The first non-stop flight to Mexico City from Philadelphia departed earlier in the month. American Airlines added the service to its Delaware Valley hub.
Mexico City is the first Latin American capital to get some service from Philadelphia. The flight is expected to boost economic ties between the Delaware Valley and Mexico.
“Businesses are very excited about this promising new service that will generate positive economic growth in the entire metropolitan region,” said Airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “We are proud to provide this new international destination to our business and leisure passengers alike.”
“With this new service to Mexico City, we continue to make it easier and more convenient for our customers to fly on American and connect to places that are important to them all over the
world,” said Olympia Colasante, American’s vice president – PHL Hub Operations.
Philadelphia and Mexico City are home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Philadelphia is recognized for Independence Hall where The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. Mexico’s historic sites include the Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco.
The Philadelphia leg of the flight departs on an Airbus A319 at 5:55 p.m. and arrives in Mexico City 10:10 p.m. local time. The flight from Mexico City departs at 9:10 am local time and arrives at 3:09 pm.
Fares for August run about $600 round trip.