Grupo Aeroméxico and Delta Air Lines have revealed plans to expand routes between Mexico and the United States through a Joint Collaboration Agreement. These operations are scheduled to begin in January and continue throughout 2024, as stated on a press release.
The Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) will serve as the primary airport for these new routes, connecting Mexico with McAllen and Dallas, Texas. Delta Air Lines will also offer non-stop flights from Atlanta, Georgia, to the Tulum International Airport, Quintana Roo.
Through this strategic partnership, Aeroméxico and Delta Air Lines aim to solidify their position in the Mexico-US aviation market. Travelers can also expect the introduction of multiple new routes connecting various Mexican cities with key US destinations. These cities include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Queretaro, and Mexico City, and the US cities of Atlanta, Detroit and Boston.
Here is a summary of the new routes:
Starting on Feb. 1, the airlines will offer seven weekly flights between AIFA and McAllen.
On Mar. 21, in celebration of AIFA's second anniversary, the airlines will inaugurate a route between AIFA and Dallas, with seven weekly flights.
From Mar. 14, new routes will connect various Mexican cities to US destinations, all offering seven flights per week.
On Mar. 21, AICM will launch routes to Boston with the same frequency.
Delta Air Lines will increase the number of flights between Atlanta and Tulum to seven per week and make the Atlanta-Cozumel route daily, starting from May 28.
Aeroméxico will introduce seven weekly flights between Monterrey and New York Airport and Los Angeles Airport, beginning on May 16.
On Jul. 1, AICM will offer two flights per week to Washington, D.C., and Salt Lake City.
As previously reported in MBN, the reinstatement of Category 1 safety status by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to bring significant benefits to Mexican airlines. According to Moody’s Investors Service, this development will have a noticeable impact on the credit profiles of Mexican airlines, especially those with strong international operations, such as Aeroméxico and Volaris.
Moody's anticipates that US airlines will reactivate their partnerships with Mexican airlines, enhancing the international presence of the latter.”