Delta Air Lines will join a crowded field of competitors by launching daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Mexico City on Dec. 1.
The flight, which is subject to government approval, marks Delta’s return to the L.A.-Mexico City market for the first time since 2005.
At least six other airlines already fly nonstop on the same route — Interjet, Volaris, United, Aeromexico, American and Alaska.
The new flight will connect Delta’s LAX hub to partner Aeromexico’s Mexico City hub and “complement” Aeromexico’s existing schedule between the cities, officials said.
In fact, schedules already show Delta with a flight on the route, but it is a codeshare with Aeromexico and the aircraft is actually from Aeromexico.
“L.A. is the No. 1 U.S. market to Mexico, and together Delta and Aeromexico offer the absolute best schedule between our hub at LAX and Aeromexico’s hub in Mexico City with seven daily flights,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s vice president-Sales, West Region.
The Los Angeles-Mexico City flight will be operated using an Airbus A319 aircraft. Each plane has 132 seats.
— Staff and wire reports
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