iTunes store. The newly released app invites travelers to get a feel for Mexico City before boarding the plane and be fully prepared to live like a local upon arriving to the dynamic city.

Whether a veteran or novice traveler, the StyleMap Mexico City app is the quintessential guide to navigating the third largest city in the world. The user-friendly interface empowers travelers with insider guides to Mexico City’s neighborhoods, restaurants, hotels, art galleries, boutique shopping and museums. The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

“This is the most comprehensive and functional Mexico City app to launch and we are excited about the opportunities it will afford our visitors,” said Marcelo Ebrard, mayor of Mexico City. “The app allows travelers to utilize accessible, insider guides to our exceptional city, highlighting our vibrant culinary, fashion, architectural and entertainment scenes.”

Created for the universal traveler, the app includes suggestions such as:

Exploring Mexico City’s cultural and art-influenced history at Casa Lamm, a cultural center and public art gallery located in the colonial Roma neighborhood.
Shopping along The Presidente Masaryk Stip in Polanco, often compared to New York City’s Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
Grabbing a cool drink and listening to live local music at the charming T Gallery lounge in the Condesa neighborhood.

Mexico City is the country’s premier tourism destination, welcoming more than 12 million visitors a year.  The ancient capital presents a vibrant, contemporary culture combining pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern influences that span nearly seven centuries.  With 160 museums (more than any other city in the world), 31 distinct archeological and historic sites, as well as 100 art galleries, the city’s tourism industry is enhanced with the support of the Mexico City Tourism Promotion Fund (Fondo Mixto de Promocion Turistica del Distrito Federal).  This government entity works with industry partners to attract both leisure and business travelers by implementing the use of dedicated public- and private-sector funds.

For more information, please visit www.mexicocityexperience.com, download the free StyleMap Mexico City app, and for daily updates, please friend/follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MexicoCityExperience) and Twitter (@MexicoCity).