Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) airline and passenger growth continues with Aeromexico’s announcement today of nonstop service between San José and Guadalajara (GDL) to begin July 1, 2017. Aeromexico will operate six-weekly flights to GDL on Boeing 737-700/800 aircraft. Visit www.aeromexico.com for bookings and information.
“San José adds up as our 6th destination in California in which our client flow will arrive directly from Guadalajara, one of the airline’s main HUBs”, said Anko van der Werff, Aeromexico’s Chief Revenue Officer. “This new route will bring more connectivity options between Mexico and the United States with more than 2,200 weekly seats for our clients traveling for business or pleasure.”
Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city and its high-tech center, was founded in 1542 and has grown to a large and modern city contrasted by 17th century churches and light rail. It is a hub for business and is also a top destination for Silicon Valley travelers returning to visit family and friends. Located in the State of Jalisco, Guadalajara is also a sister city for San José.
“San José shares deep economic, educational, and cultural ties with Mexico, and we are proud to welcome Aeromexico and their new nonstop service to Guadalajara,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. “This new flight is an important investment in San José’s sister city relationship with Guadalajara. It will foster business-to-business connections for Silicon Valley companies, and provide another convenient flight option for business travelers and those visiting family and friends in both of our cities.”
Aeromexico’s new SJC-GDL flights will operate as follows:
Flight Number City Pair Departs Arrives
AM 433 San José – Guadalajara 10:15 a.m. 3:57 p.m.
AM 432 Guadalajara – San José 7:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
* Operates daily except for Tuesday. * Times are local. * Average flight time is 3 hrs., 40 mins.
“We warmly welcome Aeromexico, our newest airline partner, and are pleased to offer additional service to Guadalajara, an in-demand destination by Silicon Valley business and leisure travelers alike,” said Director of Aviation Kim Becker. “More than 20,000 San José residents are from this region of Mexico, and they will find a convenient and world-class experience while traveling through SJC.”
Additional service to Guadalajara on Aeromexico allows travelers another choice in airline and flight times. Daily flights between San José and Guadalajara are currently offered on both Alaska Airlines and Volaris.
Aeromexico marks 15 airlines for SJC and is another reason for Silicon Valley airport’s continued growth and ranking as America’s fastest-growing airport in 2016.