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First Aeromar flight takes off from Laredo

The flight not only had residents as passengers, but also city officials who were on their way to Mexico City to meet with the Secretaria de Turismo in an effort to expand opportunities for our community.
Published: Oct. 5, 2020 at 9:18 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2020 at 9:56 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - After the pandemic delayed Laredo’s newest airline from debuting in May, on Monday morning the city officially welcomed it’s fourth airline, Aeromar.

It was a very historic day for Laredo. Aeromar will be offering direct flights to Mexico three times a week, and the first flight took off on Monday.

The City of Laredo celebrated new opportunities, the first flight going directly to Mexico took to the skies.

Before this, passengers had to travel to San Antonio, Houston, or McAllen to catch a flight.

“I think it’s long overdue,” said passenger Janelle Gonzalez. “It’s amazing that we finally get to leave from Laredo.”

The flight not only had residents as passengers, but also city officials who were on their way to Mexico City to meet with the Secretaria de Turismo in an effort to expand opportunities for our community.

“DF is the financial capital, the showbiz capital, entertainment capital, and it’s extremely important for us to have a direct connection,” said Teclo Garcia, director of economic development.

Airport officials say the goal of this meeting is to have more people from Mexico come to Laredo and more Laredoans travel to Mexico, and that’s exactly what happened in the first flight.

Many residents from Mexico City were onboard and they told us how this new addition will benefit them.

“I used to travel to McAllen because of Aeromar being there, but now that Laredo has this i’ll be coming here because the outlets are bigger than McAllen’s,” said Daniella Romero, a Mexican passenger.

Officials say the flight will bring more opportunities for the city to import and export more products.

Aeromar flights will be offered three times a week.

Airport officials say they’re expecting full flights for this first week.

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