Air Canada has formed an interline partnership with Mexico’s regional airline Aeromar.

The partnership will offer seamless connectivity for customers between destinations in Mexico and Air Canada’s global network via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.

Air Canada serves seven destinations in Mexico (Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cozumel, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Huatulco) from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, Quebec and Winnipeg. It also offers connections through its global network to over 185 destinations worldwide.

Aeromar’s connecting destinations include Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Colima, Ciudad Victoria, Flores/Tikal, Guadalajara, Havana, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Ixtepec, Piedras Negras, Puerto Escondido, Tepic and Villahermosa.

The airlines have also said that they plan to form a codeshare relationship and are working on the launch of Aeromar as a partner of Air Canada’s Aeroplan program. This is expected to be in place before this summer and will offer members further options to accrue and redeem Aeroplan points on all Aeromar operated flights.

Mark Galardo, senior vice president network planning and revenue management at Air Canada, commented:

“Mexico is an extremely popular market for Canadian leisure travellers as well as a significant business market due to our countries’ trading relationship. We are very pleased to partner with Aeromar because it allows us to offer our customers convenient access to a wider range of destinations throughout Mexico.

“Moreover, this agreement will advance our strategy to strengthen our major Canadian hubs with connecting traffic. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Aeromar to the benefit of both airlines’ customers.”

Fabricio Cojuc, Aeromar’s chief network officer, added:

“Aeromar is honoured to partner with Air Canada, founding member of Star Alliance and highly regarded for its award-winning service, modern fleet, commercial innovation and extensive global route network, and to enable its increased reach in Mexico.

“Canada and Mexico share very intense commercial and tourism ties, with air travel a key enabler for growth. We expect our collaboration to develop rapidly and are grateful to Air Canada for its trust and commitment to Aeromar. As Mexico’s leading regional carrier, Aeromar continues to add value to travellers by further expanding our portfolio of interline agreements with world-class airlines such as Air Canada.”

Air Canada said that its overall capacity to Mexico will exceed pre-pandemic levels this summer and plans to operate over 100 weekly flights next winter.

Founded 35 years ago, Aeromar has a fleet of ATR 600 series turboprop aircraft and operates flights to 17 domestic and four international destinations: Havana in Cuba, Flores in Guatemala, and Laredo and McAllen in Texas.