Delta, Aeromexico expand code sharing

ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines on Aug. 10 began code sharing on two Aeromexico-operated routes between the U.S. and Mexico: Los Angeles-Acapulco and New York (Kennedy)-Monterrey.

In addition, Delta on Aug. 17 began code sharing on Aeromexico's nonstop, three-times-a-week service between Ontario, Calif., and Guadalajara.

All flights are operated aboard MD-80 aircraft.

"Expanding our network in Mexico is one of Delta's top Latin American strategic priorities," according to Arnaldo Ruiz, Delta's general manager of alliances, the Americas.

"Currently, we offer service to more cities within Mexico than any other U.S. carrier, either by operating our own aircraft or code sharing with Aeromexico," he said.

"The addition of these new code-share flights is the next step in the strengthening of Delta service between the U.S. and Mexico."

Aeromexico flies nonstop between Los Angeles and Acapulco four times a week and daily between New York and Monterrey.

The airline recently announced it plans to launch service from Salt Lake City to Mexico City and to Hermosillo on Dec. 15.

Delta would place its code on both routes.

Under the Delta-Aeromexico alliance, which began in 1994, Delta code shares on almost 225 daily Aeromexico flights from 12 U.S. gateways and 25 cities in Mexico.

Passengers traveling on code-share flights operated by either carrier are eligible for frequent flyer miles with Delta's SkyMiles or Aeromexico's Club Premier programs.

Aeromexico serves 43 cities in Mexico, more than any other airline, and 80 destinations in the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Ontario, Calif.; Orlando; Phoenix, and San Diego.

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