Delta providing Aeromexico codeshare flights again

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Delta Air Lines recently announced it will reinstate codeshare flights operated Aeromexico, which is a partner with Delta's SkyTeam, according to officials of Delta Air Lines.

Officials said this decision was made after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decided to upgrade the rating of Mexico's Federal Civil Aviation Authority, to category No. 1. The rating is necessary for codesharing any U.S. airline with flights of another international airline, they added.

Aeromexico flights are currently available for purchase through all of Delta's ticketing channels, the officials said.

"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 Christopher Divider, staff vice president of sales and affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean, for Delta Air Lines.

Last year, Delta removed its "DL" code from Aeromexico flights after the FAA downgraded the oversight rating of Mexico's civil aviation authority to a category No. 2, officials said.

The change temporarily prohibited U.S. airlines from offering codeshare service on any airline overseen Mexican authorities, they said.

The FAA said the Federal Civil Aviation Authority of Mexico, recovered full compliance, on Dec. 1, 2010.

–– Maria-José Subiria