Avianca and Taca, both owned by AviancaTaca Holding SA, announced the signing of a trade agreement with Aeromexico to explore opportunities that will allow the airlines to supplement their network of routes; a crucial business decision for all companies involved. With the signing of this agreement, the companies give passengers access to new destinations, a greater choice of service, more frequent flights and a greater number of alternatives to travel in the region.
As of now, airline representatives are working together to establish the mechanisms for the development of the codesharing agreement, which will be implemented in stages. In addition, both companies will also explore strengthening their alliance by joining their loyalty programs.
The codeshare operation between Avianca and Aeromexico is scheduled to begin during the first half of 2012, benefiting the exchange between Mexico and Colombia; while the codeshare between Taca and Aeromexico is scheduled to begin during the second half of the year and will benefit routes between South & Central America with Mexico.
The implementation of the agreements is subject to the approval by the aeronautical authorities.
Benefits for Avianca, Taca, and Aeromexico Passengers
When choosing Avianca and / or Taca codeshare flights with Aeromexico, passengers will benefit from greater efficiency in travel with a single ticket and a single point of contact throughout their trip and, eventually, the accumulation and redemption of miles for the loyalty programs.
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, 737 and the latest models of Embraer 145 and 190. As of 2011, an important expansion plan began that includes the incorporation of 20 new planes and properties over the next 24 months.
Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group's airlines operate over 450 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 15 airlines: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, and Vietnam Airlines. 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 465 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 474 million annual passengers more than 14,000 daily flights to 921 destinations in 168 countries. www.skyteam.com