Delta, Aeromexico partner to increase US-Mexico routes

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. (Aeromexico) (Mexico: AEROMEX.MX) are expanding service for travelers flying between the US and Mexico as they strengthen their historic partnership, Delta said.

This fall, subject to government approval, the airlines will launch five flights in new markets, add frequency in four markets and upgrade aircrafts in two markets.

The service enhancements come as the airlines implement a new Joint Cooperation Agreement (JCA) which deepens coordination to better serve customers. One of the immediate benefits of the alliance is a 10% increase in transborder seat capacity by the end of 2017.

The airlines will introduce new service between Atlanta and Queretaro, Mexico; Los Angeles and Leon, Mexico; Seattle and Mexico City; and, subject to government approval, new service between Atlanta and Merida, Mexico, and Portland, Oregon, and Mexico City.

Service will be expanded in markets currently served, with a second daily flight between Los Angeles and Los Cabos, Mexico; a third daily flight between New York-JFK and Cancun; a second daily flight between Atlanta and Leon, Mexico; and a second daily flight between Atlanta and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico operates more than 600 daily flights; its main hub is at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 80 cities on The Americas, Europe, and Asia, and its fleet consists of more than 130 aircraft.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.