Aeromexico and WestJet Sign Codeshare Agreement -- Aeromexico's customers can access connections via Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver to more than 10 WestJet Canadian destinations

-- WestJet's guests will have non-stop access to Mexico City from Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver and convenient connections to Mexico from WestJet's extensive network throughout Canada

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 13, 2016 /CNW/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, and WestJet, Canada's highest rated airline for customer service, have signed a codeshare agreement.  Aeromexico and WestJet have had an interline relationship since December 2011.

The new codeshare will give Aeromexico's customers enhanced connecting service via Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to more than 10 Canadian destinations, including Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Halifax, Deer Lake, St. John's, among others.

The agreement provides WestJet guests new connecting service from WestJet's extensive Canadian network to Mexico City via Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.  In addition, WestJet will also now sell non-stop flights to/from Mexico from Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.  WestJet Rewards are available on these flights as well.

Both Aeromexico and WestJet will also sell tickets for travel on each other's entire network, including non-codeshare flights, providing their respective guests another benefit of the enhanced relationship.

As part of their cooperation, bags checked-in with both Aeromexico and WestJet will continue to reach the final destination without a separate check-in at the point of transfer between the carriers.

Aeromexico's Chief Revenue Officer, Anko van der Werff, said: "Our airline is always looking to offer its customers the best connecting service on our partner network, and this codeshare agreement with WestJet allows us to include more destinations and flights to and from Canada to Mexico and Latin America."

We welcome this new, enhanced relationship with Aeromexico," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Guests of both WestJet and Aeromexico will now have opportunities to explore more destinations than ever before."

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 80 cities on three continents, including 46 destinations in Mexico, 16 in the United States, 16 in Latin America, four in Europe, three in Canada and two in Asia.

The Group's fleet of about 130 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliners.

As a founding member of SkyTeam, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 179 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 636 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines and Westjet with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru. www.aeromexico.com www.skyteam.com

About WestJet

We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:

2015/2011/2008-2005 Canada's 10 Most-Admired Corporate Cultures (Waterstone Human Capital)

2015/2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2015/2014/2013/2012 Top three brands in Canada (Canadian Business magazine)

2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (RewardsCanada.ca)

2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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SOURCE Aeromexico

For further information: Alejandro Bosquez Gonzalez, External Communications & P.R Coordinator / North America, +52 (55) 9132 4604, abosquez@aeromexico.com, http://www.aeromexico.com


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