Aeromexico resumed service this Sunday to Quito from Mexico City, offering three weekly flights. To celebrate the return of the airline to Ecuador, Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport performed the traditional water salute to the aircraft.
Quito is the most visited place in Ecuador and has numerous churches that hold treasures of culture and history from the colonial era. Its Historic Center is the best preserved in the world and the country’s gastronomy is widely varied, in addition, to be the largest producer of fine aroma cocoa. It also offers an important variety of extreme sports and outdoor activities at the Choco Andino, a natural paradise, declared in 2018 as the seventh Biosphere Reserve in the world by UNESCO.
During the contingency, Aeromexico transported to this destination more than 27 tons of essential medical supplies to fight against the pandemic. One of the flights was operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which for the first time flew to Quito.
Andrew O´Brian, President and CEO of Corporacion Quiport-Quito International Airport, added: “Aeromexico is one of our most important strategic partners and the first new airline to start operations at the then-new Quito airport in December 2013. Therefore, it is very important for us to resume connectivity with Mexico City, a destination that has significant demand, and that will undoubtedly contribute to the economic recovery of the city and the country. We are very pleased to welcome them again in Quito, now as the first Latin American airline to return to Ecuador. “
Meanwhile, Carla Cardenas, General Manager of Quito Tourism, added: “The reopening of flights and air operations in Quito, lead the way for recovery and the opportunity to provide the best experience to the traveler while visiting the Center of the World, with biosafety protocols that will allow feeling confidence and security from their arrival until the return to their country of origin”.
Finally, Giancarlo Mulinelli, Aeromexico Senior Vice President of Global Sales, said: “We thank the authorities of Ecuador and the Airport for their warm welcome. We will continue increasing our operations in Mexico and the world, taking care of our customers with the highest standards in the industry through our Health and Sanitization Management System”
Aeromexico reaffirms its commitment to increase operations, resume destinations, and increase frequencies gradually and safely. The airline estimates to operate more than 7,400 flights during August, thus increasing its operation by 20% compared to the previous month.