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Emirates and Viva Aerobus’s new partnership boost travel options to Mexico

Emirates and Viva Aerobus have signed an interline agreement to enhance connectivity for passengers traveling to Mexico. The partnership will boost access to a host of points in Mexico, allowing Emirates customers to travel onwards from Mexico City to 21 domestic points, while enjoying the convenience of a single baggage policy utilizing both airlines on a single ticket.

The interline agreement also unlocks more international routes for Emirates customers, providing 20 convenient flight options connecting six points in Mexico and some popular American cities.

Interline tickets are now on sale for travel effective immediately. Travel itineraries can be booked on emirates.com, the Emirates app, and preferred travel agencies.

Travelers booked on flights from Dubai to Mexico City can choose to fly to 21 additional domestic destinations such as Acapulco, Cancun, Guadalajara and Monterrey, to name a few. The interline network also includes direct flights from US points including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando and Miami to select Mexican destinations, Additionally, travellers from Mexico City can conveniently fly direct to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York JFK or San Antonio.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President, and Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are pleased to activate an interline partnership with Viva Aerobus to deepen our reach into Mexico, beyond Mexico City. This new partnership provides our customers with more choice to suit their travel plans and enables customers to seamlessly fly to a host of unique destinations in Mexico.  Emirates customers can also now fly directly between select US points and cities in Mexico. This new offering is in line with our Fly Better promise and convenience that can be felt by our customers when flying with us and we look forward to further developing the partnership in the future to elevate its benefits to our customers.”

“We are excited about this new partnership with Emirates. Connecting Emirates route from Barcelona with our Mexico City network of routes, allows Emirates’ passengers to seamlessly reach many other destinations in Mexico and the US. Equally, this opportunity allows passengers from the many Mexican cities to make a short stop in Mexico city, board an Emirates flight to reach the great city of Barcelona and/or to continue their trip to Dubai and beyond. All of this with the convenience of buying a single ticket”, said Javier Suarez, Executive Vice President & Chief Planning and Alliances Officer at Viva Aerobus.

Emirates’ customers can enjoy a premium travel experience, offering elevated comfort and world-class dining, in-flight entertainment and other thoughtful amenities onboard its wide-body aircraft, comprised of Boeing 777 and the coveted flagship double-decker A380 aircraft.

The Dubai-Mexico City route is served by the Boeing 777 aircraft in a two-class configuration. Customers with itineraries that include interline flights from the select US points can look forward to superior levels of comfort and unique features of its A380 service on flights from Dubai to Los Angeles and Houston, before connecting to Viva Aerobus for flights to their final destinations in Mexico. Viva Aerobus’ fleet is comprised of 83 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft with an average age of 5.45 years, making it the most modern fleet in Mexico and the 5th youngest in all of Latin America.

Mexico is an important part of the Emirates network spanning almost 140 destinations. Emirates launched its services to Mexico City in 2019 and the airline currently provides daily flights to the Mexican capital via Barcelona, utilising the Boeing 777-200LR.

Emirates currently has commercial cooperation agreements in place with 161 interline, codeshare and intermodal partners.

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