Friday, 29 February, 2008 9:07 PM
Detroit Metro Airport Says 'Hola!'
Flights to Monterrey, Mexico City Begin April 6
The Wayne County Airport
Authority will say "Hola!" to AeroMexico, Mexico's largest
it begins new, non-stop service between Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Monterrey, Mexico, with continuing service to Mexico City. Starting
April 6, the new flights will operate three times per week aboard
AeroMexico's Next Generation Boeing 737 aircraft.
"The Airport Authority
eagerly anticipates the arrival of AeroMexico to
Detroit Metro Airport," said Lester Robinson, Wayne County
Authority CEO. "AeroMexico's decision to introduce service
is reflective of the airport's strengthening role in the future
non-stop flights to both Monterrey and Mexico City
will mean the addition of yet another foreign-flag carrier to the
Detroit market and will provide even greater options for travelers,"
The new southbound flight,
AM693, will depart Detroit Metro on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. ET and arrive in Monterrey at
a.m. CT, continuing on to Mexico City for a 2:00 p.m. CT arrival.
The northbound flight, AM692, will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Sundays, departing Mexico City for Monterrey at 2:15 p.m. CT, then
departing Monterrey at 4:50 p.m. CT and arriving in Detroit at 9:30
Monterrey is Mexico's
third-largest city and a major industrial center.
The area is home to more than 3.8 million as well as several
corporations with strong ties to Detroit. Mexico City centers one
the largest metropolitan areas in the world with a population of
20 million. Detroit customers also have the opportunity to connect
AeroMexico's hubs at both Monterrey and Mexico City to destinations
within Mexico and throughout Latin America.
In conjunction with the
new flights, AeroMexico will also offer Detroit
customers free, connecting bus transfers from Monterrey to Saltillo,
home to a number of automotive production facilities and parts
"Detroit is an important
market for Monterrey and for AeroMexico," said
Ruberman Aldana, AeroMexico District Sales Manager for North Central
U.S.A. "We look forward to being a part of the Detroit community
providing Detroit travelers with new, convenient flight options
Mexico and beyond."
The AeroMexico announcement
comes just weeks after SkyTeam partner
Northwest Airlines announced it would begin daily, non-stop service
its largest hub at Detroit Metro to Monterrey, in conjunction with
regional subsidiary Compass Airlines. Northwest also offers daily,
non-stop flights between Detroit and Mexico City.
Serving nearly 36 million
passengers each year, Detroit Metropolitan
Wayne County Airport (DTW) is the largest airport in Michigan and
the 20 busiest air transportation hubs in the world. In addition
serving as the largest hub in the world for Northwest Airlines,
world's fifth largest airline by revenue passenger miles, DTW is
fourteen additional airlines, including several low-cost carriers
foreign-flag carriers. Altogether, DTW offers more than 1,200 non-stop
flights per day to over 160 destinations worldwide.
Source: Detroit Metropolitan
Wayne County Airport