Aeroméxico and Panama’s Tourism Authority recently made public their talks to bring direct flights of the Mexican carrier to Panamá beginning May 14, 2015, this according to ATP Administrator Jesús Sierra Victoria.
The ATP Administrator had met last week with the Mexican Ambassador to Panama, Ana María Diéguez; Aeroméxico’s Director of Corporate Strategy, Rubén Martínez; and Miguel Fonseca, Operations Director of the airline.
“We are very interested in crystalizing a strategic alliance that will contribute to increasing the amount of tourists to Panamá,” said Sierra Victoria.
Founded in 1934, Aeroméxico is planning for seven weekly flights operating Boeing 737-700 aircraft with capacity for 124 passengers. The Aeroméxico fleet comprises more than 123 Boeing and Embraer jets. The carrier has more than 13,700 auxiliary airlines in Mexico and internationally and flies to 81 destinations including Mexico, the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Canada.
Sierra Victoria added that the ATP is also negotiating with the German carrier, Lufthansa, to fly to Panama starting in November of next year. Sierra Victoria recently participated in the inaugural direct flight from Denver, Colorado operated by United Airlines. He also attended the ceremony for the first direct flight from Panama to Campines, Brazil operated by Copa Airlines. The ATP Administrator noted that these new partnerships with airlines will increase tourism to Panama.
Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V., operating as Aeroméxico, is the flag carrier airline of Mexico based in Mexico City. It operates scheduled services to more than 56 destinations in Mexico; North, South, and Central America; the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.
Grupo Aeroméxico, which includes Aeroméxico Connect, a regional subsidiary, possesses a fleet of over 100 jets. In the 12 months ending March 2014, the airline held the number two spot (behind American Airlines) with 15.3% of the international market share, making the carrier Mexico’s largest domestic airline group.
Aeroméxico is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, along with Air France, Delta Air Lines, and Korean Air.