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TPA adds Aeromexico nonstop flight to Mexico City

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Aeromexico will add daily nonstop service from Tampa International Airport to Mexico City, beginning this summer, according to a Monday news release.

"The route is a major win for TPA, which has listed the Mexican capital as one of its top-targeted international destinations for years," airport officials say in a statement. "The connection will benefit both business and leisure travelers, as well as the many Tampa Bay area families with Mexico ties."

The route is expected to generate nearly $70 million per year in economic impact for the Tampa Bay region, TPA officials say.

Tampa Bay was Aeromexico's largest unserved market in the United States. It now becomes Aeromexico's 23rd U.S. market and the third in Florida, behind Orlando and Miami, say TPA officials.

The new route to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) will be served by Embraer E190 aircraft with 99 seats, including 11 in Aeromexico’s premium cabin, "Clase Premier."

As a partner with Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico's daily service to Mexico's capital will allow connections to and from the airline's network across Mexico and Latin America.

"It's a big day when we get to announce both a new airline and a new route that connects Tampa Bay with the largest metropolitan area in North America," says Joe Lopano, TPA CEO.

A mariachi band plays at TPA in celebration of a new direct flight to Mexico City.
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Tickets are now available through both Aeromexico and Delta digital channels, offering introductory fares. The schedule beginning July 1 will be TPA to Mexico City, leaving at 4:35 p.m.

Flights from Mexico City to Tampa will leave at 10 a.m. local time.

Mexico City, one of the world's biggest cities, could have more than 24 million people in its metro area by 2030, according to the United Nations. Tampa Bay's business and tourism leaders say the new route was an important TPA goal.

Santiago Corrada, president and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay, says he returned from a sales mission to Guadalajara and Mexico City to attract business, and that the new routes will help his agency's efforts.


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