San Antonio, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 27, 2005–Mexicana Airlines, Mexico’s first airline and leader in the international market, announced the launch of its CONCIERGE Service, a new feature that offers travelers unparalleled convenience, starting on May 1, 2006. The launch of CONCIERGE is one of many features and promotions scheduled for 2006, as the airline gears up to celebrate its 50 Year Route Anniversary between San Antonio and Mexico City in 2007.
Mexicana’s exclusive and unique CONCIERGE Service is designed for busy executives who travel frequently between San Antonio and key business destinations in Mexico, such as Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. CONCIERGE provides the ultimate experience in personalized travel service allowing passengers to bypass waiting lines at the check-in counter with a special check-in desk that pre-prints the passenger’s boarding pass and baggage tags. This service will be available for all three non-stop flights departing daily from San Antonio International Airport. Mexicana Airlines offers 20 weekly non-stop flights between San Antonio and Mexico City reaffirming its position as Mexico’s leading international carrier with the greatest number of flights between Mexico and the U.S.
In addition to offering the prestigious VTP vacation program for travelers from Mexico to the United States, Mexicana has met the growing demand of Mexico City-based passengers coming to San Antonio for medical reasons through its VTP Salud (Wellness VTP) program. This package includes round trip air transportation between the two cities, along with physical exams at participating clinics in San Antonio. VTP Salud is designed to meet the needs of international passengers who prefer to come to San Antonio for their medical exams. San Antonio’s boom in the medical industry, has allowed Mexicana to partner with world-renowned institutions such as Methodist Healthcare’s International Physicians Panel, who offer services catered to the needs of Latin American patients.
Next year, Mexicana Airlines celebrates 50 Years of unparalleled service and travel innovations between San Antonio and Mexico City. Due to the growing popularity of traveling with Mexicana to San Antonio, the airline increased the frequency of its flights as of November 2005, offering 20 weekly flights. Mexicana inaugurated San Antonio’s first international flight in 1957, and has continued to offer continuous non-stop service to Mexico City ever since.
For each of the past eight years, World Travel Awards has named Mexicana Airlines the “Leading Airline for Central and Latin America” as selected by travel agents around the world. In 2005, Mexicana also received the “Best Business Class” award from the same organization.
About Mexicana Airlines
Mexicana began its operations more than 85 years ago and it is therefore ranked as the fourth most experienced airline in the world. Currently, it is the airline with the most extensive international coverage from Mexico and the leading transportation company between Mexico and the United States. From its operations hub in Mexico City International Airport, Mexicana flies to around 50 destinations in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. Its code-sharing agreements with leading international airlines, such as American Airlines, Lan Chile, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Varig among many others, represents a great benefit for its passengers with the accumulation and redemption of miles, access to executive rooms, many connection possibilities and coordinated schedules with an extensive route network that covers a large portion of the world. Having the most modern fleet in the world (6.3 years on average) has allowed it to maintain one of the highest on time performance levels, with 90% reliability, and enabled it to reach the highest utilization rate of its fleet, with an average daily operation of 12:07 hours. Mexicana has the best maintenance base in Latin America. It has been recognized as the Leading Business Class in Mexico and Latin America, in addition to receiving the award as the leading airline for eight consecutive years in the same region. On July 1, Mexicana launched its low-cost airline, Click Mexicana, which offers domestic flights with its totally refurbished, cutting-edge 10 Fokker-100 aircraft. For more information visit: http://www.mexicana.com and http://www.click.com.mx