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Aeromexico celebrates new flight service at TPA


  • By Laura Lyon
  • | 2:15 p.m. July 2, 2024
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An Aeromexico plane sits on the tarmac at Tampa International Airpot (TPA).
An Aeromexico plane sits on the tarmac at Tampa International Airpot (TPA).
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The Tampa International Airport threw a fiesta with Mexican pastries and performances to celebrate Aeromexico’s inaugural flight from its city headquarters on July 1. 

Aeromexico is the first airline to offer service to Mexico City from TPA in three decades. The nonstop service aboard Embraer E190 aircraft will occur daily with approximately three hour and 45 minute flights departing MEX in the morning and TPA in the afternoon, according to a statement. With Mexico City being in the central time zone, Tampeños will benefit from the two-hour time gain at the start of their trip.

“Tampa International Airport celebrates a major milestone in connecting our region to the world today by welcoming our new airline partner Aeromexico and this daily, nonstop service to Mexico City,” TPA CEO Joe Lopano says in a statement. “I’d like to thank our community partners across Tampa Bay for working tirelessly to help make this relationship possible and for strengthening ties to encourage the continued success of our thriving region.”

According to a statement from TPA, Tampa Bay was previously Aeromexico’s largest unserved market in the United States, and is now its 23rd destination in the country and third in Florida, behind Orlando and Miami. 

Aeromexico, founded in 1934, has over 1,000 destinations in 177 countries. The Mexico City stop will serve as a connection between Tampa and many other destinations in Mexico and Latin America.

The State Department advises U.S. tourists to exercise increased caution when traveling to Mexico City.

 

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Laura Lyon

Laura Lyon is the Business Observer's editor for the Tampa Bay region, covering business news in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties. She has a journalism degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to the Business Observer, she worked in many storytelling capacities as a photographer and writer for various publications and brands.

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