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Daily TPA-MEX Nonstop Announced by Aeromexico

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TPA CEO Joe Lopano announces new daily nonstop service to Mexico City aboard Aeromexico during a press conference at Tampa International Airport on 26 February, 2024.

Nonstop service begins 1 July

Tampa International Airport joined new partner airline Aeromexico on Monday, 26 February to celebrate the announcement of daily nonstop service to Mexico City beginning this summer.

The route is a major win for TPA, which has listed the Mexican capital as one of its top-targeted international destinations for years. The connection will benefit both business and leisure travelers, as well as the many Tampa Bay area families with Mexico ties. The route is expected to generate nearly $70 million in economic impact for the Tampa Bay region.

Tampa Bay was the airline’s largest unserved market in the United States. It now becomes Aeromexico’s 23rd U.S. market and the third in Florida, after Orlando and Miami.

The new route to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) will be served by Embraer E190 aircraft with 99 seats, including 11 in Aeromexico’s premium cabin, Clase Premier. As a founding member of the SkyTeam Alliance alongside Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico’s daily service to Mexico’s capital will offer seamless connections to and from the airline’s extensive network across Mexico and Latin America.

“It’s a big day when we get to announce both a new airline and a new route that connects Tampa Bay with the largest metropolitan area in North America,” Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano said. “We’re proud to welcome Aeromexico to TPA with this nonstop service to Mexico City and we are so grateful to our Tampa Bay community partners who have stepped up to help ensure the success of this flight.”

The day was equally exciting for Aeromexico, which joined TPA, tourism and economic development leaders on Monday to share the news and details of the partnership.

“This new service to the Tampa Bay area demonstrates our commitment to offer the best connectivity between Mexico and the United States, hand in hand with our partner Delta Air Lines,” said Jose Zapata, Vice President of Sales for US, Canada and Latin America. “As a result, our customers will have more options for leisure and business travel, and Tampa Bay has a lot to offer.”

Thanks to Aeromexico’s alliance with Delta, tickets are now available through both airlines’ digital channels, offering introductory fares. The schedule beginning July 1:

Route Departure Arrival
MEX - TPA 10:00 a.m. 3:20 p.m.
TPA - MEX 4:35 p.m. 6:14 p.m.

Go to Aeromexico.com or Delta.com today to book a flight.

Business and tourism leaders across Tampa Bay celebrated the new route, which was a sought-after goal for many. Here’s what they are saying:

Santiago Corrada, President & CEO Visit Tampa Bay: 

 “We’ve just returned from a very successful sales mission to Guadalajara and Mexico City and see great potential. We will continue working with the Airport and our partners to keep strengthening the links between our communities. We’re proud that our efforts over many years are reflected in Aeromexico’s decision and we look forward to mutual success. With top-tier amenities and an ever-growing cultural scene, the spotlight continues to shine on Tampa Bay as a top international destination.”

 Brian Lowack, President & CEO of Visit St. Pete Clearwater: 

 “Our award-winning beaches and world-famous arts and attractions remain a key factor in bringing more visitors to Pinellas County and our entire region. All the advertising and in-market work of our teams have helped grow our region’s visitation from Mexico. It will be great to welcome even more new visitors making their first visit to our destination, arriving daily aboard this new Aeromexico flight.”

Craig Richard, President & CEO of the Tampa Bay EDC, and Chairman of Global Tampa Bay:

 “As one of TPA’s top targeted markets in Latin America, this new flight to Mexico City is a major win for business owners looking to expand global trade and open new investment opportunities. On behalf of Global Tampa Bay, the international trade and investment partnership between Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco County Economic Development Organizations, we are thrilled to see Aeromexico flying into this region, and are behind this partnership all the way.”

 Bob Rohrlack, President & CEO of the Tampa Bay Chamber:

 “This is a huge win for Tampa Bay and the entire state of Florida. Mexico is one of our state’s biggest trading partners, so this new flight from Aeromexico is sure to amplify the business ties between our regions.”

 Chris Steinocher, President & CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce:  

 “It’s great news that we are adding an international destination that opens so many connections across all of Mexico. Local businesses can only prosper from the opportunities this announcement brings to our area.”