North American Airlines Launch New Routes And Nonstop Service To Mexico City

Multiple Carriers Now Offering More Convenient Travel Options to Mexico's Capital from Major North American Cities

MEXICO CITY, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ -- Mexico City is an easily accessible city with more than 100 daily flights from North American locations, transporting travelers to the premier tourism destination featuring world-class art, culture, cuisine and much more. And now, those that reside in the greater metro areas of Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal and Orlando will find it's easier than ever to travel to Mexico's vibrant capital. Multiple carriers are launching new routes and services out of these key North American hubs, offering nonstop flight options to Mexico City and providing more seamless connections for those departing from each of the cities' surrounding locations.

Following is a list of the airlines with recent launches, or plans to commence new routes and services to Mexico City this year:

Recently Launched Routes

Aeromexico:  BOS - MEX
Aeromexico launched service on its new route between Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) and Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) on June 1st, 2015, serviced by a 124-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The carrier is operating daily flights six days a week, which marks their 80th daily flight between the U.S. and Mexico City.  Prior to this route launch, Boston was the largest U.S.-Mexico City air travel market without nonstop service. Fares start at $158 each way. For more information, or to book a trip, visit www.aeromexico.com.

Air Canada: YUL - MEX
Air Canada launched new nonstop flights between Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) on June 5, 2015. The new flights are operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and will expand upon the carrier's current services to the Mexican capital from Toronto-Pearson and Vancouver. The weekly flights are operated by a 120-seat Airbus A319 with fares starting at $331 each way. For more information, or to book a flight, visit www.aircanada.com.

Interjet: IAH – MEX
Mexican low cost airline, Interjet, launched nonstop service to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on May 14, 2015. Two daily flights are currently serviced by a 93-seat Superjet 100 aircraft with fares starting at $104 each way. For more information, or to book a trip, visit www.interjet.com.

Upcoming Route Launches

Southwest: HOU - MEX
Further expanding flight options for Houstonians, Southwest plans to begin daily nonstop service to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) from Houston's William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) on October 15, 2015. Fares will start at $99 each way. For more information, or to book a trip, visit www.southwest.com.

JetBlue: FLL – MEX; MCO - MEX
JetBlue recently announced plans to begin airlift service to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) from two of its Florida bases. The carrier is launching daily nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) on October 1, 2015, offering one daily round-trip flight on each route using 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. JetBlue will also offer connecting service to and from Mexico City via both Florida cities. Fares start at $99 each way. For more information, or to book at trip, visit www.JetBlue.com

American Airlines: LAX - MEX
American Airlines plans to launch two daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport in September. The carrier will be taking over service from its codeshare partner Alaska Airlines, who previously operated one daily flight on this route. Fare and aircraft details to be announced. For more information, or to book a flight, visit www.aa.com

For more information on travel to Mexico City, visit http://mxcity.mx/en/.

Mexico City is the country's premier tourism destination, welcoming more than 12.5 million visitors a year.  The ancient capital offers a vibrant, contemporary culture that combines pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern influences that span nearly seven centuries.  With more than 150 museums and more than 180 galleries, 30 distinct archaeological and historic sites, the city is a mecca of fine art and treasures that speak to its vast history. The Mexico City Tourism Promotion Fund (Fondo Mixto de Promocion Turistica del Distrito Federal) supports and enhances city tourism.  For more information and daily updates, please visit/follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MexicoCityLive) and Twitter (@MexicoCityLive).

Media Contact: Lauren Lane, +1 (212) 445-8303, llane@webershandwick.com

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