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May 30, 2008 | General

Edmonton, Alta. – Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Mexicana Airlines invite news and travel media to see off the inaugural (outbound) flight of Mexicana’s non-stop service between Edmonton and Mexico City.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Time: 6:45 a.m.

Location: Edmonton International Airport, Departures Level, north terminal check-in counters (near Second Cup).

Event Description:
A brief ceremony to celebrate the beginning of Mexicana’s service between Edmonton and Mexico City; speakers include Reg Milley, EIA President and CEO; Jane Batty, Deputy Mayor, City of Edmonton, who will formally declare the week to be Edmonton-Mexico Friendship Week; and a Mexicana Airlines representative. The event will include a mariachi entertainer and Mexican-style refreshments, as well as interview opportunities.

Photo Opportunity:
Mexicana Airlines flight 875 will receive a ceremonial water arch send-off from EIA Emergency Response Services (Fire Department) as it departs from the gate at approximately 8:20 a.m.

Edmonton Airports Corporate Communications

Jim Rudolph
Phone: (780) 890-8454
Cell: (780) 717-5117

Traci Bednard
Phone: (780) 890-8055
Cell: (780) 909-9554