Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, is set to consolidate its presence in Tijuana by launching two new direct flights from the city, as well as expanding another. The carrier will begin operating four weekly flights to Chihuahua and three weekly flights to Los Cabos, as well as adding a second daily flight to Hermosillo, for a total increase in capacity of 2,000 seats per week from the border city.
The new routes will be operated using Embraer 145 and 170 aircraft with 50 and 76 passenger seats respectively.
On announcing the new services, Aeromexico’s Corporate Sales Director Jorge Goytortua, said, “As a major city on the Mexican side of the border, Tijuana is a key destination for the airline that enhances connectivity throughout Southern California on account of its geographical location and the availability of direct service with our carrier to eight destinations in Mexico and to Shanghai, China, allowing us to cater to leisure and business customers alike.”
Speaking on behalf of the State of Baja California, Secretary of Tourism Oscar Escobedo, explained that the state is ranked as the second best destination in terms of air connectivity in Mexico, having reported 5% year-over-year growth in 2015.
“With the opening of the new Cross-Border Express Bridge at Tijuana airport, we are looking to attract new routes in association with our main partners such as Aeromexico to enhance the state’s reputation as a tourist destination that offers world-class food, wine, accommodations, and eco and adventure tourism, plus many other services.”
With this service expansion, Aeromexico continues to consolidate its position in Tijuana, offering enhanced connectivity throughout the region, Mexico and the world, as it looks to provide passengers with more and better travel options.