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Aeromexico launches daily TPA-MEX

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Tampa Bay officials welcomed Aeromexico and partner Delta to TPA with a huge celebration and full flights on 1 July.

The carrier began daily nonstops between Tampa and Mexico City on 1 July with high load factors

View a 1-minute overview video of the celebration here.

Tampa International Airport and Aeromexico on Monday rang in new nonstop service between Tampa Bay and Mexico City with a warm welcome, traditional treats and even some Mariachi music and a ballet performance.

Before TPA’s latest airline arrived on its first journey from the Mexican capital, officials from the Airport, Aeromexico, their SkyTeam Alliance partner Delta Air Lines, and Tampa Bay tourism and economic development agencies celebrated the occasion.

In addition to Aguas Frescas and Mexican pastries, the festivities included a Mariachi band and the Tampa City Ballet performing a piece from its show “If I Cry,” inspired by the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Tampa Bay was previously Aeromexico’s largest unserved market in the United States, and is now its 23rd destination in the country and third in Florida, following Orlando and Miami. 

“Tampa International Airport celebrates a major milestone in connecting our region to the world today by welcoming our new airline partner Aeromexico and this daily, nonstop service to Mexico City,” TPA CEO Joe Lopano said. “I’d like to thank our community partners across Tampa Bay for working tirelessly to help make this relationship possible and for strengthening ties to encourage the continued success of our thriving region.”

Almost 80,000 people in Tampa Bay are from Mexico, making them the region’s second-largest foreign-born population, behind only Cuba. Economic estimates say this new route will generate almost $70 million per year, strengthening the regional economy and improving relations with Mexico, an important trade partner for Florida.

Aeromexico is flying the new route to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) aboard Embraer E190 aircraft with 99 seats, including 11 in Aeromexico’s premium cabin, Clase Premier.

Aeromexico is a founding member of the SkyTeam Alliance alongside Delta Air Lines, and the airline’s daily service to Mexico’s capital will offer seamless connections to and from their extensive network across Mexico and Latin America.

"At Aeromexico, we are committed to strengthening our connectivity network between Mexico and the United States, working with our partner Delta Air Lines,” said José Zapata, Vice President of Sales for the United States, Canada and Latin America. “Today, we begin flying directly to Tampa from Mexico City, making it much easier and more convenient to travel between these two destinations for our diverse passengers."

Route Departure Arrival
MEX – TPA 9:55 a.m. 3:15 p.m.
TPA – MEX 4:36 p.m. 6:15 p.m.