Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Mexican wines on Mexicana flights
Mexico's national airline is aiming to capitalise on a growing number of British visitors to the country, with the launch of direct flights to Mexico City from London Gatwick Airport.
Flights from London, which will be on a Boeing 767-200 aircraft, will begin to depart from January 18 at 10.30am and arrive in Mexico's capital at 17.35pm local time.
Mexicana will fly twice a week - on Thursday and Sunday - between the two destinations until February, when two additional flights on Friday and Monday will be added.
Isaac Volin, Mexicana chief commercial officer, said: "This new route forms part of our expansion strategy and is intended to meet demand for better travel alternatives to and from London."
Passengers on these flights will enjoy bed seats, an exclusive in-flight meal prepared by Mexican chef Enrique Olvera and a select list of handpicked Mexican wines.
Mexicana began its operations in 1921 and now operates a fleet of 86 aircraft serving 50 international destinations.