Aeromexico, Mexico’s flag carrier, will begin new daily non-stop service between YVR and Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) in Mexico City on December 9, 2015.
The airline will operate a Boeing 737-700 aircraft with seat capacity for 124 passengers including 12 in Class Premier, Aeromexico’s Business Class cabin.
“Aeromexico’s decision to fly to YVR further strengthens our position as the gateway hub between Asia and the Americas,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “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 offers connectivity to 45 destinations within Mexico and 16 destinations in Latin America.
Flight AM696 will leave MEX daily at 6pm, arriving at YVR at 10:05pm the same day.
Flight AM697 will leave YVR at 11:20pm, arriving at MEX at 7am 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 aeromexico.com.