Raleigh-Durham lands 1st flights to Mexico Metropolis

The worldwide lineup retains rising at North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham Worldwide Airport (RDU).

Aeromexico plans to launch nonstop day by day flights between RDU and Mexico Metropolis Worldwide Airport (MEX), changing into the primary service to fly the route. The Mexican service stated flights between Raleigh-Durham and Mexico Metropolis would begin July 1, 2024.

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“The Raleigh-Durham area and Mexico are linked by their giant agricultural communities and robust enterprise sectors, particularly within the expertise and furnishings manufacturing industries, all with sturdy ties between firms within the two markets,” Aeromexico stated in an announcement.

Aeromexico’s presence in RDU provides to a rising record of worldwide carriers serving the North Carolina airport. In July, Air France added routes between RDU and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Moreover, Lufthansa has plans to fly from RDU to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in 2024. Air Canada and Icelandair additionally at present function flights out of RDU.

Mexico Metropolis is RDU’s ninth worldwide vacation spot.

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Main growth: Aeromexico provides 17 new routes to the US — principally to Delta hubs

The brand new route additionally comes after the Federal Aviation Administration lately restored Mexico’s aviation security score to the very best degree; this permits Mexican airways so as to add new routes from the U.S. and for U.S. carriers to promote tickets for flights operated by Mexican carriers. The FAA beforehand downgraded Mexico as a result of it discovered that the nation couldn’t sufficiently oversee its carriers in response to requirements set by the United Nations’ Worldwide Civil Aviation Group, the AP reported.

Now that Mexican carriers can once more develop within the U.S., Aeromexico’s RDU-MEX route is a component of a bigger growth the place the service plans to function 17 new routes connecting Mexico and the U.S. It is a part of a joint cooperation settlement with Delta Air Strains.

Jeff Morgan, Aeromexico’s senior vice chairman for community planning and scheduling, stated the brand new route will provide U.S. vacationers better entry to Aeromexico’s community.

“This route will create new connecting choices with Aeromexico’s in depth nationwide community, giving vacationers enhanced entry to Mexico’s enterprise facilities, lovely seashores and historic websites,” Morgan stated to Aviation Week.

Under is Aeromexico’s schedule from RDU. All flights can be operated with Embraer E190 plane.

  • RDU-MEX: Departs at 4:30 p.m. and arrives at 6:35 p.m.
  • MEX-RDU: Departs at 9:05 a.m. and arrives at 3:15 p.m.

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