Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will launch daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Mexico City on Dec. 1, 2017, the company said.
The flight, which is subject to government approval, will connect Delta´s LAX hub to partner Aeromexico´s Mexico City hub and complement Aeromexico´s existing industry-leading schedule between the cities.
The flight is an important addition for Delta at LAX, marking the airline´s return to the L.A.-Mexico City market for the first time since 2005 and further strengthening Delta and Aeromexico´s No. 1 position in the market.
In May, the airlines announced five new non-stop markets starting by the end of 2017: Atlanta to Merida and Queretaro, Mexico; Los Angeles to Leon, Mexico; and Seattle and Portland to Mexico City. The new and increased service comes as the airlines implement a Joint Cooperation Agreement, the No. 1 airline alliance between the US and Mexico, under which the carriers will provide customers with expanded travel options and choice while deepening the relationship they have shared for more than 20 years.
The Los Angeles-Mexico City flight will be operated using an Airbus A319 aircraft, which features new seats throughout the cabin with adjustable headrests, new seatback in-flight entertainment screens, in-seat power available for all customers, high capacity overhead bins, ambient lighting, as well as new lavatories.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.