Aeromexico Cancels Four US Routes; Two Before They Even Launched

by Anthony Losanno
Aeromexico Plane

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Back in October, I wrote about Aeromexico planning to launch 17 routes while expanding its codeshare agreement with Delta. Earlier this week, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) decided to not allow Delta and Aeromexico to keep their antitrust immunity and now the Mexican carrier has announced four of its planned additions will be cancelled.

Beginning last month, Aeromexico planned to launch 17 new routes from seven airports in Mexico to nine destinations in the US. All of these would be available as Delta codeshare flights. Overall, Aeromexico planned to operate nearly 60 daily frequencies to the US by July, which is a 35% increase in departures compared to 2023 (this would also give Aeromexico a presence in 36 US markets). Delta was planning to operate 34 daily frequencies in July to seven different Mexican destinations (no changes announced). The Delta-Aeromexico JCA would deliver over 30% more seats year-over-year, but not anymore.

Aeromexico is cancelling the following routes:

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL)

  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Monterrey International Airport (MTY)

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Oddly, flights between Monterrey International Airport (MTY) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) as well as flights between Guadalajara’s Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL) and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) will launch and then only run from March 14th to March 31st. The other two routes were cancelled with no plans to run any flights.

Delta and Aeromexico have filed a motion for an extension to the DOT’s decision to revoke antitrust immunity provisions for their interline agreement. If that is denied, we’ll possibly see additional cancellations.

Anthony’s Take: We’ll see how the appeal goes, but regardless of that possibility these routes have already been scrapped.

(Featured Image Credit: Aeromexico.)

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1 comment

Mateo February 3, 2024 - 12:33 pm

I’m surprised that they would try JFK-MTY after AA cancelled it. There doesn’t seem to be a market for that flight.
I do agree that there will be more cancellations for AM and even DL when the DOT cancellation of their ATI ends.


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