201403270900PR_NEWS_USPR_____MX91659 20140327T090000-0400 prnewswire.com 20140327 MX91659 1 urn:newsml:prnewswire.com:20140327:MX91659:1 20140327T090000-0400 20140327T090000-0400 MimeType/@FormalName Aeromexico increases flights between Mexico and Asia -- For the first time in history Mexican airline will be offering seven weekly flights between Mexico and the Asian continent, with a total of more than 3,500 available seats. -- Culmination of 7-year effort to connect Mexico with Japan and China in the latest aircraft. MEXICO CITY, March 27, 2014 Aeromexico-MX-Asia 201403270900PR_NEWS_USPR_____MX91659.xml Aeromexico increases flights between Mexico and Asia

Aeromexico increases flights between Mexico and Asia

-- For the first time in history Mexican airline will be offering seven weekly flights between Mexico and the Asian continent, with a total of more than 3,500 available seats.

-- Culmination of 7-year effort to connect Mexico with Japan and China in the latest aircraft.

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MEXICO CITY, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's biggest airline, announces that starting in July it will be operating seven weekly flights to and from Asia, promoting Mexico's bilateral relations with Japan and China.

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Starting in April, Aeromexico will add its fourth weekly flight to and from Tokyo, while in July it will add its third weekly flight to and from Shanghai, consolidating its position as the only Latin American airline to unite these cities with the capital of Mexico. 

For more than seven years, Aeromexico has been the only Latin American airline to fly to Asia. The increase in these new schedules will make it possible to meet the travel demand of the Asian market, and provide some 3,500 seats on a weekly basis for the benefit of all its customers.

Flights to and from Tokyo will make use of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which was first deployed on this route in October of 2013, offering passengers a new travel experience. The new flight to and from Japan, will have the following schedule:

Mexico City – Tokyo*

Flight

    Depart

Arrive

Frequency

AM 058

11:10 pm

6:45 am +2 hrs.

    Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

 * With stop in Tijuana


Tokyo - Mexico City **

Flight

Depart

Arrive

Frequency

AM 057

3:25 pm

2:10 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

**Published schedules are in local time for each country and are subject to change.

The Chinese market, for its part, will be able to continue traveling on Boeing 777 aircraft, with 277 seats - 49 of them in First class – featuring individual entertainment service, as well as food and drink free of charge.  The new flight to and from Shanghai will have the following schedule:

Mexico City – Shanghai*  

Flight

    Depart

Arrive

Frequency

AM 098

9:45 pm

6:45 am +2  hrs.

  Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

 

Shanghai - Mexico City *

Flight

    Depart

Arrive

Frequency

AM 099

10:45 am

2:00  pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

*Published schedules are in local time for each country, subject to change.
Flights stop in Tijuana

 

Because of these two routes, Aeromexico is offering to Mexican as well as Latin American travelers the possibility of land, sea and air connections to incredible destinations such as: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Nara, Kyoto, Tokyo, in Japan; as well as Shanghai, Beijing and Canton in China. On the other hand, passengers from Asia can travel on Aeromexico's extensive network in the Americas, including 47 cities in Mexico, 16 in North America and 13 in Latin America.

For further information, consult www.aeromexico.com.

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V., is a parent company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico, as well as the promotion of its frequent flyer programs. Aeromexico, Mexico's biggest airline, has more than 600 flights daily from its hub at Terminal 2, Mexico City International Airport.  Its network of destinations includes more than 80 cities on three continents: 47 in Mexico, 16 in the U.S., 13 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

The Group's current fleet has more than 115 Boeing 787, 777, 767, and 737 aircraft, as well as the latest generation Embraer 190, 175, 170 and 145 planes. In 2012 it announced the largest investment plan in the history of Mexican aviation: the purchase of 100 Boeing planes, including 90 B737 MAX aircraft, and 10 B787-9 Dreamliners.

As a founding member of SkyTeam, Aeromexico offers more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries via the 20 partner airlines comprising the alliance, affording passengers a host of various benefits and enjoyment of 564 VIP lounges all over the world.  At the same time, thanks to its codeshare arrangements with Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM, Aeromexico offers extensive connectivity in countries such as the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.  www.aeromexico.com   www.skyteam.com

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