Mexican airline Aeromexico is planning to launch a chauffeur-drive service for Business class passengers travelling on its London Heathrow to Mexico City route, Travel Daily UK has reported.
A fleet of Mercedes vehicles will transfer passengers to and from the airport in both cities, Aeromexico’s regional sales director Europe and Asia Rocio Blazquez reportedly said in an exclusive interview with Travel Daily UK.
The chauffeur service is set to start this week, offering Aeromexico’s Business Class customers the choice and added convenience of another premium service. ‘It will also improve our competitiveness in the marketplace as far as corporate travellers are concerned,’ Blazquez reportedly said speaking on the sidelines of World Travel Market (WTM) in London.
In addition to the new chauffeur transfer service, the Mexican airline is also planning the re-launch of its Club Premier Corporate loyalty programme for business passengers.
As part of the frequent flyer programme programme, five return trips between London and Mexico City would make passengers eligible for a free flight, Blazquez said. The new chauffeur service and revised loyalty programme is expected to make Aeromexico the preferred carrier for business passengers travelling from London to Mexico and further afield to North and Latin America, she added.
The airline currently serves 46 destinations across Mexico, 16 in the US, 15 in Latin America, and three in Canada via its Mexico City hub.
‘Aeromexico is very popular with corporate travellers from the UK and repeat business on the route is 45% because we attract a lot of frequent flyers,’ Blazquez said. ‘Our network is important because 60 percent of passengers flying from the UK transit at Mexico City and fly to onward destinations.’
Aeromexico now operates the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner between London and Mexico City – a route that it launched in December 2012 with three weekly flights.
The Mexican airline is also planning to introduce the larger next-generation Dreamliner (the Dash-9 version) on the London-Mexico City route in order to further increase capacity, Blazquez said.