United States-based Delta Air Lines (DL) has announced the launch of a new route from Boston to Mexico City. With daily service starting from December 21, 2023.
The announcement was made on the occasion of Cinco de Mayo, and a spokesperson for the airline confirmed that the service would operate from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX).
Delta New Boston to Mexico City Flights
US leading carrier Delta Air Lines will operate a new route to Mexico City from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) beginning December 21, 2023. A Boeing 757-200 aircraft with domestic recliners in business class will serve the route daily.
The DL Flight 250 will depart Boston at 7:50 a.m. and land in Mexico City at 12:55 p.m. In contrast, Return Flight 251 will depart Mexico City at 2 p.m. and land in Boston at 7:51 p.m.
Delta’s schedule for the new flight will be available for booking starting May 7. However, the new service is subject to government approval.
DL’s new route to Mexico City is part of the airline’s efforts to expand and enhance its Boston hub, which has recently seen several significant improvements and additions.
Boston Long-Hual Expansion
DL has been expanding its Boston hub with new routes, including Tel Aviv and Athens, Greece, in the past year. Further, the new route will be operated by a Boeing 757-200 and will be in partnership with Delta’s joint-venture partner, Aeromexico.
Further, the route will provide customer benefits such as more flights and a streamlined travel experience. Subsequently, DL also owns a 20% stake in Aeromexico. With this new route, Delta will operate 10 flights per day between six of its U.S. hubs and Mexico City.
Delta is rapidly expanding in BOS and is set to open a new Sky Club and expand its international terminal. The move is part of a larger expansion plan for the airline in Boston, where it competes with JetBlue (B6) Airways. Further, JetBlue also considers Boston one of its most important hubs.
Delta and JetBlue Tussle
Delta and JetBlue Airways have been competing fiercely for market dominance in recent years. However, Delta’s latest international expansion is expected to attract passengers looking to explore destinations beyond JetBlue’s primarily leisure-focused international gateways.
Interestingly, JetBlue operated flights between Boston and Mexico City from October 2018 to January 2020, as per Cirium schedules. However, the airline decided to exit the market to focus on more profitable routes, including “a portfolio of leisure and VFR markets [or ‘visiting friends and relatives,’ a subset of leisure travelers] that… continue to produce strong margins,” according to JetBlue president Joanna Geraghty at the time.
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