Cutting the ribbon to celebrate the resumption of flights between Austin-Bergstrom and Mexico City were: Andrew Cantu, Austin Chamber of Commerce; Lordes Zahos, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau; Mario Flores, Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Anko Van der Werff, Chief Revenue Officer, Aeromexico; Mayor Steve Alder, City of Austin; and Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, Consul General of Mexico in Austin. (Photo by Sandy L. Stevens, City of Austin Department of Aviation.)
- Aeromexico has added another US destination to its network. On 17 November the SkyTeam carrier began a four times weekly service from Mexico City (MEX) to Austin-Bergstrom (AUS) in Texas. The 1,202-kilometre route will be operated by the airline’s E170s and faces no competition. Between December 2006 and June 2008 Aeromexico operated the route with a mix of ERJs, 737s and MD-87s according to OAG data. The route was also previously operated by Aeromar between October 2013 and January 2015. Mexico City becomes the third destination in Mexico to be served non-stop from Austin-Bergstrom as Southwest Airlines operates daily flights to Cancún and Volaris flies thee times weekly to Guadalajara, a route that launched on 8 August. Aeromexico’s US network from Mexico City now comprises 14 destinations in total, including three other airports in Texas, namely Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston Intercontinental and San Antonio.