The number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. is up 5%, dodging the Trump Slump and keeping tour operators here upbeat about their sales volumes to U.S. destinations.
MEXICO CITY – Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, will be expanding its reach in Canada with an increased number of flights starting in December.
The expanded service will kick off on Dec. 1 on the Vancouver and Toronto routes, followed by Montreal on Dec. 2. Service will continue to be operated with the carrier’s 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 16 seats in Clase Premier (Aeromexico’s business class cabin), and 144 in economy.
The expansion, which represents a 47% increase, will allow the carrier to offer the Canadian market more than 9,900 seats per week.
“Canada’s recent announcement to drop visa requirements for Mexicans, and Aeromexico’s interest in responding to the needs of our customers encouraged us to add the new flights to further consolidate the airline’s presence in this North American country,” said Jorge Goytortua, Aeromexico’s Corporate Sales Director. “We know that Mexicans enjoy travelling to Canada, and Canadians are also enticed by the warm weather of Mexico’s beach destinations and its charming colonial cities, which is why we decided to offer our Canadian passengers greater connectivity options to our extensive route network spanning 45 cities across Mexico.”
According to Jorge Morfin Stoopen, Destination Canada General Director for Mexico, an estimated 200,000 national tourists travel to Canada every year, with each month registering a 20% increase in tourism numbers.
“We are talking about important figures; in fact, no other country where Destination Canada has presence has seen this type of growth that compares to Mexico. With this frequency increase to Canada, Aeromexico authenticates its commitment in the development of this destination of the Mexican market,” he said.