Mexicana joins oneworld Global Explorer round-the-world fare

13 de agosto de 2008

The networks of Mexicana and Click Mexicana will be available through oneworld's Global Explorer fare from 1 September, ahead of the airlines boarding the alliance next year - opening up even more of the globe to travellers planning round-the-world trips.    

Global Explorer will be the only round-the-world fare offered by Mexicana and Click Mexicana until they become part of oneworld during 2009, when they will also offer the full range of the alliance's fares, services and benefits.

Global Explorer enables travel on all oneworld's existing ten members and their 20 or so affiliated carriers - plus selected airlines that are not part of oneworld, expanding the network covered by the fare further still.

Travellers using Global Explorer can fly with any oneworld airline and selected other carriers.  oneworld comprises ten of the biggest and best in the industry, all renowned for the quality of their customer service - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Qantas and Royal Jordanian, with Mexicana from next year - and some 20 affiliated carriers, including LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru, China's Dragonair and South Africa's Comair.

With Global Explorer, they can also travel on Aer Lingus, Air Pacific, Gulf Air and, from 1 September, on Mexicana and Click Mexicana.  Flights carrying the Qantas code but operated by Air Niugini, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Vanuatu, Air Vietnam, Aircalin and South African Airways are included too.

Mexicana and Click Mexicana add another 20 destinations in Mexico and one in Canada (Edmonton) to the network covered by Global Explorer, which already covered some 700 destinations in around 150 countries in Africa, North and South America, Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific and Europe.

oneworld is the only alliance with a truly global network as the only airline grouping with any carriers based in South America, Australia or Asia's Middle East.

The alliance's carriers already serve some 15 destinations in Mexico and 110 throughout Latin America.  So, with Mexicana and Click Mexicana, Global Explorer will offer some 35 gateways in Mexico - and more than 130 throughout Latin America.

Global Explorer offers simple, flexible, and great value round-the-world travel for trips up to one year long.  Four versions are available.   For details, see below.

Global Explorer is one of two round-the-world fares offered by oneworld.  Its other round-the-world fare is oneworld Explorer.   This includes travel only on the alliances existing member airlines and affiliates.  Uniquely, prices are based on the number of continents visited, rather than on the distance flown.  oneworld is set to be the first in the travel industry to sell multi-airline round-the-world air fares on-line when it activates its on-line booking tool for oneworld Explorer in the coming weeks. 

oneworld offers a wider range of alliance fares than any of its competitors.   For those who don't want to fly all around the world, these include Visit passes for each continent or multi-continent Circle fares.

About Global Explorer

Four versions of Global Explorer are available.  Tiers 1,2 and 4 are available for travel only in Economy Class, but Tier 3 can be in First, Business or Economy Class.  Not all tiers are available for sale in all countries.

Tier

Maximum trip length

Stopovers included

Sample itinerary

Sample lead-in prices for travel from

Austrália

UK

USA and Mexico

1

26.000 milhas

Minimum 3, maximum 5.

No more than 2 within any one region.

Melbourne - Hong Kong - Londres - Madri - Chicago - Los Angeles - Melbourne

A$ 2.899

GBP1,349

Not available for sale from USA or Mexico

2

29.000 milhas

Minimum 3, maximum 10.

No more than 3 within any one region.

London - New York - Los Angeles - Sydney - Perth - Johannesburg - London

A$ 3.499

GBP1,549

US$4,499

3

34.000 milhas

Minimum 3, maximum 15.

No more than 4 within any one region.

Hong Kong - Sydney - Nadi (Fiji) - Honolulu - Los Angeles - Santiago (Chile) - Buenos Aires - London - Bahrain - Mumbai - Bangkok - Hong Kong

A$ 3.999

GBP1,909

US$5,199

4

39.000 milhas

Minimum 3, maximum 15.

No more than 4 within any one region.

Mexico City - Buenos Aires - Lima - Santiago (Chile) - Madrid - Paris - Budapest - London - Hong Kong - Sydney - Los Angeles - Miami - Mexico City

A$ 4.699

GBP2,149

US$6,099

For full information, sample fares from all countries, bookings arrangements, rules and conditions, see http://www.oneworld.com/ow/air-travel-options/round-the-world-fares/global-explorer or contact any participating airline or your local travel agent.

For full information, sample fares from all countries, bookings arrangements, rules and conditions for oneworld's complete range of fares, see  http://www.oneworld.com/ow/air-travel-options or contact any participating airline or your local travel agent.

About Mexicana and Click Mexicana

Mexicana, which will join oneworld in 2009, is the leading carrier in Mexico and Central America - and one of the world's most experience airlines, opening service in July 1921.   With Click Mexicana, it serves 63 destinations in 11 countries.  Mexicana itself flies to 46 destinations in 11 countries, including 18 destinations in Mexico.  Click Mexicana's network encompasses 22 destinations in Mexico, plus Havana (Cuba).  The two airlines both serve six destinations in Mexico, giving them a joint domestic network covering 34 airports.

Destinations in Mexico they will add to oneworld - and to Global Explorer from 1 September - include: Chetumal, Ciudad del Carmen, Culiacán, Huatulco, Manzanillo/Playa de Oro, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexicali, Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos, Morelia, Nuevo Laredo, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Reynosa, Saltillo, Tijuana, Tuxtla Guitierrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa and Zacatecas.  

Mexicana operates one of the world's most modern fleets, with a total of 62 Airbus A320 types and Boeing 767s.  Click Mexicana operates 18 Fokker 100s.

Among its most recent awards, it was named World Travel Awards' Best Airline Mexico and Central America for the tenth year running, Best Business Class Latin America for the third year running and Best Internet Site in Latin America (all in 2007), and Best Airline in Mexico for two years running by Global Traveler magazine.

Sobre a oneworld

oneworld brings together ten of the best and biggest names in the airline business - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Qantas and Royal Jordanian, and around 20 affiliates including American Eagle, Dragonair, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador and LAN Peru.  Mexicana and its affiliate Click Mexicana will join the alliance in 2009. 

Entre elas, essas companhias aéreas:

  • Serve almost 700 airports in nearly 150 countries, with some 9,000 daily departures.
  • Offer nearly 550 airport lounges for premium customers.
  • Carry 320 million passengers a year.
  • Employ more than 250,000 people and operate almost 2,500 aircraft.
  • Generate more than US$100 billion annual revenues.

The alliance enables its members to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own.  These include a broader route network, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles and points across the combined oneworld network and more airport lounges.  

oneworld was voted the World's Leading Airline Alliance for the fifth year running in the latest (2007) World Travel Awards.