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Aeromexico Launches New Service Between DFW and Mexico City

DFW’s growth continues with fourth new international carrier in the past 18 months

Aeromexico, the global airline of Mexico, today launched new service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and Mexico City. The inaugural flight was welcomed at DFW with the Airport’s traditional “shower of affection” water cannon salute from the DFW Department of Public Safety, as well as a delegation of North Texas business leaders. The route features twice-daily service utilizing Aeromexico Embraer E-190 aircraft, which seat up to 99 passengers.

“It’s always a great day at DFW when we see the arrival of a new international carrier, and we are especially pleased to welcome Aeromexico flight service to Mexico City,” said Jeff Fegan CEO of DFW International Airport. “We are confident Aeromexico passengers will find outstanding customer service and facilities once they arrive here at DFW.”

"For Aeromexico, the beginning of this new service between Dallas Fort Worth and Mexico City is a great announcement", said Jorge Goytortua, Aeromexico Senior VP Global Sales. "This is a very important destination and great addition to Aeromexico's network because of the business relations, cultural and economic ties and the size of the Hispanic community on the region. We are truly confident that our passengers will be very satisfied with our service and the extensive connectivity that we'll offer within Mexico, Central and South America".

Aeromexico is Mexico’s leading airline. It carried 14.3 million passengers in 2011 and offers more than 550 daily flights to 45 destinations in Mexico and 34 international destinations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, and other members of that global airline alliance serving DFW include partners Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

The arrival of Aeromexico continues DFW’s sustained and successful run of adding new international air service. In the past two years, DFW has added 12 new international destinations and four new international passenger air carriers, marking the most successful period of international expansion in the Airport’s history.

DFW becomes the 18th U.S. destination served by Aeromexico. Aeromexico becomes the tenth international carrier to provide service from DFW.

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The carrier announced a major expansion plan in 2011 to acquire 20 new and wholly owned aircraft including ten Embraer 190 and ten Boeing 737-8 NG airplanes. Aeromexico will take delivery of nine 787-8 Dreamliners over the next three years. Moreover, in 2012, Aeromexico announced the most significant fleet investment program in Mexican aviation history: the acquisition of 100 new owned aircraft including 90 Boeing 737-800 MAX and 10 more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group’s airlines operate over 550 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 18 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Vietnam Airlines and Middle East Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different partners’ loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 525 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual passengers more than 15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries. www.skyteam.com