Vancouver Airport Authority today announced the upcoming arrival of Aeromexico to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The new daily non-stop service between YVR and Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) in Mexico City begins December 9, 2015.
“We are thrilled to welcome Aeromexico to YVR’s family of business partners on the eve of Cinco de Mayo,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Aeromexico’s decision to fly to YVR further strengthens our position as the gateway hub between Asia and the Americas. The new service will give businesses more options to reach customers in Mexico and throughout Latin America.”
The new service will add 160 jobs to the B.C. economy and $9.9 million in Gross Domestic Product, $3.4 million in taxes and $2.9 million in wages to the province. It will also provide opportunities for B.C. businesses to reach new customers, suppliers and investors throughout Mexico and Latin America.
“Air connections between Mexico and Canada are essential to the growing mobility of citizens between both countries; the new Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to Vancouver will foster tourism, business, and student travel in both directions, ” said Claudia Franco Hijuelos, Consul General of Mexico in Vancouver. “Furthermore, competitive prices will enable Mexico’s global airline to tap into growing demand.”
Aeromexico will operate a Boeing 737-700 aircraft with seat capacity for 124 passengers including 12 in Premier Business. Aeromexico offers connectivity to 45 destinations within Mexico and 16 destinations in Latin America.
“We already have presence in the East and Center of Canada and with the addition of Vancouver we will also cover the Western parts of the country, as part of our international network growth plan. Vancouver International Airport is the second-busiest airport in Canada, and the city is one of the most beautiful in the world with a competitive and growing business environment, a thriving high tech industry, natural attractions and a sustainable long-term approach to welcoming business and leisure travelers with open arms all year long", said Anko van der Werff, Chief Revenue Officer at Aeromexico.
Flight AM696 leaves MEX daily at 6:00 p.m. and arrives at YVR at 10:05 p.m. the same day. Flight AM697 leaves YVR at 11:20 p.m. and arrives at MEX at 7:00 a.m. the following day. The arrival time at YVR allows for convenient connections onward to Asian markets. Tickets for the new Aeromexico service are already on sale. For booking information, visit www.aeromexico.com.