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Alaska Airlines Adds Aeromexico as a Mileage Plan Partner

Mileage Plan and Club Premier Aeromexico members can earn, redeem miles on both airlines

SEATTLE, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can now earn miles flying on Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, which serves 80 destinations throughout Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Miles flown on Aeromexico will count toward qualification in Alaska's Mileage Plan MVP elite-level program.

Club Premier Aeromexico travelers can also accrue miles when they fly on Alaska Airlines' expansive network of 95 destinations across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada.

"We're pleased to launch a frequent flier partnership with Aeromexico aimed at offering Mileage Plan members the ability to earn and redeem miles to unique destinations throughout Mexico and Central and South America from their hub in Mexico City," said Caroline Boren,  Alaska Airlines' managing director of loyalty marketing and customer advocacy. "Our respective frequent flier customers will also enjoy easy connections and streamlined handling of checked baggage between both airlines."

Alaska Airlines announced its enhanced codeshare and marketing partnership with Aeromexico last December, however, mileage-earning opportunities haven't been available until now.

About the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn or redeem mileage on 14 airlines, including more major U.S. carriers than any other frequent-flier program. Alaska's Mileage Plan offers additional opportunities to earn miles through an extensive network of partners, including the Alaska Airlines Visa credit and debit cards, Mileage Plan dining and 35 hotel and car rental partners worldwide.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

About Club Premier Aeromexico
Club Premier is the most recognized loyalty program in Mexico, which allows members to experience the world in a unique way. Each time members make a purchase at one of Aeromexico's more than 80 member companies, they receive Premier Kilometers (KmP). With the KmP members earn, they can travel anywhere in the world, acquire countless items ranging from electronics to jewelry, as well as unique experiences participating in auctions and raffles.

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 frequent flyer loyalty programs. Aeromexico operates more than 600 daily flights, mostly from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. The airline serves more than 80 cities on three continents including 47 in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 11 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers 1,000 destinations in 187 countries served by the 19 SkyTeam airline members rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 530 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its code share partner flights with Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru. Learn more at www.aeromexico.com.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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