AeroMexico to add nonstop Monterrey-New York JFK flights as it celebrates 80 years

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AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced new service from Monterrey International Airport to New York through Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The new AeroMexico Connect service will start on December 8 with 99-seat Embraer 190.

AeroMexico continues to work to position Monterrey as one of its main hubs, providing more options and better connectivity to 23 destinations including Chihuahua, Hermosillo, San Luis Potosi, Tampico and Torreon in Mexico; Tokyo, Japan and six destinations in the United States including San Antonio, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Detroit, the last two operated by SkyTeam airline alliance partner Delta Air Lines.

The flag carrier issued this statement about its 80th anniversary:

AeroMexico is celebrating its 80th anniversary as Mexico’s flagship carrier and thanks its passengers, vendors, commercial partners, airport groups, trade unions and employees, who have placed their trust in the company over eight decades to position the brand as Mexico’s leading airline.

Since its beginnings in 1934, when AeroMexico (formerly Aeronaves de Mexico) flew its maiden flight between Mexico City and Acapulco, the carrier has been committed to providing the best services and maintaining continuous quality improvement processes to benefit its customers.

Over the past 80 years, AeroMexico has operated the best fleet with emblematic jet airliners, such as Bristol Britannia, Douglas aircraft, Lockheed Constellation, McDonnell Douglas DC-10s, Embraer and Boeing aircraft, to name a few. Currently, in keeping with tradition since its creation, AeroMexico has one of the world’s most modern fleets with an average age of 8.8 years, and is proud to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, hailed as the airplane that revolutionized the aviation industry.

The carrier has obtained many achievements and rewards along the way. For half a century, the airline was the carrier of choice selected by the Presidents of Mexico; it carried Pope John Paul II on his first trip to Mexico, and was the first Mexican airline to fly to New York, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. It was also the first to offer an all-inclusive travel package program, known as Gran Plan, the first to implement a passenger loyalty program in Latin America, known as Club Premier, the first in Latin America to be a founding member of a global airline alliance, SkyTeam, and the first Mexican airline in which a global carrier, Delta Air Lines, buys equity.

AeroMexico has always been known for its unrelenting pursuit of cutting edge technology. As such, it will soon become the first airline in Latin America to provide inflight Wi-Fi through a partnership with Panasonic and Gogo.

AeroMexico has also become the Mexican airline carrying the highest customer traffic volume in the domestic market and the leader in the international segment, as it serves 44 destinations in Mexico and 35 internationally, and carried more than 11.5 million passengers between January and August 2014.

As part of the carrier’s celebration, AeroMexico CEO Andres Conesa published a special appreciation statement, noting that “The experience and career paths of all our employees bear testimony to the fact that AeroMexico is in the hands of the most valuable people in Mexican aviation. The value of our human capital is the basis of our prestige, and our customers are the reason for our existence.”

To those that have chosen AeroMexico as their carrier of choice over the years and to those flying with the airline for the very first time, the carrier expresses its gratitude and reiterates its commitment to being the best airline, uniting all Mexicans and Mexico with the world.

Images: AeroMexico. The company is celebrating 80 years of flying this year.

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