FORT WORTH, Texas - Sunday, Sept. 8, marks the 60th anniversary of American Airlines service to Mexico, the first Latin American destination ever added to the company’s flight roster.
American’s inaugural flight to Mexico departed from Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 8, 1942. Passengers aboard that flight on a McDonnell Douglas DC-3 Flagship stopped in Monterrey before landing at their final destination - Mexico City.
“The growth in Latin American travel during the last 60 years is astonishing, and we’re proud to be a major factor in that growth,” said Eli Vazquez, director general of American Airlines, Mexico. “American has become Latin America’s premier airline by offering more flights to more destinations than any other carrier.”
In Mexico alone, American Airlines and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, serve nine destinations including Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Cancun, Guadalajara, Leon, Los Cabos, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Puerto Vallarta with 256 weekly flights from six U.S. gateways. Additionally, American serves 34 destinations in 19 countries throughout Latin America.
American places a priority on passenger comfort as well. American is the only major airline to offer “More Room Throughout Coach” in the coach cabins of all its aircraft.
American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, in concert with American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers, makes up the American Airlines network. Together, they serve more than 250 cities in 41 countries and territories with approximately 4,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,100 aircraft. Only American provides More Room Throughout Coach for More Coach Passengers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld alliance.