First non-stop flight from Austin to Mexico City takes off today

Aeromexico announced a new route from Austin-Mexico City to start on Nov. 17, 2016 (Aeromexico Photo)
Aeromexico announced a new route from Austin-Mexico City to start on Nov. 17, 2016 (Aeromexico Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Starting on Thursday it will now be easier to travel to Mexico City with new non-stop flights offered by Aeromexico.

The new flights are expected to help Austin companies doing business south of the border. The first flight takes off just after noon on Thursday.

From Austin, the flights will depart Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:09 p.m., arriving in Mexico City at 3:33 p.m. Return flights from Mexico City will depart on the same days at 9:30 a.m., arriving in Austin at 11:53 a.m.

Around 6,500 seats are available between Texas and Mexico on Aeromexico flights each week on average.

Tickets are available online at aeromexico.com or by calling 1-800-237-6639. For a map of nonstop flights from ABIA, visit their website. 

Mayor Steve Adler said, “This new direct flight links our two capitals and brings Mexico City’s ancient pyramids that much closer to our statues of Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Welcome, Aeromexico.”

The Austin airport already offers direct flights to England, Germany, Toronto and Cabo. Volaris began nonstop flights between Austin and Guadalajara in August.

Abhijeet Pradhan, the Chief Information Officer with iTexico, joined us in the KXAN studio.

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