The carriers also plan to open a new maintenance, repair and overhaul facility together in Mexico. Each airline will invest equal shares for the facility. Aeromexico already does some overhaul work in Mexico on Delta planes, while Delta does engine work on Aeromexico planes in Atlanta, and the partnership would expand that work.
Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara, met with Delta officials in Atlanta on Wednesday and said the airline's investment in Aeromexico "speaks of the growth and the potential that they see in Mexico."
She said Mexican and U.S. airlines have nearly covered the gap in service left by the the shutdown last year of Mexico's then-largest air carrier, Mexicana.