The Office of Communications and Media Relations | Oct 17, 2013
Dignitaries from the City of McAllen and San Luis Potosi, Mexico along with Aeromar officials announced new direct flight service from Mcallen to San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
A news conference was held this morning at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce followed by a presentation by representatives from Mexico about the cultural city of San Luis Potosi. The presentation was attended by local hotel and travel industry personnel.
The inaugural flight is scheduled for November 14th, 2013. Flights will depart out of McAllen to San Luis Potosi, Mexico on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, with enhanced seasonal service around Easter and Christmas. Flights depart McAllen at 2:05 p.m., arriving in San Luis Potosi at 3:35 p.m. Reservations can be made now by visiting Aeromar.
San Luis Potosi has long been a favorite spot for many Rio Grande Valley residents. Aeromar’s direct service from McAllen makes it that much easier to travel to this popular destination. “San Luis Potosi is enthusiastic about the opportunity to partner with both Aeromar and McAllen International Airport on direct service from McAllen to San Luis Potosi. This service is an excellent way to reach our United States market with the positive message that San Luis Potosi, rich in its colonial history and natural landscapes remains a fun, exciting and safe tourism destination as well as an integral international business destination", said Lic. Enrique Abud Dip, Secretary of Tourism.
This is the second Mexico destination offered by Aeromar with service out of McAllen. "By offering new service from McAllen to San Luis Potosi Mexico, McAllen International Airport will now offer service to two (2) key destinations in Mexico.”, said Mayor Jim Darling. “Our expanding Mexico service, to Mexico City and now San Luis Potosi, combined with our investment in a strong partnership with international air carriers like Aeromar shows our commitment to becoming the premier international airport in the Rio Grande Valley."
Offering international travel boosts the City of McAllen’s economic development, while also providing convenience for the business and leisure traveler. “Our new service to McAllen, TX, allows Aeromar to offer customers added service to a top retail and business destination in the United States”, said Fabricio Cojuc, Executive VP Chief Planning & Commercial Officer. “Our expanding network, combined with our business investment shows our commitment to working alongside McAllen International Airport to bring international travel options to the Rio Grande Valley and to making McAllen International Airport a truly international gateway.”
Steve Ahlenius, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, "McAllen is always excited about new opportunities to enhance our international connectivity to and from Mexico. We are especially excited for a successful partnership with Aeromar. This partnership has led to simple and safe alternatives for our communities in the Rio Grande Valley to connect with family and/or business in Mexico. This is definitely a step in the right direction."
Aeromar has built a solid reputation of delivering quality customer service. The company has established interline ticketing agreements with 20 of the world´s leading carriers, facilitating connections for travel beyond Mexico City. Travelers can purchase tickets online by visiting Aeromar or by calling (855) 237-6627 and through travel agencies.
- Flight service commences November 14, 2013
- Flights will be offered three (3) times weekly: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays
- Added service days are planned for the end-of-year Holiday Season and the Easter Holiday Season
- Flight departs MFE at 2:05 p.m. arriving at SLP at 3:35 p.m.
- Flight fare starts at $230 (one way)
- Aeromar plans to utilize an ATR 42 airliner with a 46 passenger capacity
- The route will originate and terminate in Mexico City as a tag and hence will provide additional service to Mexico City
- Passengers can accumulate frequent flyer miles under the United Mileage Plus program