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Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico Launch New Queretaro-Detroit Service

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Jul 25
2018

DELTA AIR LINES AND AEROMEXICO LAUNCH NEW QUERETARO-DETROIT SERVICE

●      Detroit is known for its automotive industry and extensive cultural diversity.

●      Queretaro features a blend of history, modernity and industrial development.

Queretaro, July 25, 2018. – Delta Air Lines and its partner Aeromexico will connect the city of Detroit with Queretaro starting September 17, 2018, creating a bridge between these two major industrial cities.

This is the 13th route launched under the Joint Cooperation Agreement (JCA) between both airlines, strengthening the power of the network in the transborder market.

Detroit  is  famous  for  its  automotive  industry;  however,  the  city  also  offers extensive cultural diversity. Travelers will be able to discover the city’s theater district, the second largest of its kind in the United States after Broadway in New York City, or visit the Eastern Market that has served the city for more than 170 years.

The city is home to the Detroit Institute of Arts, housing a collection regarded among the top six museums in the United States, featuring “The Detroit Industry Murals”, one of the works of the leading exponents of muralism in Mexico, Diego Rivera.

On the other hand, the capital city of Queretaro offers a blend of history and modernity. Its historic center, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, offers ample information not only about the state’s past but also about the history of Mexico. Its architecture, dating back to the 16th century, offers enviable panoramic views that take visitors back in time.

“Connectivity is crucial to a tourist destination like Queretaro. Due to its geographic location, our state is strategically close to the country’s main ports and cities. Queretaro has been strengthening its international connectivity in recent years and, today, Aeromexico indisputably contributes as it bets on Queretaro once again, and its potential for tourism, industry, and business, with this new flight that unites us with Detroit, a major hub for travelers from across the globe. Our state thus strengthens its presence in our main international tourist market, the United States”, said Hugo Burgos García, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Queretaro.

The destination has also welcomed modernization as it ranks first in economic innovation in Mexico according to the National Competitiveness Institute (IMCO). The state of Queretaro holds fourth place in aerospace investment worldwide, and 45% of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the aerospace industry in Mexico.

“We are pleased to see Aeromexico flying four routes from Detroit just one year after the airline returned to Detroit Metropolitan Airport”, said Wayne County Airport Authority Interim CEO Chad Newton. “Queretaro is another route important to our revived and vibrant auto industry. It is also an example of DTW’s growth. Queretaro will become the third new international destination from Detroit added by an airline this year.”

“At Aeromexico, we strive not only to connect these two destinations and boost the  region’s  industrial  corridor,  but  also  to  promote  the  tourist  and  cultural potential offered by both cities. We are confident that our passengers will be able to  enjoy  both  destinations  to  their  fullest,”  said  Paul  Verhagen,  Senior  Vice President of International Sales at Aeromexico.

The route will be operated on Embraer 190 aircraft with 99 passenger seats, 11 in

Clase Premier —Aeromexico’s Business Class Cabin, with the following schedule:

Detroit-Queretaro**

AM 2721   |  1:50 p.m.    |     5:25 p.m.   |    Monday, Thursday, Friday

Queretaro-Detroit**

AM 2720   |  7:10 a.m.     |    12:25 p.m.  |  Monday, Thursday, Friday

*Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice.

The new route provides customers more options to connect from Delta’s second- largest hub to cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, and Milwaukee, as the new service drives business and boosts the economy of both countries, while offering customers the possibility of discovering new experiences through the distinctive service provided by Mexico’s global airline.

About Aeromexico / Delta

The Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines Joint Cooperation Agreement (JCA), creates an expanded transborder route network enhancing competition between Mexico and the United States. With more than 1,100 weekly transborder flights, the airlines have added new destinations providing convenient schedules benefiting the customers of both companies, while deepening the relationship they have shared for more than 18 years as founders of the SkyTeam global airline alliance.

Aeromexico offers greater access to Mexico through its hubs in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara, and Delta provides service in the United States through its connecting hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, and Seattle.

The airlines are enhancing the customer experience through increased connectivity, by investing in airport facilities, boarding gates, VIP lounges, and frequent flyer benefits through Club Premier and SkyMiles accruals. For more information on Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines visit: delta- aeromexico.com

Erica Donerson
Director, Government and External Affairs
Wayne County Airport Authority