Delta seeks reversal of US plan to scrap airline’s Aeromexico partnership

By Thomson Reuters Feb 23, 2024 | 4:30 PM

(Reuters) – Delta Air Lines on Friday urged the Biden administration to reverse its plan to scrap the airline’s antitrust immunity for its partnership with Aeromexico, citing significant economic impacts.

Delta said if the partnership is unwound, “nearly two dozen routes between the United States and Mexico would be at risk of cancellation,” and at least 10 other routes could see smaller airplanes and fewer seats.

Delta said fares would increase and “$800 million in annual consumer benefits would evaporate. Jobs would be slashed on both sides of the border.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson; editing by Jonathan Oatis)