Delta and Aeromexico plan new routes to Mexico

Aeromexico. Source: Delta Air Lines
Aeromexico. Source: Delta Air Lines

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines with its new joint venture partner Aeromexico plans to launch new routes from Atlanta to Mexico.

Delta and Aeromexico plan to add Aeromexico flights from Atlanta to Queretaro, Mexico starting Nov. 1, and to Merida, Mexico starting Dec. 1, subject to government approvals.

Also, a second daily flight on Aeromexico will be added on existing routes from Atlanta to Leon, Mexico starting Oct. 1 and to Guadalajara starting Dec. 1.

The new flights would be on Embraer E190 jets.

The partnership between Delta and Aeromexico with antitrust immunity allows the two carriers to coordinate on fares, flight schedules and capacity.

The airlines plan to expand flying between the United States and Mexico by 10 percent by the end of this year and add more capacity next year.

In addition to the new Atlanta flights, Delta and Aeromexico also plan to add new routes from Los Angeles to Leon, Mexico; and from Seattle and Portland, Ore. to Mexico City, pending government approval.

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