Aeromexico, the Mexico City-based carrier that transported over 20.6 million passengers in 2019, will resume international travel out of Denver International Airport.
“Aeromexico has been a long-time partner of DEN and provides a critical connection between Denver and Mexico [City],” said airport CEO Kim Day. “We look forward to supporting the return of this nonstop flight and welcoming passengers while keeping everyone’s health and safety top of mind.”
In June, there were 673 inbound and 780 outbound passengers on international fights — a decrease of more than 99% from the 200,000 international passengers during the same time last year.
Denver-to-Mexico travel was the largest international market out of DIA prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aeromexico first began Denver operations in 2009. The resumption of service will include Saturday and Sunday flights, with Thursday service to be added in September.
However, the airline filed for bankruptcy protection in July. Employees will still be paid and passengers will still be able to travel, and Aeromexico plans to add flights as air travel picks up.
As of July 31, most of the world had shut off travel from the United States, given the unimpeded spread of COVID-19 through much of the country. Mexico is one of the few places open to Americans, but the U.S. Department of State advises against international travel “due to the global impact of COVID-19.”