Ricardo Miranda, Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement welcoming a new direct flight between Mexico City and Calgary:
“Bienvenido a Alberta! I am thrilled that Aeromexico chose Calgary to expand its Canadian routes. Not only will these direct flights bring more visitors from Mexico directly to Calgary and Alberta, they will also boost tourism, investment, trade and cultural opportunities between our countries.
“The new Aeromexico direct flight from Mexico City to Calgary is estimated to create more than 300 jobs and generate $46 million in economic output for the province. This new, direct route is a result of our efforts to make tourism a key component in strengthening and diversifying Alberta’s economy and creating jobs.
“With our other direct international flights from priority markets including China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands, we are putting Alberta on the map as a world-class tourism destination and a great place to invest.
“I am very proud of the work that has been done by all parties involved that culminated in my visit to Mexico City last week and this announcement today.
“Congratulations to the Calgary Airport Authority, Aeromexico and Travel Alberta on bringing this new route to Calgary.”