-- During this time, the airline has been committed to consistently providing world-class service to its customers with one of the world's most modern fleets.
-- The company is especially grateful to its passengers for their preference and loyalty over the last 80 years.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico is celebrating its 80th anniversary as Mexico's flagship carrier and thanks its passengers, vendors, commercial partners, airport groups, trade unions and employees, who have placed their trust in the company over eight decades to position the brand as Mexico's leading airline.
Since its beginnings in 1934, when Aeromexico (formerly Aeronaves de Mexico) flew its maiden flight between Mexico City and Acapulco, the carrier has been committed to providing the best services and maintaining continuous quality improvement processes to benefit its customers.
Over the past 80 years, Aeromexico has operated the best fleet with emblematic jet airliners, such as Bristol Britannia, Douglas DC, Constellation, McDonnell Douglas MD, Embraer and Boeing, to name a few. Currently, in keeping with tradition since its creation, Aeromexico has one of the world's most modern fleets with an average age of 8.8 years, and is proud to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, hailed as the airplane that revolutionized the aviation industry.
The carrier has obtained many achievements and rewards along the way. For half a century, the airline was the carrier of choice selected by the Presidents of Mexico; it carried Pope John Paul II on his first trip to Mexico, and was the first Mexican airline to fly to New York, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. It was also the first to offer an all-inclusive travel package program, known as Gran Plan, the first to implement a passenger loyalty program in Latin America, known as Club Premier, the first in Latin America to be a founding member of a global airline alliance —SkyTeam—, and the first Mexican airline in which a global carrier, Delta Air Lines, buys equity.
Aeromexico has always been known for its unrelenting pursuit of cutting edge technology. As such, it will soon become the first airline in Latin America to provide inflight Wi-Fi through a partnership with Panasonic and Gogo.
Aeromexico has also become the Mexican airline carrying the highest customer traffic volume in the domestic market and the leader in the international segment, as it serves 44 destinations in Mexico and 35 internationally, and carried more than 11.5 million passengers between January and August 2014.
As part of the carrier's celebration, Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa published a special appreciation statement, noting that "The experience and career paths of all our employees bear testimony to the fact that Aeromexico is in the hands of the most valuable people in Mexican aviation. The value of our human capital is the basis of our prestige, and our customers are the reason for our existence."
To those that have chosen Aeromexico as their carrier of choice over the years and to those flying with the airline for the very first time, the carrier expresses its gratitude and reiterates its commitment to being the best airline, uniting all Mexicans and Mexico with the world.
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in providing commercial aviation services in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its route network spans 79 cities on three continents, including 44 destinations in Mexico, 15 in the United States, 14 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 190, 175, 170 and 145 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX 737 jet airliners and ten 787-9 Dreamliners.
As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 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 options through its codeshare partners 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. www.aeromexico.com, www.skyteam.com, and http://disfrutaam.tumblr.com