- Load factors in excess of 80% have been reported on this route
- Some 12,320 passengers boarded in the first quarter of 2010, surpassing figures for 2009.
- An additional flight was added in January to meet growing demand.
Mexico City, May 31, 2010. On June 1, Grupo Mexicana will celebrate the second anniversary of its Mexico City-Calgary route with load factors in excess of 80%.
According to Mexicana Customer Service and Corporate Communications Senior Vice President Adolfo Crespo, “To meet growing demand, in January of this year we added an extra flight to the four a week we started out with in 2008. In 2009, we boarded a total of 30,609 passengers, rising to 12,320 in the first quarter of this year alone.”
“We greatly appreciate the support we have received from Canadian and Mexican travellers, and intend to continue offering them the best possible services, both in the air and on the ground,” added Crespo.
Mexicana currently operates five services a week on this route, scheduled for the convenience of both business and leisure passengers. Flights depart daily from Calgary at 7:30 a.m. and arrive in Mexico City at 1:40 p.m., except for Wednesdays and Sundays, with return flights departing from Mexico City at 3:35 p.m. and landing in Calgary at 8:00 p.m. every day except Tuesdays and Saturdays.
“We are very pleased that Mexicana Airlines has had such success in the Calgary market,” said Stephan Poirier, Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “Mexico City is a significant hub for business and leisure travellers alike, and being able to offer this direct service, five times weekly, truly compliments the premier service we offer at YYC.”
The majestic Rocky Mountains and the vibrant city of Calgary, which still preserves its traditional western values, have never been closer for Mexican travellers, while Canadians in the Province of Alberta can now fly direct to Mexico City. Passengers who choose Grupo Mexicana can take advantage of the company’s extensive network covering major cities in Mexico, Europe, Central and South America or fly to practically any destination in the world with oneworld, the global alliance that Mexicana partnered with last year.
About Mexicana Airlines
Mexicana Airlines, Mexico’s leading airline, has been earning the trust and loyalty of its passengers for almost 90 years, preserving the best of its essence, while positioning itself as a dynamic, efficient company. This successful marriage of tradition and innovation is one reason Mexicana Airlines was invited to join oneworld®, the world’s leading alliance of quality airlines, which enables its member airlines to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own, including a broader route network, more opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles and points and access to some 550 airport lounges worldwide. oneworld also offers more alliance fares than any of its competitors. In 2009, Mexicana boarded over 11.1 million passengers and currently serves some 50 destinations in Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Europe. Its 69-strong fleet of hi-tech aircraft makes 200 takeoffs and landings a day on average. The company boasts the best maintenance base in all of Latin America, staffed by highly skilled mechanics. In addition to being certified as a Socially Responsible Company, Mexicana has won several major industry awards over the decades, including the World Travel Award for “Leading Airline in Mexico and Central America”, which it has taken home on no less than 11 occasions. MexicanaClick was launched in 2005 to serve the domestic market and currently operates a total of 27 routes. MexicanaLink, the group’s regional carrier, made its debut in 2009 and already flies to 21 destinations. MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink will both be joining oneworld as affiliates. www.mexicana.com