Aeromexico is making it easier to fly between Mexico and the U.S. with a new route launching May 1.
Flying once daily, the new route will be the first to connect Mexico City’s newest airport Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) to the U.S. through a direct flight to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas, according to a press release by the airline.
This route is aimed at “the increasing connectivity between the two countries,” the carrier said in the release.
Tickets for the new route will go on sale in the next few days on Aeromexico channels.
From AIFA, people can take a connecting Aeromexico flight to Acapulco, Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Merida, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, or Veracruz.
Previously, Mexico City International Airport (AICM) was the only option to fly in and out of.
Aeromexico was granted authorizations on the new route despite Mexico being downgraded to a Category 2 status in May 2021 due to the country not meeting the International Civil Aviation Organization’s safety standards.
In a statement to USA TODAY, the Federal Aviation Administration said it is working with Mexican aviation officials and “approved carriers serving existing routes from the new airport in Mexico City but that has nothing to do with the ongoing safety assessment process.” The airline said it is “working closely” with aviation authorities to recover its Category 1 status.
Source: El Financiero