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Mexicana Consolidates Its Presence In Alberta By Adding Frequencies To Mexico City From YYC

November 17, 2009   |  
Now five weekly flights between Calgary and Mexico City

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 17, 2009 – Starting January 2010, Mexicana Airlines, Mexico´s largest international airline will increase its service between Mexico City and Calgary International Airport (YYC) from four, to five flights per week.

Airline Officers said that market research indicated the airline should consolidate its presence in Alberta using only YYC as its gateway. The possibility to return in the near future to Edmonton will continue to be studied.  “We appreciate the strong support we receive in Alberta from travellers; and we will keep our promise of offering the best available service and most extensive route network in Mexico, Central and South America to all of Alberta.” said Jorge Goytortua, Mexicana´s Regional VP for North America.

Mr. Goytortua also added, “As a result of the global economic downturn affecting the travel industry, the H1N1 flu crisis and the restrictions imposed on Mexican Nationals travelling to Canada, the airline had to take a deep look into the bottom line, making difficult decisions in order to maintain the company afloat.  In spite of today’s difficult environment, we are committed to the Canadian market and believe this situation will change in the short term, allowing us to reconsider new destinations serving Canadian travellers.”

“We are very pleased to see the increased service of Mexicana Airlines in Calgary,” said Mayor of Calgary, Dave Bronconnier. “Adding more frequency from Calgary to Mexico City means more flexibility and ease for travelling on business, and more opportunity for Calgarians and others from across the province who are seeking some sun and fun at Mexico’s world famous beaches, resorts and beyond.”

“It is great news that Mexicana has reaffirmed its commitment to serve YYC and the Alberta Marketplace by increasing the frequency of service at YYC,” said Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “We are confident they will continue to do well using YYC as their international gateway to Alberta.”

The airline’s flight schedules to Calgary will remain unchanged, operating, as of January 2010, five weekly services.  Schedules have proved to be ideal for business and leisure travellers allowing for connections in Mexico City’s International Airport, the airline’s main Hub.  For more information please contact your travel professional or through the web site www.mexicana.com.

Calgary – Mexico City

Mexico City - Calgary

08:00 – 14:25

Daily except Wednesday and Sunday

15:15 – 20:00

Daily except Tuesday and Saturday

About Mexicana

Mexicana Airlines, Mexico’s flagship airline, is considered the number one brand in its category. Throughout the almost 90 years it has been in operation, the carrier has built a solid reputation, earning the trust and loyalty of its passengers. Mexicana is the country’s leading airline and the number one foreign airline serving the US-Mexico market. In response to changing market and industry conditions, Mexicana recently overhauled its image, offering its passengers efficient, accessible and flexible services that translate into an unparalleled travel experience and set the carrier apart from its competitors. This new corporate culture reflects the dynamism of an innovative company, while preserving Mexicana’s time-honored essence and tradition. In 2008, Mexicana flew over 11.7 million passengers to its 50-odd destinations in Mexico, Central, South and North America, the Caribbean and, more recently, Europe. Its fleet is comprised of 63 aircraft —26 Airbus A320s, 21 A319s, ten A318s, two A330, two Boeing 767-200 and two 767-300s— that make some 300 takeoffs a day. Not only is Mexicana reputed to have the best maintenance base in Latin America, but it is certified as a Socially Responsible Company and has won several major industry awards, including the World Travel Award for Leading Airline in Mexico and Central America on no less than 11 occasions. Its subsidiary, MexicanaClick operates 30 routes using aircraft equipped with cutting-edge technology. www.mexicana.com

For more information, contact:

Theresa E. Bravo

Customer & Public Relations Manager USA-Canada

(310) 258-0395