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Aeromexico Announces Increased Service
Phoenix, Arizona—Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and City Manager David Cavazos returned from a visit to Aeromexico’s corporate office Friday with exciting news. Effective September 1, 2012, the daily nonstop flight between Phoenix and Hermosillo will be increased from a 50-seat jet to a 76-seat jet.
“Aeromexico’s upgrade to accommodate more passengers means more customers for businesses in Phoenix, and we welcome that,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Mexico is our largest trading partner, and as our economies continue to grow, we need to be ready for it.”
Aeromexico currently flies once daily between Phoenix and Hermosillo and will continue to do so on this larger aircraft.
"Hermosillo is special to Phoenix because it was the first to become a Sister City, back in 1976," said Councilman Michael Nowakowski. "Aeromexico's expanded service further strengthens this bond, bringing our cities even closer together, connecting families and offering a more comfortable, convenient experience for travelers."
Aeromexico advised the Mayor and City Manager on their recent visit that the airline intends to increase operations at the Hermosillo airport, meaning better connections to and from Mexico for Phoenix passengers.
“This increase in passengers for this flight is expected to generate $5.6 million per year,” said Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos. “It’s excellent news for not only Phoenix, but for the entire region, as increased capacity for passengers and freight on the aircraft means increased opportunities on both sides.”
This additional $5.6 million in spending per year adds to the already nearly $11 million generated from this flight alone.