Delta launches new daily nonstop services to Mexico
Delta will launch new daily nonstop services from New York-JFK to Cancun and from Los Angeles to Los Cabos. In addition, the airline will offer Saturday service from Kansas City to Cancun starting Dec. 17, 2016. The three new routes are the first to be launched since the implementation of Mexico-United States Open Skies Agreement was announced.
“The new routes bolster our presence in Mexico and support our international growth strategy,” said Carlos E. Hernandez, Delta’s Director— Mexico. “Delta thanks the U.S. and Mexican governments in the signature of the Open Skies Agreement as it sets the stage for additional expansion in the transborder market. We are eager to provide Delta’s customers with more choices in the growing Mexico marketplace.”
“As the fastest-growing carrier at LAX since 2009, Delta is working hard to become the preferred airline for Angelenos,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s Vice President of Sales— West Region. “Providing access to Los Cabos supports Delta’s transborder market growth, this time with an exciting leisure destination. Along with our alliance partner Aeroméxico, Delta offers 15 nonstop markets to Latin America from LAX and connects to more Mexican destinations than any other carrier from L.A.”
Los Angeles-Los Cabos route is scheduled to provide many options for seamless connecting with destinations in other Western states as San Francisco, Las Vegas, San José, Portland and Seattle.
The Los Angeles to Los Cabos flight will operate using the 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft and New York-JFK to Cancun flight will operate using the 180-seat Boeing 737-900 aircraft. The Kansas City to Cancun flight will operate using a 149-seat MD-88 aircraft.
Delta is New York’s largest carrier, offering 500+ peak-day departures from its hubs at New York’s LaGuardia and JFK airports. The airline and its partner Aeroméxico connect JFK’s International Airport hub with five key Mexican destinations: Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and now Cancun.
The two airlines also provide significant connection opportunities through the hub in Los Angeles International Airport with nonstop flights to 9 key destinations in Mexico, including Leon, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mexico City, Monterrey, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mazatlán and, starting December, Los Cabos.
Every Delta flight from New York-JFK and Los Angeles to Mexico offers premium First Class and Delta Comfort+ seating and features Wi-Fi service. On flights to Mexico, customers can enjoy free entertainment through the Delta Studio, which offers up to 300 movies, 750 TV shows, 100 foreign film titles, 2,400 songs and 18 channels of live satellite TV on select aircraft, as well as a selection of games on seat-back entertainment systems.