American Airlines proudly celebrates 75 years of service to Mexico, which began with a flight to Mexico City from Dallas via Monterrey on September 8, 1942 in a DC-3 aircraft. Mexico was the second international destination for American Airlines and today, 75 years after its first flight to the country, the airline flies to more destinations in Mexico than any other country outside the United States.
American offers over 600 weekly flights from 21 destinations to numerous cities including Mexico City, Aguascalientes, Cancun, Chihuahua, Cozumel, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Leon, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Merida, Monterrey, Morelia, Puebla, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, San Jose del Cabo, San Luis Potosí, Torreon, Zacatecas and Zihuatanejo.
“Mexico is an important part of American Airlines history and our international growth,” said Doug Parker, president and CEO of the airline.
“We started our operations in 1942 with only 20 colleagues and today, we are proud to have more than 1,000 people. The commemoration of our 75th anniversary in Mexico is proof of America’s unwavering commitment to its customers and team members in the country. ”
As a way to celebrate the anniversary, Parker announced that American would make a donation of 750,000 pesos to the Pediatric Hospital Dr. Silvestre Frenk Freund , located in the National Medical Center Siglo XXI, as a token of gratitude to Mexico for the support that the airline has received during the last 75 years.
The hospital will use the funds to build a children’s playground at the hospital, whose theme will revolve around a state-of-the-art aircraft. American employees in Mexico are committed to working together with the hospital to realize this project.