SOURCE: AeroMexico

AeroMexico

August 17, 2009 10:07 ET

AeroMexico Sponsors 5th Annual La Cumbre Golf Tournament at Americas' Travel Industry Summit September 9-11 in San Juan

September 8 Golf Tournament to Benefit Just a Drop Charity Which Provides Fresh Drinking Water for Children and Families Worldwide

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - AeroMexico, the global airline of Latin America, has announced that it is the organizing sponsor of the 5th Annual La Cumbre Golf Tournament on September 8, 2009, to benefit Just a Drop, a charity dedicated to bringing children and their families clean, accessible water in communities across the world that need it most. The golf tournament will be held at the Trump International Golf Club, home of the Puerto Rico Open 2009 PGA Golf Tournament. It will kick off La Cumbre: The Americas' Travel Industry Summit (www.lacumbre.com/en/) on September 9-11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. AeroMexico is also a Gold sponsor of La Cumbre.

Frank Galan, Vice President, U.S. Division, said, "AeroMexico is proud to support Just a Drop by sponsoring this event because bringing clean drinking water to children and their families will help save thousands of lives around the world. With unsafe water being the number one killer of children under five internationally, keeping people healthy is also the first step in breaking the cycle of poverty and creating brighter futures for them. As a global airline, we are committed to supporting worthwhile causes like Just a Drop that improve lives in countries around the world."

Participation in the golf tournament will be available exclusively to La Cumbre attendees and designated AeroMexico guests. More than 450 travel industry delegates and media representatives and 250 exhibitors are expected to attend La Cumbre, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. They include top travel industry wholesalers, tour operators and retail travel agencies in the Americas who purchase products and services used by travelers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.

AeroMexico will waive the golf registration fee for the first 50 people who sign up by August 31 for the La Cumbre Golf Tournament. Golfers may obtain more information about the tournament and register to participate by contacting Giancarlo Mulinelli at gmulinelli@aeromexico.com.

Other golf tournament sponsors include Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Hertz, Burger King, Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto Rico, Pete Garcia International (PGI) and Trump International Golf Club.

Just a Drop, an international non-profit established in 1998 and supported heavily by the travel industry, raises funds to bring clean, accessible drinking water to children and their families around the world. The organization supports water, sanitation and health projects, which include building protected wells, installing hand pumps and carrying out education programs in local communities where the need is greatest. These efforts mean children are well enough to go to school, mothers don't need to walk miles in search of clean water and fathers are healthy enough to work. Just a Drop also helps in disaster relief when the most basic human need is drinking water. To date, the organization has brought safe drinking water to more than 900,000 people in 28 countries. More information is available at www.justadrop.org.

AeroMexico and its subsidiary, AeroMexico Connect, operate more than 600 daily flights through the airline's new Terminal 2 at its Mexico City International Airport hub to more than 45 destinations in Mexico, 16 U.S. cities in 11 states, two cities in two Canadian markets, and 12 other international destinations that include Tokyo, Paris and Buenos Aires in 11 other countries worldwide. U.S. cities served are New Orleans, Los Angeles, Ontario (Ca.), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, San Antonio, Houston, Chicago, New York City, Orlando and Miami. AeroMexico Vacations provides customized vacation travel packages throughout the airline's service network. The airline also offers connecting service to other international destinations through its SkyTeam global airline alliance with 14 other carriers. AeroMexico has been recognized for its award-winning style of personalized in-flight service, one of the world's best on-time flight records, the highest safety and quality standards ratings, outstanding reliability and baggage handling performance, and exceptional value based on its competitive fares and superior service. Additional information is available at www.aeromexico.com or 1-800-237-6639.

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