Model planes were the gift of the day for those attending the ceremony celebrating the arrival of Aeromexico to Detroit. The SkyTeam carrier began daily flights from Mexico City on 1 April, joining shareholder Delta Air Lines in connecting the two cities. It will begin a second Detroit route, from Monterrey, on 1 May. Seen celebrating the new route from Mexico City in Detroit are: Representative from the Mexican Consulate; Michael O’Callaghan, EVP and COO from the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau; Jorge Goytortua, SVP Global Sales for Aeromexico; Dave Lorenz, VP, Travel Michigan, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; and Joe Cambron, Director of Air Service Development, Detroit Airport.
- Aeromexico has joined fellow SkyTeam member Delta Air Lines in offering non-stop daily flights between Mexico City (MEX) and Detroit (DTW). The Mexican carrier began its daily service on the 2,929-kilometre route on 1 April using its 737-800s. Delta also flies daily between the two airports. Detroit becomes Aeromexico’s 18th US destination, with San Jose set to become the 19th on 1 July. Starting 1 May the carrier will also offer daily flights between Monterrey and Detroit. With this new service Aeromexico has increased its share of seats between Mexico and the US to over 12.1%, ranking it third behind American Airlines (19.4%) and United Airlines (18.9%). Delta has 12.0% of the market and Volaris 10.3%. Southwest Airlines, a relative newcomer to the market has 7.1% of seats according to OAG schedules. Vote for Detroit Airport’s FTWA in this week’s Arch of Triumph Public Vote.