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Six Weekly Flights To Monterrey And Mexico City

AeroMexico doubles Detroit service

eTN  Aug 11, 2008

DETROIT, MI (August 11, 2008) - SkyTeam(TM) partner AeroMexico today announced it will double its existing service between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Monterrey, Mexico, while also switching to a more convenient schedule for business travelers.

Beginning October 15, AeroMexico will increase its DTW-Monterrey service to six days per week, up from three weekly flights first initiated in April. All six flights will continue to provide single-plane service through to Mexico City, as well as connections throughout Mexico.

"Despite the tough economy, the demand is growing for travel between Detroit and Monterrey," said Lester Robinson, Wayne County Airport Authority CEO. "We are proud to be one of only a few US airports to have gained a new international airline this year, and we are very encouraged to see service expanded so quickly."

Shortly before the additional flights are added, the airline also plans to adjust the schedule for all of its Detroit flights to better meet the needs of business customers. Beginning October 1, AeroMexico's existing three flights per week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday) will now depart DTW at 4:00 p.m. arriving in Monterrey at 6:45 p.m. The return flight is scheduled to depart Monterrey at 10:10 a.m. and arrive in Detroit at 2:40 p.m. When service doubles on October 15, all six flights per week will operate this new schedule with departures each day except Saturday. Also on October 15, AeroMexico's Detroit flights will transition to the new 99-seat Embraer E-190 aircraft, featuring 11 seats in the airline's signature "Clase Premier" cabin.

Welcoming nearly 36 million passengers per year, DTW is one of the world's busiest air transportation hubs and is home to the largest hub of Northwest Airlines. In Detroit, Northwest Airlines, AeroMexico and SkyTeam partners Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, Air France and KLM serve the award-winning McNamara Terminal, which has become a favorite of travelers worldwide since its opening in 2002. Through the SkyTeam alliance, AeroMexico customers enjoy worldwide frequent-flier and club lounge reciprocity with Northwest Airlines and other SkyTeam partners.

AeroMexico doubles Detroit service

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