AeroMexico is launching daily service between Mexico City and Panama’s capital Panama City on May 14.
Panama City will become the Mexican airline’s 16th destination in Latin America, according to AeroMexico.
AeroMexico will operate its Mexico City-Panama City route with Boeing 737-700 jets, each seating capacity 124 passengers ‒ 12 in Clase Premier (Aeromexico’s First Class) and the rest in economy class.
The carrier’s schedule for its Mexico City-Panama City route will see flight AM624 departing Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional (IATA code MEX) at 9:45 a.m. daily from May 14 and landing at Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) at 1:38 p.m.
In the other direction, flight AM625 will leave PTY at 2:53 p.m. and will arrive back at MEX at 7:00 p.m. Both cities and airports are in the same time zone.
According to AeroMexico, the new service will connect its flights from cities in Mexico such as Culiacan, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Reynosa and San Luis Potosi to Panama City, via the carrier’s hub at Benito Juárez Internacional’s Terminal 2.
“We are very proud to be able to add Panama to our network of national and international connectivity, considering that it is a country with one of the most stable economies in the Americas, offering high rates of internal and external investment, solid tourism demand, and a highly developed logistics industry,” says Anko van der Werff, AeroMexico’s executive director of revenues.
The airline’s parent company, Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V., owns various subsidiaries which operate commercial services in Mexico, and operate AeroMexico’s frequent-flyer program.
AeroMexico and its sister carriers operate more than 600 flights daily from Benito Juárez Terminal 2.
Grupo Aeromexico’s network includes 82 cities on three continents: 45 in Mexico, 15 in the U.S., 16 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.
The group’s current fleet includes more than 115 Boeing 787, 777, 767, and 737 aircraft, as well as Embraer ERJ-145, 170, 175 and 190 regional jets.
In 2012 Grupo Aeromexico announced the largest investment in the history of Mexican aviation: the purchase of 100 Boeing jets, including 90 737 MAX aircraft and 10 787-9 Dreamliners.