[photopress:air_tijuana_map_1.jpg,full,alignright]Aeromexico, Mexico’s top airline which was recently privatized, will begin flying to China in March of next year in time for the Olympics.
The Mexican government sold Aeromexico to U.S. bank Citigroup and its Mexican partners in October after a heated bidding war for the carrier which was then deeply in debt.
The flight from Mexico City to Shanghai will connect through the Mexican border city of Tijuana. There is sense in this in that Tijuana is the biggest border crossing point with the United States – it is only 30 miles from San Diego as you might be able to see on our map – handling some 100 million travelers a year. And it has a major international airport.
Thus routing the flight through there makes it possible that it will become a hub for Americans coming to Shanghai. And the flights will be inexpensive.