AeroMexico is launching three-times-weekly non-stop service between Mexico City and London Heathrow Airport, its third destination in Europe, on December 14.
The airline’s flights will depart from Terminal 2 at Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional (MEX) and arrive at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) Terminal 4, where the flights of other airlines from the SkyTeam alliance also arrive and depart.
Aeroméxico and its regional-airline affiliates operate a large, varied fleet of Boeing and Embraer aircraft which includes five Boeing 777-200ERs, the largest aircraft in its fleet. Aeroméxico took delivery of its first 777-200ER on March 23, 2006
AeroMexico’s schedule for its Mexico City-London service will see flight AM007 depart Terminal 2 at MEX at 10:20 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and land at LHR at 3:00 p.m. next day, local time. In the other direction, flight AM008 will push back from the gate at LHR’s Terminal 4 at 5:25 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and reach MEX at 0:35 a.m. the following morning, local time.
At present, London Heathrow Airport handles more international passenger traffic than any other airport in the world. Heathrow’s four open terminals offer flights to more than 180 destinations in 90 countries.
According to AeroMexico, from a tourism perspective Heathrow’s vast international hub network will allow passengers coming from or via London to connect with the extensive network of national destinations which Aeromexico offers at MEX.
The carrier’s domestic network includes 45 cities across Mexico, including Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Merida and many others.
AeroMexico also says Mexico’s geographical position and the expansion the airline has experienced in recent years in Central and South America will allow its customers arriving from London to reach cities throughout Latin America.
Grupo Aeromexico’s carriers currently operate to 386 destinations, including 220 international and 166 domestic cities.
“The beginning of operations between Mexico and London is a great achievement for all of us who work at this airline, as this destination is very important to the national economy and several key sectors that will also benefit from this new connection,” says Andres Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico Group. “This new flight also represents Aeromexico’s commitment to the growth and economic development of Mexico.”
AeroMexico’s new flights should also allow the growth of trade between Mexico and Great Britain. Mexico has seen more than $8 billion in UK foreign direct investment (FDI) in the past decade, investments ranging from the mining industry to high-tech manufacturing.