Aeromexico celebrated the launch of air service between Monterrey, Mexico and Houston, Texas, when the first of the new nonstop flights landed today at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
The inaugural flight landed in Houston at 8:27 a.m. (CST) and was greeted with the traditional water cannon salute and a welcome celebration featuring dozens of well-wishers. Included in the welcome event were Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz, Aeromexico Vice President of North America Sales Oscar Mejia and Regional Sales Director Carlos Gutierrez, along with representatives from the Houston Consulate General of Mexico, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Greater Houston Partnership.
“Houston and Monterrey share significant business and cultural ties, and those connections will become even stronger with this new flight from our partners with Aeromexico,” said Diaz. “Houston is well known as the ‘Energy Capital of the World’ and Monterrey is widely recognized as one of Mexico’s main centers of business. The possibilities for expanded partnerships in the future are virtually unlimited and robust air connectivity is a key component to maximizing that potential.”
Service will run twice daily six days a week, beginning with 7 a.m. departures from Monterrey.
|2092||MTY - IAH||7 a.m.||8:27 a.m.||Mon - Sat|
|2093||IAH - MTY||9:30 a.m.||11 a.m.||Mon - Sat|
|2094||MTY - IAH||5:10 p.m.||6:37 p.m.||Mon - Fri, Sun|
|2094||MTY - IAH||3:05 p.m.||4:32 p.m.||Sat|
|2095||IAH - MTY||7:40 p.m.||9:10 p.m.||Mon - Fri, Sun|
* All times local
“At Aeromexico, we reiterate our goal of increased connectivity in Houston by starting this new service to Monterrey, one of our largest airport hubs,” Mejia said. “This new route, in addition to our four daily flights to Mexico City, makes Houston one of Aeromexico’s most important business and leisure destinations in the U.S.”
Currently celebrating its 80th anniversary as Mexico’s global airline, Aeromexico provides more than 600 daily flights from its main hub at Mexico City International Airport and nearly 300 daily flights out of Monterrey International Airport (MTY).
“Our region’s dynamic economy continues to bolster our global reputation and drive demand for expanded air service between Houston and destinations across the globe,” said Genaro Peña, Vice President International Investment & Trade at the Greater Houston Partnership. “Aeromexico recognizes Houston’s position as a growing global hub with limitless potential and we are thrilled they are expanding our region’s footprint with more valuable air service to Mexico.”
The addition of yet another nonstop route is the latest example of a record-setting period of growth for international air travel in Houston. Bush Intercontinental Airport is currently on pace to see more than 10 million international passengers in 2014, a number never reached in the facility’s 45 year history.
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, the largest airline in Mexico, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features 78 cities on three continents, including 44 destinations in Mexico, 15 in the United States, 13 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.
The Group's fleet of more than 115 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777, 767 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 the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers 1,000 destinations in 178 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 564 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
About the Houston Airport System
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