Published On: Tue, Oct 16th, 2012

Aeroméxico to operate between Mexico and London in December

MEXICO CITY - The company will operate three weekly flights which will depart from the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM) Heathrow Airport (LHR), according to Andres Conesa, Aeromexico Group director, in a press conference attended by three Ministers of State and other senior executives of the airline.

With this new destination, the airline expects "increasing air connectivity across the country with the rest of the world," said Mexican Minister of Tourism, Gloria Guevara.

He added that from the point of view of tourism, such operations will allow passengers from London to connect the capital with about 45 cities in Mexico and other Central and South American countries.

According to the Minister of Communications and Transportation, Dionisio Perez-Jacome, this flight is competitive in the international air market, not only for their service, but for their "best rates from a diversified competition".

This flight is in addition to the 386 that Aeroméxico operates in the country, of which 220 are international and 166 national, Conesa said. "The start of operations between Mexico and London is a great achievement and accountability for all of us who work in Aeromexico for this destination represents importance for the national economy and the performance of several key sectors," explained the CEO.

Grupo Aeromexico is comprised of four subsidiaries: Aeromexico, the largest transcontinental airline of Mexico, Aeromexico Connect, Aeromexico Travel and EMA, the latter dedicated to aircraft maintenance.

The company, which operates internationally to the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, was acquired in 2007 for $ 249.1 million by Banamex, owned by Citigroup, and a group of Mexican investors.

This year was announced that it would spend about $ 2 000 500 million to add about 30 aircraft to its fleet over a period of four years, becoming the largest investment program in the history of aviation in Mexico.

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