-- Mexican airline Mexicana said at the Tianguis Turistico trade
show here on April 11 that it would launch Click Mexicana -- the
countrys first low-cost carrier -- with the first flights taking
off this June or July.
Click Mexicana, a
part of Grupo Mexicana, will operate 10 100-seat Fokker-100
airplanes formerly flown by regional carrier AeroCaribe, serving
nine cities from its Mexico City hub.
Flights are planned
initially for Huatulco, Merida, Nuevo Laredo, Oaxaca, Saltillo, San
Luis Potosi, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Villahermosa and Zihuatanejo, all in
said the name Click was chosen because its easy to pronounce in any
language, communicates speed and technology, and refers to its
online sales channel at Web site www.clickmx.com, where the carrier will offer
its lowest fares.
Emilio Romano, CEO
of Grupo Mexicana de Aviacion said in a statement that Click will
significantly increase the volume of clients who will have the
opportunity to travel by air, efficiently and with quality
reporter Kenneth Kiesnoski, send e-mail to [email protected].