Effective September 11, 1999, Air Canada will extend its network in Mexico by codesharing on Mexicana flights between Mexico City and Guadalajara, Cancun, Ixtapa as well as Puerto Vallarta. Air Canada will also put its code on Mexicana flights between Los Angeles and Guadalajara, offering customers convenient connections from and to Calgary.
“With the extension of our network in Mexico, we are responding to the growing demand for air service between Canada and Latin America,” said Air Canada Vice President, Marketing, Danielle Poudrette. “Our new working relationship with Mexicana now enables us to offer Air Canada customers access to a number of very popular Sun destinations in Mexico.
Last April, Air Canada and Mexicana de Aviacion announced a comprehensive alliance partnership which improves service for air travellers between Canada and Latin America and offers customers a wide range of advantages including: frequent flyer benefits, one-stop check-in, schedule coordination and codeshare flights to a variety of destinations. Since June 1999, Air Canada provides codeshare services to Mexico City three times weekly on Mexicana non-stop flights between both Toronto-Mexico City and Montréal-Mexico City.
Moreover, effective September 11, 1999, Mexicana will begin codesharing on Air Canada flights between Winnipeg and Chicago, Calgary and Los Angeles as well as between Toronto and Halifax. The airline will also increase its codeshare service on Montréal-Chicago and Toronto-Chicago by offering a second daily flight on each route.