NEW YORK, September 15, 2009 – SkyTeam passengers traveling to Mexico on SkyTeam partner airlines can now take advantage of discounted flight coupons with the SkyTeam Mexico Pass. The new fare product, which launches today, provides significant cost savings and allows passengers to explore up to 42 destinations in Mexico via flights operated by Aeroméxico.
Passengers can choose from a minimum of three to an unlimited amount of discounted flight coupons for travel within Mexico in conjunction with an international ticket to Mexico or Round the World ticket purchase on any SkyTeam partner airline. The Mexico Pass provides flexible travel options, as there is no minimum or maximum requirement on length of stay and both circle trips and open jaw tickets are permitted.
"With its rich heritage and culture, Mexico has sights suited for any traveler, from sandy beaches to ancient architecture” says Mauro Oretti, SkyTeam vice president of sales and marketing. "And whether traveling for business or leisure, the SkyTeam Mexico Pass provides a cost efficient and convenient solution for passengers to take advantage of all the richness that Mexico has to offer."
The Mexico Pass offers a discount of approximately 50 percent over standard air fare. For example, an adult passengers traveling Mérida – Villahermosa – Veracruz – Mexico City – Cancun will pay USD 361 versus the conventional air fare of USD 721. Fares are calculated based on the distance flown on each coupon plus applicable taxes, surcharges and/or fees.
The Mexico Pass offers a wide selection of popular and unique travel destinations throughout Mexico, including Acapulco, Cancun, Campeche, Cozumel, Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Zacatecas and more.
The Mexico Pass adds to the growing SkyTeam fare pass portfolio which currently includes the America Pass, the Asia Pass, the China Pass, the Europe Pass, the Italy Pass as well as the Round the World Pass.
For more information or to purchase a SkyTeam Mexico Pass, passengers can contact their travel agent, SkyTeam member airline or one of the 2,100 SkyTeam ticket offices.
SkyTeam is the global airline alliance partnering ten members, including Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Continental Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Korean Air, and three Associate Airlines: Air Europa, Copa Airlines (Panama) and Kenya Airways. SkyTeam offers its 455 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,955 daily flights covering 928 destinations in 174 countries1. www.skyteam.com.
1 Figures as of June 2009