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Aeromexico UATP-Based Corporate Travel Payment Program Reports Record Month


UATP Program Continues to Break Records in First Six Months

PANAMA CITY, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ALTA Forum -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, reported today another record breaking month in its UATP corporate travel program with month over month growth of over 20%.  The last month Aeromexico recorded over 26,000 transactions with more than 100 accounts.   

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"Launching Aeromexico's UATP program is part of our strategic initiative to balance our expansion plans globally," stated Andres Conesa, CEO, Aeromexico.  "We have had significant growth in a very short time frame with our UATP program and expect to see continued growth as we expand not only geographically, but bringing new products to market with our UATP program." 

Aeromexico has broken records for launching and growing a UATP program; from signing the final contracts and starting a pilot program within two (2) months to total volume growth on newly launched programs.  The program has moved from a direct bill initiative within Mexico, to having other account types, including pre-paid, and accounts in Brazil and the United States.  The product availability in multi-lingual and multi-currency has helped Aeromexico in its growth initiatives by enabling several products to be launched throughout the globe.  Strategic plans ensure for large corporate market share and new products launched by Aeromexico globally.

"Aeromexico has embraced all that UATP has to offer, utilizing our data tools DataStream and DataMine, as well as using the UATP Network to its fullest advantage by quickly moving programs onto the UATP rails to accomplish its strategic goal of global growth and increasing corporate market share," said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP.  "Aeromexico has been very aggressive in its planning and launching of their UATP Program; we look forward to seeing the continued growth and expansion from Aeromexico." 

Aeromexico is utilizing UATP's data tools, DataStream and DataMine to complete its corporate program, creating the most comprehensive reporting and data information in the marketplace. 

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About UATP
UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®. UATP accounts are issued by: Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK); Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd; Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Japan Airlines (9201:JP); Qantas Airways, Ltd. (QUBSF.PK); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and US Airways (NYSE: LCC).

AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways; United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); Swiss International Air Lines AG; Air China Limited and Lufthansa German Airlines.

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The carrier announced a major expansion plan in 2011 to acquire 20 new and wholly owned aircraft including ten Embraer 190 and ten Boeing 737-8 NG airplanes. Aeromexico will take delivery of nine 787-8 Dreamliners over the next three years. Moreover, in 2012, Aeromexico announced the most significant fleet investment program in Mexican aviation history: the acquisition of 100 new owned aircraft including 90 Boeing 737-800 MAX and 10 more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group's airlines operate over 600 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 18 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Vietnam Airlines and Middle East Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different partners' loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 525 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual passengers more than 15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.

UATP Corporate Communications
Wendy Ward,
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