Mexicana announces new Calgary-Mexico City service

    CALGARY, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Mexicana Airlines announced today a non-stop
service between Calgary and Mexico City beginning June 1, 2008. This new
service to the vibrant Capital of Mexico, one of the most important economic
hubs in Latin America, will offer travellers quick and convenient connections
to sunny beaches and spectacular colonial cities throughout Mexico and other
countries in Latin America.
    "Canada is one of the most important regions in Mexicana's network of
routes and proof of this is the growth we have had in Canada over the last 10
years," said Jorge Goytortua, Vice President West Coast USA & Canada, Mexicana
Airlines. "Aware of the economic growth in the west, we have decided to
incorporate Calgary as a new destination and are sure it will be a great
success. With this new flight, we look to link not only the City of Mexico
with Calgary, but also beautiful beaches and colonial cities in Mexico as well
as Central and South America where Mexicana has a strong presence".
    Departing year-round from Calgary International Airport four times a
week, Mexicana will operate an Airbus 319 aircraft, which boasts an
award-winning 12 seat Executive class and 108 full-service hospitality class
to passengers. Calgary is now Mexicana's fourth Canadian gateway, in addition
to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
    "Mexico, with its enormous economic potential is one of the most
important markets for Calgary's businesses. A new connection to one of the
largest cities in the world will further simulate business and tourism between
the two regions," said Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier. "Congratulations on
choosing Calgary as your next Canadian destination."
    "This new non-stop service to Mexico City is a great addition to our
passenger route network," said Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The
Calgary Airport Authority. "Mexico is an important business link for the
Calgary community and direct access to Mexico City will continue to build that
important Alberta-Mexico connection."

    Mexicana Airlines is the airline with the most extensive international
coverage from Mexico and is the leading transportation company between Mexico
and the United States. Operating in Canada for over 10 years and operating in
the commercial aviation market for 86 years, Mexicana flies to 50 destinations
in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean from their hub at the
Mexico City International Airport. In 2007, the World Travel Awards recognized
it as the leading airline in Mexico and Latin America for the tenth
consecutive year and as the leading business class airline in Mexico and Latin
America for the third consecutive year.

For further information:

For further information: Theresa Bravo, Manager, Public Relations,
Mexicana de Aviacisn, (310) 646-2895,

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