Agreement expands American Airlines network in Mexico
FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — American Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Mexico City-based Interjet, adding new service to key destinations in Mexico.
The new codeshare arrangement with Interjet will give American Airlines customers seamless connecting service within Mexico. American will codeshare on Interjet flights from Mexico City to five key destinations – Huatulco, Villahermosa, Merida, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and Oaxaca. American and Interjet will submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for regulatory approval of the proposed codeshare cooperation.
“We are excited about offering new destinations in Mexico,” said Kurt Stache, American’s Senior Vice President – Alliances and Partnerships. “This new codeshare relationship with Interjet strengthens our presence in this important and growing market.”
Over the past few years Interjet has grown substantially and operates more than 1,800 weekly flights to 38 cities throughout Mexico as well as destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.
“We’re excited about this new partnership with American Airlines,” said José Luis Garza, Interjet’s CEO. “We’re proud to be the airline that will open these new destinations in Mexico for American Airlines customers.”
The new agreement allows AAdvantage® members to earn miles on codeshared flights operated by Interjet.
American has proudly served Mexico for more than 72 years and currently operates up to 115 daily flights to 20 destinations in the country from Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Phoenix.
American provides more service than any other airline between the United States and Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn miles for travel, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and everyday purchases. Members of both programs can redeem miles for tickets as well as upgrades to First Class and Business Class. In addition, AAdvantage members can redeem miles for vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways
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