It’s part of a broader expansion of flights to Mexico, with Delta saying it will fly its largest-ever spring break schedule to Mexico next year.
Aeromexico, which has a joint cooperation agreement with Delta, also plans to expand its flight schedule with new routes next year from Atlanta to Bajio, Queretaro, Merida, Monterrey and Guadalajara in Mexico — with specific itineraries subject to government approvals. The new routes would also be sold via Delta through a code-share marketing agreement.
“Mexico has been a great source of strength for us through the last year,” said Delta President Glen Hauenstein on Thursday during an investor conference call. Through the joint venture with Aeromexico, Delta aims to expand service with “Atlanta as a primary gateway to Mexico,” Hauenstein said.
Delta operates its own flights to major destinations in Mexico including Guadalajara and Monterrey, but does not currently have flights to Bajio, Queretaro and Merida.
Delta continues to add other flights from Atlanta, a hub where it has not yet fully restored service to pre-pandemic levels.
In addition to the flights to Mexico, Delta has announced plans to launch daily flights from Atlanta to Santa Barbara and Fresno, California starting June 7, 2024. The airline also plans to resume flights from Atlanta to Reno, Nevada and Burbank and Oakland, California starting June 7.