Delta Air Lines celebrates 35 years of continuous service in Puerto Vallarta this month in what has been a momentous year in Mexico for the airline.
Delta also commemorated 30 years of service in Mexico City, and the airline started a joint cooperation agreement (JCA) with Aeromexico, creating the largest transborder alliance between Mexico and the United States.
"This anniversary highlights Delta's ongoing support for tourism and its desire to connect travelers across the United States to one of Mexico's most attractive destinations," said Carlos E. Hernandez, Delta's Directo r- Mexico. "We want to thank our Puerto Vallarta business partners and Mexican authorities for their support and contributions to the great experiences Delta customers have enjoyed over the last 35 years."
The Atlanta-based airline's service to Puerto Vallarta dates back to 1982, when Western Airlines first began serving the vacation hot spot. After a merger in 1987, Delta expanded service to Mexico by offering nonstop flights from Los Angeles to six major destinations—Acapulco, Guadalajara, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mazatlan, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta—in addition to nonstop service from Phoenix to Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Today, Delta offers year-round and seasonal flights between Puerto Vallarta and major U.S. hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and New York-JFK.
Mexico continues to be a key market for Delta in Latin America. The airline's strong commitment to the country was reinforced by the JCA with Aeromexico, an initiative aimed at providing customers with an even greater network and new benefits to enhance their travel experience. In the last year, Delta and Aeromexico carried more than 7 million customers to and from Mexico, offering nearly 100 daily flights between the countries.