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Aeromexico announces new flight to Belize

Posted By: Marty

Aeromexico announces new flight to Belize - 08/13/18 03:21 PM

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Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, today announced the start of a seasonal twice a week nonstop flight to Belize starting on November 17th to April 28th making it the first major Mexican commercial airline to offer such service to the country of Belize. Aeromexico’s flight 67 will be on Saturdays and Sundays. It will depart Mexico at 8:30 am and will arrive at the Phillip S. W. Goldson International Airport at 10:30 am. It will depart Belize at 12:00 and arrive in Mexico at 2:25 pm.

“Mexico is a fast growing market for Belize and therefore we welcome Aeromexico’s new flight as it will highly facilitate the movement of people between both neighboring countries. Belize is a country of countless attributes. Its cultural and natural wealth is virtually unmatched. Its indigenous lineage and multiple ethnic groups, excellent cuisine and friendly people, and the many historical attractions, festivals and natural wonders all makes Belize a perfect Destination, which Mexicans will surely enjoy,” said Mrs. Karen Bevans, BTB’s Director of Tourism.

Mrs. Bevans added that “the BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instill high quality standards for accommodations.”

Announcing the new flight, Aeromexico’s Chief Revenue Officer, Anko van der Werff said “At Aeromexico, we are very happy to celebrate this new route that has also become the airline’s 50th international destination, which will help us expand our global connectivity network. This achievement is another sign that we are working to offer better products to our customers, removing barriers between countries, regions, and people.” Aeromexico first served New York City in 1957 as its first outside of Mexico destination and since than it has become Mexico’s global airline set on a course to offer travellers enhanced options to connect them with the world.

Aeromexico has served the Central American market for more than 11 years and operates more than 600 scheduled passenger flights per day, with service to 43 destinations in Mexico and 49 international destination from Mexico City. Its fleet of more than 130 aircraft includes Boeing 787 and 737 jet airliners. For further details on the new route please visit www.aeromexico.com
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Aeromexico announces new flight to Belize - 08/13/18 05:27 PM

From where in Mexico? Mexico City?
Posted By: AC Lover

Re: Aeromexico announces new flight to Belize - 08/13/18 05:54 PM

Yes, from Mexico City. It says so on it's website.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Aeromexico announces new flight to Belize - 08/14/18 01:26 AM

Same question I had. Now to see the price. Last time I went it was $330.00USD round trip from Chet. But...I had to fly to Corozal, and overnight in Chet on the way there and back and fly from Corozal to AC.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Aeromexico announces new flight to Belize - 11/21/18 12:16 PM

AeroMexico Touches Down in Belize

An AeroMexico E-one-ninety airplane touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport on Saturday, becoming the first direct non-stop flight from Mexico City to Belize.  AeroMexico is Mexico’s global airline with more than eleven years serving the region. The new flight to and from Mexico City is being offered on Saturday and Sunday only; at the moment, the rates are highly competitive. News Five’s Hipolito Novelo reports.

Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

For more than two years, B.T.B.’s Airline Development Committee, has been working to establisha direct flight to and from Mexico City via AeroMexico, one of the country’s largest airlines which operates in dozens of destinations worldwide. As some would say, ‘hard work pays off” as on Saturday the Embraer 190 aircraft equipped with ninety-nine passenger seats and premier and business class cabins, touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport.

Jorge Espat, C.E.O., Belize Airport & Concession Company

Today’s inaugural flight of Mexico’s global airline AeroMexico is a powerful commitment to deepen these relationship, brining our two countries ever closer, decreasing travel time and travel cost, elevating passenger comfort and convenience and increasing connectivity.”

That added connectivity comes with an increased number of tourists visiting Belize. In 2017, more than nine thousand tourists from Mexico traveled to Belize. This was an upturn when compared to 2016. It is expected that with AeroMexico’s direct flight, these figures are expected to soar even higher.

Loren Aandahl, S.V.P., Corporate Strategy, AeroMexico

“By adding a weekend flight on Saturday and Sunday we are able to bring vacationers from all over the world through Mexico City to Belize. So it enhances our network but at the same time it brings a lot of people down to your country to experience what is a very developing tourism industry. It’s a tremendous opportunity for people to simply their travel patterns. Similarly with our flights to and from Europe, the Belize flight has really good connections in both directions. So you don’t have to spend a day in the United States, you don’t have to come through the United States to come to Belize. We can take you from four countries in Europe, four of the largest countries in Europe, bring you into Mexico City early in the morning at around four, five six o’clock. It connects to this flight at eight thirty. It’s probably the best connection from Europe to Belize there is.”

At the moment, AeroMexico’s rates are competitive and it is the hope of Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia Junior that wealthy Mexicans take advantage of those rates and be a tourist in the Jewel.

Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism

It is a market that we have been looking for and investing through our embassy over there and through other agencies in different part of Mexico. I believe that in the very near future we will have great potential. Mexico has very rich people also. It has poor people but it has very rich, rich people over there. We have been seeing this market for a while. It took three years before this flight could materialized but nonetheless between B.T.B. and AeroMexico we will be investing in marketing to make sure that the numbers increase, to make sure that probably we add additional days to the now Saturday and Sunday schedule. So hopefully next year we can add additional flights. It is a working relationship, constant day by day. I always believe that hard work pay and this is no exception.”

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