Aeromexico Announces the Launch of its New Portland-Mexico City Route
December 07, 2017 --
Portland, Oregon, Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, along with its partner Delta Air Lines, announced the launch of a new route between Portland, Oregon, and Mexico City beginning on December 1, 2017.
Portland is one of the fastest growing tech and innovation hubs in the United States, and it is recognized as a major center for entrepreneurship and business development that could attract new investment opportunities with this route.
Service on the route is provided with Boeing 737-800 aircraft featuring 160 passenger seats –16 in Clase Premier, Aeromexico’s Business Class cabin, with the following flight schedules:
Portland (PDX)-Mexico City (MEX)*
AM 2703 | 11:20 p.m. | 6:40 a.m. | Daily
Mexico City (MEX)-Portland (PDX)*
AM 2702 | 6:10 p.m. | 10:05 p.m. | Daily
*Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice.
“For Aeromexico, the launch of this new route reflects the efforts that both airlines have made to increase transborder connectivity”, said Jorge Goytortua, Aeromexico’s SVP Global Sales. “Portland will now have access to Aeromexico’s main hub in Mexico City where customers can connect directly to 15 destinations in Latin America in addition to destinations across Mexico on the routes we currently serve”.
Port of Portland Executive Director Curtis Robinhold added: “This new nonstop flight to Mexico City is good for the people in our region as it helps further improve and encourage business and tourism. The strength of Aeromexico’s network and their partnership with Delta Air Lines is a welcome offering for our travelers”.
“Oregon’s place in the global economy depends on strong global connections that allow Oregon businesses and residents the fullest possible access to international travel for commerce and pleasure,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. ”I am gratified to have worked successfully with federal officials and the Port of Portland to build our state’s global links on the compromise that is landing this Aeromexico flight at Portland International Airport”.
“Direct access to key, international markets opens opportunities for new investments in Oregon and helps to build on our thriving statewide economy”, Governor Kate Brown said. “I appreciate the work of our federal delegation and Port of Portland to expand Oregon’s connections to Latin America as we continue to build strong ties with the global economy”.
Thus, Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines restate their commitment to offering high quality service to more destinations in Mexico and the United States.
About Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico
The Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico Joint Cooperation Agreement (JCA), creates an expanded transborder route network enhancing competition between the United States and Mexico. With more than 1,000 weekly transborder flights, the airlines have added new destinations providing convenient schedules benefiting the customers of both companies, while deepening the relationship they have shared for more than 17 years as founders of the SkyTeam global airline alliance.
Delta provides service in the United States through its connecting hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, and Seattle; and Aeromexico offers greater access to Mexico through its hubs in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara.
The airlines are enhancing the customer experience through increased connectivity, by investing in airport facilities, boarding gates, VIP lounges and frequent flyer benefits through SkyMiles and Club Premier accruals. For more information on Delta Air Lines or Aeromexico visit delta-aeromexico.com.
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