Air Canada was the first to launch their interline agreement with the Mexican regional airline Aroma In the spring of 2022.
To date, the two airlines have taken their relationship to the next level and this is now possible Earn and redeem airplane points on Aroma flights.
As a small airline based in Mexico City, Aroma will serve as a great connection hub for airplane members who want to fly to smaller Mexican destinations outside of Puerto Vallarta and Cancun’s choice.
Rhythm Aeroplan Point at Aeromar
Like all other partner redemption, Aeroplan redemption at Aeromar will follow the following principles:
- Aeromar flights will be priced based on Aeroplan’s flight reward chart.
- Members can book Air Mauritius flights online and by phone.
- Aeromar flights may be combined with flights operated by Air Canada and other international airline partners.
- A $ 39 partner booking fee will apply.
Aeromar flights are already fully online and bookable on Aeroplan search engines, with fair amounts available in economy class.
Let’s take a look at some of the new Aeromar routes for which we are able to redeem. The route map of Aroma is as follows, with extensive destinations in Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba and the US state of Texas:
(The color of the lines doesn’t matter, because they represent which one is operated by Aroma and which one is operated by subsidiaries. The experience will be basically the same.)
The new Aeromar partnership adds a new level of flexibility to planning a full-fledged trip to Mexico. Currently, Air Canada only serves a few cities in Mexico. Although United Airlines offers many more services, the prize space is not the easiest to come by.
The option to redeem Aeroplan points at Aeromar adds new one-stop possibilities from Canada, such as Villahermosa (VSA), Colima (CLQ), and Ixtepec (IZT).
Here is the airplane award chart for flights to North America as a refresher:
For any flight in Aeromar only Aeromar will cost only 6,000 Aeroplan points in Economy class if the distance is less than 500 miles, and 10,000 Aeroplan points in Economy class if the distance is less than 1,500 miles.
Most flights fall under the first-distance band, while a few individual flights, such as Mexico City (MEX) – Piedras Negras (PDS), fall into the larger band, as most connections will be through the Mexican capital.
The connections between North America where the Aroma partnership is really brilliant. A direct flight from Air Canada via Mexico City will fly below most of the Aroma network below 2,750 miles, which means it will start. 12,500 points One-way in economy class or 25,000 points One-way in business class.
And while you may think that airplane stopovers are not allowed in Canada and the United States, they are very much allowed in Mexico.
So you can fly to Cancun, relax on the beach for a few days and then go to Guatemala. This will start routing 12,500 points In economy class or 25,000 points In Business Class, plus an additional 5,000 points for a stopover.
How is Aeromar’s onboard product?
As you might expect from an airline with most internal route networks, Aroma flies a total of 10 aircraft of two types: ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600.
These are small, slender-bodied turboprops. Therefore, Aeromar only works in economy class; However, on larger regional planes with 2-2 seating arrangements instead of 3-3 you will find them decently comfortable.
On another note, I hope the service will be live onboard once – just look at the home page of the Aeromar website.
The steady addition of Airplane and Air Canada’s new partners is a breath of fresh air compared to other frequent flyer programs.
After building a strong list of partner airlines in 2021, the program is now the first to enter Mexico with a new Aeromar partnership.
While this partnership may not be as sexy as Oman Air’s 787 First Class or Gulf Air’s Apex Suites, it does provide the basics by expanding the program’s overall range of accessible destinations.
As it is very close to home, Mexico is a very popular destination among Canadians, and I hope the prize redemption at Aeromar will be quite popular now that it is live.