Airlines increase service in time for winter

MEXICO CITY -- Just in time for the winter season, the following U.S. and Mexican airlines have either launched flights to Mexico or boosted existing service:
  • Aeromexico on Oct. 2 launched nonstop service to Merida from Atlanta in conjunction with code-share partner Delta Air Lines.
  • The new Atlanta-Merida nonstops will operate four times per week -- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays -- with an Aeromexico MD80.

    Aeromexico already flies daily between Miami and Merida.

    Aeromexico added a third weekly flight to Cozumel from Atlanta on Oct. 5.

    The airline now serves Cozumel from Atlanta on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

    The airline on Oct. 7 added a flight between Atlanta and Acapulco via Monterrey with Delta.

    The Acapulco flights operate twice a week on Saturdays and Sundays.

    In addition to Atlanta, the airline serves Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego.

  • Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast and Comair in October launched service between Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth and the cities of Monterrey, Puebla and Mexico City.
  • The new service is aimed primarily at business travelers on both sides of the border.

    Comair offers three daily roundtrip flights between Dallas/ Fort Worth and Mexico City and one daily roundtrip flight between Dallas/Fort Worth and Puebla.

    Atlantic Southeast offers two daily roundtrip flights to Monterrey from Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlanta.

    Delta partner Aeromexico is code sharing on the new flights.

  • United Airlines in September launched a second daily flight between Chicago and Mexico City.
  • United's Mexico service is operated aboard a 757 with room for 24 customers in first class and 158 in economy class.

  • Delta Air Lines on Nov. 1 introduced nonstop service from Atlanta to Los Cabos, the first nonstop service to the destination from the East Coast.
  • Delta said its Los Cabos service will be reviewed at the end of April, at which time the airline will decide whether or not to continue the service.

  • Continental is poised to launch nonstop service between Newark and Los Cabos on Dec. 16.
  • The flight will operate every Saturday until at least April 28, at which time the airline said it will review the route's profitability.

    Continental already flies daily between Los Cabos and its Houston hub.

  • American Airlines, beginning on Nov. 1, resumed its daily nonstop flight from Chicago to Los Cabos.
  • The service was introduced last winter.

    The flight is scheduled to operate through April.

    American flies 33 flights a day to eight Mexican cities.

    The airline also has applied to fly from San Jose, Calif., to Los Cabos.

  • Alaska Airlines in November added seats to its nonstop flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle to Los Cabos.
  • America West next year will add six more flights to its Phoenix-Los Cabos service, for a total of 23 weekly flights.
  • America West also serves Acapulco, Guadalajara, Guaymas, Hermosillo, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta.

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