Aeromexico passenger record set

HOUSTON -- Aeromexico, Mexico's largest airline, said it transported a record number of passengers in 2000.

Aeromexico said it moved 9.75 million passengers systemwide last year, a 26.5% increase compared with 1999, when the airline transported 8.67 million passengers.

Between the U.S. and Mexico, the airline said it transported 2.14 million passengers last year, compared with 1.69 million in 1999, a 12.4% increase.

"Since 1994, Aeromexico has increased daily flights between the U.S. and Mexico by nearly 85% to meet the growing demand in this market, which has sustained a 5.4% annual growth rate since 1988," said Jose Manuel Diaz de Rivera, Aeromexico's chief marketing officer.

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