Mexico City / Tel Aviv, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexico City/ Tel Aviv.- August 2, 2017. – Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, launched the new code share agreement it signed with EL AL Israel Airlines during the IATA Annual General Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico. The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officers of both airlines, Andres Conesa for Aeromexico and David Maimon for EL AL.

During the code share agreement signing ceremony, Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa, said “This alliance reflects our consistent pursuit to offer our customers new and attractive options to connect to different destinations, where our partners allow us to expand our extensive flight connectivity network even further. On this occasion, we thank EL AL Israel Airlines for sharing our commitment and vision, which I am sure will allow us to strengthen the ties between Mexico and Israel even more.”

In recent years, passenger traffic between Mexico and Israel has grown notably at a more than ten percent annual rate, exceeding 35,000 passengers per year, which represents an average of 50 tourists per day.

”The increasing business and tourism ties between Israel and Mexico makes it a natural for both EL AL and Aeromexico to move forward to launch this code share agreement.  We are confident that this agreement will be a success and be the best option for our mutual passengers,” said David Maimon, President & CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines.

This new code share aims to provide customers with different route options with enhanced flight connectivity possibilities through the airports served by both carriers, such as Toronto in Canada, as well as Amsterdam, London, Madrid, and Paris in Europe, creating more than ten alternative flight schedules between Mexico City and Tel Aviv. The codeshare flights will be available for sale as of August 2nd for travel as of August 14th, 2017.

Thanks to this new code share agreement, both Aeromexico and EL AL consolidates their commitments to provide more and better connectivity options while also helping strengthen tourism and commercial ties between both nations.

 

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About 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. Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 80 cities on three continents, including 45 destinations in Mexico, 22 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, 4 in Canada, 4 in Europe, and 3 in Asia.

The Group’s operating fleet of more than 120 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 170 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliner’s.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, and WestJet, with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, and Peru. www.aeromexico.com www.skyteam.com

About EL AL

EL AL Israel Airlines, Israel's national airline, established in 1948, offers more non-stop flights than any other airline to/from Israel.  EL AL flies to 36 destinations from Israel and serves hundreds of other destinations throughout the world via codeshare and interline partnerships with many other carriers.  EL AL offers a full Boeing fleet and will be renewing its fleet starting in September 2017 with the arrival of the first of its sixteen 787 aircraft. EL AL embodies Israel’s values of innovation and caring and is known for its genuine Israeli hospitality. www.elal.com

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Alejandro Bosquez
Aeromexico
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abosquez@aeromexico.com