ATLANTA, June 19, 2003—Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will expand its codeshare relationship with SkyTeam partner Aeromexico beginning July 7, 2003, by offering codeshare service from Ontario, Calif. to Los Cabos, Mexico, and from Las Vegas, N.V. to Monterrey, Mexico.
“Mexico continues to be one of Delta’s most important and successful markets in Latin America,” said Arnaldo Ruiz, general manager, Delta Air Lines - Alliances. “The growth of our codeshare relationship with Aeromexico underscores our commitment to the region, and we are confident the new services will provide our passengers with seamless and enhanced travel options to and from these popular destinations.”
The new service between Ontario and Los Cabos will be offered Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Delta has provided service to Mexico since 1957, and together with SkyTeam partner Aeromexico, it offers 220 flights to 35 cities in the Mexican Republic.
SkyTeam is the global airline alliance partnering Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air. Through one of the world’s most extensive hub networks, SkyTeam offers its 220 million annual passengers a worldwide system of approximately 8,200 daily flights covering all major destinations. In 2002, Global Finance magazine named SkyTeam the best airline in its list of the “Best Global Companies.” Visit SkyTeam on the Web at skyteam.com.
Aeromexico serves 43 cities in Mexico, more than any other airline, and 16 gateway cities in the United States including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Ontario, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego and Tucson - and six countries in Europe and South America. Founded in 1988, Aeromexico has become the leading carrier in the region by maintaining the highest service levels, which have earned the airline numerous top rankings in the industry. The airline was the first Mexican carrier to introduce a frequent flyer program. Today, Aeromexico`s Club Premier program enjoys more than one million members. Aeromexico is a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, which provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. The airline`s corporate headquarters are in Mexico City and its U.S. operations are based in Houston.
Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offers 5,605 flights each day to 440 destinations in 79 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to delta.com.