Delta Airlines and Southwest prepare new routes between Mexico and the US

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

The new Bilateral Air Transport Agreement between Mexico and the United States came into force on August 21; in this agreement, a regulation created in 1960 is modified, thus cancelling the limitations in the number of airlines that can provide passenger flights connecting cities in Mexico and the United States.

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With this new treaty, more airlines may provide additional flight options, with innovative and competitive rates; this will benefit users and companies.

The first airline to take advantage of this new agreement is Southwest Airlines, being that in December it will multiply its flights from Los Angeles to three beach destinations in Mexico: Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

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Southwest arrived in Mexico on November 2014 and, a while back, the company made a request to the aviation authorities of both countries to operate these new routes, to which it received approval by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Another airline that will also operate new routes starting in December is Delta Airlines, which recently announced the opening of daily flights from New York to Cancun, another one from Los Angeles to Los Cabos and one on Saturdays from Kansas City to Cancun.

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On the other hand, Mexican airlines will also benefit from this agreement, as Interjet estimated to open a dozen new routes this year between Mexico and the United States, and already opened six new routes from cities like Cancun, Guadalajara and Mexico City to destinations like New York, Los Angeles, Orlando and Dallas.

Volaris also launched new routes from Guadalajara, Monterrey, Durango, and Culiacan to US cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Phoenix, Seattle and Denver.

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It is worth mentioning that Volaris’s plan to five years is to grow to 130 routes in the international market and 120 in the domestic one.

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