On 29 December 2010, Delta Air Lines will
reinstate codeshare flights operated by SkyTeam partner Aeromexico
following the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA)
decision to upgrade to Category 1 the rating of Mexico's federal
civil aviation authority. This rating is required to allow
codesharing by any U.S.-based airline on another international
Flights will be available for purchase on 26
December 2010 through all Delta ticketing channels.
The reinstated codesharing will connect Delta
customers between 20 Mexican and nine U.S. airports on more than
125 Aeromexico and Aeromexico Connect flights. Reinstated
codeshare cities include Acapulco, Campeche, Durango, Tampico,
Veracruz, Morelia, La Paz, Merida, Chihuahua and Los Mochis.
"Delta and Aeromexico offer one of the most comprehensive
networks between the United States and Mexico and we are pleased
to be able to reinstate our full codeshare network with Mexico's
leading airline," said Christophe Didier, Delta's staff vice
president of Sales and Affairs in Latin America and Caribbean.
"Our customers will soon be able to benefit from the same seamless
ticketing and connections between Delta and Aeromexico flights
they have long enjoyed."
Delta removed its two letter "DL"
code from Aeromexico flights earlier this year after the FAA
downgraded the oversight rating of Mexico's civil aviation
authority to a Category 2. The change temporarily prohibited U.S.
airlines from offering codeshare service on any airline overseen
by Mexican authorities. On 1 December 2010, the FAA announced that Mexico's
civil aviation authority had regained full compliance.
Aeromexico, like Delta, is a founding member of the SkyTeam
global airline alliance.
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