Mexicana has flown its first service to London, marking the carrier's first foray into transatlantic operations (see picture).
The carrier now operates two flights a week between Mexico City and London Gatwick, but this will increase to four flights a week on 17 February.
Here's what Mexicana chief executive Manuel Borja had to say about the new service in a press release:
"The decision to fly to
As I wrote here, Mexicana also plans to launch flights to Madrid in February, taking on rival Aeromexico head-to-head. As Mexicana announces additional flights to Europe - and I'm told by the carrier's senior vice-president customer service and communications, Adolfo Crespo, that this is the plan - it will be interesting to see how Aeromexico responds.
Airline Business has been following the Latin American market closely - if you haven't already seen the daily newspapers we published at the Latin American Airline Leaders' Forum in November, check them out here.