Delta Air Lines has received U.S. Department of Transportation approval to offer customers nonstop flights between Atlanta and Leon/Guanajuato effective Dec. 1.The new daily flight, which will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines using 70-seat jets(a), and is still subject to foreign government approval, will supplement existing service from Atlanta to 10 other cities in Mexico, including new nonstop Delta service launched in the last year to Acapulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Merida and Puerto Vallarta.
“During 2006 Delta has become the fastest growing U.S. airline to Mexico, and we are pleased to offer our customers service to Leon/Guanajuato as the latest addition in our growing international route system,” said Bob Cortelyou, vice president—Network Planning. “Delta is the only airline to operate non-stop service between Atlanta and Mexico with an extensive schedule of flights that continues to advance the interests of business and tourism between the Southeastern United States and Mexico.”
Delta is the market leader to Mexico from the Southeastern United States with 118 weekly flights to 11 destinations planned from the Atlanta hub this December. Year over year, this growth represents an 83 percent increase in the number of destinations served from Atlanta.
Customers traveling to the Bajio region of Mexico will discover historic colonial cities such as San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato that feature Spanish baroque architecture and art from as early as the 16th century, as well as convenient access to the business center of Leon.