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June 4, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
In a first for a Mexican airline, Delta Air Lines has bought about 4% of Aeromexico for $65 million, the two airlines announced Monday. Under the deal, Delta owns 30.2 million Aeromexico shares at 31 pesos each . The deal also gives Delta a seat on the airline's board of directors. Aeromexico is the largest airline in Mexico, based on passenger totals; Delta is the second-largest in the United States. The two airlines described the investment as part of a larger effort over the last few years to strengthen a partnership between the carriers, according to a joint news release issued Monday.
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SPORTS
October 15, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
If Mexico fails to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990, it would be a costly failure for the country's national soccer federation, the players and numerous sponsors and businesses. According to the U.S. business and technology website Business Insider, Mexico sitting out next summer's tournament in Brazil could result in $600 million in lost TV, merchandise and sponsorship revenue -- not to mention lost prestige for Mexican soccer. Mexico, fourth in the regional World Cup qualifying standings, needs only a draw Tuesday night in Costa Rica to hold on to that spot and advance to a two-leg playoff next month with New Zealand.
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NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
It will be easier to get from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico, after June 20, when AeroMexico launches a new route . The twice-weekly flights will allow passengers to leave LAX at 2:20 p.m. Thursdays and return about noon on Sundays. Or fly south to La Paz on Sundays and return on Thursdays.   When I tried to book the round-trip flight for June 27-30, the cost was $267.44 per person, including taxes and fees. The new flights are considered a boon for La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur, and come on the heels of more good news for the city, an improvement in highway access to Cabo San Lucas and its airport.
NEWS
June 19, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Mexican airline AeroMexico has announced new 737-800 jet service that will operate 14 flights weekly between Los Angeles and Guadalajara starting in October. The new service, called AeroMexico Contigo, or AeroMexico With You, will have lower fares for travelers, an airline statement says. The service includes flights from Fresno and Sacramento in California as well as from Chicago and Ontario, Canada, to Guadalajara. Contigo also plans to add 28 flights weekly between Tijuana and Guadalajara.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2001 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Striking flight attendants Friday shut down Mexico's leading airline Aeromexico, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and handing President Vicente Fox a dilemma in his first big labor dispute. Trade union leaders said the strike over pay received full support and would ground more than 300 daily domestic and international flights, affecting 25,000 to 30,000 passengers at airports across Mexico and abroad, including Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange County and San Diego.
BUSINESS
November 24, 2007 | From Reuters
Aeromexico will begin flying to China in March, a few months before the Summer Olympics kickoff. The flight from Mexico City to Shanghai will connect through Tijuana, the company said. The Mexican government sold Aeromexico to U.S. bank Citigroup and its Mexican partners in October after a heated bidding war for the debt-ridden carrier. The Olympics will take place in August in Beijing, but other cities, including Shanghai, will play host to competitions and matches.
NEWS
June 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Flight attendants for Mexico's largest airline accepted a new contract, ending a two-day strike that stranded thousands of passengers. The new contract will raise wages 9.5%. Aeromexico had initially offered a 6.5% increase, while the union had sought 30%. Some people were forced to spend the night in Mexico City's airport after trying unsuccessfully to find seats on other airlines.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2005 | From Reuters
Mexican state-owned airline holding company Cintra said it had decided to sell the nation's two main carriers, Mexicana and Aeromexico, separately instead of jointly as originally planned. Cintra said in a statement that its board Monday approved making Mexicana de Aviacion its leading international operator and combining it with a new smaller regional airline.
NEWS
October 1, 1987 | From United Press International
Aeromexico filed a $20-million lawsuit Wednesday against the United States in Los Angeles federal court, saying the Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for last year's disastrous collision over Cerritos because it failed to keep the two planes apart. Rod D. Margo, one of the airline's attorneys, said Aeromexico has filed a series of similar cross-claims against the United States in response to each lawsuit against it over the crash.
NEWS
August 16, 1987
The family of William Kramer, the pilot whose plane collided with an Aeromexico passenger jet over Cerritos last Aug. 31, killing 82, filed suit in U.S. District Court against the airline seeking unspecified damages. The Kramer family said in its suit the airline is liable because it failed to adequately train flight crew members in "see-and-avoid" collision techniques and did not equip the passenger jet with collision-warning devices that might have helped avert the tragedy.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
It will be easier to get from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico, after June 20, when AeroMexico launches a new route . The twice-weekly flights will allow passengers to leave LAX at 2:20 p.m. Thursdays and return about noon on Sundays. Or fly south to La Paz on Sundays and return on Thursdays.   When I tried to book the round-trip flight for June 27-30, the cost was $267.44 per person, including taxes and fees. The new flights are considered a boon for La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur, and come on the heels of more good news for the city, an improvement in highway access to Cabo San Lucas and its airport.
TRAVEL
March 24, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO MÉRIDA, MEXICO From LAX, United and Aeromexico have direct service to Mérida, and United, Aeromexico and Delta have connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begain at $468, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 52 (the country code for Mexico) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Hotel Casa San Angel, No. 1 Remate de Paseo Montejo at Calle 49; 999-928-1800, http://www.hotelcasasanangel.com . A boutique hotel with Frida Kahlo-like murals in the courtyard, a well-curated crafts shop and a good restaurant.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
In a first for a Mexican airline, Delta Air Lines has bought about 4% of Aeromexico for $65 million, the two airlines announced Monday. Under the deal, Delta owns 30.2 million Aeromexico shares at 31 pesos each . The deal also gives Delta a seat on the airline's board of directors. Aeromexico is the largest airline in Mexico, based on passenger totals; Delta is the second-largest in the United States. The two airlines described the investment as part of a larger effort over the last few years to strengthen a partnership between the carriers, according to a joint news release issued Monday.
TRAVEL
December 25, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times
Question: When are airline tickets that are paid for with frequent flier miles not free? Answer: Almost never, but some tickets, booked on certain carriers, are almost as expensive as a trip to the North Pole. This question, a composite of three recent letters, including one in today's Letters column, highlights a growing concern among travelers who pay for tickets with awards points: They do the work to accumulate enough for a ticket, and when they book it, they discover some amazingly high fees, sometimes under the label of a fuel surcharge.
TRAVEL
September 11, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Question: In an Aug. 7 column, you quoted a lawyer as saying you don't have an airline seat until you're sitting in it, so here's my question: I recently traveled round trip to Philadelphia on Southwest. On the return flight, just as the plane was ready to depart, a woman boarded with two children. First, the person near the window was asked to move to a middle seat, and later I was asked to move to a middle seat. I declined because I'm not comfortable in anything but an aisle seat.
TRAVEL
August 28, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Question: My wife and I and another couple plan to meet this winter in Santiago, Chile. Our friends used credit card points to book their airfare with American Airlines, departing from Portland, Ore. They were charged $55 per ticket for taxes and fees. We used Marriott points for two tickets from Los Angeles to Santiago, booking through Aeromexico. I was stunned to be charged $672 per ticket for taxes and fees. Last year, we used Marriott points for a flight to Sydney, Australia, on Qantas and were charged about $70 per ticket for taxes and fees.
NEWS
February 3, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Aeromexico Flight 498--the same flight that collided with a light plane over Cerritos last August, killing 82 people--has reported almost colliding with another light plane near Cerritos last weekend under circumstances that were eerily similar, federal officials disclosed Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1995
A Los Angeles federal judge awarded $2.9 million Friday to the family of an Aeromexico captain killed nine years ago when a light plane collided over Cerritos with the jetliner he was piloting. The crash on Aug. 31, 1986, killed 82 people. At a 1989 trial in Los Angeles, U.S. Dist. Judge David V. Kenyon cleared Aeromexico of liability, ruling that a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller and William Kramer, pilot of the small plane, were responsible for the tragedy.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Mexicana Airlines said Friday that it would suspend all flights as of Saturday morning, citing a "grave deterioration of finances" at Mexico's largest airline. Mexicana, the largest foreign carrier at Los Angeles International Airport, filed for bankruptcy protection Aug. 3, after announcing a cutback in service in the U.S. because of financial problems. The situation got worse Friday. Mexicana posted a statement on its website saying it was planning to suspend all operations, including domestic flights operated by sister company MexicanaLink and MexicanaClick.
WORLD
September 10, 2009 | Tracy Wilkinson
Men threatening to blow up an Aeromexico flight from Cancun and demanding to speak to the nation's president forced the jet to land at a remote part of the Mexico City airport Wednesday. But all 104 passengers were freed, and the would-be hijackers quickly detained. No one was hurt in what turned out to be a brief hijacking and a bloodless rescue. "There was no bomb in the aircraft," Communications and Transport Minister Juan Molinar Horcasitas said. "All the passengers are safe."
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