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McAllen, Texas (KVEO)—During a press conference Thursday morning, McAllen city and airport officials announced Aeromar, Mexico’s foremost regional airline, will provide scheduled non-stop service to Monterrey International Airport (MTY).
The service will begin on April 22. The flights will operate year-round, initially on Thursdays and Sundays, seating 72 passengers.
They will depart McAllen International Airport at 1:15 p.m. and arrive in Monterrey at 2:15 p.m. Return flights will depart Monterrey at 3:10 p.m. and arrive in McAllen at 4:10 p.m. Introductory promotional fares will begin at $118 one wat, inclusive of all taxes and fees.
“The relationship between our communities is a strong one that is based on a unique socioeconomic bond,” said McAllen Mayor James E. Darling. “Our airport is facilitating these strong international connections, we are grateful for our partnership with Aeromar and we are excited about our newest nonstop route to Monterrey.”
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“It is an exciting time for our City and our airport,” said McAllen City Manager, Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E.
Along with Thursday’s new route announcement, Aeromar commemorates its eight‐year anniversary of operating nonstop service from McAllen to Mexico City.
Last month, city officials announced seasonal non-stop flights to Nashville.
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The non-stop flight to Nashville is part of a seasonal national service by the airline Allegiant Air, said Xochitl Mora, Director of Mcallen International Airport’s Office of Communications.