Monday, June 24, 2024

More new flights announced from Mexico to US

New direct flights to the United States have been announced from Querétaro, Mérida, Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Mexico City as Mexican airlines expand their routes in the wake of Mexico’s restoration to an FAA Category 1 aviation safety rating. 

According to Marco Antonio del Prete Tercero, head of Querétaro’s Sustainable Development Ministry (Sedesu), the Querétaro International Airport will offer two new daily routes to Atlanta, Georgia and Detroit, Michigan, starting in Q1 of 2024 and operated by Aeroméxico, in partnership with Delta Airlines.

Querétaro International Airport has become the latest part of the Mexican aviation industry to capitalize on the boom in demand for flights to the United States. (Miguel Vega Hernández/Wikimedia)

Del Prete added that Detroit is a business destination and one of the most important cities for the automotive industry, a predominant sector in Querétaro’s economy. Atlanta, on the other hand, is an international hub for Delta Air Lines. 

In a separate announcement, Aeroméxico said it would gradually start operating 17 routes to nine new U.S. destinations via a codeshare partnership with Delta.  

The new routes, paired with an increase in flights to Aeroméxico’s current destinations, will allow the Mexican carrier to reach close to 60 daily flights to the U.S. by July 2024 a 35% increase in departures compared to 2023. 

Delta will offer 34 daily flights to Mexico starting in July next year, flying to seven different Mexican destinations. Delta and Aeroméxico together will offer over 90 daily flights between the two countries by 2024.

Aeromexico AICM
The Aeromexico-Delta codeshare will add 34 new destinations to the United States to the airline’s growing portfolio. (Carlos Aranda/Unsplash)

In addition to Detroit and Atlanta flying from Querétaro, the new destinations in the U.S. include Salt Lake City, New York, Los Angeles and McAllen. The participating airports include both international airports in Mexico City (AICM and AIFA), and the international airports of Monterrey, Mérida and Guadalajara.

Finally, low-cost carrier Viva Aerobús announced two new routes to Miami and Orlando, Florida, departing from Mérida.

Viva Aerobus’ service to Orlando begins on July 1, 2024, with three weekly flights, while flights to Miami will start on July 2, with four departures per week.

These new flights add up to the new upcoming routes the budget airline recently announced between Monterrey and 6 cities in the U.S., an announcement that marked Viva Aerobus’ most significant expansion to date. 

With reports by El Economista, En El Aire, El Economista.

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