Mexicana Airlines, Mexico’s leading airline, was once again named the “Best Airline in Mexico and Latin America” at the 2006 World Travel Awards, while its Clase Ejecutiva was voted the “Best Business Class in Mexico and Latin America,” based on the exceptional quality and comfort of its passenger services. Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are considered the only international awards that recognize standards of excellence in the tourism services offered by the world travel industry.
This sector has continued to post one of the highest growth rates worldwide and these awards are deemed the greatest honor any tourism product can aspire to by both clients and travel agents alike. On this occasion, the decision was made based on the votes of 167,000 industry experts from more than 200 countries, 110,000 of which were travel agents.
Mexicana Airlines transported 9 million passengers in 2006, with an average occupancy rate of 70%. Last year, the airline began operating new routes, such as Fresno, California, and consolidating existing services, such as its Dallas and San Antonio, Baltimore-Washington and New York routes.
According to Emilio Romano, CEO of Mexicana Airlines, “Both awards are proof of the excellent services Mexicana Airlines’ in-flight crews and ground personnel provide, and are an encouragement to each and every one of us who belong to the company. They also demonstrate that Mexicana Airlines is committed to remaining at the forefront of the industry and to maintaining the standards of safety and quality that have set it apart from other airlines over the last 85 years. The fact [that the airline won these awards] merely confirms that more and more individuals and institutions have come to appreciate the advantages of flying with the most experienced airline on the American continent.”
The airline’s award-winning Clase Ejecutiva service was introduced in 1998 as an exclusive business class concept for passengers who want a pleasant and memorable flight experience. Ever since the service was introduced, Mexicana Airlines has spared no effort to ensure that its select group of passengers receives the best possible services and products designed to meet their every need and live up to their expectations. Comfortable seats, innovative, preferential in-flight services, gourmet menus accompanied by a hand-picked selection of top-class wines and personalized attention are just a few of the benefits of flying in Mexicana’s Clase Ejecutiva.