Aeromexico launches N.Y.-Monterrey service

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Responding to demand from business travelers, Aeromexico said it will launch daily nonstop service from New York (Kennedy) to Monterrey on Jan. 8.

In the meantime, Aeromexico's code-share partner, Delta Air Lines, filed for Transportation Department approval to put its code on the new Monterrey flight, which will continue to Guadalajara, Mexico.

"These new flights make Aeromexico the only airline that offers nonstop service from the U.S. East Coast to Monterrey," said Jose Manuel Diaz de Rivera, Aeromexico's chief marketing officer.

"With continuing service to Guadalajara, our Kennedy flights will benefit customers who have business to conduct in Monterrey, Guadalajara and New York."

Monterrey is Mexico's second-largest city, and Guadalajara is home to a large number of technology firms.

Aeromexico will operate the daily flights with an MD-80. Flight 441 will leave New York at 2:35 p.m. and arrive in Monterrey at 6:45 p.m. The flight will depart Monterrey for Guadalajara at 7:30 p.m., arriving at 8:55 p.m.

On the return, Flight 440 will depart Guadalajara at 6:20 a.m. and Monterrey at 8:20 a.m., and arrive at Kennedy at 1:20 p.m.

To promote the new service, Aeromexico will offer a triple-mileage promotion to its Club Premier members traveling on the flights from Jan. 8 through March 8.

In other Aeromexico news, the airline said it will introduce a new flight schedule between its Phoenix gateway and Mexico, effective Jan. 15.

The airline said the move will allow customers to leave earlier in the morning and return to Phoenix in the late afternoon, increasing connection options.

With the schedule change, Aeromexico will fly 19 weekly nonstops from Phoenix to Guadalajara, Mexico City, Hermosillo and Guaymas, with connecting service to almost anywhere in the country.

The airline serves 43 cities in Mexico and 80 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando and San Diego.

For reservations or flight information, call (800) 237-6639 or visit the airline's Web site at

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