Aeromexico to Increase Chicago Flights with New Service to Leon and Seasonal...

Aeromexico to Increase Chicago Flights with New Service to Leon and Seasonal Expansion to Durango


Houston, TX–(HISPANIIC PR WIRE)–October 24, 2006–Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest airline, today announced it will expand its Chicago operations with new twice weekly non-stop flights to Leon starting November 10, and with a seasonal third weekly flight to Durango operating from December 13 through January 7.

The service to Leon will depart Chicago on Fridays and Saturdays at 2:00 a.m., arriving in Leon at 5:55 a.m., and the return flights will depart from Leon on Fridays and Saturdays as well, with a departure time at 1:20 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 5:10 a.m.

To Durango, the new seasonal flight will depart from Chicago every Wednesday at 8:50 p.m., arriving in Durango at 1:05 a.m., and the return flight from Durango will depart Thursdays at 2:15 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 5:50 a.m.

Aeromexico currently offers departure flights from Chicago to Durango every Saturday and Sunday, and return flights from Durango every Monday and Sunday.

“We are very pleased to announce our expanded service from Chicago to Leon and Durango,” said Carlos de Uriarte, Aeromexico vice president of sales and marketing, U.S. Division. “Aeromexico’s new Leon service provides a new option for travel into the Bajio region. The twice weekly flight will provide great access for both business and leisure travelers to this wonderful colonial city, known for its quality production of footwear and leather goods. The City of Leon is only 35 miles from Guanajuato, making it even more attractive for Mexican and Mexican-American travelers wanting to visit friends and family in the Bajío region.

“Aeromexico’s new seasonal flight to Durango provides our passengers with several options for their travel dates, both mid week and on weekends, making it easier for Mexican and Mexican-American travelers to enjoy the festivities with friends and family during the holidays,” De Uriarte said. Aeromexico will continue with its expansion plans to more Mexico destinations from Chicago, De Uriarte added.

Aeromexico is committed to consistently exceeding passengers’ expectations and takes pride in its high level of service. All passengers, including coach class, enjoy traditional Mexican hospitality with full meals, complimentary cocktails, exceptional in-flight service, and superior on-time performance.

For the most discriminating traveler, Aeromexico’s Clase Premier first class cabin offers an exemplary travel experience featuring spacious seating, a personal entertainment system, gourmet dining menu designed by world-renowned chef Thierry Blouet, and one of the best-rated selections of wines in the sky.

For more information and complete flight schedules from all U.S. gateways served by Aeromexico, please visit Aeromexico’s Web site at, or call

1 (800) 237-6639.

Aeromexico serves more than 40 cities in Mexico, more than any other airline, and 14 gateway cities in the United States including; Boston; Chicago; Ft. Lauderdale, Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Ontario, Calif.; Orlando; Phoenix; San Antonio; San Diego; and Tucson – and five 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 two 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.

Aeromexico to Increase Chicago Flights with New Service to Leon and Seasonal Expansion to Durango