Delta Continues Historic Expansion into Mexico with Two New Routes to Cancun
Boston and Washington, D.C. customers will have non-stop access to one of Mexico’s most famous coastal vacation getaways.
ATLANTA, Jan. 30, 2006 – Delta Air Lines this summer will offer customers even more non-stop service to Mexico’s sun-drenched Yucatan Peninsula. Continuing its steady expansion to the premier leisure destinations in Mexico, beginning June 3, 2006, Delta will enhance its roster of gateways to the vacation paradise of Cancun with the addition of Saturday service from Boston’s Logan International Airport and Washington’s Dulles International Airport subject to Mexican government approvals.
"Cancun is one of the world’s near-perfect leisure destinations providing visitors abundant recreational, historic and architectural interests and activities,” said James Sarvis, director-Latin America & Caribbean Region. “This summer’s additional flights from Boston and Washington to Mexico’s world-renowned Yucatan Peninsula region are one more example of how Delta is giving its customers convenient access to more of Mexico’s most popular vacation hot spots.”
Last fall Delta announced the largest expansion into Mexico in the airline’s history. Between February and June 2006, in addition to its new service to Cancun from Boston and Washington-Dulles, Delta plans to offer customers flights on 12 new non-stop routes from its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York-JFK and Salt Lake City, as well as service from Los Angeles. The new routes are:
• Atlanta to Acapulco (April 5)*, Merida (Feb. 26) and Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (April 12)*
• Cincinnati to Los Cabos (Feb. 18)
• Salt Lake City to Mazatlan (March 8)*
• Los Angeles to Cancun (June 3)* and Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (April 15)*
• New York-JFK to Acapulco (March 11)*, Cozumel (June 3)*, Los Cabos (April 8)* and Puerto Vallarta (March 4)
*Routes subject to Mexican government approvals.
In December 2005, Delta preceded its most recent growth into Mexico with new service between Atlanta and Puerto Vallarta, another flight each between Atlanta and Guadalajara (a total of two daily) and Mexico City (a total of three daily), as well as a third flight that will operate seasonally between Atlanta and Monterrey. Delta also is seeking DOT approval to serve three additional routes by summer 2006: New York-JFK to Cancun, and Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.
Delta’s new Saturday service between Boston and Cancun,
effective June 3, 2006:
Flight | Departs |Arrives
1667 | Boston at 10:10 a.m. | Cancun at 1:35 p.m.
1666 | Cancun at 2:30 p.m. |Boston at 7:23 p.m.
Delta’s new Saturday service between Washington (Dulles) and Cancun,
effective June 3, 2006:
Flight | Departs | Arrives
1545 | Washington-Dulles at 10:10 a.m. | Cancun at 12:35 p.m.
1546 | Cancun at 1:30 p.m. | Washington-Dulles at 5:39 p.m.
Delta will operate the new service to Cancun using the 150-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both First and Economy Class cabins.
For specific schedules and fares to these and the many other destinations Delta serves in Mexico and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, customers should visit delta.com.
Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried, offering daily flights to 503 destinations in 94 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. In summer 2006, Delta plans to offer customers more flights between the U.S. and destinations across Europe, India and Israel than any global airline, including service on 11 new transatlantic routes from its Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with more than 35 routes announced, added or applied to serve since Jan. 1, 2005. Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Shuttle America or SkyWest, or SkyTeam partner Aeroméxico.
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