Aeromexico adds two new routes from Monterrey
For the second week in a row Houston Intercontinental was celebrating the launch of a new carrier serving the Monterrey market. Last week it was Interjet, this week Aeromexico. Preparing to cut the celebratory ribbon on Monday 3 November are: Jorge Franz, VP Tourism and International Group Sales, Greater Houston and Convention and Visitors Bureau; Carl Newman, General Manager, IAH; Oscar Mejia, VP Sales for North America and Canada, Aeromexico; Claudia Velasco, Consulate General of Mexico in Houston representative; Mario C. Diaz, Houston Aviation Director: Carlos Gutierrez, Regional Director of Sales, Aeromexico; and Genaro Pena, VP International Investment & Trade, Greater Houston Partnership. There was also a spectacular rainbow-enhanced water arch salute for the first arriving flight.
- Aeromexico has added two new routes to its base at Monterrey (MTY). On Monday 3 November the SkyTeam carrier launched daily domestic flights to Torreon (TRC), using ERJ 145s. The 320-kilometre route faces no competition and was last served in November 2008. On the same date, the carrier introduced 13 weekly flights to Houston Intercontinental (IAH) also using ERJ 145s. The 663-kilometre route to Texas is already served by United Airlines (56 weekly departures), Interjet (12) and VivaAerobus (six). In total, Aeromexico now serves 20 destinations non-stop from Monterrey, of which three are in the US, the others being Las Vegas and San Antonio. Oscar Mejia, VP or North America Sales for Aeromexico, said: “At Aeromexico, we reiterate our goal of increased connectivity in Houston, by starting this new service to Monterrey, one of our largest airport hubs. 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.”
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