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Airlines serving the Holland-Mexico international niche
There are only two carriers offering direct Holland-Mexico flights, one from each country -both being represented by their respective flagship carriers-, in the case of Holland, the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines provides the services between the two capitals; whilst from Mexico: Aeroméxico carries the country’s flag in this international niche.
See below for further -airline specific- information.
Mexican airlines with direct flights to Holland
AEROMÉXICO in Holland
Mexico’s most international airline, Aeroméxico, offers direct flights between the capitals of Holland: Amsterdam, and Mexico: Mexico City.
See our introduction to Aeroméxico
This carrier’s direct flights connect the Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS) and Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX), and is currently -Sept. 2019- providing 7 flights per week between these two important capital cities according to the official Web site, using the company’s 787-9 Dreamliner. The number rises to 14 when including its SkyTeam partner KLM.
See Aeroméxico in Mexico City: Domestic – International
The Mexican carrier launched its services between these two capital cities in May, 2016., and it has since upped its services from the initial offering of three weekly flights to provide twice-daily options. This international route was Aeromexico’s fourth direct flight option to the European Union and -supposedly- the reason for choosing the Schiphol Airport was the fact that it is a major SkyTeam hub; Aeromexico was a founding member airline of this global airline alliance.
Aeroméxico is currently the only Mexican airline offering direct Mexico – Holland flights.
Holland-based airlines with direct flights to Mexico
KLM in Mexico
KLM, also known as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is partnered with Air France, and together these two airlines claim to have transported 30% of the Mexico-Europe flight niche throughout 2017. KLM joined the SkyTeam Alliance in Sept., 2004, thus also partnering with the Mexican flagship carrier Aeromexico.
This carrier offers direct services between the two capital cities of Holland and Mexico, connecting the Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS) to the Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) currently -Sept. 2019- with daily flights, using the company’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft; up to 14 including its codeshare options with Aeroméxico.
Royal Dutch Airlines for the Netherlands and its Colonies (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij voor Nederland en Koloniën – KLM) was founded on Oct. 7, 1919., after having received the “Royal” designation from Queen Wilhelmina on Sept. 12, 1919., making it one of the world’s oldest airlines and -according to the carrier’s official Web site- the oldest airline in the world currently operating under its original name.
The company has been at the forefront of development in the air sector for many years, being the first European airline to introduce a Frequent Flier Program, named ‘The Flying Dutchman,’ in Dec. 1991.
On May 5, 2004., the AIR FRANCE KLM Group was founded through the merger of Air France and KLM, just 7 months after announcing the companies had decided to join forces. As a result of this merger, Air France – KLM made history -in June 2005- by becoming the first European carriers to combine their frequent-flyer programs, in this case under the name of “Flying Blue,” and thus offering exclusive benefits to their loyal customers.
This carrier was the world’s first airline to attain the ISO 14001 certification in honour of its Environmental Management System, in Dec. 1999. Then, in June 2007, the Air France KLM Group struck up a unique partnership with the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) under which the airline group agreed to a specific limitation on its CO2 emissions; in line with this, the group carried out the first scheduled service to Paris using biofuel in June 2011, followed by the first intercontinental biofuel flight to New York, on May 8, 2013.
KLM launched its Meet and Seat program on Feb. 3, 2012., utilizing social media applications to allow passengers -on 3 pilot routes- to see who else will be on their flight; just a month later, the company incorporated these services on its Amsterdam – Mexico City services (among others), thus allowing people to do a little networking while they travel to/from Mexico, especially useful when travelling to an Expo or other business event; this service is an ‘opt-in’ option, but when you consider that the carrier’s 10 x Airbus A380 aircraft offer 516 seats, making it the world’s largest passenger aircraft, it may well be worth the while.
KLM is currently the only Dutch airline offering direct Holland – Mexico flights.
On Oct 7, 2019., KLM will celebrate its 100th Anniversary, so keep an eye out for some special offers.
In 2017, KLM transported 190,042 passengers* to Mexico, down 12.3% on 2016, whilst in 2018** the company carried 181,875 passengers between these two countries
*The source for the above annual passenger statistics was DATATUR, the National Statistical Information System of Mexico’s Tourism Sector // **passengers statistics from Mexico’s Transport and Communications Ministry (SCT)
KLM is one of two Holland-based international airline with direct Holland – Mexico flights.
to visit the official KLM Web site
KLM office – Holland
Schiphol/Amsterdam Airport, Departure Hall 2, Opposite check-in desk 16.
KLM telephone – Holland
Customer care: 31 (20) 4747-747
Air France-KLM Group Airlines
Air France: HOP! / Transavia France / Joon
KLM: KLM Cityhopper / KLM Asia / Martinair / Transavia France
The Group also operates the Air France Cargo and KLM Cargo airlines.