Mexicana plans formal announcement of Cancun-Dulles service

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Mexicana tomorrow plans to announce seven new weekly nonstop flights from Cancun, Mexico to Washington Dulles airport.

The carrier plans hold a ceremony on 15 December at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC focusing on the new service. Officials from Mexicana and the Mexican tourism board plan to stress the carrier is the first Mexican airline to operate from Dulles.

Dulles is part of a significant expansion Mexicana is launching from Cancun. Other new flights Mexicana is introducing from the airport include Bogota, Colombia; San Jose, Costa Rica; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mexicana's low-cost unit Click is handling the flights to San Juan using Boeing 717 aircraft.

Previously Mexicana CEO Manuel Borja has said Mexicana plans to base two CRJ200s operated by its regional subsidiary Link in Cancun. Link also has bases in Guadalajara and Monterrey.

Mexicana currently operates flights from Cancun to three other US destinations -- Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Chicago.