Flowers were a big part of the celebrations at Seoul Incheon Airport to mark the first flight of Aeromexico to Mexico City. Among those with bouquets were Bruno Figueroa Fisher, Mexican Ambassador to Korea (fourth from left) and Anko van der Werff, Aeromexico’s Chief Revenue Officer (fifth from left). The new service will be flown four times weekly using the SkyTeam carrier’s 787-8s. It should be noted that outbound flights have a tech-stop in Monterrey.
- Aeromexico began two new international routes at the beginning of July. The more significant was the carrier’s four times weekly service from Mexico City (MEX) to Seoul Incheon (ICN) which launched on 2 July. The service, which involves a tech-stop at Monterrey on the outbound flight, will be flown using the airline’s 787-8s. No other carrier serves this route and it becomes the first link from South Korea to a destination in Central or South America. Seoul becomes the SkyTeam carrier’s third destination in Asia, joining Shanghai Pudong and Tokyo Narita. Aeromexico’s other new route this week was from Guadalajara (GDL) to San Jose (SJC) in California. The route, launched 1 July, will be flown six times weekly by Aeromexico. Competition on the 2,593-kilometre sector comes from Alaska Airlines and Volaris which both operate the service on a daily basis.