DIA announces new non-stop flight to Mexico City

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DENVER — Just months after winning a new non-stop flight between DIA and Tokyo, Mayor Michael Hancock’s office announced Thursday that Coloradans will soon be able to fly direct to Mexico City.

Starting Dec. 8, Volaris, a partner of Southwest Airlines, will offer a direct flight between DIA and Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport.

“Today’s announcement is important because these new flights connect Denver and Mexico City year-round,” Hancock said in a press release. “Together, we are building corridors of opportunity from the metro region to the rest of the world. New flights such as Volaris’ nonstop to Mexico City and other recent air service announcements to Tokyo and Iceland are opening our doors to international markets.”

The flights on Volaris, to be operated on a 144-seat Airbus A319, are already on sale. They’ll run twice-weekly from December through April and once-weekly from May through November.

The aircraft will arrive in Denver at 3:05 p.m. and depart to Mexico City at 4:25 p.m.