Delta and Aeromexico launch joint venture

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Delta Air Lines Cargo and Grupo Aeromexico Cargo have signed a joint co-operation agreement, which will see the two co-operate on transborder cargo operations between the US and Mexico.

The agreement will allow customers to work with either carrier to send shipments across a broad network of flights. The carriers plan to add warehouses in Orlando and Detroit to their existing network of co-located warehouses in Mexico, Boston, New York-JFK, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago, both of which will open this summer.

Developments are also underway to integrate Delta and Aeromexico Cargo’s IT systems to streamline the customer experience.

“By working together on the cargo side we can really provide a seamless logistics experience in the US and Mexico,” said Gareth Joyce, Delta’s President Cargo and Senior Vice President Airport Customer Service. “This enables us to bring faster, more reliable and flexible solutions to our customers in the US, Mexico, and beyond those borders globally.”

“Aeromexico and Delta as partners have the largest, [most] comprehensive and expanding air cargo network in the US-Mexico market,” added Rafael Figueroa, CEO of Aeromexico Cargo.

Delta and Aeromexico currently transport a variety of cargo in the US-Mexico transborder market, from medical equipment and perishables and to aircraft parts and tequila.

This agreement marks a first for aviation in the Americas, becoming the first transborder alliance between the US and Mexico.

The partnership will allow the carriers to grow competition and serve new destinations: Delta will provide US services through its connecting hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Salt Lake City and Seattle, while Aeromexico will offer greater access to Mexico through its hubs in Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara.

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