Aeromexico will make Detroit its 17th U.S. destination
following the formal approval last week of its antitrust-immune partnership
Tickets for daily flights beginning April 2 between Mexico
City and Detroit went on sale last Friday.
Aeromexico's Mexico City-Detroit flight will augment the
daily flight Delta already operates on that route. No other airline serves the
In order to receive antitrust immunity from the DOT, Delta
and Aeromexico had to agree to surrender 24 daily departure and landing slots
at Mexico City's Benito Juarez Airport, where they currently control nearly
half the slots.
They also agreed to divest four daily slots at
capacity-constrained Kennedy Airport in New York.
The slots are to be turned over to low-cost carriers.
Under their joint venture, Aeromexico and Delta are allowed
to jointly schedule, market and operate flights.