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Delta Air Lines and Aeroméxico said Wednesday they will offer a new route between Detroit and Mexico. 

The nonstop service will launch April 30 offering flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to Leon, Mexico. 

León is in the state of Guanajuato, known for its industrial, automotive, leather, footwear and agro industries. 

"This new route creates an important economic bridge between the dynamic industrial centers of the two cities, and connects customers to an expansive network of destinations via Delta's Detroit hub," according to a statement from the airline. 

Wendy Sutton, Wayne County Airport Authority vice president of business development, said the route will benefit major auto suppliers and manufacturers. 

"The strong auto ties between Detroit and interior Mexico have made it a priority
for us to find new ways to make the journey easier," Sutton said in the release.

The flight will be operated by Aeroméxico using Embraer 190 aircraft with 99 passenger seats, 11 in first class, or clase premier. 

"We are sure that this flight will have a positive impact, especially in the automotive sector, since both León and Detroit are important drivers of this industry. Thanks to the
connectivity we will offer, commerce between the two cities will be more dynamic,
undoubtedly generating greater economic growth for both destinations," said Anko van der Werff, Aeroméxico’s chief revenue officer, in the release.

srahal@detroitnews.com

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