Edited by: Keri Stooksbury
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Aeromexico has announced 17 new routes to the U.S., a major expansion for the airline that otherwise could not take place the last few years due to government restrictions. The new routes will all be with codeshare with Delta Air Lines, providing increased connectivity for the SkyTeam alliance.
In the last few years, Aeromexico could not expand to the U.S. with new flights thanks to an FAA restriction placed on the country. The FAA rates countries around the globe, and Mexico’s safety rating had declined slightly. With the downgrade, one of the restrictions was that Mexican airlines could not add new service to the U.S.
With this restriction now lifted, Aeromexico is free to add whichever flights it would like to the U.S., and the airline is clearly taking advantage of that with these 17 new adds.
Here are the new routes:
- Bahio (BJX) to Atlanta (ATL) and Detroit (DTW)
- Guadalajara (GDL) to Atlanta (ATL) and Detroit (DTW)
- Mexico City (MEX) to Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Washington, D.C. (IAD)
- Mexico City (NLU) to Dallas (DFW) and McAllen (MFE)
- Mérida (MID) to Atlanta (ATL)
- Monterrey (MTY) to Atlanta (ATL), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), and Salt Lake City (SLC)
- Querétaro (QRO) to Atlanta (ATL) and Detroit (DTW)
As you can see, several of these routes are operating to and from Delta hub cities, so it’s obvious that many of these routes will depend on connecting traffic on Delta. That said, there are a few interesting adds:
- Delta launched Boston to Mexico City but dropped the route before the first flight, likely because it knew Aeromexico would take it over.
- Surprisingly, Aeromexico has not previously had a flight to Washington, D.C., and you think it would have, considering it is the capital. The only other route that currently services Mexico City out of D.C. is on United.
- The McAllen and Dallas flights will operate out of Mexico City’s secondary airport, Felipe Ángeles International Airport.
Not all of these flights will launch immediately, and they will gradually start beginning in January 2024. Most of the new flights will be operated on the Boeing 737 MAX airplane.Hot Tip:
The additional flights from Aeromexico are one of the largest expansions from Mexico we’ve seen in recent memory, and will offer a great opportunity for those looking to travel to our neighbors to the south. It will also provide seamless connections to and from Delta Air Lines and new ways to redeem SkyMiles.
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