April 17, 2017
Airlines is now flying to Mexico City
Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
China Southern Airlines inaugurated its first flight on April 11 on
the Guangzhou-Vancouver-Mexico City route. This is the first route operated by a Chinese airline to Mexico,
and the first-time China Southern Airlines has flown to Latin America.
The inauguration of this new route demonstrates the importance that Mexican President
Enrique Peña Nieto and Chinese President Xi Jinping give to increasing flights between the two countries.
This new air route will play an important
role in strengthening tourism, business and the exchange of people between Mexico and China, and this is the result of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which is focused on obtaining concrete results
in priority areas of the agenda that was agreed by
the leaders in 2013.
China Southern Airlines has a fleet of over 700 cargo and passenger aircraft, making
it the largest airline in Asia and the fourth largest in the world. Its operations are based out of the Guangzhou Baiyun International
Airport in the province of Guangdong.
2016, approximately 124,000 Chinese citizens arrived in Mexico by air, making China Mexico’s second largest tourist
market in the Asia-Pacific region.
flight will operate three days a week: it will depart from Mexico City on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and leave from Guangzhou on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Press release, Apr. 11, 2017, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Mexico, DF; translation