- Seamless connectivity between both airlines’ networks via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun
MONTREAL, March 29, 2022 - Air Canada and Aeromar have announced the launch of an interline partnership that offers seamless connectivity for customers between destinations in Mexico and Air Canada’s global network via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Customers are now able to book flights on both airlines on a single ticket itinerary and experience the benefits of seamless check-in, boarding, and baggage transfer throughout their entire journey. Tickets can be booked online at aircanada.com and through travel agents.
Air Canada serves seven destinations in Mexico (Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cozumel, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, and Huatulco) from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, Quebec and Winnipeg, with connections through its global network to more than 185 destinations worldwide. Air Canada’s overall capacity to Mexico will exceed pre-pandemic levels this summer, while further ramping up to more than 100 weekly flights next winter.
Aeromar’s connecting destinations include Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Colima, Ciudad Victoria, Flores/Tikal, Guadalajara, Havana, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Ixtepec, Piedras Negras, Puerto Escondido, Tepic and Villahermosa.
The airlines are also committed to exploring deeper cooperation in the form of a codeshare relationship and are currently working on the launch of Aeromar as a partner of Air Canada’s Aeroplan program. Expected to be in place before summer 2022, this cooperation will be Aeroplan’s only partner airline based in Mexico, offering members even more options to accrue and redeem Aeroplan points on all Aeromar operated flights.
“Mexico is an extremely popular market for Canadian leisure travellers as well as a significant business market due to our countries’ trading relationship. We are very pleased to partner with Aeromar because it allows us to offer our customers convenient access to a wider range of destinations throughout Mexico. Moreover, this agreement will advance our strategy to strengthen our major Canadian hubs with connecting traffic. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Aeromar to the benefit of both airlines’ customers,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.
"Aeromar is honoured to partner with Air Canada, founding member of Star Alliance and highly regarded for its award-winning service, modern fleet, commercial innovation and extensive global route network, and to enable its increased reach in Mexico. Canada and Mexico share very intense commercial and tourism ties, with air travel a key enabler for growth. We expect our collaboration to develop rapidly and are grateful to Air Canada for its trust and commitment to Aeromar. As Mexico’s leading regional carrier, Aeromar continues to add value to travellers by further expanding our portfolio of interline agreements with world-class airlines such as Air Canada,” added Fabricio Cojuc, Aeromar's Chief Network Officer.
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About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from the independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which in 2021 also named Air Canada as having the Best Airline Staff in North America, Best Airline Staff in Canada, Best Business Class Lounge in North America, as well as an Excellence award for its handling of COVID-19. Also in 2021, Air Canada was named Global Traveler's Best Airline in North America for the third straight year. In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX’s Diamond Status Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosafety program for managing COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to attain the highest APEX ranking. Air Canada has also committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow Air Canada on Twitter and LinkedIn, and join Air Canada on Facebook.
Founded 34 years ago, Aeromar is Mexico’s leading regional airline. It currently has 17 domestic and 4 international destinations: Mexico City, Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Cancun, Ciudad Victoria, Colima, Guadalajara, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Ixtepec, Monterrey, Mazatlan, Piedras Negras, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, San Luis Potosi, Tepic, Villahermosa, Laredo, Tx., McAllen, Tx., Havana, Cuba and Flores, Guatemala.
As part of the experience of flying with Aeromar, customers enjoy ample comfort and confidence during their trip. Aeromar backs up its brand promise with baggage drop-off and check-in times of less than 15 minutes. In addition, all passengers can carry up to 10 kilos of carry-on baggage free of charge and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages onboard.
Aeromar's fleet of ATR 600 series turboprop aircraft is one of the most modern in Mexico. It is characterized for being environmentally friendly due to its low noise and pollutant emissions. In addition, Aeromar is IOSA certified, which evidences compliance with the highest quality, reliability, and safety standards in the airline industry worldwide.
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