Mexico’s Aeromar and Air Canada have formed an interline partnership, which will offer seamless connectivity between destinations in Mexico and Air Canada’s global network via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.
Air Canada serves seven destinations in Mexico – Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cozumel, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, and Huatulco – from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, Quebec and Winnipeg, with connections through its global network to more than 185 destinations worldwide.
The Canadian carrier’s overall capacity to Mexico will exceed pre-pandemic levels this summer, while further ramping up to more than 100 weekly flights next winter.
Aeromar is Mexico’s leading regional airline. Its connecting destinations include Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Colima, Ciudad Victoria, Flores/Tikal, Guadalajara, Havana (Cuba), Ixtapa/Zihuantanejo, Ixtepec, Piedras Negras, Puerto Escondido, Tepic and Villahermosa.
The partnership enables customers to book flights on both airlines on a single ticket itinerary, and have seamless check-in, boarding, and baggage transfer throughout their entire journey.
The airlines are also committed to exploring deeper cooperation in the form of a codeshare relationship and are currently working on the launch of Aeromar as a partner of Air Canada’s Aeroplan program. Expected to be in place before summer 2022, this cooperation will be Aeroplan’s only partner airline based in Mexico.
“Mexico is an extremely popular market for Canadian leisure travellers as well as a significant business market due to our countries’ trading relationship,” said Mark Galardo, senior vice-president, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Air Canada. “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.”
“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,” said Fabricio Cojuc, Chieft Network Officer, Aeromar. “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.”