New Route of the Day (25 March 2023): Aeromexico between Mexico City and Rome FCOAeromexico added a new destination in Europe on Saturday 25 March with the introduction of a nonstop service between Mexico City and Rome FCO. The 10,240-kilometre transatlantic route is served 4-weekly with the 787-8 aircraft. The SkyTeam member airline will increase frequencies between the two capital cities to 5-weekly from 1 June and to daily from 1 July. It faces no competition on the route.
Flight AM70 departs Mexico City at 19:30 local time, on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Rome FCO at 15:30 local time the following day. The return service, flight AM71, takes off from the Italian capital at 23:15 local time on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving in Mexico City at 04:25 local time the following morning.
What they said
Giancarlo Mulinelli, Senior Vice President Global Sales at Aeromexico, said, "The Mexico City - Rome flight today has the best load factor for the summer of any route to Europe, so it's spectacular what we're seeing. This flight from Mexico to Rome is not only a point-to-point flight, but when passengers arrive in Mexico, they will be connected to the entire Grupo Aeromexico network, that is, more than 40 destinations within the Mexican Republic. In addition, connectivity is being seen through Central America to Rome."
Aeromexico strengthens European presence
Aeromexico’s new service to Rome is its fifth in Europe. It joins Amsterdam, London LHR, Madrid and Paris CDG. The carrier’s European destinations are operated by its 787 fleet.
Mexico City - Rome has been unserved since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Up until then, Alitalia maintained operations between the two airports. The new route will enable Aeromexico’s passengers to connect onto its fellow SkyTeam member, ITA Airways’ domestic network in Italy. The two will boast a codeshare agreement from June onwards.
Aeromexico itself last served Rome FCO between April 1992 and February 1995 from Mexico City via Cancun and Madrid with DC-10 aircraft.