Business Treaveler logo

Travel news, reviews and intel for high-flyers

Aeromexico Sets Return to Italy and Japan

A new direct route from Mexico City to Rome is set to be launched, while direct services to Tokyo will be resumed, and flights to Madrid will be expanded from next March

by Fergus Cole

November 8, 2022

Navona square in Rome / Photo: RossHelen/Shutterstock

Aeromexico will be introducing new routes to Europe and Asia starting next spring. The Mexican flag carrier will inaugurate an all-new service to Rome and reinstate its suspended route to Tokyo Narita, which ended three years ago amid the pandemic travel ban.

According to Aeromexico, the new flights to Rome and Tokyo will begin on March 25, 2023. Two days later, on March 27, Aeromexico will also increase the number of direct flights to Madrid from Guadalajara and Monterrey to five per week. These will then be expanded to daily flights for the summer season from June 1.

The new route to Rome marks Aeromexico’s return to Italy after more than a decade, having previously operated twice-weekly flights to the European country between 2008 and 2009. From next March, Flight AM70 is scheduled to leave Mexico City (MEX) at 7:15 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) at 3:15 PM the next day. The return legs – Flight AM71 – are set to depart from Rome at 10:00 PM on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, touching down in Mexico City at 4:40 AM. Additional flights will be added in June, taking the total per week to five.

Customers looking to fly to Aeromexico’s newest European destination can also make seamless connections to other Italian cities thanks to the airline’s proposed codeshare agreement with ITA Airways. These popular destinations include Milan, Turin, Genoa, Venice, Florence, Naples, Catania, and Bologna.

Services to Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) are also increasing, with extra nonstop flights from Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) and Monterrey International Airport (MTY) set to be added to Aeromexico’s network from next March.

All of Aeromexico’s flights to Europe will be operated with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, which has a total capacity of 242 passengers.

Photo: Courtesy of Aeromexico

According to Aeromexico, next summer will be the airline’s biggest-ever schedule of flights between Mexico and Europe, with 54 nonstop flights per week, representing a 20% increase compared to the number of flights operated by Aeromexico in the summer of 2022.

In addition to Rome and Madrid, the other European destinations that Aeromexico flies to are London’s Heathrow (LHR), Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Barcelona, which used to be operated by the airline, is yet to be resumed. However, with Emirates currently operating the route as a fifth-freedom service, it is unlikely that Aeromexico will reactivate it soon.