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AeroMexico to add more flights to both Miami and Orlando

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced its second daily flight to Orlando and its fourth daily service to Miami from its main hub at the Mexico City International Airport.

Starting on November 3, the airline will add one more daily flight between Mexico City and Orlando, which primary benefit will be seen in the connectivity offered from the nation’s capital to Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Villahermosa in Mexico, and to Lima, Santiago, and Sao Paulo, among other destinations in Latin America.

The aircraft to be used for these flights are Boeing 737 with 124 seats, 12 in Clase Premier, Aeromexico’s business class cabin.

AeroMexico will also add its fourth daily flight to the Mexico City – Miami route as of November 13, served with Boeing 737 airplanes. This new service will allow U.S.-origin passengers to connect to destinations such as Acapulco, Aguascalientes, and Oaxaca in Mexico, and Bogota, Guatemala, and San Jose, south of the border, among others.

AeroMexico will now offer a total of 48 weekly flights from the Mexican capital city to the State of Florida in the United States, with close to 6,000 seats per week between those destinations.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-852 XA-AMC (msn 36704) arrives in New York (JFK).

AeroMexico: AG Slide Show

Boeing increases the 737 monthly production rate to 42 airplanes

Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) is starting assembly this week of the first Next-Generation 737 to be built at the increased rate of 42 airplanes per month. Since 2010, production of the 737 has increased about 33 percent, from 31.5 to 42 airplanes a month, its highest rate ever.

Early Wednesday morning, mechanics will load initial parts of the spars – internal support structures in the wings – into an automated spar-assembly machine. The spar is the first step in building the wings and marks the start of the assembly of the airplane at the Renton, Washington factory.

The first Next-Generation 737 built at the new rate is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter. As previously announced, the 737 production rate is scheduled to increase to 47 airplanes a month in 2017.

Read the analysis by Bloomberg Businessweek: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-852 XA-AME (msn 36708) of AeroMexico approaches the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

AeroMexico: AG Slide Show

AeroMexico to launch AeroMexico Contigo on October 1

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has  announced the start of its AeroMexico Contigo program as of October 1.

According to the carrier, “the new product will provide migrant customers residing in Mexico or in the United States, who travel frequently between the two countries, a specific Call Center and personal assistance at participating airport check-in counters, to help the passengers fill out their immigration forms, transportation of oversized packages, connections to the airline’s route network and attention on both sides of the border, as well as competitive rates for this important passenger segment.”

The carrier has configured four of its Boeing 737-800 airplanes to offer this new service, with 174 seats. The three front rows – 18 seats – will feature the AM Plus seat configuration, with more legroom and angle in the reclining backrests, among other benefits. The other 156 seats will be in Economy Class.

Some of the destinations featuring the Aeromexico Contigo product include:

Destinations Within Mexico
Guadalajara – Tijuana 28 weekly flights
Culiacan – Tijuana 14 weekly flights

 

Mexico-US Destinations
Guadalajara – Chicago 7 weekly flights
Guadalajara – Ontario 7 weekly flights
Guadalajara – Los Angeles 14 weekly flights
Guadalajara – Fresno 3 weekly flights
Guadalajara – Sacramento 3 weekly flights

In addition to this product’s unique benefits, AeroMexico will continue to provide complimentary on board beverages and entertainment services, and one piece of checked luggage weighing up to 55 pounds, with  a 22 pounds carry-on for travel between Mexico and the United States. Passengers traveling from the United States to Mexico can also check a 50 pounds piece of luggage and carry a 22 pounds bag on board.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. AeroMexico’s Boeing 737-852 EI-DRC (msn 35116) approaches the runway at Miami International Airport.

AeroMexico: AG Slide Show

AeroMexico Boeing 737-800 is hijacked at MEX

 

EI-DRA departs from Los Angeles prior to the hijacking.  Copyright Photo: Michael Carter.

EI-DRA departs from Los Angeles prior to the hijacking. Copyright Photo: Michael Carter.

AeroMexico (Mexico City) had its flight AM 576 from Cancun to Mexico City hijacked today by a Bolivian hijacker demanding to speak to Mexican president Felipe Calderon. The Boeing 737-852 EI-DRA (msn 35114) landed safely at MEX. Security forces surrounded the aircraft and a group of suspects were apprehended for questioning but only one was determined to be the hijacker. The aircraft had 104 people on board and was relocated to a remote spot at MEX. The hijacker was threatening to blow up the airliner but never entered the cockpit and quickly surrendered. Later he stated God told him to hijack the aircraft. All of the 104 passengers (minus the hijacker) and seven crew were rescued.

Hours later AeroMexico issued this press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/AeroMexico-Media-Statement-bw-4075449969.html?x=0&.v=1