Delta Airlines to Resume Direct Flights from Minnesota to Mazatlan in December 2013

Delta Increases Number of Flights to Popular Mexico Tourist Destination by 237 Percent

Jul 24, 2013, 16:28 ET from Mazatlan Hotel Association

MAZATLAN, Mexico, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From December 2013 to April 2014, Delta Airlines will operate four non-stop flights per week to Mazatlan, Mexico, from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota. This is a 237 percent increase in the total number of Delta flights to General Rafael Buelna International Airport compared to the 2012-2013 Winter season, as well as a 129 percent increase in the duration of service. Flights will resume on Friday, December 20, 2013.

"Delta Airlines' four weekly flights from Minneapolis will make Mazatlan more accessible to the Midwest than ever before," said Carlos Berdegue, Vice President of the Mazatlan Hotel Association and President & CEO of El Cid Resorts. "We are poised to have our best summer season ever, and look forward to welcoming additional US travelers to our sunny 'colonial city on the beach' this winter."

During Winter 2012-2013, Delta Airlines operated three direct flights per week to Mazatlan from Minneapolis. This year's extended service will increase the total number of seats to Mazatlan from 2,850 to 9,600 and will more than double the number of weeks of service from seven to 16.

In May, the Mazatlan Hotel Association announced that Sun Country airlines will also resume non-stop service to Mazatlan from Minneapolis in December, with weekly flights starting  Saturday, December 21, 2013, and twice weekly flights on Saturdays and Tuesdays starting on January 11, 2014. Each Sun Country plane will have the capacity to carry 162 passengers.

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SOURCE Mazatlan Hotel Association