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
The service would be operated aboard a 737, with room for 154
"Mexico is extremely important to Delta's worldwide network,"
said Mark Drusch, Delta's senior vice president of network
"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,"
Cincinnati is Delta's second-largest hub, with 433 flights to
114 cities offered by Delta and Delta Connection carriers Comair
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.