Delta Will Be the First US Carrier to Serve Tulum’s New Airport

by Anthony Losanno

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Delta Air Lines announced today that it will launch daily nonstop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Tulum, Mexico’s Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO) in March 2024. This will make Delta the first US carrier to serve the new airport when it opens.

Delta 737-800

The year-round flights will be operated on a Boeing 737-800. It offers 160 seats including 16 First Class, 36 Comfort+, and 108 Main Cabin seats. Delta flies to more than 100 US cities from Atlanta, which enables easy one-stop connections to Tulum and other popular spring break destinations. Next year, Delta passengers will see the airline’s largest-ever spring break schedule in Mexico with 55 peak-day flights to eight cities.

Joe Esposito, SVP of Network Planning at Delta, said:

Delta is uniquely positioned to give customers convenient and direct access from the U.S. to Tulum, a premium leisure destination known for its boutique hotels, Mayan ruins and eco-friendly spirit. We know Tulum-bound customers will enjoy the elevated experience Delta consistently offers – and now without a two-hour drive from Cancun – as we grow our footprint in Mexico and throughout the Yucatan region.”

Delta’s partner and fellow SkyTeam member, Aeromexico, will serve Tulum from Mexico City International Airport (MEX) starting in December 2023. By the end of 2024, the Delta-Aeromexico Joint Cooperation Agreement (JCA) will offer more than 90 daily flights between Mexico and the United States on nearly 60 routes.

Anthony’s Take: Delta continues to build its route network from its fortress hub in Atlanta. Tulum looks beautiful and without the resort-factory setting that is Cancun.

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