Aeromexico's YYC-MEX service takes flight

06-19-2017 11:48 am

Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, started to serve its fourth Canadian destination with its Calgary-Mexico City route on June 1, offering daily nonstop service.

The new flight is operated with the carrier's Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 160 seats including 16 in Clase Premier, Aeromexico's Business Class cabin, with departures from Calgary to Mexico City at 11:30 p.m., arriving at 6:05 a.m. The flights from Mexico City to Calgary, meanwhile, depart at 6 p.m. and arrive at 10:30 p.m. daily.

“The addition of Calgary to our route network in Canada strengthens our presence by providing another travel option to Central Canada,” said Anko van der Werff, Aeromexico’s chief revenue officer.

“Aeromexico currently serves the four largest cities in Canada, establishing us as one of the best options to travel directly from Mexico City to the province of Alberta while allowing our customers traveling from Canada to connect to Leon (Bajio), Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, among the 44 destinations we serve in Mexico.”

"This destination is known for its growing oil and gas industry, and is ideal for business travellers looking to fly directly to Calgary without having to stop in other cities in Canada. Calgary is also a hub where our codeshare partner WestJet allows us to aggressively expand connectivity options to 35 destinations nationwide," Anko added.

Aeromexico started to serve the Canadian market in 2011 with direct service to Montreal, and the carrier has expanded its presence to the country’s Central, Western and Eastern provinces in the last six years.

As of June 19 this year, the airline will increase service to two daily flights from Mexico City to Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, for the summer season through August 20 – offering more than 9,900 seats per week and more than 60 nonstop flights.