Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines have applied for authority to launch new flights between both New York and Chicago and Mexico from the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
The SkyTeam carrier seeks to operate once daily between New York and San Jose del Cabo and four-times weekly between Chicago O'Hare and Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo on a Boeing 737 aircraft from December, according to a regulatory filing today.
Delta is seeking authority to place its code on the flights.
The airlines are also seeking approval for Atlanta-based Delta to place its code on planned Aeromexico flights between Chicago and Puerto Vallarta, which are also slated to start in December.
No carriers fly between New York's John F. Kennedy airport and either Puerto Vallarta or San Jose del Cabo but United Airlines flies from nearby Newark Liberty International airport to both cities in Mexico, Innovata schedules show. No airlines fly between either Chicago O'Hare or Midway airports and Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo.
Delta received DOT approval in June to launch new once daily flights between both Atlanta and Los Angeles and Leon/Guanajuato from 19 December. The new services will be operated by one of the carrier's regional affiliates on either a Bombardier CRJ700 or CRJ900.
Aeromexico has also sought authority from the DOT to launch new Dallas/Fort Worth-Cancun, Houston Intercontinental-Cancun, Los Angeles-Cancun and Los Angeles-Huatulco flights during the past few months.