HOUSTON, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 11, 2003–AeroMexico, Mexico’s largest airline, announced today that it will begin service from Fort Lauderdale to Mexico City. AeroMexico will operate four flights weekly from Fort Lauderdale – its newest (17th) U.S. gateway — to Mexico City. The new nonstop service will begin on July 7.
AeroMexico becomes the first carrier to provide transborder service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Mexico. The airline will add service from Fort Lauderdale due to the expanding business, leisure and ethnic markets north of Miami and their increasing demand for travel to Mexico from a more convenient gateway.
“We have monitored the growth of the international and Latin American market in Broward County and neighboring Palm Beach County and believe the area is ready for us to introduce direct service into Mexico,” said Rolf Hoehn, Vice President, U.S. Division, AeroMexico. “AeroMexico welcomes the opportunity to give passengers the chance to experience our airline. We strive to be customer-service focused, providing a superior product and the most pleasurable travel experience possible. We look forward to serving the needs of Mexico-bound leisure, business and ethnic travelers seeking greater convenience and the choice of traveling from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.”
“The new AeroMexico air service is another example of how Broward County is attracting more and more international travelers; for business as well as leisure. Mexico City is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city and we are looking forward to welcoming the first visitors on July 7,” said Diana Wasserman-Rubin, Broward County Mayor (District Eight).
“We are very excited about the new air service to Greater Fort Lauderdale from Mexico City,” said Nicki E. Grossman, President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Greater Fort Lauderdale is a diverse international destination. The addition of the new AeroMexico service shows that both business and leisure travelers recognize that,” she added.
“We are very proud to have this fine air carrier serve the Greater Fort Lauderdale community. This new service will provide the opportunity for leisure travelers to enjoy the beautiful country of Mexico and offer the business community the economic benefits of a direct trade route,” stated Aviation Director William F. Sherry. “In addition, the Mexican population is the 4th largest Hispanic group in Broward County. Service to Mexico City will provide them with a convenient means of travel to their homeland. We are very excited about this new service and welcome AeroMexico to our growing list of international airlines.”
AeroMexico’s new service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will operate four days a week (Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) according to the following schedule:
Mexico City to Fort Lauderdale Flight: #424
Fort Lauderdale to Mexico City Flight: #425
Travelers flying from Fort Lauderdale into Mexico City will have the opportunity to conveniently connect to the 43 beach, colonial and metropolitan destination cities served by the airline. AeroMexico will operate its flights from Fort Lauderdale International Airport’s Terminal #4. The airline will use MD-80 equipment, which has a capacity of 142 passengers – the business class cabin will offer 12 Clase Premier seats, and the coach cabin 130 seats. AeroMexico is a founding member of the SkyTeam Global Airline Alliance, and as its partner, Delta Airlines will put its code on AeroMexico’s flights from Fort Lauderdale. AeroMexico will continue to offer service to Mexico City from Miami International Airport.
For information and reservations, travelers can call AeroMexico toll free at (800) 237-6639 or visit http://www.aeromexico.com
AeroMexico serves 43 cities in Mexico, more than any other airline and 17 gateway cities in the United States including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Ontario (CA), Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego and Tucson – and six countries in Europe and South America. Founded in 1988, AeroMexico has become the leading carrier in the region by maintaining the highest service levels, which have earned the airline numerous top rankings in the industry. The airline was the first Mexican carrier to introduce a frequent flyer program. Today, AeroMexico’s Club Premier program enjoys more than one million members. AeroMexico is a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, which provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. The airline’s corporate headquarters are in Mexico City and its U.S. operations are based in Houston.
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