Delta plans to launch Cincinnati-Cancun flight

CANCUN, Mexico -- Cincinnati might have its first nonstop flight to Latin America this winter, courtesy of Delta Air Lines.

Pending government approval, the carrier said it plans to launch a Saturday nonstop flight from Cincinnati to Cancun on Dec. 1, in time for the winter tourism season.

SkyTeam partner Aeromexico plans to place its code on the flight.

The service would be operated aboard a 737, with room for 154 passengers.

"Mexico is extremely important to Delta's worldwide network," said Mark Drusch, Delta's senior vice president of network management.

"Cancun's popularity continues to grow, and this service will provide area residents with convenient travel to this tourist destination," Drusch added.

"Aeromexico and Delta continue to expand code-share service in markets that capitalize on our existing route systems and increase convenience for our customers," said Rolf Hoehn, Aeromexico's U.S. division vice president.

"Cincinnati is a strategic hub for Delta and Delta Connection carrier Comair, drawing traffic from the Midwest, the eastern U.S. and Europe. These passengers will now have easy access to one of the most popular resort destinations in the Mexican Caribbean," Hoehn said.

Cincinnati is Delta's second-largest hub, with 433 flights to 114 cities offered by Delta and Delta Connection carriers Comair and ACA.

Delta flight 424 would depart Cincinnati at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Cancun at 11:29 a.m.

Return flight 328 would depart Cancun at 1:30 p.m. and arrive in Cincinnati at 5:28 p.m.

Delta operates or code shares with 17 other weekly flights to Cancun from Atlanta.

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