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DFW International Airport Welcomes Mexicana Airlines’ New Service To Zacatecas And Morelia, Mexico

Mexicana Returns to DFW After 13-year Absence; New Flights Highlight International Appeal of New Terminal D

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas (July 7, 2005) – Amid the joyous sounds of mariachi music, DFW International Airport today celebrated the start of new international service by Mexicana Airlines to two locations in Mexico: Zacatecas and Morelia. Mexicana will operate flights to Morelia 4 days a week, and to Zacatecas 3 days a week.  

A group of international dignitaries led by the governor of the Mexican state of Zacatecas, Amalia García Medina, flew from Zacatecas to DFW on this morning’s inaugural flight to spark new tourism and business opportunities in North Texas. Mexicana will be the first new foreign flag carrier to begin service at DFW when International Terminal D opens later this month. 

“We are very excited to have Mexicana serving our great Airport and the North Texas region again,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “As we look to broaden our international flight options with the opening of International Terminal D, we’re confident that Mexicana’s success will be watched by other international carriers looking for opportunities to better serve the United States, Mexico and Latin America.” 

Mexicana’s resumption of scheduled service at DFW marks a welcome return after a 13-year absence from the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Mexicana was the only foreign flag carrier serving DFW at the Airport’s opening in 1974. Mexicana Airlines is the leading international carrier of Mexico, servicing over 50 destinations in Mexico, North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. 

“Mexicana is proud to bring our level of international service to Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Emilio Romano, Mexicana Airlines CEO. “Having been named the best airline in Mexico and Latin America for seven consecutive years, we think Mexicana’s exemplary brand of service will be an excellent fit for DFW and its new International Terminal D.” 

Mexicana flights will originate from Terminal B until the opening of DFW’s new International Terminal D later in July. Mexicana, which boasts one of the youngest aircraft fleets of any carrier in the world, is providing mainline jet service with Airbus A319 aircraft, with seating for 12 people in Executive Class and 108 passengers in Tourist Class. 

The flights from DFW to Zacatecas and Morelia each represent new markets to Mexico, bringing DFW International Airport to a total of 17 nonstop markets served in Mexico. DFW now boasts nonstop flights to a total of 38 international destinations worldwide. 

The new routes will operate from DFW to Zacatecas on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing at 10:40 p.m. and arriving into the city of Zacatecas at 12:40 a.m. The flights from Zacatecas to DFW depart Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 5:05 a.m., arriving in Dallas at 7:00 a.m. 

The route from DFW to Morelia is scheduled for departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing at 10:40 at night and arriving in the city of Morelia at 1:00 in the morning. From Morelia to Dallas on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, flights depart at 5:00 a.m. arriving in Dallas at 7:20 a.m.

With these new flights, Mexicana will now be flying to 13 destinations in the United States, reaffirming its position as Mexico’s leading airline with the most number of flights to the US. 

About Mexicana

Mexicana de Aviación is the fourth airline with the most tradition in the world and is currently the airline with the largest international coverage in Mexico, as well as the leader in transportation between Mexico and the United States. Their code share agreements with important airlines such as American Airlines, Lan Chile, Iberia, Lufthansa, Varig, and Air Canada, among others, represent great benefits to their passengers in the accrual and redemption of miles, access to Executive Lounges, wider connection possibilities and coordinated schedules with an extensive routes network covering most of the world. Mexicana has one of the highest punctuality levels in the world with 90 per cent reliability. Their fleet is considered one of the youngest in the industry with an average 6.3 years of age. From their operations hub in Mexico City’s International Airport, Mexicana flies to more than 50 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Mexicana de Aviación has the best Maintenance Base in Latin America. They were awarded the Best Airline in Latin America for the seventh year in a row with the World Travel Award. For more information, please visit www.mexicana.com