- Joe Breitfeller
Air Canada Forms New Interline Partnership With Mexico’s Aeromar
Air Canada has launched a new interline partnership with Mexico’s Aeromar which will provide seamless connectivity between destinations in Mexico and Air Canada’s global network via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.
Today (March 29, 2022), Air Canada announced the launch of a new interline partnership with Mexican carrier Aeromar. The partnership will provide seamless connectivity between destinations in Mexico and across Air Canada’s global network via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Customers of both airlines can now book itineraries on a single ticket and experience seamless check-in, boarding and baggage transfer throughout their entire journey. Air Canada currently serves seven destinations including Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cozumel, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Huatulco from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, Quebec and Winnipeg.
Under the interline partnership, customers can now enjoy connections to additional destinations in Aeromar’s network such as Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Colima, Cuidad Victoria, Flores/Tikal, Guadalajara, Havana, Ixtepec, Piedras Negras, Puerto Escondido, Tepic and Villahermosa. The airlines are also committed to exploring a deeper commercial collaboration in the form of a codeshare relationship, and are currently working on the launch of Aeromar as a new partner of Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Gallardo, said,
“Mexico is an extremely popular market for Canadian leisure travellers as well as a significant business market due to our countries’ trading relationship. We are very pleased to partner with Aeromar because it allows us to offer our customers convenient access to a wider range of destinations throughout Mexico. Moreover, this agreement will advance our strategy to strengthen our major Canadian hubs with connecting traffic. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Aeromar to the benefit of both airlines’ customers.”
Also commenting on the new interline partnership, Aeromar’s Chief Network Officer, Fabricio Cojuc, said,
“Aeromar is honoured to partner with Air Canada, founding member of Star Alliance and highly regarded for its award-winning service, modern fleet, commercial innovation and extensive global route network, and to enable its increased reach in Mexico. Canada and Mexico share very intense commercial and tourism ties, with air travel a key enabler for growth. We expect our collaboration to develop rapidly and are grateful to Air Canada for its trust and commitment to Aeromar. As Mexico’s leading regional carrier, Aeromar continues to add value to travellers by further expanding our portfolio of interline agreements with world-class airlines such as Air Canada.”
Founded in 1987, Mexico City-based Aeromar is Mexico’s most experienced regional airline. The carrier operates a network of 18 domestic routes in Mexico and two international routes to Texas in the U.S. (Laredo and McAllen). Aeromar operates a fleet of 10 ATR 42 and 72 aircraft, nine of which are the new generation 600 series.
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. For the last two years Air Canada was also named Global Traveler’s ‘Best Airline in North America.’ Additionally, Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.
Source(s): Air Canada, Aeromar