Alaska Airlines and Aeromexico Partner to Make Travel Easier to the United
SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2012
SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Alaska Airlines and Aeromexico,
Mexico's global airline, today announced their new frequent flier and
codeshare agreement to connect each other's networks and bring more options to
travelers flying between Mexico and several cities along the West Coast and
Starting early next year, travelers can accrue miles when they fly on Alaska
Airlines' expansive network across the United States, Mexico and Canada, and
Aeromexico's 80 destinations throughout Mexico, the United States, Canada,
Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. Miles flown on Aeromexico will
count toward qualification in Alaska's Mileage Plan MVP elite-level program.
Frequent fliers will be able to redeem miles for award travel on Aeromexico
beginning later in 2013.
"Aeromexico's customers will enjoy Alaska's easy connections, streamlined
handling of checked baggage and more travel options to some of the West
Coast's most popular destinations, including Seattle and Portland, Oregon,"
said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "We welcome
Aeromexico's passengers to experience the award-winning customer service of
Alaska Airlines on their next U.S.-bound flight."
Under the codeshare agreement, Aeromexico's "AM" code will be placed on Alaska
Airlines flights between 20 city pairs, including all eight Alaska
destinations in Mexico with service from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego
and San Jose. Travelers connecting between Alaska Airlines and Aeromexico will
be able to check in with the originating carrier, receive their boarding
passes and check baggage through to their final destination.
"We are very pleased to announce this new alliance and confident that this
commitment will benefit all Alaska's and Aeromexico's passengers, which will
allow them to connect with 45 cities around Mexico and with 11 different
countries in Central and South America," said Sergio Allard, Aeromexico's
chief commercial officer. "Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and Aeromexico Club
Premier members will very soon also be able to enjoy all of their well-known
benefits as if they were flying with the same airline."
Aeromexico customers can book travel at www.aeromexico.com or by calling
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn or redeem mileage on 15
airlines, including more major U.S. carriers than any other frequent-flier
program. The program offers additional opportunities to earn miles through an
extensive network of partners, including the Alaska Airlines Visa credit and
debit cards, Mileage Plan Dining, and 35 hotel and car rental partners
About Grupo Aeromexico
Aeromexico, S.A.B. Ltd., is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged
in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty
programs. It has a fleet of Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest
Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. As of 2011, an important expansion plan began
that includes the incorporation of 20 new planes and properties over the next
24 months. In 2012, Aeromexico announced that it signed a letter of intent to
purchase 100 Boeing aircraft, including 90 Boeing 737 MAX and 10 Boeing 787-9
Dreamliners, making it the largest investment program in Mexican aviation
Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City
International Airport. The Group's airlines operate around 600 daily flights
to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South
America, as well as Europe and Asia.
Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance
comprised of the following 19 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air
Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern,
CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,
Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport,
Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers
a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved
connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different
partners' loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 525 airport
lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual passengers more than
15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries. More information
about SkyTeam is at www.skyteam.com.
About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with
its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network
in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the
J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study^SM for five
consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit
http://www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska
Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
SOURCE Alaska Airlines
Contact: Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101, or Carlos Torres,
AeroMexico, +52 (55) 9132 4128
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